Downtown Commons Tower | City of Sacramento
Creek to Trail Feasibility Study (Caltrans Sustainability Planning Grant) | City of Rancho Cordova
El Paseo Drive Enhancement and Traffic Calming Improvements | City of Palm Desert
La Novia/Valle Roundabout | City of San Juan Capistrano
Waterfront Parking Facility | City of Vallejo
Baker Ranch (Housing Project)
The Prado | City of Eastvale
Lincoln Avenue Corridor | Fort Collins, CO
UC Merced 2020 Project
SR-57 & Lambert Road Interchange Improvements | City of Brea
Bundy Canyon Road Widening Project | City of Wildomar
On-Call Services | City of Eastvale
Yorba Linda Town Center | City of Yorba Linda
Goodman Commerce Center and Amazon Warehouse | City of Eastvale
California ISO Headquarters
The Foundry | Brinkman, Loveland, CO
Woodward Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus | Fort Collins, CO
Grand Avenue Bike Lanes, Phase I and II | City of Wildomar
Safe Routes to School, Whitmore Cooridor | City of Ceres
Planning Department, Staff Augmentation Services | City of Eastvale
Urban Pockets Criteria | County of Stanislaus
Local Hazard Mitigation Update | City of Santa Clarita
Emergency Operations Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, and Staff Training | City of Irwindale
Leadership and Culture Enhancement Project | City of Eastvale
Executive Team Facilitation Services | City of Glendale
North College Avenue Corridor Improvements | City of Fort Collins, CO
North Shields Road and Bridge Improvements | Larimer County, CO
Clinton Keith / Hidden Springs Signal | City of Wildomar
Public Safety Radio System Upgrade | City of Bell
Upgrade / Migrate Phone System | City of San Juan Capistrano
On-Call Services | City of San Juan Capistrano
ArcGIS Enterprise Implementation and Deployment | City of Napa
GIS Support for Migration to ArcGIS Online | City of Antioch
On-Call Development Engineering Services | County of Stanislaus
On-Call Development Engineering Services | City of Vallejo
Tenant Relocation Program | City of Los Angeles
Natomas Basin Project, Reach A & B | SAFCA
SMART 101 Train Project | Santa Clara (SCVTA)
Hollywood Park | City of Inglewood
Civic Center Campus | City of Lake Forest
Sendero | City of Eastvale
The Merge | City of Eastvale
Traffic Signal Upgrades and Intersection Improvements | City of Lomita
Safe Routes to School - Master Plan | City of Rancho Cordova
60th Street and Heliotrope Avenue Traffic Diversion Roundabout | City of Maywood
Citywide Bicycle Facilities Detection Improvement Project | City of Lodi
Grand Avenue Bike Lanes, Phase I & Phase II | City of Wildomar
Lower Hesse Park Improvement Project | City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Limonite Interchange | City of Eastvale
Malaga Park/Mission Trail | City of Wildomar
Mater Dei High School Expansion | Diocese of Orange, Santa Ana, CA
The Station | City of Eastvale
Soltrans Bus Maintenance Facility | City of Vallejo
Hiddenbrooke Park | City of Vallejo
Horsetooth and Zeigler Roundabout | Fort Collins, CO
New Sacramento Courthouse | Judicial Council of California (JCC)
Fort Collins Police Services Facility | Fort Collins, CO
Twin Silo Park | Fort Collins, CO
Village on Redwood | Fort Collins, CO
ArcGIS Collector App - Homeless Camps | City of Rancho Cordova
Atherton Town Center | Town of Atherton
Downtown Commons Tower | City of SacramentoThe Downtown Commons Sacramento Tower is a 16-story mixed-use tower located adjacent to the new Golden 1 Center, and is a significant component of the new Downtown Commons (formerly Downtown Plaza). At 634,357 gross sq. ft., the Tower includes a public lobby, 45,000 sq. ft. of retail, 35,000 sq. ft. of office space for the team and arena management, a 250-room Kimpton hotel, and 44 residential units, all above two levels of below-grade parking. Occupancy classifications include A-2, A-3, B, M R-1, R-2, S and S-2, with Type IA fully sprinkled construction. The first three levels include retail space, restaurant space, hotel lobbies, conference rooms, ballrooms, a pool deck and back-of-house spaces. Level 4 is office space, Levels 5 through 10 are hotel space, and Level 11 through 16 are residential (R2) space. Interwest provided complete plan review services for this project on behalf of the City of Sacramento. The Interwest team has successfully assisted the City, the design team and the Owner to implement and execute a very aggressive phased permitting schedule, allowing this significant and complicated project to move quickly into construction well in advance of a complete design package.
El Paseo Drive Enhancement and Traffic Calming Improvements | City of Palm DesertThe City of Palm Desert invested approximately $1M in pedestrian improvements along El Paseo Drive, the City’s premier shopping and entertainment corridor. Project improvements included high visibility, brightly colored intersection crosswalks, upgraded ADA access ramps, and painted bulb-outs at two major intersections along El Paseo. Other improvements included brightly painted, highly visible speed tables at three pedestrian-activated mid-block crossings controlled by rectangular rapid flashing beacons. Interwest prepared the plans, specifications and construction estimate for the design of these improvements in support of the City's goal of enhancing pedestrian safety and multi-modal transportation along El Paseo. Our team also provided project management support through the construction phase to project completion.
La Novia/Valle Roundabout | City of San Juan CapistranoThis $2.6M project completed in March 2017 was the first roundabout constructed in the City of San Juan Capistrano and the first at a freeway interchange in Orange County. The roundabout replaced the existing offset intersection to reduce congestion and enhance traffic safety. It also provided traffic mitigation for several large subdivision projects in the near vicinity. The roundabout involved multi-agencies including the Federal Highway Administration and Caltrans. George Alvarez managed the project and he, in partnership with FHWA and Caltrans, presented the roundabout alternative to the City Council and approved it to move forward with design. The project recently received an award for the APWA Southern California Chapter for Best Design.
Waterfront Parking Facility | City of Vallejo
Baker Ranch (Housing Project)Baker Ranch is currently the City’s largest scale residential development, including approximately 2,379 single-and multi-family homes with varying floor plans. The development offers several amenities with private recreational centers complete with swimming pools and neighborhood parks with a baseball field as well as a full basketball court. Baker Ranch also contains 10 community parks totaling 33.44 acres. Our team at Interwest Consulting Group has been involved in Engineering and Building Plan Review, Permit Processing, and Inspection. The commencement of construction on this large-scale development has also caused a significant increase in demand for inspections. Anticipating this, our team collaborated with EnerGov staff to create eLakeForest, a portal that allows contractors to schedule their inspections online. As implementation continued, Interwest also brought on an additional inspector to help the City address the workload.
Lincoln Avenue Corridor | Fort Collins, COInterwest provided preliminary and final design and construction support for this prominent corridor project in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. The project features two travel lanes, buffered bike lanes, wide sidewalks, special pavement materials to enhance aesthetics and improve safety at driveways and intersections, transit stops and shelters, on-street parking, a generous landscaped median, enhanced streetscape amenities and urban design, a new Lincoln Avenue bridge with an enhanced connection to the Poudre River, and improved stormwater drainage and water quality.
UC Merced 2020 ProjectInterwest is providing Building Plan Review, Fire Plan Review and Inspection Services for the University’s 2020 Campus Expansion Project which will provide 14 new buildings, including teaching and research facilities, housing, athletics and support space to accommodate 10,000 students. This goal of having adequate facilities to double its current student body in just four years, along with the innovative design/build/develop/ maintain project delivery method adopted for this project, has created some unique challenges for project delivery. In response, our Building Safety and IT teams have worked together to develop and implement a complete building department system, including a robust plan review, permit issuance, and building inspection tracking software system for all fire and building components, as well as plan review and inspections for all utility systems.
SR-57 & Lambert Road Interchange Improvements | City of BreaThe Project entails the construction of the SR 57 & Lambert Road Interchange which includes the re-alignment of the Northbound off-ramp, new Northbound on-ramp loop with bridge, widening of Lambert Road west (new right turn lane), widening of Northbound on-ramp, widening and extension of Southbound off-ramp, widening of Lambert Road east (new right turn lane) for Southbound on-ramp, widening and extension of Southbound on-ramp and bridge widening at Railroad Crossing, SR 57/Lambert Bridge widening, Retaining walls, sound walls, and other various signal and street median improvements. Duties: Duties included overseeing the pre-construction phase, managing the OCTA M2 and SB1 grants, coordination with Caltrans for Cooperative Agreements and Maintenance Agreements, coordination with the Utility Companies, managing the Design consultant for the City, managing the R//W acquisition and demolition work, reviewing all RFI’s, CCO’s, and Submittals in coordination with Caltrans and Design Consultant, attending the bi-weekly construction meetings, billing/invoicing processing, and schedule review.This project has a value of $79 Million for construction phase, landscape phase, utility relocation, construction management, and inspection.
Bundy Canyon Road Widening Project | City of WildomarThe Bundy Canyon Road Widening Project will widen, realign and improve Bundy Canyon Road for approximately 2.25 miles between the I-15 and The Farm Road. Specifically, the road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes, and with one additional lane being added in each direction. In addition, the project will include the construction of a center-striped median, a sound wall to protect 28 residential properties, left-turn lanes at major intersections, signage and the introduction of signalized intersections in certain areas of the project alignment. To ensure successful completion of this project, Interwest’s team of Right of Way professionals is providing Title, Appraisal, Acquisition and Relocation Assistance services for 61 parcels. The assignment includes full acquisitions, partial acquisitions, residential relocations and temporary construction easements, and slope easements. The project is locally funded with Riverside County Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) and Bundy Canyon Road/Scott Road Benefit District funds.
On-Call Services | City of EastvaleSince 2010, Interwest has provided the City of Eastvale with Public Works and City Engineering services, including the development and implementation of their Capital Improvement Program, processing and conditioning of proposed Private Development Projects, and Traffic Engineering Support. Our Interwest team has aided in the delivery of cost-effective services through the preparation of fiscally prudent and conservative operating budgets, inclusive of identifying innovative methods to efficiently transition services from the County of Riverside.
Yorba Linda Town Center | City of Yorba LindaLocated in the heart of Yorba Linda’s historic downtown area, the Yorba Linda Town Center is a pedestrian-friendly retail center comprised of many restaurants, department stores, and upscale entertainment. This $3.8M dollar project included the installation of a new storm drain system, as well as the widening of Lakeview and Yorba Linda Boulevard inclusive of decorative sidewalks, landscaping, and bio-swales. Interwest provided construction management and inspection on this project, meeting an aggressive overhaul of the planned schedule to recover from an initial project delay.
Goodman Commerce Center and Amazon Warehouse | City of EastvaleAdjacent to I-15 between Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Bellegrave Avenue, the Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale is one of the largest, mixed-use developments in Southern California. This 200-acre development will include a business park, retail, and (2) 1 million square foot Amazon warehouses, expected to employ 4,000+ people. The actual square footage under the roof of Building #1 is 3 million, as it contains multiple levels of platforms inside. It also contains 12 miles of conveyor system and 120,000 cubic yards of concrete. Interwest performed rough and precise grading plan review for the project site, including drainage and erosion reports and hydrology and hydraulics calculations. Our team also provided building and MEP plan check for all project components, structural review of the warehouse foundation, as well as, structural and electrical review of the warehouse’s roof-mounted Solar PV System. This impactful project was a complex undertaking that required considerable resources from the City as well as the Interwest team.
California ISO HeadquartersInterwest provided complete plan review and consultation services for this $115 million facility complex. This project achieved LEED Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. The site is 25 acres with three seismically-separated wings encompassing approximately 277,000 gross square feet, with four levels. Occupancy groups for this project are A2, A3, B and S1; the type of construction is Type 1-B. Each wing is constructed using a different structural system: Precast concrete bearing walls, structural steel special moment resisting frames, and hybrid precast concrete moment frames (or PRESSS). The PRESSS system was not recognized in the current code, and was reviewed and approved under an alternate materials request. Our team provided all plan review services for this state-of-the-art award winning multi-story office complex which included a multi-level post tensioned parking structure.
The Foundry | Brinkman, Loveland, COThe Foundry is a new mixed-use development situated on 3.9 acres (three city blocks) in downtown Loveland, CO. The project includes retail, hospitality (a 102-room hotel), a seven-screen movie theater, commercial, residential, as well as under and above-ground parking along with public plazas and alleys. Two city streets run through the development, which is also adjacent to the business segment of a State Highway. Our Interwest team prepared the civil plans required to support the Site Development Plan for the project including utility service connections, grading and drainage design. Additionally, Interwest also prepared design and construction plans for the adjacent local and arterial streets and sidewalks that connect the various components of the complex to each other, as well as the surrounding downtown area.
Woodward Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus | Fort Collins, COOur team at Interwest prepared the Master Plan and Final Construction documents in relation to the site, utility, grading, drainage and erosion control for the Woodward manufacturing and office headquarters campus on an approximately 120-acre site in Fort Collins, CO. Highlights of this project include innovative low-impact stormwater management systems, preservation of historic structures and the development of a Natural Areas Floodplain and Wildlife Corridor. Construction plans also included the design and construction administration for improvements to two adjacent arterial roadways involving the addition of curb, gutter and sidewalk, drainage systems and median modifications.
Grand Avenue Bike Lanes, Phase I and II | City of WildomarOur team prepared and secured competitive grant applications for the City of Wildomar for Phase I and II of their Grand Avenue Bike Path projects. These projects provided approximately 5 miles of Class II and Class III bike lanes along a major corridor running the entire span of the City. Improvements allowed for connectivity and alternate modes of travel for residential communities, school children, commuters, and recreational activities that will also result in improved air quality and traffic congestion relief for the community. The project's cost of $2,999,131 was funded by $500,000 in MSRC money, $1,360,400 in CMAQ funding, $567,800 of SB821 money, $30,000 in AB2766 funds, and $570,931 in Local Funds.
Safe Routes to School, Whitmore Cooridor | City of CeresOn our team’s recommendation, the City of Ceres funded an effort with Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children (CPHC) in 2015 to facilitate a community forum allowing families to voice their concerns about safety deficiencies for students along the 0.85-mile Whitmore Corridor. The results of the community forum and public outreach reflected the immediacy and severity of needs for infrastructure improvements which helped in the creation of a compelling grant application. The City successfully received competitive ATP funds from the State for this $1.8M project which began construction in Spring of 2020.
Planning Department, Staff Augmentation Services | City of EastvaleWorking as a part of a larger consultant team, our team directed and managed all aspects of the Planning Department, including Advanced and Current Planning, as well as oversaw a staff of 10-12 employees working both onsite and in remote locations. Staff's key accomplishments included: (1) writing the first Eastvale General Plan on time and at a cost savings of more than $1M compared to the original cost estimate, (2) comprehensively updating the Eastvale Zoning Code to replace the code adopted at Cityhood, (3) preparing comprehensive citywide Design Guidelines and Standards for residential and non-residential development, and (4) processing hundreds of development applications, including several large-scale Specific Plans and Planned Developments.
Urban Pockets Criteria | County of StanislausThis technical study evaluated 42 unincorporated urban pockets in Stanislaus County in order to identify areas most appropriate for annexation to an incorporated City. The evaluation analyzed the costs of public improvements required to meet City infrastructure standards as well as the benefits to residents that will result from the construction of improvements and annexation to an incorporated City. Factors under review include infrastructure cost per resident, improvements to pedestrian circulation, health and safety public benefits as well as coordination with planned infrastructure projects. Interwest’s Planning team is continuously working hand-in-hand with Interwest’s Engineering/Public Works team on this multi-disciplinary study.
Local Hazard Mitigation Update | City of Santa ClaritaAs the third-largest city in Los Angeles County, the City of Santa Clarita has overcome numerous widescale disasters including the devastating Tick fire in October of 2019. The City retained Interwest’s Emergency Management team to update their local hazard mitigation plan (LHMP) to enhance community resilience and open the doors to future mitigation grant opportunities.
Emergency Operations Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, and Staff Training | City of IrwindaleLocated just 20 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, the City of Irwindale retained Interwest’s Emergency Management team to write a new Emergency Operations Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, and train all City staff members on their role and responsibilities during a disaster. This comprehensive approach to emergency management planning will ensure that the City is best prepared for any crisis.
Leadership and Culture Enhancement Project | City of EastvaleAs a part of a Leadership and Company Culture Enhancement Project, Interwest provided the City staff with Team Building and Leadership Development training. Our team also provided a Priority Setting workshop for City managers and existing City staff in order to help the team implement the strategic goals into a daily work plan. Additionally, Interwest set up one-on-one Executive Coaching workshops to members of the executive team in an effort to grow their professional development, supervisor skills, and establish creative methods for tackling challenging and sensitive public policy issues.
Executive Team Facilitation Services | City of GlendaleInterwest’s Leadership Development Team provided a full day of teambuilding and facilitation services for the City Manager and her executive team. The off-site retreat focused on building a cohesive team and exploring tools and resources to enhance team dynamics and organizational performance. Certified Interwest facilitators also administered the AEM-Cube Team Dynamics Assessment tool which improved communication, created stronger executive team alignment, and enhanced mission clarity.
North College Avenue Corridor Improvements | City of Fort Collins, COOur team at Interwest contributed to this very high profile and constrained project which addressed improvements to the ‘Northern Gateway’ of the City of Fort Collins. This project included multiple challenges like significant access control definition and consolidation, as well as improving safety for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit users, utility coordination, and incorporating urban design and landscape features. Comprehensive and detailed phasing and traffic control plans were essential, as was extensive communication with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), project stakeholders, and affected business and property owners along the half-mile corridor.
North Shields Road and Bridge Improvements | Larimer County, COOur Interwest team provided Civil Design Engineering for this ¾-mile-long arterial roadway project which also addressed multiple access and safety issues along this busy corridor. The project for Larimer County included challenges like widening the roadway adjacent to private property features, adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities (bike lanes and sidewalks), providing improved access to and from parking for the Poudre River Trail, as well as replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge over the Cache la Poudre River.
Clinton Keith / Hidden Springs Signal | City of WildomarOn behalf of the City of Wildomar, Interwest pursued a safety grant for the improvements and was awarded 100% funding of $100K through the Caltrans Highway Safety Improvement Program grant. The project includes traffic signal modification comprised of a left-turn traffic signal phasing at the Clinton Keith/Hidden Springs Intersection. The project also includes LED signal heads, the relocation of illuminated street name signs, installation of pedestrian push button signals, as well as an upgrade of the intersection corners (and curb ramps). In order to prepare for the project, our Interwest team performed the scoping of the project, traffic investigations, and grant preparation/submittal.
Public Safety Radio System Upgrade | City of BellInterwest’s IT Services team worked with the City to implement a new $350K radio system that supports dual-band VHF (old system/backup) and UHF (new system) and allows dispatchers and officers to switch between both systems, if needed. The project scope required our team to determine current system limitation requirements, as well as evaluate and select proposals from ICI (selected) and LARIC. Our team at Interwest also managed the complete project implementation which included scheduling/running weekly meetings, ordering circuits, maintaining the AT&T Audiolog and recording system changes to add new channels, and lastly scheduling and monitoring vendor access. Additionally, Interwest performed installation services which included two dispatch consoles/radio systems, outdoor VHF and UHF antennas, server and backroom equipment, redundant UPS power for all equipment, and 25 new radios. Interwest completed the final delivery in October of 2019 and proudly continues to provide testing and troubleshooting services today.
Upgrade / Migrate Phone System | City of San Juan CapistranoInterwest’s IT Services team assisted the City of San Juan Capistrano by writing an RFP and going out to bid for a new phone system, as the City’s current provider was unable to administer all of the resources that the City required to function and maintain their current phone system. By composing an RFP and going out to bid, the City saved approximately $30K annually; savings which allowed the City to upgrade its backend fiber infrastructure. The key role of our Interwest IT Services team was to help facilitate the RFP, implement, migrate and project manage the new phone system for the City of San Juan Capistrano.
On-Call Services | City of San Juan CapistranoInterwest’s IT Services team assisted the City of San Juan Capistrano by writing an RFP and going out to bid for a new phone system, as the City’s current provider was unable to administer all of the resources that the City required to function and maintain their current phone system. By composing an RFP and going out to bid, the City saved approximately $30K annually; savings which allowed the City to upgrade its backend fiber infrastructure. The key role of our Interwest IT Services team was to help facilitate the RFP, implement, migrate and project manage the new phone system for the City of San Juan Capistrano.
ArcGIS Enterprise Implementation and Deployment | City of NapaThe Interwest GIS Team worked with the City's staff to understand and document their vision for an enterprise deployment of GIS tools and services across all City departments. Our team's work focused on installing and configuring ArcGIS Enterprise, including Portal to store and publish map-related content. Additional work on the project included collaborating with City staff to set up single sign-on with Portal, Enterprise Sites, and Web GIS application development. This project set the foundation for future GIS development in the City of Napa.
GIS Support for Migration to ArcGIS Online | City of AntiochThe Interwest GIS Team worked with the City's staff to understand the specific requirements needed for a new ArcGIS Online deployment inclusive of multiple mapping applications. Our team migrated GIS data into an ArcSDE geodatabase design, built and published map services from ArcGIS Server, managed the startup and deployment of the City’s ArcGIS Online account, and built 7 department-focused GIS mapping applications. The City staff are now able to use these mapping applications to quickly resolve daily issues and answer important questions.
On-Call Development Engineering Services | County of StanislausOur team at Interwest currently provides Engineering Services and CIP delivery to the Stanislaus County Public Works Department. Our team also provides technical assistance and support to the County Engineer and Staff, Department of Public Works, Board of Supervisors, other County departments, and Community Stakeholders on current engineering-related programs, policies, activities, and projects. In addition, Interwest provides Grant Funding Application Preparation and Administration and Pavement Management Program.
On-Call Development Engineering Services | City of VallejoSince 2010, Interwest has provided Development Engineering Services and CIP delivery to the City of Vallejo Public Works Department. Our team currently provides technical assistance and support to the City Engineer and Staff, Department of Public Works, City Manager, City Council, other City Departments, and Community Stakeholders on current development engineering-related programs, policies, activities, and projects. This project was completed in 2019. The project consisted of dredging approximately 50,00 CY of material from the Vallejo Marina. We managed the project for the City from design through construction.
Tenant Relocation Program | City of Los AngelesThis program was created due to a record number of rental housing units being removed from the market due to demolitions, condominium conversions, removals pursuant to the Ellis Act, removal of units for owner occupancy and governmental agency orders. Our team is working with HCIDLA, providing relocation advisory assistance to tenants subject to no-fault evictions. Responsibilities include: determining each household’s eligibility for relocation assistance payment; interviewing displacees; gathering information in order to finalize payment determinations; and preparing all required documents. Our project manager oversaw all interactions with tenants, landlords, management companies, attorneys and investigators for HCIDLA relocation projects. They also ensured that monthly tracking reports contained clear and updated information regarding the entitlement and/or status of each tenant. Our project manager led the development of a case management database to maintain landlord and tenant information and managed the process in accordance with HCIDLA program requirements.
Natomas Basin Project, Reach A & B | SAFCAReach B is one phase of levee improvements proposed to bring the Natomas Basin perimeter levee system into compliance with Federal and State standards for levees protecting urban areas. Located along the landside of the eastern levee (Garden Highway) along the Sacramento River, the existing levee provides less than 100-year flood protection to the largest new growth area of the City of Sacramento – with a growing commercial and residential area of approximately 53,000 acres. The Project consists of construction of new levees adjacent to the existing levee, seepage cutoff walls, and seepage berms to provide a 200-year flood protection and will require the fee acquisition of rich cropland from seven property owners located in Reach B. Working closely with SAFCA and Gualco Consulting, rapport with property owners was established early and rights of entry have been obtained from property owners for various surveys, explorations and staking. Each of the seven properties has been appraised and the first written offers have been presented to the owners.
SMART 101 Train Project | Santa Clara (SCVTA)This complex project between San Rafael and Santa Rosa required 37 miles of track, 9 stations, 1 new tunnel, 20 bridges and 12 new trains. The project also included train signaling and control, as well as multiple construction and procurement contracts. Interwest was retained by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) to provide full right of way services including serving as the Project’s Right of Way Project Manager and responsible for managing all aspects of acquisition, relocation and appraisal services. In addition to supervising a team of acquisition and relocation specialists, the Right of Way Manager coordinated with the engineering and environmental teams to ensure Project goals and schedules were met and interacted with the Federal Transportation Agency’s project management consultant as requested to ensure Project funding. Interwest also provided SMART with senior acquisition services and was involved in the acquisitions of the most complex properties required to construct the Project. The project involved both public and private acquisitions.
Hollywood Park | City of InglewoodInterwest staff is performing complete architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing plan review for this proposed mixed-use development which will include retail and office space with associated parking. The amenities for the outdoor mall with entertainment venues include Plaza’s, Chef’s Garden, Basketball Court, Outdoor Seating, Stage, Children’s Play Area, Loading Docks, and Promenade. The project consists of two phases encompassing a 28.5-acre site, 24 buildings of type 2B and Type 4 Construction with a combined area of approximately 516,094 square feet. The project will include Occupancy Groups A-1, A-2, A-5, B, and M. The proposed MU-4 office and parking structure project consists of a 7-story high-rise tower with a partial basement, connected to a two-story studio support facility, and an adjacent studio structure. The tower includes 395,000 square feet of shell space for a planned Group B Occupancy; the studio support facility is 36,000 square feet that is primarily Group B Occupancy; and the studio structure is 22,000 square feet of Group F-1 occupancy. All three components will be considered a single building of Type 1B construction for the purpose of allowable height and area, life-safety system, and energy compliance. The tower and studio support facility will be designed for Risk Category 3 per 2016 CBC Table 1604.5; the studio will be structurally separated to allow it to be designed for risk category 2. The office building will be constructed as a shell building with built out elevator lobbies. The associated parking structure is an approximately 320,000 square feet four levels and 953 stalls, which will be Occupancy Group S-2 and will be constructed of Type 2B construction and surface parking areas. The project also includes site development with landscaping, drop off and loading zones, as well as access drives to a seven-story, approximately 550,000 square feet parking structure to accommodate approximately 1,650 parking spaces. The parking structure will be type 1A construction with separated Group S-2 and H-2 occupancy. All buildings will be fully fire-sprinklered.
Civic Center Campus | City of Lake ForestIn April 2018, Interwest began providing complete turnkey Building and Safety services to the City of Lake Forest, particularly the Civic Center Campus. This 12.5-acre facility is the heart and social center of the Lake Forest community. The Civic Center Campus is comprised of the City Hall Building, Community Center, Council Chambers, Senior Center and Parking Structure. The estimated cost of construction was approximately $60 million. Although there was no formal RFP process, Interwest was selected to provide all plan check and inspection services. Our team at Interwest consisted of onsite professionals who delivered complete plan checks, engineering services, inspections, and electrical services. A member of the Interwest team, who also serves as CBO for Lake Forest, was directly involved in the plan review of the parking structure as well as the other four buildings. One challenge our team faced during implementation was ensuring the secure placement of the building’s solar panels. Upon inspection, it was discovered that high winds caused the solar panels to continuously be pulled upward and out of place. Our Interwest team quickly reviewed the issue with the building’s architectural designers and after collaborating, found a solution of adding extra pinpoint connectors in addition to the 4 pinpoints the solar panels already had, securing them in place on all sides. City of Lake Forest was awarded CALBO’s 2018-2019 Building Department of the Year Award, setting itself apart with excellent and responsive customer service. The City of Lake Forest Building Department has serviced over nine thousand walk-in customers, has performed over twenty-four thousand inspections and has issued almost three thousand permits. To this day, the City of Lake Forest continues to accomplish many goals while maintaining excellent customer service all while adding value to its communities.
Sendero | City of EastvaleThe Sendero Residential Development is an approximately 44-acre site located on the northwest corner of Limonite Avenue and Harrison Avenue in the City of Eastvale. Interwest staff managed the following planning services: General Plan Amendment: Change the land use designation from Medium Density Residential (MDR) of 2.1 to 5 dwelling units per acre to Medium High Density Residential (MHDR) of 5.1 to 8 dwelling units per acre. Change of Zone: From Single Family Residential (R-1) to Planned Residential Development (PRD) to create site-specific development standards. Planned Residential Development (PRD): Standards for zoning, architectural, and landscape for the development. Tentative Tract Map – subdivision of the site into 323 parcels for single-family detached homes and 14 lettered parcels for open space and water quality basins.
The Merge | City of EastvaleThe Merge Retail and Industrial Center was located on an approximately 26.2-acre site at the northeast corner of Limonite Avenue and Archibald Avenue, Eastvale, CA. Development proposed by the project included six retail buildings totaling approximately 59,885 square feet, and eight industrial buildings totaling approximately 336,501 square feet. Approvals required by the project included: General Plan Amendment to change 10.8-acre of the southern portion of the project site from Light Industrial to Commercial Retail; Rezone the site from Heavy Agricultural to Industrial Park and General Commercial; Tentative Parcel Map to create 17 industrial and commercial parcels; Major Development Review; Variance for landscaping and shading requirements; and, Use Permits for proposed uses.
Traffic Signal Upgrades and Intersection Improvements | City of LomitaThe City retained Interwest to provide a constructability review and construction management services for this project slated for completion in January 2019. These projects are being undertaken in order to ensure the safe operation of the mentioned intersections. Areas of construction include channelization, striping, traffic signals and lighting upgrades, curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs, ADA curb ramp construction, installation of signs, markings, delineation, intersection detection system and construction of PCC bus pads.
Safe Routes to School - Master Plan | City of Rancho CordovaCity stakeholders, school districts, schools, students and parents were brought together to establish a priority list and develop a Safe Routes to School Plan to provide a safe and connected network that will promote walking and bicycling to school and to enhance public health. The Safe Routes to School Master plan idenfies necessary infrastructure for safe routes to school and assists with prioritizing the need for each project and increase active transportation due to safe routes being established and known throughout the community. Interwest assisted the City by providing project coordination with the project team and consultant, community and school outreach, grant project compliance and deliverables.
60th Street and Heliotrope Avenue Traffic Diversion Roundabout | City of MaywoodThe project consists of the complete installation of street improvement measures at 60th Street and Heliotrope Avenue, including the installation of colored concrete pavement, curb and gutter, curb ramps, crushed miscellaneous base, landscaping, local depression, sidewalk, traffic striping and pavement markings, removal and replacement of roadway signs, cold milling, and paving. The project also includes the demolition and removal of existing asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, curb ramps, local depressions, sidewalk, excavation of unclassified material, grading and traffic control.
Citywide Bicycle Facilities Detection Improvement Project | City of LodiThis Active Transportation Program Grant-funded project upgraded 13 of the City’s major intersections with improvements including the installation of video and loop detection systems and enhanced, high-visibility bike lane striping and bike boxes. Interwest prepared the plans, specifications, and construction estimates for the design of these improvements intended to enhance operational safety and encourage cycling, citywide.
Grand Avenue Bike Lanes, Phase I & Phase II | City of WildomarOur team prepared and secured competitive grant applications for the City of Wildomar for Phase I and II of their Grand Avenue Bike Path projects. These projects provided approximately 5 miles of Class II and Class III bike lanes along a major corridor running the entire span of the City. Improvements allowed for connectivity and alternate modes of travel for residential communities, school children, commuters, and recreational activities that will also result in improved air quality and traffic congestion relief for the community. The project's cost of $2,999,131 was funded by $500,000 in MSRC money, $1,360,400 in CMAQ funding, $567,800 of SB821 money, $30,000 in AB2766 funds, and $570,931 in Local Funds.
Lower Hesse Park Improvement Project | City of Rancho Palos VerdesThe purpose of the Lower Hesse Park Improvement Project is to enhance accessibility, recreational opportunities, and the aesthetic condition at the park. Interwest provided Construction Management and Traffic Engineering Services as part of our On-Call with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Limonite Interchange | City of EastvaleIn 2018 the County of Riverside approved a contract to improve the Limonite Interchange on Interstate 15 (I-15). The $39 million dollar improvement project consist of a new 8-lane overcrossing, 3 through lanes in each direction plus 2 turn lanes, widening of the off-ramps from 2 to 4 lanes, the addition of 2 new loop on-ramps, and the widening of Limonite Avenue to 4 lanes in each direction between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue. With the continued development and growth in the city of Eastvale, and in the inevitable increase in traffic that will result of said growth, the I-15/Limonite Interchange improvements are designed to accommodate the existing and future traffic associated with the planned development.
Malaga Park/Mission Trail | City of WildomarInterwest provided Construction Management on the City of Wildomar’s newest City park. Malaga Park serves as a gateway to into the City when traveling from the City of Lake Elsinore. Park features include a perimeter walkway, shade structures, a decorative rock feature, a community/free library provided by the local Eagle Scouts, and a view of the Cleveland National Forest Mountains.
Mater Dei High School Expansion | Diocese of Orange, Santa Ana, CAThe Mater Dei High School Expansion Project required the acquisition of 19 parcels to accommodate a new parking structure and the expansion of a ball field. Interwest began the project by focusing on the critical path schedule milestones and addressing the school’s requirements for day-to-day coordination with staff and governing authorities. We proposed a proactive approach in the first 45 days and completed an Acquisition Analysis Report for the purpose of implementing a strategic acquisition plan. This led to our staff completing detailed interviews with each available property owner to identify problem areas or obstacles with each parcel. Armed with this knowledge, we were able to successfully advise the Diocese on the specific “triggers” that would result in the property owner voluntarily entering into a sales transaction with Mater Dei. After confirming the project’s viability, we entered into negotiations with each property owner on a case-by-case basis to address their specific concerns.
The Station | City of EastvalePart of the Goodman Commerce Center (adjacent to the Amazon Warehouse Building) The Station is a 650,000 square foot retail center located in Eastvale, one of California’s fastest growing cities. The Station, which opened in 2019, is located near the I-15 freeway and Cantu Galleano Rancho Road Interchange. The Station currently provides Eastvale residents and visitors a mix of fast-casual dining options, full-service restaurants, a Costco, and lots of space for new business and additional development.
Soltrans Bus Maintenance Facility | City of VallejoInterwest provided CIP services to the City of Vallejo Department of Public Works as part of our on-going On-Call with the City. In 2015, Interwest provided CIP services during the renovation of the maintenance building and the facility yard. The building contains a dispatching center, administrative offices, meeting rooms, driver rest areas, and our vehicle maintenance shop. The facility yard is equipped with a drive-thru bus wash and fueling depot that dispenses unleaded gas, diesel fuel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Additionally, there are four 80-kWh electric bus charging stations used to charge electric buses.
Horsetooth and Zeigler Roundabout | Fort Collins, COThe Horsetooth and Ziegler modern roundabout was the first multi-lane roundabout in Fort Collins, Colorado. The intersection was built concurrently with a large shopping center whose traffic would have overwhelmed the original traditional intersection. The roundabout was designed with a much smaller footprint than would have been required had a traditional signalized intersection been used. The design minimized property and drainage impacts to the neighbors.
New Sacramento Courthouse | Judicial Council of California (JCC)The new Sacramento Courthouse will include a 17-stories with a basement, high-rise, courthouse building, approximately 325 feet in height and 566,895 sq. ft. in area. The building’s highest occupied floor (level 17) is 285-9” above the lowest floor level having building access (level G). The building is classified as a high-rise building and is therefore required to meet an additional set of requirements (structural fire water supply, emergency systems, means of egress and elevators), outlined in section 403 of the CBC. The project is presently in the Plan Review phase. Interwest is reviewing structural, MEP, energy compliance, and CalGreen compliance. Additionally, Interwest is performing structural peer review. The $460 million project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification. Completion is slated for December 2022.
Fort Collins Police Services Facility | Fort Collins, COInterwest provided the site civil engineering design services along with the design of Timberline Road adjacent to the site on behalf of the City of Fort Collins. The 7.5-acre site included a new Police Building, parking for the public and a secured parking lot for police vehicles. Site design included utilities, grading and drainage. The project achieved LEED-Gold certification.
Twin Silo Park | Fort Collins, COInterwest prepared the utility and grading plans, Drainage and Erosion Control Report, and Floodplain Modeling services for this new 54-acre community park project. Twin Silo Community Park is one of a kind, featuring community gardens, paved recreational trails, an orchard, a BMX park, pickleball courts, a dog park, original artwork designed specifically for the park, and a playground that includes the tallest slide in Fort Collins.
Village on Redwood | Fort Collins, COInterwest prepared preliminary and final development plans, including modifications to the adjacent city street to accommodate parallel parking and a public sidewalk for this affordable housing project on a 9.6-acre site. Village on Redwood features a large community green space, clubhouse with fitness center, playground, dog run and a new City Natural Area with walking trails, a pond and boardwalk. The project meets Fort Collins’ Enterprise Green Communities Guidelines by using various green building techniques to conserve energy and water, and to minimize light pollution.
ArcGIS Collector App - Homeless Camps | City of Rancho CordovaMost cities in California are facing the challenges that come with an increasing homeless population including litter, disease, environmental damages, public safety issues, affected property values, and, most significantly, the tole that that living on the street takes on the mental and physical health of these individuals. While resources and solutions are available, communication with and information on this population can be difficult to establish. In response to this issue in the City of Rancho Cordova, Interwest’s GIS Team created a map-based program to help document, track and clean up homeless camps in the City. The ArcGIS Collector app allowed City staff to quickly document the location and characteristics of camps and their inhabitants on their smartphones, creating a database of information that helped assist in understanding the magnitude, concentration, and locations of different camps. Information gathered in the field can be viewed by staff back in the office for analysis on how best to direct resources for clean-up activities near street rights-of-way, highway interchanges, creek ways and vacant lots. The information gathered was also used by the Rancho Cordova Homeless Outreach Team, comprised of a Homeless Navigator, a code enforcement officer and two police officers, to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the community by providing resource information to potentially help them towards a more stable future. Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the enforcement of illegal homeless camps has been put on hold.
Atherton Town Center | Town of Atherton
Recognizing the need for a functional and welcoming space for civic activities and community engagement, the Town of Atherton created plans for a new $60 million Civic Center Complex, complete with council chambers, a library, and facilities for town administration and police department.
Though planning for the Town Center began in 2012, the project broke ground in 2019. It was crucial to the Town to have complete stakeholder buy-in and community involvement. Plans were drawn and changed several times to ensure that the project properly represented the vision of Town Leadership, reflected and preserved the rich cultural heritage of the Town, and respectful of concerns expressed by adjacent neighbors and Town stakeholders. Interwest Project Manager, Marty Hanneman, has effectively and successfully formed important partnerships and wonderful relationships with Town residents and vocal stakeholders as he responded to their questions and found solutions to their concerns throughout the planning, design, and construction of the project.
Once the plan was agreed upon and construction started, the project faced an unexpected and unanticipated challenge: the COVID pandemic. Like so many construction projects this year, the Town Center was put on hold for several months as the Town adopted and implemented health and safety best practices. Eventually the project was allowed to proceed, as the Town Center will be an essential service building; even so, moving forward remained difficult as several of the required suppliers and tradesmen were not considered to be essential workers. Even though months of productivity were lost, it is a testament to the team’s determination and dedication that the project is still on schedule. Limited staff are expected to move in under a temporary certificate of occupancy in July 2021 with the rest following shortly thereafter in October.
Interwest has served the Town of Atherton since 2011 providing Municipal Engineering, Building and Safety, GIS, and IT services, as well as technical assistance and support to the Town Manager, Town Council, appointed Committees, and the community on programs, policies, activities and projects.