Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility
The Wave Streetcar’s Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility (VMSF) will be built on two acres of land at SW 18th Street and SW 1st Avenue. The VMSF will not only house the streetcars and the maintenance bays, but also the system’s Operation Center. Designed to initially accommodate five cars, it will have the potential to house 15 streetcars, as the system expands its routes. Although the initial staff needed to operate the system will be limited, the Operations Center will be designed to house approximately 40 operators needed to run the day-to-day needs of an expanded system.
The Operations Center will be a “Type 4 Essential Facility”, built to withstand hurricanes. The site is also being raised 2 feet to protect it and the streetcars from flooding.
The VMSF will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified and the project will obtain Envision Silver verification from the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, both of which programs are “green.”