Charlotte County Safety Complex

Charlotte County Safety Complex

In 2004, Hurricane Charlie hit the Charlotte County, FL devastating the area ripping the roof off the police station which at the time was the command center for emergencies such as a hurricane. The County then realized they needed to build a new command center that was in a higher flood plain and able to withstand a category 5 hurricane.

The building consists of a 2 story, 31,000 square feet of space, occupied by the fire department, emergency services for police, 911, and 211. The command center, which serves as the heart of the complex, boasts high ceiling space in the center of the complex. Also included within the facility are “break-out” rooms, emergency departments, radio rooms, and press areas surrounding the command center.

Mr. Smith led the efforts to find the highest sight in the area and conducted feasibility studies to ensure the site would be able to accommodate the proposed structure and required improvements. Mr. Smith also led the expedited design and permitting of the building to ensure it would be occupied in less than 18 months. Charlotte County wanted the entire site constructed before hurricane season in 2007. Through the expert budgeting and scheduling of Mr. Smith, the project completed ahead of schedule to meet an incentive bonus if the project was completed by June 1, 2007.

*project completed under previous employment

Client: Charlotte County

Project Type: ,

Location Type: Punta Gorda, FL

Construction Period: 18 Months

Construction Finish: June 2007