The Flats – Next Installments
Stark worked on the third phase of the Flats on Main Street development. Completed work to date included foundation work, site utility work, interior slab-on-grade, second level precast topping slab, and site concrete. The foundations were supported by auger cast piles, which is uncommon in this area, but was necessary due to soil conditions. Stark completed two previous phases of The Flats on Main Street in Normal in 2011 and 2012, both phases consisting of lower level commercial units and apartments on the upper level. The latest phase was also commercial on the main level and apartments above, and is larger than the first two phases. Illinois State University is preparing to demolish the large dormitories across the street from the project, and rather than build dormitories to replace these, ISU is encouraging development to replace some of the existing dormitories. One large challenge on this project was that the building footprint encompassed almost the entire site, leaving little to no room for lay down or staging. Another challenge faced early on was the expedited schedule due to many rounds of plan revisions during the bidding and value engineering process. Superintendents: Mark Yoder, Kevin Pribble, and Mike Gilbert (foreman).