The Weitz Company, Kindred Transitional Care Center Reach Milestone


The Weitz Company announces the placement of the last beam on top of the structure (known as “topping out”) of the new Kindred Transitional Care Center, located at 1880 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Ariz. Weitz is the construction manager for the project with Bioscience Development Partners, LLC.

“Weitz is excited to reach this project milestone,” says Don Freeman, senior project manager, The Weitz Company. “The initial phase of the project consisted of civil, site and all underground work, which accounted for the first two months of our schedule. During this initial phase, our construction team was in constant communication and coordination with our neighbors and St. Luke’s Hospital to ensure we did not impact any of their day-to-day operations. In addition to working on the site for the new Transitional Care Center, we exported more than 24,000 cubic yards of dirt in order to reconstruct the adjacent parking lot for the hospital.”

Weitz began construction of this project on September 19, 2014 and topped out on January 30, 2015.

The new Kindred Transitional Care facility will provide transitional care services for all of the central metro area. The project consists of an 80,000 square foot., three-story, steel frame building with 120 all private patient rooms and accompanying treatment, therapy and dining facilities.

The project architect is SmithGroupJJR. Construction will be completed by September 2015.