Lakeshore Phase I Infrastructure Improvements

Client: Cypress Realty Advisors

Service: Civil Engineering, Planning

Practice: Site Development

Location: Austin, Texas


Picking up a project designed and permitted by another firm after a three year hiatus presented many challenges.


After inheriting a project simply to execute minor changes to the street pattern, we reevaluated the previous plan and ultimately revamped the entire prior design which saved the client substantial funds. We also vacated the existing plat, prepared and recorded a new plat, processed and received approval for two license agreements through the City, and obtained a 10-year extension of the site plan permit. Finally, JC coordinated the bidding and construction management of the infrastructure, and assisted in securing partial reimbursement from the City for construction of a wet pond, once again realizing significant savings for our client.

Phase I of the Lakeshore Infrastructure  Improvements included public water and wastewater facilities, private stormwater facilities, and an in-line water quality wet pond on Willow Creek. Private roadways, realignment of the intersection of Elmont Drive and Tinnin Ford, dry utility duct-banks, and landscaping were also key components of the project scope.

The construction of the in-line wet pond provided much needed improvements to Willow Creek which was filled with dense overgrowth and debris. When the pond was constructed, excess vegetation was cleared out, and the slopes were re-graded and stabilized. The pond construction also included the installation of an additional 7’x 5’ box culvert under South Lakeshore Boulevard. Upon completion of the pond redesign, we identified an unused area of the lot that could be made into an additional commercial lot. We re-subdivided the lot, which provided an additional 0.75-acre lot for our client. JC provided inspection services for the private facilities, and coordinated with City of Austin inspection personnel regarding the public facilities.

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