Pulse   05/14/2012

Massachusetts New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. and consulting architect Elkus Manfredi Architects are planning a new headquarters in Brighton. The project calls for the redevelopment of a 609,000-sq-ft area and construction of a 250,000-sq-ft, 10-story headquarters building. The master plan for the design-bid-build project has been completed, and construction schedules are planned for spring 2013. The headquarters building is expected to seek LEED certification. Elkus Manfredi Architects, 300 A St., Boston, 02210-1620. DR#08-00877550.

North Carolina Wood Partners has announced plans to build The Bristol, a luxury apartment complex, within the new Park West Village multi-use development in Morrisville. With an estimated cost of $34 million, The Bristol will be a 260-unit residential complex expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Park West Village is a 100-acre, multi-use development currently in its second phase of construction; it is owned by real estate developer Casto. The development will also include major retail outlets, a town center, restaurants and a movie theater. Casto Lifestyle Properties, 9705 Chapel Hill Rd., Cary, N.C. 27513-2617. DR#10-000468720.


Florida New England Development has selected EMJ Construction as the construction manager for the redevelopment of the West Palm Beach Mall. This two-phase project consists of tearing down the existing 1.4 million-sq-ft mall and converting the 80-acre property into a 450,000-sq-ft outlet center and a 225,000-sq-ft retail strip center. Phase-one demolition and sitework is scheduled to start in late spring 2012, with an opening scheduled for fall 2013. Phase-two work will start in fall 2013, with an opening in fall 2014. The new mall will be named the Palm Beach Outlets. The project has been valued at $70 million. EMJ Construction, 800 South St., Watermill Center, Waltham, Mass. 02453. DR#11-00528435.

New Jersey Tomar Construction LLC has started building the upgrade of the Frenchtown Borough wastewater treatment plant. The project entails building a new influent pumping station, final clarifiers and sludge storage facilities. Furthermore, the project includes demolishing the existing facility and building new buildings for operations and the Dept. of Public Works. The project is expected to be completed by February 2014. The project has been valued at $12.5 million. Tomar Construction LLC, 18 Connerty Court, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816. DR#11-00502111.

North Carolina RQ Construction has been awarded a $64-million contract for the design and construction of eight multi- or single-story reinforced-concrete masonry buildings at the 2D Combat Engineer Battalion Complex at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville. The buildings will have administrative space and drive-through equipment maintenance bays as well as a secure armory and simulated marksmanship trainer. Furthermore, the facilities will be required to meet a minimum LEED Silver rating. RQ Construction, 3194 Lions Head Ave., Carlsbad, Calif. 92010. DR#11-00517799.

Bid/Proposal Dates

ALaska 5/22 The University of Alaska-Anchorage is seeking a general contractor to build a new student housing complex at its campus in Kenai. The project will consist of a single, 35,500-sq-ft, two-story building. The project will also include 86 housing units in both single- and four-unit configurations. Construction will include a cast-in-place concrete foundation as well as structural steel and wood framing. The job has been valued at $16 million. University of Alaska-Anchorage, 3890 University Lake Dr., Suite 110, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4669. DR#11-00489938.

New York 5/22 The New York State Dept. of Transportation is inviting bids for the replacement of two Sprain Brook Parkway bridges over Route 119 in Elmsford. The design-bid-build project calls for two composite girder bridges. The project cost has been estimated at up to $40 million. New York State Dept. of Transportation, Contracts Dept., 50 Wolf Rd., First Floor, Albany, N.Y. 12232-001. DR#12-00483910.

Florida 5/29 The City of Lauderhill is seeking a general contractor for the construction of a performing-arts center and library. The two-story, 47,600-sq-ft performing-arts center will have a reinforced-concrete frame and be located in Broward County Park. Furthermore, the project will include a 12,000-seat theater, a large multipurpose room, a lobby and a concession area. Attached to the building will be a 10,000-sq-ft library. The building will include green design elements, including heat recovery, demand-controlled ventilation, solar thermal heating and a 10-kW solar array. The project is shovel-ready, and it is expected to seek LEED Gold certification. City of Lauderhill, 3800 Inverray Blvd., Suite 107, Lauderhill, Fla. 33319-4316. DR#07-00823939.

Maryland 6/6 The City of Baltimore is seeking a contractor to pave and restore the Dundalk Avenue streetscape. The project calls for pavement resurfacing and extensive street repairs to Dundalk Avenue from Eastern Avenue North to the city line. The job will comprise total replacement of concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks as well as installation of pedestrian lighting and tree plantings. The design-bid-build project has been estimated at $15 million to $20 million. City of Baltimore, Bureau of Transport, 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, 21202-3431. DR#05-00745838.

Virginia 6/19 Old Dominion University is seeking a general contractor for the construction of an academic building for the Darden College of Education in Norfolk. The six-story, 127,000-sq-ft building will have a structural-steel frame and contain space for classrooms and administrative offices. The building will connect to an existing three-story child-study facility via an upper-level breezeway. The project will include a green roof, and it is expected to seek LEED Silver certification. Old Dominion University Material Management Dept., 4401 Powhatan Ave., Room 111, Norfolk, Va., 23529-0306. DR#11-00610042.

California 7/11 The City of San Francisco is seeking bids for the Third Street Light Rail Phase 2, which will extend the line to the Union Square/Market Street station. From the Embarcadero line's connection at Fourth and King streets, the project will extend the line along Fourth Street to Market Street, then north along Stockton Street into Chinatown. Work includes new stations and concourses as well as excavation and support of Union Square Plaza. Valuation is estimated at $210 million. City and County of San Franciso, One S. Van Ness Ave., Floor Three, San Francisco, 94103-5415. DR#10-00425489.