Fort Payne Elementary School
Fort Payne, Ala. – The new elementary school in Fort Payne is part of a larger school initiative by Fort Payne City Schools to renovate and upgrade its educational capabilities and service to the public. The new $18 million school will replace the existing Wills Elementary School, offering additional capacity and the latest technological accommodations for its students when completed in 2020. Being one of the top 20 school districts in Alabama, it is important for Fort Payne to continue offering a quality educational experience for its students. The city is located along the I-59 corridor, which makes it attractive to industrial prospects and other potential job creators. Investments in the city’s education system will serve to complement efforts made by regional economic development leadership.
Durango Medical Office Building and Ambulatory Surgery Center
Durango, Colo. – Capital Growth Medvest is planning its first development in the “Centennial State.” Located in Durango, Colorado, the $31 million facility will be an expansion of the Rivergate Medical Campus and Animas Surgical Hospital, which is a part of Surgery Partners’ national network. GMC is the architect for the new 73,125-square-foot, three-story medical office building (MOB), anchored by an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) on the ground floor. The plans include a parking structure providing 300 spaces to improve access for patients, visitors and staff. The medical facility is slated for completion near the end of 2019. Brasfield & Gorrie was selected as the general contractor for the project.
Franklin, Tenn. – Developers broke ground last October on Harpeth Square, a “one-of-a-kind urban life space” in the heart of downtown Franklin, Tennessee. GMC is performing the construction materials testing for the $90-million mixed-use development, which will feature The Harpeth, a four+ diamond, 119-room Curio Hilton Hotel; 150 leased residences with hotel-style amenities; 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; more than 3,600 square feet of office space; and a five-story concrete parking garage. Harpeth Square is located within walking distance of Franklin’s historic Public Square, downtown commerce area, entertainment and the Harpeth River, from which its name is derived. GMC’s Geotech team has conducted deep foundation inspections, structural fill placement observation and testing, post tension concrete inspection and testing and structural steel inspections for the development, which is slated for completion in Summer 2019.
Lakeside Lodge Clemson
Clemson, S.C. – Lakeside Lodge Clemson is a 118-unit condo-hotel and luxury lakefront resort located within minutes of Clemson University. The four-story complex will comprise a mixture of studio, two- and three-bedroom condos for sale. What sets this new development apart? Lakeside Lodge will offer all of the amenities of a high-end hotel, including 24/7 concierge service, housekeeping and maintenance, restaurant and bar, fitness center, pool and hot tub, meeting space, activity field, tailgate area, fire pit and walking paths. Condo owners will be able to rent out their units utilizing the on-site rental program, which is managed by the property management company. The two- and three-bedroom plans are lockable, meaning owners can rent out one or two of the bedrooms rather than the entire unit if they prefer. GMC is the project architect, in addition to providing civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering services. Clemson Family Investors, LLC is the developer, and Sherman Construction is the general contractor.
Newnan Fire Station #4
Newnan, Ga. – Construction is underway on a new fire station for the City of Newnan. The 10,000-square-foot facility will include two apparatus bays, a common area featuring a kitchen and lounge area and six bunk rooms. The parking area includes 29 spaces and an access drive to ease traffic flow in the apparatus bay and around the entire facility. GMC is providing architecture, interior design, civil engineering, landscape and electrical engineering services for the project. Criser Troutman Tanner Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, and HHB Engineers, PC, is the mechanical and plumbing engineer. The project is slated for completion in 2019.