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THE NEW AND REVITALIZED

 
 

Gym • Wellness Center • Spa

 
 
 

THE INITIATIVE

 

This project sets out to reinvent the outdated spa and gym area within the Santa Maria Condominium in a cost-effective manner by providing a simple, yet elegant design. This design primarily focuses on maximizing the area’s usable exercise space, while remodeling its bathrooms, spa and common areas.

The new Santa Maria spa and gym will benefit all residents by keeping pace with competitive luxury properties within the Miami market place, thereby increasing property values for all homeowners.

 

BRG Studio, hired to provide design and architectural services for this project, is headquartered in Miami Beach and focuses on upscale residential and commercial projects. It has designed some of the largest high-end interior projects in some of the most renowned residential buildings such as St. Regis, Oceana, Fendi-Chateau, Jade Ocean and Mansions at Aqualina among others.

Through years of combining large units and designing reconfiguration of units that make for remarkable residences and sophisticated living spaces in premium locations such as Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles, Golden Beach and Miami Beach, BRG Studio has acquired extensive expertise in working on complex projects in high-end buildings.

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THE CURRENT CONDITION

The aged gym & spa at Santa Maria Condominium sits on the top floor, lacking a modern design that conforms to current fire and safety codes. The current design also lacks sufficient open space, cluttered with machines squeezed tightly together, making it uncomfortable for residents and their guests. It leaves the green construction beams and air-conditioning vents exposed across the ceiling. Furthermore, this current design ineffectively has barriers separating the area into two sections, burdening the spa attendant’s view of the workout area, where a guest may or may not need assistance. The design, in a matter of acute architectural taste, also fails to maximize daylight and capture the entire scenic beauty presented by the bay.

  • The current state of the gymnasium may not conform to current fire and safety codes.
  • It does not maximize daylight or use open windows to capture the entire scenic beauty that is the bay.
  • Lacks sufficient open space, cluttered with machines squeezed tightly together, making it uncomfortable for the residents and their guests.
  • Attendants don’t have a view of the workout area from the front.
  • The dark green structural beams and air-conditioning vents remain exposed, which does not conform to the status of the building.
 
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The New Gym

BRG Studio proposes a cost-effective alternative to expanding the gym space, which will include an emphasis on capturing a east to west view of the city and bay for the aesthetic enjoyment of residents and their guests. The design will also include one multi-purpose workout area, spas for men and women, and a more spacious lounge area. In order to prove cost-effective, BRG Studio proposes to retain the existing electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems while remodeling all other aspects of the gym and spa with modern materials and fixtures, which includes installing an energy efficient ceiling system and adding ambient recessed and LED lighting throughout.

 
 
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Elevations

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Square Footage Comparison Chart

Lobby & Lounge

Fitness and Excercise

Typical Bathroom and Spa

 

Flooring

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Marble to be installed on all of the floors in the circulation area, the lounge area, the staff area, the restrooms / steam room / hot tub (Spa Area)

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Rubber matting (24" x 24") Squares to be installed throughout the entire exercise area.

 

Walls

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Marble to be installed on all of the walls in the restroom / steam room / hot tub areas (Spa Area)

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Vinyl wall covering to be installed on the curved walls as well as elevator walls on the north and south sides.

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Wood panels will be installed at the entrance to each restroom and inside a portion of each bathroom.

Plumbing and Lighting Fixtures

Equipment

 

Equipment Comparison

TEMPORARY GYM PLAN:

In order to accommodate Santa Maria Condominium residents, it is paramount to keep access open during the remodeling process. Therefore, a temporary gym and spa plan consisting of 2 phases has been devised to keep the space open during remodeling.

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REMODELING OF THE NEW GYM

The new design of the gym & spa was created with cost-effectiveness as a resonating focal point. The construction process will be performed using the Association’s established maximum budget with the architect and the approved design.

The Association will manage the competitive bidding process in order to find a contractor that meets budget requirements. It will also appoint a project manager to handle and overlook project expenditures, performance and quality control.

The construction of the gym & spa will not begin until the permits have been issued by the City of Miami. Thereafter, work will commence and is expected to continue for 12 to 16 months of actual construction.

 

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

BUDGETED COST: 2,500,000

The following information includes all costs for Architect and Engineering, Fees, Construction Permits, New Gym Equipment, Temporary Gym Partitions/Relocation, General Contractor Overhead & Profit, Project Management Fees and Contingency

 

The Exhibit "A" provides line item details for the budgeted cost

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FINANCING: $2,500,000

The Board of Directors of the Association is recommending that the Spa Project be financed pursuant to favorable terms offered by City National Bank

Term:

15 years, fully amortizing Term Loan

Interest Rate:

Fixed at 5.25%

Collateral:

Collateral Assignment of and Security Interest in the Assocations General Rights to Assess its Members and to be levied by the Association in conjunction with the repayment of the Term Loan.

NO LIENS SHALL BE PLACED ON ANY HOMEOWNER'S PROPERTY

Unit Owner Cost:

The financing is an attractive feature of the Spa Project as it more accurately and evenly spreads the cost of the project over the extended useful life of this valuable amenity.

Based upon these terms, the "incremental" Unit Owner Assessment, to be included as a special line item in the Annual Operating Budget is calculated to be only $0.032 per square foot (ie., 3.2 cents)

On the Exhibit "B" provides details on the incremental cost for each Unit type

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Alternative Special Assessment:

If the Unit Owners vote to proceed with the Spa Project, but the requisite vote of the Unit Owners is not obtained in connection with authorizing the Loan, a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held to adopt a Special Assessment to fund the Spa Project. If approved, the Special Assessment will be due and payable in four (4) quarterly installments beginning in 2018

The Exhibit "C" below provides details on the share of the Special Assessment for each Unit type.

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VIDEO PRESENTATION

 

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