Capital Projects

Per LOWA Admin resolution 2015-6 this web page was designed to help keep members informed about projects funded by the New Asset and Improvement Reserve (NAIR).  The purpose of the NAIR is to set aside monies to acquire new assets or to improve existing assets that are not included in the formal Reserve Study Analysis, or reflected in the accounting records of LOWA. These monies can also be used to cover the cost of significant additions to existing buildings.  

Other capital projects, such as those funded by one of the other the three funds,  Repair & Replacement Reserve (R&R), Contingency Reserve (CR), and New Construction & Renovation Fee Reserve (NCRF), may be included on this page if the LOWA Board of Directors and / or the GM deem it appropriate.

Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project

 The Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project (CARC) is a major capital project that is designed to reconstruct, renovate, update the amenities in the area of the Clubhouse. The CARC project gives our community 25 ADA-compliant parking spaces for the Clubhouse, beach, fitness center and pool. Our old beach bathrooms will be replaced and moved closer to the beach. The fifty-year old bathhouse/fitness center building will be replaced with new infrastructure that will better meet the needs of our members. The swimming pool will be replaced with a/multipurpose pool that will meet the needs of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, as well as the needs of our physically challenged members. The old snack bar for the pool will be replaced by a new snack bar serving all members using the Clubhouse beach area, not just pool users. A new basketball court will be built for our youth to replace the old court.

Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex
Project Update
As of March 1, 2019

Project Financial Status

Project Cost Estimate (Budget):  $5,086,193

Current Funding:        
  • $458,422 – Cash allocated by Board
  • $818,000 – Year 1 ($191/lot) billed in Regular Assessment
  • Up to $5 Million Mutual of Omaha Bank loan in place June 20.
Project Progress
Design: 100 percent complete
Bidding: Complete.  Board awarded construction contract to Wack General Contractor (Thos. J. Wack Company) May 16. Contract executed June 8. 
Permitting: Complete 
Construction: Schedule June 2018-June 2019
  • Placement of CMU load bearing walls. (New)
  • Steel Joist and placement of steel roof decking. (New)
  • Apply Air Barrier to Fitness Center Building. (New)
  • Total to date: $1,971,347.65
  • Install Water and Ice Shield on roof. (New)
  • Framing of Cupola (New)
  • Ongoing plumbing and electrical rough-in (New)
  • Finalize interior CMU walls and begin interior metal wall framing. (New)
  • Finalize Placement of brick veneer.
  • Staff is planning a second member information session for Tuesday, April 23.
  • The April 30, 2018 Information Session had 109 member participants.

Downey Scott Cost Estimate- February 22, 2018


Project Photo Archive

Wack General
Contracting Reports

CARC Project Information Links

Click on the links below for more information about the project:

Lake Currents Articles Regarding CARC

Wack General Contracting Master Schedule

Project Graphics & Renderings


Flatrun Forebay Project

Lake of the Woods is working to implement a plan for the Flat Run area of the main lake to reduce sedimentation in the Main Lake. As of  June 2018 LOWA is currently reviewing conceptual designs for the construction of forebay. A forebay is an artificial pool of water in front of a larger body of water. The larger body of water may be natural or man-made. They may be used upstream of reservoirs or lakes to trap sediment and debris (sometimes called a sediment forebay) in order to keep the larger body of water clean.

Project Information Links

Flat Run Forebay Project Meeting Notes
October 17, Lakes Management Plan Semi Annual Update
October 6, Flat Run Fore Bay Conceptual Design
August 15, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Conceptual 
July 17, 2018 Lakes Management Report
June 27, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Update
June 6, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Design Discussion
May 16, 2018 LMIP Report
April 18, 2018 Flat Run Forebay Proposed Project Design
April 4, 2018 LMIP Report
January 16, 2018 Lakes Committee Flatrun Forebay Report

14th Pond Retrofit Project & Detours

The 14th Pond Retrofit  project is scheduled to begin February 1. When complete this project will prevent approximately 38 pounds Nitrogen per year, 5 pounds Phosphorous per year, and 4,346 pounds suspended sediment per year from reaching Keaton’s Lake.

Golfers will be required to bypass the 14th hole. The following detours will be in place for golfers:
After Golfers have completed Hole 13 they will proceed to Tallwood Trail.
Golfers will turn left onto Tallwood Trail and follow the signs to Birdie Road.
Golfers will turn right onto Birdie Road and follow the sign to Westover Parkway.
Golfers will turn right onto Westover Parkway and follow the signs to Hole 15 tees.
Golfers will turn left onto the cart path leading to Hole 15 tees.