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.
Mint Hill, North Carolina
We began this residential project by doing in-depth market analysis. Paris Projects provided the vision, assembled the land, gave design oversight and construction management—and brought together a professional marketing team for the 300-acre Cheval residential development and 50-acre Joli Cheval Equestrian Center in Mint Hill, North Carolina.
We directed the site design for this residential development to take advantage of the natural lay of the land, and we also incorporated environmentally friendly non-impacting creek crossing/bridge designs, along with parks, large country lots, entry features, and a sales information center that was branded to support a long-term marketing effort.
In addition, Paris Projects interacted with equestrian professionals to research specific requirements for a state-of-the-art equestrian facility and coordinated designs and construction to fruition. We were particularly careful to visit many barn and equestrian operations prior to commencing design to really confirm what not to do, learning from other project mistakes.
We consolidated a wealth of information into the equestrian designs, to include the following:
- Grading plan that ensured positive drainage at the main boarding barn and arenas
- Underground drainage for building downspouts and perimeter drainage at the open jumping arena
- Utilizing a raised center isle concept at the stalls to facilitate natural ventilation and light
- Galvalum/kick-proof stall structures
- Compacted sub base and drainage system at each stall with rubber stall mats to promote a stable but cushioned surface
- Automatic waterers and fans at each stall
- The use of noncombustible materials and a fire protection system for ultimate safety
- Locating the hay and equipment barn detached from the main barn for fire safety
- Fiberglass-panel-lined wash bays with overhead, easily moved water hoses
- Metal tack lockers that are durable and easy to clean
- Integration of feed and laundry rooms
- Professional office and public kitchen/lounge and living quarter uses
- Design of a water well system that provides water for pasture and stall waters, wash bays, arena waters and landscape irrigation system
- Providing the sub base and specifically designed sand and moisture felt system at the riding arena surfaces
- Specific design and construction of a composting facility based on the number of animals producing fantastic pasture fertilizer and many more small details that promote long-term maintenance and ease of use.
Paris Projects successfully integrated the equestrian facility and the residential development by surrounding the equestrian facility with large 5-acre lots where residents can build their own two-stall barns on their property and, while vacationing, take advantage of the Joli Cheval Equestrian Concierge Services such as feeding and many other equestrian care services.
This residential/equestrian development was a unique opportunity for Paris Projects to provide a turnkey vision, design coordination, and construction management program. For more information on Cheval, please visit www.chevalnc.com.
Experts in management, it's Paris Projects' hands-on, proactive approach that produces results.
Christopher Isaacs, P.E. – The Isaacs Group, P.C.