Old Town West Improvements, City of Thousand Oaks

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.

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.

Gill’s Onions Plant Expansion

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

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.

City of Santa Barbara Zone 6

We provided design, construction, inspection and documentation services for this City of Santa Barbara Pavement Maintenance project. The Project primarily focused on Zone 6, the City’s primary arterial streets including Anacapa Street, Cabrillo Blvd, Carrillo Street, Chapala Street, Haley Street,  Milpas Street and upper State Street. Cabrillo Boulevard from State Street to Castillo Street received an asphalt overlay as part of the pavement preparation. A number of City lots and facility lots from four different City Departments were included in the Zone 6 Project.  Those lots included the Waterfront Department: Leadbetter Parking Lot,  Leadbetter Bike Path and Leadbetter Entrance Lot; Parking Department: including Lots 8, 12, Carrillo Commuter Lot and Cota Commuter Lot;  Facilities Department: Fire Station No. 4 and Pershing Park Lot; and the Wastewater Department: El Estero Waste Water Treatment Plant. The project work consisted of Pavement Preparation (spot leveling, grind and replace) and Slurry Seal (with the application of two separate treatment methods, Crack Seal and Type 2 Slurry Seal).  The Project also included adjustment to grades to a number of utilities at various locations throughout Zone 6.

Sumida Gardens Apartments

We were contracted to aid the Owner in the development of a 10.3± acre parcel of property into an apartment complex.  The complex consists of 14 two and three-story buildings, a paved parking lot and landscaped open space.  We provided design development and planning approval from preliminary to plan preparation, preliminary and final grading, drainage and utility plans, sewer main extension, water main extension, and street improvement plans, and bidding and construction phase services.  We also provided a site Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and inspection services as required by the State Water Regional Control Board.

Presqu’ile Winery

Flowers & Associates, Inc. worked with ARC Vineyards, LLC to develop 197 acres of existing vineyard and raw land into a working winery. This included the construction of a new winery and bottling plant building, hospitality building, administration building, barn and five farm employee housing units.

In addition to providing grading, drainage, paving and site wall construction plans, Flowers & Associates, Inc. also designed the private water system, stormwater quality plans, and storage and disposal system for the site.  Working together with the utility companies, architects and various other consultants and agencies, Flowers & Associates, Inc. provided a quality final product in working on all aspects of preliminary design, design development, plan preparation and construction phase services.

The Santa Barbara Zoo

Flowers & Associates, Inc., more recently, provided engineering Services for the design development phase planning, consultation and preparation of construction plans and specifications for the Discovery Center Pavilion at the Santa Barbara Zoo.  In the past, we have provided Master Planning, and Master Site Drainage and Water Quality Plan preparation and oversight.

Bradbury Dam, Lake Cachuma

The Bradbury Dam Radial Gates Maintenance and Modification was an 8-month $2.6 million project that was completed in June of 2004.  Flowers & Associates, Inc. rehabilitated the radial gates used to operate the facility during high lake level conditions.