There’s a lot of buzz about the Alta Views housing project that’s ready to take off in Whitefish, and with good reason.
The townhouse subdivision to be built on the former Par 3 golf course property off JP Road will offer workforce housing and lots of it.
Mark Panissidi, a Whitefish-based developer, has planning approval from the city of Whitefish to develop a 166-lot subdivision. Prices for about 80 percent of the townhomes will start at $289,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bath townhome with a two-car garage. Two floor plans will be offered, one with 1,701 square feet and the other a bit smaller at 1,562 square feet.
Construction is on track to begin in late May, with the first 45 to 50 units geared for completion by late fall, said Michael Anderson, a Realtor with National Parks Realty in Whitefish. Anderson and Realtor Jen Dolan, also of National Parks Realty, are the listing agents for Alta Views.
Hammerquist Casalegno is the general contractor and construction manager.
Article by: Lynnette Hintze in the Daily Interlake 03/23/2017
“As a longtime member of the (MCA) Montana Contractors Association, Hammerquist Casalegno is excited to have one of our TEAM members elected to serve on the 2018 MCA Board of Directors. Created and grown through the Vision and sacrifices of current/past construction industry leaders, today the MCA and MCA staff represent us (the construction community) on many critical fronts in Montana as well as abroad thru our affiliation with the AGC (Associated General Contractors) of America.
Hammerquist Casalegno is committed to doing our small part to assist our peers and the MCA staff in forging a brighter future for the construction industry in Montana. A sincere “Thank you” to the MCA staff and all of our members for allowing us this opportunity to serve you!”
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Article by: Hilary Matheson in the Daily Interlake 12/8/2017
The Bigfork High School $14 million addition and renovation was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Construction started in May 2016 and was anticipated to be completed by January, but was finished a week before Thanksgiving with approximately $90,000 remaining in a contingency fund.
“It’s pretty remarkable to come in and be ahead of schedule and under budget — and capture what we wanted to accomplish,” said Bigfork Superintendent Matt Jensen.
This achievement took an “extremely good team” said Project Superintendent Mark Casalegno of Hammerquist Casalegno, who himself is a Bigfork High School graduate. In addition to Hammerquist and school district staff, the team included CTA architects.
Hammerquist Casalegno continues striving to create an efficient and safe work environment. We have weekly safety meetings and set the bar very high for all our employees! We recently had a certification class on the use of Hilti Powder actuated tools. This was a mandatory safety training course provided to us by Bob from MaCon in order to use these specific tools on the work site.
By CLARE MENZEL- News & Features Flathead Beacon
BIGFORK - The windows in teacher Stormy Taylor's classroom at Bigfork High School overlook Flathead Lake. Wide and south facing, they frame exactly the kind of scene that draws the wandering eyes of daydreaming high school students.
“It’s a beautiful view,” Taylor said at a Jan. 6 open house that showcased the school’s ongoing $14 million renovation. She smiled at the lake, which shone under the evening’s setting sun. “Students have been peeking out.”
But there’s a lot going on inside the classroom, too, which is one of eight new rooms that teachers began moving into this January as part of the makeover at Bigfork’s lone high school.
Last fall, voters overwhelmingly passed a bond approving the $14 million project. In addition to the new classrooms, the bond is funding development of a new bus barn with space for both the transportation and maintenance departments, separate locker rooms for physical education classes and athletic teams, a new band room with better acoustics and soundproofed practice rooms, and a community room. There will also be a host of updates to the gymnasium, library, foyer, and heating and cooling system.
Ahead of schedule and on budget, the project is already benefiting students.