Nebraska Furniture Mart
The Colony, Texas
Site Work Program Manager for the 433-acre retail development and the 1.86 million square foot Nebraska Furniture Mart, Paris Projects has saved this client $3 million to date while working to complete the largest construction project in the nation.
University Town Center
A 200-acre retail development project, University Town Center has become one of Oklahoma's premier shopping destinations. This immense project was divided into four standard retail sites, a lifestyle center, and John Q. Hammons' Embassy Suites Norman Hote
Southridge Shopping Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Paris Projects used seismology similar to sonar to help determine it would blast over 500,000 cy of rock atop a North Carolina mountain. Despite the formidable challenges of this project, it has become very profitable for its owner.
Town Center Plaza
Midwest City, Oklahoma
An 83-acre retail redevelopment project, Town Center Plaza now serves the Midwest City region. This unique project is one of several projects nationwide with six large anchor stores on site.
Waynesboro Town Center Shopping Center
Paris Projects successfully managed $28 million in site and building costs when the project's schedule became very difficult due to site conditions, which included underground caves found throughout the region.
Tulsa Hills Shopping Center
Paris Projects contracted and managed $30 million in very challenging site work for this 125-acre retail development, to include relocating high power electrical transmission lines and a high-pressure gas main, and plugging shallow, abandoned oil wells.
Northcrest Shopping Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
One of Charlotte's first retail shopping centers to require rain gardens in its site design, Paris Projects managed $6 million in site work and $12 million in building construction.
Port Orange, Florida
Paris Projects' single most challenging aspect of this project was relocating a FEMA-regulated canal to the St. Johns River Basin where it eventually flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
Mint Hill, North Carolina
Cheval, South Charlotte's private resort community featuring the 50-acre Joli Equestrian Center, has been listed in the Robb Report as one of the most exceptional equestrian communities in the United States.
Tulsa Hills Shopping Center
This was another very challenging site development project for us. Initially we had to locate numerous shallow, abandoned oil wells and research to find a contractor who could plug the wells and document his work for release of environmental issues as required by anchor tenants and the bank loans.
Another major challenge we faced was relocating an existing 36” high-pressure gas main from the middle of the site to its perimeter in order to accommodate our site plans and building construction. To do so, we worked directly with the gas company to coordinate their relocation designs with our site plan, provided required rock excavation at the new gas line, and procured a $1,000,000 payment for them to initiate and complete the gas line relocation coordinated with our schedule.
Our project also required major improvements to both existing 71st and 81st Streets and the construction of a new four-lane Olympia Avenue through the center of the project. This addition to the project scope required extensive design coordination with both the state and city, as well as lane closures, etc. during construction.
We relocated high power electrical transmission lines to the perimeter of the site to accommodate the site plan and buildings, worked directly with the power company to coordinate designs, and procured a $1,000,000 relocation payment to ensure coordination with our overall project schedule.
Paris Projects developed the overall phased program/site construction schedule so that the owner could commit to completion and opening dates with tenants as the leases were negotiated. It was critical that the owner avoid late penalties and loss of rents.
Initially this owner contemplated negotiating with a general contractor for the construction of the first phase of building. When initial costs came in way over budget, we were able to prequalify a select bidders list and obtain competitive bids that saved the owner $8,000,000 from the initial contractor's negotiated budget costs.
The owner negotiated a $13,000,000 TIF (tax increment financing) with the city. Paris Projects informed the city of construction progress with status reports and summarized the contractor's sales tax for the project, which led to the city funding $13,000,000 to the owner before the project was even completed.
Tulsa Hills was a 2½-year construction project in which Paris Projects maintained all critical delivery dates, achieved all of its goals, and provided excellence in team management.