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Development Group Members Named to Design 26-Story Office Tower

Nielsen Dillingham Builders of San Diego recently completed construction of the $7 million Centre City Development Corp. parking structure, “Park It At Market,” in Downtown San Diego.

The 183,296-square-foot parking garage is an eight-story structure with 500 parking spaces and 2,163 square feet of retail space on the ground level. The project resembles an office building and features elevator towers and stairwells at the corners of Sixth and Seventh avenues.

San Diego-based Benson and Bohl Architects, Inc. provided architectural services and Nielsen Dillingham performed the concrete construction.

Major local subcontractors included Cal Air, Commercial Enterprises, Geyer Plumbing, International Iron, Morrow-Meadows, Inc., Retro Fire Protection, Thyssen Dover, West Tech Contracting and Whitmore.

Catellus Urban Development Group recently named its members for the design team of One Santa Fe Place, a 26-story, 507,000-square-foot office tower, which will be the first Class A office tower built in Downtown in more than a decade.

Paul Dana of Daniel Mann Johnson Mendenhall will serve as the lead design architect. Kip Howard of Allegis Development Services, Inc. will serve as the project manager. Executive architect will be Doug Austin, chairman of Austin Veum Robbins Parshalle. William Dick of Project Design Consultants will serve as civil engineer, Laurie Olin of Olin Partnership will help with urban planning, Nabih Youssef of Nabih Youssef & Associates will lead the team of structural engineers and electrical engineering will be performed by Michael Wall of Michael Wall Engineering.

The tower is part of a comprehensive master plan of urban development that will establish a new “grand entrance” to the city. Design and permitting aspects of the project should be done this year and groundbreaking should occur in early 2002.

The Douglas Wilson Cos. of San Diego recently announced that it has arranged for a $39.6 million loan with San Diego National Bank to finance the construction of its Parkloft residential lofts project now under way in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego.

The structure will eventually be an 11-story, poured-in-place concrete and brick building that will house 120 one- and two-story loft condominiums on a 40,000-square-foot parcel located in the 800 block of Island Street.

All 30 units in the initial phase were reserved during the first two months of presales at prices ranging from $300,000 to slightly more than $700,000. A second phase is due to be released for presales this summer.

Parkloft should be completed in mid-2002.

San Diego’s Bilbro Construction Co. has begun contracted work for Westford, Mass.-based GenRad, Inc., producer of performance-assurance products for electronics manufacturers.

The tenant improvements for GenRad will be completed at the Parkway Business Center at 12335 First American Way in Poway. The project will encompass approximately 38,000 square feet and is valued at $1.9 million.

Construction began earlier this month and is scheduled for completion in mid-June. Contractual work includes a research and light manufacturing facility with compressed air and vacuum piping, static dissipative flooring in the product demonstration area and a pre-action fire sprinkler system to protect the client’s network server room. Bilbro Construction will handle structural design, build a main lobby stairway and install a new service elevator.

Ron Sutliff and Peggy Jesme of locally based The Staubach Co. are the construction managers. Hurkes Design Associates of San Diego is handling interior design for the project and locally based The Shamrock Co. is the developer. Syska & Hennessey Mechanical and Electrical Engineers designed the mechanical and electrical systems. Key subcontractors include Weather Engineering, Bergelectric and Kone Elevators.

Hazard Construction Co. of San Diego was recently awarded a paving improvement contract on an 11.3-mile section of Interstate 8 from Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa to Lake Jennings Park Road in El Cajon.

Hazard is the managing partner of the $9 million project, in a joint venture with Pavement Specialists, Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio. The California Department of Transportation is the project developer. Construction is scheduled for completion by March 2002.

Local subcontractors include Diversified Concrete Cutting, Modern Alloys, Cooper Engineering, Pavement Recycling Systems, California Traffic Maintenance and Lekos Electric.

Sundt Construction Inc.’s special operations division has been awarded a contract to construct a community recreation center and a golf maintenance building totaling approximately $7.2 million in the new 3,900-acre master planned community of Santaluz near Rancho Santa Fe.

The community recreation center at Santaluz will be a one-story, 19,000-square-foot structure with a swimming pool, six tennis courts, gymnasium, fitness room, coffee shop, courtyards and onsite parking. Early California ranch architecture inspired the center’s design. The facility is a series of four buildings connected by exterior covered walkways.

Site improvements will include grading, utilities, pacing, drop-off, courtyard, swimming pool and pool deck, terraces, swim cabana, event lawn, parking lot, service area, retaining walls, landscaping and irrigation.

The maintenance building will consist of offices, equipment storage, workshop and material storage bins.

The construction manager will be Campbell-Anderson and Associated, Inc. of San Diego. The architect is Mason Architecture and Design, Inc. of Denver. Both structures will be completed in fall of 2001.

San Diego’s Davis & Adams Construction, Inc. was awarded a contract for the 25,000-square-foot tenant improvement build-out of Prudential California Realty’s new San Diego corporate headquarters at Plaza Del Mar III, located at 12550 High Bluff Drive in Del Mar. Work is scheduled for completion in June. Pappas Design Group designed the project, valued at $1 million. Local subcontractors include Weather Engineering, Encompass Electric, Gus Ballas Plumbing and William Rodgers Drywall.

San Diego’s U.S. Laboratories Inc., a quality control specialty services company to the construction, engineering and architectural design industries, recently awarded a contract to Stone & Webster Canada LP for construction of a new power plant in Frederickson, Wash.

The contract will be managed by Earth Consultants, Inc., a U.S. Laboratories subsidiary based in Bellevue, Wash.

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