KIER Construction is putting the finishing touches on a new center that sits on the edge of another center in the midst of yet another center. Introducing Liberty Center, a new Cowboy Partners 120 unit apartment community located on Center Street, in the center of downtown Provo.
Construction commenced in the summer of 2015 on the Provo block enclosed by 100 North, 300 West and Center Street. The architect, Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P., designed this block wide beauty to wrap around three sides of a four-story parking garage with street access from the ground floor units. That translates to zero lot lines and the need to usurp lanes of the above mentioned streets. The Liberty Center project team did a great job of orchestrating all types of foot and vehicle traffic.
Another center in this list of centers was the discovery of contaminated soils in the center of the earth below the new building site. It was left behind after an antiquated fuel tank had been removed from the lot years prior. This required the State of Utah to get involved to closely monitor the removal of said soils. The high water table made it necessary to extract and truck the contaminated water and soils to a special facility in Salt Lake City.
Removal of the bad soils required an additional ten feet of over excavation. It also necessitated going ten feet deeper with the footings. In the meantime a buried fuel tank was discovered on the northeast corner of the lot which required a new round of testing. Fortunately the soil was not contaminated. All of the above demanded schedule changes and phasing construction around the fuel tank issues. After the dirty work passed, the south side elevation quickly caught up to the north elevation.
Now the final center is that Liberty Center is located in the center of Utah Valley. It provides easy access to wonderful restaurants, shopping, outdoor recreation and entertainment. Residents can choose from one and two bedroom floor plans that are fully equipped with modern features including a cardio fitness center/multi-weight station, controlled access entry, clubhouse with hot drink bar, balconies on select units, roof amenity deck, washer/dryer in every unit, granite counter tops and fiber internet. Liberty Center is custom made for today’s active lifestyles.
KIER Construction is very proud to be in the middle of the centers.