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 included 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, to include additional dry storage, a woodshop, other miscellaneous maintenance spaces, and some office space. Building 49 to include locker rooms, and both men’s and women’s restrooms. Renovation of two-story Building 65, about 5,120 square feet, to consist of primarily office space, and men’s and women’s restrooms. The new auto shop building, approximately 4,795 square feet, includes a 2,800 square foot maintenance bay for vehicle and miscellaneous equipment maintenance. Construction is currently underway.