McCree Breaks Ground on New Construction at Winter Park Towers
McCree General Contractors, Inc. recently broke ground in the Winter Park Towers community off South Lakemont Drive. McCree General Contractors, Inc. was awarded General Contractor of the site and new apartment building as well as Construction Manager of the accompanying parking garage.
Winter Park Towers, part of Presbyterian Retirement Communities, is Winter Park’s most prestigious active continuing care retirement community. As growth continues, there is tremendous need for top quality living accommodations in the retirement community. Once completed, Loch Berry, a new 5-story, 90,000 square-foot building will consist of 54 state-of-the-art 2-bedroom apartments nestled on beautiful Lake Berry, from which the facility pulls inspiration. Architect Fugleberg Koch, LLC, has designed the project with a keen sensitivity of the lush surroundings by fully enhancing this natural focal point offering a variety of views. A key element of the essential 382 space parking garage by Finfrock Design-Manufacture-Construct is for the structure to blend in with the landscape.
“Knowing McCree’s integrity and their ability using the design-build process made it easy for us to realize the best overall value,” said Steve Cook, Vice President of Design and Construction at Presbyterian Retirement Communities. Linda Kirk, Executive Director at Winter Park Towers added, “As excited as we all are to break ground on this state-of-the-art facility, truly the new residents are the biggest winners.”
With an anticipated move-in ready date of November 2012, the project will create approximately 250 jobs in that time frame. “To have a hand in making an impact on our local economy as well as provide the seniors of our community with a top quality facility is outstanding,” said Joe O. Robertson, Vice President of McCree General Contractors, Inc. and Project Manager of the project, “We could not be more thrilled with this opportunity of working with Presbyterian Retirement Communities to fulfill their vision and see this beautiful design come to fruition.”