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.
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.
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.