The Janie Poe Community Center provides community service functions for residents of the new "Janie's Gardens" Housing development.
The Sarasota Housing Authority is redeveloping the existing Janie Poe community as a multi-phase project. Partners on the project include Torti Galas and Partners of Washignton D.C., Michael's Development Company (MDC), and civil engineering services provided by King Engineering. Phase 1 of the redevelopment includes 87 new multi family living units and a new Community Center.
The Community Center contains offices, a multipurpose room, computer labs, a media center, maintenance garage, and a fitness center. The design incorporates deep porches for community gatherings as well as informal meeting spaces for the residents. The east side faces out on to an extensive green space that includes a children's play area and picnic facilities.
LEED-NC Silver certified, the Community Center features high efficient HVAC, solar hot water production, the use of gray water for toilet flushing, insulated and shaded glass, and clerestory windows on the north facade for natural daylighting.
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