The Thomas Building
The Thomas Building is a new storage warehouse supporting a yeast manufacturing company. The warehouse sits on the last parcel of an industrial subdivision, the flag lot is bordered by agricultural land, a creek, railroad, and a single story industrial building. In addition to siting in a varied context the site is encumbered with a fifty foot electrical easement bisecting the sit with high voltage power lines and a wetland on each half of the site.
Working with semi-truck maneuvering on-site and preservation of the wetlands adjacent to the creek the building is tucked on the south half of the site, along the railroad. The building encroaches on the smaller wetland, located on the southeast corner of the site, it will be mitigated on-site near the creek.
The building program includes a recessed loading dock for large semi-trucks and second loading dock at grade for smaller trucks. Within the building there is general storage space, high-pile storage, drive-in freezer, and administrative offices.
Scope: New storage warehouse on a complex site including semi-truck maneuvering, overhead high voltage power lines, wetlands, and a creek. The building includes general storage space, high-pile storage, drive-in freezer, and administrative offices.