Pulse   09/08/2014

Florida Goldberg Companies Inc. is planning to build Callawalk Acres Apartments in Davenport. The development will include 15 three-story residential buildings containing 318 units and a clubhouse on a 35.5-acre site. It is being designed by Slocum Platts Architects. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Goldberg Companies Inc., Attn: Larry Goldberg, Owner, 25101 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio, 44122. DR#14-00407483.

South Carolina The City of Charleston is planning to build the International African American Museum, on a 1.23-acre site adjacent to the former site of Gadsden's Wharf, which was built in 1767, and where slave ships from Africa unloaded. The multi-story, 43,500-sq-ft building will include a roof garden. The museum is being designed by Moody Nolan Inc. The project is valued at $75 million. Contact owner's agent: Rhodes Dahl LLC, Attn: Tom Lodge, Project Manager, 180 E. Bay St., Charleston, 29401. DR#02-00862170.

South Dakota Dream Design International and Premier Properties are jointly planning to build Presidents Plaza in Rapid City. The mixed-use project will feature a 15-story structure containing a 100-room hotel, condos, offices, a conference center, and a 500-space parking garage, at the intersection of Sixth St. and St. Joseph St. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Dream Design International, Inc., Attn: Hani Shafai, Project Manager, 528 Kansas City St., Rapid City, 57701. DR#13-00641664.

Utah The Union Pacific Railroad is proposing to rebuild portions of a 20-mile long causeway across the Great Salt Lake. The causeway, originally built in the 1950s, separates the lake into two sections, which over time have developed differing salt levels, as the southern section gets flushed by inflows from the Jordan, Weber and Bear Rivers. The project entails constructing a 180-ft-long bridge to allow more bidirectional water flow, and replacing two existing culverts. These proposed changes will impact the brine shrimp industry, the salt-harvesting industry, and the value of the lake as a major bird habitat, so they will require approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is valued at $100 million. Union Pacific Railroad, Engineering Dept., Attn: Bob Hennessey, Project Manager, 5500 Ferguson Dr., Commerce, Calif., 90022. DR#13-00406375.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Pennsylvania Stellar, a general contractor, has started constructing a new 158,000-sq-ft plant for Bell & Evans, a poultry processing and packaging firm, on a 19.6-acre site in Fredericksburg. It is expected to be completed in 2015. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Stellar, 2900 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, Fla., 32257. DR#14-00429058.

Texas Sedalco Construction Services, serving as construction manager, has started building the new Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs. The single-story, 55,000-sq-ft building is located on Rosemont St. It was designed by DRG Architects, PLLC. The project is valued at $13.7 million. Sedalco Construction Services, Attn: Tom Kader, President/CEO, 2554 E. Long Ave., Forth Worth, 76137. DR#14-00502516.

Wisconsin Clayco has started building a new headquarters building for Stella & Chewy, a manufacturer of pet products, in Oak Creek. The 164,000-sq-ft building will contain production and distribution space, a 23,700-sq-ft freezer/cooler building, and administrative offices. Stella & Chewy's will be the initial tenant in the OakView Business Park, which is being developed by Wispark LLC. The project is valued at $10 million. Clayco, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Ill., 60601. DR#14-00461354.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Massachusetts 9/15 The Town of Wellesley is planning to renovate the Fiske and Schofield Elementary Schools. It has selected Agostini Construction as the general contractor, and Agostini is seeking subcontractor bidders. The two schools total 105,000 sq ft. The renovations will be carried out in phases over the summer vacation periods in 2015 and 2016. Both schools require mechanical-electrical-plumbing upgrades, the installation of fire sprinklers, and one building will have an elevator installed. The project is valued at $14 million. Agostini Construction, 243 Narragansett Park Drive, East Providence, Rhode Island, 02916. DR#13-00664828.

Nebraska 9/17 Sampson Construction Co., serving as the construction manager-at-risk, is seeking subcontractor bidders to build the footings and foundations of a new high school in Kearney. The two-story, 320,000-sq-ft building will contain an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The overall project is valued at $68 million. Sampson Construction Co., Attn: Pat Clough, Project Manager, 119 Central Ave., Kearney, 68847. DR#08-00623004.

Washington 9/18 The Tulalip Tribes is seeking bidders to improve the 116th Street NE interchange in Marysville. The project includes removing an existing prestressed concrete girder bridge, constructing a new prestressed concrete girder bridge, widening ramps, erecting structural earthen retaining walls, and installing precast concrete noise barrier walls and stormwater treatment facilities. The project is valued at $20 million. Tulalip Tribes, Attn: Debra Bray, Project Manager, 8802 27th Ave. NE, Tulalip, 98271. DR#10-00430273.

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