Key Colony Beach (KCB) is preparing for the future with new hires and a new city hall. Keys Weekly has an exclusive look at the latest design for the building that will replace Marble Hall and the post office.
Tony Rosabal, the architect behind the project, presented two initial designs at a KCB February town hall. “Neither was accepted, and we’re going to create a hybrid that incorporates the comments from the meeting,” shares Rosabal. City administrator Chris Moonis noted the “hearty discussion” between everyone present — city commission, staff, the public and the architects — which resulted in more elements to include in the next design.
Rosabal’s firm, LIVS Associates, incorporated the suggestions to create a new scheme, which is being shared publicly here for the first time.
While the hybrid is still preliminary, Rosabal confirmed that the new facility will house all city administration offices as well as the building department, police department and post office. The current Marble Hall will be the new building’s anchor, where commission meetings will be held as well as community events with over 200 people.
The new scheme is between 11,000 and 12,000 square feet in size, but the final area has not been determined. The update includes parking for 50 vehicles as well as service and delivery access. Outdoor common green space will be an important part of the master plan for community events, said Rosabal.
Rosabal and Moonis expect to present a version of this hybrid sometime mid-March at a town hall.