Client: Hillwood Development

Project Cost: $130M (Phases I – XVII)

Service: Land Development, Staking/GPS/Platting , Civil Engineering, Residential, Design, Review

Practice: Water, Municipal & District Services, Community Development, Construction Services, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, Hydrology & Hydraulics, Transportation

Location: Northlake and Argyle, Texas


Within the confines of Harvest are 13 different governmental entities with varying jurisdictional powers. Managing that process along with executing a Hillwood project following their Live Smart Principles, created geopolitical barriers that had to be overcome to create a “win-win” for all involved.


As the engineer for the development, we were actively involved in discussions with the various governmental entities and helped negotiate agreements with the towns of Northlake and Argyle. We worked to create two fresh water supply districts, negotiated a multi-city deal for trunk sanitary sewer service with the Trinity River Authority, and created a tri-party agreement with Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Argyle Water Supply Corporation, and the city of Northlake to provide water supply to the development. Additionally, we were pivotal in assisting Denton County in abandoning old rights-of-way, allowing development of new roadways to serve the community. After the multiple agreements were in place, we devised a custom plan to accommodate design and construction on the project, incorporating the myriad requirements of each agreement. With our help, Hillwood successfully navigated obstacles which can stall a project for years, to complete the first two phases of their award winning development.

Harvest is a 1,170-acre master planned community in Denton County within the cities of Northlake and Argyle. This thoroughly modern community has a rich history based in strong agrarian roots and boasts a community farm, greenbelts, and parks ringed with trails. Resort amenities, a 15-acre lake, family event spaces, and ball fields all within easy reach support the pedestrian-friendly lifestyle. This long term project allows us to truly bond with the unique community we are helping to create.

We serve as the District, Design, and Construction Engineer for the development that is slated for completion in 2023. The project includes water distribution and supply facilities, sanitary sewer collection facilities, drainage facilities (including storm sewer, detention, and lakes), paving facilities, walls, trails, and street lights.

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