Seminole Coconut Creek Casino Parking Garage and Casino Expansion
Coconut Creek, FL
The phrase ‘time is money’ has never been more accurate then when building a casino. The Anderson team, in conjunction with their joint venture partner Moss, worked around the clock to add approximately 1.3 million square feet to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino in less than 9 months. This project included the addition of approximately 50,000 SF of gaming floor while simultaneously renovating the existing 40,000 SF gaming floor. The phased renovations, designed to minimize the impact to gaming operations, consisted of upgrades to the interior finishes and relocating and reconfiguring both cage operations and gaming positions. New to the Casino are a state of the art player’s club area, an expanded high limit gaming area, an expanded and upgraded full service poker room, a new deli featuring an Original Brooklyn Water Bagel shop and two full service restaurants – a NYY Steakhouse featuring world-class dining with an open kitchen and marquee “signature wall” highlighting player signatures and an old-world Italian restaurant featuring brick oven cuisine. An existing sprung structure was converted from gaming to an event center designed to draw top named artists and sports events. A 7-level, 2,400-space. 1,250,000 sf parking garage and extensive site upgrades to include a 3 acre lake were also completed within the overall project schedule.
In addition to site constraints and considerations, the Seminole Coconut Creek Renovation and Expansion project had a unique permitting situation. The project design was seamlessly integrated into one structure located on both Sovereign land and Seminole owned land located off-Trust within the City of Coconut Creek. As such, both the City of Coconut Creek and the Seminole Tribe of Florida building departments oversaw construction. This unique working situation required extensive coordination with and between the Construction and Design Teams and both Building Departments in order to meet the fast-tracked nature of the project.
Aligning this project with the City of Coconut Creek’s overall environmental consciousness and certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat, the new 7-level precast parking structure, a LEED-BD +C Version 2009 Registered project, has set an overall goal of LEED SILVER Certified. The design has integrated green technologies such a rainwater collection systems coupled to a bio-filtration system, a rooftop PV Panel Array linked to electric car charging stations and modular planting trellis systems designed to both visually enhance the garage and benefit the environment.
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