MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for December 2019
District of Columbia
Stream Realty Partners is planning the National Association of Broadcasters Redevelopment at 1771 N St. NW. The more than $46-million design-bid-build project includes a 60,000-sq-ft, seven-story office building featuring a new glass curtain wall, interior upgrades and amenities. The new design includes a rooftop terrace, 9-ft finished ceiling heights and an updated lobby with elements from the building’s current mid-century modern design. HOK is the architect. Stream Realty Partners, 740 15th St. NW, Ste. 200, Washington, D.C., 20005. DR#201700743593.
Quadrangle Development Corp. is building the 631-unit Pooks Hill Road Apartment Building on two existing parking lots at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. The $110-million, design-bid-build project includes two structural-steel, 15-story above-grade buildings totaling nearly 550,000 sq ft. The project has been approved, and permits are pending the submission of revised plans. The schedule had yet to be determined at ENR MidAtlantic press time. SmithGroup JJR Inc. is the architect; VIKA Inc. is the civil engineer. Quadrangle Development Corp., 1001 G St. NW, Ste. 900, Washington, D.C., 20001-4545. DR#201400729242v14.
Da Vinci Science Center is planning a 130,000-sq-ft science center in Allentown. The up to $160-million design-bid-build project includes a theater/auditorium, food/beverage service and an animal/plant/fish facility. The project’s architect is HGA. The conceptual design was in progress at press time. A concept plan is expected to be completed in 2020. Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, 18103. DR#201600713640.
Penn State University Office of Physical Plant is building the Arboretum Penn State University Art Museum. The up to $80-million project will be approximately 76,000 gross sq ft. It will contain galleries, exhibit preparation and educational spaces, a museum store and administration spaces. The new building will house the Palmer Museum of Art, which will move from its existing campus location to a prominent site within the Arboretum at Penn State. Allied Works Architecture Inc. is the architect. The bid schedule had not been announced at press time. Construction is slated to start in May 2020. Penn State University Office of Physical Plant, University Park, State College, 16802. DR#201900588245.
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board has proposed a 92-acre Sports Facility Complex. It has 12 multipurpose fields and 108,000 sq ft of indoor court space for sports such as volleyball and basketball at a site to be determined in King of Prussia or Montgomery County. The up to $50-million, design-bid-build project would include miscellaneous recreational space, an indoor arena and an outdoor stadium. The facility would also have amenities such as a zip line canopy tour, outdoor pavilion and 1,400 parking spaces. Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, 1000 1st Ave., No. 101, King of Prussia, 19406. DR#201800689767.
The U.S. Dept. of State is building the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (Building B) at 4000 Arlington Blvd. in Arlington. The up to $80-million design-bid-build project is scheduled to start on Jan. 30 and includes an additional 150,000 sq ft of space. It also would consolidate all Foreign Service Institute training, eliminating the need for nearly 100,000 sq ft of office space currently in use in Rosslyn. U.S. Dept. of State, 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington, 22209-3111. DR#201900777093v2.