Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 13, 2019
IOWA The City of Cedar Falls is planning to overhaul its wastewater treatment plant, converting it from a trickling filter system to a nutrient reduction system. The project is valued at between $49 million and $60 million. City of Cedar Falls, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls, 50613. DR#16-00518806.
MONTANA Meadows Edge LLC, is planning on developing Meadows Edge, a 112-acre residential development in Kalispell. The developer expects to build 322 units: 171 single family homes, 50 two-family homes, 21 three-family homes and 80 four-family units. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Meadows Edge LLC, Kalispell, 59901. DR#18-00832083.
NEW YORK Oxford Properties Group is planning to redevelop the St. John’s Terminal warehouse complex in New York City’s West Village neighborhood into an office building. The four-story building, at 550 Washington St., erected in 1934, was originally built as the southern terminal for the High Line elevated railway. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the conversion will remove the top floor and add a nine-story addition and wraparound landscaped roof decks, expanding the floor area to 1.3 million sq ft. Google is the expected tenant. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2022. Oxford Properties, 450 Park Ave., New York City, 10022. DR#15-00635195.
OKLAHOMA Invenergy LLC is planning to construct the Silver Spoke Wind Energy Center, which will encompass 64 turbines in northwestern Osage County. The 158.6 MW wind farm is expected to be completed in 2020. The project is valued at $50 million. Invenergy LLC, 1 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60606. DR#18-00563039.
WISCONSIN Conagra Brands is planning to expand and modernize its 350,000-sq-ft cold storage and vegetable packaging facility in Beaver Dam. The facility supports the Birds Eye Foods frozen vegetable operation. The project is valued at $78 million. Conagra Brands, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, 60654. DR#19-00558774.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
LOUISIANA Phylway Construction has been awarded a $48.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for an improvement project to the Mississippi River West Bank Levee in Plaquemine. The work consists of clearing, grubbing, excavation for new drainage ditches, new levee/ramp crossing embankments, degrading of the existing levee, deep material mixing, buttress riprap placement, geotextile and surfacing, and turf establishment. Phylway Construction, 2616 Toulon Drive, Baton Rouge, 70816. DR#18-00899812.
NORTH CAROLINA Kaufman Lynn Construction has begun constructing VIDA, a mixed-use project, on a four-acre site in downtown Kannapolis. The project has been designed by Built Form LLC, and consists of 289 residential units, 19,000-sq-ft of new retail space, as well as 34,000-sq-ft of renovated retail space. Lansing Melbourne Group is the developer. The project is valued at $61 million. Kaufman Lynn Construction, 147 West Avenue, Kannapolis, 28081. DR#19-00605854 (residential) and DR#19-00605882 (retail).
Bid, Proposal Dates
CALIFORNIA 5/24 Stanislaus County is requesting proposals for design services for the first phase development of backbone infrastructure for the Crows Landing Business Park, near Patterson. The 1,528-acre site was a Naval Air Station in the 1940s and 1950s, and later a private-use airport owned by the NASA Ames Research Center. It features two runways, one 6,975 ft long and the other 7,950 ft long. The project is valued at $100 million. Stanislaus County, Capital Projects, Attn: Keith Boggs, Assistant CEO, 1010 10th St., Modesto, 95354. DR#18-00864123.
FLORIDA 7/31 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out road removal for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Picayune Strand State Forest, in southwestern Collier County, consists of cypress swamps, wet pine flatwoods and wet prairies, and was logged for cypress in the 1940s and 1950s. A 55,000-acre residential subdivision was planned there, with roads and four large drainage canals constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, but failed. The system of roads and canals has over-drained the area, resulting in a reduction of aquifer recharge, increased freshwater shock load discharges to estuaries to the south, invasion by upland vegetation, loss of ecological connectivity and associated habitat, and increased frequency of forest fires. The project consists of returning the graded roadways and logging trams (narrow-gauge logging railway embankments) to a natural topographic profile based on the adjacent undisturbed ground, which would reestablish sheet flow. High spots that are not historic uplands, such as berms or spoil piles that obstruct or channelize flow, are not acceptable. Contractor is to remove and re-grade all east-west roads to level undisturbed ground logging trams and existing roads and adjacent ditches, swales and spoil for the base contract in the area bounded by Miller Canal to the east, the Tie-Back Levee to the north, 90th Avenue SE to the south and to the ends of the roads on the west. The project is valued at between $7 million and $12 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Brian Kilpatrick, Contract Specialist, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207. DR#19-00626634.
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