Land Development - Featured Projects

 

DOWNTOWN DISNEY
Walt Disney Imagineering
Orlando, Florida

This 365,000 square foot retail, dining and entertainment district included master utility permitting and design; individual site design for Rainforest Cafe, Wolfgang Pucks, House of Blues, Bongo's Cuban Cafe, 41 Street Coffee Shop and Cirque; and required parking facilities for 4,155 vehicles, two bus terminals and valet parking.  Located adjacent and to the west of the existing AMC/Pleasure Island facilities, this new complex required construction permitting through the ACOE, SFWMD, RCID and FDEP.  Wetland mitigation for the taking of approximately 5.2 acres of jurisdictional wetlands was included in the scope of the project.





EMPLOYEE PARKING FACILITY AND ACCESS ROADS
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport
Orlando, Florida

This parking facility consist of 4,380-space parking lot, a controlled bus loop system with covered staging areas, restrooms and a bus maintenance facility.  GOAA employees will use this area for long and short term controlled parking.  Employees will enter through a toll booth that will check for authorized access, park and catch a bus to the main terminal.  Available to the employees is a covered staging area for the buses with restrooms and vending machines.  This parking lot also has  above average night lighting for additional security.

Stormwater systems was designed and permitted through the City of Orlando, GOAA and the South Florida Water Management District. In addition, WBQ also widened several access roads and a bridge.


ALLTEL STADIUM
Jacksonville, Florida

This 3,831 space parking facility was designed by WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc. as a subconsultant to the general engineering firm of BHR, prime consultant to the City of Jacksonville.  Built in six phases to allow for a transition of parking facilities for adjacent users, this design included permitting through the SJRWMD, ACOE and FDEP.  Parking layout and the bus terminal were schematically reviewed with the City to establish a maximum yield of spaces in the available space.  This included using parking widths for the standard space of eight feet six inches.  The drainage collection system and surface parking facility in the southwest lot was designed to negate any impact to an existing contaminated area which had been contained by the installation of slurry walls.  This design package was completed in approximately three months due to the accelerated completion schedule.


SUPERHERO ISLAND, ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc. provided Universal Studios with the infrastructure design for the Superhero Island within Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.  The site development included the design of the sanitary and storm sewer for eight buildings (varying from Theme Attractions to Food Services).  Pavement design for concrete and asphalt surfaces including H-20 Loading parade route).  The design for all back of house, loading dock facilities, themed hardscape and landscape grading and coordination between the adjacent Islands, Toon Lagoon and Port of Entry.



ORANGE
COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
PHASE V EXPANSION

Orlando, Florida

WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc. was the lead civil engineering consultant for the Phase V expansion of the Orange County Convention Center.  This major expansion project provided an additional 1.1 million square feet of exhibition space, together with ancillary meeting rooms, banquet halls and food service facilities.  This phase of the project was developed on a 246-acre site across from the existing Convention Center. The site facilities included surface parking for over 3,600 automobiles, a delivery truck marshalling yard, pick-up and drop-off areas for busses and passenger vehicles, and approximately 41 acres of stormwater management ponds. The unique hardscape design and lush landscaping included in the project allowed for beautiful yet efficient pedestrian circulation and gathering areas around the perimeter of the Convention Center complex.






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