The Kettlestone Master Plan, developed by Confluence, was awarded an Honor Award for Planning by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on Thursday, April 28. The Honor Award is the highest level of award given, and it recognizes exceptional creativity and imagination in landscape architecture.
The planning effort included updating the previous market study, redefining the open space and greenway plan, and developing concepts for branding the City of Waukee’s Kettlestone development. A unique feature of this corridor is the extensive greenway that the City of Waukee has been developing in conjunction with roadway construction. This greenway provides recreational opportunities and functions as a regional stormwater detention facility and will directly benefit landowners as they can increase their development densities by utilizing land normally set aside for detention. Confluence was also responsible for developing design guidelines and a zoning overlay which will provide the City with the tools necessary to implement the plan and realize the vision for Kettlestone.
Grand Prairie Parkway (formerly known as the Alice’s Road Corridor) is a top economic development priority for the City of Waukee. With approximately 1,500 acres of land primed for development and with direct access to Interstate 80, the new Kettlestone Corridor offers the City of Waukee the ability to invest in the economic sustainability of the region and create opportunities for new industry and job growth.