JQ delivers structural engineering design expertise for Grapevine Main Development P3.
JQ is participating in the Grapevine Main project being developed through a public-private partnership (P3) consisting of the City of Grapevine, Texas; TEXRail; and Coury Hospitality. Grapevine Main is a $105 million multi-use, transit-oriented development in the historic downtown district of Grapevine.
JQ’s engagement included the structural engineering design of a four-story mixed-use building with a grand hall that will consist of food and retail outlets, office and meeting space; a six-story, 120-room boutique hotel; a train station; and a 38,000 square-foot outdoor public plaza. The crown jewel of the development is the 140-foot-tall clock tower and observation deck. All of these elements are tied together in an architectural style reminiscent of 19th century metropolitan train depots and public markets.
“We are honored to be working on this project with the City of Grapevine and Architexas, the lead project architect, both of whom we have worked with on multiple projects before,” said JQ Partner John Hoenig, P.E., LEED AP. “It’s very exciting to be involved in a project that blends the past with the future.”
JQ’s decades-long experience in historic preservation and adaptive reuse of public and commercial properties enabled the firm to engineer a modern structure that conveys the aesthetic character of historic buildings.
According to Hoenig, some of the more interesting and challenging engineering design elements of the project included the 140-foot-tall clock tower; the 65-foot-long span exposed historic arched trusses within the station; and an outdoor rooftop terrace, along with replicating historic structural detailing. The P3 project delivery method added an additional layer of contractual complexity.
Grapevine Main will be the signature southern gateway into downtown. The TEXRail station will offer rail transit to downtown Fort Worth and to DFW International Airport. The Hotel Vin will be owned and operated by Coury Hospitality under the Autograph Collection by Marriott. Manhattan Construction Company is the project’s general contractor, and construction is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
Information provided by JQ (www.jqeng.com), which provides structural and civil engineering, geospatial, and facility performance services throughout the southern United States.