Distribution Company to Build New Reno Facility
Hopkins Distribution Company has signed a lease with DP Partners for a new 220,000-square-foot facility in the South Meadows Business Park. Established in 1993, locally owned Hopkins Distribution Company provides warehousing, logistics and distribution consulting services for manufacturing companies, freight shippers, freight receivers and logistics and distribution companies. The company started out in a 26,000-square-foot building, and expanded in 2004 into a 205,000-square-foot facility in south Reno. The new building will more than double the size of its Northern Nevada operations.
Ground Broken for UNLV Recreation Center
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a 184,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center on the campus of UNLV. The $54 million project will include indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor jogging track, fitness areas with weights and cardio equipment, rooms for group fitness classes and sport courts for racquetball, basketball, volleyball and other activities. The Student Health Center and Student Counseling Services will also be housed in the building. These two facilities have partnered with the university’s recreation department to establish The Rebel Wellness Zone, to provide students with physical, mental and emotional health needs. Kitchell Nevada is the general contractor for the project, which is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Cheyenne Distribution Center to Expand
Trammell Crow Company, a Dallas-based development firm with offices in Las Vegas and Reno, recently announced plans to construct a new spec industrial building at its 30-acre Cheyenne Distribution Center. The site at Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard in North Las Vegas. already contains a 420,000-square-foot warehouse/distribution center on 20 acres, anchored by Walker Furniture. The 200,000-square-foot addition will have access from both sides, and plans call for spaces divisible down to 15,000 square feet, which will be leased to mid-box users. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2005, with an estimated construction time of five months for the concrete tilt-up structure.
“Suburban Village” Planned for Southwest Las Vegas
THE CURVE Development Company LLC has announced plans to build a 42.5-acre master-planned “suburban village” in southwest Las Vegas, where the I-215 Beltway curves between Durango and Sunset. Klai Juba Architects designed the project and M.J. Dean Construction is acting as general contractor. The first phase of THE CURVE will feature two 18-story high-rise condominium towers, with a total of 376 units priced from $385,000. It will also include 16 buildings with 115,885 square feet of retail/restaurant space, and 61,201 square feet of Class A commercial office space located above retail in four of the 16 buildings. Construction on the $200 million first phase is set to begin in the first quarter of 2006, with completion scheduled for early 2007. Partners in the development company include: Randy Black and Michael Chernin, co-owners of LandBaron Investments; Michael J. Dean of M.J. Dean Construction; Daniel Juba of Klai Juba Architects; and Bill Richardson, vice chairman of Mandalay Resort group.
RTC Grants Maintenance Contract
Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. recently announced it has been awarded a $3.9 million contract by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to perform maintenance on nearly 17 million square feet of roadway in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Washoe County. This contract represents a major portion of RTC’s $4.5 million road maintenance budget for 2005. Application of slurry seal helps preserve and extend the life of existing road surfaces. Project details include patchwork, striping, slurry seal application and micro-surfacing to several roads throughout northern Nevada. Work began in April and is scheduled to be completed by September 2005.