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Clark College at Boschma Farms - site assessment
Clark College at Boschma Farms - undeveloped

Project Highlights

  • Future 70-acre campus
  • Assessed five (5) properties for consideration
  • Detailed feasibility analysis and comparison of two (2) finalists
  • Cost estimates for infrastructure based on capital facilities plans
  • Storm drainage basin analysis
  • Coordinated wetland and geotechnical assessments
  • Developable land and development capacity analysis
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA) survey for the selected site
  • Currently developing campus master plan
  • First building anticipated in 2020

 

Client: Clark College Foundation
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Services Provided:
  • Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying

Clark College Foundation received two land gifts—for a total of $3.85 million—as part of a fundraising campaign. They received a $3.12 million land gift from the Boschma family and a $731,549 gift of land from Ridgefield East 1 Associates LLC.

In 2016, Clark College began working with the community to develop a vision for Clark College at Boschma Farms. MacKay Sposito’s team worked closely with the North County Oversight Task Force Committee to establish the guiding framework and principles for long term development of Clark College at Boschma Farms. The Committee included representatives from the College, Foundation, local businesses, elected officials, student body, and fa culty. The process included site inventory and analysis, development of alternative programmatic diagrams, and ultimately a final master plan. Final design aligns with Clark College’s vision statement and includes a 6-building campus core, flexible open space for community and college use, designated area for agricultural and environmental sciences, restored wetlands, connections to the regional trail system, and a commercial area to host complementary services for students.

The Foundation and College recognized an effective public participation process was a vital element for success of the North County location and selected MacKay Sposito to lead the public involvement efforts. These included three public open houses and two presentations delivered to Clark College students, staff and faculty. Additionally, MacKay Sposito worked closely with the College to develop an online survey, press releases, and meeting notices to be distributed to over 65,000 county residences.