Revere. Hope. Glorify.
Stand at the top of the hill, look out across the fields and imagine Autumn 1777. It’s here that colonists forced the turning point of the American Revolution – defeating the British army at the Battle of Saratoga.
The LA Group assisted the National Park Service in creating an authentic experience for visitors from throughout the world. A new General Management Plan was created to enhance visitor education and experience. Scope of work included development of concept plans, cost estimates, design narratives, transportation analysis, socio-economic impact analysis, and facilitation of regional stakeholders to assess the feasibility of a new regional visitor center in the Old Saratoga Unit area.
Project components include:
- Feasibility analysis for development plan options
- Parking alternatives and tour road reconfiguration analysis
- Enhanced pedestrian and vehicle access to interpretive sites
- Several variations of a new visitor center facility
- Satellite maintenance facility
- Alternative transportation plan linking shuttle, vehicle, bicycle, boat and pedestrian systems
Subsequent work included Victory Woods environmental assessment, Park viewshed analysis, design of Saratoga Monument parking and access improvements, and floodplain/resource mapping.
The LA Group recently provided planning and design services to upgrade 60 outdoor wayside exhibits and accessibility along the 10-mile scenic tour road throughout the battlefield. With creative design and sound engineering the resultant project complies with ABASS and provides universal accessibility to all tour road wayside exhibits. This was particularly challenging to achieve given the many hills and valleys throughout the Park. The project includes analysis of existing conditions, global concept development, public outreach, compliance review, schematic design, and construction documents. Drawings, specifications, class A cost estimate, product file, profit calculator, contract price schedule, submittal list, closeout and O&M requirements, constructability and sustainability checklists, permit plan and assessment form were provided. Working with Denver Service Center a value analysis meeting was facilitated, and a report prepared.