Pulse   08/18/2014

Colorado Hines, a developer, is planning to build 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story, mixed-use tower in Denver. The top 27 floors of the 640,000-sq-ft building will be dedicated to office space, and the bottom 13 floors will be a podium containing retail, a fitness center and an 880-space parking garage. Pickard Chilton is the designer. Construction is expected to start in May 2015 and be completed by May 2017. The project's value has been estimated at $64 million. Hines, 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056. DR#14-00552706.

Louisiana German Pellets LLC is planning to build a wood-pellet plant in Urania, on the former site of a Georgia-Pacific plywood-particleboard plant. The plant is expected to produce about 1 million tonnes of pellets per year. Elektro Fischer USA LP is the designer. German Pellets LLC, 4915 Highway 125, Urania, 71480. DR#14-00600936.

New YOrk Cornell University is preparing to build its new Cornell Tech campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island. One first-phase element will be a 26-story residential tower at 900 Main St., to house 500 students and faculty members. Handel Architects LLP is the designer. Construction is expected to start in March 2015. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Cornell University, Contracts and Capital Projects, 121 Humphreys Service Building, Ithaca, 14853. DR#12-00580124.

South Carolina East West Partners is planning to build a fourth condominium tower at Tides, a residential community adjacent to the Ravenel Bridge on the Charleston Harbor waterfront in Mount Pleasant. The building will contain 55 residential units, a fitness club and a pool. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. East West Partners, 38 Alexander St., Charleston, 29401. DR#14-00546784.

Tennessee The Scenic Land Co. is planning Hillocks Farms, a mixed-use development on a 190-acre site at the intersection of Highway 153 and Boy Scout Road in Hixson. Valued at $100 million, the project comprises 280 apartment units, 250,000 sq ft of office space and 500,000 sq ft of retail space. The Scenic Land Co., 820 Broad St., Chattanooga, 37402. DR#14-00602395.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Missouri The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $47.8-million firm-fixed-price contract to MW Builders Inc. to build a barracks, a company operations facility and a common cooling tower with a support facility at Fort Leonard Wood. The project includes a five-story, 186,000-sq-ft building, the 800-sq-ft common cooling tower, a quarter-mile running track and four 11,250-sq-ft physical-training pits. The project also will include demolition of 55,000 sq ft of existing concrete pavement. MW Builders Inc., Attn Charles Rombold, Project Estimator, 1701 N. General Bruce Dr., Temple, Texas 76504. DR#14-00428243.

North carolina Owens-Corning Inc. has awarded an engineer-procure-construct contract to Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp., Houston, to build a composite-materials manufacturing facility in Gastonia. The 180,000-sq-ft plant will produce glass non-woven products. The project is valued at $30 million. Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp., 2302 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, 27407. DR#13-00658658.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Oregon 8/26 Lease Crutcher Lewis, the general contractor, is seeking subcontractor bidders to expand and renovate the University of Oregon's Erb Memorial Union. The project entails a 150,000-sq-ft expansion and renovation of the existing 223,000-sq-ft building. While a significant portion of the existing building will undergo renovation, other portions may be torn down and replaced. Major functions likely to be incorporated into the building include kitchen and dining facilities, lounge and study facilities, offices, meeting and conference rooms, ballroom spaces and a concert hall. The project has been valued at $68 million. Lease Crutcher Lewis, 600 S.W. 10th Ave., Portland, 97205. DR#02-00624167.