Gardena Transit Admin Operations Maintenance Facility


Owner : City of Gardena
Contact : Charles Smith | | (310) 838-9586
Year Project Started : 2007
Year Project Constructed : 2009
Project Cost : $38M
Contract Amount : $89,934.00
Address : 15350 Van Ness Ave., Gardena, CA 90249
Client : HOK
9530 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Project Description:

The City of Gardena intends to complete the Gardena Transit Administration, Maintenance & Operations Facility using a Design-Build approach. The 10-acre campus includes a 2 story 24,000 square foot administration building that remains operational 24 hours a day. The 43,000 square foot maintenance building contains state of the art equipment to service the entire fleet of transit vehicles. The 4,000 square foot bus wash and 2,800 square foot brake inspection buildings provide an all-inclusive service yard the City needs to maintain its transportation services. A portion of the bus parking lot is shaded by a 108,000 square foot photovoltaic structure that includes over 432 modules which provide green power to the campus. The project is currently under consideration by the USGBC for a LEED Silver Rating.

VCA’s Role:

Accordingly, VCA Engineers, Inc. provided civil engineering services for the facility, and prepared advanced separate construction documents that would depict the removal of all surface features of the site including buildings, its foundations, concrete and asphalt pavements, light poles, billboards, and landscaping. VCA also showed the removal of subsurface structures such as wet underground utilities like water, sanitary sewer, and storm drains. After the site was cleared and grubbed of all above and underground structures, the site was rough-graded to properly drain and prepared for the next phase of construction of permanent improvements. The site would be fenced for security and safety, and proper erosion control features using Best Management Practices would be implemented to clean runoff waters as required by NPDES mandates. Plans for clean stormwater requirements of the State (SWPPP) and local municipality (SUSMP and erosion control plans) was prepared and submitted for approval to the appropriate jurisdictional agencies.

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