Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Market City Center opens in Chattanooga

Photo by the Chattanooga Times Free Press

Called “one of the most important developments” in Chattanooga, community leaders and those involved in the project’s development and construction gathered last week to celebrate the completion of Market City Center at 728 Market Street.
Designed by Stevens & Wilkinson and developed by The Simpson Organization with support from River City Company, Market City Center offers 21,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, 21,000 square feet of office space, parking and 125 apartments in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and is expected to play a key role in the continuing revitalization efforts of the downtown area.

“We join our colleagues and neighbors in applauding the team’s work and recognizing this outstanding project and what it means for the city of Chattanooga,” said Clint Dean, Executive Vice President of EMJ Construction.

The positive impact of the development has already been seen as the construction of the project employed 20 local subcontractors and vendors and an additional 10 from Nashville, Knoxville and Atlanta, with an average of 100 workers reporting to the site each day.

“Lance Lindsey and the on-site team did an outstanding job on this project,” said James Williams, EMJ Director of Construction. “We enjoyed working with The Simpson Organization and collaborating with all partners to make this project a success.”

Congratulations to the EMJ team on the project: Lead Superintendent Lance Lindsey,  Level II Superintendent Zane Rice, Project Engineer Billy Kile, Level II Superintendent Neil Forell, Director of Construction James Williams, Director of Construction Gary Gibson, Project Engineer Jonathan Woolsey, Project Engineer Robert Mazza, Project Engineer Taylor Copeland, Co-Op Drew Templeton, Virtual Construction Engineer Will Callery, Vice President of Preconstruction Chris Grannan, Vice President of Preconstruction Alex Miller, Senior Vice President of Preconstruction James Tyson, Senior Vice President of Construction Jack Bowen, Executive Vice President Clint Dean, Project Accountant Robin Phillips, Staff Accountant Mindie Ogle, and Contract Expediter Cissy Scott.
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Pictured above, Drew Templeton and Lance Lindsey walk to meet representatives from The Simpson Organization and other EMJ team members for a job site tour.

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