KORE Power Inc. plans to build a KOREPlex lithium battery manufacturing facility in Buckeye. The 2 million-sq-ft facility will produce up to 12 GWh of battery cells per year. It is being designed by SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction has been chosen as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in June 2023 and be completed by July 2025. The project is valued at $1.2 billion. KORE Power Inc., 1875 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, 83814. DR#21-00717760.


Hines Inc. and Simpson Housing LLLP are planning to build 700 Northpark, an office building in Sandy Springs. The 26-story, 450,000-sq-ft building will be located at the intersection of State Route 400 and Abernathy Rd. Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Inc. is the architect. Construction is expected to start in November 2023. The project is valued at $145 million. Hines Inc., Attn: Mark Ferris, Project Manager, 5 Ravinia Drive, Atlanta, 30346. DR#06-00877467.


Trammell Crow Co. plans to develop Lab Building A4 of the Labs at Belward, a life sciences center on Johns Hopkins University’s Belward campus in Rockville. The six-story, 275,000-sq-ft building has been designed by Gensler, and Clark Construction Group has been chosen as general contractor. The project is valued at $50 million. Construction is expected to start in June 2023 and be completed by July 2025. Trammell Crow Co., 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20007. DR#22-00847583.


Beltrami County plans to construct a new county jail, a 240-bed facility, at a location yet to be determined. Construction Engineering Services Inc. has been selected as the architect. The project is valued at $500 million. Beltrami County, Attn: Tom Barry, County Commissioner, 701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji, 56601. DR#21-00616700.


White Lotus Group plans to convert Grand Island’s Veterans Home Campus, now called Liberty Campus, into senior and low-income housing and rental properties. The site has been declared a historic district, and White Lotus is pursuing state and federal historic tax credits for the project, and applied to Nebraska Investment Finance Authority for further tax credits. The project will be done in four phases, with the first being remodeling of the Pershing and Anderson buildings on the west side of the campus into 48 units of older adult affordable housing, with veterans preference. The architect is DLR Group Inc. and Chief Construction is general contractor. The project is valued at $45 million. White Lotus Group, 10404 Essex Court, Omaha, 68114. DR#15-00688442.


The New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation is planning to widen the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack from Exit 11 to south of Exit 13. Bidding is expected to take place in February 2024. The project is valued at $93.3 million. New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation, P.O. Box 483, Concord, 03302. DR#21-00608407.


Camden Living plans to build the Camden Gulch apartment building at 909 Division Street in Nashville. The 16-story, 270,000-sq-ft building will contain 481 apartments and will be located on a 1.99-acre site. It will include 7,300 sq ft of ground-level retail space, 537 parking spaces, and a rooftop pool deck. It is being designed by Hastings Architecture Associates. Project is valued at $250 million. Camden Living, 11 Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77046. DR#20-00633050.


Bids, Contracts, Proposals


GE Johnson Construction Co. has started carrying out the modernization project on the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. Renovations on the stadium’s east side will include a new entrance, an updated event space, a heritage plaza, concession areas, restrooms, merchandise space and 1,200 enclosed club seats. The tunnel on the north end will be expanded to improve field access for vehicles. The project designer is HKS Inc. It is valued at $85 million. GE Johnson Construction Co. Inc., 25 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903. DR#23-00028790.


Premier Construction Services, acting as both developer and general contractor, has started building 32 two-story row homes at 6501 Hickman Rd. in Des Moines. The project is valued at $60 million. Premier Construction Services, 3120 Jordan Grove, West Des Moines, 50265. DR#22-00555539.


Bid, Proposal Dates


3/14 Modus Studio LLC is seeking bidders to build the Detrola Motel in Bentonville. The project entails constructing two 3-story buildings, an event center and several town homes, totaling 124,952 sq ft. The project is valued at $32 million. Modus Studio LLC, Attn: Chris Baribeau, Architect, 15 N. Church Ave., Fayetteville, 72701. DR#23-00026301.


3/28 The New Braunfels Utilities Purchasing Dept. is seeking bidders to carry out an expansion of the Sam C. McKenzie Jr. Water Reclamation Facility. Work will include replacing existing influent screens; expanding the existing lift station including a new wet well; constructing a new flow split basin to split flow between existing and new secondary treatment trains; constructing a new secondary treatment unit including anerobic/anoxic/aeration basin and secondary clarifiers; and rehabilitating existing aeration basins including replacement of aeration equipment. The project is valued at $50 million. New Braunfels Utilities Purchasing Dept., 355 Farm-to-Market Rd. 306, New Braunfels, 78130. DR#23-00058858.