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Friday, November 18, 2016
It’s been nearly two weeks since we last looked at Raleigh’s recently issued commercial renovation and new building permits, but fear not: we haven’t missed much.
Don’t believe it? The biggest project in terms of raw dollars was … drumroll please … an expansion of the Public Storage facility at 1400 Capital Boulevard. The new five story, 119,200 square-foot structure will be built by McCrory Construction for $6.675 million.
The next-biggest job was only slightly more exciting: a huge exterior renovation to the Outback Steakhouse at 7500 Creedmoor Road. In addition to improving the existing building’s exterior, this $4.5 million project, which will be handled by Qualified Builders, will also add a new enclosed patio. I guess that means once this job is completed, you can tell the hostess at Outback that you want to sit out back. Sorry.
Permits were also issued for the new CVS and Panera Bread at Lake Boone Trail, projects we’ve reported on a number of times already, including just last month when the Panera received its final site work permits. The Panera job, listed at $1.25 million, will be completed by Project Builders, while the $1.2 million CVS will be completed by Wimco Corp. We have heard some rumors about a number of other projects coming to this immediate area, including extensive changes to the Food Lion-anchored shopping center down the road, but have not yet been able to confirm them.
Speaking of food, weirdos who enjoy paying a premium for salads should be happy to know that Diced Gourmet Salads& Wraps will soon be adding a new area location at 1028 Oberlin Road. Not surprisingly, restaurant appears to have debuted its first location in Cary. Of course. This $121,500 worth of work required to bring this healthy dining option to the Cameron Village area will be handled by Donald E Couture, a company based out of…Cary.
Out at North Hills, Allscripts, which has the unfortunate address of 305 Church at North Hills, received a total of 10 permits totaling nearly $4.7 million for a nine-story interior renovation project. Particularly astute readers may remember reading about this job way back in August& September of last year, when we reported on permits being issued for the new Midtown Plaza building at North Hills. Allscripts will be by far the largest tenant at Midtown; about 305,000 square feet out of a total 330,000 available will be dedicated to this health care solutions company. The interior fit-out permits from last week were all issued to McDonald-York Construction.
A few other jobs to receive permits last week included renovations at the Mercy Vineyard Church, which will be handled by Frank Joseph O’Kobrick, a $1 renovation at the Lynwood Brewing concern that will be completed by Frank Dwyer, a $30,000 renovation to the Pizza Hut regional office on Waters Edge Drive that will be done by Riley-Lewis Construction and a $200,000 renovation for the offices of Stop Hunger Now that will be completed by Brookwood Construction.
Look, we told you it was a pretty slow two weeks, and we don’t imagine things will get much better with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but hopefully we’ll be proven wrong.