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Jail Expansion Project

Status: Completed
For Department: Lee County Sheriff

Details: The expansion of the Jail began in 2004 and was completed in 2009. The project consisted of constructing an eight story building to the existing core facility. Under the project, 768 new beds were added to the core facility, 384 as indirect supervision beds configured in two person cells and 384 direct supervision beds in dormitory style housing. Additionally, an infirmary cable to house 26 inmates and a high risk supervision unit able to house up to 30 inmates was provided. The structural frame poured concrete and the exterior of the building was clad in precast concrete panels to match the existing facilities. The total expansion cost was $55,600,000. The cost to design the jail was $1,830,000

Location: 2501 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers[ MAP ]


Contractor: Kraft Construction Company
Architect: Architectural Concepts, Inc