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855 E Laurel Drive, Salinas - Emergency Shelter

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November 27, 2019

County of Monterey
855 East Laurel Drive, Salinas
Emergency Shelter

  • On August 27, 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved the Plans and Special Provisions for the 855 East Laurel Drive-Emergency Shelter Project.
  • On October 3, 2019, bids were received and opened for the Project. Four local general contractors submitted responsive bids. Avila Construction Company, a locally owned and operated company, was the apparent low bidder.
  • November 19, 2019, County awarded Contract to Avila Construction
  • November 22, 2019, Notice to Proceed was issued to Avila Construction
  • December 2019, pre-mobilization activities
  • January 2020, sitework to begin
  • December 2020, scheduled completion of construction

The Project includes construction of a 16,000-foot pre-engineered building sized for approximately 100 beds, related site work, infrastructure, foundations, landscaping, interior improvements, and the furnishing, installing and commissioning of multiple items of kitchen equipment. A furnished and working kitchen was determined to be a critical element for this shelter’s operation. Total award amount is $5,760,231. Sitework is scheduled to begin in January 2020.

Weston Miles Architects, Morgan Hill, led the team of professionals in the preparation of the Project Plans and Technical Specifications and will continue to provide construction support services.

Funding of this Project is made possible largely by the award of HEAP funds in the amount of $6,018,100.  In addition, cost sharing between County and the City of Salinas will cover the remaining costs, most of which are soft costs for professional services, testing, inspections and permitting.

Provision of safe accommodations afforded by a permanent Emergency Shelter directly relates to the Strategic Initiatives of Infrastructure, Health and Human Services, and Public Safety adopted by the Board of Supervisors, as demonstrated by supporting the goals of improving health and quality of life outcomes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Emergency Shelter Concept