The developer behind Tallahassee’s largest redevelopment project was set to spend $1 million per week to push the Cascades Project across the finish line in late 2020.
Just as work cleared the half-way mark, operations were jolted by the coronavirus. Priorities shifted as the company is now spending $700,000 per week and operating at about 75% capacity, said project developer Shawn McIntyre, managing partner for North American Properties (NAP).
The $158 million project is wedged between a ticking clock and an unprecedented time of social distancing on a massive construction site, with 120 to 150 contractors on any given day.
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“We’ve gone from dual income houses with children in school … to (couples with) one-wage earner and another one laid off with the children,” he said. “It’s very important to me personally to make sure I do all I can to keep people working.”