Willow Park Public Safety Building

Willow Park, TX

Expertise

  • Municipal

Services

  • civil engineering
  • landscape architecture

Size

  • 7.6 acres

Due to its growth, the City of Willow Park was in need of a larger public safety building to house its police and fire departments, as the existing facility was becoming too small. BHB provided civil engineering and landscape architecture services for this project that included a combined fire and police public safety building, as well as grading for a raised back patio which overlooks the onsite creek.

Rendering courtesy of Dewberry 

The new facility, located adjacent to a FEMA 100-year floodplain, was designed on a 7.6-acre lot with many existing trees and an existing playground to remain. BHB’s civil engineers were tasked with accounting for 22+ acres of offsite drainage and a 12-inch gas main with less than two feet of cover. A huge accomplishment for the team was configuring a parking lot grading design that increased the cover over the existing gas line. This allowed for the pavement to encroach into the gas easement while still achieving a majority of the site to remain as overland flow and reduce storm pipe extensions. The design also accommodated areas for a backup generator and radio tower so that they did not detract from the site’s appearance. The facility’s landscape was designed to meet the City of Willow Park’s landscape ordinance and included plants that are native and well adapted to the environment and climate of north central Texas. Site design put a priority on saving existing mature trees whenever possible. Final plans included the design of a new automatic underground landscape irrigation system.

Rendering courtesy of Dewberry 

Key People

  • Edward Chadwick, PE

  • Tom Kellogg, RLA

  • Shannon L. Nave, PE, CFM