Toyota of Downtown Los Angeles: Bomel Construction completes versatile parking structure

February 01, 2018




Toyota of Downtown Los Angeles: Bomel Construction completes versatile parking structure




LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2018––A five-level parking structure recently completed for Toyota of Downtown Los Angeles is serving the business in multiple ways.



The basement level is for vehicle maintenance and repairs. The showroom is inside a portion of the parking structure’s ground level, which is designated for customer parking. There is a small amount of parking on the first two above-grade levels. The top level will be used to park inventory.

The parking structure measures 386 feet by 154 feet and is 41-feet, 11-inches tall at the roof level parapets. Most cars will enter or exit from Washington Boulevard or Figueroa Street. A third gateway will be on a side street called Lovelace Avenue.

Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction erected the 196-stall parking structure for general contractor ConAm Building. Trammell Crow was the developer of the entire 290,000-square-foot project.

In addition to the parking structure, ConAm Building was responsible for the construction of the new 22,600-square-foot, two-story showroom; wholesale and retail parts boutique and 40-car-bay, below-grade service department. The entire facility opened in November.

Officials with Trammell Crow say the new location is expected to serve as a prototype for urban dealerships, vertically integrating its uses to maximize efficiency. For example, the dealership features a double-height showroom and has a façade that meets the sidewalk.

In addition to working so close to the busy Washington-Figueroa intersection, Bomel Construction, widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in the West, had the challenge of working on a small site when it began construction in September 2016. Unlike suburban dealerships that occupy many times the acreage, the Toyota site was comparatively tiny at 1.6 acres.

Ryan Hill, vice president of ConAm Building, said he appreciated the depth of experience and cooperation that Bomel brought to the project.

“Bomel was awesome to work with on the parking structure portion,” he said. “It couldn’t have gotten any better having them out there.”

Alex Matranga, Bomel’s project manager, said the feeling was mutual. “ConAm gave us the flexibility to schedule and do things the way we like to do it,” he explained. “ConAm wanted to help us in any way they could. It was a good back-and-forth relationship.”

In addition to Matranga, the Bomel team included Bill Godwin, project executive; Dan Landini, project superintendent and Tim Brown, formwork superintendent.



ABOUT BOMEL: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc. is widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in the West. Bomel-built parking structures are located at a wide range of venues, including airports, car dealerships, casinos/hotels, colleges, malls, mass transit stations, office buildings, regional retail-entertainment centers and universities. From fourth quarter 2017 to fourth quarter 2018, the company will have recently completed, be well underway or beginning the construction phase for at least 20 parking structures in California. Bomel Construction is ranked number 117 on Engineering News-Record magazine’s current list of the 600 largest specialty contractors based in the United States. In addition to its Irvine headquarters, Bomel has regional offices in Carlsbad, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit or call (714) 921-1660.