SARASOTA COUNTY – Halfacre Construction Company, a commercial construction company, has been selected to make improvements to the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center and construct a new approximately 29,000-square-foot courthouse.
The new courthouse will provide four new courtrooms and spaces for court-related functions. The project’s improvements consist of renovating more than 62,000 square feet of existing space in the complex and site work and parking updates to the entire site.
Located at 4000 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice, the Venice Area Audubon Society and a Florida Highway Patrol office also exist on the current campus.
The pre-construction services have started for the project, including the data-gathering phase and the schematic design phase. Halfacre Construction Company partnered with Tarpon Springs-based Kokolakis Contracting on the project, and DLR Group and Sweet Sparkman Architects will be tasked with creating the architectural designs.
The construction start date has not yet been determined, but a 24-month construction schedule is slated once construction commences. The work will be done in phases, and the courthouse will remain operational during construction.
Sarasota County’s southern courthouse opened in 1988 as the South County Administration Center. It was renamed the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in 2000.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. Halfacre President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and The Argus Foundation. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.