New York, Queens
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) wanted to construct a new maintenance facility to replace two existing dilapidated one-story brick buildings built in 1939. The proposed 46,812 sf project site required the elimination of a portion of Linden Boulevard that hadn’t been open to the public since the original structure was built. The new Sunrise Yards facility replaced the Glendale Yard facility in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens as the base for DOT maintenance operations. In collaboration with the NYCDOT, New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) retained IBI Group Gruzen Samton to design the new semi-industrial facility. The new award-winning 29,000 sf Sunrise Yards Maintenance Facility is located in Ozone Park, Queens and was completed in 2010. Special zoning permits, issued by then Mayor Michael Bloomberg were required since the surrounding neighborhood was predominately of residential and was not authorized for semi-industrial use.