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Transforming Texas Landscapes: The Oleanders at Broadway Project

In the heart of Galveston, Texas, a transformative project known as The Oleanders at Broadway is reshaping the landscape of affordable housing. At JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., we are proud to have played a pivotal role in this significant development. Our involvement in The Oleanders at Broadway project underscores our commitment to excellence in civil, structural, and environmental engineering services, particularly in land development and site improvements across Texas, including major metropolitan areas like Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Galveston Bay, and Beaumont.

A Certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE)

JRH Engineering is not just a leader in engineering services; we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). These certifications are a testament to our dedication to diversity and inclusion within the engineering industry, reflecting our commitment to providing opportunities for women and historically underutilized businesses.

WBE and HUB Certification

As a WBE and HUB certified firm, we are recognized for our efforts in fostering an inclusive environment that supports the growth and development of women and underrepresented groups in the engineering sector.

WOSB Certification

Our certification as a Woman Owned Small Business by the Small Business Administration (SBA) further emphasizes our dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion within the engineering industry.

Engineering Excellence in The Oleanders at Broadway

The Oleanders at Broadway project is a multifamily affordable housing development that spans five city blocks, featuring 348 units with ground-level parking and 12 townhome buildings totaling 42 units. This development, designed to be elevated 14 feet above ground level, includes amenities such as a pool, playground, and a park. It represents a significant step towards providing mixed-income housing opportunities in Galveston, Texas.

Our role in this project was comprehensive, encompassing a wide range of engineering services essential for the success of such a large-scale development. We provided Civil Engineering, Stormwater design, drainage design, grading design, water utility design, sanitary sewer design, and paving design. These services were crucial in ensuring that the infrastructure of The Oleanders at Broadway met the highest standards for safety, functionality, and environmental compliance.

Project funding for Texas Projects

The project was developed in partnership between the Galveston Housing Authority (GHA) and McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. (MBS). It aims to provide mixed-income housing opportunities, with 174 public housing units, 87 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) units, and 87 market-rate units


Funding for the Oleander at Broadway project came from multiple sources. It was financed with $33.9 million in HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster (CDBG-DR) funding provided through the Texas General Land Office, almost $3.9 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits allotted by the State of Texas, $51.8 million in tax-exempt bond proceeds, and a $12 million construction loan from U.S. Bank, N.A. The project is managed by McCormack Baron Management and developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. (MBS), with GHA acting as a sub-developer. The limited partnership that owns the project includes GHA, MBS, and RBC Community Investments

Local Expertise, Global Standards for Texas Projects

As a local Texan firm, JRH Engineering brings an unparalleled understanding of the local permit requirements and environmental considerations unique to Texas. Our deep knowledge of the state's diverse topography and regulatory landscape enables us to deliver projects that not only meet but exceed expectations. This local expertise, combined with our commitment to accountability, time efficiency, and project dollar value, ensures that we provide our clients with the highest quality of service.


The Oleanders at Broadway project is a testament to what can be achieved when innovative engineering solutions meet community needs. At JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., we are honored to have contributed to this landmark development. Our involvement in The Oleanders at Broadway is a clear demonstration of our capabilities and our dedication to enhancing the communities we serve.

For those looking to develop or redevelop their property within Texas, especially in the Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Galveston Bay, and Beaumont metropolitan areas, JRH Engineering is your trusted partner. Our expertise in civil engineering, structural engineering, and environmental engineering, combined with our certifications as a WBE, HUB, and WOSB, positions us uniquely to support your next land development project.

Let's transform Texas landscapes together. Contact JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. today to learn how we can bring your vision to life.


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