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.