DMK Featured Projects

Bayfront Park Longboat Key

DMK has teamed with Wannemacher & Jenson Architects out of St. Petersburg, FL for the redevelopment and expansion of Bayfront Park in the Town of Longboat Key, FL. DMK's responsibilities included assistance with master planning and complete civil, site, survey and permitting requirements for the project. The existing park area was expanded from approximately 4 acres of improvements to over 8 acres including a beachside access. The existing park included a recreation center, tennis courts, shuffle board court, basketball court and dock. The proposed improvements include relocation of the basketball court, resurfacing of the tennis courts, picnic shelters, pavilions, kayak launch, Kayak storage, fishing piers, boardwalks, observation decks, dog park , open space, playground, landscaping and additional parking.

The bayside improvements are complete and the beach access improvements will be completed soon. A grand opening is planned for November 2017. DMK is proud to be a part of this project which provides recreational amenities and access to the waterfront to the Town of Longboat Key and Sarasota County residents and visitors.

Booker High School

DMK Associates, Inc. performed overall site planning which included athletic fields, a grading and drainage design with an adiCPR model of existing and proposed conditions for entire site as well as access roads, sidewalks, and parking.  Utility work included preparation of a site plan showing exisitng and proposed sewer and water lines including fire protection, gravity sewers, force mains, lift stations and connection to the City of Sarasota water and sewer systems.  
In addition, DMK provided engineering services for the School Board of Sarasota County for the relocation and re-alignment of Orange Avenue located within the City of Sarasota.  The roadway, which has been constructed, was part of the 47 acre Booker High School demolition and rebuild.  DMK designed and permitted the new roadway, water main, fire line, sanitary sewer lines and stormwater drainage located within the new Orange Avenue right-of-way.  DMK worked with the City of Sarasota and the School Board of Sarasota County to develop a design to ensure the utilities provided uninterrupted service to the City of Sarasota and the Booker High School campus throughout the construction of the project.

 

Charlotte High School Campus Reconstruction

In August 2004, Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane, came inland at Charlotte County, destroying Punta Gorda Middle School and Charlotte High School. After the relocation of students to portable classrooms, Harvard Jolly Architects was retained to design two new schools on the 90 acre campus. This new campus would accommodate a total of 3,200 students and was developed in two phases, starting with the Middle School and continuing with the High School.

DMK Associates, Inc. performed overall site planning which included athletic fields, a field house and the football field, a grading and drainage design which included an AdICPR model of existing and proposed conditions for the entire site as well as access roads, sidewalks and parking. Utility work included preparation of site plans showing existing and proposed sewer and water lines, including fire protection, gravity sewers, force mains, lift stations and connection to the City of Punta Gorda water and sewer systems.

Permitting included an ERP to SWFWMD, water and sewer line extension permit applications to FDEP, and an application for service to the City of Punta Gorda Utilities for water and wastewater improvements.

DMK also performed Bid Phase services, MOT and Construction Administration on the project which was completed in 2009.

Lemon Bay High School

DMK provided design, permitting and construction administration for the new Lemon Bay High School campus including athletic fields, and football field on the existing 45-acre campus. DMK has been providing engineering and surveying for the Lemon Bay High School campus for over 20 years. In 2007, DMK prepared a Conceptual Master Plan for grading, drainage and utilities in advance of the proposed reconstruction of the campus, which was originally constructed in the 1960s. DMK gained Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) stormwater design approval for the Conceptual Master Plan in 2007. Since 2010, DMK has provided Charlotte County Public Schools with phased construction drawings which will allow the existing school to function and operate during the reconstruction efforts. DMK has provided design, permitting and construction phase services for the multi-phase project through completion of the final build out of the 3-story classroom wing, cafeteria, gymnasium, music suite and auditorium, administration buildings, medical center, energy plant, bus loop and parking areas which were completed in 2016. DMK worked closely with Charlotte County Public School staff, project architect and the Construction Manager to develop reasonable timelines for civil design and permitting.  DMK attended progress meeting and Owner/Architect/Contractor (OAC) meeting on a regular basis to keep abreast of the project timeline and deliverable requirements and adjusted project resources to maintain project schedules and deliverable deadlines.  All civil design, permitting and site improvements were completed within the approved schedule and budget. DMK is currently providing civil and site planning services for Phase 7 involving the athletic field reconstruction.