New & Noteworthy

Summer 2022 Issue
By: Trey Barrineau

638,000 sq. ft.
Trammell Crow Company and Principal Real Estate Investors recently completed Indeed Tower in Austin, Texas. The 683,000-square-foot Class AA office tower features ground floor retail, a historic 1914 post office repositioned into a 25,000-square-foot retail/restaurant destination and a 20,000-square-foot urban greenspace. At 36 stories, the building is the tallest and largest office tower in downtown Austin.


512,710 sq. ft.
ViaWest Group and its building partners Willmeng Construction, Butler Design Group and Kimley-Horn recently broke ground on the 512,710-square-foot Converge Logistics Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This Class A infill industrial development will feature three structures. All three have clear heights of 32 feet, multiple drive-in bay doors and dock-high doors, and robust trailer parking, as well as ample employee parking.


431,630 sq. ft.
Duke Realty Corporation has developed a distribution facility for Yokohama Tire Corporation at Intermodal III Industrial Park in Wilmer, Texas, about 15 miles southeast of Dallas. The LEED-Certified facility sits on a 22-acre site adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad Dallas Intermodal Terminal with access to I-45, I-20/635, I-35 and I-30. The facility includes 7,000 square feet of office and breakroom space, 85 dock doors, parking for up to 281 cars and trailer storage capacity of up to 114 spaces. 


240,000 sq. ft.
Meritex recently completed Meritex Lenexa Executive Park Buildings 1 and 2, two 120,000-square-foot industrial buildings in Lenexa, Kansas. The new buildings each feature clear heights of 28 feet and eco-friendly, insulated wall panels. The site is located minutes away from I-35, K-10 and I-435 highways. Merit General Contractors Inc. served as the contractor and Colliers will be the listing broker.


176,000 sq. ft.
Carroll Industrial Development, a division of The Carroll Companies, is developing the Rockingham Business Park, a 176,000-square-foot spec industrial building in Stokesdale, North Carolina. The space is designed for light industrial, assembly, warehouse or distribution companies. It will offer 34-foot heights and 44 dock doors in a location adjacent to Interstate 73 and about 13 miles from Piedmont Triad International Airport.


111,000 sq. ft.
Goldenrod Companies is developing The Van Zandt in Fort Worth’s popular West 7th District. It is the first speculative office development in Fort Worth since 2017. The project will include approximately 99,400 square feet of Class AA office space, 147 multifamily units, and 11,600 square feet of street-facing retail and dining space. Goldenrod has selected Stream Realty Partners to provide office leasing services for The Van Zandt. 


58,258 sq. ft.
C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on a 58,258- square-foot mixed-use multifamily product for Begonia Real Estate Development in Temple City, California. The four-story podium structure will feature 74 market-rate apartments, 11,000 square feet of commercial space and a subterranean parking garage. The project is expected to be completed in June 2023. The unit mix will offer one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom options with floorplans ranging from 732-1,251 square feet. 


55,670 sq. ft.
Ware Malcomb has finished construction on Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Experience Center East, a dealer service center in Alpharetta, Georgia. Creating a connection between people and nature — known as biophilic design — was a priority. A green biophilia wall covers 28% of the first-floor lobby wall, and two 18-foot-long biophilia walls, comprised of 70% wood pieces and 30% greenery, are found on the second and third floors. 


22,000 sq. ft.
LPA Design Studios designed the recently completed headquarters for Traffik, a global marketing firm in Irvine, California. The company’s new two-story, 22,000-square-foot workplace is in an outdoor shopping center in a space originally intended for a steakhouse. The retail component is highlighted by street views of the firm’s glass-enclosed podcast studio and main conference room. Elsewhere, metal frames, brick, wood floors and leather furniture define the space.


13,400 sq. ft.
DMG Interiors recently finished a multi-office corporate rebranding and redesign project with Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates (ARA), a three-year project that began at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually spanned eight office locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. One COVID-related design request was to adopt an improved flow for patients checking in and out. In response, DMG designed a circular configuration to maintain social distancing.


11,000 sq. ft.
Andrew Franz Architect has completed an extensive renovation of the Washington Houses Community Center in New York City. The 11,00-square-foot youth and senior center in East Harlem features modernized classrooms and new offices. It has a new skylight and enlarged windows that draw in natural daylight and create enhanced views of the trees and greenery outdoors. Throughout the building, glass partition hallways provide views between staff members and visitors.


4,191 sq. ft.
Meridian Design Build recently wrapped up construction on a build-to-suit truck-leasing facility for XTRA Lease on a 15-acre site within Ketone Business Center in Joliet, Illinois. The new facility will serve freight haulers in central and northeastern Illinois. The building includes two service/maintenance bays and 4,191 square feet of finished office space. Verve Design Studio provided architectural and structural design services, and Jacob & Hefner Associates was responsible for the civil engineering design.

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