What to Expect With A Historic Commercial Renovation

January 25, 2021

Historic buildings are of great interest for remodels and renovations because of their unique architecture and the history behind them. One of our latest commercial projects is the historic commercial renovation of West Tampa Sicilian Club into a production studio for Black Horse Studio. There’s several things you need to keep in mind when renovating or remodeling a historic building. Below we’ve highlighted some of the most important things to know when you’re renovating a historical building. While we are renovating this historic Tampa, FL building, there are elements that will be preserved to maintain the building’s authentic features. You can learn more about the history of the Tampa Sicilian Club HERE

Research the Community & Building’s History

When planning a historic commercial renovation of a building, it’s extremely important that you have researched the community and history behind the building.Every neighborhood has their own unique features that set them apart from the rest, and you’ll notice patterns in the neighborhood you’re interested in renovating a building in, which will help with preserving the building’s integrity. Thankfully, the internet is available to search for some of the neighborhood or building’s history such as the building’s original plans and purpose.

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Pictured is inside the historic Tampa Club. Onsite Construction’s Tampa commercial contractors work with architects to restore the building’s historical architectural design.

Know Your Area’s Regulations

Each city has unique regulations regarding preservation of historical buildings. Having a good understanding of these regulations will help with saving you time and money.If you want your project completed by a certain time, it’s important that the plans are submitted early on to allot time for adjustments. Furthermore, some projects may have restrictions if they are considered a contributing structure in the historic district they are located in. This can be confirmed by contacting the state’s historic preservation office.Many times, historic building renovations or remodels would need to follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation. The property may also need to be reviewed by a historical commission, local area commission, or architectural commission.Clearly, there are a lot of steps here, but this just emphasizes the importance of hiring a reputable, experienced commercial contractor for your historic commercial renovation to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.CALL Onsite Construction to get started on your commercial renovation!

Secure Funding

Many times, historic building renovations and remodels can qualify for federal grant programs. This can assist with offsetting the high costs of a historic building renovation, and they will come with different requirements, so you’ll need to have a clear understanding of what your project’s goals and parameters are.We work with professionals who can help you secure funding for your commercial construction renovation. Ask us how!

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Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Options

Using energy efficient and environmentally friendly options in your historic building renovation can help with saving money in your building.Reusing or repurposing certain features in the building can help with maintaining authentic features and help you save money as well.

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When you choose Onsite Construction for your project, we will exceed your expectations. Our general contractor has over 14 years of experience working on both residential and commercial projects.We specialize in custom home builds, full home renovations, home additions, commercial tenant improvements, commercial build outs and renovations, and more! We are also state-licensed, insured and a veteran-owned construction company.Ready to schedule your historic commercial renovation consultation?Contact us at 813-579-5789 / contact@onsiteresidential.com

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