Balancing the needs of the community with the needs of the environment

Land Development

Land Development is about altering landscapes to create livable, workable, and inspiring places for our communities and families to flourish in. Our engineers are extremely well-versed in the balancing act of creating the clients’ vision and the natural world. We are your experts.
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Commercial/Retail/Offices
  • Land Development Engineering
  • Single-Family Residential Developments
  • Mixed Use Developments
  • Multi-Family Developments
  • MUD/Special Districts

Land Development

Projects

Browse various projects that fall within this division

AutoZone

Various Locations

We have provided civil engineering, design and permitting services for various AutoZone retail stores in Massachusetts. In addition, we've continued to represent them through local Planning Board and Conservation Commission processes. We assisted the client in obtaining building permits for the following stores: Springfield, MA - 5,400 square foot store located along State Street. Rockland, MA - 6,100 square foot store located along Market Street. Our extensive expertise in providing national retail clients with a full range of services from the initial concept stage through exhibit preparation for lease agreements, permitting, out-to-bid assistance, contractor negotiations, inspections and signoff ensures an unmatched level of service.

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Bulverde Retail Park

Bulverde, TX

Doucet was responsible for initial contract negotiations, client relationship management and design oversight on a multi-building retail development containing a Walgreen's store and a Starbuck's Coffee shop located on 5.147 acres in Bulverde, TX. Since the project site is over the Edward's Aquifer Recharge Zone, close coordination with TCEQ, GBRA, the City of Bulverde and TxDOT were key to the success of this project.

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Calabria Office & Retail Development

Bee Cave, TX

Engineer for the Calabria Office and Retail Development, which is part of the 26-acre Uplands Village development that provides over 30,000 SF of retail and office space. The site preserved large oaks and incorporates limestone rock walls and tree wells to blend into the landscape and courtyard area. This site is located in the Contributing Zone of the Edwards Aquifer, an environmentally sensitive area that is strictly regulated by both the State of Texas and the ordinances of the Village of Bee Cave. For this reason, the design included a low impact site with only a 58.6% impervious cover. A reirrigation system was designed to provide a high water quality treatment.

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Chili's Restaurants

Texas, California, Nevada, Oklahoma & Rhode Island

Since 2002, Brinker International has turned to Doucet to provide civil engineering and related professional services on over 80 Chili's Bar & Grill sites across Texas, California, Nevada, Oklahoma & Rhode Island. Doucet's Brinker Team has provided solid expertise in site selection, due diligence research, surveying, platting, zoning, public hearings representation, conceptual planning and layout,site utility design, paving design, detention pond and drainage design, site development permitting, construction administration, coordination with sub consultants, ADA compliance, project completion and final acceptance procedures.

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Dam Engineering: City of Austin Stormwater Pond Safety Program

Austin, TX

The City of Austin owns and maintains at least 63 high hazard dam structures across the City. State and City dam safety criteria require these high hazard dams to be able to safely pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) without failing. Our project team performed preliminary design assessments of the 63 dams to determine whether or not the dams were capable of safely passing the PMF, and if not, to perform preliminary designs of mitigation efforts to allow the dams to safely pass the PMF. We provided the following services: Assisted in developing the hydrologic models for the 63 dams as part of the preliminary design services Calculated times of concentration for contributing runoff and developed HEC HMS models. Delineated drainage boundaries for each of the 63 structures based on available information and site visits Performed “peer review” of the proposed FNI methodologies for preliminary risk assessment from a theoretical breach and the overall structure ranking Provided input to the methodologies including technical publications on calculating breach width and breach side slopes, flowchart diagram to depict various evaluation steps, and a “sensitivity analysis” for dam breach velocity related to attenuation length Prepared memorandums summarizing the results of the peer review Under final design services, assisted the project team with developing hydrologic and hydraulic models for Pond Dams 26, 220, 267, 337, 581, and 726

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Dripping Springs ISD Tennis Complex

Dripping Springs, TX

Doucet provided the conceptual plan and engineering design for a nine-court tennis complex. Work included preparing construction documents and construction administration.

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Floodplain Management: 34th Street Reconstruction

Austin, TX

34th Street Reconstruction from West Ave to Shoal Creek Bridge Drainage Analysis and Storm Drain Improvements We provided preliminary and final designs of the storm drain improvements for the reconstruction of 34th Street from West Avenue to the Shoal Creek Bridge, a distance of approximately 2,170 ft. Our designs included the following: Design of approximately 1,950 LF of storm drain conduits (ranging from 18-inch RCP to 7’x4’ box culverts) A final design of the storm drain system improvements including coordination of horizontal and vertical alignments of the storm drain conduits with water and wastewater relocations, pavement reconstructions, and structural designs of the impact basin and retaining wall at Shoal Creek. Innovative combinations of storm drain conduit sizes, pipe classes, and alignments were used to minimize utility conflicts and relocations and to allow tunneling under Lamar Boulevard to install the 48” storm drain line without disrupting Lamar Boulevard traffic

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HEB Waco

Waco, TX

The HEB Waco is a prime example of the team approach here at D&A. A complex and highly involved project, HEB, Doucet, and team members were very thoughtful in the development of this site by focusing efforts on creating a positive, revitalizing community impact. With the help from Doucet’s Planning and Entitlements Group, the team coordinated with the City of Waco, local city council representatives, and surrounding neighborhoods to bring a new Class-A shopping center to the city as well as worked diligently to protect the buffering neighborhoods and environment. The project includes an HEB Plus, a retail shopping center, two pad sites, HEB Fuel Station, and an HEB Car Wash stretched across 21 acres.

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La Frontera

Round Rock, TX

This is a 328-acre Master-Planned development, including retail, multi-family, restaurants, office, and hotel. The public and private infrastructure were constructed simultaneously. As such, the site and street and drainage designs were closely coordinated with all facilities designed for the full development of the subdivision. This project was designed in accordance with the approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the City of Round Rock and was coordinated closely with TxDOT and TNRCC. Doucet was responsible for planning, land use entitlements and design and construction oversight of all phases of the project.

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Pioneer Bank 38th St

Austin,TX

Pioneer Bank, centrally located in downtown Austin at the corner of 38th and Guadalupe streets, is three-stories high and 35,000 SF. The building provides much needed space for the Bank's growing team and customer base while supporting the Austin community with a room specially designed to host meetings and financial literacy training for non-profit organizations.

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Red Oak Village

San Marcos, TX

Red Oak Village is located at the southeast corner of IH 35 and McKinley Place Drive in San Marcos. The City approved a five-year tax break for any improvements made on the 40-acre site. A variety of retailers are a part of the shopping center: Sam's Wholesale Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Marshalls, Petsmart, and Ross Dress for Less. Doucet designed the infrastructure plans for the entire development, plus the roadway, water/wastewater & storm extensions on McKinley and Leigh. Doucet also completed the roadway plans for Cottonwood Drive, and the complete design for the entire site. Services performed: project administration, coordination with developer, conceptual site plan, road improvements and extension, platting, easements, detention pond design, construction documents, permitting, TPDES, construction administration and observation, coordination with a variety of sub consultants, meetings with City and TxDOT.

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Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Redevelopment

Austin, TX

Mixed-use redevelopment project in Austin that transformed an airport and industrial site into a mixed-use urban community with over 4,000 single-family homes, townhomes, lofts, apartments and condominiums as well as retail, dining and entertainment. The site also included approximately 160 acres of parks and open spaces and an extensive hike/bike trail system.

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Stonebridge Office Buildings and Parking Garage

Austin, TX

These nine-story office buildings containing 400,000 SF of office space in two buildings and parking garage sit on 2.86 acres that is part of a 16-acre mixed-use development that contains hotels, restaurants as well as these offices. The offices feature a contemporary design of glass and Texas Limestone, colored spandrels, and have energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Doucet was the civil engineer for the entire mixed-use development and was involved with zoning, platting and the civil design of the various uses. The design included grading, paving, drainage, water quality ponds, water and sewer. Doucet was involved with the project from conceptual planning through design, permitting, and construction. The project required coordination of joint use utility services and drainage facilities for the various users. The project is completely built out and is operating successfully.

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Sundown Office Park

Austin, TX

Located in West Lake Hills, Sundown Office Park is a two-story office building with a parking garage on 1.55 acres on the south side of Bee Caves Road at Sundown Parkway, approximately a mile East of Loop 360. The building contains 12,500 SF of office space. Doucet was the civil engineer for the project and was involved with zoning, platting and full civil design. The design included grading, paving, drainage, water quality and detention pond, water and sewer. Doucet was involved from conceptual planning through design and construction administration.

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Washington Mutual Branch Building

Cedar Park, TX

Doucet provided planning and civil engineering services for the Washington Mutual Bank Brach/Financial Center at 300 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas. The 4,000 SF free-standing branch bank is part of a larger retail development with other pad sites. Doucet helped coordinate this project with the adjacent development. Doucet incorporated the site plan with the existing site and survey information and processed construction documents, including grading, drainage and utility plans, for permitting, bidding, and construction. Doucet also designed an erosion/sedimentation control plan and an Edward's Aquifer contributing zone plan to meet the City of Cedar Park and the Texas Commission for Environmental Control requirements.

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Whitestone Market

Cedar Park, TX

Whitestone Market is a three-phase retail development on property adjacent to FM 1431 between Parmer Lane and Vista Ridge Boulevard. It is a part of the Silverado Springs Master Plan in Cedar Park, Texas. Phase I consisted of the planning, engineering design, and permitting of 23 acres along the south side of FM 1431 between Parmer Lane and Market Street. A 78,000 SF H-E-B grocery store, approximately 30,000 SF of in-line retail, an H-E-B Fuel Station and one bank pad site currently occupy the site. The use of local limestone and sensitivity to the natural environment make this site special. Doucet’s knowledge of local materials and methods led to the use of limestone retaining and pond walls, a cost effective measure that added to the local character of the site. Doucet achieved fifty percent tree preservation through careful coordination with the city urban forester and performed an Endangered Species Habitat Investigation for Birds and Karst (cave) Invertebrates. In addition to Phase I, a 1500-foot-long commercial collector roadway, Market Street, was designed and permitted. Coordination was required with the Phase II design engineer and with the Silverado Springs developer’s engineer on the off-site street and utility work within the Silverado Springs development. Phase II consisted off the area along FM 1431 between Market Street and Phase III; work included planning, conceptual site planning, subdivision processing and engineering review of infrastructure plans on developer’s behalf. Phase III consisted of the design, permitting, and construction administration for a joint-use driveway to serve lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as utility extensions to provide service to each lot. Doucet performed a Floodplain Determination Study and inundation easement delineation for easement on adjacent property. TCEQ Edward’s Aquifer Contributing Zone Permitting was also required.

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Windsor Mall Redevelopment

San Antonio, TX

Windsor Retail Park is an approximately 125-acre mixed-use redevelopment project to include retail, residential, commercial, office and hospitality elements. Doucet provided conceptual design and preliminary platting for this property which part of the property eventually became Rackspace headquarters.

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