When its residents needed a new community-based rehabilitation facility (CBRF), the Lac du Flambeau tribal community turned to raSmith’s site planning and land development team. A tight construction schedule called for a short timeframe to design site plans—a challenge, certainly, but the team delivered.
Creating a site design for seven acres of the 40-acre wooded property required new roads, parking lots and a woodland trail network with connections to future building sites. The site’s rolling terrain and woods required site analysis, grading and erosion control plans. As part of the Gookomis Endaad building’s layout, raSmith’s team closely coordinated with the architect, ensuring its future residents would have beautiful views to nearby Lake Pokegama. The team also collaborated with tribal representatives and the contractor.
A thoughtful design approach resulted in a low-impact site plan that protected the wooded characteristics of the property yet allowed the facility to operate as intended.