ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mears Transportation Group submitted plans with the City of Orlando to build a new company headquarters west of Downtown Orlando.
The new facility will include a two story 56,600 GSF Administration and Operations Building at the front of the property. The building is designed to pay homage to Paul Mears Sr. who opened the first Mears Transportation Group facility in downtown Orlando in 1940 in a modest brick building. The exterior of the new Administration Building will be brick to give references to a historical renovation of an industrial warehouse as though it could have been the original Mears facility expanded over time.
In addition to the administration building, the company will also build a new Vehicle Parts and Maintenance Building that will be a one story 53,500 GSF facility used to maintain the company's fleet of vehicles. Beyond the Maintenance Building there is a fuel station, vacuum bays, manual wash bays and auto car wash for servicing the fleet.
The property is generally located west of Downtown Orlando near Gore Street and Orange Blossom Trail and will encompass approximately 22 acres. The total investment is estimated to top $20 million in land acquisition, design and construction expenses.
A rendering of the proposed new building can be found on the Mears Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MearsTransportation
"We've been in business for 75 years", said Roger Chapin, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs. "This new company headquarters reaffirms our commitment to Orlando, pays tribute to our past and hopefully will allow us to serve the traveling public for another 75 years."
Mears Transportation, founded in 1939, provides taxi, shuttle, luxury and bus service in Orlando. In addition, Mears offers luxury car service in any city or airport in the world, including such popular travel destinations as Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Dallas or Atlanta. Luxury car service can be booked directly from www.MearsTransportation.com.
Mears Transportation is one of the largest private transportation providers in the country and has grown successfully by exceeding customer expectations and providing fast, convenient and dependable transportation services.
SOURCE Mears Transportation Group