The renovation within the Cooper City Building Department took complete advantage of the existing building shell at the facility.
Interior renovations were made to the reception area, offices, restrooms, hallways, conference room, and kitchen. A specific shoring design had to be incorporated in order to allow the relocation of major structural elements, such as: the removal of existing walls, columns, and the installation of new structural beams, columns, and footings.
The City staff had to be temporarily relocated so that the work could take place – which required the project to be on a fast track schedule.
This adaptive reuse project transformed this storefront space into a bright and eclectic restaurant design that compliments the historic Little Havana Community where it is located. Reconstruction of this entire building space was required.
Renovations involved the demolition of existing walls and finishes including installation of new drywall and ceilings, installation of new exhaust fans, a new HVAC unit, electrical work new lighting, a new restroom, new tile floors, paint, and a newly built commercial kitchen space.