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Knute Nelson campus tops list of city's biggest projects in 2010

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Knute Nelson campus tops list of city's biggest projects in 2010
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Here are the "top 10" construction projects permitted through the city of Alexandria in 2010.

(Building Official Bruce Jaspersen noted that the estimated value for the projects is based on building-related construction and doesn't include site work or engineering costs.)

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1. Knute Nelson Senior Living Campus, 4403 Pioneer Road - a 244-unit senior living complex.

Contractor: Innovative Builders, Inc. of Alexandria

Designer: Pope Associates of St. Paul

Value: $12.1 million

2. New Alexandria Police Station, 501 3rd Avenue.

Contractor: ORB Management of Alexandria

Designer: Ringdahl Architects of Alexandria

Value: $3.31 million

3. Washington Square Developers, Inc., 515 Jefferson Street - converting a school into a 28-unit residential living complex.

Contractor: Tradesmen Construction of Alexandria

Designer: Ringdahl Architects of Alexandria

Value: $3 million

4. Douglas County Courthouse, 305 8th Avenue West - a 6,662-square-foot addition and interior remodel of court area.

Contractor: Contegrity Group of Little Falls

Designer: Klein McCarthy Architects of St. Louis Park

Value: $2.2 million

5. Lakewood Terrace, 3705 S. Broadway - 18-unit apartment.

Contractor: Innovative Builders, Inc. of Alexandria

Designer: Widseth Smith and Nolting of Alexandria

Value: $1.67 million

6. Lakewood Terrace, 3705 South Broadway - 18-unit apartment (a second facility).

Contractor: Innovative Builders, Inc. of Alexandria

Designer: Widseth Smith and Nolting of Alexandria

Value: $1.67 million

7. Nordic Meadow Apartments, ASI Alexandria, Inc., 410 34th Avenue East - a 15-unit supporting housing apartment for adults with special needs.

Contractor: Rapp Construction, Inc. of Alexandria

Designer: Distyle Design of Plymouth

Value: $1.65 million

8. Pope-Douglas Solid Waste Management, 2115 Jefferson Street - a 14,000-square-foot addition to the incinerator.

Contractor: Breitbach Construction of Elrosa

Designer: Lightower-Johnson Associates of Fargo

Value: $1.4 million

9. Zion Lutheran Church, 300 Lake Street - church addition and remodel.

Contractor: Rapp Construction, Inc. of Alexandria

Designer: CHN Architects of Golden Valley

Value: $1.24 million

10. Pfeninger Warehousing, LLC, 7501 State Highway 29 South - a 50,000-square-foot warehouse addition (doubling its size).

Contractor: Structural Building, Inc. of Becker

Designer: Cole Group Architects of St. Cloud

Value: $1.1 million

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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