case study

Hillsborough County Fair

Working with McCullagh & Scott was truly a blessing! They are honest professionals and provide high quality work!

Suzanne Holcomb, CFE, IFMG

Fair Manager, Hillsborough County Fair

What’s Involved?

Hillsborough County Fair needed a permanent solution for their growing youth livestock program. The Board wanted to remove the temporary tents they were using and replace them with open metal pavilions. McCullagh & Scott designed two connecting pavilions that were built in phases as the budget allowed.

The result was 30,000 sf of open livestock space that connected to the existing building. The livestock additions will allow the Fairgrounds to provide wholesome family fun for years to come.

Project Brief

Hillsborough County Fair permanent pavilions.

Project Planning

30,000 sf of open livestock space

Job Completion

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How much do you think this will cost?...or...What is the square foot price?
The cost of commercial construction is very dependent on the type of materials selected along with other choices owners make. That being said, all construction types must pass a plan and cost review in order to be approved by underwriting to ensure that the price point is in line with the open market. If you do not have access to a plan and cost review or an appraisal, please contact us to further review your needs.
Can we fit what we’d like to build?
The Florida Building Code in conjunction with Land Development Code utilizes a matrix to determine what types of buildings can be located in certain types of zoning conditions. If you do not have a FAR calculation readily available, please contact us for better direction.
How long does it take to get a permit?
Common nomenclature refers to having "a permit" as if there were just one permit to obtain from the City or County. This, however, is not entirely accurate in that there are different kinds of building permits and there are multiple government agencies for site work that all need their respective permits in order to proceed with a project. There is also the possibility of needing various levels of re-zoning which is a separate process, but proceeds permitting. The shortest process is 3 months and the longest is 15 months. To better narrow in the time frame please contact us with more details on your project.
How will you help me make the best use of our space in design?
McCullagh & Scott will bring 35 years of experience along with a full design team of various professionals (ie. Architects and Engineers) to fully understand your vision, then through an iterative process will draw out the highest and best use of the space available. If you are interested in having a conversation about your space needs please give us a call.