Lakepointe Urban Village is a planned mixed-use development in the city of Covington, Washington. Once built, it will have more than 1,500 residential units, 850,000 square feet of retail space, 90,000 square feet of office space, community gathering spaces, and a 20-acre lake. The 214-acre property was once home to the Lakeside gravel mine and an asphalt batch plant. Planning for the development began in 2013 and residential sales are expected to begin in early 2024.
GBI’s scope of work for this project includes erosion control, dewatering, material conditioning, survey and layout, dust control, site preparation, and the construction of haul roads, among other things. More specifically, the scope of work includes the construction of road prism to subgrade, over-excavation of uncompacted soils, placement of winter stockpiled import fill, installation of wick drains, moving and drying of onsite dirt, and establishing the future lake’s edge and slope fills. Additionally, GBI is working closely with a geotechnical engineer to ensure there is proper soil compaction, soil screening, and settlement monitoring.
There have been some unexpected challenges, including COVID-19-related shutdowns, narrow work windows, and bad weather that created wet site conditions. The GBI team has swiftly navigated every challenge and has delivered quality work and superior customer service throughout the project.