The University of Iowa

Manchester Subdivision Site Plan & Engineering

Manchester Subdivision concept
Academic Year 
2020-2021
College/Department 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a master plan for development of a 24-acre greenfield site in Manchester, Iowa..

Manchester Enterprises Incorporated (MEI) is a non-profit development group in the City of Manchester. They have acquired 24 acres of land near the intersection of Highway 20 and Bailey Drive. The City of Manchester is partnering with MEI to create a Master Development Plan for the property. The site lends itself for either a mixed-use development or single-family home development.

The master plan developed by the Engineering team developed a site plan includes 37 residential lots that can easily be expanded to 52 or more if adjoining property owners are interested. It also includes a commercial lot at a prime location for Highway 20 for service to area residents. Other elements include lot layouts, stormwater management systems, roadways and bike paths, utility lines, storm sewers, and a proposal for an extension of the development. All the designs take into consideration Manchester’s master plan, whichincorporates more residential development occurring around the land surrounding the 24-acre site.  Cost estimates and phasing recommendations are also provided.