Koman Properties selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to build the retail shell for Phase II of a new retail development near Longacre Drive and Illinois Route 159 in Fairview Heights. Phase II added 180,000 SF of commercial space to the existing 120,000 SF shopping plaza and is anchored by Old Navy, Steinmart, Linen’s and Things, Marshall’s, Office Depot, Ultimate Electronics and Supermarket of Shoes.
With the bulk of the project occurring during the winter months, sequencing the construction of key sections of the buildings to maintain the schedule was challenging. Due to the late release of interior packages, the coordination between steel fabrication and the necessary modification to incorporate RTU loads became critical. S. M. Wilson was able to maintain the delivery schedule in time to meet the Owner and tenant needs and still minimize extra costs for steel modifications.