Author Archives: John Spell

Affinis Co-Workers Donate Time and Money to Their Communities

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 by
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For the last several years, we have issued a community service challenge to our team. While it may seem simple, putting a little competition into giving back allows us to multiply our efforts. We donated 650 hours or about $13,000 in 2020. We each tried to perform 20 hours of community service. Some co-workers chose […]

Baffle Chute Design Protects Resident and County Infrastructure

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 by
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Leavenworth County, Kansas wanted to add value to their community by upgrading one of their rural, gravel roads. Together, we smoothed out the road’s profile, making it less hilly and improved it to an asphalt surface. Along with designing these elements, the Affinis team was tasked with improving the stormwater conditions. The road crossed a […]

Fort Riley Main Post Stormwater Study Ranks System Upgrades for Next 30 Years

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 by
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Fort Riley’s Main Post was constructed in the early 1900’s. Given the age of the facilities, there were few maps, as-builts, or internal historical knowledge about the stormwater system. Fort Riley’s Directorate of Public Works (DPW) was addressing system problems, but wanted a comprehensive improvement plan that considered all of the Main Post’s needs and […]

Johnson County Delivers Signature Park Experience

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by
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Johnson County Parks and Recreation (JCRPD) wanted to deliver a new signature park experience to residents. The fast-growing populations in Prairie Village, Overland Park, and Leawood would all benefit from a park, but there weren’t many large greenspaces available. Several years ago, JCPRD was presented with a unique public/private partnership. The plan was to transform […]

Project Spotlight: Meadowbrook Country Club Master Plan

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by
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Affinis partnered with Landworks Studio (LWS) on a master plan for the former Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, Kansas. Half of the former golf course is being developed into a county park. LWS worked on the park’s design, while Affinis was responsible for verifying its feasibility in terms of logistics and budget. The remaining property […]