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D. J. Maltese Consulting, LLC
886 N. Mill Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

LOCATION: Plymouth, Michigan
Date Bid: June 2005
Construction Period: June 2005 to May 2006
Total Square Feet: 16,500 Site: 32,190 square feet.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Basement, 5,500; first floor, 5,500; second floor, 5,500; total, 16,500 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; second floor, 9’; floor to floor, 13’; from grade to roof, 35’. 
Basic Construction Type: Wood frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Brick. Roof: Asphalt shingle. Floors: Wood. INterior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

ARCHITECT: Steven C. Flum, Inc. - 4147 Trumbull Avenue, #100, Detroit, MI 48208 
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Yeager Engineering - 5080 Abington, Troy, MI 48085
MECHANICAL Engineer: Patterson Mechanical Designs, Inc. - 2110 Northwood Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073
COST ESTIMATOR: D. J. Maltese Consulting, LLC - 886 N. Mill Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

In September of 2004 D.J. Maltese secured a commercial parcel of land in the downtown area of Plymouth, Michigan to construct a speculative office building. During the due diligence period in October, Coldwell Banker Schweitzer Bake Real Estate, a local real estate company, contacted D.J. Maltese about building a new office for them in the downtown Plymouth area. They would require about 7,000 square feet. D.J. Maltese, having the parcel on “Main Street’ in Plymouth offered the real estate company an opportunity to own and lease part of a larger planned building. A deal was worked out and a new partnership was formed for a new building with the real estate company occupying the first floor and additional space for tenants on the second floor. 

During the next couple of months concept plans were prepared and a final design concept was agreed upon that included a colonial design that complimented the City Hall across the street. City approvals were given and the working drawings were completed. A groundbreaking ceremony took place in June of 2005 with completion targeted for May 2006. 

The site, being narrow and deep, was designed with parking in the rear and along one side of the building. The focal point of the building is fiberglass columns and caps on a grand front porch along with three second floor-covered porches, all with ornamental cornice and fascia. The building included a full basement for equipment and storage. 

The building exterior is wood frame with brick veneer with colored mortar, cast stone veneer window and door surrounds, sills and accent stone. The soffit and fascia is synthetic plaster, and the porch columns are fiberglass. An iLevel® floor system was used for the first and second floors, along with Gypcrete® on the plywood deck. 

The building is fully sprinkled including a dry system in the roof truss area. The original plan was to use steel trusses to eliminate the cost of a dry system in the roof area. However, the cost of the wood trusses and dry system was about thirty percent less than the cost of the steel trusses. In addition to the fire protection system the building includes a fire alarm system.

The building interior includes acoustical ceilings with drywall soffits and a drywall barrel ceiling in the open plan areas. All the cabinet and millwork is custom made cherry with granite counters. The interior doors are 3-x 8-foot solid core two-panel medium density fiberboard, with large profile poplar trim. 

Other project features include a heated walkway at the entry of the building for snow removal with a covered entry, stadium-seating steps at the front of the building (for use for parade events in the City) and a 50-foot flagpole. 

The building layout includes a main first floor foyer entry and a second floor foyer. The first floor has restrooms for each tenant, and the second floor tenants share a common vestibule with the restrooms. Each tenant has kitchen and conference rooms, private offices and open plan area. 

The basement area includes a mechanical room, an elevator equipment room, a lobby area, two rest rooms, a large conference room, a large training room and a small conference room for all tenants.

DIV. 3: Gypcrete®: Maxxon.
DIV. 4: Brick: General Shale, Jenkins. 
DIV. 6: Floor Joint System: iLevel®.
DIV. 7: Asphalt Shingles: CertainTeed, Exterior Soffit & Fascia: Dryvit. 
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: United States Aluminum; Hardware: Yale Commercial Locks & Hardware. 
DIV. 9:
Gypsum: United States Gypsum; Tile: American Olean.
DIV. 10: Columns & Cornices: Architectural Detail Corp.
DIV. 14: Elevators: ThyssenKrupp.  

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