Griffin was selected to manage the design and construction of a new city hall for the Town of La Cañada Flintridge. Detailed building assessments, planning, design and implementation allowed the City to take advantage of the unique opportunity to acquire a new facility, sell and vacate its previous facility, and relocate operations, all within a tight timeframe.
Following the closure of a regional sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet, the corporate headquarters became available and the City seized the unique opportunity to develop an expanded civic presence at Town Center.
The $4.8 million accelerated remodel project was delivered through a compressed design duration with a phased nine-month construction schedule. An intermediate delivery date allowed the City to vacate its former facility and resume operations after a weekend relocation. This was achieved with no impact to City services.
The City’s new facility encompasses 19,027-square-feet while the remainder of the 27,881-square-foot building provides leasable, revenue-generating space. Upgraded mechanical and lighting systems as well as IT and phone systems provide modernized public services and spaces as well as improved workspaces. City council chambers were designed to also provide much-needed space for community meetings. The new City Hall location fronts Olberz Park, named for the late Sport Chalet founder.