Architects Design Group was contracted by the City of Cocoa Beach in April 2008 to provide professional design services for creation of a public safety building with master planning study of the existing City Hall/ Municipal services campus in Downtown Cocoa Beach on South Orlando Avenue. After review of a number of Master Planning Options it was determined that a public Safety Building (Police and Fire-Rescue) was not feasible within the current economic environment; however is was agreed that the existing Fire Station No. 1 located east of City Hall on Orlando Avenue was of substandard construction, functionally obsolete and posed a significant risk to the city for providing emergency services in a crisis. The existing building is also located at a low elevation in the city and will often experience flooding of apparatus bays during significant rain events. The city commission determined the Fire Station must be replaced.
In 2012 ADG was charged with updating the previous completed spatial needs assessment, City Hall Campus master plan and updating the project construction/development cost. Based on recommendations resulting from this study, the city commission approved a new three-story Fire Station/Fire Administration Facility No. 51 to be located on existing parking area South of the City Hall. The city commission approved a construction budget of $3,242,308 with a Design-Build project delivery methodology. ADG was contracted by the city to serve as the design criteria professional.
The scope of work ADG is charged with as the Design Criteria Professional is to complete Design Criteria documents (bridging documents) that will be used to select the design-build team. ADG will assist the city with selection of the Design build team during construction to ensure the city received the quality expected. ADG will complete detailed 100% complete specifications for the construction that will serve as the project Manuel used by ADG and design-build contractor.
ADG is also providing through sub-consultant Allen engineering, complete site design and permitting services. Allen Engineering is serving as the Civil Engineer of record for the project. All site design and permitting will be complete by award of contract to the design-build contractor, therefore expediting the schedule, allowing start to construction immediately upon approval of the design-build contract.