Pulse: Project News for the Week of January 14, 2019
Arizona Diamond Ventures Inc. is planning to develop Rocking K, a 4,800-acre master-planned community in Tucson. Located at the base of the Rincon mountain range adjoining Saguaro National Park East, it will encompass 6,100 homesites, commercial development, golf entitlements, school sites, abundant open space, parks and hiking and equestrian trails. Phase 1 will entail 480 homes and 12 acres of parkland. Diamond Ventures Inc., 2200 E. River Rd., Tucson, 85718. DR#17-00573316.
Delaware Delle Donne & Associates is planning to construct the Fairfax Research Center in Wilmington. The three-story, 526,552-sq-ft building will be leased to Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Bernardon has been selected as the consulting architect. The project is valued at $105 million. Delle Donne & Associates, 100 W. Commons Blvd., New Castle, 19720. DR#18-00872133.
Georgia The Georgia Dept. of Transportation is planning to construct the Third Army Road Interchange with Interstate 75 in Bartow County. Third Army Road is a new four- to six-lane divided roadway. The proposed interchange will be located approximately halfway between the bridges over Joe Stella Drive and the bridges over Lake Allatoona. The new roadway will tie into U.S. Route 41/Cobb Parkway via a grade-separated intersection, with interchange-type ramps provided to and from U.S. Route 41/Cobb Parkway. Between U.S. Route 41/Cobb Parkway and I-75, the length of the proposed road will be approximately 0.86 mile. To the west of U.S. Route 41, the proposed project will also include the relocation of Dabbs Bridge Road. The project is being designed by Arcadis U.S. Inc. and is valued at $80.2 million. Georgia Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Ryan Fernandez, Project Manager, 600 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 30308. DR#10-00654986.
Indiana The Delaware County Commissioners are planning to build a new Delaware County Jail at the intersection of Tillotson Avenue and 26th Street in Muncie. The 500-bed jail will be built on the former site of Wilson Middle School. RQAW Corp. has been selected as the designer and BW Construction LLC has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $45 million. Delaware County Commissioners, 100 W. Main St., Muncie, 47305. DR#18-00503340.
South Dakota The city of Pierre is planning to construct a water treatment plant. Located at the north end of Steamboat Park, just south of the John C. Waldron Bridge, it will draw water from the Missouri River, use an ultrafiltration system and have a capacity of 8.8 million gallons per day. It is being designed by Advanced Engineering & Environmental Services. The project is valued at $37 million. The City of Pierre, 222 E. Dakota Ave., Pierre, 57501. DR#18-00578448.
Wisconsin The Wisconsin Dept. of Facilities Management is planning to build Sesquicentennial Hall, an engineering building, for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The four-story, 76,900-sq-ft building will contain instructional laboratory suites, project and research laboratories and general assignment classrooms. The campus data center will also be relocated into this building from the basement of Gardner Hall, and a new surface parking lot will be constructed to replace the one serving as the site for this building. The structure is being designed by BWBR Architects. The project is valued at $41.8 million, and construction is expected to begin in June. Wisconsin Dept. of Facilities Management, 1 W. Wilson St., Madison, 53707. DR#17-00870631.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Idaho Engineered Structures Inc. has started constructing a building module factory on a 52-acre site in Nampa. The two-story, 400,000-sq-ft factory will manufacture modules to be used by housing developers for high-density housing projects. The factory will operate under the name Autovol Inc., a subsidiary of the Pacific Cos. The factory was designed by ZGA Architects and Planners Chartered. It is expected to be operational by May 2020. The project is valued at $62.8 million. Engineered Structures Inc., 3330 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 83642. DR#18-00786082.
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Washington 2/6 The Seattle Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to construct a new Alaskan Way Corridor. The project entails removing the existing Alaskan Way Viaduct and constructing a corridor from S. Dearborn Street to Pine Street as well as a new Elliott Bay Corridor from Pine Street to Bell Street. Work will also include constructing a pedestrian promenade, a continuous public open space that facilitates pedestrian movement to and along the waterfront located west of the roadway from S. Washington to Pine Street. The project has been designed by James Corner Field Operations. The project is valued at $185 million. Seattle Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Beth Lofton, Project Manager, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, 98124. DR#18-00534334.
New York 3/10 The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. is seeking requests for proposals for architect/engineering services for the rebuilding of Pier D, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The project is valued at $16.7 million. Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., Attn: Topher Wheeler, Project Manager, 63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, 11205. DR#18-00902195.
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