D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the renovation and expansion of The Red Mile thoroughbred race track in Lexington, Kentucky.

The project involves a major renovation of the existing 35,000-SF facilities, which has not been done in more than a decade.

The project also includes a 15,000-SF addition to house a new “Entertainment Center” with 1,000 terminals for instant wagering that will offer an all-new betting and wagering experience.

Project challenges include an addition and renovation project at an existing facility and a short 11-month construction window beginning during the downturn of the building cycle.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this brand new aquatic center being developed on the site of the previous Juniper Hills swimming pool facility.

Project features include facility with restrooms, locker rooms, admissions and snack area. Water park features include small children’s area, lap pool, water slide area, play structure area, and lazy river.

Project challenges include developing on an existing facility site, site topography, and short construction schedule to open in time for upcoming outdoor swimming season.

D.W. Wilburn is currently serving as general contractor for the new Whitaker Family YMCA location in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky.

Project features include a 58,000-SF state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, indoor warm water pool and play area, multi-use lap pool, exercise studio for group classes, indoor track, full-court gymnasium, childcare area, locker rooms, multi-purpose community room and sports fields.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The project was a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Horse Park, local and state officials, and several varied end-users of the facility. Working together, the project team was able to secure funding and attract businesses and events to the region through the development of a versatile and user-friendly facility.

Project features include 5,700 stadium seats with 200 additional suite-level seats, a 9,400-SF event floor, a 20,000-SF concourse exhibition space, six concession stands, support facilities and on-site parking.

Project challenges included extensive steel work and an accelerated construction schedule to prepare for the opening of the World Equestrian Games in September of 2010.