Chicago Real Estate Daily, December 9, 2010
DMA principal Charles Porter is profiled in this article, which notes DMA's role in managing four recent casino developments and Porter's experience in the development management industry.
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Illuminate, October 2010
A supplement to Architectural Products magazine featuring energy strategies in lighting takes an in-depth look at the Rivers Casino's Wheelhouse Bar and Grill, in Pittsburgh. DMA oversaw design and construction of this high-end sports lounge after successfully managing the initial casino development. Interior designer Floss Barber and lighting designers Illuminating Concepts helped create an energy-efficient lighting scheme that fits the venue's multiple uses and views, from high-tech sports television to a glass-walled cityscape.
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Real Estate Bisnow - Chicago, October 25, 2010
A gathering to mark the completion of the new 15,000-square-foot green roof at 900 N. Michigan Avenue included professionals from DMA, Hoerr Schaudt, JMB, and several office tenants. DMA managed development of this project and a previous green roof project for the mixed-use building - now featuring more than an acre of planted roof area. Recent work also included a renovation of office space overlooking the new roof.
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Daily Herald, October 21, 2010
A construction update with photos offers an early look at the emerging Des Plaines casino. The project is set to be finished by summer 2011 and on schedule despite a three-week laborers' strike that stalled construction across the Chicago area several months ago. Jaimie Bulla of DMA, managing development of the casino, comments on plans to seek gold-level LEED certification for this project.
Real Estate Bisnow - Chicago, October 6, 2010
An article about the Des Plaines casino describes the project's unique solution to a requirement in Illinois that casino gaming floors be built over water. The story also notes that the casino may be the first in the country to be LEED-certified and cites some of the project's green elements. DMA's Charles Porter, Mike Levin, and Jason Westrope are pictured.
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PlanPhilly, September 22, 2010
A detailed review of the architectural elements of the SugarHouse casino cites many positives–some accolades–and a few suggestions for future phases. The article notes that the building is "appropriate for its function and respectful of its setting" and calls attention to interior and exterior details, including lush plantings and green walls, sweeping river views, subtle design touches, and luscious metal hues on the walls of the gaming floor. As development manager of the project for SugarHouse ownership, DMA worked with Cope Linder Architects and Floss Barber, Inc. on the architecture and design of the casino, opening September 23.
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TribLocal, August 30, 2010
A tower, loading dock, and steel beams are among the visible signs of progress at the site of the new Des Plaines casino. Charles Porter of DMA, managing development on behalf of Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC, notes in this article that the façade and building exterior will soon be evident. Porter expects to complete most exterior work on the casino before the onset of winter weather. Plans call for a summer grand opening.
GreenBeanChicago.com, July 22, 2010
Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC is working toward LEED certification for the Des Plaines casino, a 147,000-square-foot casino under construction on a 20-acre site at the northwest corner of River Road and Devon Avenue. DMA, development manager on behalf of Midwest Gaming, is also providing LEED consulting services on the project. Green elements detailed in this article include a high-efficiency heating, air ventilation, and cooling system, LED signage and lighting, and site enhancements. Creative accommodations for "green" drivers and smoking guests are also planned. If successfully certified, the Des Plaines Casino would be the first LEED casino in Illinois.
Daily Herald, June 8, 2010
A reconstruction and widening project on Des Plaines River Road between Touhy and Devon avenues is set to begin June 14. Work will be funded primarily by the Illinois Department of Transportation, with contributions from the city of Des Plaines, village of Rosemont, and Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC. Midwest Gaming is developing a 147,000-square-foot casino on a 20-acre site at the northwest corner of River Road and Devon Avenue and will contribute $320,000 to upgrade traffic signals at that intersection and $140,000 to speed road reconstruction. Development Management Associates is serving as development manager and providing LEED consulting services to Midwest Gaming for the casino project.
Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2010
With approval of a special sign ordinance by the Des Plaines City Council, Midwest Gaming continues to move forward with plans for a Des Plaines casino. Development Management Associates is serving as the project manager on behalf of Midwest Gaming. Mike Levin of DMA notes in this article that signage — large-scale LED monitors and electronic murals — will contribute to a fun and entertaining environment for the project, featuring 45,000 square feet of gaming space and an additional 30,000 square feet for restaurants and bars on a 20-acre site. The project is expected to open in fall 2011.
Read the Entire Article: Des Plaines OKs 57 signs for coming casino