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Residential | KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST – EDDY STREET COMMONS AT NOTRE DAME Building a Community S KITE REALTY GROUP BUILDS MIXED-USE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. BY CHRIS PETERSEN outh Bend, Ind., is known primarily for being the home of the University of Notre Dame, so much so that sportswriters sometimes use “South Bend” as a synonym for the university. South Bend is a thriving American city in its own right, however, and developments such as Eddy Street Commons are providing amenities for both university students and permanent residents. Eddy Street Commons is a mixed-use development adjacent to the campus of Notre Dame, and is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by developer Kite Realty Group Trust. Senior Vice President of Construction Todd Oswald says Kite is learning from the experience of building a large-scale project in a high profile location next to a major university campus. “A $200 million project requires a great deal of planning and coordination when you have multiple parties building in different areas,” Oswald says. “In addition to the work that we were physically building, we took on the responsibility of ensuring that all components of the project successfully tied into one another.” Kite’s portion of the work is arguably the most important, especially in a project of Eddy Street Commons’ complexity. The Indianapolis-based real estate investment trust handled the construction management of the parking garage, site work and infrastructure for the entire 25 acre site, as well as acting as the general contractor for the retail and office areas. For the apartments located above the retail, Kite provided Buckingham Construction with a base on which to build the apartment portion of the development. “We gave them a pedestal on which to build off of,” Oswald says. Despite the challenges presented by building under such complicated conditions, Oswald says the project is progressing smoothly, thanks in no small part to the teamwork displayed by the partners, the city of South Bend and the university. “We just didn’t get too big for our britches,” Oswald says. Rising to the Challenge Eddy Street Commons combines residential, retail, office and hotel space into one mixed-use development. The property’s residential space is divided into 62 city homes, 49 condominiums, 20 town homes, 60 flats and 266 apartments. In addition, a 119-room Fairfield Inn & Suites and a 255-room full service hotel are part of the development, addressing a need for hotel rooms created by Notre Dame-related tourism. “There’s always been a shortage of dining and shopping options close to campus,” Oswald says. The rest of the development consists of 90,000 square feet of retail space and 75,000 of office space. Fitting that much onto a site that was only slightly larger than the design »Eddy Street Commons adds residential, retail and commercial space near the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind. 246 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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