Pulte Homes was developing a Dell-Webb community on approximately 600 acres of agricultural land along US 40 on the west side of Plainfield, Indiana. Pulte turned to Williams Creek, as its long-term partner, to implement the required floodway mitigation project and use it to create an amenity for the age-restricted community. Williams Creek restored approximately 2500 linear feet of unnamed tributary and the adjacent five acres of riparian corridor including native species of trees, shrubs, and wetland and mesic graminoids and forbs.
Williams Creek's Total Project Delivery approach included all necessary seed and landscape soil preparation, installation of over 1000 native trees and shrubs, no-till drill installation of native seed, and five years of monitoring and maintenance of the restored riparian corridor. Accomplishing this goal required close coordination and acceptance of the project plan by the Town of Plainfield and CSX transportation.
Additionally, Williams Creek completed design/build installation services of a landscape ribbon along the edge of the corridor to create a transitional area between the back of home lawns and the restoration area. The restoration area is now fully established, and the community gets to actively enjoy the pollinators and wildlife that accompany the beauty of this restored suburban corridor.