Pulse: Project News for the Week of November 11, 2019
Alabama The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority is planning to renovate and expand Legacy Arena in Birmingham. The project involves a south side expansion, including a new lobby, ticketing, and entry points from the renovated plaza, including a grand stair and escalators to the main concourse. There also will be an extensive renovation to the arena seating bowl, including replacement of all existing seats, the addition of new premium suites, club seating and a new upper concourse on the south end of the building. The project is valued at $123 million. Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, 35202. DR#18-00627721.
Arizona The City of Phoenix is planning to carry out a wastewater interceptor capacity improvement program. The program will entail construction of approximately 2.3 miles of pipelines paralleling the existing interceptor. The consulting engineer is Black & Veatch. Construction is expected to start in 2022 or 2023. The project is valued at $62 million. City of Phoenix, Attn: Cindy Smith, Project Engineer, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 85003. DR#15-00598531.
Illinois The State of Illinois is planning to build a 96,000-sq-ft National Guard Readiness Center in Peoria. The project is valued at $30 million. State of Illinois Capital Development Board, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 60601. DR#17-00524225.
Iowa The cities of Le Mars and Merrill are planning to construct the PlyWood Trail. The 16-mile trail will link existing trails in Le Mars and Sioux City, passing through the villages of Merrill and Hinton. Construction is expected to start in 2020 and be completed by 2025. The project is valued at $18 million. City of Le Mars, Attn: Public Works Dept./Parks, 40 Central Ave. SE, Le Mars, 51031. DR#17-00680844.
Missouri The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis has selected Alberici to build the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. It has been designed by Ayers Saint Gross, Inc. The project is valued at $92 million. Alberici, 8800 Page Ave., St. Louis, 63114. DR#19-00865054.
Nevada Anand Milan LLC is planning to develop Anand Milan, a gated community for independent seniors (55+), on an 11.6-acre site at the corner of Lone Mountain and Simmons Street in North Las Vegas. It will include 96 single family townhomes and a 10,000-sq-ft clubhouse containing a community dining hall, library, meditation room and gym. In addition there will be a pool and community garden. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Anand Milan LLC, 2602 Starlight Valley St., Henderson, 89044. DR#19-00567249.
Oregon The Salem-Keizer Public Schools are planning a renovation and addition to South High School in Salem. It is being designed by Anderson Shirley Architects Inc. The project is valued at $51 million. Salem-Keizer Public Schools, 3630 State St., Salem, 97301. DR#19-00713238.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
District of Columbia Kinsley Construction Inc. has started work on the Grimke School redevelopment project. Phase 1 includes the adaptive reuse of the 132-year-old Grimke School building into a 65,000-sq-ft office and cultural arts space, containing the 12,000-sq-ft African American Civil War Museum; offices for Torti Gallas + Partners, the project architect; and 24,000-sq-ft of leased office space. Additionally, it will involve construction of a new six-story, 30-unit condo building, The Fold. Phase 2 involves converting the school gym into 40 additional apartments. The estimated construction cost is $45 million. Kinsley Construction Inc., 13655 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, Va. 20171. DR#09-00501561.
Florida The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $55.9 million firm-fixed-price contract to Korte Construction Co. to design and build a new Navy Gateway Inn and Suites at Naval Air Station Key West. The facility will be four stories and contain 244 rooms. The project also includes the demolition of four existing buildings. Korte Construction Co., 5700 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 63110. DR#19-00610752.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Arkansas 11/19 MW Builders, Inc., the general contractor, is seeking subcontractor bidders to construct The Marshall, a 226-unit student housing facility at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. The seven-story, 296,000-sq-ft building will be located on South Razorback Road. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. MW Builders, Inc., 3712 Helios Way, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. DR#19-00790639
Pennsylvania 12/12 The Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out improvements to the Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia. The project entails removing and replacing the Ramp A bridge over Frankford Creek, and removing and replacing the Ramp B bridge over Interstate 95 and Conrail, for a total of seven new bridges and two new retaining walls. Construction is expected to start in February 2020 and be completed by September 2023. The project is valued at between $90 million and $100 million. Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, 400 North St., Harrisburg, 17120. DR#14-00616785.
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