General Contractor & Cost Estimator
D.E.R. Development Company, LLC
750 U.S. Hwy. 50, Milford, OH 45150
Location: Florence, Kentucky
Date Bid: Jan 2013
Construction Period: Apr 2013 to Nov 2013
Total Square Feet: 1,945 Site: 4 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Canopy, 2,340, first floor, 775; total 1,945
Building Height: Canopy, 12’ 6”, first floor, 17’ 6”; total,
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Metal.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU.
Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Landscape Architect: Brandsetter
Carroll, Inc. - 308 E. Eighth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Structural Engineer: GOP - 644 Linn Street, #936, Cincinnati, OH
Electrical Engineer: Wayne Boyd - 9030 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) saw a need for a
transit hub in the Florence area to increase amenities offered to their
bus-riders and provide restroom facilities for their drivers. The site
chosen at the corner of Mall Road and Heights Boulevard is right in the
middle of a main thoroughfare with a traffic light, is located next to
on- and off-ramps to interstates 71 and 75, and provides the area
necessary for the transit hub.
The site itself was fairly high in elevation in relation to the public
street, so it was necessary to export several thousand cubic yards of
earth in order to lower it and make the transition from Heights
Boulevard onto the drive-thru lane more manageable for the buses. The
eastern half of the site was to be initially used to build the transit
hub, however the western half was also leveled for future development.
The underground storm water detention system was designed to accommodate
any future hard surfaces. Concrete pavement was chosen for the
drive-thru lane for its durability, however, asphalt pavement was used
for the rear parking and drive. Over an acre of parking is available for
the park-and-riders. The site is illuminated with high-efficiency LED
pole lights and monitored by a closed-circuit video surveillance system
coupled with a network video recorder.
The building is made of two different construction types. The restrooms
and security room are housed in a masonry structure with a standing seam
metal roof on metal deck and steel framing. The masonry consists of CMU
with brick and cast stone veneer. This area is flanked on both sides by
pre-engineered aluminum canopy structures for the riders to wait under.
The west canopy is semi-enclosed with aluminum storefront windows and is
heated with electric radiant heaters. The east canopy is open and
Roofing: Dimension Metals, Inc.
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Lighting: Ruud Lighting
Pre-Engineered Metal Canopy: Peachtree Protective Covers