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MASTER PLANNING - Brooks Campus 1
MASTER PLANNING - Brooks Campus 2

Brooks is a 1,300-acre mixed use community in San Antonio, TX. It is owned and managed by the Brooks Development Authority (BDA) as a public-private partnership to redevelop the former Brooks Air Force Base.

Parra & Co, as a sub-consultant of Overland Partners (Lead Architect / Master planner) partook on creating the new Masterplan that would establish in detail the sustainable development of Brooks. Parra & Co served as the Project Manager for this master plan.

The main goal for this project was to find the highest and best use for each parcel of land, while establishing connectivity and promoting low impact development for the area.

Scope of work for Parra & Co included:

  • Providing single point-of-contact for the client
  • Minority goal tracking and consideration
  • Integrating a cross-functional group of consultants and sub-consultants
  • Development and tracking of schedule and milestone list
  • Providing meeting agendas and minutes
  • Briefing BDS
  • Assist in developing a project baseline that may be used for subsequent project evaluations
  • Integrated change control
  • Coordination with City of San Antonio, San Antonio River Authority, as well as other stakeholders and partnering agencies
  • Research and comment on Smart Cities Guidelines applicable to Brooks
  • Research and comment on Sustainability Design Guidelines to serve as a base for development
MASTER PLANNING - Tomball 1
MASTER PLANNING - Tomball 2

Engaged by a private developer, Parra & Co is in charge of the Civil Engineering, Project Management and Construction Administration of a 50-acre parcel near
Tomball, TX in Harris County.

A project that presents itself with two constraints: an active fault line and two gas pipeline easements, but nothing our team cannot handle. Parra & Co designed the master plan and preliminary engineering for one public street, water supply and wastewater connection, a detention pond, and a storm sewer in the main road.

Our team is also prepared the property’s plat and further subdividing it into macro-lots. The site is master planned as a mixed-use community with a boutique hotel, retail & office space, multi-family, and single-family development.
Parra & Co also worked on Platting, Site Plan, Master Grading plan, Utility plan, Drainage Mitigation plan, Stormwater Lift Station plan, Fire Lane, Utility Extensions, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Stormwater Quality Management Plant (SWQMP), Agency Coordination (TxDOT, Harris County, Two easement owners).

MASTER PLANNING SAMPLE PROJECTS

2019 | Brooks Campus Masterplan & Sustainability Guidelines

Parra & Co played a crucial role in the revitalization of Brooks, a 1,300-acre mixed-use community in San Antonio, TX, managed by the Brooks Development Authority (BDA). Collaborating as a sub-consultant to Overland Partners, the lead architect and master planner, our mission was to create a comprehensive Master Plan for Brooks, focusing on sustainable development and connectivity while optimizing land use. We aimed to identify the best possible uses for each parcel of land within the community, with an emphasis on promoting low-impact development practices.

Our scope of work encompassed various critical tasks, including acting as a single point of contact for the client, tracking and considering minority goals, and facilitating seamless collaboration among a diverse group of consultants and sub-consultants. We diligently managed schedules and milestones, prepared meeting agendas and minutes, and engaged with key stakeholders such as the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio River Authority, and other partnering agencies. Additionally, our team conducted extensive research to recommend Smart Cities and Sustainability Design Guidelines tailored to the unique needs of the Brooks project, laying the foundation for its sustainable and prosperous future.

2020 | Tomball 50 acres Master Plan

Engaged by a private developer, Parra & Co is in charge of the Civil Engineering, Project Management and Construction Administration of a 50-acre parcel near Tomball, TX. (Harris County)

A project that presents itself with two constraints: an active fault line and two gas pipeline easements, but nothing our team cannot handle. Parra & Co is currently designing the infrastructure for the development, including: one public street, water supply and wastewater connection, a detention pond, and a storm sewer in the main road. 

Our team is also preparing the property’s plat and further subdividing it into macro-lots. The site is master planned as a mixed-use community with a boutique hotel, retail & office space, multi-family, and single-family development.

Parra & Co is producing Platting, Site Plan, Master Grading plan, Utility plan, Drainage Mitigation plan, Storm Water Lift Station plan, Fire Lane, Utility Extensions, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Storm Water Quality Management Plant (SWQMP), Agency Coordination (TxDOT,  Harris County, Two easement owners).

Other Master Planning Projects:

  • Laredo Integrated Water Master Plan. Laredo, TX
  • R.E.A.L. Multimodal Transit Facility Master Plan Revision (Phase 1). Alice, TX
  • FM Rd 1488 & Wedgewood Dr Mixed Use Development Master Plan. Magnolia, TX
  • Project Discovery & Civil Engineering Master Planning for 1500 FM 150. Kyle, TX

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