Facilities projects

Work starts on next phase of major retail center in Kohler
Pine Tree Commercial Realty of Lake Bluff, Ill., has broken ground on Phase III construction for Deer Trace Plaza, a 470,000-square-foot retail center in Kohler. Pine Tree is developing the 14-acre phase to the north of the existing center.
It will have 129,400 square feet of retail space anchored by a 105,000-square-foot Target. Other retailers in Phase III will be Pier 1, 9,000 square feet; Maurices, 4,600 square feet; and Great Clips, 2,600 square feet.Those tenants are expected to open next summer.
Phase I anchor Home Depot, with 120,000 square feet of space, has been open since spring 2001.
Pine Tree Commercial Realty senior vice president Richard Evans called the development pioneering and “bound to change the retail profile of the area,” saying “there is very little commercial development here.” The site is just off the I-43 and Highway 28 intersection, and near The American Club.
Phase II of the project involved a 155,000-square-foot strip center on 14 acres, with the 54,575-square-foot Elder Beerman department store as anchor. Other retailers include T.J. Maxx, 30,362 square feet; Michaels Arts & Crafts, 20,648 square feet; Famous Footwear, 10,400 square feet; Fashion Bug, 8,050 square feet; Dollar Tree, 5,875 square feet; Hallmark, 5,175 square feet; Suncom Cell, 2,530 square feet; Bath & Body Works, 2,500 square feet; and Radio Shack, 2,267 square feet.
The architect was Greenburg Farrow of the Chicago area, with Westra Construction of Waupun as the contractor.
Pine Tree Commercial Realty is at www.pinetreecommercial.com.
Glendale firm gets OK for new office building
Chudnow Druck Lauenstein (CDL), a real estate appraisal company, has received approval from the Glendale Common Council to build a 12,000-square-foot office building at 6373 N. Jean Nicolet Rd.
The new building was needed to accommodate the growth of its residential and commercial appraisal divisions, according to Steve Lauenstein, partner, and will be built directly behind its current building.
According to architect Jermey Bartlett, the two-story building was designed to complement the wooded lot and has a number of amenities for CDL’s employees and building tenants. In addition to CDL’s new offices, Lauenstein said the building will have approximately 6,000 square feet of rentable space.
CDL provides residential real estate appraisals throughout southeastern Wisconsin, the Fox Valley and the Madison areas. CDL also owns Dennis Russell Appraisal Services, which provides commercial appraisals. CDL is owned by Don Chudnow, Bill Druck and Steve Lauenstein.
Berghammer completes two Lakeview projects
Berghammer Construction, Butler, has completed two projects in the Lakeview Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie. A10,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and office facility was built for CPI Plastics, based in Mississauga, Ontario. The building includes a 45-foot-clear height production area. Architectural design services were provided by Partners In Design Architects, Kenosha.
The second of the two projects was for Yamaha Motor Corp. USA-Midwest Headquarters. The facility known as Lakeview VIII, included a 62,500-square-foot headquarters, warehouse and distribution center. Architectural design services were provided by Eppstein Uhen architects, Milwaukee.
MSI General building Milwaukee church
Blessed Deliverance Baptist Church, Milwaukee, has selected MSI General of Oconomowoc for the design and construction of its new 3,600-square-foot religious facility at 23rd Street and Garfield Avenue. The church was formed in 1985 and has been worshiping at the Samuel Clemens School.
Bukacek completes Carpets Plus Outlet
Bukacek Construction, Racine, has completed a design/build project for Carpets Plus Outlet in Kenosha. The 12,000-square-foot, $800,000 facility includes a showroom, warehouse, offices, and shipping and receiving area. It is at 1241 22nd Ave. Carpets Plus Outlet is owned and operated by Neil and Penny Fuhr.
Towne, Redmond building age-restricted community in Muskego
The Towne Group of Milwaukee and Redmond Residential of Waukesha are building Candlewood Village, a residential community on Moorland Road south of Janseville Road in Muskego.
The project will include 102 single-story ranch homes sold under the Homes by Towne brand name. Homes will be 1,450 square feet to 1,550-square feet. The project will include a community building with a kitchen, conference room and craft room.
Candlewood Village will be an age-restricted community where at least one homeowner must be at least 55 years of age.
The Towne Group is the development arm of Zilber Ltd. while Redmond Residential is part of the Redmond Family of Companies.
Magill Construction starting three projects
Magill Construction Co., Elkhorn, has three new church projects starting this month.
The company is building a 41,000-square-foot worship and educational facility for Alliance Bible Church in Oconomowoc which will include the sanctuary, classrooms, nursery areas, office space and a full-size gymnasium in the lower level.
For Bashford United Methodist Church in Madison, Magill is adding a 3,600-square-foot addition and renovating 15,000 square feet of space.
The United Methodist Church in Marshall project consists of an addition of approximately 3,000 square feet of space with minor remodeling to the existing facility.
Link finishes dealership work in Milwaukee
Link Associates, Waukesha, has completed the construction of an automobile dealership for Don Jacobs’s Mitsubishi. The new facility is at 5757 S. 27th St., Milwaukee. The building is an award-winning design/build project for Link Associates and Connolly Architects.
KPH finishes first phase of hospital upgrade
KPH Construction has completed the first phase of an eight-phase, 30,000-square-foot remodeling project at St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee.
The project involves renovation of 10 operating room suites on the hospital’s lower level, four of which are now done.
KPH earlier has done general construction and fireproofing at St. Michael.
Sept. 19, 2003 Small Business times, Milwaukee

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