Hyatt Place City Center
Limited site in the midst of a historic downtown retail district.
DESMAN provided Structural Engineering and Parking Consulting services on a mixed-use hotel and parking structure for a private developer in Melbourne, FL. The 137 room hotel sits atop a podium with amenities and outdoor pool and patio, which in turn sits atop a parking structure. Hotel lobbies and meeting rooms share the ground floor with parking and ramps to the upper levels. This is the first hotel in downtown.
The parking structure was designed using cast-in-place concrete columns, long-span post-tensioned concrete beams and girders, and post-tensioned concrete slabs. The structural system has a very high level of durability and a service life span of approximately 60 years. The hotel itself has a similar system, designed to endure the harsh high salt environment unique to this part of Florida.
DESMAN has also provided input to a complex financial model for the development of the project using New Market Tax Credits, investments by the City of Tax Increment generated by the development, and HUD 108 funds. The project is being delivered using the Design-Build method.