CMAR For Kraemer Homeless Shelter, Anaheim, CA
This project consisted of a massive renovation, ultimately converting an old commercial complex at 1000 Kraemer Place in Anaheim, California into a Homeless shelter for 200 men and women. Along with living quarters, MZT constructed office and meeting space, recreation areas, a fully functioning commercial kitchen, and dining area. Since the existing facility formerly served as an office and small-scale manufacturing facility, the utility infrastructure was insufficient to handle the demand of the occupants. MZT and Westgroup Designs worked with Orange County and the City of Anaheim to upsize the water and sewer service to accommodate the new permanent bathroom and shower facilities.
MZT also constructed new office, new medical examination and new medical treatment facilities, which were situated on the second floor of the facility. To access the second floor, MZT installed a new elevator, along with structural upgrades necessary for elevator installation.
The project also required MZT to undertake HVAC, plumbing and electrical upgrades. MZT was responsible for installing a new fire suppression system within the building (one previously did not exist) and fire alarm system. MZT installed data and communication systems throughout. New finishes were installed throughout, keeping with the theme of “light and bright”, a suggestion by the shelter operators. Light colored paint, carpet tile, polished concrete flooring were utilized for interior spaces and daylighting was maximized.
MZT also upgraded the exterior of the facility – a new roof was installed over the facility, exterior glazing was replaced with tempered glass, and the building was re-painted. MZT re-paved areas of the parking lot, ensuring that entrances met current ADA codes. New efficient landscaping was also installed.