Second Phase buildings from 24th Street, the new public road built through the site by Kimley Horn
Interior gardens between the buildings of the second and third phases
Second and third phase buildings from Indian River Boulevard
Interior garden of third phase showing the limited range of rood heights within the 35 foot height limit
South edge of third phase showing the gateway to the block interior and the gardens beyond
View of interior gardens looking toward the south gateway
Site plan with proposed buildings in three phases, Roman numerals pertain to phasing
Plan and axonometric of second phase buildings at north end of the block
Plan and axonometric of third phase buildings at south end of the block
This office campus of 100,000 square feet is spread over five acres, eight buildings and three separate phases. The first phase, completed in 2009, is described in a separate section that addresses the planning and zoning, site planning and permitting issues.
Each subsequent phase has three buildings and will be brought on line as the demand for commercial office space rebounds. We did a number of studies with fewer, larger buildings but it was decided that smaller buildings provided the leasing flexibility appropriate for a small town with generally small tenants, and that whatever modest premium was required for smaller buildings would be recovered by the value of offices with more daylight and views of interior gardens. Though they vary, the buildings are typically about forty feet wide, the greatest span possible with twelve inch concrete plank floors. This type of construction is inexpensive and provides flexible column free spaces and extremely well lit offices for everyone.
The combined second and third phases are laid out around structured storm water retention and existing adjacent office buildings. They comprise a separate block from the first phase, though they are served by the same garage and central plant. Kimley Horn bought the land in large measure for its prominent exposure to the heavily trafficked Indian River Boulevard, but they also built a public road, 24th street along the north edge of the site. The parking garage made it possible to develop gardens between all the buildings, giving offices with interior exposures, views and quiet repose. There is a somewhat onerous 35 foot height limit, but every effort was made to vary the roof lines. The fundamental economy of the construction is belied by the variety of the buildings and the spaces they form.