Alabama DD Partners LLC is planning to build the Gulf Shores Embassy Suites Hotel in Gulf Shores. The nine-story, 211,000-sq-ft building will contain 244 rooms. It will also include a 23,000-sq-ft outdoor rooftop featuring a pool-bar-lounge and event terrace. PFVS is the designer, and B.L. Harbert International LLC has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in March, 2020. The project is valued at $85 million. DD Partners LLC, 1960 Stonegate Drive, Vestavia Hills, 35242. DR#18-00707480.
Delaware E.I. DuPont de Nemours is planning to build a drug metabolism pharmacokinetics lab in Wilmington. The six-story, 329,218-sq-ft building will be located at 200 Powder Mill Rd. The project is valued at $105 million. E.I. DuPont de Nemours, 200 Powder Mill Rd., Wilmington, 19899. DR#18-00755325.
Indiana Greenleaf Foods, SPC, is planning to construct North America’s largest plant-based protein manufacturing facility in Shelbyville. The 233,000-sq-ft building will be located on a 57-acre property at 101 Tindall Drive. The plant is being designed by Hixson AE Inc. Greenleaf is a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Greenleaf Foods, 180 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst, Ill. 60126. DR#19-00621976.
New Mexico Central New Mexico Community College is planning to build a new facility for teaching trades/applied technologies at its Rio Rancho campus. The project is valued at $37.3 million. Central New Mexico Community College, 525 Buena Vista Drive SE, Albuquerque, 87106. DR#19-00855084.
Washington EDF Renewable Energy is planning to construct the Goldendale Pumped Storage Project. The project entails building two reservoirs—a lower reservoir located 8 miles south of Goldendale near the Columbia River and an upper reservoir on a bluff 2,400 ft above it—and an underground pipeline connecting the two, plus a pump station and three turbines. It will employ energy generated by wind turbines to pump the water uphill. Its generating capacity will be 1,200 MW. Rye Development LLC has been selected as the designer. The project is valued at between $800 million and $900 million. EDF Renewable Energy, 15445 Innovation Drive, San Diego, 92128. DR#18-00864269.
Wyoming CoreCivic is planning to construct an ICE immigration detention center in Evanston. The 300,000-sq-ft building will hold a total of 1,000 detainees and include administration offices, medical facilities, a gym, a commissary, classrooms, a library, a courtroom, and a visiting area. The facility will have multiple layers of fencing and 18-ft-high walls. Pods will hold 40 beds each, with separate sections for men and women. Butler Cohen has been selected as the design-builder. The project is valued at between $130 million and $150 million. CoreCivic, 5501 Virginia Way, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027. DR#19-00917750.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
California The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $123.6-million firm-fixed-price contract to Walsh Federal, LLC, to construct a three-bay aircraft maintenance hangar with adjoining single-story structures containing a hydraulic shop, electro-environmental shop, general maintenance shops and administration/support areas, at Travis Air Force Base. Walsh Federal, LLC, 929 W. Adams St., Chicago, 60607.
Missouri McCarthy HITT, JV has begun construction of the National Geospatial Agency headquarters in St. Louis. The project is also known as the Next NGA West (or N2W). It is being built on a 97-acre site at the intersection of North Jefferson and Cass Aves. in the St. Louis Place neighborhood of north St. Louis and will replace the current NGA facility located south of downtown. It is a design-build joint venture that includes McCarthy Building Cos, HITT Contracting, Inc., Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., Gensler and Akima, LLC. The project entails building a 700,000-sq-ft main operations building, a 40,000-sq-ft central utilities plant, two parking garages totaling 992,000 sq ft and a 7,300-sq-ft visitors center. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2023. McCarthy HITT, JV was awarded a $711.7 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. McCarthy HITT, JV, 1341 North Rock Hill Rd., St. Louis, 63124. DR#14-00695210.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Colorado 2/5 Colorado State University is seeking bidders to construct the CSU Johnson Family Equine Hospital in Fort Collins. The two-story, 77,000-sq-ft equine veterinary teaching hospital will be located on Drake Road on CSU’s South Campus. The building has been designed by The Clark Enersen Partners. The project is valued at $31.5 million. Colorado State University, 251 Edison Drive, Fort Collins, 80523. DR#15-00585897.
New York 2/13 The New York State Dormitory Authority is seeking bidders to build a new academic building for the State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology. The 10-story, 110,479-sq-ft building, located on 28th Street in New York City, will include classrooms, administrative offices and meeting rooms. The project will also involve renovations to portions of the existing Feldman Building. It has been designed by SHoP Architects PC. The project is valued at $178.6 million. New York State Dormitory Authority, 515 Broadway, Albany, 12207. DR#09-00550885.
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