Roadway Access to Gaston Mall Nearing Completion

The traffic signal at Franklin Blvd is nearing completion. Our team has installed signal heads.

The thermoplastic pavement markings have been placed on the Spine Road.

The sidewalk has been completed along the south side of the building.

The new roadway is nearing completion. The street lights are in place and the trees have been planted.

Street and Parking Lot Work Nears Completion

Our team has completed final paving on the Spine Road and the guardrail has been installed. Work on street lights and tree plantings is progressing.

In preparation for the new traffic light at the Franklin Road intersection, signal poles have been installed.

Striping and signing are complete in the parking lot. We have also paved the Cox Road entrance and temporarily striped there.

In the floodplain areas, we have finished the plantings.

 

Moving Forward with Paving, Stream Work and Vertical Construction

Aggregate base along the Spine Road was started last week and will be completed this week.

The wetland plantings in the floodplain area are being finished, helping create new wetlands/storm water storage. The new stream bed has been shaped as it meanders along the 2,600’ of previous creek that has been rehabilitated in the process.

Most of the landscaping is complete and the final lift of asphalt is being laid this week.

 

As Site Progresses, Environmental Work Is A Priority

Our team is installing Enkamat, a permanent reinforcement matting along the slopes adjacent to the stream channel. In this part of the Green Amor System, the matting is anchored at the top and bottom of the slope with an anchor trench and staples.

We are installing curb and gutter on Spine Road. The roadway is being fine graded in preparation for the aggregate base.

We have planted trees in the islands of the parking lot. These areas have been raked in preparation for sod.

Inside the anchor store, we are more than half way finished installing the signs and fixtures.

Our team made great progress in the pharmacy, which is now fitted with shelving.

Hardscapes and Stream Restoration Continue

The soil nail wall should be completed this week. The slopes above the soil nail walls have been grassed and are starting to establish a good stand of grass.

The bollards for the handicap signs have been installed in preparation for the remainder of the concrete sidewalk to be formed and poured.The stream work is ongoing. In this section, the new channels have been graded and temporarily stabilized prior to the stream being diverted to the final location.

Retaining Walls Progress While Interiors Get Finishing Touches

Major segmental walls and tiered gabion basket walls are complete on the site. There are two small segmental walls remaining on the Jett Lanier Drive that ties to the Spine Road which should be getting started in the next couple of weeks.

The soil nail wall is nearing completion. The section of the soil nail wall tying to the gabion basket wall has the upper 5 feet prepped and ready for the shot-crete application.

Lots is happening in the parking area. Concrete sidewalks are being formed and poured. The irrigation system is being installed in islands to prep  for landscaping. Curb and gutter has been completed.

Inside, the vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring and the carpet have been installed on the sales floor and the office. Both are perfect for high traffic areas.

The Starbuck’s area is taking on a whole new look. Cabinets are in place and the equipment is being installed. Glass counters will finish the space.

The frozen foods section of the store is nearing completion. Our team has placed coolers and freezers throughout the space.

 

Structure and Aesthetics Coming Along, Inside and Out

We are continuing to work on the soil nail wall installation. Here, we’ve drilled and installed the soil nails in preparation for the wire reinforcement mesh and the shotcrete application.

We are completing  the aggregate base stone in the parking lot and prepping for the remaining curb and gutter. Plans are to have the remaining parking area covered with asphalt binder by the end of this week.

We continue to place fill in the Spine Road in preparation for the installation of the sanitary sewer and dry pipe systems.

Inside Target, the VCT flooring and red stripes are being installed. Carpet will follow.

The restrooms have partitions, and hand dryers and soap dispensers are next.

Marmoleum is going up on the walls in Guest Service, VCT to follow.

 

Gastonia Redevelopment Moving Toward Completion.

We  are using quick lime to dry the onsite material to make it more compact.

With the exception of 50 trees to be planted along the creek banks, all the planting within the flood plain of the offsite stream has been installed.

We  have finished up to the ½ way mark of the soil nail wall.  Here our team is getting ready to start blowing shotcrete on the wire mesh.

We  have topped out the block in this area and will install the cap block to finish out. They have roughly 150sf of wall left to complete.

The staging area has been graded and the stone placed. This area will be covered with stone and asphalt binder.

Inside, Kydex and paint is going on the walls. The drinking fountain has been installed.

Final touches to the cart corral area are completed and now ready for floor grid.

All the hardware for the exterior doors is installed and secure.