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Hunt Valley Towne Centre

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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Although the former Hunt Valley Mall was an underperforming enclosed retail center, it boasted an excellent location.

As such, the decision was made to demolish the center section of the existing structure, retaining the grade change and the major east and west anchors, as well as redevelop the site as a lifestyle mall. The owner wanted the redeveloped section of the mall visually to link the existing upper and lower level parking areas.

This was accomplished by providing an upper level outdoor dining plaza overlooking the activity of lower Main Street level. Further, the two-level retail village was designed to encourage pedestrian circulation through both levels with the use of interconnected vertical systems.

Needing to appeal to a variety of local and national tenants while still being economical, Tilt-Up allowed the facility to be built under tight time constraints, affordably and with flexible design. Maintaining the alignment and location of the walls and features required constant quality control. The floor-to-floor elevations had to meet the building elevations of the existing adjacent structures and the limited space to cast the large panels required excellent coordination.

To create architectural appeal, the facility utilized a variety of architectural treatments, including thin and regular brick, Eldorado Stone, ground face block, EIFS, and textured paints in a variety of colors.

Additional architectural features include an arched sign panel with a void below at the skylight area as well as pediments and arched top panels at buildings. The project consists of one and two structures with a variety of shapes, materials and a unique array of colors that combined to create a unique retail center.

The revitalized facility includes an additional 280,000 square feet of new retail, service and entertainment space to the community.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
280,000 sq ft
(26,012 sq m)
Tallest Panel
52 ft 0 in
(15.85 m)
Largest Panel
728 sq ft
(67.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
33,000 lbs
(14,969 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Chesapeake Contracting Group Inc
General contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Cast-in materials
Textured Coatings of America Inc
Paint

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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