Building projects for 6/25/04


MSI General Corporation is designing and constructing a new development for General Capital/LaMacchia Shores, LLC, on the southwest corner of Port Washington and Greentree Roads in Glendale. The Glendale Market will consist of two separate retail buildings with a total of 23,700 square feet and a 50,000 square foot Pick N’ Save. The shopping center will incorporate “Prairie-style†influences, including the use of natural materials and long horizontal forms. The project also includes outdoor patio and plaza spaces for café dining and public use. Tenants will enjoy good visibility from both Port Washington and Green Tree Roads. MSI General Corporation is located in Oconomowoc and is a leader in the design and construction of commercial educational, industrial, municipal, religious and retail facilities in southeastern Wisconsin. MSI General Corporation also has been selected by Hartford Fire and Rescue to remodel and add an approximately 4,500 square foot addition to their existing fire station. MSI is a design/build general contractor located in Oconomowoc and serves as a leader to southeastern Wisconsin in the design and construction of commercial, educational, industrial, municipal, religious and retail facilities.

The Wyndham Garden Hotel in Brookfield has completed a $2.2 million renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces. All guestrooms have been updated to include new carpeting, light fixtures, closet doors, and artwork. They have also improved guest bathrooms and upgraded guestroom amenities. In the hotel’s public spaces, new furnishings, draperies, and carpeting give the hotel’s interior a new look. The Wyndham Garden Hotel is managed by Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, which also manages properties in North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. The hotel is owned, managed, and franchised by Wyndham International, Inc., which has properties in the U.S., the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Briohn Building Corporation in Brookfield is working on a number of projects. First, they have been contracted to design and construct a 6,000 square foot tenant improvement remodel and expansion of existing office and computer repair areas at 12100 West Wirth Street, Wauwatosa, for Walgreen’s DTR. Briohn has also been contracted to construct a new 30,000 square foot building for Chef Craft in Pewaukee Woods North on Wood Gate Court in Pewaukee. In addition to Walgreens and Chef Craft, Briohn continues to work with Always 99 on a renovation project that will include a new produce area at 3333 South 27th Street, Milwaukee and another project which involves building a new Always 99 store in Westgate Mall at 4901 Washington Avenue, Racine. Cottonwood IV, LLC has contracted Briohn to design and construct a 58,00 square foot multi-tenant building. The project, located at 1100 Cottonwood Drive in Hartland is underway and will be completed in early fall.

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Voss Jorgensen Schueler Co., Inc. in Waukesha, is providing construction management services for additions and renovations at New Berlin West Middle and High School, with project completion slated for August 2005. The project includes an extensive addition including ten classrooms with updates totaling $11,500,000. In addition to the schools, Voss Jorgensen Schueler is currently providing construction management services for renovations to the Washington County Courthouse. The project consists of renovating the HVAC system, retrofitting nine elevators, updating the electrical system and in-flling an old coal vault that has been vacant for numerous years. The project has a completion date of March 2005 and total cost of $7.8 million. Voss Jorgensen Schueler is also providing their services for River Renaissance Luxury Condominiums. Currently, the space is being used as a parking lot at 100 W. Water Street in Milwaukee but, shortly will be built into 75 luxury condominiums and 20,000 square feet of retail space with a high-end restaurant and shops. Residents of the condominiums will have a large amount of amenities including fireplaces, private terraces, granite countertops, and rich hardwood floors. Furthermore, each resident will be able to access household electronics including lights, entertainment, and temperature through the telephone or internet. This project is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2004 with an estimated completion date of November 2005.

National Survey & Engineering is providing sitework engineering and surveying to the Historic Third Ward Association for the Milwaukee Public Market at the northeast corner of Water Street and St. Paul in downtown Milwaukee. The $10 million market project will include a glass and steel building that will provide space for about two dozen area farmers and local vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, flowers, and other items. The architect is Kubalo Washatko, Cedarburg. The project recently received a $2.5 million economic development administration grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, allowing the market to break ground this June. It is expected to open in June 2005 and is anticipated as an important part of downtown Milwaukee’s revitalization.

Magill Construction Co. has a number of new projects. First Citizens Bank in Whitewater is adding a three-story addition, measuring 25,504 square feet, to their existing bank. The project is part of an effort to match the bank to other historical buildings in the area. Magill is working with Excel Engineering, Inc. on it as a Design-Build project for the bank. Magill was also hired by Guardian Container, owned by the Royal Group out of Cicero, Illinois to add a 3,000 square foot office addition and renovation project. The project is located in Elkhorn and is expected to be completed by the end of June. Better By Design in Delevan has hired Magill for a Design-Build project, with architectural services being provided by Dimension IV-Madison. The new building is an 11,500 square foot office and manufacturing building, and is scheduled to begin sometime in June, with plans for completion by the end of the year.

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Collateral Mortgage Capital, LLC, recently closed a multimillion dollar, multifamily deal to fund The Ridges of Geneva East, a 120-unit development in lake Geneva. The transaction was funded through Archon Financial and collateral closed the first mortgage financing of $5,350,000 based on a ten-year term, amortized over 30 years. Amenities to the property include a clubhouse, pool and fitness center. Collateral is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate lending/mortgage banking firms and has a servicing portfolio of over $5.3 billion. Their broad investor base includes leading life insurance companies, conduits, pension fund advisors and commercial banks. Currently, Collateral has 14 offices, but is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and provides financing for all types of commercial and multifamily real estate on a national basis.

Bielinski Homes announces pre-construction sales in the Heritage Hills single-family neighborhood of Waukesha, featuring 102 homesites. Bielinski has also purchased open space adjacent to the neighborhood in hopes of expanding the Retzer Nature Center of Waukesha. The southern portion of the nature center is a wetland complex that Bielinksi will donate to Waukesha County. “The wetlands would not only expand and enhance Retzer’s natural lands, but perhaps eventually this could allow us to connect the Heritage Hills neighborhood to the large trail system that runs throughout the nature center,†said Bob Brownwell, Bielinski Homes CEO. Models can be toured at 1828 Deer Path in Waukesha. Bielinski Homes is the state’s largest homebuilder and offers homes and condominiums in nine southeastern Wisconsin counties.

Total Team Construction LLC completed the interior build-out of Café Brücke and the café officially opened for business on June 9. Café Brücke is located at 2101 N. Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee. The German-named bar and restaurant is owned by Jerry Patzwald and Christine Lorch. Their world travel was the inspiration for a “simply prepared menu†of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Patzwald plans to use Belgian techniques for serving his two draft beers, along with offering fine coffees and espressos. Dinner service will also be available. Total Team Construction has also been awarded the contract to provide construction management services for building and site work at AJ Wright-Midtown Center at 5730 W. Capitol Drive.

Building Service, Inc., Milwaukee, has been selected by Kenosha Beef, Kenosha, to provide office furniture and installation services for a new facility.

Kohler Credit Union has chosen La Macchia Group, LLC as the design/builder for a new branch in Saukville.

DBI Inc. of Pewaukee will design and build a 48,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in the Wingate Creek Business Center on Highway 33 in West Bend for Americraft Inc. The existing Americraft distribution center, located two blocks from the Regal plant, is no longer large enough. A new line of cookware and numerous new stainless steel items will be manufactured and distributed from the new facility.

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