ALABAMA Baldwin County Public Schools is planning to build a new elementary school in Hokes Bluff, at 5375 Main St. The project is valued at $12 million. Baldwin County Public Schools, 2600a Hand Ave., Bay Minette, 36507. DR#21-00647721.
MARYLAND The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to build a new plant for the Treasury Dept.’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing on a 122-acre site in Beltsville. The new single-story plant will be 1 million sq ft. It will replace one of the two current facilities that print U.S. currency, the one located in Washington D.C., which has been operating since 1914. The new plant is being designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Huitt Zollars. Construction is expected to start in July 2022, and be completed by July 2025. The project is valued at $500 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Leigha Arnold, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, 21201. DR#19-00612958.
MINNESOTA The City of Minneapolis Public Works Dept. is planning to construct the Central City Parallel Storm Tunnel. The 4,300-ft-long sandstone bedrock tunnel will range in size from 9.75 ft to 12 ft in dia. 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 over-pressurization in the undersized parallel existing tunnel system. It has been designed by CDM Smith. Construction is expected to start by August 2021 and be completed by May 2023. The project is valued at $50 million. City of Minneapolis Public Works Dept., 350 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis, 55415. DR#16-00498414.
SOUTH CAROLINA Holder Properties and Middle Street Partners are planning to develop Atlantic Daniel Island, a residential development in Charleston. The site formerly contained MUSC Health Stadium. The project entails building a 320-unit apartment community, 40 single-family homes, as well as restaurant and retail space. It is being designed by Dynamik Design, and is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Holder Properties, 3300 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta, Ga., 30339. DR#21-00657469.
TENNESSEE General Motors and its joint-venture partner LG Chem Ltd. is planning to construct the Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill. The 2.8-million-sq-ft plant will be located on Saturn Parkway. It will produce batteries for the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV, which will be built nearby at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant. The plant is being designed by Gresham Smith. Construction is expected to begin in July 2021 and be completed by November 2023. The project is valued at $430 million. General Motors Corp., 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Mich., 48243. DR#21-00610160.
UTAH Clenera (doing business in Utah as Parasol Renewable Energy) is planning to build the Faraday-Goshen Valley Solar Farm in Fairfield. The 5,500-acre farm west of Utah Lake will have enough lithium-iron batteries to store half the farm’s electrical output for a few hours. The project is valued at $60 million. Clenera LLC, 800 W. Main St., Boise, Idaho, 83702. DR#20-00760304.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
INDIANA CRG Residential LLC has begun construction of Haley Flats Apartments at Haley Farms in Bloomington. The development will include ten three-story buildings totaling 234,543 sq ft and swimming pools. The architects are Sebree Architects & Associates and Mitsch Design. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. CRG Residential LLC, 805 City Center Drive, Carmel, 46032. DR#21-00613253.
WASHINGTON The Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1 has selected Alstom Renewables US LLC (a business unit of GE Renewable Energy) as the design-builder to rehabilitate the Rock Island Dam Powerhouse 2 in Wenatchee. The project entails the removal, rehabilitation and re-installation of eight hydroelectric turbine/generator units. Design work is under way, with rehab work expected to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2030. The project is valued at $170 million. Alstom Renewables US LLC, 8000 E. Maplewood Ave., Greenwood Village, Colo., 80111. DR#18-00641708.
Bid, Proposal Dates
TEXAS 7/19 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to build the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Fruit Fly Rearing and Release Facility, on a 17-acre site located on Moore Air Force Base in Edinburg. The project involves building two single-story buildings. Automated industrial processing equipment will be installed. The facility is expected to breed 400 million sterile fruit flies per eight hour shift. By releasing massive numbers of sterile flies to mate with Mexican Medflies, the objective is to breed the Medflies out of existence. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Benjamin Aldrich, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, 76102. DR#21-00534368.
OHIO 7/20 The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is seeking statements of qualifications from construction management-at-risk firms to manage the construction of a 72,000-sq-ft mental health and addiction crisis center in Columbus. The project is valued at $50 million. Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Sharon Tubbs, 373 S. High St., Columbus, 43215. DR#20-00810504.