Colorado Denver Water is planning to raise Gross Dam in Boulder by 131 ft to a final height of 471 ft, increasing storage capacity from 41,811 acre-feet to about 119,000 acre-feet. The project will entail the placement of over 900,000 cu yd of roller-compacted concrete and will involve foundation preparation, RCC construction, outlet works modification, spillway construction and mechanical/electrical/operations enhancements. A joint venture of Kiewit and Bernard has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at $464 million. Denver Water, Attn: Courtney Anstaett, Project Coordinator, 1600 W. 12th Ave., Denver, 80204. DR#16-00688526.
Florida Ocean Land Investments Inc. is planning to build Riverwalk Residences at Las Olas, a senior living development, at 333 N. New River Drive East in Fort Lauderdale. The 42-story, 587,641-sq-ft building will include 192 independent living units, 152 assisted living units, 57 memory care units, a health and fitness center and a seven-story podium containing 178 parking spaces. It has been designed by Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates Architects PA, and Moss & Associates has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $175 million. Ocean Land Investments Inc., Attn: Jean Francois Roy, President, 1800 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33301. DR#17-00588325.
Massachusetts Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is planning to construct a two-story, 416,290-sq-ft building in Plainville, which will contain office space and the Brammer Bio Lab, and manufacturing space. It is being designed by Symmes Maini & McKee Associates. The project is valued at $200 million. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Attn: Ron O’Brien, Media Relations, 81 Wyman St., Waltham, 02451. DR#20-551686.
Minnesota AECOM is planning to develop Riversedge, a 10-acre, mixed use project, in downtown St. Paul. It will feature four buildings, ranging from 24 to 56 stories, containing a hotel, luxury housing, retail and office space. The five-acre site, formerly occupied by a county jail and the West Publishing Co. headquarters, will be doubled by the construction of a terraced concrete shelf spanning Shepard Road and the adjacent railway. Construction is expected to take place in three phases, beginning in 2021. The project is valued at between $820 million and $900 million. AECOM, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90071. DR#17-00802801.
Nebraska Green Star Gasifiers LLC is planning to construct a biomass power plant on a 17-acre site in Roth Industrial Park in South Sioux City. The plant will take in 343,000 tons of wood waste, such as dying or diseased trees, per year through a partnership with the Nebraska Forest Service and convert that into 8 MW of energy. The process will be done through gasification, which involves roasting the wood waste without combustion, ensuring no smoke or negative impact to the atmosphere. The project is valued at $53 million. Green Star Gasifiers LLC, 127 Dishman Lane, Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. DR#18-00501792.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Alabama H&M Construction has begun constructing a new kiln at National Cement Co. Inc.’s production plant in Ragland. Construction is expected to be completed by February 2022. The project is valued at $50 million. H&M Construction, 5000 Highway 156, Pennington, 36916. DR#19-00932777.
Missouri Raineri Construction has begun converting the former St. Luke’s Hospital building in St. Louis into 177,000-sq-ft of office space, 150 apartments totaling 143,000-sq-ft, and ground floor retail space. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2021. It has been designed by The Lamar-Johnson Collaborative, LLC. The project is valued at $68.2 million. Raineri Construction, 1300 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 63139. DR#17-00646455.
Bid, Proposal Dates
New York 4/28 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking proposals for design-build services to carry out the Rutgers Tube rehabilitation. The Rutgers Tube is a set of twin tunnels, carrying the southbound and northbound tracks of the New York City subway’s IND F line between the East Broadway Station in Manhattan and the York Street Station in Brooklyn, beneath the East River. The work consists of the performance of design, construction, installation, and commissioning of communication systems, traction power systems, cellular infrastructure, a cable-management rack system, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, track and signals systems, and related civil work. The project is valued at between $50 million and $100 million. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Attn: Alexander Wanless, 347 Madison Ave., New York City, 10017. DR#20-0051659.
Washington 5/28 The Washington State Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out the Padden Creek Fish Barrier project. The work entails replacing the existing fish barrier culvert crossings on Interstate 5 at Padden Creek, between mileposts 250.45 to 250.65 and 20.95 to 21.25, with fish-passable water crossing structures. The project also includes constructing embankments and creek channel grading. The project is valued at between $20 million and $30 million. Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Mikkel Lamayu, 310 Maple Park Ave., Olympia, 98504. DR#19-00795961.
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