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Real Estate Roundup

Military Hospital Reaches Topping Out Milestone

The joint venture design-build team of Clark Construction Group LLC and McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has topped out the 500,000-square-foot Naval Replacement Hospital Project at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, having erected more than 4,000 tons of structural steel to reach the milestone. The construction team, joined by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, marked the completion of the project’s structure with a jobsite lunch and celebration.

The Replacement Hospital at Camp Pendleton Project construction team has worked more than 250,000 man-hours during the past 14 months, with zero lost-time incidents. The project is currently one month ahead of schedule.

When complete in early 2014, the new $394 million, multilevel hospital will encompass inpatient medical facilities with 54 patient rooms accommodating up to 60 beds, ancillary departments, emergency care, primary care, specialty care clinics, and support spaces and facilities for nonambulatory patients who require stays in excess of 24 hours.

The scope of construction work includes a central utilities plant; a 1,500-space, multilevel parking structure; surface parking; and site development. The project team anticipates earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.

Designer Selected for New School in Poway District

BakerNowicki Design Studio has been selected by the Poway Unified School District in San Diego County to lead the design and planning of the school district’s next new school campus.

The campus is planned for the northwest quadrant of the district in the developing Del Sur community. Determining the grade level configuration of the new campus will be part of the firm’s initial research and study. To address future student enrollment, the research will focus on a traditional middle school campus for grades six through eight or a new prototype campus designed for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

The new campus, which is expected to open in fall 2014, will be approximately 140,000 square feet and is budgeted at $43 million.

Mixed-Use Project in City Heights Completed

Wermers Multi-Family Corp. has completed the City Heights Square mixed-use project in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.

This project offers 21,000 square feet of retail space, rental living units, and three levels of parking. Walgreens is already open and occupying 10,000 square feet of the retail space with the remaining space left for needed community services.

Vice President Richard Wood led the Wermers team on this project with Ken Maskevich as project manager, Marco Leyva and Rodney Short as superintendents, Jaime Falcon as site coordinator and Lorrie Kline as project accountant.

Work Progresses on Kaiser Outpatient Medical Center

The structural steel framing is complete at the Kaiser Permanente San Marcos Outpatient Medical Center. When complete, the 71,200-square-foot, three-story steel-framed structure will consist of outpatient facilities and clinics. The medical treatment center is being developed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

Swinerton Builders is the general contractor and HMC Architects is the architect. Consultants for the project include Hope Engineering, structural engineer; Garbini & Garbini, landscape architect; TMAD, mechanical/plumbing engineer; Randall Lamb Associates, electrical engineer; and Fuscoe Engineering, civil engineer. The project is slated for completion in summer 2012.

Student Housing Under Way At Cal State San Marcos

Cal State San Marcos, City of San Marcos officials, project developers Urban Villages San Marcos and property managers Education Realty Trust celebrated a public-private partnership that is breaking ground on a 175,000-square-foot off-campus student housing complex.

Named The Quad, the complex nearly doubles the university’s student housing by adding 597 beds to its existing 614 beds at University Village Apartments.

The $50 million project is made possible by an innovative public-private partnership between CSUSM and Urban Villages San Marcos that allows the campus to expand its available housing for students without utilizing tax dollars, impacting campus debt or financing capacity.

Builders first broke ground on the project in August 2011. Construction is under way to open the first phase of housing by fall 2012 with 288 beds. A second phase, which will add 309 more beds, is slated to open by fall 2013. The complex is designed and being constructed to achieve a LEED Silver designation by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Once completed, The Quad will include 110 apartment units. Each apartment will feature a full kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a lounge space with a flat-screen television, a full bathroom for every two beds and high-speed fiber optics connection and Wi-Fi. The Quad will also bring local businesses to the complex with 8,000 square feet of retail space on Campus Way.

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