Illinois Hines Interests Ltd. Partnership is planning to create a mixed-use development on a 16.5-acre site in Oak Brook that was formerly the McDonald’s headquarters. Named Oak Brook Commons, it will include retail, restaurants, two office buildings, 104 condominium units, 250 rental apartments, a 252-room hotel and a park. The project is valued at $500 million. Hines Interests Ltd. Partnership, Attn: Gregory Van Schaack, Senior V.P., 70 W. Madison St., Chicago, 60602. DR#20-00637472.
Missouri Kansas City University of Medicine & Bioscience is planning to erect a building for its College of Dental Medicine on its campus in Joplin. The three-story building will be located at 2901 St. Johns Blvd. The project is valued at $80 million. Kansas City University of Medicine & Bioscience, Attn: James Koelbl, 1750 Independence Ave., Kansas City, 64106. DR#19-00705346.
Nevada CN Hotel Holdings LLC, a venture capital investment firm, plans to restore the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay. Some of the smaller buildings have been demolished. Plans call for renovating the 10-story hotel tower, built in 1969, and constructing a two-story building at its base for restaurants, a casino, a conference center and a spa. Cruz Construction has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. First opened in 1926, the resort was rebuilt after a 1937 fire and was briefly owned by Frank Sinatra in the 1960s. Contact owner’s agent: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St., Stateline, 89449. DR#19-00612213.
Montana Oriden LLC and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems are planning to construct a 450-mile-long hydrogen gas pipeline to transport gas from a hydrogen power plant in Butte for storage in salt domes in Delta, Utah. The project is valued at $450 million. Oriden LLC, 106 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, 15212. DR#20-00621436.
North Carolina The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation is planning a pavement rehabilitation project on Interstate 95 in Robeson County. The project entails highway widening and rehabilitation from mile marker 13 to mile marker 22. The pre-design RFP is expected to be released on June 15, 2021. The project is valued at $144.2 million. North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, 1020 Birch Ridge Dr., Raleigh, 27610. DR#20-00613954.
Rhode Island Energy Development Partners is planning to construct a 50 MW solar array on a site at 471 Dry Bridge Rd. in North Kingstown. The project engineer is Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions Inc. The project is valued at $50 million. Energy Development Partners, Attn: Frank Epps, Managing Director, 260 W. Exchange St., Providence, 02903. DR#18-00825128.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Kentucky Smith Contractors Inc. has begun carrying out Phase VIII of the expansion and renovation of the Hammond-Wood Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hopkinsville. The project entails construction of a new main raw wastewater sewage pumping station, including a mechanically cleaned screen and four variable-speed submersible pumps. Other new work includes an influent raw wastewater flow-meter pit, a headworks facility with three rotary drum fine screens and two grit-removal units, anaerobic reactors, a oxidation ditch, a mixed liquor-distribution structure, a 110-ft-dia final clarifier and a scum pumping station. Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority is the owner. The project is valued at $50.5 million. Smith Contractors, Inc., 1241 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg, 40342. DR#16-00728925.
Oklahoma Lippert Bros., Inc. has started building Redbud Elementary School in Edmond. The project includes erecting two buildings, totaling 70,800-sq-ft. Designed by The Stacy Group Inc., the project is valued at $20.7 million. Lippert Bros. Inc., 2211 E. I-44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, 73136. DR#18-00891390.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Maryland 7/15 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out Phase 3 of the Taxiway Whiskey repair project at Joint Base Andrews. The contractor will be required to prepare at least two or potentially more concrete mix designs to identify different sources of fly ash for use, in order to ensure sufficient quantities are present to complete the project. The RFP for the construction contract will require detailed proposals for handling the approval requirements of the concrete mix design. Structures penetrating paver-compacted concrete pavements are typically isolated by the use of expansion joint materials. Removal of unsuitable soil will be necessary in significant quantities. Relocation and/or moving of sub-drain manholes will be part of the contract scope. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: David Potocek, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, 21201. DR#16-00714513.
Colorado 7/16 The Colorado Dept. of Transportation is seeking CM-at-Risk/Contractor proposals for replacing 10 timber bridges in eastern Colorado. The designer is AECOM. The project is valued at $24 million. Colorado Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Craig Schumacher, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver, 80222. DR#19-00765922.
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