Idlewood Subdivision - Designed by Limnoterra Limited in 1975
Dr. Jon Planck was an integral member of the study team in formulating planning recommendations for the above noted planning area in the City of Kitchener. The environmental planning investigations for this community commenced in the mid-seventies, and Dr. Planck continues to be involved in tours and observations to ensure the system succeeds as predicted in the original design.
The original Grand River South investigations were designed to:
The original report concluded that the future of the stream as a year round flowing, clean waterway was dependent on the system stormwater management and measures to ensure sufficient groundwater recharge. In addition, the maintenance or re-establishment of a continuous, vegetated corridor would be necessary to protect the stream, provide wildlife habitat, and enhance recreational opportunities.
Throughout the following years of subdivision development in the community, draft development and stormwater management plans that adhered to the original recommendations in the original environmental report resulted in:
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