Putting the “Urban” in Suburban
Chamberlin is wrapping up roofing and waterproofing for what some are calling the “Suburban Urban Boom.” CityLine in Richardson, TX,aspires to be an instant city with a true suburban, yet urban, environment. The walkable, pedestrian-friendly environment will attract a dynamic mix of full-time residents, workers and shoppers looking for extraordinary dining and entertainment options. Some are open already, including Tom + Chee, formally featured on “Shark Tank.” Check them out if you have a hankering for a grilled cheese donut.
State Farm has played a major role in the growth of this suburban area with their new two-million square foot, four-building regional office campus located in the heart of the CityLine. With construction almost complete on the fourth tower, State Farm intends to sell all four buildings in a sale-leaseback transaction and continue to occupy them on a long-term lease. This sale could fetch more than $700 million, making it one of the largest such real estate transactions ever in Texas.
Chamberlin’s role in this development included installing a TPO thermoplastic roofing system on the multi-family housing facilities, CityLine Block A & B. Combined, they contain 1,370 residential units. Chamberlin is also waterproofing these apartments, including below-grade waterproofing, cold-applied waterproofing, firestopping, joint sealants and site paving sealants. Block A is complete and Block B is slated for completion next month.
Chamberlin's roofing and waterproofing scope for State Farm’s headquarters is coming to a close, too. The four towers received a TPO roofing system, in addition to hot fluid applied waterproofing, below grade waterproofing, air barrier system, joint sealants and expansion joints.