At a Glance
Integrated water strategies provide sustainable, place-based solutions to the water needs of a new, self-sustaining, mixed-use development and its broader, ecological community.
In the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains and adjacent to the city of Hailey, ID is the future home of Quigley Farm. Envisioned not just as a community development, but as a way to genuinely develop community, Quigley Farm aims to be a self-sustaining neighborhood that will produce sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits to the greater community of Hailey. The 1,500-acre development will incorporate housing, organic food production, commercial space, a hotel, an agricultural center, and an ecologically-centered school.
Biohabitats was a key member of the master planning team, which was led by SERA Architects and included the Regenesis Group. Guided by the input of stakeholders and the site’s ecology, culture, and history, the team delivered a plan for a community that sits lightly on the land, restores soils damaged by past agricultural practices, and ultimately enhances the natural function of the site.
To help achieve this vision, Biohabitats designed the community’s integrated water infrastructure and worked closely with ownership and the design team to evaluate alternatives and select infrastructure to benefit the development and surrounding community. Working with both local and state regulators, Biohabitats helped educate stakeholders on the benefits of an integrated system to manage water resources, which included a wastewater recycling facility to treat the community’s wastewater. The system, consisting of four wetland cells with underground tanks and trickling filters, treats all wastewater and repurposes it for use in commercial toilet flushing, landscape irrigation, agricultural irrigation, and snowmaking.
Northern Rocky Mountains
Big Wood River
Hailey, Idaho, United States
- SERA Architects
- Regenesis Group
- Benchmark Associates