Pulse: New England
Riverbank Power of Toronto is targeting a 2015 completion for its Riverbank Wiscasset Energy Center in Wiscasset, a project estimated at $2 billion. The underground renewable power-generation facility will produce carbon-free electricity from turbines located underground near a suitable water source. The facility with have a combined installed capacity of 1,000 MW. Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS is the project's consulting engineer. Riverbank Power, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, 200 Bay St., Suite 3110, Toronto, Ontario, M5J2J4. DR#08-00817781.
Ajax Ventures LLC has submitted an application to the state of Massachusetts for its planned $600-million Crossroads Resort Casino project in Milford. The 300,000-sq-ft, resort-style casino would feature a 125,000-sq-ft gaming floor, 300 hotel rooms, a conference center and nightclub, as well as a 2,800-space, five-level parking garage facility, located on a 200-acre site. Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas is the architect. Ajax Ventures LLC, P.O. Box 1652, Basalt, Colo., 81621. DR#09-00710560.
Harvard University is working with developer Samuels and Associates of Boston in seeking zoning approvals for its $90-million Barry's Corner residential-retail project in Allston near Smith Field. The project, currently intended to attain LEED-Gold certification, would include two buildings totaling an estimated 350,000 sq ft, with 325 apartments, 40,000 sq ft of retail and 180 garaged parking spaces. The university hopes to start construction this fall. Harvard University, Holyoke Center, Suite 912, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 02138. DR#12-00466009.