The new 71,000 square foot County Administration Building will be located at 1025 Escobar Street in downtown Martinez. It will be four stories in size, and house a variety of County departments, and include the Board of Supervisors meeting chamber.
Parking has always been a challenge near the current, aging McBrien Administration Building. The new building will have nearby parking for 250 vehicles, including an increase of approximately 75 spaces for the public. In addition, there will be public plaza areas where the 12-story building now sits at 651 Pine Street.
During January, 2019, the Administration Building project completed forming,reinforcing, pouring, stripping and waterproofing the retaining walls at theperimeter of the building. The installationand backfill of underground electrical and plumbing systems werecompleted. The formwork, vapor barrier, embedsetting, in slab mechanicals, steel reinforcement and pour for the firstsection of the 14” thick structural slab on grade was also completed. On the design side, County permitting approvalof the fourth Design Package completed the major components of the multi-phase reviewand approval process. Design Bulletins,deferred system approvals and RFI’s will continue to be submitted and approvedas needed. Plans for the MDF ParkingDeck have also been submitted and reviewed by DCD. Completion of the firstfloor slab and the start of structural steel erection on site is anticipatedfor February, 2019.