Pate Properties plans to redevelop the 38.6-acre McFarland Mall in Tuscaloosa. The project entails leveling the site, except for the former Cheddars Scratch Kitchen building, and constructing an open-air mall blending a mix of anchor retail along with complementary small shops, as well as inline fast-casual and full-service restaurants. Plans may include a skate park, spaces for food trucks and areas for seniors to congregate. The project is valued at $80 million. Pate Properties, P.O. Box 468, Northport, 35476. DR#19-00807875.
The City of Aurora is planning to construct the Wild Horse Dam and Reservoir. Tetra Tech, the consulting engineer, is currently analyzing the core samples from borings completed last year. The feasibility design for the dam should be completed in late summer, and by the end of the year for the Homestake Pipeline. The reservoir could be up to 96,000 acre-ft capacity. The reservoir site is mostly undeveloped and unpopulated high plains grassland and does not have a stream or river running through it. The reservoir will be filled with water Aurora currently transports through the Otero pipeline. The project is valued at $118 million. City of Aurora, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012. DR#17-00758296.
The City of Revere is seeking statements of qualifications for construction management services for construction of Revere High School. The project entails building a 422,600-sq-ft building, with a 163,000-sq-ft underground parking garage. Additionally, the project will include the abatement and demolition of existing sub-grade foundations and utilities at a portion of the former Wonderland greyhound racing track. The new high school is being designed by Perkins Eastman/Design Partnership of Cambridge. The project is valued at $312.8 million. City of Revere Purchasing Dept., Attn: Michael Piccardi, 281 Broadway, Revere, 02151. DR#16-00560470.
Huber Engineered Woods is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Cohasset. The 750,000-sq-ft mill will produce oriented strand board panels for roof, wall and flooring construction. The plant will consume more than 400,000 cords of wood annually, primarily aspen. Huber Engineered Woods, 10925 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28262. DR#21-00668453.
The City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are planning to replace the Western Hills Viaduct, a 90-year-old structure that carries vehicles over the Mill Creek Valley and a large rail yard. The new span will be an extradosed bridge, which is a bridge whose deck provides primary load-bearing support with cable stays for supplemental support. It will have eight lanes, a protected, multi-use path on the south side and sidewalk on its north side. The project also includes the demolition of six buildings and the relocation of a Duke Energy substation and transmission line. Construction is expected to start in 2025 and be completed by 2030. The design engineer is AECOM. The city plans to hire a construction management firm this year through a qualifications-based selection process. The project is valued at $398 million. City of Cincinnati Transportation & Engineering, Attn: William Shefcik, Project Manager/Engineer, 801 Plum St., Cincinnati, 45202. DR#20-00624257.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Port Houston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are engaged in expanding the 58-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. Known as Project 11, it will widen the channel by 170 ft along its Galveston Bay reach, from 530 ft to 700 ft. It will also deepen some upstream segments to 46.5 ft, make other safety and efficiency improvements, and craft new environmental features. Some of the dredged material will be used to construct four bird islands in Galveston Bay, creating up to 20 acres of new foraging and nesting habitat. Project 11 is broken into eight segments. The dredging contract for one segment was awarded in 2021. In January 2022 the Corps allocated $142.5 million for Segment 3. Construction of the entire project is expected to be completed by 2025. The project is valued at $1 billion. Port of Houston Authority, Attn: Dean Ainuddin, 111 East Loop North, Houston, 77029.
Bid, Proposal Dates
5/25 Rodgers Builders is seeking subcontractor bidders for a 30-acre expansion to the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community III in Asheville. The project consists of four new buildings: the six-level, 214,000-sq-ft IL Building (90 apartments); the three-level, 65,000-sq-ft ALC building (apartments and commons areas); and two four-level, hybrid apartment buildings of 72,000 sq ft each. The expansion is being designed by Thompson Hancock Witte, and is valued at $90 million. Rodgers Builders, Attn: David Wright, Estimator, 531 S. Main St., Greenville, S.C., 29601. DR#21-00546741.
WASHINGTON 6/1 Absher Construction Co. is seeking subcontractor bidders to build the Burl Apartment Building in Shoreline. The seven-story, 213,000-sq-ft, 172-unit building will be located at the intersection of NE 148th Street and Fifth Avenue NE. It is being designed by Hewitt Architects and Encore Architects for project owner Spectrum Development Solutions. Construction of the estimated $50-million project is expected to start in August 2022. Absher Construction Co., 1001 Shaw Road, Puyallup, 98372. DR#22-00451355.