DHM Design completed the Development Concept Plan for Cedar Pass Area of Badlands National Park, South Dakota, to define appropriate uses and functions of the space. The goal of the project was to establish a consistent, unified character for future development and create a road map to guide decisions on capital improvements and preservation. The team examined and provided appropriate improvements for the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, park administrative buildings, park housing, Cedar Pass Lodge and associated outbuildings and cabins, and a park campground and amphitheater while keeping with the park area’s cultural landscape. While developing the DCP, there were concurrent reports and studies including an Environmental Assessment, Historic Structures Report, updates to the site design guidelines and Cultural Landscape Report, Market Analysis, and Business Plan. The process was unique and will set a precedent for future Development Concept Plans and collaborative information gathering and goal setting from multiple resource perspectives.
Cedar Pass Development Concept
Badlands National Park