By Katie Jones. CREATED Sep 25, 2013
ESTERO, Fla.- Hertz officials unveiled site plans to the Estero Design Review Committee on Wednesday. Frank Moser was one of several neighbors who came out to the meeting to hear from Hertz.
"They have been great neighbors already and we look forward to having them across the street ." Moser said.
Company leaders presented headquarter plans into three phases. The first, infrastructure, access points and landscaping. Second, actual offices and rental facilities. The third would be for future call centers and room for expansion.
"If you look at a lot of the communities up and down U.S 41 they're heavily landscaped they make a great street presence we're trying to replicate that hopefully go one bit better." Hertz's VP of facilities and construction Dan Wisk said.
Hertz's VP of facilities and construction Dan Wisk said the nearly 250,000 square foot headquarters, more than 800 space parking garage and rental car facility will be surrounded by landscape buffers to blend in with nearby businesses and neighborhoods. A bus stop will be put in on property for neighboring communities. Wisk said another key component in construction is making everything energy sustainable.
"It impacts how we treat storm water and obviously we're trying to capture a lot of that for use in the building." Wisk said.
Hertz leaders said rain water will be re-used in toilets and solar panels will be placed on structures. Wisk said the new and improved Hertz will also be more employee friendly equipped with a daycare, fitness center, outdoor walking trails, volleyball and basketball courts.
" This is an opportunity for us to up our game and improve the environment for our associates we want to be an employer of choice." Wisk said.
If all goes smoothly Hertz leaders said construction could start as early as November and wrap up by 2015.