THE HAMLET COMPANIES BREAK GROUND ON NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MYRTLE MEDICAL ARTS CENTER IN MURRAY
Located across from Intermountain Medical Center, the new facility will depict early 1900s exterior design to preserve Murray’s historic district MURRAY, UTAH (November 2, 2006) — Representatives from The Hamlet Companies joined with Murray City officials yesterday to break ground on Hamlet’s new 32,000-square-foot Myrtle Medical Arts Center at 154 East 5056 South (Myrtle Avenue) in Murray. Michael Brodsky, owner and chairman of The Hamlet Companies, initiated the groundbreaking ceremony by sharing his vision for this facility. “The Myrtle Medical Arts Center will be the first new ‘Class A’ office building to open prior to the Intermountain Medical Center (IMC), a 1.3 million-square-foot facility featuring five specialty hospitals situated on a 100-acre campus across the street from our property,” said Brodsky. “With a new demand for high-quality medical offices in Murray, we look forward to filling a part of this need by completing our state-of-the-art medical building in June 2007, just four months before the IMC is slated to open.”
Brodsky continued by recognizing all those involved in the project. “We are very fortunate to have James B. Glascock as the architect, Michael Richmond and Orden Yost of Commerce CRG handling the leasing and Camco Construction as our general contractor. The wealth of experience these individuals bring to this project will assure us that we will develop and manage an extraordinary building.” In addition to being adjacent to the Intermountain Medical Center, the Myrtle Medical Arts Center is located within Murray City’s historic district. Keith Snarr, economic development director of Murray City, adds, “Hamlet’s medical facility is the first significant project to be built under the guidelines of Murray City’s Downtown Historic Overlay District (DHOD). It’s also being built at the same time as the cutting-edge Intermountain Medical Center, which is the largest hospital of its kind in the Intermountain area. With Hamlet’s new Myrtle Medical Arts Building in this key location in the heart of our city, it will help fulfill the needs of the medical community, as well as set the tone for the other buildings to be built nearby.” Hamlet and James Glascock, president of James B. Glascock Architect, worked closely with Murray’s DHOD design review committee to understand their mission of promoting the authenticity of turn-of-the-century architecture within Murray’s historic districts. In addition, both Hamlet’s architect and builder specifically focused on how the building would be internally configured to serve the needs of medical practitioners, both from a space utilization and technology perspective. The resulting structure represents the best of old-world architectural style combined with the latest state-of-the-art technology powered by UTOPIA Community MetroNet (Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency), providing robust power supplies for x-ray and radiology services. “We meticulously examined the historical styles and details, and chose those elements that would have been built and fabricated in the early 1900s,” says Glascock. “Our vision while designing this center was to keep the feel of a historic building while also providing a high-quality medical facility conducive for the single practitioner or groups of four to five practitioners working together. This facility is perfectly located for medical practitioners who own their own practice, but want to work nearby the hospital.” Mary Ann Kirk, cultural programs manager for Murray City, states, “Hamlet’s new medical facility is the best proposal the design review committee has reviewed thus far.” She continues, “They truly caught our vision and came to us with a great architectural plan that was compatible with Murray’s design review guidelines for the district. This is a benchmark of what Murray City is trying to accomplish, and we hope other builders will join us in this endeavor, like Hamlet has done, to preserve and enhance our historic district with compatible structures.” The Myrtle Medical Arts Center will include features such as canvas awnings, extensive and antique-looking brick and stone detailing, accent features, and detailed and arched windows. With these elements, the facility will appear to feature storefronts and office space typical of the turn of the century period. In addition, parking will be provided at a generous ratio of more than five spaces per 1,000 square foot of building floor space. Interested tenants can occupy the facility as early as spring of 2007. For additional information about Myrtle Medical Arts Center, contact Michael Richmond at (801) 303-5434 or Orden Yost at (801) 303-5427.
About Hamlet Homes Hamlet Homes crafts quality, customer-oriented homes, ranging from condominiums and townhomes to single family homes, located in attractively designed neighborhoods for homebuyers in northern Utah. Since the company’s founding in 1995, Hamlet Homes has developed more than 3,360 lots and constructed more than 2,400 homes in 35 communities. The company is continually striving to meet and exceed the expectations of its homebuyers and live up to its brand of “Great Homes. Great People. Great Experience.” In 2004 and 2005, Hamlet was awarded the Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, and in 2003, 2004 and 2006, Hamlet was awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for residential construction. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hamlet Homes is part of the Hamlet group of companies, which also includes Hamlet Development, Stirling Mortgage and Diversified Habitats
HAMLET HOMES SHOWCASES IKEA PRODUCTS AT NEW DAYBREAK MODEL HOME
Hamlet’s townhome provides glimpse of IKEA products before Draper store opening in spring 2007 SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH (November 16, 2006) — Hamlet Homes’ new model townhome at Daybreak is the first home in Utah to fully feature the popular IKEA furniture line and interior design accessories (www.ikea.com) in its décor. Homebuyers can preview what the world’s leading home furnishing retailer will have to offer when IKEA opens its first Utah store in Draper next spring. A visit to Hamlet’s model townhome at Daybreak will provide a unique opportunity to experience this exciting line of attractive, durable and affordable furniture. “To our knowledge, this is the only model home in Utah that is almost entirely furnished and decorated with IKEA home furnishings,” says David Irwin, Hamlet Homes’ vice president and director of marketing and sales. “We encourage homebuyers to drop by the model home for a taste of the IKEA home décor experience before the store’s anticipated grand opening in the spring of 2007.”
Hamlet’s interior designers were delighted to use the IKEA line. “Our objective was to showcase both the traditional and contemporary looks of IKEA,” explained the designers. “We also wanted to provide homebuyers with a decorating concept of mixing and matching items that are attractive, functional and affordable.” Furnishings and décor items showcased at Hamlet’s townhome come from IKEA’s many collections. The family room set features a beautiful, corduroy couch and two linen chairs. The under cabinet organizer from the kitchen collection and the Stolmen post adjustable organizer from the home office set are perfect for keeping items organized. Upstairs in the master bedroom suite, homeowners can enjoy morning breakfasts with a rolling bed tray that stretches across the width of the bed. In addition, a maple cabinet paneling mounted on the wall adds a unique accent piece and perspective to the room. Across the hallway, the baby room features the IKEA garden nursery set and includes items such as distinctive flower and ladybug lighting fixtures. Founded in 1943 in Sweden, IKEA offers a wide range of home furnishings and accessories that focus on excellent design and function, as well as affordable prices. The company is also known for its innovative pin-locking system, which allows homebuyers to easily assemble or disband furniture pieces to move them to different sections of the home or change the look of a room. Furthermore, IKEA is recognized as a socially responsible company and supports initiatives that benefit causes such as children and the environment. In addition to IKEA’s furnishings and home décor, Hamlet’s model townhomes, the St. Andrew and Thornhill, feature elegant and large family rooms, a defined and arched entry foyer where homeowners can greet family and friends, and nine-foot ceilings. The kitchen showcases raised cabinets with crown molding, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, recessed can lighting, a large walk-in pantry and tile flooring. Each home also has a two-car garage. The floor plans from Hamlet’s Scottish series are 1,727 square feet of finished space with a total of 2,523 square feet and include two to four bedrooms and up to three-and-a-half baths. The first phase of Hamlet’s two-story townhomes will consist of 51 homes. With prices starting in the $240s, these townhomes are an affordable option for families who want to live in Daybreak. The townhomes in Eastlake also offer an ideal location in the Daybreak community featuring parks and open space, community gardens, top-rated schools, a community recreation center and one great big lake. IKEA is located just 10 minutes away in Draper. Interested homebuyers can visit Hamlet’s sales center at 11049 Topview Road. For additional information about Hamlet’s homes at Daybreak, contact John Dowdle at (801) 506-9661, or visit www.hamlethomes.com.
About IKEA IKEA (www.ikea.com) sells low-price products, including furniture, accessories, bathrooms and kitchens at retail stores around the world. While the company’s core business is the selling of home furnishings, it also develops and purchases IKEA products in relationship with suppliers. IKEA’s company vision is to create a better everyday life for many people. The company does this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.
About Hamlet Homes Hamlet Homes crafts quality, customer-oriented homes, ranging from condominiums and townhomes to single family homes, located in attractively designed neighborhoods for homebuyers in northern Utah. Since the company’s founding in 1995, Hamlet Homes has developed more than 3,360 lots and constructed more than 2,400 homes in 35 communities. The company is continually striving to meet and exceed the expectations of its homebuyers and live up to its brand of “Great Homes. Great People. Great Experience.” In 2004 and 2005, Hamlet was awarded the Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, and in 2003, 2004 and 2006, Hamlet was awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for residential construction. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hamlet Homes is part of the Hamlet group of companies, which also includes Hamlet Development, Stirling Mortgage and Diversified Habitats.