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City Hall Renovation

St. Albans, VT

The St. Albans City Hall was constructed in 1895 and is a two-story wood framed structure with single story gymnasium attached. The building has seen very limited improvements since it was constructed. In 2014, the City residents voted to approve a major renovation of this building, which includes a new City Clerk’s office with larger vault, handicap accessibility, the installation of two elevators and general architectural, mechanical and electrical improvements. Site improvements include reconstruction of the rear parking area, front steps and new water and sewer utilities. Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by Arnold and Scangas Architects, the Project Manager, to prepare the design for the civil and structural portions of this project, as well as to apply for the necessary utility permits. This project commenced construction in May of 2015.

Contractor: Green Dolphin LLC, Fairfield, VT

Dereck Woolridge
Farrell Distributing

South Burlington

Farrell Distributing Corporation is a well established beverage distribution company with facilities in South Burlington and Rutland Vermont. Their South Burlington facility was constructed in the 1970’s and consists of approximately 130,000 SF of warehouse, offices and cold storage. In 2014, Farrell Distributing contacted Cross Consulting Engineers for assistance with a major renovation and expansion. Farrell Distributing needed indoor truck parking facilities so that their beverage trucks could be loaded in the evening and parked indoors over night during the winter so the beverages would not freeze. They also needed additional office space and a much larger cold environment warehouse for beverage storage.

Cross Consulting Engineers designed a 25,000 SF indoor truck parking facility which accommodates 18 side load beverage trucks and three loading docks. We also renovated their existing loading docks on the front of the building into nine exterior loading docks instead of interior docks. Previously, Farrell Distributing backed their tractor trailer trucks into the building to internal docks. The tractor trailer trucks were too long to completely fit within the building.

In order to add additional office space, a second floor above the former indoor loading area was designed. This second floor is constructed out of structural steel with concrete deck and is accessed by three stairways and a new elevator. Cross Consulting Engineers performed all architectural and structural design and acted as Project Manager for this $8,500,000 project. Construction started in July of 2015.

Construction Manager: DEW Construction Corp.

Dereck Woolridge
Georgia Industrial Development Water Plant Upgrade

Georgia, VT

The Georgia Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) is a nonprofit corporation that developed the Georgia Regional Dairy Industrial Park. The Park currently has three tenants and a potable water treatment plant that was constructed in the mid 1980’s. The water plant takes water from Lake Arrowhead, filters and chlorinates it, and provides potable water to the three industries. The plant also provides fire protection through a separate water main with diesel fire pump. The water plant equipment had exceeded its useful life and needed to be replaced in order to provide a dependable long term source of water for the industries in the park.

Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by GIDC to design an upgrade to the water plant. Cross Consulting Engineers, in conjunction with Otter Creek Engineering, designed a system of new filters, new pumps and variable speed controls which eliminated two large storage tanks that were housed within the building. During Phase I of this project, a new outdoor raw water storage lagoon was constructed to supplement the original two lagoons. The project involved raising a portion of the ceiling within the building to accommodate the new filters as well as mechanical and electrical upgrades. This $1,900,000 project commenced construction in 2015.

Contractor: NECCO, Inc., Waitsfield, VT

Dereck Woolridge
Northwestern Medical Center, Crest Road Relocation

St. Albans

Northwestern Medical Center proposes to relocate Crest Road, the main access road through their campus, approximately 90 feet east towards Route 104. This will allow for redevelopment of several parking areas and a new parking area to be built adjacent to their conference center. Another new parking area is proposed east of the relocated Crest Road. The redevelopment and expansion of parking is in response to the needs of the visitors and employees and to provide more direct access to the various buildings on the campus. Existing utilities will also be relocated with Crest Road.

Contractor: Dale E. Percy, Inc.

Dereck Woolridge
Jolley Associates - Alburgh Convenience Store

Alburgh, VT

The project consists of demolishing two convenience stores and constructing a single convenience store along the north side of Route 2 at Bay Road in Alburgh, VT. The two existing convenience stores and one set of fuel pumps and canopy will be removed. A new 5260 SF building will be constructed that will serve 18 vehicle fueling stations and 2 truck fueling stations. The eastern most existing access onto Route 2 will be closed.

Architect: Arnold & Scangas Architects

Contractor: Connor Contracting

Dereck Woolridge
City Parking Garage and State Office Building

St. Albans, VT

The City of St. Albans is planning a major redevelopment of its primary at grade parking lot in the central downtown core. This project includes a four-story, 45,000 square foot office building on the Federal Street block between Lake Street and Kingman Street, connected to the proposed parking garage via a pedestrian bridge. The office building will be leased by the State of Vermont and owned by a private developer. A hotel on Lake Street is also being planned. The parking garage will contain about 360 parking spaces on five levels which will provide parking for State employees, the public and hotel guests and employees. Construction of the parking garage and demolition of several buildings began in September 2013. The State Office Building is scheduled to commence construction in December 2013.

Architect for State Office Building: ReArch Company

Architect for the Parking Garage: Desman Associates

Dereck Woolridge
Louis Garneau U.S. Distribution Center

Derby, VT

Louis Garneau is proud to announce the construction of its new facility in Derby, Vermont, which will house its production, distribution, marketing, commercialization and administration activities. Located on Route 5 close to I-91, the new building, totaling 60,000 sq. ft., represents an 8 million dollar investment. Construction started in July 2013.

Construction Manager: DEW Construction Corp.

Dereck Woolridge
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

St. Albans, VT

The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery is proposing to relocate their retail store to make room for an expansion of the dairy plant.  The new store will be 18,000 square feet in size and located adjacent to their main facility. The plant expansion will contain new dryers to update an aging infrastructure which produces powdered milk.

Demolition of several buildings on the property began in May, and the construction of the new retail store began in earnest in July.

Construction Manager: Connor Contracting Inc.

Dereck Woolridge
Georgia Mountain Community Wind

Milton and Georgia, VT

Georgia Mountain Community Wind (“GMCW”) is a 10 megawatt wind power facility being developed in Chittenden and Franklin County in the towns of Milton and Georgia, Vermont. The owners firmly believe in the importance of bringing clean energy and economic benefits to their local communities and Vermont. The facility will be situated on a 700+/- acre parcel of land along the Chittenden and Franklin County line that includes the 1440 ft southeastern summit of Georgia Mountain. Working with an adjoining land owner, the ¾-mile ridgeline is available to support 4 commercial scale wind turbines that will provide electricity produced from sustainable sources, contribute to the growth of alternative energy in Vermont, stabilize electricity prices and contribute to in-state investment opportunities for renewable projects. The electricity will be sold to Burlington Electric Company. The Project will involve constructing approximately 2.2 miles of new or improved access roads and approximately 2.5 miles of new 34.kV electric transmission line to connect with the existing transmission circuit owned by Central Vermont Public Service Company.

Project Manager: Northeast Wind
General Contractor: Cianbro
Site Contractor: J.A. McDonald

Dereck Woolridge