Whitetop Mountain & Stalco Construction break ground on medical/research building

Village of The Branch, NY — Developer Whitetop Mountain Professional Properties and general contractor Stalco Construction have broken ground on the new 15,100 s/f 226 Middle Country Road Medical and Research Building in the Village of The Branch, a part of Smithtown, Long Island. The building will house two tenants, North Shore-LIJ Health System diagnostic imaging center and the headquarters and product research and development facilities of MIDI, a medical-, life sciences- and home healthcare-product development consulting firm.

“226 Middle Country Road is the cornerstone of Whitetop Mountain’s strategy of developing properties for the medical services and product research & development industries,” said Whitetop principal Gregory Montalbano. “Our firm focuses on building a portfolio of real estate facilities designed specifically for healthcare, research, and professional services tenants in the greater New York region.”

Alan Nahmias, president of Stalco, said, “The architecture of the new one-story building will reflect the colonial feel of the historic Village of The Branch neighborhood, which dates back to the late 1600s. The building’s façade will feature brick face, columns, and other ornamental architectural elements prevalent in the landmark structures neighboring the new development.”

The structure will house state-of-the-art medical services and research & development facilities. The foundation will feature reinforced-concrete footing and foundation walls. The building will have a steel structural system and six-inch metal frame exterior walls with brick veneer as well as colonial-looking Fypon PVC trim to reflect the heritage of the neighborhood. The façade will also showcase masonry elements, columns, two separate Kawneer architectural aluminum and glass entrances, and split-faced block as well as EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing system) in certain areas. The roof will feature ornamental fencing and railing by Fypon.

According to Stalco project manager, John Furey, “The project will include new landscaping and a new surface parking lot for employees and visitors, new curbs, new exterior lighting, and a connection easement road to provide courtesy access for a church located adjacent to the property.” Additional site work will include a new keystone retaining wall on the southeast corner of the property.

Construction Superintendent Michael Marchese said, “The team will install new utility connections – power, water, and telecommunications. The property will feature its own septic and sewer system, and crews will install an irrigation system for lawns, shrubs, and trees planted at the site.”

In addition to general contractor Stalco Construction, the project team includes architect nf architectural designs; structural engineer Design Bureau of Leonid Krupnik; civil engineer RMS Engineering; and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineer Mottola Rini Engineers.

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