New & Noteworthy

Winter 2019/2020 Issue
By: Trey Barrineau

719,000 sq. ft.
Capstone Development
and Quadrangle Development Corporation recently opened Columbia Place, a 719,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Washington Convention Center. The project, designed by Cooper Carry, is comprised of a 504-room dual-branded Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott, 214 luxury apartments known as The Lurgan and retail on a 1.6-acre urban site. The project incorporates and reactivates eight historic buildings with a ground level-restaurant, retail, meeting spaces and hospitality suites.


460,000 sq. ft.
, a developer of corporate build-to-suit projects, recently wrapped up construction on Frost Tower in downtown San Antonio. It covers 460,000 square feet of office space. Construction on the 23-story tower began in March 2017. The Class AA office tower is the first to be built in downtown San Antonio in 30 years. Cullen/Frost Bankers will lease approximately 60% of the tower. The building also includes a 400,000-square-foot wraparound parking facility at its base, 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 10,000 square feet of tenant amenity space, including a fitness center.


405,420 sq. ft.
Scannell Properties
recently started construction on two speculative industrial buildings in Elgin, Illinois. The first, a 36-foot-clear 325,020-square-foot structure, includes four drive-in doors, 367 auto parking spaces and 56 trailer parking stalls. The cross-docked building will accommodate up to 70 loading dock positions and can be subdivided to accommodate multiple tenants. The second building has 32-foot clear heights and spans 80,400 square feet. It includes two drive-in doors and 93 auto parking spaces. The building can accommodate up to 19 loading docks and up to three tenants.


367,808 sq. ft.
Meridian Design Build
recently broke ground on a 367,808-square-foot multitenant speculative industrial building for Exeter Property Group in Indianapolis. The new facility is located on a 31.6-acre redevelopment site. The 36-foot clear height building is designed to accommodate up to 80 dock positions, four drive-in doors, 304 auto parking stalls and 41 exterior trailer stalls. Architectural services are being provided by JRA Architecture. Banning Engineering is overseeing the civil engineering work.


337,856 sq. ft.
Transwestern Development Co.
will develop a two-building industrial project encompassing approximately 337,856 square feet of Class A warehouse space in Eastvale, California. The project is expected to be completed by late summer 2020. Both structures will provide fenced and secure truck courts, ESFR fire suppression and extra yard trailer storage. Building 1 will total 267,652 square feet and have 36-foot ceiling clearance, with Building 2 encompassing 70,704 square feet and a 32-foot ceiling clearance. The site is in the Inland Empire West submarket, which is home to the busiest rail corridor in the U.S., served by Union Pacific and BNSF.


176,000 sq. ft.
RAL Development Services (RAL) has announced Zero Irving, a new mixed-use development that will bring 176,000 square feet of amenitized, newly constructed Class A office space across 14 floors to New York’s Union Square. The project also includes a technology training center and incubator, coworking spaces, state-of-the-art event space and a street-level food hall on the seven floors beneath. Zero Irving is fully financed and currently under construction, with delivery expected in late 2020.


163,056 sq. ft.
LBA Realty recently wrapped up the LBA Promenade Warehouse in Corona, California. The new, 32-foot clear tilt-up industrial building is comprised of 163,056 square feet, including 5,000 square feet of office space and a 2,500-square-foot wood mezzanine. Located in an M-1 Light Industrial Zone, the building includes a full concrete yard, 20 dock-high roll-up dock doors and an ESFR sprinkler system. The new urban infill facility replaces an obsolete metal building.


138,400 sq. ft.
C.W. Driver Companies recently completed the new student services building at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The three-story, 138,400-square-foot structure consists of two buildings beneath an undulating roof that uses natural solar power to regulate the building’s temperature and energy efficiency. The structure’s roof design by CO Architects helped the project achieve its LEED Platinum Certification. Without using mechanical or electrical devices, the roof collects, stores and distributes solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and rejects solar heat in the summer.


104,000 sq. ft.
Crescent Communities will start development on a flex office and industrial facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Stateline Logistics Center will offer 104,000 square feet of single-story shallow bay commercial space with 24 feet of clear height. The project will include 26 trailer parking spaces in addition to surface parking. Stateline Logistics Center is located within Lakemont East Business Park and offers immediate access to both Interstates 77 and 485 with direct visibility to I-77.


40,000 sq. ft.
H. Hendy Associates recently completed a new corporate office in Irvine, California, for Paciolan, a provider of entertainment event ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions. To enhance business operations and create opportunities for cross-functional work, the first floor features an open office layout including 14-foot-high ceilings and numerous work and meeting spaces. Key elements include sit-stand workstations; on-demand collaboration zones with white boards and HDTVs; huddle rooms, and small, glass-enclosed conference rooms.


25,621 sq. ft.
CommonGrounds Workplace, a coworking company, recently opened its first Texas location in downtown Fort Worth. The 25,621-square-foot workplace encompasses the entire ground floor below a multistory parking garage. The entry wall features a black and white hand-painted mural by local artist Marnie Vollenhals, with a nod to Fort Worth’s historic stockyard roots. With windows on all four sides, the location provides an abundance of natural lighting and multiple live plant walls. An INVITA barista offers Italian coffee beverages for members.


23,000 sq. ft.
Construction has wrapped on a new headquarters office building for Forest Group in Vaughan, Ontario. The new three-story, 23,000-square-foot office building was built adjacent to the company’s existing office building. The ground and second floors were designed as multitenant office space, while the third floor was designed for Forest Group as a single-tenant user. A two-story tenant lobby features a striking staircase between floors.


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