Downtown Container Park Opens!

After almost two years of design and construction, the Downtown Container Park held its soft opening on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:00pm.  100′s of people waited outside the main entrance gates at 707 Fremont to explore the unique shopping, food and beverage, and entertainment venue that Breslin Builders was not only general contractor on the project, but also the lead design progressional lead by Todd McBrayer, LEED AP, working as a true team effort to complete this full design-build project.

Breslin Builders is excited to complete this project and see the many uses, shops, food and beverage venues in action to provide a cool and unique setting like no other in the world.  The Container Park includes some firsts including the first 40 foot shipping container set vertical with a standard elevator system installed, first interactive zone using various vertical containers for play areas including one for various slides, as well as many other unique items.  This park has set the standard for future “container” projects in the world.  There is nothing like what has been done at the corner of Fremont Street and 7th Street.  Breslin Builders is proud to be involved with this project from the start and looks forward to a strong future for the Downtown Container Park.

The official grand opening is to be held December 5th.  More information about the park can be found on their website here.  Stay tuned for more photos and info as we put this finishing touches on the project.

Much press has taken place over the past 24 months or so about this project.   Links below are to recent reports in the Las Vegas media:

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/24068096/container-park-holds-soft-opening

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Container-Park-set-to-open-today-233289291.html

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/open-containers-welcome-addition-downtown-las-vegas

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/25/joe-downtown-container-park-opens-another-draw-eas/

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/24068875/downtown-las-vegas-container-park-open-for-business

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Inspire Theater taking shape…

Breslin Builders has made progress on the transformation of the old 7-Eleven space at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street, repurposing an old empty space into what will be a place to be “Inspired”…

The project requires the addition of a complete second level, which the steel framing and metal decking is in place.  A 150+ seat theater is being added for Ted type inspired talks and presentations will be made.  The build-out will also have a coffee shop and associated seating, a bar/lounge area, and other meeting spaces open to the public, allowing for various meet ups and interactions, all to help further Downtown Project‘s vision of a new and vibrant, interactive and “inspired” downtown  Las Vegas.

Breslin Builders is the lead design-build general contractor on the project with Craig Sean Palacios Architect as the architect of record.  Opening in the Fall of 2013, this project will greatly improve the offerings at the most prominent corner in downtown Las Vegas.

Vegas Chatter has an article on the project – click here

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Downtown Container Park work in progress…

The Downtown Container Park work is well underway…

With help from the City of Las Vegas Building & Safety team, Breslin Builders has recently finished obtaining all the required permits needed for the project.  Part 1 has come out of the ground with the Dome, corner Tower, and X Cube Restroom set in place, and the surrounding landscaping and sidewalk starting to be set.  This part will come on line first allowing Downtown Project to showcase the rest of the park.

Part 2 work is also in the works with the labyrinth of underground utilities being installed throughout the park.  The X Cubes are being manufactured off-site at Xtreme Manufacturing’s plant (in Las Vegas at Bonanza and Martin Luther King).  Foundations for the various buildings are being set and various building structures will be delivered to the site once the foundations are ready, which should be in a few weeks.

The design for the interactive play area is being finalized and will prove the be one of the highlights of the overall park.  As more information is released we will update the blog with more information.

Not only is Breslin Builders the general contractor in the project, we are also the lead design professional on the project, helping Downtown Project create their vision of a unique retail, food and beverage, and entertainment experience, surrounding the best interactive play center for kids.  Opening Fall 2013, look for this new development to open at the southeast corner of Fremont Street and 7th Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Project's Container Park - Part 1 Area - Corner tower being set with dome skeleton in the foreground.

Downtown Project’s Container Park – Part 1 Area – Corner tower being set with dome skeleton in the foreground.

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DTP Container Park City Council Presentation Video…

Click below to view the video Breslin Builders prepared for the presentation RGG made to the City Council on October 17, 2012 for approvals…

DTP Container Park City Council Presentation Video

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Downtown Grand Progress Photos…

Breslin Builders is busily working away on the remodel and update of the new Downtown Grand (old Lady Luck) Hotel and Casino.  The structural framing is completed with the new wall framing, duct work, electrical, plumbing, and other exterior work taking place in preparation for their Fall 2013 opening.

Recent photos of the project progress are below:

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Inspire progress photos…

Photos of the work in progress for the Inspire Theater project are below… More concrete was recently poured included the stepped theater floor.

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DTP The Learning Village (aka Skillshare Las Vegas) taking shape…

Breslin Builders is progressing on Downtown Project’s The Learning Village (Skillshare) located at Fremont Avenue and 8th Street.

The project, which covers a half city block on 8th Street between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue, will provide classroom and meeting spaces for various learning experiences, further DTP’s vision of an educated and inspired downtown. The project is just east of the Downtown Container Park, which Breslin Builders is also providing design-build services.

All of the buildings a various configurations of pre-manufactured modular trailers. Two shade structures are being provided for outdoor gathering areas. In addition to design and oversight of the project including coordination and setting of the trailers, Breslin Builders will be providing sidewalks, faux grass areas, and other landscaping areas to provide a comfortable area for various learning experiences.

Set to open next month, look for this new project as a way to increase your knowledge or share your knowledge in downtown Las Vegas.

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Sahara Towne Square Facade Remodel…

Breslin Builders continues work on Phase I of the facade remodel at Sahara Towne Square commercial center, located at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a design-build project with Breslin Builders providing both design and construction services.

The project includes updates to the facade look, including new a stucco over the original brick surfaces, removing the metal soffit materials for a new stucco finish, and replacing the existing sidewalk areas with new concrete. The existing columns and metal trellis are being removed also. The intent is to not only modernize the center, but also provide better tenant visibility from Sahara Avenue.

This scope covers Phase I at the north end of the center, including some work on the existing Smith’s Food and Drug facade. As time goes on, Breslin Builders will be providing services across the balance of the center.

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Breslin Builders to be part of the 3rd Annual ABC Meet the Generals event…

Breslin Builders will be at the 3rd Annual Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Meet the Generals event at the Orleans, Thursday, May 23, 2013, starting at 3:00pm.  Stop by and see us to learn how more about Breslin Builders and how to become part of our subcontractor list for project bidding.

Download the form here

ABC- Nevada's Meet the General Contractors

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DTP Container Park receives City of Las Vegas City Council approvals…

The new Container Park project (actual name TBD) in downtown Las Vegas achieved a new milestone on October 17, 2012 when the City of Las Vegas City Council gave unanimous approval (7-0) for the needed land-use entitlements for the project.

More information can be found at these links:

Las Vegas Sun article…  and the Las Vegas Review Journal article…

Breslin Builders is actively designing and preparing the needed construction documents for City of Las Vegas building permits to start their construction activities.  Work is anticipated to start the first part of December 2012.


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