Historic Building Year on High Desert in 2008
Dec 23, 2008
by PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS CBN Publisher
RedBend Building: New Developer Offers Eclectic Styling
Don McBride was one of the first developers of the famed Irvine Ranch in Newport Beach, California. He was twice honored with a Gold Nugget Grand Award by the National Association of Home Builders for achievement in architectural design and land use projects throughout the West while working for Crown Pacific Homes.
He purchased a lot in the Airport Business Center on Fourth Street and set about to do something different on the high desert. He owned the lot for three years before embarking on a project that he called the RedBend Building with the team of BBT Architects and HSW Builders.
McBride’s vision for the project was a commercial office building that would stand out in the bustling business center. He borrowed some roof line concepts from buildings in the Old Mill District, re-designed some original concepts with the help of Erich Schultz of Compass Commercial Real Estate Services and then gave the project his own personal touch—a copper-colored rooftop—that makes the building shine.
The combination of masonry block and steel elements combined with the metal awnings above the commercial windows and the copper top certainly gives the RedBend Building an eclectic charm.
Edge Business Center Gaining an Edge on Light Industrial Edge Business Center in the North Brinson Business Park is a trio of flexible 16,800 square foot buildings with turn-key features that help expedite occupancy for companies looking to lease or own. The units are being offered in the highly desirable business park with easy access to the Bend Parkway via Empire Avenue.
The center, developed by Edge Development Group, LLC, on the corner of 18th Street and Sockeye Place, is a master planned light industrial campus that when completed will have seven pre-engineered buildings offering over 100,000 square feet in a variety of sizes and packages.
Pacwest Design teamed with HCI Steel Building Systems of Arlington, Washington to create the two-level units that include office and shop space on the ground floor and warehouse/storage or even more office space on the second level.
Each office portion of the units is equipped with air conditioning and each building comes with three sets of staircases for private access.
The units in each building range from 1,900 to 4,500 square feet with a separate entry and hallway between units. Phase II of Edge Business Center will include a pair of two-level, 16,800 square feet buildings and a pair of 13,200 square foot buildings, giving the campus a total of 110,400 square feet of light industrial zoned properties.
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