DENVER â€”A new professional office building now under construction in the Denver area will spotlight some dental professionals from Lincolnton.
WestShore Propertiesâ€™ new professional building is a 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art office complex representing an investment that is likely to reach $3 million at the Waterside Crossing complex beside First Citizens Bank.
It will have some of the Charlotte-style amenities, including a fountain out front, at the busy crossings of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73. Hickory architect Ed Lunow designed the building.
Orthodontists Todd Hamilton and Steve Austin will occupy approximately 4,800 feet of the new offices, and are developers for the project along with the original owners, Mariann Gregory and Fay Pitsoukoulis.
â€œIt will not be trendy, but it will be different,â€ said Hamilton, who believes the architecture will stand the test of time, still looking attractive 20 years from now.
Other tenants include a well-known Lincolnton dentist, Richard Pence, and University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery out of Charlotte. Additional leasing is available at the building, which will face the Harris Teeter supermarket.
Hamilton has practiced orthodontics in Lincolnton for 18 years, but many of his clients now live in the eastern part of the county.
As a convenience to those clients, he often found himself traveling to the area and working temporarily out of dental offices there.
â€œWe have so many patients down there, and our practice really needed a broader area to cover, Hamilton said. â€œThe biggest thing for me is that I live out there myself.â€
Hamilton said he has no plans to leave his offices in Lincolnton.
â€œIâ€™ve had some of my customers ask me if I was leaving, and Iâ€™ve assured them that wonâ€™t happen.â€
His staff will work out of the east Lincoln office on designated days of the week.
Pence, whose dental practice has been around for 33 years, had similar reasons for making the move. He moved his home to the east Lincoln area about two years ago and wants his offices close by..
Pence said his decision was also influenced by the reputation of the oral surgery practice (University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) that will be sharing the building..
â€œI looked on the Web site for the Best Dentists in America and when I looked under oral surgeons they were listed. We will have two of the best oral surgeons in the region in those offices.â€
Pence will also keep his offices in Lincolnton, and hopes to have his son join his practice after he completes his college studies.
The location provides an opportunity for the offices to provide professional services to the Westlake communities as well as the communities developing in the surrounding area.
by Al Dozier