Two UNLV Buildings Topped Off
Topping-off ceremonies were recently held at UNLV for two new buildings on campus. The Cox Pavilion, scheduled to open in March, will be a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art venue connected to the Thomas & Mack Center. The $16.8 million, two-story facility will be home to the women’s volleyball team and the Lady Rebels basketball team. It contains a dedicated practice facility with a 10,000-square-foot gym and 6,000 square feet of locker space. A 24,000-square-foot pavilion seating 3,000 people will host a variety of university functions and special events including concerts, boxing events and trade shows. General contractor for the 70,000-square-foot project was Ellerbe Becket Construction of Minneapolis, Minn.
Clark & Sullivan Constructors held a topping-off ceremony for the six-story Tonopah Residence Hall dormitory. The $11 million project will contain 300 rooms with 100,000 square feet of residence space. It is scheduled for completion in February.
Warehouse Built at Reno’s Red Rock Business Center
Panattoni Development Company is expanding its presence in the Reno area with the recent construction of a 336,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse in the Red Rock Business Center. The architectural firm of Blakely, Johnson & Ghusn, Inc. of Reno designed the speculative facility, which features 30-foot clear height, an Early Suppression Fast Response fire suppression system and 3,000 amp electrical service. Panattoni completed its first building in the business park in September, an 87,624-square-feet manufacturing facility constructed for Tyco International.
Montecito East to Anchor Town Center
The Montecito Companies is developing a 55-acre site with approximately 500,000 square feet of available space in the Town Center of the newly master-planned Northwest General Plan Area. Montecito East will be located at Frontage Road and Tenaya Way adjacent to the I-215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. According to Colliers International, which is marketing the project, the development will create an urban village by integrating offices, restaurants, specialty shops and other neighborhood services.
Fellowes Manufacturing Moves into Dermody Business Center
Fellowes Manufacturing Company recently opened a 303,000-square-foot distribution center at the Dermody Business Center in Las Vegas. The facility will initially employ about 50 people, expanding to 100 when it reaches full operation. Fellowes estimates 25 percent of its business will go through the new center, which will distribute 55 million pounds of freight each year to western states. The Illinois-based firm, the largest manufacturer of paper shredders in the world, produces business and office products, including Fellowes banker’s boxes for records storage.
Work Underway at Paladin Commerce Center
Work has commenced on the first phase of Paladin Commerce Center, a mixed-use development in the Black Mountain Business Park in Henderson. The business center will ultimately include 200,000 square feet of flex office and light distribution building facilities in a total of six buildings. Phase I, which includes two flex buildings and one distribution building, totals 85,000 square feet and will be ready for occupancy in the first quarter of 2001. The center will feature tilt-up construction, fiber optic cable and an on-site manager. OB Construction of Las Vegas is the general contractor for the project, which also included assistance from Howard F. Thompson Architects and WRG Engineering.
Dillen Products Inc. Purchases Sparks Building
Dillen Products Inc., a plastic injection molding company based in Ohio, has purchased an industrial building in Sparks from Dermody Properties for use as a manufacturing center. The facility, located at 550 Spice Island Drive, contains almost 185,000 square feet and covers 11 acres of land. High-speed injection molding machines at the factory, some with robotics, operate around the clock to produce a wide variety of horticultural growing containers for the greenhouse, nursery and retail markets.
Nevada Contractors Association Presents Awards
The Nevada Contractors Association named the recipients of its first annual Contractor of the Year awards during a ceremony held on November 28 in Las Vegas. The 2000 recipients of the awards are: Contractor of the Year: Las Vegas Paving Corp.; Subcontractor of the Year: KHS&S Contractors; Heavy/Highway/Civil Project of the Year: Sloan 2160 Pumping Station by Las Vegas Paving Corp.; Building Project of the Year: Paris Resort/Casino by Perini Building Co.; Associate of the Year: First Security Investment Bank. Entries were judged by a panel of peers based on leadership within the industry, challenges overcome, professionalism and safety record.
Korte-Bellew Completes Arts Center
Korte-Bellew & Assoc. Construction Company, a Las Vegas-based general contractor, recently completed construction on a $6 million arts center for The Meadows School. The Wanda Lamb Peccole Center for the Arts is a 36,000-square-foot arts education facility topped by a 42-foot tower. It features private practice rooms, a black box theater, recording studio, classrooms for art and a photography lab with darkroom. The focal point for the facility is the 337-seat Simon-Ham-Peto Auditorium featuring a full catwalk system, state-of-the-art light and sound systems and a sunken orchestra pit. Other educational projects completed in 2000 by Korte-Bellew include the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, the Alexander Dawson School campus at Rainbow Mountain, UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building and the $7 million Warren Walker Middle School in Henderson.
Nucleus Plaza Purchased by New York Firm
UrbanAmerica, L.P., a New York-based commercial real estate investment company, has purchased Nucleus Plaza in West Las Vegas for $6.8 million. UrbanAmerica focuses exclusively on acquiring and developing properties in lower-income communities. Nucleus Plaza is a 76,000-square-foot mixed-use property anchored by Wells Fargo Bank, Nucleus Associates and Nevada Business Services, a job training and career center. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and City Councilman Lawrence Weekly both publicly welcomed UrbanAmerica to the Las Vegas market and expressed hope that the company will play a role in the redevelopment of the city’s economically-troubled Ward 5.