The S.T.A.R.S. Complex expansion project includes a new 28,800 sf multi-functional community building addition to the existing recreation building. The addition includes a full-size gym with bleachers; 4,500 sf dividable community room with stage and support spaces, with access to event lawn; fully equipped commercial kitchen; three classrooms and two party rooms; free weights, exercise ﬂoor, adult locker rooms, family locker rooms and administrative and support spaces. There will also be a new 2,500 sf activity play pool; an upgraded football field with new drainage systems, bleachers, sidewalks, women’s and men’s bathrooms; parking improvements; and football field house and concession building.
This facility will also serve as a hurricane shelter for occupancy up to a category 3 hurricane event. Taking into consideration the latest flood maps, and hurricane storm surge maps, all construction was performed per FEMA regulations, including the latest IBC, Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters. OLC is working on this facility in association with ADG Architecture.