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VOL. 111 | NO. 31 | Friday, February 14, 1997

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By CAMILLE H Local food workers union builds office in Cordova Feb. 14, 1997 -- Construction started Wednesday on a new office building for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 1529 at 8205 Macon Road. The union office will move from its current location at 275 S. Walnut Bend in Cordova, where the union has been renting space. The new two-story building will have 10,370 square feet of office space and will have a brick exterior. It is being built on two lots in the Cordova Station Planned Development. Target Construction Co. Inc. is the general contractor on the project. Greg Bainer is the architect. A building permit filed in the Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement Office listed the value of the project at $760,000. Rudy Suzich, construction consultant, said the union will be moving into a larger space. He said the union chose the site because of its convenience. "Also, they were in the Cordova area, and they wanted to stay in that area," he said. Jenna Cummings, project manager with Target, said the target date for completion is September. "But we have had a lot of design review delays," she said. The new union office building will be located near the new Harding Academy facility and the Cordova Post Office, Suzich said. When completed, the building will be one of very few office buildings in the area. But, this new office building should not start a trend for more office construction in the area, according to W. Cary Whitehead III, vice president at Boyle Investment Co. "The tone for that area has been set with all the retail and apartment construction on Germantown Parkway," Whitehead said. "You have to go all the way up to I-40 and Whitten Road, which is Century Center and Goodlett Farms, before I think you get into any land that's suitable for office construction. That's not to say there may not be an office here or there. But in terms of a trend, Germantown Parkway has been pretty much designated as a retail/apartment corridor." Whitehead said, however, Nonconnah Parkway has been designated as an office and retail corridor, based on what has already happened. By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News

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