Foundations Underway for Plantation Key Courthouse

Biltmore is now laying the foundations of Monroe County’s new Plantation Key Judicial Courthouse and Detention Facility. The completed 48,000 square foot facility will be an efficient consolidation of several government offices. The finished complex will include the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida, State Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Clerk of Court’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Public Works Office.

The two-story courthouse includes three courtrooms, judges chambers, and Clerk of the Court’s civil and criminal offices. The construction also includes a new on site parking garage. The new on-site detention facility will cover 11,000 square feet and include a 57-person bunk room. In addition, the building features improved electronic security control and devices, Control Room, and Officer’s Bunk Room.

Built on an active site adjacent to the old courthouse facility all buildings will feature improved security and technology. Another key improvement is the facility will be hardened to withstand sustained winds over 150 MPH. The sitework also includes new paving, improved drainage, and full landscaping. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2022.

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Work Begins on the FIU Emergency Management Center

Biltmore Construction has recently begun construction on Florida International University’s new Public Safety and Emergency Management Center. The expansion will address two key concerns for the University: 1) Providing dedicated space for safety and security personnel 2) Create an updated emergency operations center.

The project involves the conversion of the second floor of an active parking garage to provide an expanded emergency operations center built to withstand Catagory-5 storms. The complex will also include service operations, equipment storage, offices, conference rooms and break rooms.

Biltmore will also be renovating the adjacent space to include a locker room, sleeping space, laundry service space, showers, food storage and offices that will be used by essential FIU personnel during emergency events. This ensures all necessary departments can remain in operation during any emergency.

The project will adhere to all University conservation strategies and will be LEED certified. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2021.

Plantation Key School under construction

Biltmore Construction is constructing a 21st century learning K-8 school in Plantation Key for the Monroe County School Board.

This new K-8 replacement school will provide a State-of-the-Art 21st Century Learning Environment for the community. The 102,000 GSF, 660 student facility is a two-story, cast-in-place structure housing classrooms, administration, gymnasium, media center, and cafetorium on an occupied 11-acre coastal site, featuring the latest in flexible learning spaces, technology, and security. The facility is hardened to withstand Cat-V windloads.

Construction is phased to allow use of the existing structures for continued school operations during construction. The existing school buildings will be demolished once the new school construction is complete to allow for redevelopment of the site.

Site work includes new parking facilities, utility relocations and tie-ins, new ball fields, new basketball and tennis courts, new Physical Education/Gynasium structure, three new playgrounds and a tiered-seating outdoor performance amphitheater.

The project is seeking Green Certification and all energy saving strategies are being considered to include energy management systems, possible geothermal cooling systems, and alternative energy sources.