Alabama Carvana Co. is planning to build an auto distribution and fulfillment center in Bessemer, where cars will be reconditioned and photographed in 360° to offer potential buyers high-definition virtual tours of the vehicles. The project is valued at between $40 million and $45 million. Carvana Co., 1930 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Ariz. 85280. DR#19-00881987.
Colorado Juwi Wind & Solar Inc. is planning to construct a 175-MW solar farm with a battery storage facility in Colorado Springs. The project is valued at $218 million. Juwi Wind & Solar Inc., 1710 29th St., Boulder, 80301. DR#20-00734006.
Connecticut Sacred Heart University is planning to construct a hockey arena and natatorium on its campus in Fairfield. The structure will contain a 3,000-seat arena, a natatorium for the swim team and a squash court center. Both SLAM Collaborative and JLG Architecture/Studio Five Architects have been engaged. The project is valued at $60 million. Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, 06825. DR#19-00828124.
Louisiana The City of Baton Rouge is planning to build the Picardy-Perkins Connector, a shortcut between Perkins Boulevard and Interstate 10. The new road will intersect with Perkins Boulevard on the south end and Mall of Louisiana Boulevard on the north. The project will include a bridge over Dawson Creek and an underpass beneath the Kansas City Southern Railroad line. The project is valued at $40 million. City of Baton Rouge, Dept. of Public Works, 1100 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, 70802. DR#08-00852666.
Oklahoma The City of Oklahoma City is planning to build a main animal shelter to replace its current one. The new 67,000-sq-ft facility will contain larger kennels, isolation areas, a veterinary clinic, office for animal control officers, and outdoor play spaces. The project is valued at $38 million. City of Oklahoma City, Attn: City Clerk’s Office, 200 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, 73102. DR#19-00920868.
Washington The Chelan Public Utility District is planning to relocate and consolidate all district maintenance, operations, customer service and administration functions, currently located on three separate properties, to a new location, a 14-acre parcel in the Olds Station area in North Wenatchee, with an adjacent six-acre parcel for additional parking. The new service center will encompass seven buildings totaling 283,000 sq ft. TCF Architecture PLLC has been chosen as the designer, and Absher Construction Co. has been selected as the construction manager-at-risk. The project is valued at $135 million. Chelan Public Utility District No. 1, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, 98801. DR#19-00524139.
West Virginia The J. Hess Group is planning to develop Section 3 of Boyd’s Crossing, a residential development in Bunker Hill. It will include 246 two-story, single-family homes, totaling 565,800 sq ft. Arcadia Building Co. has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at $75 million. J. Hess Group, 3029 Rohrbaugh Rd., Seven Valleys, Penn., 17360. DR#20-00526811.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Iowa Ryan Companies US Inc., the construction manager, has begun construction of a rail transload facility. It will include a 115,000-sq-ft warehouse, a single-story office building, railway extensions and interconnections with 14,000 ft of new track, roadway connections to East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and SE 18th Street, paving of interior access roads, parking areas and loading docks, and four stormwater management basins. The project is valued at $25 million. Ryan Companies US Inc., 111 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, 50309. DR#19-00919392.
South Dakota Henry Carlson Construction LLC, has started building a two-story, 25,251-sq-ft addition to the Brookings County Detention Center in Brookings. The project is valued at $16 million. Henry Carlson Construction, LLC 1205 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls, 57104. DR#16-00604526.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Indiana 11/12 The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is seeking bidders to construct a 26.6-mile segment of the South Shore Line between Gary and Michigan City. The work will entail installing tracks, bridges, roadway and grade crossings, drainage improvements and stations. Construction is expected to start in July 2021 and be completed by July 2023. The project is valued at $416 million. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, Attn: Tony Siegmund, Purchasing Manager, 33 E. U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, 46304. DR#16-00417648.
New Jersey 12/1 New Jersey Transit is seeking statements of qualification from design-build firms to carry out the rehabilitation of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram Township. The work will include removal of loose rock, rock bolting to secure unstable rock blocks, repair of the existing concrete tunnel liner, installation of a membrane liner that will provide a continuous tunnel waterproofing system, installation of CCTV cameras at both portals, and installation of a lighted pedestrian path inside the tunnel that extends a minimum of 50 ft beyond both portals. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. New Jersey Transit, Attn: Faith Blair, Procurement Dept., 1 Penn Plaza East, Newark, 07105. DR#16-00508293.
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