City Tacos

VIDA Building

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11045 Roselle
San Diego, CA 92121

PROJECT COST: $509,000 Project Value

Project Highlights:

Part of Larger Redevelopment Effort • Covered and Fenced Patio • High-end Millwork & Interior Finishing • Food Service Equipment • Health Department Coordination

 

City Tacos is a 1,350 square foot restaurant space lying within a newly remodeled 29,754 square foot building.  This space was designed, permitted, and built while the building project was in construction.  LPA served as the Architect and BN Builders was the General Contractor, while Intersect performed all project management duties for Alexandria.

Construction was completed in parallel with the main C&S and TI construction.  While construction was completed in 4.5 months, procurement was the biggest challenge in keeping up with larger project commitments (e.g., inspections and occupancy).

A fenced in patio area was created with a fun, multi-color canopy shade structure.  The restaurant is serviced by a new grease trap, and brand-new stainless-steel food service equipment and counters were provided.  High-end wood and other architectural finishes were applied to the interiors to enrich the customer experience.

WU CASA RESTAURANT & MADRE CAFÉ

CAMPUS POINT

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4242 Campus Point Ct.
San Diego CA 92121

Project Highlights:

Interior Refresh • Furniture Upgrades • Mural & Plant Integration

 

What used to be Alexandria’s Genesis Kitchen & Drinks with outdoor seating and game area has received a brand update and is now WuCasa & Madre Café. SixteenFifty introduced the WuCasa and Madre brand for interiors, kitchen menus and food accessories with vibrant colors, patterns, and textures. Working closely with Alexandria, the Intersect Management Design Project Specialist worked on design cost-effective solutions and quick turnaround furniture specifications to create a space to welcome tenants back post COVID. Project turn-around time and low budget made the project very challenging, but the team managed to complete it, leaving Alexandria and Chef Rob happily welcoming tenants back.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

TOLLESON

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9033 West McDowell Road
Tolleson, Arizona 85353

PROJECT COST: $17.2M Contract Value

Project Highlights:

116 Room Hotel • Ground Up Development • Coordination with Local Govt. Groups • Acquisition & Entitlements • Facilitation with Corporate Franchise • Hiring of Key Staff & On-site Training

 

Project included land acquisition, entitlement and land use proceedings, with presentations made to municipality and state officials for entitlements and support of project. The Civil, Architectural, and General Contracting Team was assembled and retained following interviews of recommended local contractors. Budget development and project cash flow forecasting was completed, and actual cost analysis performed monthly. A groundbreaking ceremony was arranged and held on site with the Mayor, local city council members, executives from Marriott, and local news media also in attendance. Management of the project included review & approval of architectural drawings, plus facilitation of Marriott franchise approval of design, weekly on-site OAC meetings, monthly coordination with the lender for funds draw on the loan, Pay App reviews, as well as hiring the General Manager and initial key staff members. Prior to opening, on-site staff training by Marriott was planned and coordinated.

SPRINGHILL SUITES by MARRIOTT

HOUSTON MED CENTER / NRG STADIUM

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1400 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, Texas 77054

PROJECT COST: $7M Contract Value

Project Highlights:

190 Room Hotel • Staged Renovation • ADA Improvements • Mechanical & Electrical Upgrades • Elevator Upgrades • Parking Lot Refurbishing • Porte-cochère Installation

 

This hotel was in need of overdue renovation to keep the Marriott SpringHill Suites brand and meet guest expectations. Project improvements included all 190 rooms, back of the house kitchen, break rooms, offices, lobby, and guest common areas.  Elevator, mechanical and electrical room upgrades were also completed.  A new porte-cochère was installed in front of the hotel and the parking lot underwent resurfacing and restriping. The GC & Design team was sought out and retained for the project, budget forecasting and actual cost analysis were performed, as well as Pay App review and approvals. Architectural drawings were reviewed and approved, in addition to facilitation of design approval by the Marriott franchise. Construction was done floor by floor, beginning with the top floor and finishing with common areas and lobby construction, so the hotel could remain open during the renovation. Rooms were upgraded with improved ADA accommodations for guests undergoing long term treatment at the nearby Medical Center, including rooms with roll in showers for guests using wheelchairs.