Municipal / Government
Charlotte County Fire Station 10
Initially built in the 1970s, the growing City of Venice needed to expand its fire station. Wanting a campus feel and having limited space on the site, they decided to demolish the old fire station and build a new station adjoining the City Hall building. The new two-story station is 11,700 square feet with three drive-through apparatus bays. Designed for Category 5 hurricanes, the station can withstand wind gusts up to 170 mph and has impact windows and doors. Also included in the project is the expansion of the City Hall building. This provided a new building department as well as renovations to other departments.
Construction of the buildings consists of load-bearing masonry walls and steel columns supporting pre-cast hollow core plank at the elevated floors and light gauge trusses at the roof. The foundations are shallow concrete spread footings for walls and pad footings for columns.