Indiana Sun Development & Management Corp. is planning to convert the historic Bethel AME Church, located at 414 W. Vermont St. in Indianapolis, into the Vermont Street Hotel. Including an addition, the hotel will be seven stories and contain 210 rooms. The project is being designed by CSO Architects Inc. and is valued at $26 million. Sun Development & Management Corp., Attn: Bharat Patel, CEO, 5701 Progress Rd., Indianapolis, 46241. DR#16-00494035.
Louisiana The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission is planning to carry out a safety improvement project to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The project entails adding 12 shoulders, each 1,008 ft long and 16 ft wide, situated between crossovers—six on each span. Volkert Inc. has been chosen as the designer and Boh Bros. as the general contractor. The project is valued at $125 million. Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission, 3939 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 70002. DR#17-00520850.
North Carolina The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation is planning a highway-widening project. The project entails widening 13.9 miles of U.S. Route 321 into a six-lane divided highway between Hickory and Lenoir. The project is valued at $288 million. North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, 1020 Birch Ridge Drive, Raleigh, 27610. DR#17-00776732.
North Dakota Oasis Petroleum Inc. is planning to expand its Wild Basin Gas Plant in Watford City. The project will expand its gas processing capacity from 80 million cu ft per day to 345 million cu ft per day. The work will include constructing a 200-million-cu-ft-per-day processing train and adding 65 million cu ft per day in modular mechanical refrigeration units, a fourth stabilizer and a new storage tank. The project is valued at $140 million. Oasis Petroleum Inc., 1001 Fannin St., Houston, 77002. DR#17-00711047.
Tennessee The Tennessee Board of Regents is planning to renovate Columbia State Community College’s Finney Library. The project will encompass updates and replacements of key building components including the HVAC, roof, elevator, restrooms, electrical distribution, life-safety systems and exterior walkways and lighting. The project is being designed by Street Dixon Rick and is valued at $61 million. Tennessee Board of Regents, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, 37214. DR#17-00641540.
Utah The Housing Authority of Salt Lake County is planning to develop the West Valley family housing project in West Valley City. The project will include between 260 and 310 units of affordable mixed-income housing, located near the UTA Fairbourne TRAX station, and will include on-site case management services. It is being designed by Think Architecture Inc. The project is valued between $15 million and $25 million. Housing Authority of Salt Lake County, 3595 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, 84115. DR#15-00436185.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Connecticut Gilbane Building Co., serving as construction manager, has begun building the Charles F. Dolan School of Business building at Fairfield University. The four-story, 80,500-sq-ft building will contain 16 technology-enriched classrooms, collaborative meeting spaces for students and faculty and event space. The building will include a one-button studio, simulation room, behavioral research lab and the University’s Center for Applied Ethics. The project is valued at $40 million. Gilbane Building Co., 208 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, 06033. DR#16-00725774.
Kansas JE Dunn Construction has started constructing a new Lansing Correctional Facility, replacing the existing facility, which dates to the 1860s. The 396,719-sq-ft project entails building a 2,432-bed maximum- and medium-security unit, a 512-bed minimum-security unit, new intake units and modern utility systems. It is a design-build project, with DLR Group and TreanorHL serving as the architects. Construction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. The project is valued at $170 million. JE Dunn Construction Co., Attn: Mike Barr, Project Manager, 1001 Locust St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106. DR#17-00566860.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Washington 5/7 The Yakima Nation Housing Authority is requesting proposals from architectural firms interested in designing the Toppenish Armory Homeless Shelter. The project entails converting the four existing buildings into 38 units of housing for homeless veterans, including 10 single units and 24 one- or two-bedroom units for families. The project is valued at $10 million. Yakima Nation Housing Authority, 611 S. Camas Ave., Wapato, 98951. DR#18-00615943.
Ohio 5/22 The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is planning to construct the London Road Relief Sewer in Cleveland. The project involves constructing 10,700 ft of new sewers ranging in size from 24 in. to 72 in. internal diameter, installed by tunneling methods; 870 ft of new sewers ranging in size from 12 in. to 72 in. internal diameter, installed by open-cut methods; six shafts; eight diversion structures; junctions and manholes; and modifications to six regulators. The project is valued at $51.5 million. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Attn: Nancy Holland, Procurement Assistant, 3900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115. DR#11-00468718.
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