The University of Arkansas is planning to build a silicon carbide semiconductor fabrication facility on the campus in Fayetteville. Construction work and equipment are being funded by the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office. Researchers at the facility will fabricate superior integrated circuits for compact and robust electronic devices for branches of the U.S. military. The project is valued at $18 million. University of Arkansas, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 72701. DR#22-00471932.


Cattleman’s Beef Heritage Co. is planning to construct a meat-processing plant in Glenwood. Design Services Inc. has been selected as the design-builder of the single-story, 500,000-sq-ft facility. Construction is expected to begin in April 2022 and to be completed by December 2023. The project is valued at $450 million. Cattleman’s Beef Heritage Co., 401 N. Main St., Marcus, 31035. DR#21-00697150.


Vexus Broadband is planning to install a fiber-to-the-home network in Albuquerque. It will provide homes and businesses with symmetrical multigigabit speed internet service. Construction is expected to start in April 2022 and be completed by July 2024. The project is valued at $250 million. Vexus Broadband, 4006 W. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas, 79407. DR#22-00492352.


Turnbridge Equities is planning to develop Pine State Creamery, a mixed-use project, on a 3.3-acre site at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and N. West Street in Raleigh. The project will feature a 32-story residential tower with 261 apartments and a 20-story mixed office and residential building. It will also include the existing Creamery building, a two-story structure erected in the 1920s. The design firms include Morris Adjmi Architects, Clearscapes PA and J. Davis Architects. Construction is expected to begin in August 2022 and be completed by July 2024. The project is valued at $125 million. Turnbridge Equities, Attn: Jason Davis, Managing Director, 4 Bryant Park, New York, N.Y., 10018. DR#20-00559596.


The Port of Seattle is planning to construct a new cruise terminal at Terminal 46 at 401 Alaskan Way in Seattle. It will include a deep-water berth, a building to process passengers, a ground transportation area and long-term parking for cruise passengers on the northern 29 acres of the 86.5-acre site. The remainder of the site will be maintained as a marine cargo facility and administrative space. The project is valued at $50 million. Port of Seattle, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98121. DR#19-00703754.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals


The U.S. General Services Administration is currently evaluating submitted proposals from firms seeking to design the new federal courthouse in Hartford. The new courthouse will be 280,000 sq ft, and the project is valued at between $225 million and $275 million. U.S. General Services Administration, Attn: Michele Valenza, 10 Causeway St., Boston, Mass., 02222. DR#22-00474909.


The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded AECOM Technical Services Inc. a $19.3-million cost-plus-award-fee contract task order for Red Hill drinking water monitoring at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The work consists of drinking water sampling services as part of the drinking water long-term monitoring related to the ongoing emergency petroleum contamination, which is currently being addressed in the Red Hill Pumping Station. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific, 400 Marshall Road, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oahu, 96860.


Dan Ryan Builders Corp. has started building the Tuscarora Creek residential development in Frederick. It will include 254 two-story single-family homes, totaling 584,200 sq ft. The new subdivision will be located on Walter Martz Road. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Dan Ryan Builders Corp., 64 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Frederick, 21702. DR#21-00521199.

Bid, Proposal Dates


4/27 The East Bay Municipal Utility District is seeking bidders to carry out the Oakland Inner Harbor Pipeline Crossing project. The project involves furnishing and installing 4,075 ft of 24-in.-dia mortar-lined and coated steel pipe and 6,250 ft of 24-in.-dia mortar-lined and plastic-coated steel pipe, including all connection piping, appurtenances and fittings; furnishing and installing 605 ft of conductor casing; and furnishing and installing 3,000 ft of 32-in.-dia HDPE pipe under the Oakland Inner Harbor by horizontal directional drilling. The project is valued at between $25 million and $35 million. East Bay Municipal Utility District, Attn: Kelley Smith, Purchasing Manager, 375 11th St., Oakland, 94607. DR#21-00516369.


5/4 The Florida Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to design and build a replacement of Brooks Bridge. The current bridge is a 1,300-ft-long, four-lane steel and concrete structure that carries U.S. Route 98 over Santa Rosa Sound between downtown Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. The project is valued at $125.5 million. Florida Dept. of Transportation, 1000 NW 111th Ave., Miami, 33172. DR#21-00698556.