IDAHO Magnolia Nitrogen Idaho LLC is planning to build a fertilizer plant in American Falls. The 520-MW IGCC plant will gasify coal and coal-petcoke blends to produce ammonia, urea and 4 urea ammonium nitrate. Elemental sulfur, sulfuric acid and glass by-products will also be sold. KBR Corp. and Bechtel Corp. have been selected as the general contractors. The project is valued at $1.5 billion. Magnolia Nitrogen Idaho LLC, Ric Sorbo, Project Manager, 12727 Kimberly Lane, Houston, 77024. DR#08-00884026.
NEVADA Ovation Development is planning to build the Buffalo Peak mixed-use apartment complex in Las Vegas. The complex will consist of four four-story buildings, totaling 110,798 sq ft, and include 306 apartments, 8,000 sq ft of retail on the ground floor of two buildings, a pool, and detached and attached garages. The project has been designed by Scott L. Baker Architects. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Ovation Development, Attn: Eric Arnett, Project Manager, 6021 S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas, 89148. DR#14-00617597.
NEW JERSEY J Magnone Auto Group LLC is planning to convert a vacant 51,830-sq-ft warehouse in Maywood into an auto showroom and service center. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. J Magnone Auto Group LLC, 330 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, 08302. DR#16-00499838.
TEXAS Lonza Viral-Based Therapeutics is planning to build a 100,000-sq-ft biotechnology facility in Pearland. The building is being designed by Rogue Architects, and is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Lonza Viral-Based Therapeutics, Attn: Ricardo Jiminez, Director, 8066 El Rio St., Houston, 77054. DR#16-00401819.
Contracts, Bids, Proposals
GEORGIA DPR Hardin has started constructing an indoor practice facility for the University of Georgia. The 100,800-sq-ft building will be 240 ft wide and 420 ft long and have a 65-ft ceiling. It has been designed by Collins Cooper Carusi and Ratio Architects. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. DPR Hardin, Attn: Russ Brockelbank, Atlanta Regional Manager, 3301 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, 30339. DR#15-00439042.
IOWA Turner Construction has started building Building 3 of Facebook’s Data Center II in Altoona. The single-story, 632,690-sq-ft building will be located on a site north of Interstate 80 and west of Northeast 56th St. The project is valued at $26.5 million. Turner Construction, 2345 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., 64108. DR#12-00558824.
MASSACHUSETTS Walsh Construction Co. has started a project of improvements to the wastewater treatment plant for the Town of Grafton. The project entails adding a phosphorus removal system with a pumping station and new ultraviolet disinfection facilities, new structures associated with secondary treatment systems, and a new screening channel, as well as primary settling tank improvements and upgrades to the existing sludge pumping systems. The project is valued at $29.9 million. Walsh Construction Co., Attn: Brad Coutu, Project Manager, 45 Shawmut Rd., Canton, 02021. DR#15-00541103.
Bid, Proposal Dates
OHIO 1/28 Jackson Taylor Constructors, the general contractor, is seeking bids from subcontractors for the Randall Residence, a memory-care, assisted-living and nursing/convalescent center in Parma Heights. The four-story, 158,163-sq-ft building will be located on an 11.9-acre site at 11001 W. Ridgewood Drive. Construction is expected to start in May 2016. It has been designed by JMAC Architects & Planners LLC. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Jackson Taylor Constructors, 7047 Spinach Drive, Mentor, 44060. DR#14-00723518.
NORTH CAROLINA 2/4 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking bidders to carry out phase 5 of the renovation of the Elm, Maple and Pine Residence Halls. The project entails renovating the 252-bed facility, built in 1987, by updating the mechanical, electrical, ITS and plumbing systems, as well as updating interiors and window and roof replacements. In addition, six new elevators will be installed, and ADA modifications will be made. Construction is expected to start in May 2016. The project was designed by KSQ/Peterson Associates. The project is valued at $11 million. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Attn: Elizabeth Frere, Project Manager, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, 28223. DR#12-00624590.
KENTUCKY 2/16 The Commonwealth of Kentucky Facilities Management Dept. is seeking bidders to carry out renovations to Eastern Kentucky University athletic facilities. The project entails demolishing the existing Turkey Hughes baseball stadium and building a new 1,000-seat stadium, erecting a separate metal building indoor hitting facility, demolishing the existing Gertrude Hood softball stadium and constructing a new 380-seat stadium, building a new softball indoor hitting facility, and constructing a new 3,200-seat football stadium and a new 8,500-sq-ft football locker room. The project is valued at between $14.5 million and $16 million. Commonwealth of Kentucky Facilities Management Dept., Attn: Margaret MacDonald, Contract Administrator, 403 Wapping St., Frankfort, 40601. DR#14-00581023.