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The Cross Church Wylie - Entry Plaza Renovation

McCarthy Architecture is excited to be partnering with The Cross Church (formerly First Baptist Wylie) on a redevelopment of the church's front entry, including a new feature tower, lighted cross, pedestrian plaza, and landscaping.

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Construction is well underway with the demolition of the church's existing front entry.

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Bike Mart Frisco Construction Progress

At Bike Mart's new store in North Frisco, construction is continuing to progress along.  On the exterior, almost all masonry and other exterior finishes have been completed, and store signage has been installed.  On the interior, painting of the exposed metal roof deck and overhead ductwork are well underway.  Additionally, mechanical units have been recently delivered and installed.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools' Buckner Preparatory campus, construction is continuing to progress along on both the third and fourth phases of renovation on the school's campus.

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Bike Mart Frisco Construction Progress

At Bike Mart's new store in North Frisco, construction is rapidly progressing along.  Framing and exterior sheathing along with the installation of roof materials are almost complete, while masonry and drywall work are beginning to take place.  Additionally, the installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins are continuing simultaneously.  Inside the future Bike Mart store space, the expanse of the store is really beginning to take shape.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools' Buckner Preparatory campus, construction is underway for the school's third phase of construction, which includes classrooms and teachers' offices which are similar to previous project phases.  Meanwhile, demolition work is almost complete for the fourth phase of construction, which primarily centers on the school's main office.

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Bike Mart Frisco Construction Progress

At Bike Mart's new store in North Frisco, construction is continuing to progress along, with work currently centering on the structural steel frame.

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FreeLife Church Forney

FreeLife Church just celebrated the opening of their new church campus in Forney.  The project team is excited to see several years of work and planning come to fruition.  Included here are some photos of the finished project.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools' Buckner Preparatory campus, construction is nearing completion on the school's second phase of work.

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Bike Mart Frisco Renderings

At Bike Mart's new store in North Frisco, construction is progressing along with the project team looking forward to the store's opening later this year.  In the meantime, below is a preview of what is to come!

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools' Buckner Preparatory campus, construction is almost complete with the school's first phase of work, with the school preparing to move in for the spring semester.  With this milestone, work will now shift towards additional phases of campus renovation.

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Freelife Church Construction Progress

At Freelife Church, construction has substantially progressed along since our last update.  Almost all drywall and ductwork has been installed in the interior, while at the exterior, metal paneling and storefront doors/windows have been completed.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools' Buckner Preparatory campus, construction is quickly approaching completion on the school's first phase of work.  Over the past several weeks, interior finishes have been installed, including flooring, lighting, lay-in ceilings, and millwork.  Moving forward, the focus of construction will shift towards the school's next phase of work, which is presently underway.

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Freelife Church Construction Progress

At Freelife Church, construction is quickly progressing along.  Since out last update, metal paneling has been installed on the building's exterior, while framing, ductwork, drywall, and the installation of storefront openings are all underway.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools, construction is continuing to move along within the first phase of construction.  New spaces are beginning to take shape with the installation of drywall, ductwork, tile, and lay-in ceilings. 

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Bike Mart Frisco Groundbreaking

Earlier this week, McCarthy Architecture joined Bike Mart in celebrating the groundbreaking for their new store in North Frisco.  Scheduled for completion next summer, the store will offer a wide range of bicycles and accessories, along with a full suite of repair services.  McCarthy Architecture has teamed with Bike Mart on multiple projects over the past several years and looks forward to their continued growth and success.

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Freelife Church Construction Progress

At Freelife Church's new home in Forney, the church's new facility is beginning to take shape.  Over the past several weeks, a pre-engineered metal building structure has been erected, with the concrete second floor deck being poured last week.  Additionally, mechanical rough-ins are taking place on the first floor, while metal paneling is being installed on the exterior.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools, construction is continuing to progress along with the first phase of construction, which consists of classrooms, new restrooms, and enrichment spaces for science, music, art, and theater.  Additionally, abatement and demolition work has begun for a second phase of construction, while will follow closely behind this first phase.

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Ennis Luxury RV Resort Construction Progress

At Ennis Luxury RV Resort and Storage, the project's scope has recently been substantially increased in size.  Based on overwhelming demand for RV resort space within the current market, the developer has decided to relocate the proposed RV storage facility to an adjacent property, opening up additional space for approximately 45 more RV pad sites.  Over the past several weeks, McCarthy Architecture has worked closely with the developer to maximize the number of available RV pad sites relative to the size of the site and required space for amenities and circulation.

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Meanwhile, extensive earthwork and grading are continuing to progress along at the site, along with the construction of a large retaining wall at a creek along the north property line.  Over the coming weeks, the installation of site utilities will begin, along with construction on the resort's office/clubhouse facility.

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Cityscape Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools, construction is quickly progressing along on the school's Phase I renovation scope with the demolition of interior spaces within the existing church facility and construction of new walls for classrooms and support spaces.

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Arbor Hills Restrooms Construction Progress

At Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, construction is continuing to progress along on a new restroom facility for the park.  Across multiple site visits recently, observed work has primarily consisted on the installation of stone masonry and standing seam roof around the building's exterior, giving the building its final appearance which is designed to match the other existing structures throughout the nature preserve.

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