In July of 2018, the Village of Westmont Board of Trustees voted to approve plans for a new development located on the corner of 63rd Street and Cass Avenue. ICI was brought on as Construction Manager by Kensington Development Partners, Bradford Real Estate, and investment partner IM Properties to rejuvenate one of Westmont’s most prominent commercial areas. Demolition began in December 2018 with over 50 residents participating by taking a swing with a sledgehammer at the old structure which only reinforced the community’s excitement. Some of the proposed businesses scheduled to be part of this 110,000 SF development include a multi-screen movie theater, an LA Fitness “Signature Club” facility, several restaurants including Raising Cane’s, and more. Businesses located near the corner of Cass and 63rd, including Walgreen’s, Burger King, and Italiamo, will be unaffected. The project is expected to open in 2020.
In mid-2018, ICI began a major overhaul of the Napleton Automotive Group’s Nissan Dealership in St. Louis. After demolishing the existing one-story showroom wing, ICI will construct a new 16,000 SF showroom that will connect to the existing service building. ICI will also remodel several spaces within the existing building such as the service department, service writer’s areas, administration offices and waiting areas. The space will remain operational throughout construction; the new Nissan Dealership is anticipated to open in early 2019.
Phase I of the project consists of tearing off the showroom of the existing Infiniti dealership and performing selective demolition within the remaining two-story building that houses office and the parts department. ICI will then build a new Volvo showroom and service drive where the former Infiniti showroom was located. In addition to the showroom and service drive expansions ICI will renovate the existing parking lot and other exterior improvements.
The new service department addition will become operational upon completion of Phase II. All Volvo cars will be serviced at the former Volvo Dealership for the interim. Additionally, Phase II includes building out the service building, a parts department and offices.
Major improvements to the school will include a new secure main student entrance, new cafeteria and student commons area, an expansion for a aquatic center, and a new wing to house a fine arts center, preschool and daycare. Also included in the scope of work is the transformation of several existing areas to allow for new locker rooms, new science labs and a new wrestling room. Exterior enhancements will include a new bus lane and a courtyard created by the addition that will allow for students, staff and administration to be outdoors during the school day.
After the successful delivery of an interior build-out in Oak Park, Illinois and ground up locations in Orange, Ohio and Clinton Township, Michigan; Cooper’s Hawk negotiated a fourth construction management contract with ICI for a new location in Downers Grove, Illinois. This flagship location includes a second floor bar, as well as patios on the first floor and rooftop. Please note this webcam will only be active during working hours as it is run by generator.