New York City Transit Authority
PRIME CONSTRUCTION MANAGER:
The Washington Group
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION DATE:
DiGeronimo Architects is working on the Construction Management Team for a new NYC Department of Buses state-of-the-art Bus Depot and Central Maintenance Facility to meet bus storage and service assignments in the Brooklyn Division of the New York City Transit Authority.
DiGeronimo is responsible for architectural inspections of the roof, building facade, windows, and other exterior architectural elements. DiGeronimo anticipates performing architectural inspections of the building interior finishes.
The project site is located on the north side of Grand Avenue between 47th Street and 49th Place in the Maspeth section of Queens. Total land area of the irregularly shaped parcel is approximately 255,000 square feet. As the first public agency in the United States to be certified ISO 14001 compliant, NYC Transit intends to make this project a practical and effective demonstration of an environmentally responsible depot and central maintenance facility.
The facility is a multi-storied complex with employee parking on the roof. The Depot is located on the first floor, with a capacity of approximately 200 buses. Offices for the Depot are located on the first floor mezzanine level. The CMF occupies the second floor and has the capacity to maintain approximately 27 buses. Offices for the CMF are located on the second floor mezzanine level.
Along with the NYC Transit Authority, DiGeronimo Architects is committed to designing environmentally responsible facilities. This project demonstrates the foresight for environmental design excellence, one that captures ‘sustainability’ as its measure of and cornerstone for environmental excellence and become a benchmark for industry.