La Mesa – A 100,000 plus sq. foot facility, the Storquest state of the art self storage is more like luxurious office building in it’s appearance and will be a prominent feature from the freeway. The existing 2+ acre site is being planned for demolition in the upcoming months. The redeveloped self storage facility will use bio-detention basins for meeting the State and local drainage and water quality measures. The site is also adjacent to the I-8 freeway, so plans also need to be processed with CALTRANS for ultimate plan approval. Read More
PATIO ON GOLDFINCH
Mission Hills – A new restaurant site located in the older neighborhood of Central San Diego. An upscale restaurant with patio seating was prepared by Florez Engineering, Inc. for grading, drainage and erosion control. Plans also included the design of an aesthetically pleasing planter area to accommodate roof runoff before entering the street for water quality measures. In addition, public street Improvement plans were needed for new water, fire and sewer laterals and a new ADA compliant street frontage sidewalk was required.
Escondido – This site is being considered for demolition and in its place, a new Taco Bell building site layout featuring improved parking and drive-through traffic flow, along with a new office building is being proposed. A new grading plan showing required onsite and offsite grading/improvements was prepared and plans are now being processed with the City of Escondido. Bio-retention planting and Filterra flow-through planters have also been proposed for water quality measures that comply with local and state requirements.
San Marcos – This commercial site of a former gas station is being converted into a drive-thru Sonic fast food property. Careful thought went into making sure all ADD requirements were met and sufficient parking was created in anticipation of more traffic and people frequenting a busy restaurant. Drainage is being directed into proposed landscaped areas to clean the water before it leaves the site. Currently, a discretionary site plan review and and construction documents are being processed for this project. Read More
Del Mar – This unique 20+ Acre parcel is being developed for commercial equestrian use and training facilities. The use of large tiered retaining walls will help increase the usable portion of land for horse barns, rings and other equestrian uses. Challenges included an existing onsite blue-line stream and mapped floodplain which required several large detention/de-silting basins to be designed before storm-runoff was released into the natural stream. Read More
Santee – This commercial site required an ALTA survey to show all existing features for their proposed building improvements. A required ADA Access ramp was designed throughout the parking lot along with new pavement, curbs and gutters.
Market Street Commercial
A commercial property located near downtown San Diego. The client proposed to demolish one of two buildings onsite and re-grade the property to accommodate a larger building. Plans proposed include 11 foot retaining walls at the rear of the parcel to make the building pad area larger. The existing commercial building that remains will be at grade with new drainage and small retaining walls surrounding the building.