Located across the street from Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium, the 751-bed community will also include 8,200 square feet of retail. When complete, Evolve Bloomington will feature seven buildings: a five-story main building with 183 apartments, an expansive outdoor courtyard and 2,800 square feet of street-level retail fronting 18th Street; a second five-story building with 72 apartments wrapped around a shared parking deck; a three-story building with eight residences and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail fronting Dunn Street; and four three-story townhome buildings with three to five residences per building.
Our scope for two of the buildings includes structured foundations, retainage walls, slab on grade, post tension deck, slab on metal deck, topping slabs, and site walls. Both buildings are going up simultaneously. This requires close daily and weekly coordination between our team and the other subcontractors on site. This also makes staging of materials a crucial element. There is little lay down space and the team wanted to minimize the need to move materials multiple times. Therefore deliveries are carefully coordinated and only happen as needed.
Because we have 2 contracts happening at once, we dedicated 2 Project Leads to carry out the work. Each had their own separate planning meeting, but they coordinate on a weekly basis to meet the aggressive schedule.