Miller Construction is underway with a new 114,000-square-foot CITY Furniture superstore in the Orlando suburb of Altamonte Springs on a high-profile site overlooking I-4. The energy efficient two-story showroom is Miller’s twenty-fifth project for the national Top 100 furniture retailer, as CITY Furniture continues its Central Florida expansion. The company already operates stores near the Mall at Millenia and in Ocoee, as well as a regional distribution center in Ocoee. As the latest step in CITY Furniture’s Green Promise to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2040, the Miller team is constructing the two-story showroom at 555 Douglas Avenue to achieve LEED certification. Environmentally-friendly features will include LED lighting for the interior and exterior, upscale natural and low-VOC finishes, plus energy- and water-conserving HVAC, irrigation and plumbing systems. Exterior features include seven electric car charging stations. Designed by Gallo Herbert Architects of Deerfield Beach, the superstore will create open interior sightlines, starting with the showroom’s 17-foot-high entry area. Expanses of low-emitting glass will showcase CITY Furniture’s new Generation Three design, including a KC Café and Wine Bar, an 8,300-square-foot Mattress Gallery and the CITY Marketplace home accessories store-within-a-store. Miller’s crews will install two 45-foot-long escalators, providing wide-angle interior views. Miller’s site work for the project includes installing an extensive stormwater exfiltration system that will tie into adjacent retention areas. Civil engineering for the new showroom is by Dewberry’s Orlando office, and other project team members include KAMM Consulting of Deerfield Beach (MEP) and Blaney Engineering of Orlando. CITY Furniture operates 20 showrooms from Miami through Vero Beach, and in Southwest and Central Florida, as well as 14 Ashley HomeStore showrooms as the brand’s Southeast and Southwest Florida licensee.
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