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The New England Real Estate Journal has chosen the Project at Market and Main as the Project of the Month for July, just in time for the completion of phase one. Phase one of the reconstruction included the opening of the first two retailers to the new high-end lifestyle center, which includes Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast.
The mixed-use complex is set to include a movie theater, office building, hotel, retail shops and a variety of restaurants. In the article, TFMoran President Robert Duval states “Placing this variety of uses within walking distance reduces vehicle traffic, parking lots, stormwater runoff, improves air quality and permits denser development of the existing core areas of our communities”. The development highlights the importance of a pedestrian-friendly, lively atmosphere for all to enjoy.
TFMoran provided Civil, Structural and Traffic Engineering, Permitting, Landscape Architecture and Land Surveying Services for this project.
One of TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Architects Mike Krzeminski stated “We designed the landscape to include streetscapes with pavers, street trees, ample seating and bike racks. The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy”.
TFMoran’s project manager Chris Rice also said “Bedford has grown rapidly over the last number of decades, creating a demand for more shops, entertainment, restaurants, and commercial space. We believe this high-profile lifestyle center will draw in people from surrounding towns as well. The Town of Bedford is pleased to see Market and Main take shape”.
TFMoran has worked closely with the Market and Main Project Team including Prellwitz Chilinski Associates– Architects, Hutter Construction– General and Site Contractor, Sullivan Construction– Construction Manager, and Newmark Knight Frank– Retail Leasing Agent.
To read the full article, open the attached PDF. NEREJ Project of the Month July 2019 or view it below:
BEDFORD, NH Phase One of the reconstruction of the former Macy’s site on South River Rd. is now complete. The first two retailers opened their doors in early spring at “Market and Main,” a new high-end lifestyle center. First to open was Trader Joe’s, a national food chain store, the third to open in New Hampshire. This one-story, 13,000 s/f store is at the main entrance of the development on the corner of South River Rd. and Main St., and includes an attached 2-story, 136-space parking deck. Second to open was The Friendly Toast, a one story, 3,500 s/f restaurant with 132 seats. Known for their homemade food and eclectic decor, the restaurant serves all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is the second New Hampshire location, the original is in Portsmouth, with three others in Mass.
TFMoran began working with developer, Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, for permitting and plan approval of this new lifestyle center on the 16acre site, soon after Macy’s closed in 2015. In late 2016, the Town of Bedford approved plans for a 350,000 s/f mixed-use complex to include a 1,200-seat movie theater, an office building, a hotel, retail shops, and a variety of restaurants. “We appreciate the Town of Bedford and all they’ve done to make this happen here,” said Terry Robinson, vice president-project development for Encore Enterprises.
The benefits of mixed-use developments are being recognized by many community planners. According to TFMoran president Robert Duval, “Placing this variety of uses within walking distance reduces vehicle traffic, parking lots, stormwater runoff, improves air quality, and permits denser development of the existing core areas of our communities.”
Construction at the site began in March, 2017. Southern NH-based construction companies, Hutter Construction and Sullivan Construction are partnering to construct this $50 million project. Market and Main is attracting attention from national, regional, and local retailers and corporations.
“The property is strategically positioned along South River Rd. at the high-traffic intersection of N.H. Route 101, I-293, and the Everett Turnpike,” said Nicholas Barber, president of Encore Retail. “And its proximity and direct access to the Whole Foods plaza will make it a regional destination.”
The development created a new “Main Street,” which Bedford did not already have, and also a “Market Street” heading towards the Whole Foods plaza. Market and Main will represent a pedestrian-friendly place in town where everyone wants to go for a lively, upscale atmosphere including fresh, unique brands mixed with local favorites.
“We designed the landscape to include streetscapes with pavers, street trees, ample seating and bike racks,” said Mike Krzeminski, one of TFMoran’s senior landscape architects. “The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy.”
TFMoran is responsible for the structural engineering of the garages, as well as civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying and landscape architectural services for the whole development. The complex will include seven new buildings, the existing Carrabba’s building and two new parking garages.
The architecture was designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) of Cambridge, Mass. Their approach reflects both past and present; incorporating brick, granite, cast stone masonry, painted wood, and metal in a palette of modern materials and historical colors throughout the complex.
“Colorful awnings and canopies extend beyond the entrance, sheltering the shopper while on the sidewalk and inviting customers in,” said Laura Homich, senior associate of PCA.
“Seated outdoor patios nicely blend the interiors and exteriors of the entire property, and architectural details reoccur throughout the site, visibly connecting the complex as a whole.”
The new development is expected to generate approximately $1 million in new property tax revenue. “Bedford has grown rapidly over the last number of decades, creating a demand for more shops, entertainment, restaurants, and commercial space,” said TFMoran’s project manager, Chris Rice. “We believe this high-profile lifestyle center will draw in people from surrounding towns, as well. The Town of Bedford is pleased to see Market and Main take shape.”
TFMoran hosted the Annual NH Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS (NHCIBOR) Awards Cookout on June 13th at the Bedford office. Though the weather was cold and rainy, nearly 150 NH CIBOR members, TFM staff and families turned out for this special night. “Take a short break from the Economic BOOM” was an added theme to this fun event, all were in favor of this well-deserved break from their busy work.
Attendees enjoyed a buffet-style dinner catered by The Flying Butcher of Amherst, NH which included delicious steak and turkey tips, assorted salads, burgers and hot dogs. After dinner, The Inside Scoop gals from Bedford, treated us to Richardson’s ice cream flavors, Purple Berry Chip and Campfire S’mores. Mmmmm good!
Afterwards, the awards for Realtor-of-the-Year and Affiliate-of-the-Year were announced and raffle prizes were given out. The traditional Congratulatory Cake was presented featuring the names of the winners, photos were taken, and cake was served to top off a great evening.
Congratulations to Tom Riley of Riley Enterprises for receiving the 2019 Realtor-of-the-Year Award, and to Jeff Bouffard of Boyd & Boufford Insurance Agency, LLC for receiving the Affiliate-of-the-Year Award!
And, a big “Thank You” to the TFMoran staff for helping to make this another successful event!
In the Thursday, March 29, 2018 issue of the Union Leader TFMoran’s engineering project, Market and Main was featured in the Business Section. The article focused on the exciting news of groundbreaking plans of Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, along with 2 additional leases signed, Pressed Cafe and Charles Schwab. Market and Main (at the former Macy’s site in Bedford, NH) is a mixed-use center designed to be a pedestrian-friendly place with a village green and pocket parks throughout. Plans include a 1,200-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a variety of vibrant restaurants and retail shops, and two parking garages.
TFMoran provided civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying, parking garage structural and landscape architectural services for commercial developer Encore Enterprises of Dallas, Texas. The project architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge, MA, and the general contractor is Hutter Construction of New Ipswich, NH. The demolition of the Macy’s store was completed in the spring of 2016, site construction began March 2017, and groundbreaking is expected end of March/early April.
To read the full Union Leader article click this pdf link Union Leader Groundbreaking Market and Main 03-29-18
Whole Foods Market will anchor the new John Goffe Plaza in Bedford, NH. The mixed-use development is on the site of the former Wayfarer Inn and Convention Center and will feature housing, office, and retail uses in addition to the Whole Foods Market. TFMoran is performing Land Survey, Civil and Traffic Engineering, and Town and State Permitting for the project. TFMoran Principal and Civil Project Manager, Jeff Kevan was featured in a recent Bedford Bulletin article about the Conservation Commission’s unanimous approval of a dredge and fill permit for the development.
TFMoran, Inc. has recently promoted three engineers to senior level positions:
Christopher Rice has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Mr. Rice has over fifteen years experience in civil engineering and is responsible for the management and engineering design of private, public and municipal land development projects.
Thomas Lamb, PE has been promoted to Senior Structural Engineer. Mr. Lamb has over ten years experience in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential, public and commercial buildings throughout New England.
Joaquín Denoya, PE has been promoted to Senior Structural Engineer. With more than nine years experience, Mr. Denoya specializes in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential and commercial buildings throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.
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