Latimer Sommers & Associates, P.A.
3639 SW Summerfield Dr
Topeka, KS 66614
Kansas City Office
8625 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210
Castle Rock Shoppes
LSA started out this high country development with an immediate six-figure cost savings when the civil engineer had used assumptions sizing the water entrance. Water service is an extreme cost in Castle Rock as a 3” meter costs over $250,000. A thorough evaluation of the project and a close conversation with the City allowed the size to be reduced to 2” and the savings went back into the development. Big box stores like Michael’s, Office Max and Linen’s and Things anchored the site with smaller stores rounding out the main building. Two outparcels were developed into multi-store arrangements including a Starbuck’s, barber shop, Chipotle and others. Strict site lighting requirements required photometric layouts as the site expanded into the outparcels. Each store had its own prototype requiring site modifications, particularly electrical service equipment that met Castle Rock standards. Consistent façade lighting held the project together as it grew.
Topeka Tractor Supply | Various Locations
Additional efforts on the Corporate Prototype have been made to bring the typical store model up to date and made more efficient. Systems designed include plumbing, fire protection, natural gas, propane dispensing and tank installation, HVAC with central control, custom switchgear, efficient interior and exterior lighting and low voltage systems. Working with the corporate representatives and developers by responding to individual needs has made these projects on time and successful.
LSA provided Alco with service on nearly one hundred of their facilities across the United States. These outlets vary in size and configuration, sea-front to high country and desert to near tundra-like locations. Each store is continually upgraded by Alco corporate staff. Varying utilities, local Code idiosyncrasies, contractor availability and accelerated schedules required LSA to give priority to this client both in the office and around the country documenting existing buildings for renovation and keeping ideas fresh for cost savings. This was definitely not a cookie-cutter type approach with these various conditions even though consistency in the building product was required.
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