Bay Area DKI Restores a Piece of Tampa’s History


Project Type: Fire Damage
Building Type: Residential
Contact: Bay Area DKI - Tampa, FL
Date of Loss: December 2013 - November 2014

On December 13, 2013, Bay Area DKI was contacted about a reported fire at a 2,800 square foot historical home in Tampa, FL. The home was built in 1925 and had experienced an electrical fire. The residents had to evacuate immediately.

Because the home was located in Tampa’s historical district, the city requires all reconstruction plans on historical homes be approved by the Tampa Historical Preservation Department. Bay Area DKI worked with the engineers and architects to develop the rebuild plans in order to acquire the reconstruction permit to meet current Florida building codes without compromising the aesthetics of the existing home and materials. This also included structural redesign for exterior openings to accommodate hurricane rated windows and doors.

While working through the design issues, Bay Area DKI obtained a demolition permit, which also allowed them to perform lead paint remediation, required before the reconstruction could begin.

In May, 2014, the reconstruction permit was received and the city had approved the renovation plans. Bay Area DKI was able to complete a full renovation on the home by November, 2014.