Hexcel Corp. is planning to expand its Decatur production plant, which produces polyacrylonitrile, a precursor of carbon fiber, for the aerospace and industrial markets. Construction is expected to be completed by 2021. The project is valued at $200 million. Hexcel Corp., 3300 Mallard Fox Drive, Decatur, 35601. DR#18-00519204.


TECO Energy Inc. is planning to convert the two oldest coal-fired wet-bottom boiler units of its Big Bend Power Plant in Apollo Beach to natural gas. The project is valued at $500 million. TECO Energy Inc., 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602. DR#18-00512092.


Blackhall Studios plans to build up to nine sound stages at its Bouldercrest Road complex in Atlanta. The project is valued at between $80 million and $100 million. Blackhall Studios, Attn: Eric Hooge, 1415 Constitution Road SE, Atlanta, 30316. DR#18-00524098.


The Georgia Dept. of Transportation is planning two bypass projects in Rome. The project entails constructing a four-lane median-divided roadway beginning at State Route 101 where it ties to the South Rome Bypass and extending to the existing East Rome Bypass at State Route 1 Loop. The Southeast Rome Bypass would also include a diamond interchange with a bridge over U.S. Route 411/State Route 20 and another bridge over Callier Springs Road. The plans also call for widening 5,550 ft of State Route 101 from two to four lanes. It is being designed by Southern Engineering & Surveying. The South Rome Bypass project is valued at $49.1 million, and the Southeast Rome Bypass at $84.1 million. Georgia Dept. of Transportation, 600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30308. DR#02-00626873.

North Carolina

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is planning a 125-classroom building on the existing campus of West Charlotte High School. The project is valued at $110 million. Construction is expected to begin in April 2020 and be completed by August 2022. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Attn: Don Cave, 3301 Stafford Drive, Charlotte, 28208. DR#17-00657211.

South Carolina

The Town of Hilton Head Island is planning to build a park at the intersection of Nassau Street and Lagoon Road. The park is part of the Coligny redevelopment project and will include construction of a 3,500-sq-ft indoor museum with outdoor play area, grading, earthwork and installation of playground equipment and a fountain. It is being designed by Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co. The project is valued at between $10 million and $12 million. Town of Hilton Head Island, Attn: Chris Darnell, Planning Dept., 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, 29928. DR#16-00601196


FedEx Ground Package System is planning to construct a 972,947-sq-ft distribution facility in Murfreesboro. It is being designed by Stantec Co. Consulting Services. The project is valued at $189 million. FedEx Ground Package System, Attn: Allie Addoms, Project Manager, 1000 FedEx Drive, Moon Township, Pa., 15108. DR#16-00636792.

Contracts, Bids, Proposals


ICI Homes has started building Mosaic, a single-family subdivision in Daytona Beach. The 1,200-home development is located at 715 Mosaic Blvd., at the intersection of LPGA Boulevard and International Golf Drive. The project is valued at between $150 million and $170 million. The owner is subcontracting the work. ICI Homes, 2379 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, 32119. DR#18-00530294.

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