Precision help transform a former Motel 6 into the first and only homeless shelter in Paso Robles, with accommodations of 50 emergency shelter rooms and an additional 60 units dedicated to permanent supporting housing. The urgency of the project was clear from the outset: When HASLO began accepting applications for housing in March 2021, there were immediately 300 applicants for those 60 units.
Precision completed two phases of the project — a collaboration among HASLO, the Homekey program, and El Camino Housing Authority — by upgrading Building A and creating a new area for ECHO’s operations. The work began with demolition of interior walls and finishes on the first floor to allow reconfiguring and rebuilding of a new ECHO operations office and lobby area.
The scopes included structural and non-structural framing; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing reconfiguration throughout the building; finishes including drywall, painting, ceramic tile, cabinets, countertops, appliances, LVT flooring, and baseboard. A new fire protection sprinkler system and fire alarm system was also added.
Exterior work involved demolishing the hotel’s swimming pool and filling it in to create a grassy community area. The irrigation system was repaired, and the entire campus was landscaped.
During construction, mold was discovered within a two-story exterior wall, caused by a chronically leaking pipe. Precision managed the budget and found cost savings to cover the addition of mold abatement, including the demolition and rebuilding of four affected bathrooms and the re-stuccoing of the exterior wall.