• DEAN STREET COURT FORT MYERS DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

DEAN STREET COURT FORT MYERS DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

Flanders Architecture, Inc

Client: Dean Street Properties & Henderson, LLC
Size: 3-story Complex
New Building: 8,500 sq.ft.
Historic Building; 3,200 sq.ft.
Services: Architecture, Engineering and Historic Preservation 

Cost:$1,800,000

A creative building combination was produced on one of the last vacant corner properties in downtown, restoring life to an existing historic structure while adding a new building with contrasting modern architecture.
This side-by-side complex exemplifies mixed-use development by incorporating new “urbanism” elements, which make architectural relationships between the historic 1925 structure and the new 200 l building. Some of these amenable elements were an open sky courtyard entrance, upper floor connecting bridges, and shared use & cost of the stairs and elevator.
This unique diversified project was the first downtown project in the previous fifteen­year span to combine restoration work with new construction. This economical solution for two adjoining properties was instrumental in launching a decade of redevelopment work in the downtown district.