City of Mapleton Westside Stormwater Improvements - Mapleton, IA

Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) was hired by the City of Mapleton to perform comprehensive landscape architectural services for their west side neighborhood. The project site included city-owned streetscapes over a 14 block area that receives a majority of the stormwater runoff from the entire community. Services performed included detailed grading, stormwater BMP design, erosion control, and planting design.

Funded by a Community Development Block Grant, this project focused primarily on stormwater BMPs including erosion control mechanisms, sediment forebays, bioswales, and bio-infiltration cells. The installed BMPs are able to treat nearly 300,000 gallons of stormwater during a rain event by means of sediment trapping, filtration, and subsurface storage.



  • Mapleton Community Development Corporation | Mapleton, IA

  • City of Mapleton | Mapleton, IA

  • Iowa Economic Development Authority | Des Moines, IA

  • Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship | Des Moines, IA



“Jeffery L Bruce & Company has been invaluable to us. The community of Mapleton has been richly rewarded by the planning and implementation processes that have been put in place.”

-Marie Whiteing, Mapleton Community Development Corporation