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City of Thornton/Adams 12 Five Star Schools Consolidated Service Center

Thornton, Colorado

Adams 12 Five Star School District was looking to relocate their Transportation Department and Outside Services to a new site closer to their central operations. Future transit-oriented development and other City of Thornton development planning created an atmosphere for Adams 12 and the City to work together to consolidate public agency facilities in the community. This relocation collaboration enabled both entities to jointly share fueling, vehicle wash, CDL course, and sand/salt facilities and share in site and development costs to expand their operations.

From programming studies through construction documents, Maintenance
Design Group helped guide the City and Adams 12 to a phased solution to
serve the functional and operations needs of both. The ultimate project includes
construction of a new Support Service Center for Adams 12 and the joint-use
facility for both the City and school district. The Support Services Center
includes separate buildings for Fleet Maintenance, Bus Driver Operations and
Administration Building, and the Outside Services (who maintains school district
yards, parks, and sports fields). The maintenance facility includes 18 bays,
portable and two post lifts, a bridge crane, a parts room, and mezzanine.

Project Highlights
• Vehicle accessible and secure joint-use area on portion of the site.
• Separate circulation and access for School District and City operations.
• Facility features dual chassis wash bay, metered fluids dispenser system,
and tire carousel.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Space Needs Program
Site Selection
Master Plan/Concept Design
Final Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Construction Administration
Fleet Size

300 school district vehicles

Site Size

25 acres

Facility Size

72,700 square feet

Construction Cost

$16,000,000