Delivery Method: Design-Build
Architect: VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC
Engineer: IPD Engineering
Construction: VIP Structures, Inc.
Project Type: Commercial – Retail
Project Size: 35,000 SF
Price Rite Supermarkets operates retail grocery stores throughout the Northeastern United States. This is the second project that VIP Structures has built for the grocery retailer, making it the 61st store within their chain of supermarkets.
Located on Syracuse’s Southside, VIP integrated design-build team partnered with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, a non-profit affordable housing organization that has been working for many years to lure a supermarket to the South Avenue area of the city. The 35,000 SF grocery store was completed in just ten months. VIP’s construction management team utilized the local labor force that represented the neighborhoods the market served. Upon completion of the project, VIP published a report titled “Building Communities: A Case Study of the Initiative to Increase Local Hire and Minority Participation in Construction of the South Ave. Syracuse Price Rite.” The report details how VIP, in partnership with local area organizations, was able to train and hire a minority workforce and provide them the tools they needed to complete project tasks.