Bomel Construction Co. has completed a six-level, 766-space parking structure, one of several new developments in the third-phase of NoHo Commons--the largest transit-oriented, mixed-used development in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
The Anaheim Hills-based contractor has had a major stake in the $79-million third phase, responsible for forming, placing and finishing all concrete floors and columns in a nine-story, concrete-framed office building-set to open in October-and constructing the cast-in-place, 229,000-square-foot parking structure in 10 months.
Bomel Construction, the largest family owned builder of parking structures in California and one of the largest concrete contractors in the United States, completed the design-build parking structure about a month ahead of schedule, an impressive accomplishment considering the tight construction site and the abundance of contractors, consultants and civic stakeholders woven into the fast-tracked project.
Pat Irvine, senior vice president of construction for J.H. Snyder, said the project's size and complexity contributed to its level of difficulty.
"Bomel did a great job on this project," Irvine said. "When things got tough, they dug in where they needed to, took care of it and delivered. We'd love to have them again."
The Bomel team included Project Executive Gordon Crane, Project Manager Lloyd Haffner and Project Engineer Chris Ranaudo.
NoHo Commons is in North Hollywood, near Universal Studios Hollywood, and includes an operating mass transit station, occupied offices for the Academy Awards and multifamily housing. Los Angeles-based J.H. Snyder in partnership with the city of Los Angeles is developing the project.
In addition to the 181,000-square-foot office tower and above-grade parking structure, the third phase includes the relocation and restoration of an iconic, neighborhood restaurant and a Laemmle Theatres cineplex. The Art Institute of California has leased the first four floors of the office building.
Phase 1 of NoHo Commons was completed in 2006 and contains a 438-unit mixed-income apartment complex. Phase 2, completed in 2007, features 292 units of loft and live/work rentals; 60,000 square feet of retail and commercial space; and 200,000 square feet of office and cinema space.