PRIME was retained to provide a structural and architectural visual inspection and subsequent utilization report of the Brainard Field Center. This service aided the new owner of the property, the Metropolitan District Company (MDC), to determine prospective uses for the building. The existing facility, a 72,000-square-foot, one-story building, was constructed circa 1960 and included several loading docks. Its prime use originally was warehouse/retail, but recent uses expanded to also include storefront/office space along Brainard Road.
To augment review of the existing physical conditions of the building’s structure and envelope, PRIME provided analysis of the facility in terms of general conditions and compliance with current building codes, life safety codes, and accessibility codes. This analysis further guided the owner in the development of options for the future uses and potential stakeholder groups for the facility.
In addition to the building assessment, a site evaluation was completed for the building. PRIME conducted a review of all exterior areas. The site analysis addressed parking and traffic circulation considerations for a variety of layouts. The options aided the owner in evaluating options as the needs and activity of each potential stakeholder group varied.