FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS — Centurion American Development Co. and the City of Farmers Branch have broken ground on Mercer Crossing, a $1 billion mixed-use development in Farmers Branch, a northern suburb of Dallas. Situated on 370 acres at the corner of Luna Road and Whittington Lane, the property will include more than 2,250 apartments, a 48-acre office park, hotel, amphitheater and retail space.
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — NSB Associates has commenced construction on Ascend, an 80,000-square-foot creative office building in El Segundo. The property is situated at the Utah Avenue Campus. Legendary architect Frank Gehry will design Ascend. It will include customizable, creative workplaces with 24-foot clear-height ceilings, large glass panel walls, skylights and 16,000 square feet of private outdoor patio space for collaboration. The building sits on a podium over a covered parking..
ATLANTA — Winter Construction has broken ground on a 266,000-square-foot hotel by Marriott, located on 14th Street near the intersection of Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood. The hotel will be dual branded as AC Hotel, which will comprise 133 rooms, and Moxy Hotel, which will offer 155 rooms. The hotels will share several levels of parking and a rooftop pool and bar. Cooper Carry Inc. designed the $70 million project; Noble Investment Group is the developer.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Roger B. Kennedy Construction has broken ground on Drake Midtown Apartments, a five-story, 263-unit apartment development in the Lake Mary submarket of Orlando. Unicorp National Developments Inc. is developing the $65 million project, which is slated for completion in June 2018. Goldman Sachs Bank USA provided financing for the property.
ROUND ROCK — Equity Inc., an Ohio-based developer and broker, has opened Physicians Centre, a 21,000-square-foot, two-story medical office building located at 505 W. Louis Henna Blvd. in the Austin suburb of Round Rock. Austin-based general contractor The Burt Group oversaw construction of the building, and American Bank N.A. provided the financing. Tenants include Capital Surgeons Group, Snyder Dermatology and Parkway Primary Care.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Equity Inc., an Ohio-based developer and broker, has begun construction on Palmetto Primary Care Physicians Medical Campus in the community of Nexton, about 30 miles northwest of Charleston. The $32 million project will deliver a 100,000-square-foot Class A medical office with primary and specialty care services, an urgent care center and an imaging lab. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2018.
LOVELAND, COLO. — Mainstreet is set to open the doors on Medical Center of the Rockies at Centerra, a 70-bed skilled nursing facility in the Fort Collins suburb of Loveland. OZ Architecture designed the 50,000-square-foot property, which is expected to open before the end of this month. Mainstreet is an Indiana-based developer and investor in skilled nursing properties. OZ is a Denver-based architecture firm.
CHICAGO — CenterPoint Properties has been selected by CRRC Sifang America Inc. to develop a 380,944-square-foot industrial building for the rail car manufacturer in Chicago. Located on 45 acres at 13535 S. Torrence Ave., the facility will include warehouse, office and rail car assembly and testing space. The building footprint also incorporates room for future growth and expansion of CRRC’s North American production capabilities. The Chicago assembly facility will serve initially to..
HOUSTON — The Houston Housing Authority (HHA), a provider of homes for low-income Houstonians, will break ground on a 154-unit multifamily property located at 302 Crosstimbers St. on Monday, March 20. The project for mixed-income residents represents HHA’s first multifamily development in the Independence Heights neighborhood, located slightly northwest of downtown, in more than a decade.
KISSIMMEE, FLA. — Williams Co. Southeast has broken ground on St. Cloud Commons, a 225,000-square-foot retail center located in Kissimmee, a city on the southern outskirts of Orlando. Situated on a 33-acre site near the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and U.S. Highway 192, the center is pre-leased to tenants such as Hobby Lobby, Outback Steakhouse and Panera Bread. Delivery is slated for October.