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Lennar Communities – D’Andrea Ranch Phase 3 Sparks, NV

D’Andrea is a 300 plus acre, 546 lot single family residential development constructed around an 18 hole golf course. D’Andrea is a hillside development with varying topography located in Sparks, NV. It is currently considered one of the premier developments within Sparks offering a wide range of densities up to semi-custom homes.

The project topography and materials made this a very challenging project. A large portion of the site was rock which required blasting. The variable material and lack of open space to balance the site material required constant monitoring, direction and redesign to avoid costly shortfalls or surpluses of material. The site was also very steep creating the need for numerous retaining walls throughout the project. The project included Keystone, rockery (stacked rock) and Ultra Block walls.  It also included large concrete box culvert for storm drainage, a 1.5 million gallon water tank, detention basins, offsite sewer connections through existing golf course parking lot and design coordination with TMWA for the water infrastructure including a dual head pump station. The total project budget is estimated to be $84 million and the project is under budget at about half way through.

Lennar utilized our services to manage the complex grading, construction of infrastructure, and entitlements of the site. We were responsible for preparing and maintaining project budgets, schedules and approval of all project expenditures. We performed monthly updates to the partnership.  We were also responsible for obtaining easements and permits necessary to complete the project and working with the home building entities to develop adequate pad details during mass grading that would fit their specific product types.