Work begins on $400m UnCommons mixed-use development in US

WCN Editorial Team 21 Aug 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Real estate development company Matter Real Estate Group has commenced construction on the $400m UnCommons, a mixed-use development at Interstate 215 and Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas, US.

Being developed in phases, the 40-acre project will feature office, residential and lifestyle space. The first phase of the project is planned to be completed in early 2022.

Architectural firm Gensler has redesigned integrating health and safety features of the scheme to include near hospital-quality HVAC systems, operable windows and patios, touch-free access, and abundant natural daylight.

Matter Real Estate Group partner Jim Stuart said: “Modifying existing buildings with needed changes to keep occupants safe is cost prohibitive, making new construction the default winner.

“With the adjustments we made to our building systems plus additional design attributes, we believe we have unlocked the answer for employee safety that will serve as the preferred model moving forward.

“We are hopeful that when complete, the intention and thoughtfulness that inspired our work at UnCommons will deliver great design, as well as respond to the needs of our community.”

The UnCommons development will comprise more than 500,000ft2 of modern office space, 830+ residential units, a beer garden, restaurants and cafes, health and fitness studios, a multi-purpose conference centre, a pedestrian trail and public art.

Gensler UnCommons principal in charge Darrel Fullbright said: “We have pushed through many long hours over the last several months adjusting the UnCommons plan to capture the best practices for the modern workplace in a post pandemic world.

“We are entering a new phase of shifted priorities where employee heath, wellness and safety will be the standard going forward.”

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The first phase of the UnCommons mixed-use development is planned to be completed in early 2022. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay)

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