Vanir served as the project and construction manager for a new parking structure for San Mateo County. Located within the County’s civic campus, the 1,022-stall parking structure features a metal screen façade to blend the facility with its surroundings and maintain natural ventilation. A parking guidance system uses red and green lights to designate open stalls and signage is used to show parking availability to help employees quickly find a space.
In support of the County’s goals to achieve Net Zero energy, the parking structure includes a 1,350-panel PV system with annual production of around 980,000 kilowatt hours. Additional sustainability features include 61 EV charging stations with infrastructure to accommodate several hundred more, as well as drought-tolerant landscaping. To promote multi-modal transportation, the parking structure includes spaces for bicycles, ridesharing and carpools.
If parking demand decreases in the future, the ground floor was constructed with increased floor-to-floor heights and the structure utilizes an express helix ramp instead of a park on ramp, which preserves the full footprint of the ground floor for alternative use.