315 College Main
CLIENT Parallel Co
LOCATION College Station
Site Civil Services
Quiddity was contracted by Parallel Co to perform civil engineering and surveying services for a high-rise apartment building in College Station, Texas. The 1.050-acre site is located south of the intersection of College Main and Louise Avenue.
College Station, home of Texas A&M University, is in constant need of new apartment developments to mitigate the demand for student housing, as enrollment rates continue to increase every year. Specifically, the area surrounding the popular Northgate district has maintained especially strong demand for student housing. Seeing as most of the Northgate area is already developed, Quiddity’s client engaged an existing Lutheran Church to redevelop their lot, with the proposed development incorporating the Lutheran church into the future building.
The resulting development will be a high-rise apartment building. Having received a building height variance from College Station, the proposed structure will be the tallest building in College Station, 19 stories, towering 200’ into the College Station skyline. Totaling 298 units and a total of 802 beds, the development will help alleviate the growing need for student housing in College Station. A large portion of the first floor will be dedicated to the Lutheran Church that previously existed on the lot. They will own and maintain the space, continuing their church’s operations in a modernized environment. Elements from the existing church, such as the stained glass, have been salvaged for future use.
Quiddity prepared the topo survey, ALTA survey, and civil construction drawings. The project site presented some interesting challenges. The existing site sheet flows towards the city R.O.W. and there is no storm sewer immediately adjacent to the site to connect to. Furthermore, the project represents a significant increase in impervious cover, so detention must be provided. However, due to the high-rise style of the project and the layout of the lot, there is no room for a typical detention pond. Therefore, a detention vault will be built into one corner of the first floor. The detention vault will outfall into a concrete flume, returning to sheet flow at the city ROW. The emergency overflow of the detention vault will be a large weir built into the side of the wall, which will contain a hinged grate that can be opened for maintenance purposes.
Quiddity worked with College Station staff to determine the best solutions for both the city and the developer. The project has been successful, with construction having started in May 2021. The project is expected to reach completion at the end of 2023.
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