Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — March 16 - 29, 2012 — 13B



ENKINS, PA — Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, the developer of the fast-growing CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park in Jenkins and Pittston Town- ships, has begun constructing a 120,416 s/f speculative flex building in the park. Work is well underway on the project site, a 22.78 acre parcel located at 501-575 Keystone Avenue in Jenkins Township. Steel will arrive on the site in April. The new building will be the first constructed by Mericle in CenterPoint East’s new Phase IIC section. Like Mericle’s other flex buildings, the facility has been designed to accommodate manufacturing, distribution, office, and medical firms. How- ever, this building will be the most visible built in the park to date. “The building will be located a stone’s throw from I-81 and I-476 and will be seen from both highways,” said Mericle Vice PHILADELPHIA, PA — Tishman Construction Cor- poration (TCC), an AECOM company, is managing the construction of a new, $160- million, 14-story, 510,000 s/f Philadelphia Family Court- house for the Pennsylvania De- partment of General Services PHI LADELPHI A , PA — The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania’s most-visited museum, has selected Skan- ska USA to construct its ambitious new building addi- tion, the Nicholas andAthena Karabots Pavilion. The build- ing has been designed by SaylorGregg Architects and will apply for LEED Silver President Bob Besecker. “This one will really get your attention as you drive by.” Besecker estimates that the building will house four to eight tenants and more than 100 jobs when fully occupied. The facility will be able to be subdivided as small as 12,083 s/f and will have an attractive masonry and glass façade. Fea- tures include abundant parking, energy efficient heating and (DGS) at the northwest corner of 15th and Arch streets. With excavation almost complete and foundations having be- gun, the building is planned to be completed by the Spring of 2014. The Family Courthouse proj- ect is the largest construction certification. Total design, construction and fit-out for the building addition will generate 150,000 hours of work and 125 jobs in con- struction, design and consult- ing in Philadelphia, as well as 20 additional full-time or full-time equivalent jobs at The Franklin Institute. Last fall, The Franklin In- project in Philadelphia since the Pennsylvania Convention Center expansion and the renovation of the former 30th Street Post Office for the IRS. Tishman successfully deliv- ered the convention center three months early as part of a joint venture. ■ TCC to build Philadelphia Family Courthouse stitute received a transforma- tive $10 million contribution from Nicholas and Athena Karabots for the addition. The gift marks the largest in- dividual contribution ever to the science museum, and al- lows Skanska to break ground in spring 2012 with a goal of opening the addition in sum- mer 2014. ■ Skanska USA to construct Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion J 20th building addition will total 5.5m s/f constructed Mericle announces 120,416 s/f CenterPoint Spec Bldg. lighting, 13 loading doors and a ceiling clear height from 30’1” to 34’3”. Besecker said the building will be ready for tenants in late summer, 2012. The building will be the 20th developed by Mericle in Cen- terPoint since 2005 and will grow the total s/f constructed in the park to 5.5 million. Close to 3,000 people work in Center- Point. ■ 501-575 Keystone Avenue

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