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The Information Center For Babcock Ranch: Announcing Woodlea HallOctober 30, 2016
We are very excited to announce the construction of Woodlea Hall, our first civic building and home to our future town’s information center and Kitson & Partners’ development offices. Woodlea Hall is scheduled to be completed by February 1, 2017.
Woodlea Hall Design
The foundation and in-ground utilities at the 9,191 square feet two-story building have been completed, the first-floor slab has been poured, and structural steel is being erected. The interior of the 4,667 square feet first floor information center is being designed by Michael Hayes and C. Chad Elkins at Hayes Elkins Design in collaboration with Interior Design Broker Jo Carter at International Design Source in Naples. The design concept pays homage to the Babcock Ranch property’s past, present, and future while mixing green certified materials and finishes with advanced presentation technologies.
A Place for Future Babcock Ranch Homebuyers and More
Visitors to the information center will be greeted in a comfortable conversation area with a Living Wall that incorporates vegetation from the property and the sound of water to acknowledge Kitson & Partners’ commitment to preservation. Town ambassadors will be available to answer questions and to assist visitors with navigating through a non-linear touch-screen presentation that addresses all aspects of life at Babcock Ranch in a nearby interaction area. A comfortable break area will include a bar with barstool seating where visitors can sit and relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or a beverage.
As planned, meeting space will be available in a conference room that will include a live edge wood table branded with the Babcock Ranch logo. A circular reception desk will be positioned in the center of the space to provide easy and highly visible access to visitors arriving via either the building’s front or rear entrances. The reception desk will be clad with pre-aged corrugated steel that will provide a connection to the metal roofs that were so prevalent in the past.
A nearby virtual area will allow homebuyers to envision how their home will be situated and how it would look within the neighborhood streetscape. Yet another conversation area will function as a consumer connection space with charging stations for tablet devices and cellular phones. A sliding barn door will offer an entry point to an adjacent outfitters store that will provide hiking gear and apparel.
We can’t wait to share Woodlea Hall with future residents and guests of Babcock Ranch! In the meantime, make sure to stop by our current offices at 11390 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL.