In the early 1900s the Original Village area was the center of activity in the Village of Brown Deer. Today the area supports a mixture of commercial and residential uses. By using streetscape techniques, the Village hopes to promote redevelopment of the area into a premier destination not only for Village residents but also for people in surrounding communities.
The Village is required to maintain a Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). The streetscape project gave the Village an opportunity to meet the requirements of the WPDES permit by including the design of two detention pond features within the project. These ponds were designed to meet the 40% total suspended solids (TSS) requirement for all MS4 operators by 2013. The two ponds were sized to stay within the boundaries of the space available as well as meet the 40% TSS reduction. Construction began in summer 2013 and was substantially complete in November 2013; final completion came in 2014.
Ayres Associates provided preliminary and final roadway/streetscape designs, topographic survey, platting, certified survey maps, construction plans and specifications, storm sewer design, and stormwater quality design.