The Alabama Dept. of Veterans Affairs is planning to construct a new state veterans home in Enterprise. The 175-bed home will be sited on a 108-acre property off Highway 51 just north of Yancey Parker Industrial Park. It is being designed by Williams Blackstock Architects. Construction is expected to begin in December 2022 and be completed by December 2023. The project is valued at $60 million. Alabama Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 770 Washington Ave., Montgomery, 36130. DR#21-00576470.


United States Steel Corp. is planning to build a plant to produce DR-grade iron ore pellets at its taconite facility in Keewatin. Construction is expected to begin in November 2022. The project is valued at $150 million. U.S. Steel Corp., 600 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Penn., 15219. DR#22-00674522.


The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library plans to replace the existing library with a five-story, 100,000-sq-ft facility. Two terraces will be carved out of the form of the main library, one on the top floor and the other above the first level. The lower level will accommodate a cafe, immersive theater area, reading zones and a self-service checkpoint. A technology center, computer lab, digital visualization lab and recording studios will be located on the third floor. It is being designed by Clark Nexsen. The project is valued at between $90 million and $95 million. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Attn: Seth Ervin, Chief Innovation Officer, 1401 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, 28208. DR#17-00827792.


A&T Development Inc. is planning to build the Canyon Ridge residential development in Oklahoma City. Located at SW 44th Street and S. Sara Road, it will consist of 266 lots. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. A&T Development Inc., 2701 SW 138th St., Oklahoma City, 73170. DR#21-00841182.


The University of Washington is planning to build Portage Bay Crossing at the intersection of NE Pacific Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE on its Seattle campus. The 11-story, 340,000-sq-ft building will contain lab, office, collaboration and retail space. The UW’s Clean Energy Institute, Brotman Baty Institute and Institute for Protein Design are slated to occupy a significant amount of the space. The developer is Wexford Science & Technology LLC. ZGF Architects has been chosen as the designer, and Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at $252 million. University of Washington, Attn: Facilities/Capital Projects, P.O. Box 352205, Seattle, 98195. DR#18-00866690.


West Virginia Methanol Inc. is planning to construct the Pleasants County Methanol Plant in Saint Marys. The plant will produce 900 metric tons per day of high-purity methanol using 35,000 MBTU per day of natural gas with low emissions. Haldor Topsoe has been chosen as the design-builder. Construction is expected to begin in August 2022. The project is valued at $350 million. West Virginia Methanol Inc., Attn: Lars Scott, Exec. V.P., 400 Capitol St., Charleston, 25301. DR#20-00794605.


Bids, Contracts, Proposals


AECOM Tishman Construction Corp. has started carrying out the Dock Street Garage Residential addition project at 20 Clinton St. in Boston. The project entails removing two of the existing seven parking levels and constructing a six-story, 243,500-sq-ft addition to the existing building. The developers are Matteson Cos. and the Fortis Property Group. The architects are Add Inc./Stantec. The project is valued at $120 million. AECOM Tishman Construction Corp., 66 Long Wharf, Boston, 02110. DR#18-00506806.


Enterprise Builders Corp., the construction manager, has awarded the mechanical and electrical subcontract to Bridgers & Paxton on the College of Nursing and Population Health Building at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Construction of the three-story, 94,000-sq-ft building will start in August 2022 and be completed by December 2023. It has been designed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. The project is valued at $33 million. Enterprise Builders Corp., P.O. Box 3987, Albuquerque, 87190. DR#20-00703588.


Bid, Proposal Dates


7/28 The City of Lancaster is seeking bidders to replace the Lancaster North Water Treatment Plant. The plant will provide treatment through aeration, sand filters, membrane filtration and disinfection, and will be located in the Miller Park wellfield at the north end of the park. The plant’s capacity will be initially sized at 6 million gallons per day with an ultimate size of 9.3 million gallons per day. The designer is Arcadis US Inc. Construction is expected to start in September 2022. The project is valued at $40 million. City of Lancaster, Attn: Safety Service Dept., 104 E. Main St., Lancaster, 43130. DR#22-00662882.


8/2 The New York City Transit Authority/Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking design-build proposals for a project that includes rehabilitation of the main spans of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and repairs to the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, both located in Queens County. The project is valued at between $50 million and $100 million. NYC Transit Authority, Attn: Rayan Sequeira, 2 Broadway, New York City, 10004. DR#22-00455596.