A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the 15,312-square-foot addition to Cape Coral Preparatory and Fitness Academy at 2107 Santa Barbara Blvd., announced Randal Mercer of CRE Consultants in Fort Myers. The document certifies the legal use and occupancy of the building, which had been under construction since May.
Building #1 consists of 20,265 square feet, making the entire campus 36,007 square feet.
This asset is representative of a creative "change-of-use" that has been implemented throughout many commercial properties in Southwest Florida since 2007. The property was the regional headquarters of Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast prior to the FDIC takeover.
The freestanding addition accommodates the academy's growing student population, bringing eight additional classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium, martial arts room, and a teachers' lounge. Within one year, the school will be able to accommodate kindergarten through 8th grade.
Mercer is the construction manager, asset manager and leasing agent for the project; Joe Mazurkiewicz, president of BJM Consulting in Cape Coral, is the governmental consultant; and Calvin D. Wible is the developer.
"We are extremely proud of this project because of its importance to the city of Cape Coral and to the students at the academy," Mercer said. "Joe Mazurkiewicz of BJM Consulting navigated the complexities of government compliance with skill and expertise."
About CRE Consultants
CRE Consultants, co-founded by Randal Mercer, is a leading commercial real estate firm in Southwest Florida with two offices in Fort Myers and offices in Bonita Springs, Naples and Stuart. It specializes in providing clients with superior market knowledge, research and transaction expertise in asset/ property management and brokerage services such as investment sales and tenant/landlord representation for site-selection and leasing. Contact Mercer at (239) 481-3800. Online at www.creconsultants.com
About BJM Consulting
BJM Consulting is a government/organizational consulting firm with experienced people and innovative solutions to the problems facing today's growing communities and organizations. We know how government works because we know what makes it tick. Thirty years of local government experience includes some of the biggest capital projects and most amazing public policy turnarounds on record. Contact Mazurkiewicz at (239) 541-8619. Online www.bjmconsult.com
About Cape Coral Preparatory and Fitness Academy
Cape Coral Preparatory and Fitness Academy is one of three Preparatory and Fitness Schools in Lee County, and is in its third year of operation. The Academy's mission is to instill the values of lifelong learning, strong character, and the importance of being physically fit. Contact the Academy at (239) 239-829-5134. Online at www.preparatoryacademies.org