New boutique hotel is underway and consists of a one level 47,600 sf parking structure with 113 parking stalls and a podium deck. The four-story, 85,000 sf hotel rests on the podium deck, and consists of a building that entails a hybrid of wood and steel construction. Some amenities guests can enjoy include a 10,000 sf restaurant, bar and kitchen area, spa and fitness rooms and 78 guestrooms.
With the site being extremely tight, bordering the beach, residences, another hotel and the Pacific Coast Highway, the below grade parking garage's 27" thick mat foundation slab (4,150 cubic yards of concrete) was poured in just one day. Site improvements include the installation of 671, 36" diameter subterranean structural stone columns with temporary shoring that included soldier beams and wood lagging that create a sea wall that separates the underground structure from the tight proximity of the adjacent beachfront.
This environmentally friendly project is utilizing the existing site conditions and innovative design in its pursuit of LEED Certification. The construction of this unique ocean front hotel, parking structure, offsite street and utility improvements prevailing wage project requires the involvement and cooperation with the Developer Pacifica Companies, City of Imperial Beach, and Port of San Diego.
Client: Pacifica Companies Architect: Durrall Design Consultants/Deutsch Architects Building Area: 85,000 sf
Click play to watch a time lapse video of the one day, 4,150 CY concrete foundation pour.