Bismark Westwoods Subdivision
Bismark Westwoods Subdivision is located in Cambridge, Ontario. This infill subdivision was built on a surplus school site and former peat bog, adjacent to a dying wetland and a park.
Due to the high ground-water, poor soil, and complicated storm water management on the site, Meritech designed a system to reintroduce runoff to groundwater to augment the wetland, and a water-quality enhancement system at the outlet.
An earth grading program was implemented to remove the peat and give it to a local farmer for to enrich agricultural soil. Infiltration was provided to cool and direct water to the dying wetland.
The adjacent wetland had been in decline due to the stormwater management systems of a nearby neighbourhood. Due to the re-direction of stormwater to groundwater, the wetland has since re-established into a flourishing ecosystem.
The neighbourhood was designed in coordination with an adjacent recreational park block. A trail access point was integrated into the design to allow the community's children safe and easy access to playground and park.