Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Prairie Sun Subdivision

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Molly Gribb


This senior design project is for the design of the Prairie Sun Subdivision, located in rural Elmore County, Idaho, to the northeast of Mountain Home near the intersection of Ditto Creek Road and Squaw Creek Road. The project site covers an area of 181 acres and consists of nearly 80 residential lots ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 acres. The twenty-six acres of common area includes a two-story clubhouse with full amenities as well as an area for social gatherings, a pool and an exercise room. The subdivision is accessible by a network of on-street and off-street bicycle pathways and horse trails that border the subdivision boundary, meander through the common lots, and provide access to adjacent Bureau of Land Management lands. Since public water and sewer utilities do not exist in close proximity to the subdivision, the design includes a public well, an emergency water storage tank for fire protection and domestic supply, and individual, lot-specific septic systems. Prairie Sun Subdivision provides a picturesque setting of hills and open spaces while the long, curving, landscaped parkway sets a pleasant and memorable tone for the residents and guests entering and leaving the community.