Greater Richmond Transit Center Wins Award | Richmond Times Dispatch

RICHMOND, VA – Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday evening, April 21, as the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) announced the area’s brightest real estate stars at Real Estate Stars 2010, The Ninth Annual Real Estate Awards Gala. The signature event, which was held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, has become the preeminent event honoring outstanding real estate projects in the Greater Metropolitan Richmond region. The project winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. In 2010, GRACRE presented awards in 12 categories. rnrnHoward Shockey is pleased to announce that the award for BEST R&D, FLEX, OR INDUSTRIAL PROJECT went to the GRTC Transit System Corporate Headquarters and Administration Facility, in Richmond, Virginia. Shockey is the general contractor on the facility; the architect is Gannett Fleming.rnrnThe new facility serves a fleet of approximately 188 buses (standard 40-foot buses as well as future articulated and over-the-road buses), paratransit vehicles, and vans, all of which serve the greater Richmond area. The new buildings house almost 500 employees working in operations, maintenance, and administration. The 12-acre site accommodate outdoor bus storage, a 16,700 SF administration facility (which will house all of GRTC operations), and a 107,900 SF maintenance facility. The maintenance facility includes fueling lanes; automatic bus washers; maintenance bays for inspections, trouble work, and light and heavy maintenance; and a body shop with a downdraft paint booth to accommodate articulated buses.rnrnAbout the GRACRE Real Estate AwardsrnrnThe award program was established in 2000 to recognize a single Metro Richmond area project – Renovated or Historic Rehabilitation, Multi-family, Institutional, Office Building, Recreational or Entertainment, Interior, Commercial or Retail – as the best in the Greater Richmond area. Beginning in 2007, the awards have grown to recognize myriad projects in individual real estate categories. GRACRE is the only organization in Richmond whose primary mission is to be an advocate for commercial property owners, developers, and related professionals. rnrnSource: GRACRE