New facility gets started with a solid foundation
After the drilling and placement of 168 caissons during February and March, the first walls in Special Transit’s new facility were formed and then poured in late March. The walls for a stairwell in southwest corner of the building were the first to take a visible shape, followed by another stairwell and elevator shaft in the north end of the building. Walls to join these two sections of the building are next. The shop/maintenance area is also underway with wall forms for concrete pours. The first of hundreds of pieces of structural steel are due to show up any day at the site with erection of the steel scheduled for mid May. Check out the latest photos from the site here.
The $11.25 million project will double the size of Special Transit’s current facility from 18,000 to 36,000 square feet and expand its footprint from 1.3 to 6.8 acres. Designed by OZ Architecture, the innovative building will be a model for green building including conservation aspects such as a solar panel array, low-flow water fixtures, a radiant floor slab in the garage/maintenance area, xeriscaping, an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, and self-dimming and occupancy sensing lighting. Golden Triangle Construction, the general contractor, has projected a completion date of late 2010.
We envision a future where all people, regardless of age, health, disability, income or ethnicity or sexual orientation have easy access to the mobility options they need to enhance their independence and quality of life.
Special Transit's mission is to promote independence and self-sufficiency for people with limited mobility by providing caring, customer-focused transportation options.