Mixed Use Office Park │ San Antonio, Texas

The educational facilities of an existing church were repurposed and remodeled to create Uptown Square, a 3-story office tower located on a 3-acre commercial tract.

The owner of the property requested the new office building and church facility site be subdivided and re-platted into three tracts. Additionally, the adjacent tract, used as a parking facility, was to be divided and platted for commercial development. Both properties are located in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

As requested by the owner, Cude divided and re-platted the two sites and presented several options for the existing building's site layout.  Cude delivered the a solution for treating detained storm water which complied with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) water quality regulations

Library and Community Center  │ Pleasanton, Texas

Renovation of existing buildings, parking, and public areas to provide community center and library facilities for the City of Pleasanton

Located near the highway, the plans for this project proposed to abandon an existing street and use it as a memorial plaza, making a safer gathering space for the community. Adjacent businesses expressed concerns related to available parking. Additionally, the site suffered from poor drainage. The project included new parking and gathering areas within areas with existing grading and drainage issues.

Cude, alongside the architect and contractor, coordinated with City and TxDOT staff to re-purpose the existing street. Our team designed parking accommodations to maximize accessibility while improving drainage and access to adjacent businesses.

Community Church  │ San Antonio, Texas

The CrossBridge Community Church complex features a Worship Center, an Education Center, and a Multi-Purpose/Youth Building, along with parking (2,800 total spaces) and utilities on 25-acre site

The church site was unplatted, located on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and heavily treed with a steep topography. Part of the master plan process was to create a strategy on how to minimize grading and maximize tree preservation so the site would preserve the natural environment to the greatest extent possible. 

Cude prepared and submitted a subdivision plat, including off-site drainage and sanitary sewer easements. A WPAP was required during the design phase and Cude determined that two underground stormwater treatment facilities would be the most cost-efficient and aesthetically pleasing solution for accomplishing the required treatment of the stormwater runoff. Additionally, Cude prepared one of the first Sewage Collection System (SCS) Plans as newly required by TCEQ for the sanitary sewer system.