First Street Development – St.Charles Illinois

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First Street Development - St. Charles Illinois


New commercial construction on First Street in St. Charles Illinois to be completed Fall 2016

The project, which started in September of 2015, consists of construction of three mixed-use buildings and two level public parking decks in an area between 1st Street and Illinois Street and the Fox River. The development is a continuation of the original project, which began in 2000 when the city adopted a downtown strategy plan. The goal was to transform the area from an industrial area to more of a “retail friendly environment”, with restaurants, shops and office spaces. The developer for Phase 3 is First Street Development II, LLC.
Grand Slam Enterprises, which is now Grand Slam Construction, LLC played a major role in the First Street Phase 3 project. GSC is a local contractor based in St. Charles and has been servicing commercial and industrial clients for over 16 years in the areas of Site Development and Environmental Remediation. The companies President, Brad Schumacher has assembled a team of construction professionals with a track record of many achievements. Mr. Schumacher attributes the success of GSC to its two main construction executives in Tommy Edmier and Ray Calderon whom combined have over 50 years of commercial construction experience.
The site development and excavation of First Street Development Phase 3 consisted of the following:
  • excavation of soils and piers
  • disposal of contaminated soil and non-suitables
  • removal of bedrock for building foundation
  • site grading
  • backfilling of site
GSC successfully completed the main excavation phase in November 2015 and as Tommy Edmier stated, “The project went off without any cost over-runs and was completed on time and under budget, something we strive for on every project we are involved with.” GSC is uniquely positioned to take advantage of a booming construction climate in the Fox River Valley Area and the First Street Development Phase 3 is a high-profile project, which will bring attention to the capabilities of a growing local company.
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