Located on 80 acres of the Century Park Research Center Phase II subdivision in Tucson, this project encompassed development of a warehouse building with a gross floor area of 857,388 square feet and approximately 1,461,210 square feet of mezzanine area, along with over 2,500 vehicle parking spaces, 63 truck docks, approximately 450 trailer parking spaces, retention/detention basins, drainage areas, and landscape buffer yards.
RICK provided a broad range of services for the project, taking responsibility for timely delivery and management of all civil, traffic, utility, stormwater management, landscape architecture, and survey services. We worked closely with the project developer to engage both Pima County and the City of Tucson at the highest levels of government in order to fashion a strategic approach for ensuring the project’s approval.
With the cooperation of the County Administrator’s office and the City Manager’s office, both jurisdictions agreed to a path forward that allowed the project to be permitted and constructed in Pima County, then later annexed into the City. This approach ensured that Tucson Water would provide water service to the project. However, due to the low water pressure and deliverable flow rate in the existing Tucson Water system, a private storage tank and fire service loop were constructed on site to meet the fire flow demand.
RICK assisted the developer and worked closely with the El Paso Natural Gas Company (Kinder-Morgan) to protect two existing 10-inch, high-pressure gas mains that cross the southern portion of the site. Fill was brought in to increase the cover over the pipes and to allow parking and truck access drives to be constructed within the gas easement. A new easement agreement was established between the developer and El Paso Natural Gas Company.
Two traffic signals, together with four exclusive right turn lanes, were added at the five project driveways along the half-mile-long Kolb Road frontage. RICK also assisted the developer in coordinating with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and the City’s RTA-funded Valencia Road design team for the design and improvements of the two project driveways from Valencia Road and the Kolb-Valencia Southeast Ramp.