The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved the awarding of a $229m design-build contract to Otto Construction


The total budget for the garage at Sacramento International Airport is $390m, including soft costs, owner’s contingency and allowance for escalation.  Otto will build a new parking garage west of Terminal B, adding 5,500 garage parking spaces to the airport's parking inventory. The parking garage also marks a milestone as the first design-build project in Sacramento County history.

The garage is part of the airport's $1.3bn SMForward capital programme which will bring about improvements to customer convenience, comfort, and accessibility at SMF while meeting passenger traffic demands. Construction is scheduled to begin this autumn.

"Increasing close-in garage parking capacity is the number one opportunity we have to improve the guest experience at SMF," said Cindy Nichol, director Sacramento County Department of Airports. "By partnering with Otto Construction, our team is set to deliver a parking garage that is both beautiful and functional."

Otto is a Sacramento-based, woman-owned business that previously built the Terminal A parking garage in 2004. The Otto proposal was not only the lowest-cost proposal submitted but also offered the flexibility to add features such as solar panels or electric vehicle charging stations.

"This project exemplifies the County and airport's dedication to collaboration by engaging our team in a design-build approach," said Allison Otto, president and CEO of Otto Construction. "We're thrilled to contribute to SMForward with the design and construction of a parking garage that integrates seamlessly into the airport campus and contributes to the overarching enhancement of the passenger experience."

The parking garage project will also utilise labour under the airport's recently executed Community Workforce and Training Agreement (CWTA). A CWTA is a type of Project Labour Agreement (PLA) that includes community-focused commitments related to equitable workforce development, social justice, small business support, and other issues, ensuring the project's labour workforce will aid in the development of the regional workforce.

The new facility will add 5,500 garage parking spaces at Sacramento
The new facility will add 5,500 garage parking spaces at Sacramento Otto Construction