The Metro West facility sits on 10.77 acres of land and fully occupies two city blocks and is zoned as B-5-1 for Central Commercial District. The facility comprises 1,085,741 GSF, 899,892 RSF and 829,410 USF along with 410 garage parking spaces and surface parking for 108 cars. Constructed in 1978, the property is configured as two separate structures – the North and South Buildings – linked by a two-story connecting wing that spans across Mulberry Street and contains a cafeteria. The South Building has five office floors above two floors of basement parking, while the North Building includes a two-level basement, a four-story office building and an additional tower with eight floors of office space and two floors of penthouse and mechanical area. The floor plates of the North and South buildings are approximately 22,000 SF and 110,000 SF, respectively. The building’s main entrance is located on Greene Street, and features a four-story atrium lobby into the South Building. Secondary entrances are located on the south side of each building. The first floor of the South Building also houses a childcare center.
The Metro West facility is steel framed with concrete and metal deck floors. The building envelope is comprised of three basic systems: paneled brick veneer on steel stud back-up system, window facade system, and brick facade below the window facade. The interiors primarily consist of suspended ceilings, gypsum board partitions and a combination of carpet tile and vinyl composition tile (VCT) flooring. The building is divided into thirteen cores which incorporate bathrooms, HVAC duct shafts, elevators, escalators, equipment rooms, egress stairs, etc. The finished ceiling height is mostly 9 feet throughout the building and the slab-to-slab height ranges from 12-13 feet.
There is a fully-automatic sprinkler protection throughout the building with the exception of select electrical equipment areas. It is a wet pipe circulating closed-loop system, which uses the chilled water return piping from the HVAC system as sprinkler risers, mains, and branch lines. It has a fire alarm system with voice-type audible notification with the main panel located in the Emergency Control Center on the ground floor level of the atrium.
Heating and cooling for the building is provided through district chilled water and steam systems. The main portions of the building are conditioned by ceiling mounted fan coil units provided with outside ventilation air through dedicated outside air handling units with desiccant dehumidification systems. Special use spaces such as the main lobby, child care center, dining area, and other portions of the link between the north and south buildings are served by independent dedicated air handling units.
The existing electrical system is distributed from multiple stacked electrical closets on each floor. Each electrical closet accommodates 480/277 volt, 3 phase, 4 wire panels, 480-208/120 volt step down dry type transformers and 208/120 volt, 3 phase, 4 wire panels. The existing receptacle branch circuit wires are routed through the wire troughs and wire management system below 208/120 volt panels to the existing under-floor duct system. Supplemental UPS panel/circuits are provided in the electrical closets. There is an 8,000 gallon diesel fuel tank dedicated to support the North and South Buildings life safety loads.