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Residential | KEYSTONE CONSTRUCTION CORP. – CARMEL ARTS DISTRICT LOFTS A Work of Art K eystone Construction Corp. solidified its reputation for innovation through its participation in the LEED for Homes Midrise pilot program. The Indianapolis contractor is building the $55 million Carmel Arts District Lofts to LEED silver standards in a new U.S. Green Building Council program catering to mid-level, mixedused residential and retail developments. The LEED for Homes rating system originally was designed for single-family and low-rise multifamily residential developments. As the program grew in popularity, projects in the four- to six-story category began to show interest in using LEED for Homes criteria, but didn’t quite fit the specifications. Now, unique developments such as the Carmel Arts District Lofts – which has two levels of below-grade parking, 60,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and three floors of apartments and town homes – are qualified to seek LEED certification in this new program. KEYSTONE IS BUILDING A MIXED-USE PROJECT THAT IS PART OF A LEED PILOT PROGRAM. BY KATHRYN JONES says. “Therefore, our proposal included the development of two stories of underground parking adequate for both the residents of our development and the public.” The structure will have enough room for 447 vehicle stalls, according to Stauffer. “The retail level also will be open to the public and the interior courtyard will be used to augment numerous festivals and street fairs that the city has every year,” he says. “Our development company negotiated an agreement whereby the city contributed some of the cost for the underground parking portion, and we financed the above-grade portion. “As a suburb of Indianapolis, Carmel is predominantly suburban single-family developments. The mayor of Carmel and the Carmel Redevelopment Commission have been working to create more of a central core for the city, Public and Private The Carmel Arts District Lofts is a public/ private project initiated by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, which selected developer Carmel Lofts LLC – whose owner also runs Keystone Construction – as its private partner to revitalize an area commonly known as Old Town Carmel and transform it into a bustling art and design district, according to Bruce Stauffer, senior project manager for Keystone Construction. “One of the major interests of the city of Carmel was to create badly-needed additional public parking to support the existing retail establishments in this part of the city,” Stauffer »The Carmel Arts District Lofts will feature two stories of underground parking, retail at the street level and three floors of apartments and town homes. 138 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010