Sunset Lounge

Project Description:
The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is entering the expansion phase of the $12.5 million renovation of the legendary Sunset Lounge, located at 609 8th Street, in West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwest. It is the first time in its nearly century of existence that the celebrated African American cultural venue will be transformed beyond its original structure. The new building will be located on the east side of the existing historic Sunset Lounge. Formica & Associates has been contracted as the Engineer of Record for the MEP, Fire Protection and Technology designs. When complete, the renovated Sunset Lounge will include:
    • LEED® Silver Certification
    • A complete rehabilitation of the existing 12,308 sq. ft. building.
    • The first floor will have a renovated bar and a new full-service restaurant.
    • The redesign will convert the second floor of the structure back to a ballroom with a large elevated/floating stage and third floor mezzanine.
    • The addition of a new, two-story 7,200 sq. ft. building with a roof garden on the east side of the Sunset Lounge.
    • The new building will house the restaurant kitchen, bathrooms, dressing rooms for performers, lobby, office space, box office, and a broadcast facility.
    • The plan adds a new parking lot in the rear, valet in the front of the building along with a gathering plaza, and a rooftop bar and patio for patrons to enjoy.
    • The MEP systems include an energy recovery air cooled chiller, indoor chilled water air handling units and enthalpy Energy Recovery Ventilators for pre-treatment of outside air. The main electrical service and power distribution system has been completely re-designed including an emergency generator. The new voice and data cabling system has been designed to meet EIA/TIA requirements.

    Project Location (City, State):
    West Palm Beach, FL

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    Client Name:
    REG Architects


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