Monterey County’s largest mall encompasses nearly 977,000-square-feet of retail space with more than 110 shops, restaurants and four department stores. Our design team planned for the expansion of the JCPenney building, four new retail sites, site renovations to the convenience center and all site-related improvement requirements. Whitson Engineers developed a new storm drainage strategy with numerous bioretention facilities to meet Low-Impact-Development (LID) requirements.
Located on scenic Highway 1 at the southern gateway to Carmel and mouth of Carmel Valley, this retail center provides an enticing mix of shops and services for visitors and locals. Our civil engineering and land surveying services included planning and construction documents for pavement assessment and rehabilitation along with site-wide accessibility improvements and plans to meet current code requirements.
An architectural makeover of the empty and dilapidated Regency Theater in Old Monterey helped to give new life to Alvarado Street. Today this historically registered building houses the brewery and restaurant, which serves locally sourced meals to complement its 20 house beers produced on-site. The 140-seat restaurant includes a shaded sidewalk patio overlooking Alvarado Street and a 50-seat Beer Garden. Whitson Engineers helped the owners obtain an encroachment permit; prepared improvement plans for streetscape design and layout for the outdoor dining area; which set the groundwork for the Alvarado Street streetscape planning effort. Before the building became a brewery, we provided topographic mapping and prepared a tentative map, lot line adjustment map, and completed an ALTA land survey for the property.
Located on the former Fort Ord Army base near Fort Ord Dunes State Park, this five-acre, LEED-certified complex houses offices for the Fort Ord Reuse Authority, Bureau of Land Management and Carpenters Local Union 605. Whitson Engineers provided a civil site design for the redevelopment of 4.6 acres of parking, grading, drainage and utility improvements that incorporated stormwater retention strategies. Our land surveyors also completed the topographic mapping for the project.
Building this next-generation car wash, which is able to reclaim and recycle more than 85 percent of the water used in each wash, had strong support from community residents and government. Before redevelopment, the project site consisted of two abandoned single-family residences and a dilapidated parking lot. We prepared grading and drainage plans for the site improvements, which included stormwater quality management in the form of rain gardens.
With well over 25,000 locations throughout the world, Starbucks designs its stores to reduce environmental impact and reflect the community’s character. This location in Seaside, part of a redevelopment project, uses existing site features familiar to the neighborhood and incorporates biofiltration areas in accordance with Tier 2 Post-Construction Requirements to treat stormwater runoff. Our land surveying team also provided a commercial ALTA land survey and construction staking services.
This multiphase commercial condominium center near the Salinas Municipal Airport engaged Whitson Engineers to provide civil engineering and land surveying services that included grading, drainage, site utilities, erosion control plan preparation and subdivision mapping. We also provided commercial condominium plan preparation to allow for small business workspace ownership opportunities.