LEMAY COMMUNITY & AQUATIC CENTER
Engineering a Stronger Community: uniting a community with the benefits of a new recreational facility for families in South St. Louis County.
The Lemay community in South St. Louis County is excited to enjoy their new community and aquatic center. A partnership between the St. Louis County Port Authority and St. Louis County Parks and Recreation, this new facility will be located in Jefferson Barracks Park. The new 44,000 square foot building will house cardio and fitness areas, gymnasium, multi-purpose facilities, walking/jogging track, meeting rooms, childcare, and a kitchen.
Civil Design, Inc. provided all land surveying and site civil engineering for this project. CDI also performed a topographic and boundary survey for the project. Surveying responsibilities included full site survey, boundary survey in order to generate easement exhibits and legal descriptions, construction field survey in order to confirm unsuitable soil remediation limits/quantities for unit price compensation. Civil site construction plans included site, utility, grading, construction staging, details and sewer profiles. The existing project site had a few challenges, namely, topographic relief and sinkholes. The site had 3 active sinkholes, so the project team worked closely with the owner and Geotechnical Engineer to position the building and outdoor pools in an area of low risk. As part of the project design, one large sinkhole had to be remediated. CDI also worked closely with MSD in order to use the sinkholes as drainage features, working with nature instead of against it. CDI designed both bioretention and underground detention facilities, in order to filter and clean storm water, while also providing storm water detention, respectively. CDI worked with Cannon design in order to nestle the building into the steep site grades, helping both costs and site aesthetics.
Client: St. Louis County
Size: Approx. 44,000 sq. ft.
Cost: Approx. $15 million