The city of St. Petersburg is requesting proposals by Jan. 15, 2021, from developers interested in developing the Tropicana Field site, an 85-acre area adjacent to, but not including, the home field of the Tampa Bay Rays. The scope could include mixed-income housing, research and business park office space, a medical or tech hub, an entertainment hub with dining and retail or a convention center. The project is valued at between $250 million and $750 million. City of St. Petersburg, 1 Fourth St. North, St. Petersburg, 33701. DR#13-00687330.
The city of Wilmington is planning a rail realignment project. It will involve relocating 8.5 miles of railroad track and repurposing the right-of-way for alternative transportation such as a trolley or biking/pedestrian path. The existing tracks would be moved to a new four- to five-mile track directly from the Port of Wilmington, across the Cape Fear River to a connection with the Davis/Navassa rail yard. The new, shorter alignment will include a new bridge. AECOM has been selected as the lead consultant and the environmental review process is underway. The total project was valued at between $500 million and $1 billion in 2017.. City of Wilmington, Attn: Aubrey Parsley, PE, Director of Rail Realignment, 305 Chestnut St., Wilmington, 28402. DR#16-00437661.
The North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources is planning to expand and renovate the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The project includes the construction of a 190,000-sq-ft building that will house gallery space, educational space, a new auditorium, support services space, a restaurant and a conference center. A pedestrian bridge over Wilmington Street will connect the new addition to the existing museum structure. The work also includes a below-grade parking structure. The project architect is LS3P Architects. The project is valued at approximately $200 million. North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, Attn: Steve Miller, Capital Projects Unit, 4605 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, 27699. DR#14-639209.
Big River Partners is planning to develop The Walk on Union, a mixed-use project in Memphis, on a 21.5-acre site bordered by Fourth Street, Union Avenue, Danny Thomas Boulevard and Beale Street. Phase 1 entails 75,270 sq ft of retail space; 1,168 apartments; 403,544 sq ft of office space; four hotels totaling 575 guest rooms; a 2,841-space parking structure; and a park or green space. It is being designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects. The project is valued at $751 million. Big River Partners, Attn: Kevin Adams, Exec. V.P., 6070 Poplar Ave., Memphis, 38119. DR#19-00693273.
Contracts, Bids, Proposals
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating bid submissions from contractors seeking to carry out a dredging project in Jacksonville. The project entails the deepening and widening of the federal navigation channel in the St. Johns River to a depth of 47 ft. The material consists of unconsolidated sediments: sand and silty sand with varying amounts of sand to gravel-size shell; soft to hard silt and clay; and rock, consisting of siltstone, sandstone and limestone varying from poorly indurated and weathered to hard. The dredged material will be placed in the approved disposal site located 16.7 nautical miles from the dredging location. The project is valued at between $150 million and $200 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207. DR#20-00645980.
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