Collman & Karsky was commissioned in August of 2012 to begin renovations to an existing abandoned 80,000 s.f. fish processing facility in South St. Petersburg. The new owners wanted to bring the old plant back to life and relocate their existing operations from Tampa along with 100 employees to downtown St. Petersburg.
The program takes down 36,000 s.f. of old building that was unusable and renovated the remaining 44,000 s.f. into a modern fish processing facility. Then add 11,000 s.f. for a new breading line production building and create new parking and semi-truck access for dock loading of product going to market.
Work for the renovations is expected to be completed in February 2013 and drawings for the new expansion are being completed for permitting and construction is anticipated to be completed by August 2013.
As a means of fast tracking the work for this project and streamline schedules Collman & Karsky Architects is self-inspecting the construction work with an Affidavit Inspection Authorization from the City of St. Petersburg Building and Fire Departments. This service is unique to the construction industry and used when timely building and fire inspections are needed to maintain progress during construction.