San Mateo County Navigation Center


County of San Mateo


San Mateo, CA

Project Overview

The Navigation Center will provide a 240-bed, state-of-the-art shelter east of Highway 101 off of Maple Street. The Navigation Center will provide intensive counselling and other support services.  The completed facility will include private sleeping units, shared toilet/showers, dining services, and support modules as well as outdoor areas for activities. The project objective is to rapidly develop and installconstruct a Navigation Center on a 2.5-acre undeveloped site located at 1469 Maple Street in Redwood City, California that provides a safe and dignified atmosphere that will serve the needs of the Cclients and social services operators for decades. In addition, 10 acres along the nearby waterfront will be converted into future park space, waterfront recreation and open space. The County goal is to achieve functional zero homelessness, meaning that anyone who desires shelter can access it through an array of County facilities and affordable housing programs.

Engeo's Role

ENGEO provided geotechnical design and construction observations for the project.  

Due to funding and scheduling issues, it was imperative that the design of the project focused on an efficient design. While there were challenging soil conditions that would traditionally require a more robust deep foundation system, we engineered a ground improvement solution that not only allowed for quick delivery but is able to significantly reduce the settlement risk and allowed for the use of economical conventional foundation system. We coordinated with the design team.   


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