MacKay Sposito was the lead consultant for the Lacamas Shores development. MacKay Sposito coordinated the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team to gain entitlement for this multi-phased residential project located on 170 acres stretching along the southern shoreline of Lacamas Lake in Camas, Washington. Some of the lots within the development feature magnificent views of Mt. Hood, Lacamas Lake, and the pastoral areas along the north shoreline. The project consists of 250 single family home sites and features a private secluded recreational area consisting of a canoe launch, walking trails, sports court, and picnic areas accessed via a controlled entry gate. The project also included a two-mile segment of the three-mile Heritage Trail in Camas. The Heritage Trail provides pedestrian connectivity between Lacamas Shores and Camas Meadows Golf Course (also designed by MacKay Sposito). Two strategically placed gazebos provide a resting place and magnificent views of the lake along its shoreline. Lacamas Shores also integrates portions of the Camas Meadows Golf Course fairways into its development.
The design of this project included over three miles of road network and infrastructure facilities design. Wetland areas are incorporated into an aesthetically pleasing design that met or exceeded Federal, State, and Local jurisdictional requirements. Stormwater control facilities are located in areas that discharge the runoff into Lacamas Lake or the wetland areas after cleansing via approved Best Management Practices. The natural environment is enhanced by the implementation of the BMP’s for Stormwater discharge by continuing to supply the hydrology required to maintain the natural environment of these sensitive areas.
Entitlements for the project were granted by City of Camas after compliance with city ordinances. The Department of Ecology, U.S. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Clark County, among others, also reviewed the project.