Bayland Island Development

City of Baytown | Baytown, Texas

Baseline | DCCM provided the surveying associated with the development of this 27-acre peninsula (island) located south of SH 146, just east of the Fred Hartman Bridge in the City of Baytown. Close coordination was conducted with the City of Baytown officials, title companies, and developers. The surveying included detailed abstracting of a chain of title associated with mineral leases, pipelines, and real property records. The firm performed a shoreline boundary survey of the tidally influenced boundaries, boundary surveys of upland boundaries, and topographic surveys of the island. Additionally, Baseline | DCCM prepared an American Land Title Association/National Society for Professional Surveyors survey of the island and roadway access from SH 146, as well as a 6.8-acre portion of the island for development. The firm also coordinated utility and access easements and prepared and coordinated the platting of the entire project.

An existing marina sports bar and grill facility is located on the island. Locating and identifying existing utility easements and utilities that served the island was difficult, especially a non-visible sanitary sewer force main. The Baseline | DCCM office personnel and field crew worked closely with the city’s public works department, subsurface utility engineering consultants, and others to excavate and locate the buried utility in various places and obtain an accurate location and depth of the line.

Another challenge faced during the project was coordinating with engineers, architects, city planners, and various city departments. Baseline | DCCM implemented a solution by conducting regularly scheduled team progress and scheduling meetings. These meetings were crucial in ensuring the project remained on track and continued progressing productively. Additionally, weekly progress reports were provided to the City of Baytown to inform them about the project’s status. Through this experience, it was learned that regular meetings with the entire team not only help prevent potential issues but also promote organization and accelerate the project’s overall progress.

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