Cabela’s, one of the leading outfitters for sportsmen in the U.S., opened a new retail outlet in Reno. The project encompassed all the aspects of planning, civil design, and construction services required for commercial and industrial projects, which included the implementation of stormwater quality management facilities. As a City of Reno requirement, low-impact development (LID) features were conditioned with the development of the site, a first-time requirement of the City of Reno.
Summit Engineering provided the full realm of engineering-related services related to site development for Cabela’s project including planning, surveying, mapping, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, structural engineering, and civil engineering design services for the site, which included the design of LID facilities. The purpose of the LID design was to reduce point source pollution in an effort to protect surface water resources. Site grading and drainage were designed to direct stormwater to bio swales and retention facilities. Landscaped parking lot islands were designed as small retention basins and the parking lot was designed to direct storm flows to the basins. Additionally, other landscaping features at the site were designed as LID facilities to treat and retain stormwater flows.