American Structurepoint projects and people appeared in the news media 23 times in February. Here’s a recap.
- The Chicago Tribune and the Northwest Times of Indiana published updates about the newly-built Dean & Barbara White Community Center in Merrillville. We provided architecture, interior, civil engineering, structural engineering, and landscape architecture services for the project that opened March 1. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
- Inside Indiana Business reported that Purdue University approved naming its new $108 million, 164,000-sft veterinary hospital facilities the David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. We provided civil/site design services for the project scheduled to open in spring 2022.
- Inside Indiana Business and WBIW Radio reported on Indiana University opening its new Health Sciences Building at the IU Health Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. We provided civil engineering services for the project. The facility houses the School of Medicine and School of Social Work, the IU Hearing Clinic, the IU Speech-Language Clinic, and the IU School of Nursing. The IU Health Bloomington Hospital, for which we provided structural engineering services, remains under construction and is slated to open later this year.
- Inside Indiana Business and MyRadio Link.com reported that Walsh Construction and Milestone Contractors’ joint venture group of which we are a part of was awarded the $728 million contract to design I-69 from Fairview Road in Johnson County to I-465 in Indianapolis.
- Channel 14 News in Evansville reported that Vanderburgh Sheriff Dave Wedding is advocating for a smaller addition to the Vanderburgh County Jail than previously discussed. American Structurepoint is the lead design firm designing a jail expansion and the architect/engineer of record.
- The Berne Witness reported that American Structurepoint was selected to update that city’s comprehensive master plan AND provide a master plan for Lehman Park. (Please see the article appearing elsewhere in the newsletter.)
- The Medina (Ohio) Gazette reported on the $3.8 million West Smith Road rehabilitation project in that city for which we are providing multiple services. The publication also quoted Ed Kagel about the project.
- Stadium Journey.com mentioned the new Loeb Stadium that will open this spring and our design work in a preview of the upcoming Prospect League’s 2021 season. The site also published a rendering of the stadium.
- The Warsaw Times-Union reported on a $34,090.22 payment to American Structurepoint for work on the Anchorage Road project. We are providing road and pavement design, right-of-way, stormwater design, land surveying, and environmental services for the project that will let in spring 2022. The newspaper also reported on two payments totaling payments of nearly $14,000 to American Structurepoint for additional work on the Buffalo Street Plaza Project.
- Inside Indiana Business reported that Ross Nixon is a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest distinction.
- The Clintonville (Ohio) Spotlight newspaper published an update regarding proposed routes under consideration for the next phase of the Olentangy Trail. American Structurepoint is providing engineering design services for this trail segment.
- Knoxpages.com (in Ohio) published an article about a former middle school in Mount Vernon, Ohio that we inspected and found to be structurally sound and could be made habitable again through renovation. The formerly condemned building is being remodeled and converted into an apartment complex.
- KPC News and the Angola Herald-Republican reported that the City of Angola will receive $2.6 million in INDOT funding to build sidewalks in 2026 along North Wayne Street (SR 12). The newspaper reported that American Structurepoint did an engineering study for a water main replacement and corridor enhancements that included new sidewalks along North Wayne Street. Scott Crites helped the city prepare the application to INDOT that led to the $2.6 million grant!
- The next phase of the Range Line Road project transforming the road into a tree-lined boulevard with a landscaped median that begins construction in April made many news reports. We designed the 1-mile long phase from City Center Drive to Elm Street. The Indianapolis Star, Hamilton County Reporter, Current in Carmel, WTHR Channel 13, and Carmel Monthly Magazine all reported on the project.
- The Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Business Journal reported on a bill that passed the Indiana Senate that would strip funding for local public transportation and hinder IndyGo’s ability to move forward with plans for the Purple and Blue BRT lines. We are providing program management services for Indy DPW for both the Purple and Blue lines.