Alabama 68 Ventures and Larry Wireman are planning to develop Caribe on the Beach East condominium complex in Orange Beach. The 26-story, 434,535-sq-ft building will contain 93 condo units. Forrest Daniell & Associates is the designer, and the project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. 68 Ventures, Attn: Nathan Cox, President & CEO, 29891 Woodrow Lane, Spanish Fort, 36527. DR#16-00666581.

Colorado Cypress Creek Renewables is planning to construct the Sundance solar energy facility in Bennett. The 75 MW facility will be located on a 1,050-acre site located at 5122 South County Road 129, and the estimated construction cost is $136 million. Ost Energy North America Inc. has been chosen as the general contractor. Cypress Creek Renewables, 3250 Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Calif., 90405. DR#17-00863664.

Minnesota The Metropolitan Council is planning to build the Heywood 2 bus maintenance facility in Minneapolis. The 400,000-sq-ft facility will provide interior storage for over 200 buses, 20 maintenance bays, fueling, washing, parts storage, administrative offices and rooftop parking. The facility will include an underground storm water retention tank. LHB Engineers & Architects Inc. is the designer, and the project is valued at $84 million. Metropolitan Council, Attn: Alicia Vap, Project Manager, 390 Robert St., North St. Paul, 55101. DR#15-00694185.

Nebraska Green Star Gasifiers LLC is planning to build an 8 MW biomass power plant on a 17-acre site in the Roth Industrial Park in South Sioux City. The plant will have the capability to use multiple sources of fuel—including wood waste, municipal solid waste (garbage), construction and demolition waste and agriculture waste such as cornstalks—to make electricity. The project is valued at $53 million. Green Star Gasifiers LLC,  127 Dishman, Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. DR#18-00501792.

New Mexico The City of Albuquerque is planning to construct the Silver Avenue Flats mixed-use project at 101 Silver Ave. SW in Albuquerque. The five-story mixed-use complex will contain 130 apartments, a bike transit center, a neighborhood fitness center and 7,900-sq-ft of retail space. Klinger Constructors have been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. City of Albuquerque, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, 87102. DR#17-00555711.

Oregon The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are planning to build a 140,000-sq-ft hotel and casino on a 20-acre site off Interstate 5 in Salem. The project is valued at $185 million. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, 97380. DR#17-00634281.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Florida Preferred Materials Inc. has started carrying out a milling and resurfacing project on Florida’s Turnpike mainline (State Route 91) from milepost 207.0 to milepost 208.5 in Osceola County. Construction is expected to be completed by May, 2019. The project is valued at $27.9 million. Preferred Materials Inc., 4636 Scarborough Drive, Lutz, 33559. DR#14-00659281.

Massachusetts Suffolk Construction Co., as CM-at-risk, has started constructing the new Somerville High School, a six-story, 368,000-sq-ft facility, including a 150-vehicle parking garage with play field above. The project involves new construction, the renovation of historically significant buildings and complex phasing. The central academic building, erected in 1895, will be stabilized and isolated and the war memorial, erected in 1929 will be renovated and incorporated into the new building. The high school will remain occupied throughout the construction effort, and total project duration is estimated at 66 months. The project designer is Symmes Maini & McKee Associates. The project is valued at $256 million. Suffolk Construction Co., 65 Allerton St., Boston, 02119. DR#12-00684850.

Oklahoma Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. has started expanding the Coffee Creek water resource recovery facility in Edmond, from 9 million gallons per day to 12 million gallons per day. The project is valued at $171.3 million. Oscar Renda Contracting Inc., 522 Benson Lane, Roanoke, Texas, 76262. DR#15-00590248.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Missouri-Illinois The Terminal Railroad Association is seeking bidders to carry out the rehabilitation of the Merchants Bridge, a 4,340-ft-long steel truss railroad bridge across the Mississippi River erected in 1889. The work entails temporarily removing the existing scour protection (stone revetment) around the four existing masonry river piers. It also involves improving bridge seismic capacity by encasing the four existing rubble infill masonry river piers in reinforced concrete with additional drilled shafts or micropiles drilled into river bedrock; replacing scour protection (stone revetment); removing existing ties and rails in river spans; removing three existing river trusses by either blast demolition or float-out and constructing three new steel trusses and float into place; and installing ballast deck and new double track. Construction is expected to start in March, 2018 and be completed by March, 2021. The project is valued at between $210 million and $220 million. Terminal Railroad Association, 700 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, 63102. DR#17-00802955.

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