The spacious Stockton California Highway Patrol (CHP) Area Office & Dispatch Center Replacement Facility, just east of Highway 99, now can house 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 visible in the surrounding area, making the office an easy find for visitors.
Siegfried provided civil engineering and surveying services for this LEED Silver-certified project. The new site is approximately 46,000 SF of building space on 5.4 acres of land. The building, designed with the potential to expand, houses a new CHP Field Office and a Dispatch Facility.
The office has many new features, including:
- An entrance where the public can come in and take care of their tickets, retrieve vehicles if they have been impounded, or ask questions or file accident reports. A large conference room is near the entrance, where public events, classes, and press conferences can be held.
- A vehicle maintenance shop to provide 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 facility 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 an emergency, such as an earthquake.
- Civil Engineering