Master Planning Services / Site Development

LCRA Office Complex, Park Street Site

MEC provided all site engineering for the major remodel and expansion of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) office complex. Work included drainage and hydrology analysis designs; grading, curb and gutter, and paving designs; water and wastewater utility designs; other utility designs; and approvals. The LCRA office complex incorporates demonstration sites for “best management practices” in the treatment of non-point source runoff.  MEC designed these facilities and assisted in obtaining a grant from the Texas Natural Resources and Conservation Commission Grant to fund the construction of the pilot facilities.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

A 30-acre church campus within the City of West Lake Hills – MEC assisted the Church in realizing its goal of expanding its ministries through the acquisition of a new site and replacement of its undersized facilities.  MEC’s work included an initial assessment of the property, preparation of preliminary studies and constraints analysis, floodplain analysis, and preparation of conceptual utility, parking, grading and building plans for the church.  MEC prepared the subdivision plat for the property and construction and permitting documents for the project’s site improvements.   The recently completed phase one project consists of a 500-seat assembly building and 30,000 sf pastoral center.

Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI)

TXI, a major developer of gravel and material processing for the Central Texas region, retained MEC to prepare construction plans and permit applications for a large-scale mining operation along the north bank of the Colorado River.  MEC provided site and drainage designs, permit applications and processing of approvals.  MEC also provided support documents and participated in public hearings before city boards and commissions to secure approvals of the necessary variances for the project.

Riverbend Baptist Church

A 40-acre church campus located along Loop 360 in the sensitive Hill Country of west of Austin – MEC has been the engineer-of-record since 1985 for the Riverbend Church.  MEC’s work has included the preparation of overall utility, parking, grading and building master plans for the church.  MEC has prepared construction and permitting documents for all site improvements including the recently completed 4000-seat assembly building.  Work has included hydrology and floodplain analysis; stormwater filtration design; grading and parking design; water and wastewater utility designs; governmental approvals; and construction support.

Eanes ISD Stadium

MEC was retained by the District to provide civil engineering services for the renovation and expansion of the stadium at Westlake High School.  The services included utility relocation, drainage design, and permitting.

Westlake High School 9th Grade Addition

MEC was retained by the District to provide civil engineering services for the expansion of the Westlake High School to incorporate a ninth grade center.  As part of this work, MEC collaborated with the District’s architect, planner and traffic consultant in the preparation of a masterplan for the 25-acre campus.  The masterplan was prepared based on the projected enrollment growth and programmatic needs of the District.  MEC’s work included an analysis of the existing and projected utility demands, drainage facilities, roadways, parking, and physical education facilities of the campus. MEC also prepared construction plans for the major utility, drainage, parking and play fields for the ninth grade center.

The Forum

A 14-acre health/retirement center in Austin – Work included drainage and hydrology analysis designs; grading, curb and gutter, and paving designs; water and wastewater utility designs; other utility designs; approvals; and construction support.

Cielo

A 30 acre commercial building project for 287,000 square feet of office space in Austin – Work included drainage and hydrology analysis designs; grading, paving designs; water and wastewater utility designs, (including a lift station); other utility designs; approvals; and construction support.

Waterford Centre

A 38-acre commercial/retail project located in Austin at the intersection of US 183 and FM 1325 – Work included engineering support for the creation of a public improvement district to finance the improvements; drainage designs; roadway designs; water and wastewater utility designs; off-site utility designs; additional lanes on FM 1325; and approvals.

Lake Travis ISD Stadium

Design of site grading, water, wastewater, and drainage improvements and provided construction administration.  Prepared detailed construction plans, contract specifications and cost estimates.  Processed the project through review and approval.

Bank of the West

A commercial building project for 46,500 square foot bank building in Austin – Work included hydrology analysis; grading, curb and gutter, and paving designs; water and wastewater utility designs; a large retaining wall and fill design; approvals; and construction support.

Limecreek

Limecreek is a 14-acre commercial site for a State Department of Highways and Public Transportation maintenance facility located at Cedar Park, Texas. Work included hydrology analysis; drainage and detention designs; grading, curb and gutter, and paving designs; water and wastewater utility designs; coordination of surveying; approvals; and construction support.

Pflugerville Hall

A four-acre commercial building project for a 10,000 square foot community center in Pflugerville, Texas – Work included supervision and coordination of grading and drainage; water and wastewater utilities; approvals; and site and building construction support.

Del Valle Correctional Facility

Expansion of the Del Valle Detention Facility for Travis County.  Work included planning, survey coordination, water and wastewater system design, site grading and drainage, off-site utility coordination, and approvals.

City of Austin Airport Master Plans (Manor Site)

This project consisted of master plan preparation for the proposed airport.  Murfee Engineering was responsible for the grading and drainage and utilities preliminary design and cost estimates.  The grading and drainage elements included a hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of Wilbarger and Cottonwood Creeks and their tributaries affecting the airport site.  A preliminary detention analysis situated stormwater detention ponds to serve the airport site at a fully developed condition.  The TR-20 and HEC-2 computer programs were used for this study.

The Grove at Falconhead

A 9 acre site with 47 townhome sites, private streets, utility infrastructure, water quality, parking, amenity center and pool – MEC provided all site engineering including planning, design, and construction management. This site is located in the Falconhead Subdvivsion off RM 620 within the sensitive Hill Country in the City of Bee Cave. This project was unique in that the private streets, utilities, and building sites were located to save the majority of the trees on the site. This required extensive coordination with Austin Energy and other entities to obtain approval of the utility alignments.

Emmaus Parish Activity Center

A 17,274 square foot activity center sitting on 14 acres in the City of Lakeway. The project was phased with the first phase consisting of a triangular shaped parking lot on the eastern side of the tract and the southern access drive to maintain access for the existing church facilities. Phase Two completed the northern drive with drop-off and pick-up access and the 17,274 SF activity center. MECs role included preparation of the overall utility, parking, grading, and building master plans. Work included construction plans; drainage system design to coordinate with existing facilities; evaluation of existing water quality and detention facilities; grading and parking design; water and wastewater utility designs; governmental approvals; and construction support.

Querencia on Barton Creek

A 37.9 acre retirement community near Austin, Texas.  The 271-unit facility included over 200,000 square feet of drives and parking and over 160,000 square feet of buildings and other impervious cover.  It is located in the environmentally-sensitive Barton Creek watershed and in the contributing zone of the Edwards Aquifer.  Runoff from the site is treated with a combination of vegetative filter strips and retention/irrigation.