DESERT LAKES

Size:  1,240 acres

Units:  Master-planned community of 6,000 homes

Developer:  Matthews Homes

Jurisdiction:  El Centro, Imperial County, California

Status:  Entitlement Stage

Synopsis:  Desert Lakes set a new standard for master-planned communities in California's Imperial Valley, with lakes as the centerpiece surrounded by a mix of residential and complementary land uses, all on a site that is one-quarter the size of the existing city of El Centro. Pangaea provided urban and policy planning; grading, hydrology, and utility design; surveying; and graphics services for the preparation of the Tentative Map and Specific Plan. Challenges were presented by flat terrain; a large tributary drainage area; perimeter highway improvements; and the Imperial Irrigation District's irrigation, drainage, and energy infrastructure.  Services include urban and policy planning; grading, hydrology, and utility design; surveying; and graphics services supporting the preparation of the Tentative Map and Specific Plan.

 

Concept Imperial Irrigation District Exh
Concept Imperial Irrigation District Exh
Detailed IID Facility Exhibit
Detailed IID Facility Exhibit
Concept Illustrative
Concept Illustrative

RICH BRASHER

URBAN DESIGNER