Arizona Espire Sports is planning to build the Espire Sports & RV Resort in Prescott Valley. The project includes a two-story, 58,000-sq-ft building containing ten indoor pickleball courts, a multipurpose sport court, locker rooms, restaurant and bar, fitness rooms and conference rooms, as well as an outdoor patio and balcony; a 5,600-sq-ft outdoor game yard; ten covered outdoor pickleball courts; 75 RV spaces; 29 550-sq-ft rental casitas and 12 650-sq-ft rental cottages. Low Mountain Construction has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Espire Sports, 240 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, 86303. DR#20-00766749.
District of Columbia The Trust for the National Mall, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service are planning to reconstruct and rehabilitate the Tidal Basin, a 107-acre landscape that contains the Jefferson, FDR and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials, as well as 3,000 cherry trees. The Tidal Basin is threatened by the effects of climate change, experiencing subsidence, daily flooding and crumbling infrastructure. The work will include rebuilding of the sinking sea wall, as well as drainage and sewer lines and water lines, walkways, and replanting and relocation of greenery. Design proposals from five landscape architects are currently under review. The Ideas Lab, a platform for the exchange of solutions and approaches between designers, stakeholders, and the public, is also in process. The cost of implementing the project could be as much as $500 million. Trust for the National Mall, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004. DR#20-00764909.
Maine The Maine Dept. of Transportation is planning to construct a new Interstate 395/Route 9 Connector, beginning 0.25 mile west of Interstate 395 and Route 1A, roughly paralleling the Brewer-Holden town line, and extending 6 miles to Route 9 west of Chemo Pond Rd. The project is valued at $57.3 million. Maine Dept. of Transportation, 16 State House Station, Augusta, 04333. DR#20-00737889.
Minnesota The City of Minneapolis is planning to construct the Central City Parallel Stormwater Tunnel downtown. The sandstone bedrock tunnel will be approximately 4,300 ft long and range in diameter from 9.75 ft to larger than 12 ft. The tunnel will outlet into a channel adjacent to the Mississippi River at the same location as the existing tunnel outlet. The tunnel will relieve overpressurization in the undersized parallel existing tunnel system. Bidding documents will be available late spring 2021 for fall 2021 construction start. The project is valued at between $50 and $60 million. City of Minneapolis, Dept. of Surface Waters and Sewers, 1901 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 55404. DR#16-00498414.
Oklahoma The University of Oklahoma is planning to expand its softball stadium facility. The work involves adding a 10,000-sq-ft indoor practice facility, training room, three concessions stands and six restrooms. Timberlake Construction has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $25 million. University of Oklahoma, 2750 Venture Drive, Norman, 73069. DR#14-00552189.
Oregon The University of Oregon is planning to upgrade Deady and Villard Halls. Deady Hall is a three-story brick building, with a mansard roof and mansarded corner towers, erected in 1876. Villard Hall, built in 1886, is Second Empire style, also brick, finished with stucco, also with a mansard roof and corner towers. The project will entail replacing all building systems, improving exterior envelope conditions and adding corrective life/safety and accessibility measures. In addition the building structural systems will be upgraded to comply with the current building code to improve seismic performance. The project is valued at $50.7 million. University of Oregon, Planning & Facilities Dept., 1600 Millrace Drive, Eugene, 97403. DR#16-00458924.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Alabama The Alabama Dept. of Corrections is currently negotiating with two private developer teams to provide all scope, including land, utilities, and furniture, fixtures and equipment, for three turnkey build-to-suit prisons to be leased to the department. Alabama Prison Transformation Partners will develop a prison in Bibb County, while CoreCivic will build prisons in Elmore and Escambia Counties. Facilities 1 and 3 will be almost identical. Facility 2 will be larger and will centralize the department’s special services (e.g., medical, mental health, aged care and inmate reception) into one facility. Facility 2 will be located in the central part of the state. Hoar Program Management will serve as the program manager. The program is valued at $900 million. Alabama Dept. of Corrections, Attn: Ed Whatley, 301 S. Ripley St., Montgomery, 36130. DR#19-00734913.
Missouri The Missouri Dept. of Transportation is currently evaluating statements of qualifications from five design-build teams seeking to construct the new Buck O’Neil Bridge in Kansas City. The competitors include American Bridge/Parsons, Lunda Construction, Massman-Clarkson join venture, Traylor Ames joint venture, and the Walsh Design-Build Team. The selection is expected to be announced in February 2021, with construction beginning later that year. The project is valued at $220 million. Missouri Dept. of Transportation, 105 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 65101. DR#20-00662315.
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