Construction for the new 402,503-square-foot, three-level parking structure and adjacent 3,200-square-foot Public Safety Office at Grossmont College in El Cajon has been completed.
Constructed by McCarthy Building Cos., the $25 million project is part of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Ken Emmons served as project manager and Jim Davies as on site program/senior project manager for Gafcon, the construction manager on behalf of the college district. International Parking Design was the project architect.
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 17 to celebrate completion of the facility, and to mark the culmination of the college's campaign to promote alternative modes of transportation among faculty and staff members and students during construction.
The parking structure, which accommodates 1,431 vehicles, features sections of teal-colored metal trellises, stucco and prominent sections of brick veneer on the external façade. Two pedestrian bridges connect Grossmont College's main campus to the parking structure.