Pulse   03/24/2014

Texas Contour Entertainment Inc. is planning to build EarthQuest, a theme park on a 500-acre site in New Caney. The park will include several dozen attractions, including dinosaurs, a water park with a fake glacier, a hotel, restaurants, a conference center, a 40,000-sq-ft EarthQuest Institute and a parking garage. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Contour Entertainment Inc., Attn: Chris Brown, CEO, 15036 Delano St., Van Nuys, Calif. 91411. DR#10-00636424.

Virginia CyrusOne is planning to build a data center in Sterling. The project's first phase involves building a 124,000-sq-ft shell, which will contain 60,000 sq ft of raised floor space, 15,000 sq ft of office space and 12 MW of critical load. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. CyrusOne, Attn: Kevin Timmons, Technology Officer, 1649 W. Frankford Rd., Carrollton, Texas 75007. DR#14-00442584.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Louisiana Clark Construction Enterprises has started work on the West Bank Levee Back Levee drainage project in Plaquemines Parish. The project entails installation of new drainage structures; sliplining of existing drainage structures; clearing, grubbing and excavation of existing levee embankment to place structural geotextile; placement of new levee and berm-compacted fill; placement and installation of new highway embankment and pavement; and permanent relocation of water-line utilities. The owner is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is valued at $39.5 million. Clark Construction Enterprises LLC, 114 E. Berard St., St. Martinville, 70582. DR#13-00664386.

Missouri Arco Construction has started building an addition to The Fountains of West County assisted-living facility in Ellisville. The four-story, 60,000-sq-ft addition will contain 80 beds. The owner is First Capitol Group. The project has been valued at $11 million. Arco Construction, Attn: Dan Larson, 900 N. Rock Hill Rd., St. Louis, 63119. DR#13-00439905.

North Carolina Chhabra Construction has been selected to build an Embassy Suites Hotel in Charlotte. The project entails the construction of a 10-story, 200,000-sq-ft building that will contain 250 rooms and below-grade parking. The developer is BPR-CMC Charlotte, a partnership between BPR Properties and CMC Hotels. The value of the project is $30 million. Chhabra Construction, Attn: Donna Hathway, Project Manager, 5640 Dillard Dr., Cary, 27518. DR#13-00610647.

Oklahoma Cherokee Nation Construction Services has started building the Sam Hider Community Health Clinic in Jay. The single-story, 42,000- sq-ft building will contain primary-care offices and spaces for services, including dental, imaging, laboratory, eye care, pharmacy, medical records, diabetes, physical therapy, behavioral health and public-health nursing. The project's value has been estimated at $13.5 million. Cherokee Nation Construction Services, Attn: Ryan Holderby, Project Manager, 10838 E. Marshall St., Tulsa, 74116. DR#12-00658343.

Washington The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently is evaluating bidders seeking to build a multi-purpose machine-gun range on a 250-acre site at the Army's Yakima Training Center. The project entails the construction of a range operations-control area, a control tower, a classroom building, an operations- storage building, a bleacher enclosure, a latrine and an ammunition breakdown building. The project's value has been estimated at between $5 million and $10 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Sonia Frees, Project Manager, 4735 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, 98134. DR#13-00689467.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Colorado 4/14 The U.S. Olympic Museum is requesting architect qualifications and construction management-at-risk, general-contractor proposals for the U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs. The project entails designing and constructing a 60,000-sq-ft building comprising exhibit spaces for the Olympic and Paralympic movements, retail space, a restaurant, special-events space, administrative office space and an exterior plaza. The project is valued at $32 million. U.S. Olympic Museum, Attn: Kristen Downs, Executive Administrative Coordinator, P.O. Box 681, Colorado Springs, 80901. DR#14-00461053.

Alaska 4/15 The Alaska Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out the Glenn Highway northbound-capacity improvement project in Anchorage. The project entails designing and building a new three-lane bridge crossing Eagle River, adding a third through-lane between the Hiland and Artillery road interchanges, and reducing the road grade between the Hiland interchange and the river. The project is valued at between $30 million and $40 million. Alaska Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Sharon Smith, Chief of Contracting, 4111 Aviation Ave., Anchorage, 99502. DR#12-00684332.

Idaho 4/24 The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency is seeking design-build teams to carry out the Interstate 90 and Greensferry Road Overpass project. The four-lane highway crossing will provide connectivity north and south of I-90 in Post Falls. The project is valued at up to $17 million. Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, Attn: Tom Lien, Executive Director, 201 E. Fourth Ave., Post Falls, 83877. DR#13-00529512.