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ARIZONA Kitchell Development Co. has received approval from the city of Mesa’s planning and zoning board to proceed with developing the Gateway 202 Airpark, a mixed-use development. The airpark will occupy a 230-acre site just south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway, adjacent to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Initially, Kitchell expects to create an office park, along with a hotel. At first, some buildings may be built as two-story structures, but will be constructed on foundations that will support additional stories to be added on in the future. The developer expects the airpark to eventually grow to 3.3 million sq ft of office, industrial and shopping space over 10 or 20 years. Kitchell Development Co., 1707 East Highland, Suite 100, Phoenix, 85016.
KENTUCKY The Kentucky Division of Engineering & Contract Administration is planning to replace the Glasgow state nursing home facility. The new 100-bed, 65,000-sq-ft project will be built on the grounds of the existing home in Glasgow. Design bids have been submitted, and selection is possible in late 2009, with construction expected to begin in fall 2010. The project is valued at $20 million. Kentucky Division of Engineering & Contract Administration, Attn: Kelly Hawkins, contract administrator, 403 Wapping St., Frankfort, 40601. DR# 09-00656613
VIRGINIA Developer Ed Walker plans to renovate the vacant 13-story Patrick Henry Hotel, located on South Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke. Initial efforts will include asbestos abatement and repairs to patch and stabilize a leaky roof. Walker plans to convert most of the 84-year-old hotel into apartments, as well as office space, a restaurant, a coffee shop and 22,000 sq ft of storage space. Cityscape LLC has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $14 million. Cityscape LLC, P.O. Box 35745, Richmond, 23235.
| Bids/Contracts/Proposals |
ARIZONA Granite Construction Inc. has been awarded a $22-million contract by the Gila River Indian Community to build the final phase of the 8.5-mile Santan Canal, located 40 miles southeast of Phoenix. The project includes earthwork, concrete lining and the construction of 35 reinforced-concrete structures. It also includes construction of a reservoir, and excavation of 344,000 cu yd of borrow. The project is expected to be completed by December 2010. Granite Construction Inc., 585 W. Beach St., Watsonville, Calif. 95076.
CALIFORNIA Harper Contracting Inc. was awarded a $16-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to the lower Santa Ana River Channel in Orange and Riverside counties. The project consists of excavation and backfill for the construction of 5,200 ft of 24-in.-thick grouted stone revetment as well as 1,000 ft of steel sheet pile, excavation and backfill of a 5,000-ft-long temporary diversion channel. The work is expected to be completed by October 2010. Harper Contracting Inc., 8201 W. 5400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84044.
COLORADO Colorado State University has selected 4240 Architecture to provide design services for improvements to Parmelee Hall and Braiden Hall on the CSU campus at Fort Collins. The project entails renovations to the three existing floors, and fourth-floor additions containing between 120 and 160 beds. The project is valued at $26 million. 4240 Architecture, 3003 Larimer St., Denver, 80205.
COLORADO GEI Consultants Inc. has been awarded a $1.26-million contract by the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority and the La Plata Water Conservancy District to perform engineering services for the Long Hollow Dam and Reservoir, located 22 miles southwest of Durango. The contract covers design of the 900-ft long, 125-ft high dam, outlet works, and emergency spillway. The total project cost is estimated at $18.5 million. The design is expected to be completed by February 2011 and construction by October 2012. GEI Consultants Inc., 6950 S. Potomac St., Suite 300, Centennial, 80112.
GEORGIA The McCarty Corp. was awarded a $16.3-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the west-wing renovation/restoration of the 518,799-sq-ft Building Four at Fort Benning. The building systems scheduled for renovation include plumbing, HVAC, electrical, ceilings, walls, doors, flooring, windows, roof and parking. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011. The McCarty Corp., 13494 Pond Springs Rd., Austin, Texas 78729.
KANSAS J.E. Dunn Construction Co. was awarded a $15.4-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the renovation of historical Building 465 at Fort Leavenworth. Work is expected to be completed by March 2011. J.E. Dunn Construction Co., 929 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64106.
MAINE Cianbro Corp. has been awarded a $19.5-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for caisson and sill repairs to Drydock 2 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. The work to be performed includes construction of a temporary cofferdam to allow demolition and reconstruction of the sill structures, the addition of rock anchors and dowels to existing sill and wing walls in order to stabilize them in dewatered condition, phased demolition of existing sill structures, including caisson sill armoring, and construction of a reinforced-concrete sill structure with two seats, anchored to the bedrock with rock anchors. The project is expected to be completed by October 2010. Cianbro Corp., P.O. Box 1000, Pittsfield, 04967.
MISSISSIPPI Caddell Construction Co. Inc., in joint venture with Yates Construction, has been awarded a $175.7-million design-build contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a new federal penitentiary in Yazoo City. Designed to house 960 inmates, the 582,000-sq-ft high-security facility will comprise six two-story buildings, as well as a Federal Prison Industries factory. The project also will include a separate 104,000-sq-ft prison camp facility housing 256 inmates. Caddell Construction Co. Inc., 2700 Lagoon Park Dr., Montgomery, Ala. 36109.
NEW JERSEY Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC was awarded a $16-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging work. The project involves deepening the Ambrose and Anchorage channels in New York and New Jersey Harbor to 50 ft. The project is expected to be completed by April 2010. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC., 2122 York Rd., Oak Brook, Ill. 60523.
PENNSYLVANIA Thalle Construction Co. Inc. was awarded a $10.3-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform spillway modifications and appurtenant structures at Prompton Dam in Lackawaxen. Work is to be completed by October 2011. Thalle Construction Co., Inc., 900 NC Highway 86 North, Hillsborough, N.C., 27278.
SOUTH CAROLINA Ikhana-Choate-1 LLC was awarded a $19.5-million fixed-price contract by the National Guard Bureau to construct the Joint Armed Services Reserve Center at McIntyre Joint National Guard Base in Eastover. The project is expected to be completed by July 2011. Ikhana-Choate-1 LLC, 1671 Belle Isle Ave., Mount Pleasant, 29464.
TEXAS T.W. LaQuay Dredging Inc. was awarded a $13.6-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging work in Brazoria and Matagorda counties. The work consists of approximately 2.3 million cu yd of maintenance dredging with a shallow-draft pipeline dredge and levee work at confined placement area No. 112B. Work is to be completed by August 2010. T.W. LaQuay Dredging Inc., 619 Bayview Dr., Port Lavaca, 77979.
TEXAS Chugach World Services Inc. was awarded a $14.6-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the renovation of Building 1001, Fort Sam Houston. The project is expected to be completed by March 2011. Chugach World Service, Inc., 3800 Centerpoint Dr. #601, Anchorage, Alaska 99503.
WISCONSIN C.D. Smith Construction has been awarded a $16.9-million contract by the city of Beaver Dam to expand its wastewater treatment plant. the project entails new aerations basins, screening and disinfection buildings and anaerobic digesters. C.D. Smith Construction, 889 E. Johnson St., Fond Du Lac, 54936. DR# 09-00630032.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
TENNESSEE 11/23 Crescent Resources, 1857 Wells Road, Orange Park, Fla. 32073, condominium complex. The project consists of 14 three-story wood-frame buildings containing 428 units and totalling 165,990 sq ft. It also includes a clubhouse, swimming pool, garages and a car-wash building. It is located at the intersection of McEwan and Carothers Parkway in Franklin. The project is valued between $25 million and $50 million. Crescent Resources, 1857 Wells Rd., Orange Park, Fla. 32073. DR# 03-00716632.
NORTH CAROLINA 11/24 Nash/Rocky Mount Board of Education, Attn: Mark Strickland, 930 Eastern Ave., Nashville, 27856, high school. The project is to build Rocky Mount Senior High School, a two-story, 248,000-sq-ft steel frame building. The project includes a black-box theater, gym, kitchen, science classrooms and computer labs. The project is valued between $23 million and $26.8 million. Nash/Rocky Mount Board of Education, Attn: Mark Strickland, 930 Eastern Ave., Nashville, 27856. DR# 03-00849185.
CALIFORNIA 11/25 (proposals due) The city of Healdsburg is seeking environmental and preliminary design services for the rehabilitation/replacement of the Healdsburg Avenue bridge over the Russian River. The two-lane bridge was constructed in 1921 and has never been seismically retrofitted. The project is valued at $21 million. City of Healdsburg, Public Works Dept., Engineering Division, 435 Allen Court, Healdsburg, 95448.
PENNSYLVANIA 11/25 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Purchasing Dept., 700 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, 17057, bridge replacement. The project consists of removing the turnpike’s existing 1,248-ft-long bridge NB-129 at Milepost A27.20 in Norristown in Montgomery County, and building a new bridge, including paving work. The project is valued between $5 million and $10 million. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Purchasing Dept., 700 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, 17057. DR# 09-00680617.
NEW JERSEY 11/26 Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Construction Dept., 2001 Southeast 10th St., Bentonville, Ark., 72716, big-box store. The project will be a 160,000-sq-ft Sam’s Club store, located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Old Post Road in Edison. The project entails green-building elements, including roof-mounted solar panels, wind power, pervious pavement and low-flow plumbing fixtures. The project is valued between $10 million and $15 million. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Construction Dept., 2001 Southeast 10th St., Bentonville, Ark. 72716. DR# 09-00646285.
FLORIDA 11/30 Amtrak, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, railroad maintenance facility. The project is a two-story, 58,000-sq-ft building with eight service bays, each of them 120 ft long, located in the Hialeah train yard. The second story will contain locker rooms, offices and a cafeteria. The project is valued between $15 million and $25 million. Amtrak, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., 20002. DR# 09-00688657.