URBAN CORPS PROJECT PORTFOLIO
Construction Design-Build Landscaping
(partial project list)
Martin Luther King Way Streetscape Improvement Project (2019) – a Design Build Project
City of San Diego, M.L.K. Jr. Way, San Diego, CA 92114
For Reference Contact: Brian Schoenfisch, Principal Planner
Urban Corps worked with the City of San Diego and the Broadway Heights Community Council to provide complete Landscape Design-Build services to implement the Martin Luther King Way Streetscape Improvement Project in the Broadway Heights Community (Southeast, San Diego). Urban Corps guided the project through next steps of outreach and planning, design and engineering, permitting, and construction installation.
San Ysidro Wayfinding Signage Project (2019) – a Design Build Project
City of San Diego
For Reference Contact: Bobby Mordenti, Contract Administrator
The San Ysidro Wayfinding Signage Project created a wayfinding signage system which focuses on the highly trafficked pedestrian areas adjacent to the existing San Ysidro Port of Entry. Urban Corps provided complete Design-Build professional services including the planning, engineering, design, acquisition, installation, permitting and construction of the project.
Chicano Park Recreation Improvement Project (Design-Build 2014-2015)
City of San Diego Planning Department in Partnership with Park and Recreation Department
Contact: Brian Schoenfisch, Principal Planner
Urban Corps lead community outreach, planning, and construction. Permits and approvals obtained from the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Chicano Park Steering Committee, and Memorial Recreation Council. Improvements included new amenities: playgrounds, a concrete handback court, adult fitness area, custom-designed skate park, drought tolerant landscaping, drinking foundation, and the restoration of a metal art sculpture and water feature.
Budget: $1.08 million.
(Urban Corps leveraged an additional $102,000 from private and foundation grants.)
Old Poway Park Project (2016)
City of Poway
Contact: Jeff Beers, City Engineer
The Old Poway Park General Construction Project rehabilitated many amenities in this historic park. The scope included replacement of the existing railroad water tower tank, railroad track ties and fencing, upgrades to the Porter House ceiling light fixtures, and construction of a new concrete slab floor in the Rose Room. The project also rehabilitated the existing windows and included the construction of a concrete pathway.
Esperanza Roofing Project (2016)
La Esperanza Development Company
Contact: Irene Barajas
On the Esperanza Roofing Project, Urban Corps was responsible for the repair and installation of a new roof over existing roofing at the Esperanza Housing Complex.
Stephen J. Hawking Charter School Facility Improvements (2015)
Sweetwater Union High School District
Contact: Carmen Diaz, Principal
Multiple contracts for facility improvements included fence and rolling gate installation, DG pathway construction, interior wall removal, repairs to wall and tile, storage container repairs, ventilation systems installation, duct work, asphalt paving, and installation of ADA ramp to classroom and canopies.
Budget: $24,200 (multiple contracts)
Barrio Logan Child Development Center (2014)
Child Development Associates
Contact: Alex Calegari
Urban Corps was contracted by Child Development Associates to implement playground construction at the Barrio Logan Child Development Center. The design featured unique play elements including a music wall which came to life when Urban Corps Supervisor Jose Macias turned everyday building materials into percussion instruments. A living wall was creatively expressed with zigzag rain gutters, accessible to little hands. The space won jurors’ commendation at December’s American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards and was touted by jurors who felt “the project expressed strong intent and a potential pilot for lost spaces.”
Roosevelt Middle School (2013)
San Diego Unified School District
Contact: David Koepcke, District Architect
Urban Corps was contracted by San Diego Unified to install tile mosaics on raised planters and construct a greenhouse including laying a concrete foundation with footings.
Coronado Cays Landscape Project (2016)
City of Coronado
Contact: Art Valdivia, Public Services Supervisor
The City of Coronado contracted with Urban Corps to transform 12 Coronado Cays medians from turf to drought tolerant xeriscaping within the Coronado Cays community. The project included the installation of irrigation, 8,500 drought tolerant plants, 12,000 sq. ft. of weed barrier, and 40 tons of cobble. The medians are located along 1.4 miles of the central roadway connecting 10 exclusive villages of approximately 650 residents in the planned community located on the Silver Strand.
Torrey Hills Easement Park (Design-Build 2015)
San Diego Park & Recreation
Contact: Paul Sirois
Urban Corps was contracted by the City Park & Recreation Department for the installation of a native plant landscaping project and restoration in the Torrey Hills Maintenance Assessment District.
City Heights Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program (2013-2014)
City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC)
Contact: Ken Grimes
The City Heights Neighborhood Rehabilitation Project in partnership with CHCDC provided residential improvements for 50 qualifying homeowners in City Heights. Residential upgrades included bathroom and kitchen remodels, window and door replacements, safety and ADA upgrades, sidewalk, plumbing and electrical repairs, roofing, and landscaping
Budget: $623,467 (2 contracts)