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Steel And Concrete Work On Schedule At Mall Site

Work on two of the three anchor stores of the Spokane Valley Mall continues to progress and is on schedule.

Construction of the Sears store is “a little bit behind schedule,” said project manager Gary Birdsell. Sears has not chosen a general contractor for the Valley Mall project, he said. But Birdsell said he’ll select one within the next few days. He also said he does not expect any more significant delays.

Crews began erecting structural steel for the J.C. Penney store. That work will continue for six weeks, said project manager Vincent Campanella of Lydig Construction, the store’s general contractor.

Next week, workers will begin installing the second-floor deck and laying concrete over the deck. Work will also start next week on the large masonry wall that separates the store from the mall. Foundation work is 90 percent completed, he said.

Foundation work is complete on The Bon Marche building, said project manager John Carlson, of Baugh Construction Co., the general contractor. He said structural steel is about 35 percent done and masonry for the building’s facade is 25 percent complete. Carlson said he hopes to have a roof on the building by Nov. 7, and that crews will begin pouring floor slabs for the two-story structure once the roof is in place.

In the main mall area, structural work continues, said JP Realty president Rex Frazier. All of the steel for the walls and roof is in place, and electrical, plumbing and ventilation work is under way inside the mall. Parking lot curbing is going in and asphalt is being laid in several areas, Frazier said.

No new tenants have signed on in the last month. Frazier said he will not release the names of the tenants until the end of the year.

The mall is scheduled to open in August of 1997.

, DataTimes