Pulse   10/27/2014
Planning

California Southern California Edison is planning to decommission Units 2 and 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in Oceanside. The project will entail dismantling the twin nuclear reactors and safeguarding highly radioactive waste. Decommissioning is expected to begin in 2016. The project has been valued at $4.4 billion. Southern California Edison, 2244 Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, 91770. DR#12-00433223.

Illinois The Illinois Dept. of Transportation and CSX Transportation are planning a grade separation project at Western Avenue between 135th and 136th streets in Blue Island, which is one of the components of Project CREATE. The project team will build either an overpass or an underpass for the three railroad tracks, thereby eliminating the potential for collisions between vehicles and trains. The project has been valued at $51.1 million. Illinois Dept. of Transportation, 2300 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, 62764. DR#11-00585143.

New York The Hudson Cos., a developer, has been selected by the Brooklyn Public Library's board of trustees to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights branch library. The project entails demolishing the existing 60,000-sq-ft building at 280 Cadman Plaza West and constructing a 130-unit luxury apartment building containing the reconfigured library in 20,000 sq ft. The existing library building contains two library branches: the local branch library and the county's business library. Only the local branch will reoccupy the new space, while the business branch will be relocated to the Brooklyn Central Library. The new building is being designed by Marvel Architects. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. The Hudson Cos., 826 Broadway, New York City, 10003. DR#14-00658410.

Ohio Erie Terminal LLC is planning to convert the Stambaugh Building, located at 44 East Federal St. in Youngstown, into a 120-room hotel. The 12-story building, built in 1907, was designed by architect Albert Kahn and housed, until 1958, the headquarters of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. The project's value has been estimated at $25.5 million. Erie Terminal LLC, Attn: Dominic Marchionda, President, 751 Elm St., Youngstown, 44502. DR#13-00457732.

Texas Sam Houston State University is planning to build the Sycamore Vivarium, an animal testing lab, on the campus in Huntsville. The single-story, 2,400-sq-ft building is being designed by FKP Architects. JT Vaughn Construction Co. Inc. has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $1.5 million. Sam Houston State University, 1700 Sam Houston Ave., Huntsville, 77341. DR#13-00565783.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Arizona The Freshwater Group has selected The Weitz Co. Inc. to serve as the general contractor to build Hacienda at the River, an assisted-living and skilled-nursing facility, located in Tucson. The project will comprise five buildings, for a total of 70,000 sq ft. The skilled-nursing facility will occupy a two-story, 72-unit building. Further, there also will be two assisted-living buildings containing 31 units, an Alzheimer's-disease building and a maintenance building. The project has been valued at between $10 million and $15 million. The Freshwater Group, Attn: David Freshwater, Principal, 2020 W. Rudasill Rd., Tucson, 85704. DR#13-00431660.

Kansas Case & Associates, serving as both the developer and its own general contractor, has started building the Portofino Apartments, located in Wichita. The project includes 25 three-story buildings, for a total of 283,000 sq ft, and an outdoor swimming pool. Architects Collective is the designer. The project's value has been estimated at between $25 million and $50 million. Case & Associates, 4200 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, Okla. 74135. DR#14-00660531.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Wyoming 11/6 The Wyoming Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to rehabilitate a section of state Route 51, located in Campbell County. The project entails grading, milling and placing crushed base and bituminous pavement surfacing on an 8.16-mile stretch between Gillette and Moorcroft. The project is valued at $10.8 million. Wyoming Dept. of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, 82009. DR#14-00448786.

Massachusetts 12/19 The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out a bridge replacement project. The project involves replacing the bridge that carries Commonwealth Avenue over Interstate 90 in Boston. The project is valued at $59 million. Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116. DR#12-00578406.


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