The project consisted of comprehensive civil engineering, construction documents and construction administration for a 16-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Highway 183 and MoPac in North Austin. Doucet's civil engineering design consisted grading, paving, drainage, water quality ponds, water, and sewer. As the prime consultant for the mixed-use development project, Doucet was involved through the entire life-cycle of the project, and provided planning, surveying, re-zoning, platting, coordination of joint-use utility services, and drainage facilities for the various users and construction administration. The overall development contains hotels, a restaurant, a retail center, Gateway Cinema Complex and two nine-story office buildings with a parking garage.
Arrowhead Ranch is a master-planned community for approximately 360 homes on 362 acres in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas. The property has a large amount of frontage along Onion Creek and beautiful views over the high bluffs overlooking Creek Road and Onion Creek. Arrowhead’s plan works to preserve the hill country charm and feel by developing a community with a majority of lots that will back to greenbelt or will be greater than ½ acre in size. Wide natural buffers will surround the property south and east side of the development and with natural hiking trails that traverse the development. This project will be a mixed development with three pad sites along the 290 frontage, totaling about 10 acres of commercial development. This project has also dedicated approximately 13 acres as parkland to the City. Doucet has been responsible for all infrastructure planning and design. Doucet is utilizing swales and vegetative strips instead of traditional storm sewers that will have financial and aesthetic implications to the project.
Doucet provided civil engineering, design and permitting services for various AutoZone retail stores in Massachusetts. In addition, Doucet has continued to represent them through local Planning Board and Conservation Commission processes. Doucet 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.
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.
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.
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.
Doucet has engineered HEB Leander since 1999 and has worked with HEB Grocery Company through various development scenarios, improvement plans, and the final plans including ongoing assistance on their plans to develop and sell excess property at this site (1999-present) as well as coordinating adjacent projects such as the Cap Metro Park-and-Ride/rail station and DR Horton Northside Meadows. The initial phase included extensive feasibility research with solutions to various hurdles for development including FEMA Floodplain, USACOE Jurisdictional Waters, TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone, three separate City Master Transportation Plan roadway improvements crossing through the site, utility relocations, and many jurisdictional personnel changes both at the elected and staff level.
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.
Kyle Marketplace is a 300-acre retail, commercial and residential project that is designed as a transit-oriented development based along IH-35 and a planned commuter rail stop on the proposed Austin-to-San Antonio line. Kyle Marketplace, developed by Rick Sheldon of Rick Sheldon Real Estate, was pleased with the level of Doucet's performance. Due to the talents of Doucet & Associates we were able to execute a joint County, City, TxDOT and private developer project in record time. Services performed included feasibility study, entitlements, TIF, title survey, zoning, metes and bounds descriptions, design surveys, easements, site plan, drainage studies, grading design, permitting, platting, construction documents, off-site improvements, SWPPP, aerial imagery, construction administration and observation, coordination with TxDOT, City and Hays County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.