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Construction Project News - July August 2012

Construction: Project News July/August 2012

BRYCON BUILDING ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY FOR HOPI TRIBE

Brycon Construction is the general contractor and Jarratt Architecture is the architect for the $3.5M, 12,000 SF Hopi Assisted Living Facility in the Upper Village of Moenkopi, southeast of Tuba City. The facility is a 16-bed, masonry and wood new ground up. Brycon, working with the Hopi Assisted Living Facility Task Team, was able to increase the expected fl oor plan area by 3,000 SF and include an on-demand/solar hot-water system. Estimated completion is 4Q 2012.

BRIGNALL GC FOR INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER; RENOVATING 2 ARTS BUILDINGS

Brignall Construction has been selected as general contractor and SmithGroupJJR will provide design services for the 44,000 SF Yavapai-Prescott Indian Cultural Center to be built on the Yavapai- Prescott Indian Reservation. The new cultural center will be located on a 3.5-acre site on the reservation. The building will contain spaces for a museum and cultural education center. Brignall also is renovating Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona buildings for the City of Phoenix. The opera project, 1636 N. Central Ave., will be completed in two phases. Phase I is the construction of an 8,700 SF rehearsal hall and 3,200 SF storage facility and all site work and improvements. Phase II will completely gut the existing 16,800 SF building to allow for new offices, fi tting rooms, coaching rooms, the costume department and storage. Motley Design Group is the architect. The other project, 2835 E. Washington St., is the renovation of a 52,800 SF warehouse to include a black box theater, three rehearsal studios, the administration department and storage warehouse. Architect is Durkin + Durkin Architects.

D.L. WITHERS, ORCUTT | WINSLOW TEAM UP FOR 2 NEW PHOENIX SCHOOLS

D.L. Withers is general contractor and Orcutt | Winslow is architect for the new M.C. Cash K-8 Elementary School. Th e 105,000 SF campus is being built adjacent to the existing M.C. Cash Elementary School, which will replace the old campus. Once the new campus is open, the old structures will be demolished to make way for new recreation and sports fi elds. Both firms also combined eff orts on the 80,000 SF Painted Rock Academy, Greenway Rd. and Black Canyon Freeway. Th e academy is the second school in the Reid Traditional Schools family. It will have the capacity to serve more than 700 K-8 students. Th e structure will include more than 30 classrooms, a library and a cafeteria. The school is scheduled to open Aug. 13.

DPR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS INCLUDE NEW OPERATING ROOMS AND CLEAN LAB

DPR Construction was awarded the $3.7M, 7,383 SF Phase 1 GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Lab at Caris Life Sciences in Phoenix. Th e fast-track TI project includes a 1,200 SF mezzanine. Lord Aeck Sarent | Van Boerum & Frank Associates is the architect; GF Group is the engineer. In addition, DPR is building two operating rooms — one hybrid and one CVOR — at University Medical Center in Tucson. Shepley Bulfinch and Richardson and Abbott are architects for the $6.5M, 22,600 SF project. Phoenix project subs: UMEC, Wilson Electric, Able Steel, KTI Tile, Ganado Painting and Star Roofing. Tucson project subs: J.B. Steel, RBG Construction, Sun Mechanical and Stark Electric.

REHABILITATION MEDICINE BUILDING RISING AT VA CAMPUS

A $9.5M, 36,000 SF Rehabilitation Medicine Building is currently under construction at the Veterans Affairs campus, 650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. General contractor for the building, developed by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, is RCDS Contractors Inc. The architect is Westlake Reed Leskosky. Th e 2-story building will off er a new rehabilitation area to house physical therapy, prosthetics and orthotics departments. Expected completion date of 2Q 2013.

ADOLFSON & PETERSON FAST-TRACKS 4 CHARTER SCHOOLS

Adolfson & Peterson Construction and Schoolhouse Development, LLC completed work on four charter schools in Metro Phoenix that open this upcoming school year – Paideia Academy of South Phoenix, The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies in Buckeye, and two American Leadership Academy campuses (Mesa and Queen Creek). The four campuses were fast-tracked and completed at the end of June. Details:

  • Paideia Academy: New 47,800 SF preschool, K-6 charter school and family services center to accommodate 850 students at 7777 S. 15th Terrace;
  • The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies: New 34,900 SF college-preparatory charter school with a 29,000 SF gymnasium;
  • American Leadership Academy Queen Creek Campus (K-6 and 7-12): New 31,350 SF K-6 and 38,500 SF 7-12 charter schools with a 29,000 SF gymnasium;
  • American Leadership Academy Mesa Campus (K-6): New 31,350 SF K-6 charter school.

MCCARTHY AWARDED CONTRACT FOR PHASE III OF CHANDLER WATER PROJECT

The Southwest Region of McCarthy Building Companies was awarded a contract for preconstruction and construction services for the Phase III Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion project, 905 E. Queen Creek Rd., in Chandler. Th e project is a 7 MGD expansion that will allow the Airport Water Reclamation Facility to treat up to 22 MGD on a maximum month basis. In 4Q 2009, McCarthy completed construction of the Phase II Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion project. It expanded the facility’s liquid processing from 10 MGD to 15 MGD. Th e anticipated construction schedule of Phase III is June 2012 to June 2014.

SUMMIT BUILDERS NAMED GC FOR MARRIOTT PROPERTY IN TEMPE

Summit Builders is general contractor for the $28M, 173-room Residence Inn by Marriott to be built at 125 E. Fifth St. in Tempe. The developer is Finvarb Group and the architect is LawKingdom Architects of Kansas City, Mo. The hotel in Downtown Tempe will feature guest suites with fully-equipped kitchens. It will offer state-of-the-art amenities, including an outdoor rooftop pool and fire pit with panoramic views of downtown, 3,500 SF of meeting space and 5,700 SF of ground-level retail. Expected completion is 1Q 2014.

MERIT PARTNERS DEVELOPING 260,000 SF WAREHOUSE IN TOLLESON

Merit Partners of Scottsdale broke ground on a 260,000 SF build-to-suit industrial warehouse in Tolleson. Colliers International represented MiTek Industries Inc. in negotiating a 10-year lease agreement for the warehouse at 7890 W. Lincoln St. Nitti Graycor is general contractor and Ware Malcomb is the architect.

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CITY OF GOODYEAR

The City of Goodyear has been processing a 2012 revision to its Engineering Design Standards & Policy Manual and its Engineering Standard Details. A draft revision of these standards was completed in 2010 but was never taken through for City Council approval. The current 2012 version is an updated version of the 2010 draft.

The Engineering Department has posted the 2012 version in the City’s “draft documents” web page for the development community to view and to provide comments. In order to keep the process at a manageable size, the document has been broken into groups that will be up for review at different times throughout the year. Review time allotted for each group is 20 business days. Visit: ci.goodyear.az.us/index.aspx?NID=36

CITY OF TEMPE

In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes, the City of Tempe gave notice of proposed adoptions of, or changes to, city taxes or fees. Th e City adopted its final property tax levy for fiscal year 2012-13 on June 28. Information can be found by contacting the City of Tempe Finance and Technology Department at (480) 350-8350.

CITY OF AVONDALE

Avondale’s new Alarm Ordinance took eff ect on May 1. Residents and businesses are required to register their burglar alarms online with Public Safety Corporation’s CryWolf at crywolf.us/avondaleaz. The new program is aimed at cutting down on false alarm activations in the City along with the amount of time police officers spend responding to false alarms. Under this program residents will not be fined for the first two false alarms that occur within the same year.

CITY OF MARICOPA

The City of Maricopa has joined more than 20,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally-backed flood insurance. Th is availability follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Property owners wishing to take advantage of this program should be aware that there is a 30-day waiting period before the flood insurance coverage goes into effect.

Lenders must require borrowers whose properties are in a designated flood hazard area to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a federally backed mortgage loan in accordance with the Federal Disaster Protection Act of 1973.

The P&Z column is compiled by Dave Coble and George Cannataro with Coe & Van Loo Consultants, cvlc.com.

AZRE Magazine July/August 2012

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Arizona Construction: Project News

Arizona Construction projects 2012:

LGE BEGINS WORK ON QUARTET OF TI PROJECTS
LGE Design Build has begun work on four tenant improvement projects, including a renovation of the popular Valley eatery Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles. LGE’s projects include: construction on a 35,200 SF office TI for Integrated Device Technology in Tempe; construction on a 23,643 SF office TI for Child & Family Support Services in Phoenix; a 17,607 SF major manufacturing expansion for Galco International in Phoenix; and a 4,200 SF restaurant renovation for Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles in Phoenix.

HARDISON/DOWNEY DONATES SERVICES TO GALLERY@CITY HALL
hardison/downey construction inc. played a significant role in building out the new Gallery@City Hall, an art gallery that features rotating exhibitions at Phoenix City Hall. As a nearly pro-bono project, hardison/downey donated its services to ensure the space was ready for its inaugural exhibit, which celebrates the cultural legacy that Phoenix residents began building nearly a century ago. The space features rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic and contemporary art collection, and is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. hardison/downey is one of approximately 40 businesses and residents that contributed to the privately funded effort.

WORK BEGINS IN EARNEST AT CUBS NEW SPRING FACILITY
Riverview Golf Course closed its doors in March as work began for the Chicago Cubs new spring training complex in Mesa. Initial work will include the salvaging and relocation of about 300 trees. Riverview Park closed on April 2, and the softball fields are scheduled to close June 28. Once that is done, major construction work at the $99M will commence. Hunt Construction is the general contractor; Populous is the architect.

MCCARTHY BUILDING CHANDLER’S 30TH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
McCarthy Building Companies is in the process of completing the Chandler Unified School District’s 30th elementary school, Carlson Elementary School, in southeast Chandler. The $12.4M, K-6 school will have room for 950 students. The 80,000 SF building will include a gym/multipurpose room, media center, classrooms and office space. HDA Architects Inc. is the architect and subcontractors include Midstate Mechanical, Suntec Concrete Inc. and Hawkeye Electric. Two other projects of note: McCarthy recently completed a new multipurpose room and kitchen facilities at the Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center that is undergoing a complete remodel. When completed next fall, the $14.8M project will include a 62,000 SF, 2-story building. McCarthy and DLR Group are combining their efforts on the West-MEC Phase II maintenance building. The $3M, 18,900 SF project is the addition of a pre-engineered building at the school in Glendale.

DPR PROJECTS INCLUDE WORK WITH BANNER, EBAY
DPR Construction has been awarded the Banner Boswell Chiller Replacement project in Sun City and the eBay Quicksilver project in S. Jordan, Utah. DPR is working with Affiliated Engineers on the $1.2M installation of a new, 750-ton chiller and 750-ton heat exchanger, new plumbing and new electrical service for the chiller and support equipment at Banner Boswell. Expected completion is 2Q 2012. DPR is working with Winter Street Architects/AHA Consulting Services on the high-density data center that includes a 130,000 SF shell and 10,000 SF of whitespace built out in the first phase. Expected completion is 2Q 2013.

KITCHELL BREAKS GROUND AT PREMIUM OUTLET MALL
Kitchell broke ground as general contractor of the $70M, 360,000 SF Phoenix Premium Outlet adjacent to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino on the Gila River Indian Community. The single-level village style setting will feature 90 store fronts in 9 buildings. It will include outdoor pedestrian courtyards, but there will also be sufficient coverage for all-weather shopping. The project is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs over the next year. Expected completion is 2Q 2013. Architects Orange is architect of the project.

fountain hills tenant improvement project - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012AIID MOVES INTO NEW FOUNTAIN HILLS FACILITY
The American Institute of Interior Design recently relocated from an outdated space it occupied for the past 23 years and is now in a new facility in Fountain Hills. The $1M (suite value and tenant improvement) 4,400 SF project was developed by GMK Building and Development. General contractor was George Kasnoff and architect was Colin Edward Slais. The school design merges classical with contemporary styling in an open floor plan that includes cement flooring, a reflected ceiling plan sculpted at four heights and 37 panorama view windows.

PHOENIX ARCHITECTURAL FIRM HELPS DESIGN MOB MUSEUM
Phoenix architectural firm Westlake Reed Leskosky was the lead design team behind the $42M Mob Museum in Las Vegas. The 40,000 SF historic 1933 U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse includes 17,000 SF of exhibit galleries on three floors, including the restoration of a historic courtroom, famous as the site of the Kefauver Committee hearings that marked the exposure of organized crime and the beginnings of federal prosecution in the early 1950s.

BILTMORE ON THE LAKE UNDERGOES $1M RENOVATION
Biltmore on the Lake, 11050 N. Biltmore Dr. in Phoenix, underwent a $1M renovation with J&L Construction serving as the general contractor. Biltmore on the Lake is a 420-unit multi-family property developed by B.H. Properties.

ON THE DRAWING BOARD
Landmark Properties of Athens, Ga. and Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC plan to develop the Retreat, a 774- bed luxury, student cottage project near 22nd St. and Park Ave. in Tucson. It will serve University of Arizona students and is expected to open in time for the 2012 fall semester. … Zaremba Residential of Ohio plans to develop a 420-unit luxury apartment complex near Indian School Rd. and Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. Plans call for a 5-story complex. … JLB Partners of Dallas purchased ±9.7 acres in Scottsdale and plans to build a 369-unit luxury apartment community of the former Portales Place property. Sale price was $13.87M. … Alliance Residential Co. plans to build a 259-unit apartment community behind the Scottsdale Waterfront mixed-use project at the SWC of Scottsdale and Camelback roads. Broadstone Scottsdale Waterfront LLC paid $13.5M for the 3.35-acre parcel. … A Charleston, S.C. company plans to develop a 370-unit apartment complex within the Desert Ridge community in northeast Phoenix.

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TOWN OF BUCKEYE
The Town of Buckeye is requiring new or increased development fees related to the Development User Fee Schedule. The new fee schedule is to be presented to the Town Council May 15. For more information, visit the Town Development Services website at buckeyeaz.gov or call (623) 349-6211.

MARICOPA COUNTY
Maricopa County is proposing a Text Amendment (CPA2011010) that will redefine a “Major” Comprehensive Plan Amendment by raising the acreage threshold from 100 acres or less to more than 640 acres. For more information, contact Robert H. Kuhfuss at (602) 506-3301. The proposed Text Amendment was tentatively scheduled for the April 11 Board of Supervisors hearing.

CITY OF AVONDALE
The City of Avondale is completing an updated version of its General Plan. The Avondale General Plan 2030 was to be presented to the City Council on April 2 for possible approval. The General Plan 2030 update is scheduled for a citywide vote for adoption on Aug. 28. For more information, visit the City website at ci.avondale.az.us.

CITY OF PEORIA
The City of Peoria secured a new long-term lease agreement with the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, keeping the Peoria Sports Complex as the teams’ spring training site up to 2034. The Peoria Eighty Three Arrowhead Entertainment District, where the Peoria Sports Complex is located, may positively benefit from the lease renewal. For more information about the Entertainment District, visit p83az.com.


P&Z column compiled by Dave Coble and Karl Woodard, MEUP, with Coe & Van Loo Consultants Inc. cvlci.com[/stextbox]

AZRE Magazine May/June 2012