Jones|Carter teamed with Saint Arnold Brewing Company (SABC) to provide Site Development services for the new Saint Arnold Restaurant and Beer Garden. The restaurant is an addition to their existing brewery located north of Katy Freeway and west of Mary Street in downtown Houston. A 20,800 square-foot, single-story building, the restaurant and beer garden includes both covered and uncovered areas overlooking the Houston skyline.
The site for the SABC Restaurant and Beer Garden was an existing tow lot with a 60-foot-wide City of Houston utility easement that bisected the site diagonally and Semmes Street separated the existing brewery from the new restaurant. In order for SABC to purchase Semmes Street and the utility easement, the City of Houston had to determine the feasibility of the abandonment of both the utilities and the roadway. J|C assisted SABC through the purchase of Semmes Street and the utility easement by submitting a request to the Joint Referral Committee for approval.
The abandonment was essential to the development because it allowed for a seamless interaction between the restaurant and the existing brewery, creating a pedestrian-friendly environment between the two parcels. As part of the utility relocations, coordination with the City of Houston and Harris County Tollroad Authority (HCTRA) was important because an elevated portion of the Hardy Toll Road extension was proposed within the existing Mary Street right-of-way adjacent to the site. HCTRA was also including utility relocations that would conflict with the design plans, which required the J|C team to coordinate with HCTRA and the City of Houston. This resulted in revisions to the design plans to accommodate future use for the City, Saint Arnold, and HCTRA.
J|C engineering services included dry and wet utility relocations, a roadway extension, and a civil site work package for submittal to City of Houston. J|C also assisted with the platting and variance submittal as well as representation at the City of Houston’s Planning Commission and City Council. J|C is also under contract to design the expansion of the brewery to house additional fermentation tanks.