Tower Center

Project: Tower Center – Retail Center and Façade Enhancement
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Owner: Emory Group
Construction Cost: $2.3 Million
Project Size: 68,500 SF
Completion: May 2009Tower Center is a 68,500 square foot retail center, formerly anchored by a Winn Dixie grocery store. After Winn Dixie closed their doors, the center was seeking a new anchor tenant. Realizing the 20-year old façade needed updating to attract new tenants, the owner hired a local architect to design a contemporary, streetscape façade.

During the first phase of the façade renovation, a new anchor tenant was identified, EANS Services, a division of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car who wanted to house a call center in the former Winn Dixie space.  EANS required major renovations and upgrades to the existing space. Upon completion of the first phase of façade renovation, construction was underway on the remainder of the façade improvements as well as renovation of the 40,000+ square foot call center. All work was completed with businesses open and required a construction plan that focused on maintaining safe / easy customer access.