Rendering courtesy of KDC
RTM has provided engineering design services for several projects within CityLine, a 186-acre mixed-use development featuring 92,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and entertainment venues in Richardson, TX.
CityLine Kitchen, which houses multiple lunch restaurants in one location including Flip, The Kitchen Table, Eight, The Green House, Subway and Starbucks, required upgrades to the infrastructure to make the property competitive in the retail market. RTM was tasked with surveying four existing spaces and providing the best solution for upgrading the electrical and gas service, exhaust chases, air conditioning schemes and outside air venting.
RTM performed thorough due diligence of the tenant spaces to understand the modifications needed to improve the functionality of the space and provided a summary of options that would directly affect CityLine, tenants, and our design. RTM was successful in implementing the best design to provide infrastructure to the spaces by recommending a VRF system. A VRF system will put the entire HVAC system in the control of the tenant while offering energy efficiency, quiet operation, and simultaneous heating and cooling capabilities to provide consistent comfort.
Additionally, RTM worked on projects for Building 3 and 4 of the development, which house first floor retail and restaurant spaces, parking garage floors, and commercial space.
RTM provided infrastructure work to Building 4 including load calculations and coordinating electrical conduit and refrigerant line routes and requirements from the parking garage to the tenant spaces. RTM is also providing peer review for the tenant improvement work being performed for the tenant spaces in the building.
The first floor restaurant space within Building 3 required 3-4 20-ton condensing units which were located in the parking garage above, and were producing enough heat to melt the plastic thermostats used to monitor the temperature. RTM was brought in to assess the situation and provide a solution for the overheating issue within the garage. The louvers in the garage were evaluated for air flow performance, and the correct exhaust fans were specified in order to improve air movement.