Gulf Building Completes Dorothy Quintana Community Center for City of Miami

Oct 13, 2010, 15:30 ET from Gulf Building

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Building recently completed construction management of The Dorothy Quintana Community Center for the City of Miami, said Gulf Building president John Scherer. The new community facility was dedicated today in honor of its namesake, Wynwood/Edgewater community activist Dorothy "Dottie" Quintana.

The $2.2 million project will provide 9,200-square-feet of meeting space for the community, and a home for offices of the City of Miami Parks Department and the Wynwood/Edgewater Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET). There are also public restrooms for people visiting the Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34 St., a playground, covered terraces, a fitness room, reading room and special events room for rental to the public.

"It is very gratifying for us to help provide a new community center for the neighborhood, and also honor a long time community activist such as Mrs. Quintana," said Gulf Building president John Scherer. "The community center will provide a place for children and families to gather and also provided much needed jobs during the construction phase," he said.

Through a competitive city bidding process, Gulf Building was awarded the project, designed by architectural firm Astorino. "Overall the project turned out excellent, Gulf was proactive on the job," said Nelson Cuadras, a senior construction manager for the city.

Founded in 1990, the Fort Lauderdale-based Gulf Building offers a full range of construction services including general contracting, construction management and architecture. Its portfolio includes new construction and renovation in the hotel, medical, office, educational, residential industrial and governmental sectors.  

Recent public projects completed by Gulf Building include the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, the Miramar Ansin Sports Complex, and the new Public Safety Complex at the Big Cypress Seminole Community.

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