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City of Council Bluffs
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Project Type
Services Provided
  • Acquisition Plats & Easements
  • Boundary & Retracement Surveys
  • Topographic Survey & Subsurface Utility Engineering
Project Manager
Contact Mike Geier, PLS
Business Unit Leader

Beginning in 2006, the City of Council Bluffs initiated a study and planning process for the development of the riverfront and adjacent Playland Park neighborhood. As a member of the project team led by HDR, Snyder & Associates was responsible for all aspects of surveying as well as the conceptual layout of utilities and streets. The culmination of the study and planning process was the completion the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park.

Snyder & Associates provided topographic surveying, land surveying, utility location surveys, and right of way surveys for the project. All survey data and associated electronic files were transferred to the design team for preparing design and construction documents. Supplying complete and accurate survey data, which required no additional action or follow-up for use in the final design, allowed the design team to focus on other elements of the project.

Surveys included identification of Federal Levee boundaries, Iowa DOT Interstate Highway right of ways, local street right-of-ways, and private property boundaries. Survey limits for the project extended from Harrah’s Casino parking lot south to several hundred feet north of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and from the banks of the Missouri River to the “dry side” of the river levee. Base plan preparation showing property lines, physical features, utilities, trees, and contours was accomplished upon completion of field surveys.