Pulse: Project News for the Week of September 2, 2019
Alabama Smith Packett Med-Com, LLC, is planning to build The Crossings at Hoover senior living facility in Hoover. The facility will consist of two four-story buildings, totaling 200,000 sq ft, containing 90 independent-living units, 66 assisted-living units and 38 memory-care units. It is being designed by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood. Smith Packett Med-Com, LLC, 4423 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Roanoke, Va. 24014. DR#18-00535499.
Colorado Red Leaf Development is planning to build El Jebel mixed use tower, at 18th Street and Sherman Avenue in Denver. The 48-story building is being designed by Beck Architecture LLC. The project is valued at $75 million. Red Leaf Development, 620 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, Va. 20170. DR#18-00821598.
Iowa The Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo is planning a major expansion. It plans to erect The Lost Island Theme Park on a site just south of the water park, including a variety of rides and attractions and 2,550 parking spaces. The project is valued at $100 million. It has been designed by Bruce D Robinson Design Group. Some sitework has begun, but construction is not expected to be completed until 2022. Lost Island Water Park, Attn: Becky and Gary Bertsch, owners, 2225 E. Shaulis Rd., Waterloo, 50701. DR#19-00750671.
Kentucky The Veterans Affairs Medical Center is planning to expand the Robley Rex VA Medical Center Campus in Louisville. The nine-story, 1.2-million-sq-ft structure will contain a 104-bed hospital, parking space for 2,600 cars, underground utilities and a new central utility plant. The facility is being designed by Smith Group JJR and AECOM, and the project is valued at $925 million. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Attn: Joe Werner, Project Manager, 800 Zorn Ave., Louisville, 40206. DR#10-00517602.
New Hampshire The New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation is planning to widen Interstate 93 from Bow to Concord. The project is valued at $142 million. New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation, 7 Hazen Rd., Concord, 03302. DR#15-00460688.
Oregon The Port of Coos Bay is planning to carry out a channel modification project. The project entails deepening the existing channel to 45 ft from 37 ft, and widening it to 450 ft from 300 ft, from the channel entrance to river mile 8.2. The project is being designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dredging is expected to begin in late 2020 and be completed by 2024. The project is valued at between $350 million and $400 million. Port of Coos Bay, 125 Central Ave., Coos Bay, 97420. DR#17-00649714.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Maryland R.W. Murray Co., a general contractor, has started expanding the Hargrove Industrial Campus in Lanham. The project entails constructing three single-story industrial buildings, totaling 400,455 sq ft. Building A will be 192,718 sq ft, Building B will be 106,543 sq ft, and Building C will be 101,194 sq ft. The buildings will offer 32-ft clearances, and there will be 700 parking spaces for cars and 150 parking spaces for trailers and service trucks. The buildings have been designed by GSR. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2020. Hargrove Industrial Campus, 4600 Hargrove Drive, Lanham, 20706. DR#19-00795253 (Bldg A), #19-00795255 (Bldg B), and #19-00795291 (Bldg C).
North Carolina Archer Western Contractors has begun an upgrade project at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro. It entails constructing a 165-ft-tall structural precast concrete air traffic control tower, with a 16,000-sq-ft TRACON base building constructed of steel column and beam frame supporting architectural precast concrete siding. The tower’s three levels below the control cab will house a break room, restrooms, electronics equipment, mechanical equipment, electrical equipment and antennas. The tower has an approximate 6-ft-thick, 75-ft by 75-ft square concrete pile cap foundation, supported by 57 1.5-ft-dia auger cast piles. The project was designed by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is valued at $40.9 million. Archer Western Contractors, 5550 77 Center Drive, Charlotte, 28217. DR#18-00643888.
Bid, Proposal Dates
California 9/12 The Moreno Valley Unified School District is seeking specialty contractor bidders for the Moreno Valley High School performing arts center. The project has been designed by John Sergio Fisher & Associates Inc., and is valued at $15 million. Moreno Valley Unified School District, Attn: Josie Ripoly, Director, 13911 Perris Blvd., Moreno Valley, 92553. DR#17-00780062.
Texas 9/19 The City of Pflugerville is seeking bidders to carry out an expansion of the central wastewater treatment plant. The project includes construction of an influent pump station and headworks; 5 MGD biological nutrient removal treatment trains; new final clarifier effluent filtration; UV disinfection; flow measurement; non-potable water system; chemical feed systems; and additions to the public works operations buildings to serve as laboratory/office space. The expansion has been designed by Freese & Nichols, Inc., and the project is valued at between $35 million and $40 million. City of Pflugerville, Attn: Patricia Davis, City Engineer, 100 E. Main St., Pflugerville, 78660. DR#15-00676431.
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