MOKA Coffee

La Crosse, WI | Commercial

Overview

MOKA Coffee asked ISG to provide a detail-oriented approach for a successful launch of its new facility drive-through location.


Opportunity

To further expand their company, MOKA Coffee House decided to open a drive-through location in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Solution

The 400 sq. ft. location needed to meet city landscaping and stormwater requirements. ISG coordinated with Chosen Valley Testing to provide geotechnical evaluation, during which, a report on exploratory soil borings and soil laboratory testing was organized. A boundary and topographic survey was also conducted to identify considerations and challenges when constructing the building. To address utility and drainage needs, civil engineers constructed a variety of plans on stormwater pollution and management, photometrics, and pavement marking.

In preparation for the building itself, a schematic floor plan was drawn up, taking into consideration the roof, wall types, and building elevations. ISG also worked with La Crosse Sign to prepare for installation of the company’s sign. These were all developed around two drive-through lanes, which would accommodate the needs of busy coffee drinkers.

As a drive-up only location, customers would not be entering the building, making its exterior aesthetics an important factor during the project. A mixture of coniferous trees, deciduous shrubs, and perennials were planted to foster an inviting environment to draw customers to the building. Cool gray stone and sleek black siding created a fresh appearance that aligned with the owner’s desire for a contemporary and timeless look. With the help of ISG, MOKA Coffee House opened a welcoming drive-through location.

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