Commercial, Industrial and Transit
IGW converted and expanded an existing warehouse building in Urbana, Illinois to meet the fleet storage and maintenance needs of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. The first phase of the project involved a 28,000 square foot addition and partial remodeling of the existing building to increase the District’s drive-thru bus storage capacity. The second phase renovated the remaining 42,000 square feet of existing building to provide maintenance bays, workshop, tools and parts storage, and staff lockers, break room and offices.
New vehicle lifts, maintenance pits, high speed overhead doors and vehicle lubricant systems enhanced operational efficiency and worker safety at this state-of-the-art facility. Environmental sustainability was also addressed with a new 300 kW roof-top solar array which offsets 25% of the building’s electrical demand, a water-conserving wash bay reducing consumption by 20%, waste oil heaters and rapid roll overhead doors. Site improvements included storm water detention, utilities and building services, revisions to site traffic patterns, concrete pavement rehabilitation and landscaping.