One of the main challenges of designing the Western Nevada Supply store was making the architecture appealing, said a builder working on the project.
The 14,000-square-foot building supply store is located at the south entrance to Carson City, in an area expected to be hot for commercial once the freeway is completed in 2010. The Carson City bypass will connect with South Carson Street at the base of Spooner Summit next to the new supply store.
Scott Garrison, of Miles Brothers Construction, said designing architectural character was a requirement of the city building department. The builder had to also keep the project affordable for owner Three R's LLC.
The $2 million building is located at Frontage Road and Clear Creek Avenue, off South Carson Street.
"Being right on the highway there it couldn't just be a square box, it had to have architectural and aesthetic features to it," Garrison said.
Western Nevada Supply is scheduled to open June 12. It leases a 7,200-square-foot building at 2443 S. Curry St. That location will close when the company moves to 5445 S. Carson St. Contractor Miles Brothers Construction broke ground on the two-acre project in late December. The job superintendent is Bryan Tom.