When West Bloomfield Township decided to rebuild Marshbank Park, they hired CCC to act as a general contractor, overseeing the entire project.
Funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, this $5 million, 100-acre park was to be built using the newest methods and materials in sustainable development. The park was to consist of three buildings, two baseball fields, a soccer field, walkways, boardwalks, floating pier, roadways and multiple parking lots, all to be built and designed keeping the surrounding watershed, wildlife and land in mind.
Managing a project like Marshbank can be complicated and every facet of the job needed be watched to make sure the proper materials were being used where they should be. Whenever possible, recycled concrete and manufactured stone surfaces were used. Porous asphalt paving, rain gardens and bioswales were all used to help with storm water management. The park was landscaped with native plant species to not only maintain a natural environment, but for low maintenance as well. All aspects of the park were designed to be efficient and non-disruptive.
Marshbank Park highlights CCC’s commitment to “green” construction and sustainable development.