The spacious California Highway Patrol (CHP) building, just east of Highway 99, houses as many as 125 employees, dwarfing the former 15,000 SF site, which could only accommodate up to 75 employees. The towering 140-foot communication tower is clearly visible in the surrounding area, making the office an easy find for visitors. The facility consists of approximately 46,000 SF of building space on 5.4 acres of land.
The CHP office has many features, including:
- An entrance where the public can come in and take care of their tickets, or get vehicles if they have been impounded, or ask questions or file accident reports. Near the entrance is a large conference room, where public events, classes, and press conferences can be held.
- A vehicle maintenance shop, which provides a space for the technicians to work inside, away from heat and rain, and storage for tires and parts. Next door is a wash bay with recyclable, returnable water, a sprayer and scrubber, and towels.
- The building also has an improved break room, storage and filing room, evidence room, training room, and various offices. A separate break room is set up for essential services, designed to maintain services for up to 72 hours in case of emergency, such as an earthquake.
This CHP building is energy-efficient and has earned a LEED Silver standard.
- Civil Engineering