DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Smithsonian Institution plans to restore and renovate the Castle, its 1855 Norman Revival-style red sandstone building, which houses administrative offices and the visitor center. It will be seismically braced and blast protected, and the Upper Great Hall will be returned to its full size. Heating, cooling and other infrastructure systems will be upgraded. Bjarke Ingels Group has been chosen as the designer. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and be completed by 2028. The project is valued at $500 million. Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Facilities Engineering & Operations, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C., 20024. DR#15-00699919.
Gas Worx LLC plans to construct the Gas Worx Tampa Park mixed-use development on a 50-acre site. It will include 4,471 apartments, 510,500 sq ft of office space, 140,200 sq ft of retail space, a community park and a Brightline commuter rail service stop. BDG Architects has been selected as the designer. The project’s first phase, entailing hundreds of apartments east of Nick Nuccio Parkway, is expected to break ground this fall. The project is valued at between $415 million and $515 million. Gas Worx LLC, Attn: Daniel Shaw, Owner, P.O. Box 458, Tampa, 33601. DR#15-00509952.
The Hawaii Dept. of Transportation is planning to improve Runway 3-21 at Lihue Airport. The project entails new taxiway pavement, regrading of the runway safety area, construction of retaining walls and jet blast deflectors, drainage system improvements, relocation/upgrades of navigational and visual aids, replacement of airfield signage, airfield markings and replacement of the existing airfield lighting systems. Construction is expected to start by July 2023. The project is valued at $63 million. Hawaii Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Drew Nishigata, 400 Rodgers Blvd., Honolulu, 96819. DR#21-00878384.
E&A Enterprises LLC is seeking to rezone 51 acres from agricultural use to residential in order to build the Forest Grove Drive residential subdivision. The rezoning will extend the residential subdivision in Bettendorf west into the city of Davenport. E&A intends to develop the northern 24.3 acres for multi-family residential and the southern 26.7 acres for single- and two-family homes. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. E&A Enterprises LLC, Attn: V. Rao Ramavaram, 3885 Kensington Court, Bettendorf, 52722. DR#22-00771219.
The state plans to build a new psychiatric hospital in Tulsa. The 136,000-sq-ft building will contain 106 beds. It will also offer crisis urgent care. Construction is expected to begin in June 2023 and be completed by November 2024. The project is valued at $70 million. Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Attn: Durand Crosby, Chief Operating Officer, 1200 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, 73117. DR#22-00758230.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $109.5-million firm-fixed-price contract to American Bridge Co. for the fabrication and installation of 10 spillway tainter gates and machinery lifting equipment at Wolf Creek Dam. The gates are each 42 ft wide by 36 ft tall. The dam is a combined earthen and concrete structure, 5,736 ft long and 238 ft high, located on the Cumberland River in Jamestown. American Bridge Co., 1000 American Bridge Way, Coraopolis, Pa., 15108. DR#22-00621316.
RP Masiello Inc., a design-build firm, has started constructing two buildings for Unified2 Global Packaging in Sutton. The buildings will total 1 million sq ft and contain both warehouse and manufacturing space. Gregory J. O’Connor Associates Inc. is the architect. The project is valued at $85 million. RP Masiello Inc., 38 Main St., Boylston, 01505. DR#22-00612701.
Bid, Proposal Dates
11/4 The Michigan Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out a paving project in Macomb County. The work involves 6.14 miles of hot-mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation on six structures, including deep overlay, deck patching, railing and partial deck replacement, scour countermeasures, beam retrofit replacement, joint replacement and resealing, structural steel repairs, steel beam cleaning and coating. The project will take place on Interstate 94 from State Route 29 to the east Macomb County line. The project is valued at $31.1 million. Michigan Dept. of Transportation, 425 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, 48933. DR#22-00780217.
11/15 The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking bidders to construct the Upper Des Plaines Intercepting Sewer 14B in Wheeling. The work entails the rehabilitation of 2,888 ft of 48-in.-dia sewer and 11,908 ft of 69-in.-dia sewer by cured-in-place pipe lining and/or a slip-lining process and/or a fiber-reinforced polymer lining process and/or a geopolymer lining process. In addition, it includes the rehabilitation of 28 manholes/structures by the spray-on lining system process and/or a fiber-reinforced polymer lining process. The project is valued at between $28.5 million and $34.5 million. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Attn: Darlene LoCascio, 100 E. Erie St., Chicago, 60611. DR#17-00762813.