Black Mountain RanchThe Haaland Group led a team -- including other engineering firms -- providing consulting engineering including conceptual design, backbone design, and agency approvals. This project faced complex environmental issues regarding construction in open space areas for this 4,660-acre mixed-use community with 5,400 housing units. This master planned community was designed to celebrate the natural beauty of northern San Diego by blending low-density homes with large areas of preserved open space. The project includes a 300-room hotel, two golf courses, a school, fire department and other public use facilities.
A roadway was required to cross a substantial creek and a 130-foot wide easement that held all of San Diego County Water Authority's pipelines. The Haaland Group devised a solution to realign the roadway, creating a bridge to provide the safe passage of wildlife through the corridor and to eliminate the impact to the wetlands along the creek and the SDCWA's water lines. A bridge, conceptually similar to this bridge and also planned by Bob Haaland, recently won the "Outstanding Civil Engineering Project of the Year" award presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers of San Diego. The Haaland Group's expertise was also needed in hillside grading design, where the firm was able to help save the client more than six million yards of excavation.
ClientBlack Mountain Ranch Limited Partnership; Potomac Investment Associates
LocationSan Diego, CA
Services ProvidedCivil Engineering, Land Planning