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1519’s land development services extend into a wide variety of industries. Our professional surveyors and engineers have years of experience in industrial, commercial, residential, retail, education, healthcare, and mix-use development projects. From start to finish, we work closely with our clients do develop a deep understanding of each job’s unique features and challenges to deliver superior customer care and professional skills. From feasibility and water studies to boundary surveys and plats — 1519 can deliver innovative civil engineering and surveying services for any development project.
View some of our development projects showcased below.
Notable Development Projects
The West End Subdivision
Development Engineering Surveying
The existing 397-acre tract has been utilized for agriculture purposes with adjacent properties being utilized for residential, agricultural, commercial, and air traffic purposes. Due to substantial growth in the area for both residential and commercial use, our client wanted a master-planned community with commercial spaces available for a childcare facility, assisted living facility, etc.
We began this project by conducting a Boundary survey of the entire proposed development, which consisted of approximately 400 acres adjoining the McGregor Airport and having river frontage along the Middle Bosque River. In order to ensure this property was suitable for our client’s intended use, we utilized Lidar to produce a preliminary topographic survey of the entire property. This Lidar topographic survey was then used to construct a preliminary site and grading plan that allowed the client to determine the feasibility of the project. Once our client decided to proceed with the project, we conducted an on-the-ground topographic survey to collect all necessary data (above and below ground utilities, more topographic data, all other improvements) for full Civil construction plans.
This Master-Planned community consists of 610 single-family / garden home lots along with a few commercial lots along the main entry street. In addition to the typical on-site utilities that had to be designed, this site also required substantial off-site improvements to water and sewer in order to service this planned community. Off-site sewer improvements required the design of 6,463 linear feet of 8”-12” sewer lines run along Highway 84 and then bored underneath the highway to a lift station on the opposite side. Also, over 3 miles of off-site water lines had to be designed to connect in to a line large enough to supply this community and to loop the system back into an existing neighborhood. 1519 utilized drone technology to collect aerial imagery and topographic data. A full set of Civil Construction Plans was produced for Phase 1 along with the master plat for all future phases.
Coca-Cola Plant Expansion
Aerial Development Engineering Surveying
1519 provided work for the Coca-Cola bottling plant located on the corner of Imperial and Hewitt Drive. Our Surveyors and Engineers provided services for a parking lot, building expansion, detention ponds, and future development at the plant. One of the key unique challenges to this project was the fact that this was an operating plant with a high amount of truck traffic in our project area. As such, it was next to impossible to conduct the needed survey work with traditional methods and maintain a safe working environment. We used one of our UAVs to collect the required topographic data and other site features needed for Civil Design.
Field Design/Surveying Services Included:
• General Construction Notes
• Dimension Control Plan
• Site Utility Design
• Planning & Zoning ordinances
• Pre/Post Drainage Calculations
• Modified Rational Method Detention Design
• TxDOT had to approve since we were along a TxDOT ROW
• Paving Design
• Grading Plan
• Water, Sanitary & Sewer
• Closed Conduit Storm Drain System Design
• Had to avoid an 8” water main that supplied the entire plant
• Erosion Control Plan
• Landscape & Irrigation Plans
• Construction Specifications
• Permitting Services
McLane Football Stadium
As such,1519 placed multiple crews on this project and took all logos off of trucks and equipment so they could not be identified.
As part of the survey, Second Order Horizontal and Vertical Control was set throughout the project site to ensure the highest accuracy standards for the planned Civil Engineering design that included not only the stadium but a marina and multiple platforms along the Brazos River. There were also multiple major utility lines affecting the property that could have made construction of the stadium impossible. As such, all above ground and below ground utilities were located and surveyed.
In addition to these services, the Gradient Boundary of the Brazos River had to be determined in order to establish the boundary between the proposed site and the state-owned Brazos riverbed. It was determined that there was a deed overlap between the Baylor property and the Lake rights that the City of Waco had to hold water within the riverbed. This required a meeting with the Gen- eral Land Office of Texas to resolve the encroachment of Lake Brazos (City of Waco property) on this Baylor property. Obviously, one of the main objectives was for Baylor to acquire the property and to fully understand the legal boundaries of the planned construction. The metes and bounds survey with all easements (which included I-35 and multiple franchise utilities), rights of way, utility locations, and all topographic data were provided to the client in AutoCad and Shape files along with the ASCII, TIN and DTM.