Table of Contents

Purpose & Process
Existing Conditions Analysis

Appendix A
     Pilot Projects

Appendix B
     Landscape Trees

Appendix C
     Landscape Vegetation

Pinewood Lake is a townhome community of 542 homes planned and constructed between 1969 and 1972. It was planned with more thought and innovation than most typical townhouse communities of its era. Over the years, the community has been dutifully maintaining its facilities but now finds that upgrades and improvements to many community facilities are necessary to address normal aging and use.

This master plan aims to provide a guide for decisions on current maintenance as well as on future physical improvements and upgrades, utilizing current technologies and planning concepts to fulfill the community's vision for its future. Fulfilling the goals of this master plan is seen as a long-term project requiring 20-30 years, and as a guide for beyond.


To begin the process, the existing Pinewood Lake community was inspected and evaluated. Distinguishing features such as public site amenities, natural conditions, circulation, and vegetation were documented then analyzed for their condition and relevance to the overall community vision. Maps and documents with streets, trails, lake, parkland, playgrounds, buildings, parking areas were verified and updated where needed. Other physical features such as pertinent topography, vegetation stands, and views were also noted during onsite surveys.

The community was consulted with the aim of developing a vision for its future and providing direction for a unified master plan. Through several meetings with interested residents, potential future community needs, opportunities, and goals were explored. From these discussions, goals and objectives were established that would become the basis for development of the master plan. The plan attempts to solve some existing problems of lighting and erosion control, build on community assets, and provide guidance that will help shape Pinewood Lake to meet the residents' aspirations.

As part of the creation of these goals, the community suggested that any recommendations be tested, at least in concept, through a number of key "pilot projects." Two areas were identified by the community for representing multiple key issues that need addressing. They were investigated by the design team and community members, resulting in the development of preliminary recommendations for each. These pilot projects thus illustrate the types of improvements that may be made throughout the community over time. Copies of the original pilot project selections and proposed improvements are included in Appendix A.
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