Strip Center Design Requirements:
  • Strip centers can have a high turnover rate of tenants.
  • Each new tenant may require alterations to the interior layout.

  • New interior wall layout may require alterations to systems.
  • HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Sprinklers, Electrical, Etc.

  • It is usually best to pour the floor slab separate from the load bearing walls.
  • Stemwall footings allow the floor slab for each tenant to be unpoured.
  • Leave bare soils covered with plastic until first tenant moves in.

  • Larger Strip Centers should finish several units for quick tenant occupancy.
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  • Each tenant must provide
    handicap bathrooms for their
    space.  Florida building code
    requires full access to the
    bathrooms by the public.

  • Each tenant must have the
    proper number of exits and
    must be located and installed
    in accordance with codes.

  • Required fire separation
    walls must be detailed and
    built to comply with the fire

  • Fire testing has been
    performed and will dictate
    most fire wall construction.
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Commercial - Strip Centers
Multiple Tenants in One Building
Daniel F. Ardito, PE
Professional Engineer
5644 S Plantain Pt
Lecanto, FL 34461
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