March 25, 2014 – Anaheim Packing District Project Wins ASCE-OC Historic Renovation Project of the Year Award

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – March 25, 2014 – Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that one of its projects, Anaheim Packing District, has won the ASCE-OC Historic Renovation Project of the Year Award. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, has about 140,000 members and is the oldest national engineering organization in the USA. The Orange County Branch (ASCE-OC) is currently the 4th largest and recognizes exceptional civil engineering projects within Orange County at its annual Awards dinner.

The Anaheim Packing District has successfully been transformed into a viable, vibrant place for people to live, work and play in a setting that pleasingly combines the modern and the historic, the built and the natural. The City of Anaheim collaborated with retail developer The LAB Holding Company and residential developer Brookfield Homes to create an urban district that revitalizes the downtown area while preserving Anaheim’s historic past. The Packing District’s reuse of architectural elements has reclaimed the historic flavor of this distinctive neighborhood, which was once a thriving citrus packing zone. The five-acre site showcases the adaptive reuse of the historical 42,000 sf Anaheim Citrus Packing House, built in 1919, and the adjacent 1924 Packard Building into an upscale commercial/retail venue featuring restaurants and shops, with a vintage twist. These historic renovations were led by Thirtieth Street Architects, Inc., which strictly adhered to the State Historic Preservation office’s historical rehabilitation guidelines. Both of these landmark structures are dynamically linked by the avant-garde two-acre Farmers Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Ken Smith of Ken Smith Landscape Architect. The park is graced with olive and Valencia orange trees, concrete benches, a community garden, small amphitheater, outdoor fireplace and a striking redwood boardwalk shaded by metal awnings. Farmers Park is also easily accessible for residents of a multi-family residential complex developed within the Packing District.

The Fuscoe team provided comprehensive engineering and survey/mapping services for all of The Packing District projects and worked with the City of Anaheim to resolve challenging sewer and stormwater technical issues, due to antiquated infrastructure. To accommodate the new uses envisioned for the Packing District, the existing storm drain system was modified and extended. Fuscoe developed a unique pilot project consisting of a pervious concrete alley in the public right-of-way to manage and clean stormwater runoff. Street improvements were made to Anaheim Boulevard and to make the project pedestrian-friendly, the parkway was widened to accommodate public right-of-way and landscaping. This infrastructure work completely upgraded The Packing District’s outdated facilities and brought them up to the City’s strict downtown design standards and codes, ensuring efficient functioning for years to come.

Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. is a reputable, award-winning company providing civil engineering for land development and public infrastructure, using an eco-adaptive® approach. Specialty practices include survey and mapping; stormwater management; sustainable site design; and GIS & 3-D visualization services. The firm’s project bandwidth spans commercial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and residential developments, as well as public streets and parks. On-going company objectives include developing cutting-edge engineering solutions, while promoting sensitivity to the environment, offering clients a full range of energy efficient green design options in accordance with USGBC guidelines.

Fuscoe takes pride in embracing full circle thinking® in shaping places people enjoy through creative designs with heroic service. full circle thinking® is an underlying approach and fundamental series of truths that guide how the firm operates, who is hired and the way each project is approached. Fuscoe has offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, Ontario, El Centro and Danville. For additional information, please contact Laura Goforth at or 949.474.1960.