Sweet Spot Development today announces that Liverpool-based Parsons-McKenna Construction Company, Inc. is being awarded approximately $5.25 million in construction contracts for the Camillus Mills medical-wellness project located at the former home of the Camillus Cutlery Company in the Village of Camillus, New York.
The awarding of the contracts comes on the heels of a two-stage competitive bid process that saw a dozen CNY construction companies competing for the prime contractor role. The initial work to be completed will involve oversight of debris removal and site clean-up in light of the February fire at the former manufacturing site which razed nearly 80,000 square feet of vacant buildings on site. Sweet Spot Development's Managing Member Tom Blair will be introducing Parsons-McKenna to the Village Board of Trustees during an evening meeting tonight, and will be announcing that site clean-up work should begin shortly.
"We are very happy to be partnering with Parsons-McKenna for the Camillus Mills project and have
great confidence in Jake McKenna and his team. We look forward to beginning the process of
rehabilitating this property and are excited to be kicking off initial clean-up efforts within the next week."
Parsons-McKenna President Jake McKenna:
"Parsons-McKenna Construction Co., Inc. is extremely pleased that we have been selected to work
with the team at Sweet Spot Development and their consultants, on this tremendous project. Upon its
completion, this project will certainly become the "jewel" of the Village of Camillus."
Additionally, civil engineering firm TDK Engineering is being awarded the civil and environmental engineering contracts for Camillus Mills. The Camillus-based firm had previously provided site planning services for the project and was an easy choice according to Blair.
"TDK is a trusted and important partner in this project and the firm brings a wealth of knowledge
in site, structural and environmental areas. We are glad to have them aboard."
TDK managing partner Joe Durand:
"Tom Blair and Sweet Spot's vision and thorough due diligence will result in a first class re-development
project and a positive "shot in the arm" for the Camillus community. Adding Jake McKenna's team will
definitely take it to an even higher level of success. TDK is honored to be a part of making it a reality."
Since the former cutlery manufacturing site has been identified as in need of environmental remediation, the Sweet Spot Development team has entered the project into the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Voluntary Cleanup Program. As a voluntary clean-up participant, Camillus Mills will work through the various facets of site remediation while it is overseen by NYDEC and the developer's consulting engineers.
Once the site is fully remediated, site work will begin along with rehabilitation work involving a 45,000 square foot building that will serve as the project's mixed use medical-wellness office building. The former Camillus Cutlery world headquarters office building will be offering class "A" medical-wellness space to interested groups. Leasing is currently underway, with the intent to provide tenant move in opportunities in the summer of 2014.
Project renderings, brochures and site leasing materials are available at www.camillusmills.com.