The Project consists of construction and operation of two buildings at ATEP for Saddleback College (Culinary Arts Building A and Auto Tech Building B). The Project site consists of 3.08 acres within the 61.4-acre ATEP site that is planned to be developed with up to 1,087,970 square feet of education-oriented and general office use building space and is located within PA 1 (a 128.3-acre portion of Neighborhood A) of the Tustin Legacy Specific Plan.
The Culinary Arts Building A structure would be a maximum of 31 feet 9 inches in height, with a gross floor area of 20,940 square feet and a building footprint of 19,160 square feet. The Building A facility would include a Flex/Prep Lab (2,046 square feet), a Kitchen/Production Lab (1,811 square feet), Teaching Restaurant (1,920 square feet), Culinary Hub (1,748 square feet), Skills Lab (2,032 square feet), Bakery Lab (1,996 square feet), two offices (118 and 335 square feet), Outdoor Culinary Lab (2,800 square feet), Outdoor Eating Area (310 square feet), and support and ancillary spaces (e.g., walk-in refrigerator and freezer, restrooms, utility rooms and storage).
The Auto Tech Building B structure would also be a maximum of 31 feet 9 inches in height and would have a gross floor area of 36,700 square feet and a footprint of 32,750 square feet. No outdoor vehicle service or operations would occur. The Building B facility would include a High Bay Lab (10,989 square feet), Outdoor Yard (18,660 square feet), four Mobility Labs (1,118 to 1,162 square feet), two Demo Labs (1,621 and 1,632 square feet), an Auto Tech Hub (1,752 square feet), an Engine Lab (1,958 square feet), an Engine Storage Room (1,011 square feet), Tool Storage Room (1,147 square feet), a Tool Shop (490 square feet), a Dry Room (130 square feet), a Cleaning Bay (328 square feet), three Offices (147 square feet, 152 square feet, and 344 square feet), a Work Room (192 square feet), and support and ancillary spaces (e.g., restrooms, utility rooms, compressor room and storage).
A pedestrian walkway would connect the buildings entrances, cross College Drive, to the existing parking lot. The exterior of the buildings would have a contemporary design with full height aluminum and glass windows, concrete panels, cut stone facing and awnings. Landscaped areas would be installed pursuant to the ATEP design guidelines and be located around the buildings, within the outdoor use areas, and along the perimeter of the Project site.
The Project would install onsite utility infrastructure that would connect to the existing infrastructure located adjacent to the site in either Lansdowne Road or College Drive. This includes installation of 6-inch water and sewer lines on the site that would connect to the existing Irvine Ranch Water District 8-inch domestic water and sewer lines and installation of irrigation systems with a 3-inch line that would connect to the existing Irvine Ranch Water District 4-inch recycled water line.
The Project would install onsite curb and gutter systems that would direct stormwater runoff away from the proposed buildings and outdoor use areas and into bioretention basins within the proposed landscaped areas. Roof runoff would be conveyed to underground downspout connections and into a bioretention basin. The site would be split into four Drainage Management Areas (DMAs), each of which would have a bioretention basin. Once treated, the stormwater would be conveyed to the existing 36-inch storm drain in Lansdowne Road. The Project was designed to meet LEED Gold Equivalency and would meet or exceed all California Title 24 and Algren standards. The Project includes installation of solar panels on the rooftops of the buildings, which is estimated to generate approximately 33% of the electricity needs of the Project.