Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 1, 2018
California California State University Northridge has awarded a design-build contract to Bomel Construction to erect a five-level, 1,608-space parking garage. The 511,000-sq-ft structure will have spaces for EV charging stations, bicycle and scooter storage, and infrastructure for a photovoltaic system. Because Northridge is considered a high-seismic area, the rebar ties in the columns and beams are increased significantly to handle the additional vertical loads, according to the contractor. The project is valued at $33.4 million. Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, 92606. DR#08-00844367.
Colorado Sun Valley Ecodistrict is planning to build a mixed-use project of the same name at 2797 West 13th St. in Denver. The project entails construction of a 127-unit apartment building with two wings, one of which will be eight stories and one seven stories. The project will include 1,800 sq ft of commercial space, 7,800 sq ft of amenity space, 112 underground parking spaces and a geothermal heat pump system. It is being designed by Parikh Stevens Architects, and Milender White Construction Co. has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $30 million. Sun Valley Ecodistrict, 1001 Bannock St., Denver, 80204. DR#16-00721083.
Georgia Eagle Environmental Construction (EEC) is planning to convert a contaminated site at 209 Whitehall St. in downtown Atlanta into a mixed-use development. The 1.7-acre site was formerly home to Simmons Plating Works, and the site is listed on the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has already performed $3 million in cleanup work at the site, but as much as $20 million worth of further remediation is planned, involving the removal of 150,000 cu yd of contaminated soil. EEC is planning to build one 10-story building and three five-story buildings containing 512 apartments, 30,000 sq ft of ground-level retail space, and an underground parking garage with 520 spaces. Remediation is expected to start October 2018, and construction is expected to be completed by late 2020. EEC is acting as developer and general contractor, while Farrington Design Group will be the designer. The project is valued at $122 million. Eagle Environmental Construction, Attn: Ronald Batiste, Project Manager, 1485 Bay Shore Blvd., San Francisco, Calif. 94124. DR#18-00737531.
Nebraska Clarity Development Co. is planning to resurrect the former Blackstone Hotel in Omaha. The eight-story building, located at 302 South 36th St., was built in 1915 and operated as a hotel from 1920 to 1976, and in recent decades was an office building. The project entails adding a west wing with a swimming pool and 40 additional rooms, for a total of 204 rooms. It will include restoration of the ballroom, the marble staircase and a rooftop cocktail lounge. The project is valued at $75 million. It is being designed by Leo A. Daly Co., and Lund Ross Constructors has been chosen as the general contractor. Clarity Development Co., 105 North 31st Ave., Omaha, 68131. DR#18-00730763.
Nevada Crescent Peak Renewables LLC is planning to construct the Crescent Peak Wind Farm on public land west of Searchlight, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The project will entail as many as 248 turbines over 400 ft tall and will generate 500 MW. Crescent Peak Renewables is a subsidiary of Eolus North America, which is owned by Eolus, a Swedish wind energy company. The project is valued at $375 million. Crescent Peak Renewables LLC, 311 South Division St., Carson City, 89703. DR#18-802050.
Ohio MB Glick LLC is planning to convert the former Champion Paper Co. mill in Hamilton into the Spooky Nook sports complex. The 350,000-sq-ft complex will contain soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball and softball venues with a viewing mezzanine above the playing areas, as well as a water sports center and a multi-use stadium. The complex will be designed by Community Design Alliance. The project is valued at $38 million. MB Glick LLC, Attn: Moses Glick, Owner, 16 Breezy Park Drive, Fleetwood, Penn., 19522. DR#16-00410821.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Virginia The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has awarded Potomac Yard Constructors a $213.7-million contract to build the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in Alexandria. The work will include station mezzanines, side platforms, below-platform service rooms, interior station lighting, new and re-aligned track, traction power, automatic train control, station pedestrian bridges, and station entrance pavilions including escalators, elevators and stairs. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019, with completion by late 2021 or early 2022. Potomac Yard Constructors is a joint venture of Halmar International and Schiavone Construction Co. Halmar Construction, 421 E. Route 59, Nanuet, N.Y. 10954. DR#12-00436312.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Minnesota 10/17 The City of Glencoe is seeking bidders to carry out an improvement project at its wastewater treatment plant. The project involves construction of a new influent lift station, a new preliminary treatment building, aeration basin modifications with new diffusers and blowers, replacement of final clarifier mechanisms, and a new advanced treatment building. The project is valued between $18.5 million and $19 million. City of Glencoe, 1107 11th St., Glencoe, 55336. DR#18-00800986.
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