Client Warner Group
Location Parker, Texas
Scope 407-acre master planned development; 301 one- and two-acre single-family lots

Kings Crossing

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Entitlements and Approvals
  • Topography and Boundary Surveys
  • Planning and Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Design and Construction Documents
  • Concept Plan Developers Agreement
  • Storm Sewer and Regional Lift Station Design
  • Hydrology Study in FEMA Floodplain

Overview

Upscale single-family homes on 1- to 2-acre lots make up this beautiful new master planned development in Parker, Texas. Parker was recently rated as the #1 most desirable suburb in the DFW Metroplex.

Westwood’s relationship with the client extends over two decades, lending confidence in the experience needed to bring this 407-acre master planned development from concept to completion. The site is expected to include 301 lots when the project is complete.

Pre-engineering for Better Design

Westwood is widely recognized for advanced problem solving by doing a large portion of the engineering in the preliminary design stages of a project. This provides our clients with the information they need prior to closing a property or proceeding with development. The site design focused on leveraging a natural winding creek, lakes, and an abundance of mature trees to create premiere home sites with easy access to nature trails, parks, and fitness stations. The client and City were extremely satisfied with the effort to minimize potential issues and maintain the integrity of the natural environment on the site.

Managing Major Earthwork

The initial phases of Kings Crossing required careful coordination and collaboration due to the large amount of challenges which consisted of a unique flood plain, large earthwork volume, and livestock,and existing utilities traversing the site.

A flood plain analysis showed the need for an additional 100,000 cubic yards of fill on the site. The team utilized the drainage basin of two existing lakes and created stock ponds to meet the permitting requirements. This solution reduced the need for hauling in additional fill and resulted in new livestock watering holes.

An existing sanitary sewer system ran through the site and needed to be removed in order to accommodate the new system. A new sewer line which conveyed both the existing and proposed development including a lift station was built. With careful timing and speed, the switch from the existing sanitary sewer to the new line was made with no disruption to residents.