Work Starting

Ground was broken this past week for the $70 million Gardens at Market Square being developed by Millcraft and built by Turner Construction. While that was the biggest splash, construction is getting underway on other projects that were both under the radar and on the screen.

PJ Dick has started on a $12 million, 48,000 sq. ft. expansion of Fuhrer’s refrigerated warehouse and offices on South Side. Another warehouse project, a 68,322 sq. ft.  job for Restaurant Depot is getting underway in the Strip by design/builder Oliver/Hatcher Construction. Faros Properties picked Turner Construction to do the first phase of their renovations to the Washington Plaza Apartments, a $3 million project; and Carl Walker Construction has started repairs to the Washington Plaza parking garage.

McKeesport Area School District awarded contracts last week for its $15 million Founders Hall expansion. The successful contractors were Gurtner Construction for general; R & B Mechanical for HVAC; Wheels Mechanical for plumbing; and A-1 Electric for the electrical.

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