NPS Dry Tortugas and Biscayne Bay National Parks Historic Rehabilitation

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National Park Service

Dry Tortugas/Biscayne Bay National Parks

Key West, Florida


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The Dry Tortugas and Biscayne Bay National Parks span from Boca Chita Key near Miami to Fort Jefferson and Loggerhead Key, 73 miles to the west of Key West, Florida. Consisting of picturesque blue waters, coral reefs, and abundant bird and marine life, buildings these parks were severely damaged by Hurricane Irma’s winds and 10-foot storm surge.

CROFT was engaged by the National Park Service to develop an historic rehabilitation plan and construction cost estimate for the architectural, structural, and electrical rehabilitation of the historic lighthouse keeper’s residence on Loggerhead Key (1921) and stone Boca Chita barn (1937), both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Additionally, CROFT developed renovation plans and cost estimates for two multifamily housing complexes used by NPS staff and their families near the Dry Torugas National Park Headquarters in Key West. CROFT provided plans and costs for the rehabilitation of interior and exterior architectural components, roofs, structures, off-the-grid solar power, mechanical systems, and electrical distribution equipment.