Cortona Corner

Project Description

Located at 6830 Cortona Drive and sitting on 8.8 acres of land, Cortona Corner is the project site of a 176 unit rental apartment project in the City of Goleta.  The development is comprised of a mix of one, two and three bedroom units contained within four two-story buildings at the front/center of the site and four three-story buildings at the rear of the site, in addition to a clubhouse, pool, maintenance building, and other residential and open space features.  Due to its location between Highway 101, Union Pacific Railroad and industrial buildings such as Raytheon, the project is on relatively new territory by adding residential structures to industrial areas.

Scope of Services

F&A has helped to guide planning and development teams dealing with this environmentally sensitive habitat to completion with Planning Commission and Design Review Board.  F&A provided Planning services including permit compliance/conditions of approval tracking and documentation for the client for acceptance with Public Works and Planning & Environmental Review Departments.  F&A also provided Civil Engineering services consisting of site improvement plans, public improvements plans, utility plans and grading and drainage plans.

Cabrillo Bath House/Pavilion

Project Description

First constructed in 1926, the building’s outdated interiors, structural deficiencies, failing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as poor site accessibility, significantly limit its potential to serve Santa Barbara residents and visitors. As one of the City of Santa Barbara’s most significant public assets, its renovation ensures that it serves as a prime recreational facility well into the future.

The project includes:

  • Interior renovation of the Pavilion and Bathhouse
  • New heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems
  • Renovation of the beachside promenade and the covered walkway (stoa) next to the playground
  • Landscaping around the building
  • Walkway along the western parking lot to connect Chase Palm Park to the promenade
  • Walkway onto the beach
  • Site lighting
  • New building ramps and walkway access via the parking lots and sidewalk

Scope of Services

Civil Engineering services provided by F&A included evaluating existing site pedestrian paths of travel for compliance with access code requirements and identify deficiencies, design of site improvements to address access deficiencies including a grading, drainage and paving plan, and design of site storm drain system improvements.

Pacific Palisades Village

Project Description

The 3.14-acre project located at 1045 Swarthmore Avenue in the Pacific Palisades, consisted of retail, restaurant, grocery, movie theater, yoga studio, banking, 3 floors of underground parking, open space and residential space.

Scope of Services

F&A’s principal engineer provided civil engineering services for this mixed-use project for phases including design & development, demolition, grading, site improvement and construction. Responsibilities included design development, utility plan, drainage plan, demolition plan, rough grading/excavation plan, haul route plan, temporary fencing plan, onsite and offsite improvements, technical support, construction observation and coordination with multiple agencies (Division of Sanitation for LID, County of LA Public Works, City of Los Angeles Public Works).

Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital

Project Description

Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital sustained excessive fire damage in the Thomas Fire in December of 2017. Buildings A, C, and G sustained minimal damage in the fire whereas Buildings B, D and the maintenance trailers were deemed a total loss. An existing pump station which serves the facility’s potable water tank also sustained heavy damage.

Scope of Services

Flowers & Associates, Inc. was contracted to locate and map existing water, sewer, electrical, and gas utilities and compile a map of existing utilities.  We also prepared a site improvement plan for the installation of 3 temporary trailers so the Hospital could repopulate the campus.  The trailers serve administration, storage, and patient in-take needs for the hospital.

We are also providing construction phase assistance including interpretation of the design intent of the plans and specifications, intermittent construction review during construction, and sign-off upon completion.

Rosewood Miramar Resort

Project Description

Spread over nearly 16 acres, and uniquely positioned on roughly 500 lineal feet of exclusive oceanfront, the Rosewood Miramar Hotel opened in 2019 offering 161 luxury rooms, cottages and bungalows to resort guests. UPRR railroad tracks bisect the property.

Scope of Services

F&A’s principal engineer provided project management during initial entitlement phase for the Rosewood Miramar Hotel and handled all aspects of preliminary and final design development and civil services, both on and offsite, to obtain Planning and Design Board approvals with the County of Santa Barbara. F&A permitting staff processed all agency clearances, developed FEMA Flood Operations & Maintenance Manuals and flood certifications, and successfully provided permitting services through the County of Santa Barbara. UPRR plans were developed and approved by UPRR.

Thousand Oaks Old Town West

Project Description

The Old Town West project was comprised of the design of street improvements for Los Robles Road between Live Oak Street and Fairview Road, and Fairview Road between Crescent Way and Royal Oaks.  Due to existing geometrics and to meeting the goal of a continuous ADA compliant walkway, it was decided to extend the design of street improvements down Royal Oaks Drive.  The neighborhood was very rural with minimal curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements and virtually no street lighting with substantial encroachment of property owner into the Public right-of-way.

Scope of Services

The Project was designed in two Phases, Phase 1 being Preliminary Design and Phase 2 being final Design.  Phase 1 included topographic survey of the Project, identification of utility issues and conflicts, identification of existing R.O.W. conflicts and several alternatives for the City to select from as well as associated Opinions of Estimated Construction Costs.

Once an alternative was selected to meet the desired construction budget final design was performed that included but was not limited to curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveways and associated aprons, utility relocation (SCE), gas and water service relocation, road re-profiling, street light improvements, storm drain improvements and substantial rights-of-way entry.  Numerous offsite and driveway conforms were incorporated into the Project with great success.  The Project was completed in late 2012.

This Project impacted numerous single family residences and some apartments.  Coordination was extensive as well as community input on the Project.

City of SB Carrillo Hill Sidewalk

Project Description

For the Carrillo Hill Sidewalk Improvements Phase 1 Project, the City of Santa Barbara was interested in providing a continuous pathway for at least one side of Carrillo Street and Meigs Road to enhance and increase pedestrian travel and to increase transit use by providing better access to bus stops.  The project consisted of both curb adjacent and meandering concrete sidewalk, landscaped parkway, curb and gutter and access ramps at three (3) intersections on the north side of the street. Retaining walls were also constructed to accommodate existing topographical variations.  A number of conforms were also incorporated at various properties to accommodate existing conditions. The project also included landscaping and street lighting.

This project required the coordination of Civil, Landscape Architect, Structural, Electrical and Traffic Engineering disciplines.

Rancho Monte Alegre

Project Description

We developed civil engineering plans for Rancho Monte Alegre, a 3,000 acre exclusive large lot residential project in the Santa Monica Creek watershed above the City of Carpinteria. The project to date includes 2 miles of private roadway completed, under construction, or in design.

Much of the roadway is colored concrete or A.C. pavement with stone curbing and includes underground utilities, storm drainage facilities and a public water system being dedicated to the Carpinteria Valley Water District. With the present phase of construction, the improved road rises over 700 feet with views along Santa Monica Creek including a 110 foot bridge across the creek itself.

The project will encompass 24 residential parcels varying in size up to 160 acres created from the original 39 parcels in the ranch. Planning and mapping is performed by L&P Consultants and construction staking has been provided by Cardenas and Associates Surveying, Inc., both Santa Barbara firms.

Gill’s Onions Plant Expansion

Scope of Services

We provided civil engineering services, in conjunction with Hartigan Foley, the site Architect, for civil design and preparation of construction drawings and technical specifications for site grading, drainage, paving, public street and storm drainage improvements, and provided a hydrologic and hydraulic drainage report.

In addition, we also provided construction phase services including construction observation for this project. Since the area that was disturbed by construction was greater than one-acre, we prepared both a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and N.O.I. required by the State Water Resources Control Board. Our in house Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) prepared all documentation and inspection for this project and successfully transitioned inspection services over to Gill’s Onions.

Casitas Plaza Shopping Center

Scope of Services

We provided civil site improvement planning, analysis and plan preparation for site improvements proposed by the Owners for improvements to the Casitas Plaza Shopping Center in order to accommodate the enlargement of the Albertson’s store. We also assisted the project Architects in devising an appropriate plan for the required ADA access provision improvements. After preliminary planning and design was complete, we were contracted to provide construction plan preparation, permit acquisition and construction phase services for the project.  Having prepared the concept plans for the entitlement phase, we established the basic design parameters for the grade design, drainage features and for parking area upgrades

In addition, we were also contracted to implement the following Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) provisions under separate contract:  visual observation; assurance that the project remained in full compliance with the CGP; directed implementation of all aspects of the project SWPPP including reasonable elimination of unauthorized site discharges; non-stormwater sampling and analysis; prepared and maintained record of weekly inspection reports and an annual compliance evaluation during construction; Notice of Termination; and other required project coordination within the State Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) system.