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A First for Design-Build and Treatment Plant Delivery in Missouri

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This January, a first for wastewater treatment plants began operations in Liberty, Missouri.  This project is one of the first wastewater plants in Missouri utilizing Design-Build delivery, and the first Design-Build in Missouri to utilize State Revolving Funds (SRF).  SRF financing will save the City over $40 million in interest on this $74 million project when compared with conventional financing.  With Design-Build legislation enacted last summer the Liberty project paves the way for municipalities throughout Missouri to maximize their dollars utilizing the cost and schedule saving efficiencies of Design-Build with low-interest SRF financing.

The City of Liberty had outsourced treatment to a neighboring community for decades.  Facing near-term rate increases, uncertain future rates and potential treatment capacity issues, Liberty began studying alternatives, and identified that building their own facilities and discontinuing outsourcing of treatment would save the City $27 million in treatment costs over a 30-year period.  From there, Liberty worked with consultants to determine the scope, budget and user rates required for such an undertaking. The City estimated that it would take $95 million to construct the facilities, but user rates would be reduced and predicted to level out within 5 years.  With this information, in August 2013 the Citizens of Liberty voted overwhelmingly 91% in favor of the project.

To maintain promised user rates, the new facilities had to be completed and operational by first quarter 2017.  In February of 2014, request for qualifications were issued.  Three teams were shortlisted in April 2014.  Following review of conceptual designs, proposals and interviews the team of Goodwin Brothers and CMT was selected in September 2014. Construction of the new 7 MGD plant, two 10 MGD pump stations, 18,000 feet of force main, 6,000 feet of collector roadway, administration and maintenance facilities were completed by December 2016. Treatment operations began on January 3, 2017 just after the Christmas holidays.

Based on the cost and schedule savings gained through the Design-Build process, additional scope was added, including over 6,000 feet of trunk sewer. This work was completed in March 2017 with completion and close out scheduled for May 2017.

This project is a perfect example of a City looking out for the best interest of its citizens’ hard-earned dollars.  Rather than continuing the status quo, Liberty pursued different treatment options and innovative delivery methods that will positively impact the Citizens of Liberty for future generations to come.

Goodwin Brothers Construction is a three-generation family-owned business, celebrating 70 years of building this year. 

New Hampton Inn St. Louis Wentzville Opens in Wentzville, Mo.

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Midas Hospitality to manage property

 Hampton Inn St. Louis Wentzville recently opened at 150 Wentzville Bluffs Dr. in Wentzville, Mo. in a new development called Wentzville Bluffs.  The $12 million 64,000-square-foot hotel has 109 rooms and suites.

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, is managing the hotel.  The property features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, meeting rooms, and backyard seating areas with a grill and gazebo. Midas Hospitality’s sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, built the hotel.

“The development features a B & B Movie Theatre, Planet Fitness, Stone Summit Steak House, and Hot Shots Sports Bar that are all within walking distance for our hotel guests,” said Midas Hospitality President Rob Willard.  “Wentzville is a growing area, and we are excited to be a part of this vibrant community.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Senior Lifestyle Corporation Launching $31 Million, 91-Unit The Sheridan in Chesterfield, Mo.

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62 Assisted Living/29 Memory Care Residences to Open Late Summer 2017

Senior Lifestyle Corporation (SLC) has opened a Welcome Center at 16100 Chesterfield Parkway West, Suite 145, for The Sheridan at Chesterfield, the third senior living community it has under development in metro St. Louis.

The building, which will total 84,000 square feet of finished space and rank as SLC’s largest and most elaborate facility in the metro area, is taking shape on a 3.2-acre site in Chesterfield Village. It will host a combination of 62 assisted living apartments and 29 memory care units developed specifically to support those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  It is slated to open in late summer 2017.

“While The Sheridan in Chesterfield shares a core identity with its sister communities in Creve Coeur and near Laumeier Park – a nurturing environment supported by the latest technology and advances in senior living design – its amenities are unique,” noted Denise Niemann, executive director.  Distinguishing features of the Signature Collection service array found exclusively at Chesterfield include a 24-hour concierge, a movie theatre and a communal space that is a coffee bar by day and a bistro by night.

All told, residents will have access to approximately 30,000 square feet of elegantly finished common area that will include gathering rooms, two dining rooms, a fitness center and an art studio.  Additionally, integrated internet technology will make it easy for residents to stay in touch with family and staff.

Memory care residents will benefit from SLC’s highly regarded Embrace program that uses designated interior areas and outdoor gardens to directly address the symptoms of dementia via a curriculum of cooking, aromatherapy, literature appreciation, gardening and other activities.

The project is currently supporting  approximately 175 construction jobs and is forecast to create 120 full-time equivalent jobs (both full- and part-time permanent positions) when it opens.

Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor; Wiegmann Associates the mechanical contractor.

Senior Lifestyle, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing communities based in Chicago, Ill., has two other Sheridan properties underway locally. 

Knoebel Construction Doubles Office Space With Move To Chesterfield, Mo

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Knoebel Construction, Inc., a full-service general contractor specializing in retail development, restaurant, grocery and retail construction nationwide, has moved its headquarters from Fenton, MO, to Chesterfield, MO, in St. Louis County. The new location at 18333 Wings Corporate Dr. more than doubles Knoebel Construction’s space to 9,688 square feet.

Mathew Mabie

“Chesterfield Valley is a great central location to service our local clients, and being adjacent to Chesterfield Airport is very convenient for visits by our national roster of clients,” said Matthew Mabie, president of Knoebel Construction. “Chesterfield also is an area of high growth and development in our specialty area of retail shopping centers and restaurants.”

The new headquarters features 18 offices organized into two wings for project management and accounting/admin staff, three conference rooms, a team engagement area, a full kitchen and 2,500 square feet of warehouse space. The purchasing agent was Daniel Hayes at NAI Desco.

Keith Snider

Owners Matthew Mabie and Keith Snider, former employees of Knoebel Construction, purchased the company in 2012. Today, Knoebel Construction has expanded nationwide, providing full-service development, contracting and construction management services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers.

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Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail development, restaurant, grocery and retail construction.

Pace Properties Sells The Boulevard-St. Louis in Richmond Heights, Mo.

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Edwards Realty Company and Condor Partners have formed a joint venture partnership to complete the purchase of The Boulevard St. Louis, a 200,000 square foot five-acre retail, luxury apartment and office enclave in Richmond Heights across from the St. Louis Galleria. The sale included the 4.8 acres south of the commercial development. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Edwards Realty Company is a privately held real estate investment and development firm based in Orland Park, Illinois and led by Edward Hassan, founding partner, and Ramzi Hassan, partner. Edwards Realty Company has over 25 years experience in retail, residential and mixed-use management and development and controls a $65 million commercial property portfolio. Sol Barket, formerly of St. Louis, heads Condor Partners. Barket as founding partner of Condor and with his prior company, Centrum Properties, has developed many retail and mixed-use projects from coast to coast including Creve Coeur Pavilion in St. Louis.

Since 2004 The Boulevard has been known as the premier lifestyle development in the St. Louis metropolitan area and is home to Missouri’s first Crate and Barrel store and Soft Surroundings’ first Missouri location, restaurants Maggiano’s Little Italy and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, along with Allegro at The Boulevard, 74 luxury residential apartments and a professional office complex. Page 2 of 2 The Boulevard St. Louis

“The purchase of The Boulevard is part of our strategy to enhance and add value to a mixed-use destination that is highly regarded as the epicenter of the market.,” said Edwards Realty Partner Ramzi Hassan. “The Boulevard is a great brand with tremendous growth and development potential, and we intend to implement strategies to unlock that potential immediately.”

Edwards and Condor are planning to advance the second phase to include an exciting mix of retail, restaurants, entertainment, office and residential uses that will give the residents and visitors of greater St. Louis a one-of-a kind experience where they can live, shop, dine and play. Edwards Realty Co. will oversee management and operations of the property. The marketing and leasing responsibilities for phase two will be shared between Mid-America Asset Management Company, a Chicago based retail real estate organization, and Pace Properties. Further announcements regarding The Boulevard will be forthcoming in the very near future.

The Boulevard St. Louis is located at Brentwood Boulevard & Galleria Parkway in Richmond Heights, MO 63117.

Staybridge Suites Opens in Maryland Heights, Mo.

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Midas Hospitality to manage new property

A $16 million Staybridge Suites recently opened at 25 Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights, Mo.  The 122-room all-suites hotel will be managed by Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group.  The hotel was built by Midas Hospitality’s sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations.

Staybridge Suites offers both one and two bedroom suites for its guests.  The hotel provides fully equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and plenty of amenities including free laundry facilities and complimentary breakfast.

“With the full kitchens and all-suites layout, the Staybridge Suites-Maryland Heights is perfect for the extended stay and transient guest visiting the Maryland Heights/Westport Plaza area,” said Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality’s Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “The hotel is the epitome of convenience with easy access to Interstates 70 and 270.  The hotel’s location sits proximate to the many nearby corporations including the expansive Edward Jones’ North Campus.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 27 hotels in 11 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

S. M. Wilson & Co. Building New $6 Million Fire Station Headquarters for City of Maplewood

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The City of Maplewood, Missouri has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to build a new $6 million fire station headquarters to house the City’s fire department.  The 18,897 square foot facility is being built on City property just west of Maplewood City Hall and will replace the current fire station, which is more than 50 years old.

The first floor will feature offices, along wth a training and multi-purpose room. Living quarters, a dayroom, kitchen and dining area will be located on the second floor. The fire station will also have three drive-through apparatus bays and a training tower.

The facility was designed and is being built to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

S. M. Wilson will provide pre-construction and construction management services for the project. It is scheduled to be completed in April 2017.  JEMA is the architect for the project.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

Senior Lifestyle Corp. Building $24 Million, 84-Unit The Sheridan at Laumeier Park

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Assisted Living and Memory Care Residences to Open in Early 2017

 

Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing communities, is targeting a grand opening in early 2017 of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, the first of several retirement communities it plans to develop in metro St. Louis.

The Sheridan will feature 43 assisted-living apartments plus 41 memory care residences developed specifically to support those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  The project, totaling nearly 69,000 square feet of finished space, is emerging from a 3.9-acre site at 12470 Rott Road adjacent to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills, Mo.

 

“The Sheridan is unique in that it blends the latest concepts in senior living design with a warm and nurturing environment, all specifically programmed around residents and their families,” said Mark Fontana, executive director.  “It will reflect the consummate level of expert care that has distinguished our family-owned company since its founding 31 years ago.” 

 

Residents will have access to nearly 38,000 square feet of common area including living rooms plus a dining room, entertainment room, fitness center and art studio.  Underground parking, as well as spectacular views, are two features of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park that are hard to come by in other senior housing options.  Additionally, smartly integrated internet technology will make it easy for residents to stay in touch with family and staff.

 

The Sheridan at Laumeier Park is currently supporting 150 construction jobs and is projected to create100 full-time equivalent jobs (both full- and part-time permanent positions) when it opens. 

                                                                                                            

Founded in 1985, Senior Lifestyle Corporation is a family-owned company that promotes healthy, happy residents through an unmatched level of service. To learn more, visit www.seniorlifestyle.com.

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