Chesapeake Energy Headquarters Building
Chesapeake Energy Headquarters Building (formerly Pier I Headquarters), Fort Worth, Texas
One of Fort Worth’s landmark projects continues to reflect the City’s standing as an economic powerhouse of the state and the country. The Chesapeake Energy Building began as the headquarters for Pier 1 at a time when Fort Worth was known for the retail giants such as Radio Shack, Bombay Company, Tandy Leather, and, of course, Pier I. As Fort Worth’s claim-to-fame moved into the energy sector during the Barnett Shale explosion, Pier 1 sold the building to Chesapeake for their headquarters. At the inception of the $90 million, 20-story glass and steel structure, Pier 1 engaged Dunaway in the site development of their 450,000 SF new headquarters building on the banks of the Trinity River. Upon the transfer of the property in 2008, the name was changed to Chesapeake Plaza. Dunaway provided civil engineering, site development and infrastructure design, including streets and utilities. Significant challenges included relocation of existing utilities, development of access including new streets, and coordination with the City and other jurisdictional agencies due to the location on the Trinity River levee.
Worth Hills Residential Village
TCU Residential Worth Hills First Phase of New 2000-Unit Residential Village
The first phase of TCU’s redevelopment of their Worth Hills campus, located southwest of the main campus at Stadium Drive and Bellaire Drive North, is well underway and expected to be open in August 2013. Dunaway provided civil engineering and site development for both the public and private infrastructure associated with a 20-acre campus. Dunaway’s work began with conceptual design for ultimate build out of a 2000-bed student residential village. The conceptual design includes additional parking, a parking deck, and a stand-alone dining facility. A portion of the site will be dedicated to Greek housing. The assignment includes evaluation of franchised utilities. An existing pond is under study for potential development into a chain of mini lakes to enhance drainage and serve as a signature water feature. At full build out, the site may host as many as 35 buildings. Phased development is planned to accommodate funding availability and construction costs. The 2013 goal is to have 400 students in a residence in the Worth Hills campus. The TCU master plan for housing is to ultimately maintain a level of having 2/3rds for all undergraduates living on campus. Construction cost: at full build out (subject to change): $28 million.
Devon’s Lake Benbrook Drilling Program, Devon Energy, Benbrook, Texas
Dunaway provided civil engineering, survey and environmental services for one of the well site pads in Devon’s Lake Benbrook Drilling Program. The well site pad is called the “super pad” due to site development complexities related to its location on the side of a hill. The site needed to be lowered about 20 feet in order to provide a 12-acre, level pad site. The key challenge: 200,000 cubic yards of excess material must be removed in order to create the site needed for capture of gas resources located under the lake. Solution: Dunaway designed a grading plan that cut the earthwork in half. Through careful design, the pad site was accomplished with removal of less than 100,000 cubic yards of excess material, reducing both cost and disturbance from earth removal trucks active in the neighborhood.
South Main Street Complete Streets, Fort Worth South, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
Dunaway is participating in the development of the “complete street” plans and designs for the continued revitalization of the Fort Worth South District south of the downtown Fort Worth area. The project includes multi-modal use/access to 4,780 linear feet of 2-lane and 3-lane undivided roadway along South Main Street. Key elements include street parallel parking, bike lanes, planning zones, pedestrian corridors, crosswalks, and dual modern streetcar tracks, with a goal of creating a LEED Certified Neighborhood. The initiative is led by Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) and Townsite Companies includes conceptual design for streetscape, public utility and drainage, franchise utility, traffic plans, signage, sidewalks, barrier-free ramps, bike lanes, landscaping and sustainable storm water strategies. The assignment includes review of best ideas and best practices included in the Fort Worth South adopted document, “South Main Urban Village Plan” and ITE’s “Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach.” An economic impact development analysis is also included.
Edwards Ranch Properties, Fort Worth, Texas
Dunaway Associates has provided land development services for Edwards Geren Limited across their land holdings in southwest Fort Worth for the last 20 years. Edwards Ranch Riverhills, Phase One is a 64-lot, 43-acre, 20,000-plus square foot lot single-family development, part of the overall 450-home Riverhills subdivision. The site design required special consideration due to 120 foot of elevation difference present on the site. Coordination with various other consultants and the City of Fort Worth due to nearby City/TxDOT/NTTA projects under design and construction added additional complexity to the already challenging site conditions. The completed Phase One is the first of five phases in the Riverhills development. Also included in this assignment was a Master Drainage Plan and design which accommodates the fully developed flows from the future 121T Chisholm Trail (formerly Southwest) Parkway. The design includes a series of linked detention ponds with aesthetic, standing pools and hidden outfall structures. The preliminary excavation amount of the proposed ponds is in excess of 200,000 cubic yards. Edwards Ranch Clearfork is a 273-acre development located in southwest Fort Worth, on the north side of the Trinity River. The development includes upscale residential development with mid-rise office buildings and high-end retail and restaurants. The west side of the development is predominantly office space, and the east side is mixed-use, integrating higher-density residential with office and retail. The development features substantial open space with access to Clearfork parks and the Trinity Trails network. Dunaway provided all infrastructure development including grading and drainage, water and sewer lines, storm water facilities, and streets. Once fully built out, Clearfork will be a high end Urban Village, with up to 2 million SF of office space, 1.2 million SF of retail space and 2,500 residential units. Its open spaces will connect to Trinity Trails, a 30 mile hike and bike system along the River. Southwest Parkway will put Clearfork's population within a three-minute drive to downtown Fort Worth. Overland is comprised of approximately 200 acres of zoned, planned mixed-use development for which Dunaway provided a unique solution for improving the land. Dunaway negotiated the transfer of soil from the excavation site of the Chisholm Trail Parkway under construction at another portion of the Edwards Geren property. The elevation of the entire 200 acres was raised from 5 to 30 feet (depth varied) with the addition of transferred soil. Dunaway also conducted Waters of the U.S. studies, assisted with relocation of waterlines, and a long range water/sewer study. Also a grading and drainage study was conducted.
Sundance Square Central Plaza & Cassidy Building Renovation, The Projects Group, Fort Worth, Texas
Dunaway is providing civil engineering and infrastructure development for two infill properties. One property is the future site of The Central Plaza, which encompasses two downtown blocks and includes two five-story buildings and an open plaza. The second property, The Cassidy, occupies a one block area west of the proposed Central Plaza and is the site of a six-story building with connections to the adjacent Sanger Lofts. Both properties are slated for ground floor retail space and office space on upper floors, with a residential penthouse on the top floor of The Cassidy. The primary responsibility of the civil engineer is to prepare design/construction documents for both private and public infrastructure, provide services during bid/award and provide construction administration services for both The Central Plaza development and The Cassidy development.
Department of Public Safety Drivers’ License MegaCenter, Development 2000, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
Dunaway is providing a variety of civil engineering and land surveying services for a new Drivers’ License MegaCenter for the Department of Public Safety. The MegaCenter is located on a seven-acre tract of land located near Eastchase Parkway along Brentwood Stair Road. This project is part of the State’s $60 million plan to build six megacenters across Texas. The main purpose of the new facility is to streamline the process of driver’s licensing across North Texas by alleviating the overcrowded existing facilities of continuous population growth. Dunaway’s scope of services for the MegaCenter include preliminary coordination with the City of Fort Worth staff, due diligence, boundary survey, final plat, storm water management plan (SWMP), construction plans for private improvements, storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), franchise utility coordination, landscape architecture (planting design), irrigation design, topographic survey, tree survey, urban forestry and traffic study. The project is estimated to be complete by 2013.