Capital Improvement Projects

Maritime Office Building Demolition & Refrigerated container Yard Conversion

MOB Demolition Collage 2019

This $3.23 million capital project consists of demolishing the Maritime Office Building and transforming the three-acre port-owned property into a large refrigerated container yard.

Once the existing pavement is removed, the awarded contractor, West Construction Inc., will build a heavy duty cargo container rated pavement.

The project also calls for installing new exfiltration trenches and storm piping, new high mast lighting, security fencing, fire protection, underground conduit and infrastructure for future refrigerated container electrical plugs.

In order to convert the property into a container yard, the overhead electrical wiring needs to be relocated underground. A Florida Power and Light certified electrical contractor will install and modify underground utility vaults, electrical transformers and a switchgear. 

The new refrigerated container yard will allow our largest tenant to better serve our Caribbean market. 

Phase 1 is complete. Phase 2, which includes installation of reefer outlets, is in the works.

Project Progress

MOB Drone Aerial

Ariel view of the Marine Office Building and parking lot before construction started. 

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The demolition of the building started in December 2018. 

MOB Dec 17 2018

On December 17, 2018, the building was more than half way demolished. 

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This is what the property look like a month later on January 16, 2019. 

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This photo was taken in March 2019 during the installation process of the storm drainage system.


Construction of the storm drainage system and electrical underground infrastructure continued into the month of April. 

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The new refrigerated container yard project progressed into its six month of construction in May. This is when crews began installing the base material for pavement surface. 

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This photo, taken June 2019, shows the preparation for the new pavement and the start of the installation of electrical equipment inside the power yard.  

July 2019

In early July, crews continued preparing for the installation of the asphalt pavement.