Construction continues on schedule

New community has everyone watching the progress

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February 16th, 2017
This photo from last fall shows the progress of construction at Windsor Run—poured concrete foundations and concrete and steel beams being placed.

This photo from last fall shows the progress of construction at Windsor Run—poured concrete foundations and concrete and steel beams being placed.

The winter months continue to bring significant progress in the construction of Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s first North Carolina community.

“We are happy to report that construction of the Windsor Run Clubhouse, and first residence buildings are proceeding on schedule,” says Jake Dyer, project manager at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, the general contractor on the project. 

Founded in 1909, Whiting-Turner maintains a strong presence in the North Carolina market with offices in both Charlotte and Raleigh.  Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers.

“Under the direction of the professionals at Whiting-Turner, the construction of Windsor Run is in quality, capable hands,” says Tom Senger, director of sales at Windsor Run. “Since we broke ground in July 2016, construction has moved forward as expected and we look forward to the timely completion of the first phase of our community and look forward to welcoming our first residents.”

Full steam ahead

Early last fall construction crews began preparing the land for the development of Woodland Commons Clubhouse, the 56,000-square-foot, three-story clubhouse, and the first two residence buildings, Dogwood Place and Sycamore Square, which will provide 216 maintenance-free apartment homes.

Later in the fall, concrete foundations for the clubhouse and residence buildings were poured and concrete and steel beams were placed. As the holidays approached, sanitary and sewer work neared completion.

Throughout the project, visitors to the Windsor Run sales center enjoyed viewing, firsthand, the progress of construction from the safety and comfort of an observation deck located off the back of the building.

“It is truly a blessing watching our entire team, including Erickson Living staff; Whiting-Turner staff; our architect, Lantz Boggio Architects; and Jirsa-Hedrick, our structural engineers; work together so well.”

Thanks to both inspired teamwork and commitment, structural concrete at Woodland Commons is now complete and framing continues on schedule at Dogwood Place. 

“Site utilities are in place and the site grading is also complete,” says Dyer. “We also purchased and had delivered large trees that will live at Windsor Run. They will continue to grow throughout the spring in preparation for planting.”

With framework finishing up this winter, the spring months bring the beginning of utility rough-ins as well as off-site roadwork, such as the widening of McKee Road, where Windsor Run is located. 

“With three buildings all coming to life at once, the jobsite is very active,” says Dyer. “At any given time you may see up to 200 workers busy on site. Our goal is to work as hard and for as long as we need to in an effort to maintain the integrity of the project schedule.”

Bright future ahead

Now, as the dreams of Windsor Run are quickly becoming a reality, Senger encourages anyone interested in learning more about the community to visit for up-to-date information on construction milestones, invitations to special events and activities, and a variety of virtual tours.

“Now is also a great time to schedule a visit to our sales center,” he says. “Ongoing construction means that there is always something new to see.”