Pulse   06/09/2014

Indiana Great Lakes Capital is planning to build a high-tech campus on a 13-acre portion of Ignition Park, an 80-acre technology park south of downtown South Bend. The project entails building five multi-tenant buildings, each between 40,000 and 50,000 sq ft, over the next three years. Great Lakes Capital, Attn; Matt Powell, Manager, P.O. Box 540, South Bend, 46624. DR#13-00658604.

Minnesota Interstate Parking, a developer, is planning to convert the Minneapolis Armory into a concert hall and event venue. The 110,000-sq-ft armory building was built in 1935 and for more than a decade hosted the Minneapolis Lakers basketball team, as well as political conventions and boxing matches. The renovation will include a total roof replacement, new doors and windows, refurbishment of the bleachers and elevators, portable seating, a stage, and new sound and lighting systems. Interstate has selected Shea Inc. as the architect and the Anderson Cos. as the general contractor. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Interstate Parking, Attn: Doug Hoskin, Principal, 609 South 10th St., Minneapolis, 55404. DR#14-00515506.

North Carolina Shea Homes is planning to build a subdivision named Carolina Ridge in eastern Lincoln County. The 1,650-lot subdivision, on a 589-acre site, will consist of 1,350 active-senior adult detached homes and 300 detached units designed for buyers of any age. The homes will include balconies, decks and fireplaces. The developer expects to complete the subdivision by 2021. The project is valued at $200 million. Shea Homes, Attn: Betsy Bower, Sales Administrator, 8800 N. Gainey Center Drive, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85258. DR#14-00522234.

Pennsylvania E. Kahn Development Corp., in partnership with J. Loew & Associates, is planning to convert the vacant former National Liberty Life Insurance Co. complex on 65 acres north of Malvern into the U.S. headquarters and showroom of Saint-Gobain, a French building-materials manufacturer. The 320,000-sq-ft building will house 800 employees, with space for 100 more. Saint-Gobain plans to cover the campus' walks with Sheerfill, a fabric that forms the canopy at Denver's main airport. The project is being designed by Bernardon Haber Holoway Architects PC. E. Kahn Development Corp., Attn: Eli Kahn, 55 Country Club Drive, Downingtown, 19335. DR#13-00627681.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

California Summit dck LLC has started building the Shade Hotel @ King Harbor in Redondo Beach. The three-story, 50,700-sq-ft building will contain 54 rooms, a library and roof deck pool. It was designed by Ware Malcomb. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Summit dck LLC, 17310 Red Hill Ave., Irvine, 92614. DR#11-00493684.

Massachusetts Skanska USA Building Inc. has started building the Block K Watermark Seaport residential towers in Boston. The project involves building both a six-story and a 17-story building, totaling 301,389 sq ft, containing 346 rental units and 25,000 sq ft of retail space, at the intersection of Seaport Blvd. and Boston Wharf Rd. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and construction is expected to be completed by March 2016. The project is valued at $126 million. Skanska USA Building Inc., 253 Summer St., Boston, 02210. DR#12-00458510.

Texas Cadence McShane Construction Co., LLC, has started constructing First Northwest Commerce Center, a 350,820-sq-ft spec warehouse in the North Hardy Toll Road section of northwest Houston. The developer is First Industrial Property Trust. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2014. The building was designed by the Munson Kennedy Partnership, and the project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Cadence McShane Construction Co., LLC, 7701 W. Little York Rd., Houston, 77040. DR#14-00524521.

Bid, Proposal Dates

New Mexico 6/17 Eastern New Mexico University is requesting proposals for architect/engineer services for a new football stadium. The project is valued at between $8 million and $10 million. Eastern New Mexico University, 1500 S. Ave. K, Portales, 88130. DR#13-00485694.

Iowa 6/19 The Johnston Community School District is seeking bidders to build a new high school and stadium in Johnston. The project entails building a two-story, 369,000-sq-ft school building as well as a stadium complex consisting of four single-story buildings and a press box totaling 19,030 sq ft. It is being designed by Frever-Ramsey-Kobes Architects, PC. The project is valued at $78 million. Johnston Community School District, 5608 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, 50131. DR#12-00433014.

Florida 6/25 Miami-Dade County is seeking bidders to build a new Animal Services shelter in Doral. The project entails renovating an existing two-story, 69,718-sq-ft existing tile warehouse and distribution center into a multipurpose shelter with 418 adoption cages, a public clinic, operating rooms, outdoor canine walk areas and 173 parking spaces. It is being designed by LIVS Associates. The project is valued at $11.7 million. Miami-Dade County, Dept. of Procurement Management, 111 NW First St., Miami, 33128. DR#04-00831183.

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