Pulse: Texas and Louisiana
Harris County Commissioners voted to redevelop the Astrodome in Houston. The $94.5-million project calls for transforming the stadium into a multi-use facility that will have a 240,000-sq-ft indoor park or event space, 1,400 underground parking spaces and 550,000 sq ft at the dome’s core for retail or hospitality. Astrodome Tomorrow, Houston, is the developer. James Richards Design, Houston, is the architect. Urban Land Institute, Houston, serves as a consultant on the project. Astrodome Tomorrow, 215 Hyde Park Blvd., Houston, 77006. DR#09-00635801.
Lee Lewis Construction has extended the deadline for subcontractor bids to Jan. 11 for the $100-million Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences project in Lubbock. The 223,750-sq-ft, five-story structural-steel performance venue will include a 2,220-seat main theater, a 425-seat studio theater, a 6,000-sq-ft multipurpose room, a dance center and a bistro café. Lubbock Entertainment & Performing Arts Association is the owner. Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, and MWM Architects Inc., Lubbock, are the architects. Lee Lewis Construction, Attn. Kirk Hughlett, 7810 Orlando Ave., Lubbock, 79423. DR#13-00567817.
North Texas Municipal Water District is planning the $297-million Lower Bois d’Arc Creek raw water pipeline project. The scope includes construction of 36 miles of 90-in.-dia pipeline and two miles of 96-in.-dia pipeline from the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir to the North Water Treatment Plant in Fannin County. The project is expected to use a construction manager at-risk delivery method. Freese & Nichols, Dallas, and Black & Veatch Corp., Dallas, are the civil engineers. North Texas Municipal Water District, Attn. Robert McCarthy, 501 E. Brown St., P.O. Box 2408, Wylie, 75098. DR#12-00443028.
The Dinerstein Cos. plans to build the $120-million Post Oak Residential Tower in Houston. The 40-story structure will feature two floors of retail and seven floors of parking, including two floors underground. The design-bid-build project is being designed by Gensler. Gilbane Building Co. is the general contractor. Construction schedules haven’t been announced. Gilbane Building Co., 1331 Lamar St., Ste. 1170, Houston, 77010. DR#16-00433205.
Contracts, Bids, Proposals
Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development awarded a $90-mllion contract to Gilchrist Construction Co., Alexandria, for the LA/DOT Prien Lake main-span redecking project at I-210 and I-10 in Calsaieu Parish. The project scope includes clearing and grubbing, grading, removal of bridge deck, cold-planing asphaltic concrete, subgrade treatment, superpave asphaltic concrete overlay, asphaltic concrete wearing course, drilled shaft foundations, roadway lighting, structural concrete, structural metalwork, bridge repairs, a temporary queue detection system and related work. Gilchrist Construction Co., P.O. Box 5699, Alexandria, 71307. DR#14-00632537.
Hunt Construction/AECOM, Dallas, is in the construction documents phase for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design Building in Denton. The multistory building, which will total 126,000-sq-ft, will feature classrooms, lecture halls, 3D graphics and visualization labs, seminar rooms, art galleries, student studios, administrative offices, meeting rooms and informal work areas. The new structure will connect with existing walkways on the second and third floors. There will also be a courtyard built between the two facilities. Corgan Associates, Houston, is the architect. AECOM, Attn. Bradley Langeloh, 4099 McEwen Rd., Ste. 400, Dallas, 75244. DR#13-00548014.
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