Client: Beacon Land Development
Project Cost: $100M
Service: Civil Engineering, Design, Land Development, Residential, Review, Staking/GPS/Platting
Practice: Community Development, Construction Services, Transportation, Municipal & District Services, Surveying, Water, Geographic Information Systems, Hydrology & Hydraulics
Location: Montgomery, Texas
A chief draw to Bluejack National, a Beacon Land Development project, is nature and all that it offers. Therefore, it was essential in the developer’s design to preserve as many trees as possible. Creating an accurate topographic map of the site was challenged by rolling terrain, and an incorrect existing boundary survey caused issues over that newly established boundary. Due to simultaneous infrastructure, golf course, and building construction, precise staging was necessary to accommodate the required two-way traffic and allow the multiple construction crews to work unimpeded. Site drainage included meeting discharge requirements without creating excessive detention ponds and satisfying client-preferred lake levels on the site.
Despite evolving layouts for streets and utilities, and fluctuating field conditions, preservation of trees was made a priority. We routed all utilities into the right-of-way including running sanitary sewer under the pavement and coordinated with other utilities to locate distribution lines alongside. JC worked closely with the developer to address the drainage issues.
Bluejack is built on 755 acres in Montgomery, Texas, just northwest of Houston. The private club and resort-style community is nestled in the piney woods and is thematically rooted in traditional values with luxury modern family-centric amenities. In addition to the 386 residential units, amenities will be optimal for company retreats, outings, conferences, and family programming. Nature lovers will enjoy this unique community with more than 35 acres of stocked fishing lakes and miles of hiking and biking trails linking the neighborhoods. Perhaps drawing the most headlines of any new development in the country, Bluejack National is home to the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course in the country. Playing upon the terrain, the course has been designed to be challenging, yet exceptionally playable for all levels of golfers. Bluejack National is Golf Inc. Magazine’s 2015 Development of the Year in the United States.
Photos courtesy of: Bluejack National/Aidan Bradley