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Construction Welk Resort Expands with 21-building timeshare project



Architect Speeds Up Design, Construction

Of Military Housing

Roel Construction of San Diego is progressing on construction of the Welk Resort’s new Villas On the Greens timeshare project.

The first phase is 80 percent complete and consists of three new villa buildings and one refurbished existing building. Phase two, which is 15 percent complete, will consist of two new villa buildings and a recreation center featuring three swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, game room, Internet connections and a library.

The $33 million project will eventually consist of 21 new buildings, including 146 new timeshare villas, a recreation center, fitness facility, children’s playground area and swimming pools.

The two-bedroom, two-bath villas will include 1,400 square feet of living space with two kitchens, two balconies and Internet access systems as standard features. The design will allow each owner to lock off one side of the unit, splitting the villa into two separate one-bedroom deluxe suites.

This is all part of the developing Welk Resort San Diego, which will cover 600 acres and include two golf courses, a live Broadway-style theater, boutique shops, restaurants and a hotel.

Consultants for the design team include Kanrad Engineering, HVAC Engineering, Nowak-Meulmester & Associates, Butski Utility Design, Robert Bein, William Frost and Associates, and Wendy Morgan Interiors. All are based in San Diego.

Local subcontractors include Helix Electric, Alcala Co., Challenger Sheet Metal, International Iron Products, R.M. Hasson, Great Western Drywall, Holte Associates, Rock Enterprises, Sherwood Mechanical of Poway, C.W. McGrath Inc. of El Cajon, United Glass of Santee, Sylvester Roofing and Shasta Southwest of Escondido, John Pulliam Masonry of Rialto and Helix Construction of La Mesa.

The grand opening of the villas, located at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive in Escondido, is scheduled for May 11.

San Diego architectural firm Robbins Jorgensen Christopher is using a fast-track program to speed up design and building processes for military housing projects.

The firm was responsible for the design and construction of the $14.7 million, 384-bed bachelor enlisted quarters at the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The 87,833-square-foot facility was completed within a year of groundbreaking. It was designed to incorporate durable materials to withstand the extreme desert climate and intensive use by military personnel. New amenities include lower per-room occupancy and LAN computer hook-ups in each room.

Robbins Jorgensen Christopher worked with San Diego-based Soltek Pacific, the general contractor for the project.

In addition to this development, Robbins Jorgensen Christopher worked with Soltek Pacific to design and construct the $11 million renovation to the bachelor enlisted quarters at North Island Naval Air Station.

The firm also has designed units at Camp Pendleton.

Nielsen Dillingham Builders of San Diego recently topped out the $13.67 million Aztec Athletic Center and Hall of Fame at SDSU.

Ground was broken for the project last August and is scheduled for completion this summer.

The facility is being built on a 184,000-square-foot site. The development will include an athletic department administrative building, coaches’ offices, academic and support space, a media relations area, weight rooms, locker areas and a central utility plant.

The project was funded by donations made by San Diego Padres owner John Moores and his wife, Rebecca.

Houston-based Hines Interests, a private commercial real estate development company, managed the project. Major local subcontractors include ECI/Encompass for electrical work, Sherwood Mechanical Inc. for plumbing and Southland Mechanical.

San Diego’s Burnham Real Estate Services has been awarded eight new management contracts totaling 1.3 million square feet of office and industrial space by Mitsui Real Estate Sales USA Co.

The Gateway Truck Park will be a 9.19-acre truck park located in Otay Mesa.

The Gateway at Otay Mesa International Center I will consist of five buildings and include 324,032 square feet at 9375-9695 Customhouse Plaza.

The second phase of Gateway at Otay Mesa will be a four-building, 400,470-square-foot industrial complex.

Panasonic/Matasushita headquarters will be located at 7625 Panasonic Way in Otay Mesa. A single-story building will include 107,705 square feet of office and industrial space.

A 359,676-square-foot Crossroads industrial center will be built at 10802-10946 Willow Court and 10895 Thornmint Road in Otay Mesa.

Park Terrace 24 Hour Fitness, a 17,854-square-foot single tenant building, will be located at 17170 Bernardo Center Drive.

Park Terrace Garden Fresh will be an 11,280-square-foot locally based restaurant in Ranch Bernardo.

The Vista Sorrento Building will be a four-story, 77,931-square-foot office project at 10509 Vista Sorrento Parkway in San Diego.

Burnham will oversee management services for all eight properties.

San Diego’s Jossy + Carrier Design Group, Inc. recently completed interior design for the new Centre City Development Corp. Downtown Information Center located in the 22-story building at 225 Broadway in Downtown San Diego.

The 2,257-square-foot facility will be utilized as an information center and showroom geared toward individuals and companies requesting information about living, working and playing Downtown.

The scope of the project for Jossy + Carrier included programming, space planning, design, construction document and contract administration. The warehouse-style showroom displays a high-tech theme, reflecting the progressive direction of Downtown businesses. The space will feature various displays, including a three-dimensional model of Downtown, all of which will be highlighted with the flexible showroom lighting.

Jossy + Carrier worked with San Diego general contractor Johnson & Jennings to complete the project.

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