Mission Valley was largely dairy farms and farmland until the 1940s at which time development started to encroach. The first hotel was built in 1953 and Interstate 8 was constructed in the late 1950s. The 40-acre Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center was constructed in about 1954 and has been home to hundreds of conferences and guests over the years.
A $70 million makeover is underway and will include 840 new housing units and 250 fewer hotel rooms. The project consists demolition of several buildings and construction of a new lobby space, 4 apartment buildings, a parking structure and 12 acres of new green space/river park along the north side of the site adjacent to the San Diego River.
Geocon has performed geotechnical investigations resulting in support for the new structures on deep soil mixing columns due to settlement and liquefaction concerns. The project is currently under construction and Geocon is providing construction observation services.
Interesting Facts: The project is currently under construction and Geocon is providing construction observation services.
“Lowe has a long standing relationship working with Geocon. At Town and Country they are an integral member of our consulting team; providing us with thoughtful field observations and cost effective engineering solutions.”
— Todd Majcher, Sr Vice President, Lowe Enterprises
“Geocon was instrumental in helping Holland Construction setup the guidelines and testing requirements for the deep soil mixing columns located at the Town & Country project. We encountered unique subsurface conditions with the varying depth to stadium conglomerate, and Geocon was able to adapt our monitoring plan accordingly.”
— Ashley Michelmore, Holland Construction, Project Manager