Siena Fitness Center Under Construction
The fitness center at Sunrise Colony’s Siena community is scheduled for completion this fall. At nearly 16,000 square feet, it will contain a wellness center, state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment and locker areas with sauna, steam and massage rooms, as well as an indoor lap/activity pool and therapy pool. Adjoining the fitness center will be a swimming pool, a tennis club with four courts and bocci ball courts. Siena is a 667-acre active-adult community located in Summerlin, a master-planned community in northwest Las Vegas.
ICON Real Estate Forms Property Management Company
William A. Gaylor, President of ICON Real Estate Companies, Inc., recently announced the formation of ICON Property Management Company. The company was launched to service both client and in-house demand for quality property management. Ginger Vyterna was named to head the new company, located at 2625 S. Rainbow in Las Vegas.
Groundbreaking Held for Supported Living Complex
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 16 in Las Vegas for a new 24 unit living complex for disabled Nevadans. All units will be fully accessible and will offer 24-hour access to supportive care services. Named for State Senator Ray Rawson, the Ray Rawson Villa will be one of three affordable housing options in Clark County for very low-income Nevadans with physical and neurological disabilities. The complex, developed by Accessible Space, Inc., will receive approximately $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for construction, with additional subsidies reserved for rent. Construction of the complex at Spring Mountain Road and Lindell Road is scheduled to begin in October, with completion slated for June 2001.
ATI Title of Nevada to Add Henderson Office
ATI Title has entered into a four-year lease for 4,000 square feet of office space located at 1389 Galleria Drive, just north of the Galleria Mall in Henderson. The new location opening in July will house three escrow units employing 12-15 people. ATI currently employs more than 40 people in three locations in Southern Nevada.
Juvenile Justice Facility Planned in Reno
The Washoe County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement with James R. Diaz Architect/KMD Justice to complete architectural/engineering services for a new regional Juvenile Justice Facility. The firm will develop the project from site analysis and special use permitting through design, construction and post construction. Three locations in Reno are being considered as possible sites for the facility. Site evaluation by James R. Diaz Architect/KMD Justice will include informational appraisals of the three parcels, review of potential costs and creation of a preliminary facility layout to assist planners in evaluating development costs for each proposed site.
Stantec Consulting Receives Caltrans Contract
Stantec Consulting Inc. of Reno has secured a contract for one of the largest California state pavement analysis studies ever awarded to a private consulting firm. The contract with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requires Stantec to research, evaluate and test a state roadway inventory covering some 2,800 miles. The study is scheduled to begin in September with completion expected by Spring 2001. Stantec’s Construction/Quality Control Services group in Reno is managing the project with participation from other Stantec locations, including its Las Vegas office.
UNR Completes Student Union Addition
Clark & Sullivan Constructors, a Reno-based contracting and engineering firm, recently completed a 10,000 square foot addition/remodel to the Jot Travis Student Union building at the University of Nevada, Reno. Located on the UNR campus, the Student Union now contains 26,000 square feet of facilities for students including a computer lab, game room, TV lounge, the ASUN bookstore, ASUN auditorium, the Wolf’s Den and the Cellar. Clark & Sullivan has been building industrial and commercial facilities in Nevada since 1975.
Ford Credit Center on Fast Track
The new Ford Credit Regional Center in Henderson is scheduled to open in October. The two-story structure, located at the southeast corner of Interstate 215 and Pecos Road, will cover approximately 110,000 square feet, with another 30,000 square feet reserved for future expansion. It will employ 550-600 people handling customer service for auto loans in a 12-state area. JMA Architectural Studios was responsible for the building design. Harris Consulting Engineers designed the mechanical elements including HVAC and plumbing, as well as the electrical systems, which include miles of cabling, power lines and phone lines to service the call center. The building will also house an exercise room/locker facility, a cafeteria, a training center and a child care center.
Realty Management Inc. Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
Nevada’s largest property management company, Realty Management, Inc., recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new corporate headquarters at 630 Trade Center Drive in Las Vegas. RMI subsidiaries Oxbow Construction and RMI Management LLC will join their parent company in the new 30,000 square-foot, two-story building located on a 2 ½ acre lot. LPA, Inc. of Irvine, Calif. designed the new building, which will feature a two-story atrium that simulates the Virgin River Gorge north of Las Vegas, including 45-foot high crushed glass walls and concrete “leaves, pine cones and feathers” imitating the forest floor. SR Construction of Las Vegas is the contractor for the new building.
Golf Course to Highlight Master Planned Community in Sparks
D’Andrea, a new master planned community in Sparks, will feature an 18-hole, par 71 golf course designed by Keith Foster, according to Jenamar Communities, developer of D’Andrea. The golf course clubhouse is currently under construction, with a grand opening scheduled for the middle of next year. The 861-acre community located in the hills above Warm Springs Valley will eventually be home to 2,200 families. Six neighborhoods are currently open for sales, and homebuyers can choose from a variety of housing options in several price ranges.