Idaho Treasure Valley Renewable Resources is planning to build a sorghum and biogas manufacturing facility in Parma. The facility will consist of three separate parts under three separate LLCs. Bio Ag Resources will use sorghum fiber in a pulping process to manufacture fiber-molded plates, bowls and other products for the food industry. Boise Biogas will operate anaerobic bio methane gas digesters to produce biogas and by-products that will be used to make fertilizer, compost and livestock bedding. And DualFuel Technology will clean and compress the biogas so it can be delivered via a pipeline for retail sale. The project is valued at $94 million. Treasure Valley Renewable Resources, P.O. Box 549, Fruitland, 83619. DR#17-00605483.
Illinois Cook County is planning to construct a 600-acre-foot reservoir at 2795 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood. The project will include a control structure, inlet structure, pump station, access roads, perimeter fence, landscaping and channel improvements with bridge removal from open channel, gabions and soldier piles from Northlake to Broadview. The project is valued at $155.6 million. Cook County Dept. of Planning & Development, Attn: Michael Jasso, 69 W. Washington St., Chicago, 60602. DR#17-00684195.
Kentucky Western Kentucky University is planning to build a parking structure. The project is valued at $51 million. Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, 42101. DR#15-00642185.
Oklahoma The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation is planning a pavement rehabilitation project for a section of Interstate 35 in Kay County. The project will rehab a 5.89-mile-long stretch, from milepost 213.50 to milepost 219.39. Bidding is tentatively scheduled for 2019. The project is valued at $18 million. Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation, 200 NE 21st St., Oklahoma City, 73105. DR#16-00574006.
Vermont Alp Bashdogan is planning to build the Aeolus Mountain Spa Hotel on a 46-acre site in Manchester. The 80-room hotel will occupy a two-story, 122,000-sq-ft building and will include a 160-seat restaurant. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Alp Bashdogan, 515 Depot St., Manchester Center, 05255. DR#08-00752128.
Virginia The Fairfax County Dept. of Transportation is planning to construct the Soapstone Connector, a half-mile-long extension of Soapstone Drive in Reston, from its current endpoint at Sunrise Valley Drive north to Sunset Hills Road. It will include a bridge over the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). The bridge will have two vehicle lanes, a bike lane in each direction, a sidewalk on one side of the roadway and a shared-use trail on the other side. The project is valued at $170 million. Fairfax County Dept. of Transportation, 4050 Legato Road, Fairfax, 22033. DR#17-00661913.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Louisiana The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority has chosen Stantec to oversee the engineering and design of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion near Wills Point on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, near river mile 69 above Head of Passes. The project will entail construction of an inlet channel, a gated structure in the river levee, a conveyance channel to move the sediment and water into the wetlands and open water, and a complex of outlet channels. It is intended to move up to 35,000 cu ft per second of water and sediment from the river into wetlands between the river and Lake Borgne, with the expectation that the sediment will nourish existing wetlands and build new wetlands in open water. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, and the project is valued at $488 million. Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, 450 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, 70801. DR#17-00809500.
Maine The Maine Dept. of Corrections is currently reviewing submitted proposals from design firms interested in designing the renovation of the Maine Correctional Center in Windham as well as the construction of a new facility. The project is valued at $149 million. Maine Dept. of Corrections, 25 Tyson Drive, Augusta, 04333. DR#16-00655624.
Bid, Proposal Dates
California 3/21 Guzman Construction Group Inc., the general contractor, is seeking subcontractor bidders to build an affordable housing complex at 490 South Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. The seven-story, 78,958-sq-ft building will contain 81 affordable units, along with ground floor community spaces and a rooftop terrace. It is being designed by Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects and is valued at $15 million. Guzman Construction Group Inc., 2270 Palou Ave., San Francisco, 94124. DR#17-00602746.
New York 3/23 Long Island University is seeking bidders to carry out the renovation of the Paramount Theater at 1 University Plaza in Brooklyn. The former movie palace, erected in 1928, was a 4,000-seat venue for movies and music events until 1950, when it was converted to a basketball arena. The interior renovations will return much of the space into a 2,800-seat performance venue for music, comedy and boxing. It is being designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, 11201. DR#18-00540037.
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