Maintenance facilities at Gateway National Recreation Area were significantly damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. To make the maintenance facilities more sustainable, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed to construct a consolidated maintenance facility within the Fort Hancock Historic Post Area. The consolidation includes adaptively reusing Building 49 and Building 65; constructing a new vehicle/equipment maintenance and repair shop; improvements to site access, parking, and circulation; as well as adequate vehicle/equipment and materials storage and perimeter security.
360 Engineering designed new mechanical and plumbing systems for all three buildings. Renovation of the single-story Building 49, about 9,000 square feet, will include additional dry storage, a woodshop, other miscellaneous maintenance spaces, and some office space. Building 49 will include locker rooms, and both men’s and women’s restrooms. Renovation of two-story Building 65, about 5,120 square feet, will consist of primarily office space, and will also have men’s and women’s restrooms. The new auto shop building, approximately 4,795 square feet, will have a large portion of its footprint taken up by a 2,800 square foot maintenance bay where vehicles and other miscellaneous equipment will have maintenance performed.