ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heavy equipment is on site grading for the future Lovelace Medical Group office building at Jefferson and Osuna.
“We’ve added 23,000 cubic yards of dirt to get the elevation and topography we need and (ensuring) good drainage, as well” prior to construction, said developer Scott Throckmorton, owner and president of Argus Investment Realty. “It’s ‘clean’ soil” being spread around the site, said Throckmorton of the dirt quality that is certified by engineers.
Construction will begin shortly with underground utility work, footings and concrete slabs being poured. “Then things start going vertical.”
Initially, Lovelace will be the sole tenant in a two-story, 43,000-square-foot clinic called Independence Square. The construction bill has been estimated at $25 million to $30 million at total buildout and the project is on track to be completed by March 2017.
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