Rancho Monte Alegre

We developed civil engineering plans for Rancho Monte Alegre, a 3,000 acre exclusive large lot residential project in the Santa Monica Creek watershed above the City of Carpinteria. The project to date includes 2 miles of private roadway completed, under construction, or in design.

Much of the roadway is colored concrete or A.C. pavement with stone curbing and includes underground utilities, storm drainage facilities and a public water system being dedicated to the Carpinteria Valley Water District. With the present phase of construction, the improved road rises over 700 feet with views along Santa Monica Creek including a 110 foot bridge across the creek itself.

The project will encompass 24 residential parcels varying in size up to 160 acres created from the original 39 parcels in the ranch. Planning and mapping is performed by L&P Consultants and construction staking has been provided by Cardenas and Associates Surveying, Inc., both Santa Barbara firms.

Casitas Plaza Shopping Center

We provided civil site improvement planning, analysis and plan preparation for site improvements proposed by the Owners for improvements to the Casitas Plaza Shopping Center in order to accommodate the enlargement of the Albertson’s store. We also assisted the project Architects in devising an appropriate plan for the required ADA access provision improvements. After preliminary planning and design was complete, we were contracted to provide construction plan preparation, permit acquisition and construction phase services for the project.  Having prepared the concept plans for the entitlement phase, we established the basic design parameters for the grade design, drainage features and for parking area upgrades

In addition, we were also contracted to implement the following Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) provisions under separate contract:  visual observation; assurance that the project remained in full compliance with the CGP; directed implementation of all aspects of the project SWPPP including reasonable elimination of unauthorized site discharges; non-stormwater sampling and analysis; prepared and maintained record of weekly inspection reports and an annual compliance evaluation during construction; Notice of Termination; and other required project coordination within the State Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) system.

Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara

We worked with the Client to provide preliminary and final hydrology calculations establishing storm water runoff quantities from the site, preliminary and final project drainage evaluation including drainage retention and water quality treatment design, utility evaluation and planning, construction document preparation, and created a concept plan for the site project grading, associated drainage and paving improvements, including storm drain infrastructure.

Sumida Gardens Apartments

We were contracted to aid the Owner in the development of a 10.3± acre parcel of property into an apartment complex.  The complex consists of 14 two and three-story buildings, a paved parking lot and landscaped open space.  We provided design development and planning approval from preliminary to plan preparation, preliminary and final grading, drainage and utility plans, sewer main extension, water main extension, and street improvement plans, and bidding and construction phase services.  We also provided a site Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and inspection services as required by the State Water Regional Control Board.

Presqu’ile Winery

Flowers & Associates, Inc. worked with ARC Vineyards, LLC to develop 197 acres of existing vineyard and raw land into a working winery. This included the construction of a new winery and bottling plant building, hospitality building, administration building, barn and five farm employee housing units.

In addition to providing grading, drainage, paving and site wall construction plans, Flowers & Associates, Inc. also designed the private water system, stormwater quality plans, and storage and disposal system for the site.  Working together with the utility companies, architects and various other consultants and agencies, Flowers & Associates, Inc. provided a quality final product in working on all aspects of preliminary design, design development, plan preparation and construction phase services.

Peabody Charter School

Flowers & Associates, Inc. has worked on several projects over the years for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.  This one in particular was a combination of work for the Kindergarten Area Paving Replacement and Drainage Improvements in conjunction with the Kindergarten Play Equipment Area Upgrades for Peabody Charter School.  For the Paving Replacement Project, F&A designed the grading, drainage and paving improvements, prepared construction documents, and provided construction contract administration support services. This work consisted of the replacement of deteriorated and poorly draining A.C. paved playground and walkways, expansion of pavement into what was a sand play area, and re-grading and re-planting of a grassed play area.

The Play Equipment Upgrades included providing construction documents and construction contract administration for establishing grades for the play area containment curbs and new equipment / protective surfacing support slabs, and addressing site access and drainage improvements.

McKinley Elementary School

Main Playground Asphalt Renovation

Flowers & Associates, Inc.  has worked on several projects over the years for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.  This project in particular assessed the existing A.C. pavement condition at the McKinley Elementary School site and identified and mapped failed areas to receive the differing types of repair in advance of applying slurry seal; F&A prepared construction documents for implementing the pavement preparation and slurry seal work and provided construction contract administration support services.

Services rendered consisted of renovation of the existing A.C. pavement in place, not removal and replacement.  This process involved: removing existing painted striping and marking; removing and replacing failed pavement at select locations; cleaning and filling cracks; cleaning pavement surface; applying emulsion aggregate slurry seal; re-painting striping and marking in kind.