San Mateo County Parking Structure Tops Out

Largo Concrete recently topped out at the San Mateo County Parking Structure 2 project with general contractor Truebeck Construction. Located on the southwest corner of Veteran Blvd. and Brewster Ave., the structure will serve employees and visitors of the government services facility in Redwood City. Watry Design acted as the architect and structural engineer on the project and designed the structure to accommodate future parking demand.

The long-span building is designed with a shear wall structural frame and holds 1,022 stall across seven above grade levels. The structure features an exterior half-circle helix ramp 89’6″ in diameter with a slope of 6 degrees. The ramp has 22′ drive isles which are wide enough for two vehicles to pass side-by-side. In addition to reducing the amount of vehicular traffic on the parking decks the express ramp preserves the full footprint of the ground level for alternative uses should parking demand decrease in the future. Level one is designed with 14’11” floor-to-floor heights in order to accommodate human uses.

On long-span parking structure with a park-on-ramp traffic flow crews and equipment can easily move up the building as construction progresses. With the exterior ramp construction following a couple levels behind the decks crews were forced to use a manlift and additional hoisting of material from grade level.

The 345,100gsf structure has a metal screen façade allowing for natural ventilation and 61 electric vehicle charging stations on all levels. A photovoltaic array on the roof deck will offset energy usage from the charging stations. The building is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2021.

4 Diller Tops Out Along El Camino Real in Redwood City, CA

Largo topped out at the 4 Diller project in Redwood City, CA this month! The 555,736gsf building is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and 35 of the 350 total units are designated as for affordable housing. The development has three levels of below grade parking which houses 441 private vehicles and 89 bikes. In addition to 2,900sf of retail space at street level the development features a fitness room, a club room and rooftop pool deck. General contractor and developer Greystar, Studio T Sqaure Architects and structural engineer Cary Kopczynski & Company aim to have the development open late 2020.