The Copperas Cove office of EVstudio has recently been hired to provide A/E and land planning services for “Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant”. “Giovanni’s” is a local restaurant with locations in Copperas Cove, Killeen, and Lampasas, Texas. The Copperas Cove location will be relocating to the new building and will be the cornerstone of the three current locations.
The new restaurant will have a classical Italian theme and atmosphere. There will be several distinctly different areas within the building representing various regions of Italy. There are also several exterior spaces dedicated to gardens and landscaped areas that will visually accessible from inside the facility. The restaurant is planned to seat around 200 guests and includes both indoor ad outdoor spaces along with a full bar and wood fired pizza oven. We are anticipating the final configuration to have a building footprint of between 6500-6800 square feet and occupy about 1 and ½ acre of highway frontage real estate.
EVstudio is working directly with the developer on this project to insure the needs of the restaurant are appropriately addressed and successfully incorporated into the overall planning of the Planned Development District in which it will be a part of. There has already been close coordination between the developer’s civil engineer, the city engineer, and the planners at EVstudio in regards to these considerations.
EVstudio will be encouraging the owners of this project to incorporate as many “green” concepts as possible into the building and surrounding site. Thus far, we have been able to include several sustainable site concepts and day lighting strategies into the initial planning. We have also identified numerous other “green” concepts that we would like to study and look for opportunity to implement.
We will continue to update the progress of this project throughout the design and construction process.