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image North view Dominion Springs Plaza, IH-10 West & Boerne Stage Rd.

SAN ANTONIO - Dominion Springs Plaza is a planned retail development fronting the luxurious 325-unit Grand at The Dominion apartments located at interstate 10 and Boerne Stage Road.

 

 

 

 

 

    The high visibility and easy access to interstate 10 just north of the 1,500-acre country club community of The Dominion serves as a desirable location for the best in class retailers, restaurants and service users in one of San Antonio’s most affluent areas.
    Selected for the project was D. Wilson Construction Company, a 100 percent employee-owned company since 2001. It was founded in 1957 by Darrell Wilson and started with the vision of bringing personal attention to each project and giving every client the commitment they deserve.  With this type of philosophy and a 60-year history for constructing educational facilities, churches, medical offices, business offices, banks and retail centers, D. Wilson Construction was the perfect fit for the owner to construct the new 72,000sf ground up project.
    The project encompasses  approximately 10 acres in Leon Springs with five separate shell buildings ready for tenant finish out, ranging in size from 9,100sf to 18,900sf.  The intended use of the project is up-scale retail and dining.  With clean lines and a finish that conveys a hint of Mission and Southwestern design heritage, the plaza also includes many exterior use areas provided by airy atriums and cedar trellises.  These exterior areas are further enhanced by exceptional landscape design. The location along with the mix of eclectic luxury offerings will make the Dominion Springs Plaza an end destination.
    Dominion Springs Plaza was constructed using an insulated concrete form (ICF) system made by Fox Block. The use of the Fox Block system offers the structural concrete forms, structural reinforcement support, insulation compliance, air infiltration compliance, and walls ready for finish system.  The combined scope areas addressed by the Fox Block ICF system provide significant value as compared to other concrete wall systems.
    “The owners intended for this complex to be the finest retail strip in the area. Alamo Architects did a fantastic job of designing the complex with beautiful tile lined arches, soaring towers with tile roofing, a combination of salt finished concrete sidewalks with paver bands and accents. Outdoor trellised shade areas may provide outdoor seating for shops and eateries,” says D. Wilson Construction Central Texas Regional Manager, Richard Weldon.
    There were many challenges to the project as it is situated along Leon Creek and a portion of the property is within the 100-year flood plain.  Starting with basic design documents, final plans and finishes were developed during construction. Two of the five buildings do not face the street they face the scenic view of Leon Creek.
    The project has some unique qualities about it. First ICF construction, which is not new to the industry, is seldom used. Due to the recently adopted 2015 IEEC code, this method was selected due to the insulating factor and the ease of interior finish out. Second, the sheer beauty of the project along with its location adds to the uniqueness of Dominion Springs.
    Project manager for D. Wilson Construction was Ruben Cavazos and Mo Humble was the project superintendent. Together, they worked closely with the design team to ensure the project was completed in a timely fashion. “It is has been a pleasure to be part of the dynamic and creative team that has made the Dominion Springs Plaza a signature project,” says Humble.
    R&S Excavation, Urban Concrete, American Lath & Plaster, Quarter Moon Plumbing and Masters Electric were some of subcontractors involved in the completion of Dominion Springs Plaza.
    “This has been an extraordinary collaboration of owner, developer, the complete design team, the construction manager, suppliers and subcontractors. We are very proud of how well all parties worked so closely together to ensure the owners would be pleased with the final results. This has truly been a collaboration of talent from across many fields,” says Weldon.
     D. Wilson Construction Company is a full-service general contracting firm with offices in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. -cmw


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