Project News: January/February 2013 AZRE magazine:

RJM Construction building indoor shooting center in Tempe

RJM Construction is general contractor for the $1.125M ($775,000 in TI) C2 Tactical Indoor Shooting Range being added to the list of tenants at Emerald Center in Tempe. The 17,121 SF facility will include 23 air-conditioned shooting lanes and more than 4,800 SF of retail and classroom space for training classes. C2 will also offer a corporate VIP area and conference room that allows private access to corporate lanes. C2 Tac Holding, LLC, is the developer; PHArchitecture is the design firm and Lee & Associates is the broker. Expected completion is late January.


RSP designing two projects on 7th St.

RSP Architects and Wetta Partners are the architect and developer, respectively, for two projects on 7th St. in Phoenix. Postmark, 741 E. Highland, is a 10,302 SF adaptive re-use of an iconic, mid-century post office building. It will be refurbished and retrofitted with a mix of commercial tenants that may include retail and restaurant uses. The Shops at 7th and Osborn, 546 E. Osborn, is a 9,700 SF construction of a new, freestanding restaurant as well as adaptive re-use of two existing buildings. One is a former church (it will become 4,200 SF of new commercial) and the other is former school (3,800 SF of new commercial lease space). Cassidy Turley will handle brokerage duties for both projects.


McCarthy adding 72 inpatient beds at Yuma Regional Medical Center

McCarthy Building Companies is undertaking a $14.5M build out of the third and fifth floors at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. The project will add 72 new inpatient beds and increases YRMC’s total bed count to 441. The project is on an accelerated schedule with construction to complete in seven months. Architect for the 66,000 SF build out is Archsol, LLC. Subcontractors include E&K, Walters and Wolf, Kris Kraft, Miko Mechanical, and Delta Diversified. Expected completion is 1Q 2013.

>> McCarthy recently completed the $7.1M, 45,000 SF restoration of the Emerson Court historic building at 1817 N. 7th St. in Phoenix. The building will serve as the district’s administrative offices. The restoration includes a new HVAC system, new electrical system, MEP systems, structural improvements, and various tenant and site improvements to accommodate the needs of the district. ADM is the architect. Subs included LeBlanc, Pueblo Mechanical, Jen Electric, Irontree Plumbing and Pete King.


DPR projects include emergency center, business lobby

DPR Construction is building the $10M Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, a 41,790 SF, 3-story outpatient services facility on a 4.44-acre site at 33423 N. 32nd Ave., Phoenix. The project is a shell and core with first floor tenant improvements consisting of an emergency department and outpatient imaging center. There is future medical office leasable space on the second and third floors. John C. Lincoln Health Network is the owner and Devenney Group is the architect. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

>> DPR and Gensler are renovating the Digital Realty Trust Chandler Lobby and Digital Realty Trust 120 EVB lobby. The Chandler project is a total renovation of the existing lobby along with the renovation of the management office, 1st floor and 2nd floor restrooms, as well as a 2nd floor break room and conference room. The 120 EVB projects is a total renovation of the existing lobby including the renovation of the management office, and 1st floor and concourse restrooms. The project also includes a new security office, elevator cab work and new terrazzo flooring.

HKS, UEB team up for Ronald McDonald House

Metro Phoenix will be home to a third Ronald McDonald House, and the first in the East Valley, when a former healthcare facility on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa is converted into a 10,255 SF home-away-from home. HKS is the architect and Urban Edge Builders (UEB) is the general contractor. When the $2.116M renovation, funded primarily through donations, is complete in late 2013, Ronald McDonald House Charities will be able to accommodate up to 79 families a night at its three facilities. The new facility will feature 16 bedrooms, including three apartments with kitchens for families with children with suppressed immune systems; a community kitchen and dining room; play area for children and outdoor area for adults.

Nations Group to provide project management for school

Nations Group has been selected as the project management firm for Gratton Investments and Happy Valley Schools Inc. to build a new East Campus in Queen Creek. The K-6 campus will provide Happy Valley Schools a third location. Nations Group was selected based upon its extensive knowledge and experience in project management, project development, and finance solutions. The primary responsibility will be to provide the day-to-day project management oversight of the design and construction. The 500-student school will be located on 5.5 acres and will open in 3Q 2013.