Beal | Derkenne To Begin 3rd Student Housing Project in Past 18 Months


Beal | Derkenne Construction began work on the third student housing project within the past 18 months, this one in Tucson.

The project is called Park Avenue. With the work progressing on schedule and the crane foundation in place, the site is getting ready for the rebar installation.

Park Avenue will include 13 stories above and two stories below ground in total, 12 of them to be home to 163 apartments featuring high-end student housing with amenities including a full service deck on the 10th floor with exterior pool and spa.

The first floor will encompass 9,000 SF of retail area to facilitate the day-to-day student needs.

Park Avenue’s entire building will total 249,903 SF of student housing, close to the University of Arizona.

“Beal | Derkenne Construction is looking forward to work closely with the architect (Shepley Bulfinch) and Campus Acquisitions (the client), to ensure that every single aspect of the project is executed with utmost work approach BDC is known for,” said Michael Derkenne, owner and co-founder of Des Moines-based Beal | Derkenne Construction upon project start.

The day-to-day work will be overseen by Senior Project Manager Dave Linneen, with an anticipated project delivery date of July 2014.