Commercial Development

Our engineers offer a full spectrum of services to clients in all areas of commercial, business, multi-family, and industrial site development. We provide planning, platting, permitting, engineering design, surveying, and construction phase services. These projects typically include underground utilities such as water, sewer, and drainage; parking and paving lot design, turn lanes / deceleration lanes, detention facilities, lift stations, and, occasionally, storm water pump stations. With our extensive experience working and coordinating with land planners, architects, developers, attorneys, and various local municipalities, we have the resources to help your project succeed.

Costello has successfully completed numerous site development projects for developers in the Houston metropolitan area, including First Colony Mall, Sugar Land Town Square, the Methodist Hospital System, Lake Pointe, Santiko’s Palladium Theater, and the Katy Mills Mall.

We have worked on commercial site development projects in Brazoria, Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties, as well as in the cities (or ETJs) of Galveston, Houston, Katy, Missouri City, Pearland, Richmond, Stafford, and Sugar Land, Texas.

Commercial Development Services include:

  • Development Feasibility/Schematic Design
  • Coordination with Project Architect, Planner and Landscape Architect
  • Underground Utility Design (water, sewer and drainage)
  • Paving Design for Streets and Parking Facilities
  • Detention Facility/Pond Design
  • Storm Water Pump Station Design
  • Lift Station Design
  • Sustainable Design (Low Impact Design, LEED ) 
  • Lake Pointe Mixed-Use Community

    Lake Pointe Mixed-Use Community

    An on-going project for a 186-acre mixed-use community located in northeast Fort Bend County is a part of the prestigious First Colony development. We serve as the District Engineer for First Colony MUD 10 which was created to provide internal water, sewer and drainage for the property.

    In the original master plan for the First Colony project, the area had been zoned as a Commercial Reserve and we assisted the developers in re-zoning for a mixed use community. Costello provided the necessary exhibits, infrastructure cost estimates and, ultimately, platting the proposed changes. The overall re-zoning effort included close coordination with the City of Sugar Land Planning & Zoning Commission as well as with the City Council.

  • Sugar Land Town Square

    Sugar Land Town Square

    This 32-acre lifestyle center is located at the southeast corner of US 59 & SH 6 in the heart of First Colony. The project includes: a full-service Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Sugar Land City Hall, mid-rise residential, 450,000 square feet of office space, with 235,000 square feet of upscale retail and restaurants and a 1.4-acre pedestrian plaza in a walkable downtown setting.

    In the original master plan for First Colony, this area was zoned B-2, a Business Reserve. Therefore, Costello assisted the developer in having the property re-zoned and platted, requiring close coordination with the City of Sugar Land Planning & Zoning Commission, as well as with the City Council.

    Project responsibilities included site grading, platting, design and construction surveys, and the design of water, sewer, paving, and drainage facilities for the entire development, including City Hall. Costello was also responsible for providing construction phase services.

  • The Menninger Clinic

    The Menninger Clinic

    Costello designed the Menninger Epicenter, an international psychiatric hospital that covers 30-acres of a 50-acre complex with a build out of six patient care buildings (160 beds), school, dining facility, wellness complex, chapel, bookstore, and offices. The second phase consists of a medical office-building complex.

    Costello was responsible for providing schematic design including grading, drainage, water, and sanitary design. In addition, we provided a hydraulic analysis for interim and ultimate conditions for the entire site and wrote the Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP) design report and worked with the Landscape Architects to design a detention pond and berms (up to 15’ high) around the perimeter of the site.