Maxfield Commerce Park Parcel Three is a 11.45-acre tract located at the northwest corner of Bee Ridge Road and Cattleman Road in Sarasota, Florida.
Minder & Associates Engineering Corporation (M&A) designed the entire site up to the five feet perimeter of the building. Maxfield Commerce Park Parcel Three has a large wetland located at the northwest corner of the parcel. M&A designed small stormwater treatment ponds at the southwest corner of the site and along Maxfield Parkway, which then discharge into the wetland. At the southwest corner of the wetland an outfall structure was designed to retain all of the stormwater runoff from the 100 year 24 hour storm as required by the Sarasota County Land Development Regulations. By utilizing the wetland for stormwater retention and not using potential commercial property M&A was able to increase the maximum amount of buildable property allowed by the Land Development Ordinance to be used for parking and the construction of commercial buildings. By utilizing common parking areas, Chilis Restaurant, Taco Bell Restaurant, Checkers Restaurant and a hotel/motel or Medical Office Building could be constructed on the site. At the present time Chilis Restaurant, Taco Bell Restaurant, Checkers Restaurant is constructed on the site and a Medical Office Building is being planned for the site.
Part of the site is in a floodplain and Sarasota County Ordinance requires that all buildings constructed within the floodplain be constructed two (2) feet above the 100 year 24 hour flood elevation. Also, any fill volume below the 100 year 24 hour storm elevation must be compensated for at another location. The compensatory storage was designed north of the SouthTrust site on Parcel One.
M&A did the boundary and topographic surveying, engineering design, permitting, construction staking and construction administration for this site. Permits were obtained from Atlantic Utilities for sewer and water, Sarasota County Health Department for water, Department of Environmental Protection for sewer wetland jurisdiction determination, Army Corps of Engineers for wetland determination, Southwest Florida Water Management District for drainage and wetland determination and Sarasota County Transportation Department for paving, grading and drainage and for compliance with the Land Development Regulations.
The site design is unique in the sense that a large wetland has been used to provide stormwater retention rather than taking up a large part of the buildable area on the site.