Plaza Named Construction Manager, Preconstruction Services, for The Shops at Atlas Park

The Shops at Atlas Park, New York City’s soon-to-be, first-ever lifestyle retail center, has named Plaza Construction LLC as Construction Manager, Preconstruction Services.

In this capacity, Plaza will assist the owner with detailed scheduling and budgeting, as well as planning for the logistics of the project’s construction. Plaza will also work with subcontractors to prepare bid documents.

Preconstruction activity will also resume in early 2004, with the full demolition of eight buildings, as well as a partial deconstruction of three others.

Situated in the Glendale section of Queens, New York, the 10-acre, shopper-friendly campus of specialty retail, restaurant and service-oriented businesses is slated to open in the spring of 2005.

Upon completion, The Shops at Atlas Park will offer an exciting mix of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, fashion accessories, housewares, gourmet foods and a variety of cafes, bistros and restaurants.  The retailers will be both be national and local.

A 2.5-acre park designed by MPFP LLC, landscape architects of the National Tennis Center and the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, will sit at the center of this complex. The project also encompasses two other outdoor public spaces and a marketplace area for local food merchants.  Eight buildings housing retail shopping and office space will be interspersed throughout this setting.

In total, the site will feature 60 stores and restaurants comprising 275,000 square feet of space, 1,200 covered parking spaces, and 110,000 square feet of office spaces in new and renovated buildings. A 12,000 square-foot day care center is also planned.

PUBLISHED IN:  Development New York
DATE:  January 2004