Pulse: Project News for the Week of June 22, 2020
California Walter N. Marks Inc. is planning to build the Art Deco Residential Tower at 5411 W. Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. The 42-story building will contain 348 apartments, a two-lane bowling alley, dog-grooming space, yoga studio, private rooftop deck and an automated car-parking system. The project is valued at $400 million. Walter N. Marks Inc., 8758 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90034. DR#19-00698124.
Georgia S.J. Collins Enterprises and Armada Hoffler Properties are planning to develop Southern Post, a mixed-use project in Roswell. The project will include a five-story, 374,000-sq-ft building containing 128 apartments, 40,000 sq ft of retail, 90,000 sq ft of office space as well as 10 townhomes with garages and a 41⁄2-story parking garage. The project is valued at $75 million. S.J. Collins Enterprises, 5 W. Broad St., Fairburn, 30213. DR#19-00512965.
Idaho The Boise Airport Administration is planning an improvement project. It will entail the relocation of two T-hangar buildings, construction of a conventional hangar in their place, construction of an airside building and apron south of the west general aviation apron, construction of a hangar and apron at the location of the FAA Duvall Building, and construction of a hangar and apron along the extended Taxiway South. The project is valued at $51.6 million. Boise Airport Administration, 3201 W. Airport Way, Boise, 83705. DR#20-00560187.
Kansas The City of Manhattan, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is planning to improve the Manhattan Levee. The project entails raising 4 miles of the levee along the Big Blue and Kansas rivers by an average of 1.5 ft, and a maximum of 3.3 ft in some sections, to protect the community from a 100-year flood event. The levee was constructed in 1963. Construction will start in 2021 and be completed in 2023. The project is valued at $33 million. City of Manhattan, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, 66502. DR#15-00676226.
Maine L.L. Bean is planning to expand its corporate headquarters campus in Freeport. The project entails adding a second floor to the headquarters building, bringing the campus to a total of 400,000 sq ft. In addition, the electrical and mechanical systems will be replaced, a 900-seat event center will be added and a trail built from West Street to Pine Street. The project is valued at $80 million. L.L. Bean, 1 Double L St., Freeport, 04033. DR#20-00458880.
Wisconsin The Dane County Public Works Dept. is planning a jail consolidation project. The project involves renovating the existing Public Safety Building at 115 W. Doty St. in Madison and constructing an eight-story, 280,000-sq-ft building next to it on West Wilson Street. Potter Lawson Architects and HDR Architecture are handling the design work, and Gilbane Building Co. has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $100 million. Dane County Public Works Dept., 2302 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, 53713. DR#18-00513615.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
New Jersey The George Harms Construction Co. has started work on Phase 1 of the Raritan River Bridge replacement project. The project entails construction of a new drawbridge on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line, spanning the mouth of the Raritan River between the city of South Amboy and the city of Perth Amboy, west of the existing bridge. Work will include providing a 300-ft-wide lift channel for boats as well as demolition of the existing bridge following completion of the new bridge. The existing movable bridge, a swing span built in 1908 and known as River Draw, sustained significant damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 when it was struck by a runaway tugboat, shifting it on its pilings and requiring emergency repair before being placed back in service. Harms received a $248-million contract for Phase 1. The overall project cost is $595 million. George Harms Construction Co., 62 Yellowbrook Road, Howell, 07731. DR#14-00400868.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Ohio 7/9 The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is seeking bidders to carry out Phase 3 of the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery expansion in Rittman. The project will develop 15 acres of land to provide 20,422 gravesites, including both casket and cremation sites, and include 6,840 standard-size preplaced crypts, 560 oversize preplaced crypts, 3,625 in-ground cremains burial sites, a 9,386-niche columbarium and two memorial walls with 182 markers, plus mill and overlay of all existing asphalt roads. The project has been designed by Anderson Engineering of Minnesota LLC and is valued at between $20 million and $50 million. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20420. DR#20-00597289.
Texas 7/9 The North Texas Municipal Water District is seeking subcontractor bidders to build the Sister Grove Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility in Wylie. The project entails constructing a new wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 16 million gallons per day on a 934-acre tract of land. It will include liquid treatment process facilities, solids handling process facilities, peak flow handling facilities and plant operations support facilities. It is designed by CDM Smith, and Garney Construction has been chosen as the construction manager. The project is valued at $198 million. North Texas Municipal Water District, 501 E. Brown St., Wylie, 75098. DR#19-00738820.
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