SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento, CA – Supervisor Phil Serna will be on hand for the ceremony that marks the commencement of construction of the 265,282 square foot Consolidated Operations and Museum Collection Center for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. He will be joined by the California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman, Museum Curator Ross McGuire, McClellan Park President Larry Kelley and representatives from state, county, and local agencies, at a special event on May 30, at 10:00 a.m., at the site itself (see map, attached).
McClellan Business Park LLC announced today that California State Parks will begin construction of its Museum Collection Center headquarters. The State of California Department of General Services recently signed a lease with McClellan Business Park for 265,282 square feet of industrial space and will take occupancy in February 2013. The lease also provides 53,000 sf of fenced yard area for vehicle storage and employee parking.
“We’re planning extensive interior, exterior, and site renovations to accommodate the Department of Parks and Recreation” said Larry Kelley, McClellan Park’s President. “We’re completely renovating the building interior to meet Parks’ specific operational requirements, updating the exterior façade to modern standards, and most importantly, upgrading the building’s cooling and humidification controls to assure long term preservation of the historic collections.”
Currently, the California State Parks stores approximately 1.5 million historic objects and 2 million artifacts in multiple warehouse storage facilities in West Sacramento. Additionally, operations including statewide fleet management, accessibility compliance and construction, land surveying, and photo archives, as well as the headquarters’ distribution and reproduction center and materials warehouse, are scattered about West Sacramento and Sacramento.
With several leases expiring in 2012, Department of General Services obtained lease proposals that would allow California State Parks to consolidate from multiple facilities into a centralized Museum Collection Center and provide consolidated operations for the department. The consolidation is expected to generate significant cost savings through increased operational efficiencies, reduced energy costs, and lower lease rates. The building