Pulse   04/22/2013

California Eagle Crest Energy Co. is planning to construct the 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain pumped storage hydroelectric project in Riverside County. The project entails using excavated mine pits as reservoirs and storing water in the upper reservoir for later release to an underground powerplant to generate electricity, then capturing the water in the lower reservoir. The project has been valued at $1.3 billion. Eagle Crest Energy Co., Attn: Steve Lowe, Project Manager, 3000 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405. DR#10-00460192.

IllinoiS Heritage Enterprises plans to build Evergreen Place, an assisted-living community, on a six-acre site in Normal. The project includes a 73-unit community, with 53 assisted-living units and 20 memory-care studio apartments. The assisted-living units will comprise studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a kitchenette. The project will also include a community dining room, a beauty salon, an exercise room and sitting areas for socializing and entertainment. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. Heritage Enterprises Inc., Attn: Steve Wannemacher, CEO, 115 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington, 61701. DR#13-00460507.

New YOrk Nylo Hotels is planning to convert a vacant manufacturing facility in Nyack into a hotel. The site at 400 High Ave., which is adjacent to a New York State Thruway entrance, is currently home to a 40,000-sq-ft corrugated-metal building. Valued at $15 million, the project features a 128-room, four-story building. Nylo Hotels, Attn: Mike Mueller, 1001 W. Royal Ln., Irving, 75039. DR#13-00473248.

West Virginia Preston Memorial Hospital is planning to build a new hospital in Kingwood to replace its present facility. The project comprises a 25-bed hospital on a 26-acre site. Groundbreaking is possible in August, 2013. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Preston Memorial Hospital, 300 S. Price St., Kingwood, 26537. DR#12-00565060.


Florida OHL-Arellano Construction has started building the Marcus NeuroScience Institute in Boca Raton. The project's centerpiece is a three-story, 48,425-sq-ft building at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, which will contain 22 beds, two operating rooms, MRI and CT scanners, and a biplane angiography suite. The project is expected to be completed by May, 2014. The project's value has been estimated at $42 million. OHL-Arellano Construction, Attn: Agustin Arellano, President, 7051 S.W. 12th St., Miami, 33144. DR#12-00408717.

Massachusetts Shawmut Design & Construction Co. has started work on the Stoneham Middle School addition and renovation project. The project team will renovate selected interiors of the existing Central Elementary School, build an 80,000-sq-ft addition to the elementary school and execute phased demolition of the existing middle school, a portion of which overlaps with the new construction's footprint. Valued at $30 million, the job will create a new middle school for 775 students. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2014. Shawmut Design & Construction Co., Attn: Onil Phatak, Project Manager, 560 Harrison Ave., Boston, 02118. DR#08-00839179.

Tennessee Sterling Construction Corp. has started construction of Wellsley Park at Deane Hill Apartments, a luxury apartment community in West Knoxville. The project involves the construction of 14 buildings—totaling 249 apartments and 339,000 sq ft—a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a Wi-Fi cafe, a media/gaming room, a fitness center and a tot room. It was designed by SGN+A Architects. The project is being developed by a joint venture of Braxton Development and Sterling Construction Corp., a subsidiary of The Sterling Group Inc. The project is expected to be comleted by November, 2013. The project has been valued at up to $15 million. Sterling Construction Corp., Attn: Kaine Kanczuzewski, Project Manager, 3900 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Mishawaka, Ind. 46545. DR#12-00468175.

Bid/Proposal Dates

ArizonA 4/30 The City of Phoenix is seeking bidders to carry out the Terminal 4 south apron reconstruction project at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The project specifies removal and replacement of concrete pavement panels compromised by alkali-silica reaction. The project is valued at between $14 million and $17.2 million. City of Phoenix, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 85003. DR#13-00483115.

Idaho 5/8 The City of Boise is seeking bidders to carry out a wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The project's scope includes rehabilitating the primary clarifier and making aeration-basin influent modifications as well as building a waste-activated sludge phosphate release tank, primary sludge fermentation basins and a thickener building. The project's value has been estimated at between $18 million and $22 million. City of Boise, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 83702. DR#13-00466321.

Delaware 6/4 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out the Delaware River main-channel deepening and beachfill project. Work includes dredging to a depth of 45 ft the Miah Maull and Brandywine reaches of the Delaware River's main channel, from Station 432+200 to Station 512+000, and the placement of 1.9 million cu yd of dredged material along 15,000 linear ft of Broadkill Beach, Del. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Sandra Fletcher, 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107. DR#13-00484157.