Perini Selected for Project CityCenter
MGM MIRAGE has awarded Perini Building Company a $3 billion construction contract to build a major portion of Project CityCenter, one of the largest construction programs currently underway in the United States. The multi-billion dollar mixed-use urban complex is located on 66 acres between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo casino resorts in Las Vegas. The construction contract will include a 4,000-room hotel tower, casino, convention center, showroom, approximately 500,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, three branded boutique hotels and numerous residential towers. Perini will also be responsible for constructing the infrastructure, hardscape and landscape. Perini expects to break ground this summer, with planned completion of the entire project by the end of 2009.
Professional Center Underway at Beltway Business Park
Thomas & Mack Development Group and Los Angeles-based Majestic Realty Co. recently broke ground for The Corporate Gateway, an office project at the Beltway Business Park, a 400-acre master-planned, mixed-use community in southwest Las Vegas. The Corporate Gateway will consist of six buildings totaling 470,000 square feet of Class A office space located along the I-215 Beltway between Jones and Decatur Boulevards. The first building in The Corporate Gateway, scheduled for completion in September 2005, will provide 73,000 square feet of office space, of which American Family Insurance will lease 37,000 square feet. The second phase is scheduled to break ground in October, with expected occupancy in May 2006. The architect is Howard F. Thompson & Associates, and Martin Harris will serve as general contractor.
Bright Productions Expands in Sparks
Bright Productions, a full-service entertainment and events production company based in Northern Nevada, has signed a lease to expand into an 8,500-square-foot facility at 1289 Spice Island Dr. in Sparks. Established in 1995, Bright Productions offers lighting, audiovisual, staging, scenic and theatrical management services. Some of its events and clients include: Hot August Nights, Nugget Rib Cook-off, Fourth of July-Reno, Star Spangled Sparks, Reno Jazz Festival, Nevada Ballet Theater, Nevada Museum of Art, KJZS Concert Under the Stars, Montreux Summer Jazz and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. To maximize the available space and increase productivity and sales, DP Partners modified the new facility to contain a sales office that allows the company to combine warehouse and office staff and also interact with its clients more efficiently.
Turnberry Plans Six New Las Vegas High-Rises
High-rise residential developer Turnberry Associates, which has completed three residential towers in Las Vegas, has announced that by the end of 2005, it will be underway on six separate high-rises in Las Vegas, including the fourth and final tower at Turnberry Place, which began construction in 1999. Across the street from Turnberry Place, the company has begun work on two 45-story towers at Turnberry Towers, its newest luxury high-rise residential community. When complete in 2008, the development will house 636 residences, with prices ranging from $500,000 to more than $1.3 million. Two of the three 40-story towers at The Residences at MGM Grand are also underway. According to Bob Ambridge, Turnberry’s director of development, the company will continue to seek new locations to develop in Las Vegas and other areas throughout the country.
SR Construction Remodeling Retail Center
SR Construction has broken ground on the $2.5 million expansion and remodel of Sunrise Market Place, located at the 450 N. Nellis Blvd. in Las Vegas. The project will remodel 60,000 square feet of the shopping center and add an additional 7,000 square feet of retail space. The project has an expected completion date of August 2005. Donahue Schriber is the developer of the Sunrise Market Place. SR Construction is a full-service design/build contractor whose previous projects include the Dragon Ridge Country Club, the three-story patient tower expansion at Summerlin Hospital and the Park at Warm Springs office development.
Qualcomm Breaks Ground in North Las Vegas
Qualcomm, a technology company based in San Diego, has broken ground for a 265,000-square-foot facility along the Cheyenne Technology Corridor at Cheyenne Avenue and Valley Drive in North Las Vegas. The company has maintained a logistics center in Las Vegas since 1991 for its OmniTRACS system, which tracks trucks and their cargoes worldwide through satellite technology. The OmniTRACS facility will move to the 32-acre Cheyenne Avenue location when it is completed. Other buildings at the Secure Network Operations Center will house a regional data center, as well as infrastructure for its MediaFLO network, which will distribute multimedia services to digital handsets. Qualcomm is planning to establish a collaborative relationship with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to work on homeland security initiatives. Roel Construction has been named general contractor for the project.
LaPour Building Mixed-Use Project
Construction will commence shortly on the first phase of Perimeter Center, the latest venture of LaPour Partners. At buildout, the 15-acre park will feature 18 freestanding office buildings totaling 145,000 square feet, in addition to a retail component. Phase I of the project encompasses eight concrete tilt-up buildings totaling 43,540 square feet. Perimeter Center is located on 4.7 acres in southwest Las Vegas, at Durango Drive and Diablo Drive. TWC Construction of Henderson has been named general contractor for the $4 million project. Construction is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2006.