COMMERCIAL: Sarasota, Florida
The Courthouse Centre is a ten-story, mixed use complex providing functional facilities, retail, corporate and residential tenants. Its office levels boast a 30,000 SF floor plate—the largest in downtown Sarasota. In addition, a five-story, 421-car parking garage provides spaces for both the Courthouse Centre tenants and the neighboring historic Crisp Building to the immediate west.
The initial plan was developed around a courtyard concept; a scheme which would provide the public an urban plaza at the west end of Main Street. This 50-foot x 80-foot plaza would not only preserve the existing mural but would be a backdrop to the large space which all building users pass through upon entering and exiting the complex.