di Domenico + Partners provided architecture and landscape design services for this 500,000 SF central maintenance facility and bus depot on Grand Avenue in Maspeth, Queens.
The two-story facility houses space for fueling, cleaning, and indoor storage of 200 buses as well as mechanical operations of approximately 27 buses undergoing repairs or scheduled maintenance. The project also includes administrative offices and employee amenities, including a roof-top employee parking lot which will ensure minimal impact on the neighborhood.
This design-build project is the first “green” bus facility of its kind, built using state-of-the-art systems, designs, and materials. It adheres to Environmental Management Systems ISO14001 specifications in order to enhance its environmental performance.
The Grand Avenue Depot was the 2006 recipient of the green building competition award from the Environmental Protection Agency.