Panattoni Completing Facility
Design-build contractor Panattoni Construction Inc. is approaching completion of a three-building facility in Las Vegas totaling 343,000 square feet of distribution and manufacturing space. The tilt-up buildings located at 4780 N. Lamb Blvd. will feature storefronts with architectural facades. Artesian Spas is relocating its manufacturing operations from Victorville, Calif. and is expected to bring 100 employees to the area while operating in 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the complex. Blakely Johnson & Ghusn, Inc. designed the buildings and Doug Roberts of Panattoni Development Company led the development of the project.
Reno Justice Center Tops Off
A traditional topping-off ceremony was held recently for the Mills B. Lane Justice Center in downtown Reno, a joint project by the city of Reno and Washoe County. The $36 million facility will house the Reno Municipal Court and the Washoe County District Attorney’s offices. The eight-story, 160,000-square-foot structure is located adjacent to the county’s Family Court Building. It includes underground parking and a tunnel connecting to the existing courthouse for prisoner transport. An adjoining atrium at street level will also connect the two buildings, allowing security screening equipment to be shared. General contractor Clark & Sullivanbroke ground for the project in June 2004 and completion is scheduled for December 2005. The architect for the Justice Center is Tate Snyder Kimsey.
World Market Center Plans Expansion
World Market Center officials recently announced plans for an expanded campus comprising 12 million square feet of permanent and temporary showrooms for the home furnishings and hospitality contract industries. The original plans consisted of 7.5 million square feet of showrooms. The new development plans call for eight buildings to be constructed on a 57-acre campus near downtown Las Vegas, with a completion date of 2015. Phase one of the campus is fully leased and nearing completion. Officials are currently leasing Phases two and three, which total 3 million square feet. The fourth and fifth phases total 3.2 million square feet, and the final three buildings are 1.5 million square feet each. All eight buildings will be connected to each other through sky bridges at every level. The master-plan is being developed by Kashani and Samson, in conjunction with The Related Companies, L.P.
Roche to Build DETR Facility
The State of Nevada Public Works Board has awarded Roche Constructors, Inc. a contract to construct a new office building for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) on an eight-acre site at the corner of St. Louis and McLeod in Las Vegas. Valued at $13.2 million, the two-story DETR building is designed to meet LEED Silver Certification, including drought-tolerant landscaping, a lighting control system to reduce energy consumption and an under-floor HVAC supply. Site development will include desert demonstration gardens. Dekker/Holmes/Sabatini of Henderson designed the 64,217-square-foot building.
Granite Construction Improves Lake Tahoe Landmark
Granite Construction Company has been awarded a $2.3 million contract by the Nevada Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of one of the most well known landmarks at Lake Tahoe. Improvements on the Cave Rock tunnels, located along U.S. 50 near Zephyr Cove, began in May and are scheduled for completion by the end of June.
Improvements to the site, designed to help facilitate safe travel, include widening of existing roadway for the addition of barrier rail. Capitol City Concrete is providing the colored concrete for the precast barrier rail.