With a traditional neighborhood design that features historic preservation, an arts district, town center, fire station, and walkable mixed-income neighborhoods, the 1,400-unit mixed-use project on the former Fort Ord Army base is designed as a sustainable community. Since 2010, Whitson Engineers provided extensive engineering design, land surveying, construction staking services, and coordination with governmental agencies and public utility companies for the project developer and builder.
Located mid-way between Monterey and Salinas in a valley with oak groves and acres of rolling pastures, this 162-unit residential subdivision of 642 acres includes a 102-unit planned community, recreation center and equestrian center. Our design team worked with the developer to respect the history, natural formations and environmental quality of the property. Plans included roadway alignments to minimize grading and tree removal, including the use of divided roads to preserve exceptional trees; siting lots and buildings for minimum visual impact while retaining views; slope rounding, contour grading and revegetation with native hydroseed planting to reduce visual and environmental impact; a prefabricated glulam wooden bridge rather than a large culvert pipe across Corral de Tierra Creek; and creek channel realignment.
This enclave on 1.4 acres with 15 Victorian-style homes transformed a run-down area into an attractive downtown neighborhood serving as a gateway to central Marina. Our design services included tentative and final map preparation, along with subdivision improvement plans such as Low-Impact Development (LID) design for stormwater treatment and disposal, off-site street frontage and construction staking.
Now known as Cordelia, meaning “Jewel of the Sea”, this 10-lot subdivision overlooking Monterey Bay took what used to be a blighted area of Sand City and has turned it into a small, vibrant housing enclave. Whitson Engineers prepared the project vesting tentative map, cost estimates, final map and improvement plans for this new community. The development required the widening and reconstruction of perimeter public roadways as well as coordination with Cal-Am and Seaside County Sanitation District to upgrade and extend the water and sewer infrastructure to support this redevelopment of a former industrial site. Our team worked closely with the architect and landscape architects to incorporate stormwater management facilities into the site design on each lot.
This 81-lot subdivision, with three to six-bedroom homes up to 2,912-square-feet, resides in an area with parks, open space and a historic downtown. Whitson Engineers prepared a vesting tentative map, improvement plans and final map for this housing community.
More than 25 years of permitting, planning and design went into finalizing this 14-lot beachfront and beach-close subdivision located on the Monterey Bay. Our team prepared a vesting tentative map, improvement plans and final map for the project.
Previously known as Coyote Cañon, Quintana’s quintessential coastal California landscape stretches across this former 2,000-acre ranch with valley and ocean views. Our team contributed to numerous lot line adjustments in this area and arranged 13 premium residential parcels ranging in size from 90 to 350 acres. Our civil engineers worked with the developer to respect the property’s history, natural land forms and environmental quality of the property. Plans included roadway alignments to minimize grading and tree removal, siting the parcels and establishing building envelopes for minimum visual impact while retaining views; slope rounding, contour grading and revegetation with native hydroseed planting to reduce visual and environmental impacts.
Plans for a subdivision of 73 market-rate residential estate lots and 22 affordable-housing units on this 891-acre historic property include preservation of historic barns and equestrian center, creation of a public hiking trail connecting Carmel Valley Road to Jack’s Peak, and permanent protection of about 90 percent of the property. Whitson Engineers prepared a vesting tentative map for the project and subdivision improvement plans. The project has an approved vesting tentative map and with final improvement plans and map under progress.
Residential development site planning was among the civil engineering and land surveying services our team provided for the proposed 2,000-acre residential subdivision of 1,084 lots, a resort hotel, neighborhood commercial stores and public parks. Services included site topographic and boundary surveys, lot studies and preliminary engineering. The project has an approved vesting tentative map and is pending final design.