Bricks & Mortar
The Cryer Center opened in January, 2010. The 10,400-square-foot steel building is on Route 33 near Locust Hill in Middlesex County. The building houses several non-profit organizations, including Hands Across Middlesex and Habitat for Humanity.
The Deltaville Maritime Museum recently built a 1,700-square-foot extension on its events pavilion. The shelter is now 3,500 square feet. Most of the work was done by volunteers Chuck McGhinnis and Kyle Jenkins. Don Burnett, John McQueen and Fred Jones also assisted.
A new Dollar General store opened on Northumberland Highway in Burgess in August 2009. The 9,000-square-foot building was designed by David R. Barlew and built by Group One Construction, LLC., both of Tennessee.
The front of the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Deltaville was recently extended to allow more room for parking fire trucks. Walden’s Construction was the contractor for the 15 by 60 foot extension.
The $4-million Lancaster Judicial Center is expected to be completed in spring, 2011. The 24,000-square-foot structure was designed by the architectural firm of Wiley and Wilson of Lynchburg and is being constructed by David Nice Builders of Williamsburg. It will house the District and Circuit courts, judges chambers, jury rooms, Commonwealth’s Attorney, juvenile probation/parole, clerks of the courts, holding rooms and security. The center is designed to complement the adjacent 150-year-old Lancaster County Courthouse.
Kilmarnock Entertainment Center opened in early February between snowstorms. The 36,000-square-foot facility offers 16 bowling lanes with lane-side food service, a game/video room, 50-seat fine dining in the Fusions Coastal Grill, a variety of private party rooms, a 3,000-square-foot party loft, 40 flat screen televisions, facilities for guests to try their hand at being a radio DJ, and a pro shop for bowlers. Future plans for the $6-million structure include the addition of a micro-brewery. The center was designed and built by owner Shawn Donahue of Donahue Properties.
The Northern Neck Family Maternity Center will provide all routine women’s health care, education, counseling, pre-natal care, labor as well as delivery services and postpartum support. The $3 million outpatient facility is geared toward low risk patients with midwives delivering babies. It is on Route 3 at Devil’s Bottom Road in Lancaster County. The opening is expected May 29. Site work was done by River View Contractors and construction is by First Class Contractors. The 9,000 square-foot facility was designed by Randall Kipp of Randall J. Kipp Architecture, Inc.
A new entrance and foyer were recently completed at the Deltaville Maritime Museum, and a replica of a lighthouse was added to the top of the building. The work was done by volunteers.
A substation of the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS) of Deltaville opened in Hartfield last fall. The 3,600-square-foot substation holds two ambulances and allows rescuers to have a quicker response time to emergency calls in the Hartfield area.
Builders continue to make steady progress on the Lewis B. Puller Jr. ’63 Science Center at Christchurch School. The LEED-certified building is on schedule for spring completion. The 10,000-square-foot center, which overlooks the Rappahannock River, will include advanced laboratories for biology, physics, chemistry, marine and environmental sciences; aquarium and aquaculture tanks; research areas; flexible classroom space; and equipment for real-time data monitoring and research. The building was designed by BCWH Architects of Richmond and the contractor is KBS Inc. of Richmond.
The Northern Neck Boys and Girls Club in Kilmarnock is completing a 1,700- square-foot teen center. It is the latest addition to the 9,000-square-foot facility that has also added a basketball court and skateboard ramps. The build-out is by Construction Management of Virginia in White Stone.
Three new residential cabins are being built at Camp Piankatank at Hartfield. The cabins will house campers. Each cabin is 4,268 square feet. Beechwood Construction is the contractor. The camp recreation hall also is being renovated.