Rancho Rose, a 70-unit townhome project is designed in keeping with the equestrian nature of the local community. The project’s recreational facilities included a horse trail that ties into the Jeffries Ranch - Guajome Regional Park horse trail system. The eastern portion of the project includes a tot-lot, pool, par course, trail, equestrian pen, and a park-like area with 3 picnic pads and barbecues. The western portion of the project includes horse trails, covered stalls, a tack room and a small arena.
Our design features creative bio-filtration beds that illustrate how landscape treatments can turn stormwater infrastructure into landscape amenities. One of the shallow basins was planted with regular turf and is now used as an open play area. The equestrian arena doubles as a hidden bio-filtration basin, consisting of sand that is covered with decomposed granite.
The Lightfoot Planning Group’s design theme developed for the project was so successful that it won a Merit Award in the “Residential/Multi-Family Design” category from the American Society of Landscape Architects in November of 2005.