Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 17, 2020
Arizona OpWest Development LLC is planning to build the Curio Hotel in Scottsdale. The six-story, 97,058-sq-ft building will contain 169 rooms, a 4,000-sq-ft restaurant, an 8,000-sq-ft amenity deck with a pool and lounge areas, and an underground parking garage. Tynan Group has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $56 million. OpWest Development LLC, Attn: Tyler Kent, Project Manager, 1785 East Skyline Drive, Tucson, 85718. DR#18-00821991.
Colorado Tallgrass Energy is planning to construct the Cheyenne Connector, a 70-mile, large-diameter interstate natural gas pipeline, to move natural gas from processing facilities in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Weld County to the Rockies Express Pipeline Cheyenne Hub, just south of the Colorado-Wyoming border. The project is valued at $213 million. Tallgrass Energy, 4200 W. 115th St., Leawood, Kan. 66211. DR#19-00897341.
Minnesota Ryan Companies US, Inc. is planning to create an extensive mixed-use development in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. It will include 3,800 housing units (760 of which are expected to be affordable), 265,000-sq-ft of office space, 150,000-sq-ft of retail and service space, 50,000-sq-ft of civic and institutional space, and a solar power array. It will also include four new parks and the preservation of two Little League ballfields. The 122-acre site formerly belonged to Ford, which produced cars there from 1925 to 2011. Weidner Apartment Homes will partner with Ryan to develop the market rate units, while CommonBond Communities and Project for Pride in Living will support the delivery of the affordable units. Construction is expected to start in September 2020. The project is valued at $1.3 billion. Ryan Companies US, Inc., Attn: Nick Koch, Project Manager, 533 S. Third St., Minneapolis, 55415. DR#12-00401600.
Tennessee Parkes Construction is planning to build the Avalon Franklin Apartments on a 54-acre site at the northwest intersection of Cool Springs Boulevard and East McEwen Drive in Franklin. It will total 471,255 sq ft of retail and office space, and 510 residential units (388 rental apartments above retail and commercial space and 122 townhomes and stacked flats). It will also include a movie theater, restaurants, underground parking garages, a day care center, a food hall, a fuel station and retail with open outdoor sitting spaces adorned with benches. Nelson has been selected as the architect. Parkes Construction, 105 Reynolds Drive, Franklin, 37064. DR#19-00754201.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Florida Wal Development Group has started construction of Avenir, a huge mixed-use project in Palm Beach Gardens. The 4,763-acre property will ultimately have 3,900 homes, of which 960 will be for people 55 and older; 2 million sq ft of office space; 400,000 sq ft of commercial space; and 200,000 sq ft of medical office space. Plans also call for 300 hotel rooms, two Crystal Lagoons, a golf course, 15 acres for a City Hall annex, 20 acres for agriculture and 2,407 acres for conservation. Residential builders Toll Brothers, Kenco Communities, DiVosta and K. Hovnanian Homes have received site plan approval for the lots. Wal Development Group LLC, 550 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 33134. DR#13-00593215.
Washington The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded Manson Construction Co. an $89.4-million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Seawolf-Class Service Pier Extension at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. The project entails constructing a 520-ft by 68-ft single-level, reinforced concrete, general-purpose submarine berthing pier extension to the existing pier, with pier-side utilities, communication systems and two 580-sq-ft concrete floating camels. The pier extension includes engineered pile and caps to support the pier deck, a fixed crane, equipment pads, mobile cranes and utility buildings. The project also configures and adds to the existing wave screen attenuation system and modifies the existing small craft berthing at the service pier. Additionally, the project constructs a low-rise compressor building on the pier for new tool air compressors and breathing air compressors; alters an existing building to accommodate new and existing lift stations, sewage equipment, storm drainage, industrial wastewater services; and provides a new emergency generator. Manson Construction Co., 5209 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, 98134. DR#19-00572040.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Texas 3/4 The City of Corpus Christi is requesting qualifications for engineering services for the design of the North Beach Navigable Canal. The canal is intended to help alleviate the neighborhood’s flooding problem. The project is valued at $41 million. City of Corpus Christi, Attn: Kim Baker, Procurement Director, 1201 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, 78401. DR#19-00920470.
Virginia 3/10 The Federal Highway Administration is seeking bidders to construct a replacement of the existing Route 105 (Ft. Eustis Blvd.) Bridge over the Lee Hall Reservoir in Newport News. The work includes replacing the existing 658-ft, 16-span, prestressed-concrete girder bridge on concrete pile bents, with a 676-foot bridge with nine prestressed concrete bulb-T spans on concrete pile bents. The proposed transverse section will be 86 ft wide and contain five 12-ft travel lanes, two 10-ft shoulders and a 4-ft median. Federal Highway Administration, Attn: C. Shawn Long, Contract Specialist, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, 20166. DR#12-00520313.
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