(Photo above | Courtesy of DOWL)
Major Commercial Construction Highlights of 2017
2017 has been another banner year for commercial construction in Central Oregon with a mix of private and public works — topped by the $27 million 27th Street Sewer Line initiative boosting vital infrastructure capacity in a key quadrant of Bend — featured in CBN’s annual Top Projects list as detailed in the December 20 edition, as well as the link above.
Other notable ambitious developments completed this year included the $18.5 million state-of-the-art Daimler Trucks North America test track facility in Madras, helmed by leading local general contractor Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, and the $11.5 million 10 Barrel Brewing Company expansion of its North East Bend production facility, now also flanked by a satellite brewpub and new offices, overseen by CS Construction.
As the main city in the tri-county area, Bend has witnessed the bulk of activity, but major projects have been seen springing up across the region, including a cutting-edge medical processing facility in the emerging technology hub of Redmond, and new medical facilities in La Pine.
The diversity of construction reflects one of the fastest-growing regional economies in the nation and ran the whole gamut from apartments complexes to affordable senior housing, educational additions, innovative mixed-use development, biotech, auto, resort, retail and office buildings — including the four-story 52,000 square foot hi-tech flagship Crane Shed Commons creating a gleaming new iconic identity in Bend’s Old Mill District.
As a new year beckons with commercial construction continuing apace, we commemorate Central Oregon’s 2017 landmarks in our Top Projects coverage.
Many thanks to all of the architects, engineers, developers and contractors who have help CBN accrue all of the information.