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MTS/James R. Mills Building
Originally slated for demolition, Bricehouse renovated San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's El Cajon Transit Center into a convenience store known as A-Mart.
BriceHouse Inc revamped the Transit Center and converted it into a full-service convenience store. The "A-Mart" outlet is owned and operated by El Cajon resident Ramzi Murad. Benefits of the $300,000 renovation - at no costs to local taxpayers - include:
$300,000 estimated that was estimated to demolish the structure
$114,000 in maintenance and management costs over the next five years
Total revenue/job creation
15 new jobs
Future new revenue source for MTS
Additionally, BriceHouse has opened MTS StationShops at the C Street Trolley Station in downtown and at the Fashion Valley Transit Center.
El Cajon Transit Center
San Ysidro Transit Center - Completed January 2016
With a limited area of space to work with, BriceHouse recently completed a development project at the San Ysidro Transit Center. This project consisted of StationShop modular structures which were each designed with different businesses and purposes in mind.
One of the modular structures was developed for A-Mart. A-Mart is a convenience store with multiple locations on the MTS trolley line. The store is known for serving fresh coffee, sandwiches, and all other convenience market type items.
BriceHouse also created modular structures for Greyhound Lines, Inc. The modular buildings which was exclusively designed and developed for Greyhound serves as a ticket sales office and small terminal for the Greyhound (Crucero-USA) line.
Additionally, BriceHouse developed a StationShop modular structure for Cricket Wireless. Cricket Wireless offers affordable prepaid cellular plans guaranteed to customers with no signed long term contract. The Cricket StationShop serves as a modular building in which passengers of the MTS trolley line and people in the surrounding area can purchase a Cricket phone as well as pay their phone bills in person.
In addition to developing modular StationShop structures at the San Ysidro Transit Center, BriceHouse also renovated an existing building that allows customers not only the option to complete money exchange transactions but to also utilize its ATM center.
BriceHouse was the developer and the construction manager for One America Plaza, at the time San Diego’s largest office building.
One America Plaza is a mixed-use development that seamlessly integrates a thirty-three-story office tower, an enclosed trolley station for the San Diego Trolley light rail transit system, and a site for a 297-room luxury hotel with additional retail space. The project occupies two full city blocks in downtown San Diego.
As construction manager for the project, BriceHouse supervised the efforts of the project's architects, consultants, and contractors. Additionally, BriceHouse handled the construction management of 260,000 square feet of tenant improvements in the office tower.
Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the 562,000 square foot America Plaza Office Tower is a 500 foot-tall skyscraper with a distinctive faceted roof that is a hallmark of the San Diego skyline.
Covered by a curving roof of steel and translucent glass, the trolley station winds through the ground floor of the project. The retail galleria comprises two levels of shops and restaurants that line both sides of the station.
One America Plaza
BriceHouse developed the award-winning Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB) Headquarters, the Imperial Avenue Transfer Station, and a major facility for the County of San Diego.
With a distinctive fifteen-story clock tower and open plaza, this project features a pedestrian-oriented, urban environment that is a centerpiece for Centre City East (part of downtown San Diego's redevelopment area). The headquarters building played a key role in the revitalization of this burgeoning San Diego neighborhood.
The $43.6 million project features 180,000 square feet of offices and a six-story, 1,000 car parking garage that not only serves the office building but is a prototype of parking intercepts for downtown San Diego. The ten-story office tower spans directly over a trolley station and provides a regional transportation station where San Diego's three main trolley lines and major bus lines converge.
BriceHouse handled all aspects of the development and construction process for the project including design and installation of all tenant improvements and furniture, fixtures, and equipment. BriceHouse also orchestrated the relocation and move-in of 1,000 employees to the facility from seven separate locations.
The facility was developed through a public/private partnership between a BriceHouse Inc. company and the San Diego Regional Building Authority, a joint powers agency comprising the County of San Diego and MTDB.