Located in Orange County, MCAS El Toro was a 4,700-acre Marine Corps Base with more than 1,800 buildings, 43,000 feet of runway, navigational aids, freight rail, fuel farms, underground storage facilities, 5,670 waterlines and valves, more than 5,000 electrical structures and distribution facilities, and 1,600 locations of natural gas distribution systems.
When the U.S. Marine Corps vacated the airbase, studies were undertaken to evaluate the best and highest use for the redevelopment of the land. Among the options considered was conversion of the existing airfield into passenger and commercial airport operations. Since that time, voters in Orange County Great Park will be home to the county’s largest sports park, botanical gardens, and more than 3,885 acres of open space for educational and other public uses.
CALTROP performed facilities evaluation and photogrammetry of the structures; and provided a determination of the capacity, type and remaining useful life of the facilities. Intergraph conversion of existing database programs, database for photogrammetry and various other programs were used to compile the information in preparation of a comprehensive existing condition survey.
LOCATION: El Toro, CA
CLIENT: MCAS El Toro
CONTRACT VALUE: $1 million
- Land Redevelopment Study
- Former Marine Corps Airbase
- Potential Passenger and Commercial Airport Operations
- Facilities Evaluation