Rancho Monte Alegre

Scope of Services

  • Engineering – Field and Office Plan and Control File Production
  • Construction Inspection, Monitoring and Reporting
  • SWPPP Compliance, Guidance and Reporting
  • Public Utility Planning and Coordination
  • Project Coordination
  • Staking Control and Surveying Services

Sycamore Canyon Slope

Sycamore Canyon Stabilization Project

Scope of Services

F&A provided project management and coordination, civil engineering design for stabilization of the slope, PDR preparation and civil design input for erosion control. For the construction phase, we also provided consultant team management and coordination, construction contract administration, and construction monitoring and reporting.

We also provided an engineering geology and geotechnical report providing recommendations for the stabilization, surveying, and structural consulting through our sub-consultants.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Scope of Services

We provided engineering services for the master plan update and conditional use permit update. We also provided pre-design engineering and planning services for the first phase of capital improvements project including the construction of the Conservation Center, Horticulture Support Facility and the refurbishment of the Herbarium.

Water and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrade Project

  • Design Coordination and Site Visits
  • Preparation of Grading, Paving, and Storm Drainage Master Plan
  • Preparation of Water & Sewer System Master Plan
  • Preliminary structure locations and descriptions
  • Master Plan presentation drawing for the project Development Plan package to be submitted to the County for the Conditional Use Permit Application.

Horticultural Garage Area

Grading and Drainage Plan for use in obtaining a Grading Permit and Development Plan.

Assistance with Development Plan Amendment and Land Use Permit Condition Compliance

  • Assistance with preparing the land use permit condition compliance related to the SWIIP including a Tree Protection Plan, assistance with the Environmental Quality Assurance Program and coordination with the environmental monitors.
  • Preparing an updated composite exhibit and overlay for use in obtaining an amended Development Plan for the Pritzlaff Conservation Center and the Horticulture Garage Area.

Design and Services During Construction for Sewer Lateral to Existing Restroom

  • Adjusted plans to move the location of the “Lateral “C” manhole
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Observation and Review of the construction
  • Observation and testing of trenching and backfill by our geotechnical engineer sub-consultant

Conservation Building Planning, Engineering Design and Construction Documents Preparation

  • Planning, design, detailing and specifications for the construction of site improvements for the Conservation Center including the associated proposed parking lot and access road from Mission Canyon Road.
  • Design Development
  • Construction Document Preparation
  • Construction Administration

SB Natural History Museum

Description of Project

The Museum was founded in 1916 by William Leon Dawson as the Museum of Comparative Oology. In 1923, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opened its doors at the current campus. The Museum celebrated its centennial year by undertaking a $21 million capital campaign to upgrade their aging facilities in ways that vastly improve our visitor experience.

Scope of Services

Flowers & Associates, Inc. provided civil engineering consultant services for Phase 1 of the project. Tasks included consulting with the Landscape Architects and other consultants in support of the design development effort and providing Preliminary Grading, Drainage, and Paving Plans sufficient for CEQA level review.

Peabody Stadium Renovation

SB High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement & Stadium Renovation

Project Information

The historic Santa Barbara High School Peabody Stadium was built in 1924. The Grandstand Replacement and Stadium Renovation Project intends to modernize the nearly 100-year-old stadium’s infrastructure and athletic field. The project scope includes:

  • Construct a new 2,300 seat concrete grandstand and press box that will bring the nearly 100-year-old facility into compliance with current State and regulatory building and accessibility codes.
  • Expand the athletic sports field to create a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regulation track and artificial turf field to support competitive athletic events and enhance the use of the facility by Santa Barbara High School and the community.
  • Replace two failing storm drain conduits to allow for continued pass through of municipal storm water systems and to mitigate ponding or flooding within the stadium and surrounding residential areas during storm events.

The Project is funded by the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara community bond measures, developer fees, and leverages State of California seismic mitigation funds.

Scope of Services

Flowers & Associates, Inc. provides supplemental construction review and monitoring, to assess compliance with contract documents and design intent for the extensive site improvements which are part of this substantially complex project.

We also provide QSP services for monitoring implementation of the Storm Water Pollution Plan over the construction period.  The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) specifies that a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) monitor the contractor’s site erosion control efforts and implementation throughout the construction period.

F&A is providing construction review and monitoring for the major storm drains and related structures of the large complex storm drainage system.

Sandman/Estancia Residences

Project Description

F&A has provided both civil and project management services on the “Sandman Project,” located at 3714-3744 State Street, since 2005.  The site is over 4 acres in size. The project removed the existing hotel structures in 2015 (The Sandman Inn) and is in the process of final permitting and constructing three single story office buildings along State Street, ten three story residential condominium buildings with 72 units total and a small community building.

The project was approved in April 2014. The project was approved with a Condition of Approval (E.2.e. in the Planning Commission Resolution 008-14) that required the development of a storm water plan for the site that treats all pollutants of concern for the project, incorporates low-impact development elements (specifically natural infiltration), and reduces reliance on proprietary treatment devices.

Scope of Services

Infiltration testing conducted at the site in March 2014 confirmed that infiltrative soils appropriate for storm water infiltration designs do occur at the site. Therefore, F&A worked to revise the project, by implementing appropriately-sized permeable paving and vegetated swales/infiltration areas throughout the site. This revision complied with the City Planning Commission’s storm water Condition of Approval and achieved the City’s Tier 3 storm water management requirement for treatment via natural infiltration.

F&A worked to address storm water discharge rate control, volume reduction, and water quality treatment through permeable paver treatment areas (highlighted in red in the figure below), and swales and infiltration areas (highlighted in blue below).  The landscaped areas around the buildings also afford additional treatment via infiltration.  HydroCAD calculations and site drainage areas were complex and detailed for this model project.

This project has demanded ongoing coordination with a large project team; a detailed and innovative storm water treatment design within a tight mixed-use project area; and our relations with the client and consultant team have overall been positive and we are happy to have successfully provided services for this project.

Dos Pueblos O’Leary Stadium

Project Description

The $2.1 million project consisted of a stadium renovation and improvements including a new synthetic turf and resurfacing of the running track.  The project was paid for by local athletic boosters and Measure I funds and was completed in 2019.

Scope of Services

F&A provided civil engineering design and construction phase services including replacement of the storm drainage system, storm water pollution prevention plan and grading services for the track and field.

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.

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.