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Doucet offers civil engineering design and consulting, entitlement procurement services and geospatial expertise for a full range of projects large and small, private and public.
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99 Restaurant & Pub

Chicopee, MA

The 99 Restaurant and Pub was built in a stand-alone configuration on a 1.1-acre outlet of a deteriorating mall property. Doucet was the civil engineer for the overall mall redevelopment. A PizzaHut restaurant was demolished, and Doucet worked with the restaurant and the general contractor on the construction of a new building. Work on the project began from the very beginning conceptual stages through final permitting, out-to-bid documents and construction support for the project. Activities included civil engineering site design, demolition plan, layout, grading, utilities, stormwater management plan development and construction documents. Permitting of the site work included Chicopee Planning Board Site Plan Approval, Chicopee Planning Board Special Permit, Chicopee Conservation Commission Request for Determination of Applicability, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, City DPW Sewer Connection Permit, and NPDES Stormwater Coverage.

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Arboretum Crossing

Austin, TX

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.

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Arrowhead Ranch

Dripping Springs, TX

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. We are utilizing swales and vegetative strips instead of traditional storm sewers that will have financial and aesthetic implications to the project.

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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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Country Club Centre Retail Building

Sacramento, CA

The project consisted of the construction of a 7,200 SF retail building and associated parking at the Country Club Centre in the City of Sacramento. The site was an existing parking lot and was modified to create parking and circulation for the new building. The design made use of existing infrastructure and minimized demolition. Doucet provided topographic mapping and produced the construction documents that included a demolition plan, horizontal control and paving plans, grading and drainage plans, sewer and water plans, SWPPP and erosion control, and specifications. Doucet submitted the plans to Sacramento County LDSIR and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department to aid in obtaining approval and assisted with the construction administration of the project

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Creekside Plaza

Roseville, CA

This 7.28-acre development offers 28,000 SF of retail space on one of the busiest intersections in Roseville. The overall site characteristics were challenging, notably a 16 foot grade differential across the site. Doucet prepared construction plans and coordinated the different engineering sub consultant disciplines for the retail development project. Our scope of services also included public infrastructure improvements, specifically the widening of a peripheral roadway and the modification of an existing signalized intersection. Due to the number of easements present on the site, intense coordination with various utility providers was required on the project to ensure our construction documents would meet specific design requirements.

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Fairfield Mall

Chicopee, MA

This project consisted of the redevelopment of a deteriorating mall property which originally was home to Bradlees and Caldor retail stores. The mall was demolished and a 150,000 square foot Walmart store was built on the cleared site. Additionally, a Pizza Hut restaurant was demolished, and a 5,460 square foot 99 Restaurant and Pub was built on the 1.1 acre out lot in a stand-alone configuration. The existing parking lot was redesigned and rehabilitated. A Home Depot warehouse is also located on the site, complimented by an adjacent 145,000 square feet of additional in-line retail space. The Walmart store was later expanded into a 217,000 square foot Supercenter. We worked from the early conceptual stages through final permitting, out-to-bid documents and construction support for this development. Services included civil engineering site design, demolition plan, layout, grading, utilities, storm water management plan development, site work specifications, construction documents and construction cost estimates. Permitting of the site work included Chicopee Planning Board Site Plan Approval, Chicopee Conservation Commission Request for Determination of Applicability, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs - MEPA, MassDOT, MassDEP Registration of Underground Discharges, NPDES Storm water Coverage and Northeast Utilities Approval.

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HEB Leander

Waco, TX

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.

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Kyle Marketplace

Kyle, TX

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.

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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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Mason Square Supermarket

Springfield, MA

We provided civil engineering and planning services to Develop Springfield for the anticipated redevelopment of several properties in the Mason Square neighborhood. We worked with the Develop Springfield project team and community members to develop a feasibility report along with conceptual site drawings. In addition, we established the subject property's potential to support the construction of an approximately 55,000 square foot supermarket building in addition to outlot buildings.

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Mixed-Use Redevelopment

Northampton, MA

Planning Team prepared a detailed site feasibility report regarding a 5.35-acre parcel of land at 171-187 King Street in Northampton to provide a professional opinion regarding the property's potential to support mixed-use development on a conceptual level. The report included an evaluation of available data and publications, consultation with local officials, and a site inspection to identify physical features and regulations that could potentially limit development. The issues addressed in the report include (but are not limited to) utilities, soils, wetlands, traffic, zoning, site design and permitting. The findings of the feasibility report demonstrated that the site could potentially support the proposed development provided that certain parking and building setback requirements were followed to create a "streetscape" appearance. Subsequently, Doucet worked closely with the client to develop several conceptual design options which incorporated smart growth elements.

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Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe

Newington, CT

We provided professional consulting services including conceptual site plan development, planning, complete engineering and design, and permitting for the construction of a 5,000 square foot Panera Bread Bakery/Cafe on Berlin Turnpike (Route 5) in Newington, Connecticut. The project commenced with preliminary design investigation services to evaluate the feasibility of design and permitting of the project, including the preparation of a conceptual site plan. We also coordinated meetings with Town Officials to discuss development issues and concerns. Based upon the information gathered during the preliminary review and discovery phase, we proceeded with final engineering design plans and permitting services. Required permitting for the project included Site Plan Approval and a Special Exception for restaurant use from the Newington Town Plan and Zoning Commission, a Connecticut State Traffic Commission Certificate, Water and Sewer Connection Permits from the Metropolitan District Commission, and a General Permit for Construction Activities greater than 1 acre from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

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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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Pollo Campero Restaurant

Springfield, MA

We provided professional consulting services including conceptual site plan development, planning, complete engineering and design, and permitting for the construction of a Pollo Campero restaurant at the northwest corner of the shopping center anchored by Walmart on Boston Road in Springfield, MA. Required approvals for the project included a Zone Change from Residence B to Business A from the Springfield City Council, a Special Permit for a drive-up window from the Springfield Planning Board, Site Plan Review from the Springfield Department of Public Works, and approvals from the City Water and Sewer Commission. The Pollo Campero restaurant closed in 2011, and the site is currently occupied by a Sonic Drive-In restaurant.

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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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Renaissance Creek

Roseville, CA

Renaissance Creek is a $31 million, grocery-anchored shopping center at Douglas and Sierra College Boulevards and consists of 127,741 SF of retail space. The project is one of the more effective infill retail projects built in the region. Set on the Douglas Boulevard office corridor and near thousands of homes, the project was styled to attract potential markets. The restaurants thrive on the daytime trade from the office buildings, while the supermarket brings shoppers from the subdivisions. Renaissance Creek's 127,741 SF of retail space also includes an Applebee's restaurant and Blockbuster video store.Renaissance Creek is laid out like a European village and is built around and overlooks a federally protected wetland preserve. It might be the only shopping center in the region that needed federal approval, including a hard-to-get federal 404 permit to create a habitat preserve inside the 22 1/2-acre project. Mitigation alone cost $2 million. As such, it garners lots of points for uniqueness. And the incorporation of an upscale retail ambiance with a Safeway anchor is also unusual.Doucet's scope of services included planning and entitlements, on and off-site construction documents, permitting through various jurisdictions, construction administration and coordination of sub-consultants.‍

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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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Rocky's Ace Hardware

Vernon, CT

We provided planning, design, permitting, and construction administration services for the redevelopment of the former Kelly-Fradet Lumber Mart into a 16,000 square foot Rocky's Ace Hardware store. The project commenced with an extensive due diligence effort including site visits, consultation with Town Officials, and a conceptual design plan. We utilized an up-to-date Topographic and Property Line Survey (provided by the Client) to review the availability of utilities to the site as well as limitations of the proposed development with respect to other gathered information.This was followed by the preparation of final design plans, based on due diligence. Permitting for the redevelopment project included a Site Plan Modification from the Town of Vernon Planning and Zoning Commission and a General Permit for Discharge of Stormwater and Dewatering Wastewaters from Construction Activities from the Connecticut Department of Energy (DEP).

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Site Investigation for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Freeport, ME

Doucet prepared a report for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store regarding existing site conditions and the potential for future development on a 2.86 acre site located at 568 U.S. Route One in Freeport, Maine. Cracker Barrel was interested in constructing a 10,100 square foot restaurant with a front porch on the site. The two existing retail buildings were to be demolished and the existing parking layout revised. To assist the company in determining the feasibility of its proposal, we conducted a site investigation to identify key items of importance, including existing structures, existing utilities (i.e. stormwater management systems, water and sanitary sewer services, electric and gas services), roadway access and adjacent site uses. We also met with Town Officials to discuss zoning and permitting issues including site plan requirements (i.e. building location, landscaping, parking, erosion control, etc.), signage requirements, building elevations, traffic mitigation, potential wetland impacts, health requirements, fire/life safety requirements and building code requirements. Information regarding state and local permitting fees and schedules was also collected. The results of the site investigation, local discussions and related research were analyzed and provided in a detailed report which also included aerial photos, site photos, demographics, and a conceptual site plan.

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Sonic Drive-In Restaurant

Springfield, MA

We provided professional consulting services including planning, site design, permitting, construction documents and construction administration for a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant at the northwest corner of the shopping center anchored by Walmart on Boston Road in Springfield, MA. The site includes Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as low-flow drainage components that include a variety of natural landscaping elements to manage and treat the site's storm water runoff while providing an aesthetically appealing site design that softens the visual impact of adjacent paved areas. This project serves as an example of how sustainable development techniques can be successfully incorporated in densely developed commercial areas. This was the first Sonic Drive-In Restaurant opened in Western Massachusetts.

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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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Walmart - Gardner

Gardner, MA

Signalized Improvements & Traffic Management Plan for Walmart We provided civil engineering, design and permitting services for the expansion of the existing Walmart Store located on Timpany Boulevard (Route 68) in Gardner, MA. The scope of the project entailed adding +/- 44,000 square feet of building space, on-site improvements and installing a new traffic signal control at the main site access drive. Off-site Design and Temporary Traffic Control Plans where developed in accordance with the MassDOT Design Manual, reviewed and approved by the City of Gardner. We also provided construction observations to oversee that all of the required traffic control devices where properly installed within this busy ROW.

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Walmart - New England

New England

Walmart Retail Stores - Various Locations in New England Doucet has been providing Professional Civil Engineering and Planning Services to Wal-Mart for more than 10 years. As a preferred consultant to Wal-Mart, we see assigned company projects through from initial inception through final construction inspection. Our services to Wal-Mart range from assisting throughout the preliminary due diligence and feasibility assessment phases through engineering design, permitting, construction and inspection. We have substantial experience with large-scale development projects, and fully understands how to navigate the often challenging permitting process to achieve results that benefit the client and the community. Some examples of the many projects that Doucet has completed for Wal-Mart include: Fairfield Mall Redevelopment - Chicopee, MA; new 217,000 square foot Supercenter plus new retail space Mountain Farms Mall Redevelopment - Hadley, MA; new 97,000 square foot store, plus new retail space Springfield, MA; 28,000 square foot expansion North Attleborough, MA; 65,000 square foot expansion North Adams; new 155,000 square foot retail renter Bennington, VT; 112,000 square foot on-site relocation Derry, NH; 155,000 square foot retail center Framingham, MA; 100,000 square foot takeover New Milford, CT; 86,000 square foot takeover Danbury, CT; 84,000 square foot takeover

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Walmart - Orange

Orange, MA

Signalized Improvements & Traffic Management Plan for Walmart We provided civil engineering, design and permitting services for the expansion of the existing Walmart Store located on East Main Street (Route 2A) in Orange, MA. The scope of the project entailed adding +/- 32,000 square feet of building space, on-site improvements and installing a new traffic signal control at the main site access drive. Permitting efforts included but were not limited to MassDOT approvals for Access to the State Highway. We also developed Temporary Traffic Control Plans and provided on-site construction observations for the required work within the busy Route 2A ROW. We coordinated with the Contractor to ensure that all of the required traffic control devices and temporary construction signing were in place prior to the start of work.

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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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