Town of Canandaigua Highway Garage

Following MRB Group’s assistance with a site feasibility study for its Town Hall and Highway Campus, the Town of Canandaigua retained the Architecture team to plan, design, and prepare construction documents for a new 40,000-sf highway garage, cold storage addition, and fuel station.

The site organization was vastly improved through a programming process that focused on current operations, staff and resident needs, and the potential for future growth, with increasing demand for operations and services.

A state-of-the-art, energy-efficient highway garage centralizes the town’s equipment and materials storage, bringing the Highway, Water, and Parks Departments into one facility.

The main structure includes a vehicle storage area, service bays, and administrative offices.  A vehicle garage area provides adequate space to house the Town’s highway vehicles and equipment, with a dedicated wash bay and storage mezzanine. An adjacent maintenance garage provides two service bays, a welding area, work/assembly area, delivery and storage areas, and a maintenance office.

Many sustainable building materials and features were utilized to enhance energy efficiency and lower operational costs, including continuous wall/roof insulation, clerestory windows for natural lighting, radiant-heat flooring, and energy-efficient ventilation / exhaust systems. Use of a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) also reduced construction costs and build time.

The overall design allows flexibility for future growth, including the opportunity to add square footage to the main highway garage structure in the future.