EPS Group provided civil engineering, traffic engineering, construction staking, and surveying services for the design of the Chicago Cubs new Spring Training facility on approximately 140 acres. The plans also included the transformation of the old Riverview Golf Course into a clean site for the facility’s proposed land uses. The facility design included demolitions, grading, site infrastructure, utilities, parking and roadway design, high capacity roundabout design and analysis, curb, paving, signing and striping, horizontal control, building utility connection plans, and site drainage, which included significant coordination with the Arizona Department of Transportation to coordinate use of their facilities for pre- versus post-drainage conditions.
EPS was also involved in the City Park associated with the site, Riverview Park, and was a prime participant in the overall planning of the site future retail and commercial centers. The redesign of the 42-acre park included pedestrian facilities, ramadas, new athletic fields, maintenance of the existing softball complex, numerous water features, lakeside pavilion, restrooms, rock climbing walls, and playgrounds. The project also involved the overall planning of the future retail and commercial centers surrounding the park, the development of demolition plans, and the design of the new lake including service to many mechanical components (i.e. lake pumphouse, restroom facility, splash pad, fountain feature, and entry monument pool).
EPS Group maintained the fast-track project schedule in this CMAR environment (completing the demolitions, mass grading, and infrastructure utilities pre-package in eight weeks) greatly benefiting the bidding and budgeting processes for the entire project team.