CONSTRUCTION REVIEW 2012 Industry Finds Work on Data Centers, New Casino, State-of the Art Brewery and New Medical Facilities


Cascade Business News presents its annual profile of the Central Oregon commercial construction projects over the last year. We have selected a variety of commercial projects to review this year. Also included is the top list of commercial permits issued this year that will set the stage for next year’s construction. In total these projects alone will bring in nearly one billion dollars in construction costs into our economy.   

In October contractors began pouring concrete for the foundation of an Apple Data Center in Prineville, which set the stage for the estimated $67 million project that boasts a 338,000 square foot structure.

The two Central Oregon Community College projects, the Science and the Health Careers Buildings, had a combined construction value of nearly $28.8 million and significantly added education opportunities to the region.

The Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs at a cost of $13.5 million replaces the former venue at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and features 500 slot machines, eight blackjack tables, casual dining and a gift shop. Warm Springs also opened its new Telecommunication Building following an extensive remodel.

Several medical offices were constructed or remodeled this year include Bend Neurological Associates, Central Oregon Pediatric Associates, Central Oregon Audiology, St. Charles Urgent Care sisters and the Birthing Center and Emergency Department at St. Charles.

And of course there’s our burgeoning beer industry: Deschutes Brew Pub in downtown Bend was expanded and remodeled, Crux Fermentation opened with great fanfare and Worthy Brewery promises to be a showcase for brewing.

The variety helps our community to grow in many different industries. Some of the projects are still under construction, while other are complete or near completion.

Many thanks to all of the owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers and real estate brokers who took the time to provide us with much of this information.

(See pages 12-24 in December 19 issue of Cascade Business News – or online at


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