Iowa Blackbird Investments is planning to convert the former St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa into the Vogel Building Apartments. The five-story, 100,000-sq-ft building will be converted into as many as 70 apartments, ranging in size from 600 to 1,500 sq ft, with a possible swimming pool, playground and commercial space. Walker Coen and Lorentzen Architects is designing the project, and Ball Team LLC is the construction manager. The project’s value has been estimated at $14 million. Contact: Walker Coen and Lorentzen Architects, 3706 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, 50312. DR#14-00714638.
Maine Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is planning on building a complex in Boothbay. It will include a conservatory, a visitors center, a culinary center, an education facility, a propagation-research building and ornamental gardens. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Dr., Boothbay, 04537. DR#16-00542302.
North Carolina The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation is planning to build the Mid-Currituck Bridge. The seven-mile-long, two-lane toll bridge will span Currituck Sound between Coinjock and the community of Corolla on the Outer Banks. As the second crossing of Currituck Sound, situated 15 miles north of the existing Wright Memorial Bridge, it will help to alleviate congestion and, in the event of a hurricane or severe storm, improve the flow of evacuation traffic. Construction is expected to begin in 2017. The project is valued at $383.2 million. North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, 113 Airport Dr., Edenton, 27932. DR#16-00531497.
Oregon BPM Associates and Koz Development are planning to build the Koz Micro Studio Student Housing building at 2211 Southwest Fourth Ave. in Portland. The six-story, 108-unit building will include ground-floor retail space and surface-level parking for 23 vehicles. Schlesinger Cos. is designing the building. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. BPM Associates, 610 Southwest Alder St., Portland, 97205. DR#15-00431809.
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Interfaith Community Programs is planning to build the Old Friends at Misty Ridge senior housing complex in Cumberland Township. The three-story building will contain 50 affordable-housing apartments. The project has been valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Pennsylvania Interfaith Community Programs Inc., Attn: J. Edward Jenkins, Deputy Director, 40 East High St., Gettysburg, 17325. DR#16-00547447.
Contracts, Bids, Proposals
Arkansas Jensen Construction Co. has started building a replacement northbound bridge over the Black River in Pocahontas. The 1,271-ft-long continuous composite plate-girder bridge carries U.S. Highway 67. The project is valued at $10.1 million. Jensen Construction Co., 5550 Northeast 22nd St., Des Moines, 50313. DR#15-00442089.
Nebraska West-Continent Energy Services is constructing a natural-gas pipeline from Bancroft to Norfolk. The 48.5-mile-long, 8-in.-dia pipeline will run north of and parallel to state Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 275. Black Hills Energy is the project owner. Construction is expected to be completed by April, 2017. The project is valued at $30 million. West-Continent Energy Services, Attn: Randy Griffin, President, 15802 Industrial Dr., Independence, Mo. 64058. DR#14-00528863.
North Dakota Gast Construction has started building the Heidi Ann Hulbert Rowe Aquatic Facility in West Fargo. The project entails the construction of a two-story, 65,512-sq-ft building, containing a 66-meter pool, a warm-water practice pool, a dive well and seating for 1,200. West Fargo Public Schools is the project owner, Zerr Berg Architects designed the facility, and Moore Engineering Inc. is the civil engineer. The estimated construction cost is $18.5 million. Gast Construction, Attn: Darren Kruse, Project Manager, 3410 39th St., South, Fargo, 58104. DR#16-00409901.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Ohio 7/1 Burgess & Niple Ltd., the owner’s agent, is seeking bidders to build the Sofidel Tissue Factory in Circleville. The project consists of 12 buildings, totaling 1.8 million sq ft, on a 280-acre site. Two of the buildings, a paper-machine building and a high-bay storage building, are a traditional bid approach from completed documents. The remaining warehouse buildings will employ a design-build approach. The project is valued at over $50 million. Burgess & Niple Ltd., Attn: Brian Torres, Project Manager, 5085 Reed Rd., Columbus, 43220. DR#16-00556923.
New Jersey 7/21 New Jersey Transit is seeking bidders to carry out the Hoboken Ferry Terminal boiler system replacement. The project involves constructing a new ferry ticketing and operations suite, a new hot-water boiler system, and remediation of storm damage as well as lead paint and asbestos. The project’s value has been estimated at between $8 million and $10 million. New Jersey Transit, Attn: Leslie Jenkins, Procurement Dept., One Penn Plaza East, Newark, 07105. DR#16-00556164.
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