DHK designed a one-story addition to the existing vehicle storage and administrative facility for the van and para-transit vehicle operations of the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. The work included a canopy addition for outdoor parking, new indoor vehicle storage and a new indoor vehicle wash bay. The design matched the existing poured-concrete base wall and metal panel upper wall assembly. The facility upgrades accommodated fire separations for new adjacent use groups. The design also included a new water recycling system that bypassed the storm drainage system.
Energy efficient design aspects included a white roof, translucent glazing on windows to reduce lighting load, ventilation passes, automated vehicle wash with a water recycling system that bypasses the storm drainage system, new energy efficient lighting, updated electrical panels, and programmed site lighting for optimized daytime and nighttime needs.