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Rendering of the 45,000 SF Pascua Yaqui Tribal Services Center being built by Concord General Contracting.

Project News

Adaptive re-use project coming together at 7th and Osborn

Work is progressing by the team for Old School O7 consisting of Wetta Ventures as developer, RSP as architect and designer and Chasse Building Team as general contractor for a July turnover of a new ground-up mid-century inspired building and a reimagined church and school building in Central Phoenix. The adaptive re-use project at 7th St. and Osborn has secured Starbucks as tenant for the new building, and Taco Guild restaurant for the church building. On-site, the team has been reacting to the unforeseen conditions that arise on re-use projects. The team discovered three large windows that had been blocked in. By restoring these, the space now has increased light and dimension. The team also decided to rebuild vs. remove a wall which will now serve as a History Mural to celebrate the 128-year “local” history of the property.  Beautiful wood ceilings which were hidden by acoustic tiles were uncovered and stained glass windows are being left or repurposed throughout the project. Subcontractors include Sterling Sandblasting, Creative Masonry and W&W Structural Steel. After the shell building’s turnover, tenant improvements will quickly commence for a scheduled project in the fall.

 DPR projects Include ASU, Osborn Medical Center, Banner

TI at the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation 2 and refurbishment work at Osborn Medical Center are two of several projects in the works by DPR Construction.
• SmithGroupJJR is architect for the 16,000 SF NHI2 Fifth Floor TI project, approximate value at $540,000. Work includes TI of existing shell space consisting of 23 offices and two dean offices.
• The Osborn Medical Center public restroom refurbishment include work on 21 public restrooms within the hospital. This includes new ceramic tile, plumbing upgrades and miscellaneous accessories.
• Phoenix Design One is architect and Alliance Project Advisors is construction manager of the 13,000 SF TI at the Avalon School of Cosmetology. Subcontractors include Brown and Son’s Electrical Contracting, Alpine Mechanical and Service, Arnett Plumbing, Fortress General Contracting, Ganado Painting and Wallcoverings, Wholesale Flooring, Styles Brothers Custom Millwork, D.H. Pace, Mountain State Drapery, TP Acoustics, RCI Systems, Dickens Quality Demolition and KDM Contracting. The TI includes salon, pedicure, treatment area, reception, classrooms, break room, offices, restrooms and laundry.
• HKS is architect for the $1.5M Banner Gateway Kitchen and OR renovation. Work includes expansion and renovation of the kitchen and physicians’ lounge and renovation of OR No. 8.

DL Withers finishes sports venue

DL Withers Construction recently completed the Southern Arizona Community Sports @ Curtis Park project in Tucson. The architect is Swaim Associates Architects. This state-of-the-art facility will include nearly 40,000 SF of versatile space, accommodating up to five basketball courts, eight volleyball courts and other activity space for sports and other programs that promote health and wellness for Tucson and the surrounding community’s youth.

Concord eyes 4Q finish for 2 projects

A tribal services center in Guadalupe and a multi-family project in Phoenix are scheduled for 4Q 2013 completion by Concord General Contracting. At the $2.8M, 23,000 SF Verde Villa multi-housing project, Concord is converting 66 one-bedroom and studio units to a combination of 36 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Architectural Resource Team is the architect. Subcontractors include Shadetree Mechnical, Rowley Plumbing, Parker Design and Construction, Gazda Electrical and Bold Framing. At the $5.5M, 40,500 SF Pascua Yaqui Tribal Services Center (architect Merry Carnell Schlecht), Concord is building a new, 2-story administration building. Subs: Commercial Air, Noble Steel, Grace Electric, CJS Enterprises and Irontree Construction.

JE Dunn, DLR Group to team on ADOC Buckeye prison expansion

JE Dunn Construction was selected as construction manager on the new Arizona Department of Corrections 500-bed Maximum Custody Prison Expansion in Buckeye. The $50M, 110,000 SF prison will be designed by DLR Group, adding to JE Dunn’s extensive correctional experience with the design firm. The expansion will include three new housing units within the existing Arizona State Prison Complex Lewis and will utilize existing water, waste water, electrical, natural gas, communication and secure perimeter infrastructure. Preconstruction began in April with 4Q 2014 completion date.

Clear Energy Systems

Clear Energy Systems Breaks Ground On New Tempe Site

Clear Energy Systems, a producer of mobile and distributed power generation systems, broke ground today at its new location at Elliot Business Park in Tempe.

The 158,000 SF square foot building at 7825 S. Hardy Dr. will feature 30-foot clear heights, a steel roof structure, energy efficient features and concrete paved truck areas.

Kevin Lange of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented  Clear Energy Systems, and Jerry McCormick of CBRE represented the building owner and developer, Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates, an affiliate of Transpacific Development Southwest. DL Withers has been selected as the general contractor.

In October, Clear Energy Systems announced it would expand its operations in Arizona, creating 225 quality new jobs, increasing Arizona’s exports globally and investing $10M in the local economy.

“I am pleased that our planned expansion in Tempe is moving forward, and we are one step closer to moving into our new home,” said Tony Carmen, President and CEO of Clear Energy Systems. “We looked at many locations for our new site, and it was the collaborative work and support from Governor Brewer, the Arizona Commerce Authority, GPEC, and the City of Tempe that ultimately sealed the deal for us to bring the Genesis 1000 to Elliot Business Park.”

“Clear Energy’s decision to expand its operations in our State is a true testament to Arizona’s pro-business climate, competitive tax policies and skilled workforce,” said Gov. Jan Brewer. “I would like to thank Clear Energy Systems, the ACA and its partners for helping once again to bring quality jobs and meaningful investment to Arizona’s economy.”

“Tempe has long considered itself to be a great place to do business, and Clear Energy’s decision to expand here reinforces that belief,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

“The ACA worked closely with our economic development partners and the City of Tempe to ensure Clear Energy Systems knew all of the incredible benefits of doing business in Arizona,” said Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Clear Energy is a global leader in advanced technology, and the product being made in Tempe will likely be exported and provide incredible benefits to millions of people around the world.”

“Clear Energy Systems’ decision to stay in Greater Phoenix is testament to the unique collaborative effort Greater Phoenix has in support of regional economic development,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Clear Energy Systems is exactly the type of innovative company we like to see putting down roots in the region, and the City of Tempe is certainly the right place for them to do so.”

Clear Energy Systems chose the Elliot Business Park location for its enhanced building features including structure to support heavy duty manufacturing equipment and layout compatibility with the company’s production targets.

“Clear Energy Systems is a great addition to the current tenant mix of national companies at Elliot Business Park,” said Vincent Curci of Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates. “Their new 158,000-square-foot facility and its sister 158,000-square-foot speculative building are the final phase of the park.”

“It can’t be understated how important the Clear Energy Systems and Elliott Business Park construction projects are to the continued growth in construction jobs in Arizona. With the combined vision of developers like Tempe Marketplace Commerce Associates we are putting the Arizona construction trades back to work,” said Dan Withers, president and CEO of D.L. Withers Construction.

The building is expected to open in 1Q 2013.

For more information on Clear Energy Systems, visit Clear Energy Systems’ website at clearenergysystems.com.