This new office structure on North Washington Avenue is in the planning stage. (Submitted Graphic)
By Lisa Dunlap
November 6, 2019
A local construction company is involved in two new commercial developments in Roswell.
TNT Construction Inc. is building the new Landing Site Plaza mixed-use center near North Main Street and East Mescalero Road and is working with developers on a planned office building in northwest Roswell.
Toby Gross, owner of TNT Construction and a former City of Roswell Planning and Zoning Commission member, said that the Landing Site Plaza is being developed by KSBL Enterprises LLC, a group of investors that includes Kurt Richardson and Bud Kunkel.
The development is just to the north of their existing center that has space for three tenants and now includes a Subway restaurant and a hair salon.
All nine units in the new 12,500 square-foot site are available, Gross said, which could be either offices or retail units. Leasing will be handled by KSBL, he said.
He indicated that work on the project began in February 2018, starting with the remodeling of the existing center to have a similar look as the new building.
The new structure is expected to be completed by February.
“We are building a shell and when someone leases it, there will be a build out,” he said.
The multimillion-dollar project has been designed by SMPC Architects of Albuquerque. TNT Construction and SMPC Architects have collaborated on design-build projects for many years, Gross said.
He described the mixed-use project as a good investment for the area.
“It brings new business to Roswell, hopefully,” he said. “And an existing business could be in a better location.”
Another project TNT Construction is involved in is a planned office building at North Washington Avenue and West Country Club Road, a project developed by SBC&W LLC, which is managed by Olen Featherstone III.
The corporation also owns the office building used by a law practice across the street on Washington Avenue.
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7-0 in favor of a special use permit for the new project at its Oct. 22 meeting, allowing the structure to be built on land that is zoned residential.
Community Development Manager Bill Morris explained that the building is compatible with nearby structures, which include other offices. He added that a site plan is being reviewed and will have to be approved by the city.
Gross said that construction on the one-story office building of about 6,000 square feet probably will begin in spring and take about six months to build.
Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 311, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.