Fort Bend County, Texas
Quality. Sienna Plantation was once the largest sugar cane plantation and a hub of activity for Fort Bend County. A well-storied past includes the site’s confiscation for military use by General Sam Houston during the battle for Texas independence and use as a waystation during the Civil War. The Sienna Plantation community incorporates the property’s rich and diverse history and includes buildings from the 1800’s. LJA’s approach to Sienna Plantation’s development was to preserve its rich and valuable character while providing modern infrastructure and engineering.
LJA has provided comprehensive engineering, surveying, and planning services for the conceptual approach, design, and construction of the levee systems, stormwater pump stations, water and wastewater treatment plants and drainage facilities, as well as lift stations, amenity lakes, and detention ponds. The community is surrounded by 21 miles of levees under the control of Sienna Plantation LID and contains seven MUDs and a management district for commercial land uses. LJA provides ongoing support and engineering services for these districts.
Sienna Plantation is a 7,000-acre master planned, mixed-use community of 14,000 homes for over 50,000 residents, amid 300 acres of commercial development. LJA’s initial services for this massive project included assisting in the drafting of a landmark development agreement between the developers and the City of Missouri City, the creation of numerous MUDs, and the expansion of a LID. Apartments, greenbelts, landscape reserves, parkland, and open space are abundant along with amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, community centers, lakes, parks and trails, amphitheater, waterpark, educational facilities, a Houston Community College campus, and library. The design calls for protection of the property’s natural environment and existing lakes and preservation of trees.
Part of LJA’s task included assisting in the development of architectural and engineering standards for the community as part of an agreement between the developers and the officials of Missouri City—the first of its kind. Although the community is outside Missouri City’s limits, it is being developed according to the City’s standards and protected with deed restrictions. Details such as light posts, signs, and sidewalks have been incorporated into the strict architectural/engineering guidelines. LJA coordinated with consultants on issues ranging from wetlands to the development of amenities and school sites throughout the development.
For more information regarding this project, please contact Noe Escobar, PE @firstname.lastname@example.org.
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