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855 E Laurel Drive, Salinas - Emergency Shelter

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June 19, 2020

County of Monterey
855 East Laurel Drive, Salinas
Emergency Shelter


  • Approval of shop drawings, the pre-engineered building was ordered in March 2020.
  • Grading and underground utilities progressed through Spring; completed by April 2020.
  • Foundation completed in early May 2020; additional site work continues May and June.
  • Delivery of building delayed till July, due to COVID-19 and the resulting slowdown of production.
  • Completion of Construction anticipated in Spring 2021
  • 100 percent of the HEAP funds expended by June 30, 2021

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 began in January 2020.

Weston Miles Architects, Morgan Hill,  led the team of professionals in the preparation of the Project Plans and Technical Specifications and continues 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 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 Progress Photos (06-13-2020)

Emergency Shelter Concept