CGA provided site development services for the onsite and offsite improvements required to upgrade the existing Jai-Alai facility to accommodate a casino. Design, permitting, construction oversight, and closeout for new offsite water mains, onsite service connections for water and sewer, site circulation, coordination of utilities, drainage connections, two new entrances to the property, a revamped valet drop-off area as well as, offsite roadway improvements to the adjacent city-owned Fronton Boulevard were part of the project. The improvements on Fronton Boulevard required the design of a completely new stormwater collection system to accommodate the roadway widening as the existing system was either undersized or in bad condition. New street lighting, irrigation, and landscaped medians were installed to complete the corridor’s upgrade.
The demand of the upgraded facility and requirements of the developer’s agreement with the City required 1,570 LF of 8” and 1,270 LF of 12” water main upgrades to the City’s transmission mains, new fire hydrants both onsite and offsite, and multiple new service and irrigation connections for the project site. City, Health Department and FDOT permitting and certifications were required for the new water main installation and operation. The new 8” sanitary sewer lines required close coordination with the proposed water main, existing and proposed storm drain laterals, the fire lines, MEP connections and underground electrical, gas, and communications for the building.
CGA provided surveying, planning, civil and electrical engineering, landscape architecture and construction oversight for the improvements required to upgrade the existing Jai-alai facility to accommodate a casino.
Surveying services included construction layout of proposed improvements including concrete auger cast pilings, building additions, perimeter fencing, and pedestrian walkways. As-built surveying services during construction included the location of existing piles from the original Jai Alai construction which needed to be located and data provided to structural engineering for incorporating existing piles into new construction while construction was taking place. CGA was responsible for providing final surveys for Certificate of Occupancy requirements and for verifying total amount of parking spaces as part of the Casinos permitting requirements.