What happens next with the design and construction process?
HAPPENING NOW: We are currently putting the finishing touches on layouts and blueprints in the SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE. This phase is to lay out what goes where and to get a good working idea of how the structure would be built
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE: One basic schematics are completed, this next phase involves taking those designs and fleshing them out in greater detail – including finalizing costs to build that particular design
CITY COUNCIL REVIEW: Once design development is completed, construction costs have been determined and the contractor has set the GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE (GMP) that it will take to build the Tanger Center, city staff will present all of the design and budget outlines to the City Council for their review. This is expected to occur around mid-October 2015.
GROUNDBREAKING: Once the City Council has approved signed off on the budget with which to build the Tanger Center, we will hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch the construction process. Construction would begin immediately following the groundbreaking.
CONSTRUCTION: Construction is expected to take 19-20 months to complete.
OPENING: We envision a gala opening weekend featuring behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, special performances and other surprises to create a well-rounded community celebration of the new Tanger Center!