Client: Cypress Realty Advisors
Project Cost: Not Disclosed
Service: Land Development, Civil Engineering, Design, Staking/GPS/Platting
Practice: Site Development, Surveying
Location: Austin, Texas
The developer purchased the site and office building located in University Park in 2010. While construction on the existing building was complete, site infrastructure was only partially finished. Heritage trees were in abundance on the site and required a plan for relocation or preservation to satisfy local code requirements.
JC assisted with researching the unfinished construction, reactivating city permits, and obtaining necessary extensions. We also rebid portions of the remaining infrastructure, and provided vital construction management to keep the long-idle project on track.
The numerous heritage trees occupying the site included a 48-inch live oak that was saved and relocated to a prominent spot in a traffic circle on the main drive through the complex. The tree relocation added an aesthetic appeal to the street improvements, while balancing the site’s development and preserving natural features.
The infrastructure improvements for the University Park project located at the northwest intersection of IH 35 and 32nd street on the former campus of Concordia University have been completed. The scope of work included public water and wastewater, private stormwater management facilities, landscaping and roadway improvements. Another notable feature of the project are 36 rain gardens spaced along the internal roadways, which provide a portion of the development’s water quality treatment. The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center provided expertise in the design of the rain garden systems.
JC provided inspection services to assess the prior construction improvements, coordinate with city inspection personnel and the client to resolve outstanding issues, and facilitate work by the new contractor. In addition to the site infrastructure improvements, JC provided site plan design, permitting, and construction services for the Sabina apartments located on the project site. Sabina features 2 urban style, 5-story buildings comprised of 570 apartment units with lush courtyards and high end amenities. Construction on the first phase of Sabina is completed. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in Spring, 2016.