Nevada Contractors Association Winners
The District at Green Valley Ranch Station, an $80 million development by American Nevada Company, won the Building Project of the Year award from the Nevada Contractors Association. The 406,000-square-foot complex contains retail, office, residential and entertainment components. It is situated on 30.6 acres at I-215 and Green Valley Parkway in Henderson. Las Vegas Paving Corp. won an award for Heavy Civil Project of the Year for sewer line repair at Vegas Drive and Industrial Road. Contractor of the Year was Perini Building Company and subcontractor of the year was Stewart & Sundell Concrete. KHS&S Contractors was voted Safest Contractor of the Year, and Cashman Equipment was named Supplier of the Year.
Panattoni Breaks Ground on Lamb Business Center
Doug Roberts, partner with Sacramento-based Panattoni Development Company (PDC), recently announced the company has broken ground on the Lamb Business Center, a 26-acre project in Las Vegas that will include three buildings totaling 343,125 square feet. The $12 million development, located on the southeast corner of Lamb Boulevard and Lone Mountain Road, is scheduled for completion in March 2005. May Manufacturing, producing a line of spas under the Artesian Spas’ name, will locate its manufacturing and distribution facility in a 100,125-square-foot build-to-suit facility in this project. PDC develops and manages industrial, office and retail facilities in more than 100 markets throughout the United States.
PINNACLE Awards Honor Best Northern Projects
Eight of Northern Nevada’s commercial and public works construction projects were honored recently at the Sixth Annual PINNACLE Awards, sponsored by the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC). The PINNACLE Awards program was established in 1999 by the Nevada Chapter AGC to honor the “Best of the Best” in Northern Nevada construction projects, and to recognize members who show construction leadership, excellence and community spirit. PINNACLE is an acronym for Projects In Northern Nevada Award for Construction Leadership Excellence. Q&D Construction, Inc. won awards for The Veteran’s Guest House (Contribution to Community), St. Mary’s West Campus Parking Structure (Innovation in Techniques or Materials) and Bishop Manogue High School (Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job).
Krump Construction, Inc. won an Excellence in Client Service award for Phase II of the The Hyatt Regency LakeTahoe. PINNACLE awards for Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job went to Granite Construction Company for the I-80 reconstruction project from Truckee to Floriston, and to Martin Iron Works, Inc. for the Downtown Reno Events Center. Clark & Sullivan Constructors won an Award of Merit for the Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Center. The Peoples Choice Award, voted on by attendees at the awards celebration, went to PAR Electrical Contractors for the Gondor Electrical Substation.
LandWell and Centex Announce Henderson Project
The LandWell Company and Centex Homes have announced plans to develop and revitalize 2,200 acres of land in Henderson that will eventually be home to a new mixed-use, master-planned community. Centex will purchase the property from LandWell, which has invested more than $50 million in restoring the former industrial site it bought from Basic Management Inc. in 1992. Comprehensive testing and research related to soil and water conditions have been required. Land within the site will be restored to residential standards consistent with Environmental Protection Agency requirements. A team led by Henderson-based Basic Remediation Company will perform the restoration. The first phase, already underway, is the construction of a water treatment plant on the property of local manufacturer Timet to replace facilities Timet had been using within the 2,200-acre site. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will provide oversight for the entire restoration process. The property is located east of Boulder Highway, north of Lake Mead Drive and south of the Las Vegas Wash. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
MGM Mirage Plans Major Resort Project
Resort giant MGM Mirage has announced plans to develop an “urban metropolis” on a 66-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and Monte Carlo. The first phase of Project CityCenter will include the development of 18 million square feet of space, consisting of a 4,000-room hotel/casino, three 400-room boutique hotels, 550,000 square feet of retail shops, dining and entertainment venues, and 1,650 units of luxury condominiums and private residences. Company officials estimated the first phase will create more than 7,000 construction jobs and, on completion, more than 12,000 new permanent positions. The master plan was developed by New York-based urban planners Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn Architects. The design phase for Project CityCenter is estimated to take 18 months, and construction of the first phase approximately 42 months. The first phase is expected to open in 2010, with future developments planned for contiguous land owned by MGM Mirage.