Exact Sciences is planning to build a cancer detection facility in Phoenix. The 250,000-sq-ft building will contain lab, office, manufacturing and warehouse space on a 17-acre site at Sky Harbor Center. The project is valued at $50 million or more. Exact Sciences, 441 Charmany Drive, Madison, Wis., 53719. DR#23-00379030.
Kinetic, a fiber internet provider, plans to carry out a public-private partnership broadband project in 2024 in Colquitt County. Having already laid 180 miles of fiber optic cable in the county, this next phase entails laying an additional 440 miles. Kinetic will use about $21.4 million in state grant money from the federal government, obtained from the U.S. Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, part of the federal American Rescue Plan COVID-19 stimulus package. Kinetic itself will invest $11.1 million and cover any cost overruns. The communities benefitting from the new construction will be Moultrie, Berlin, Doerun, Funston and Norman Park. Kinetic by Windstream, 4001 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, Ark., 72212.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to begin environmental remediation efforts at residential properties near the former Federated Metals facility in Whiting and Hammond in 2025. From 1937 to 1983, the 36-acre facility operated as a smelting, refining, recovery and recycling facility for non-ferrous metals including copper, zinc and lead. Extensive remediation work was conducted at the Superfund site beginning in 2001. Some of the metals have also contaminated sediment within Lake George, which abuts the site. Planned remedial actions include soil excavation on properties with lead levels above 400 ppm. The first phase of excavation will cover sampled properties with access agreements. Follow-up phases of excavation will be based on additional soil sampling and access agreements. Additional investigation will be carried out to determine potential vapor intrusion and groundwater exposure. The project is valued at $50 million or more. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill, 60604. DR#23-00440548.
The University of Kentucky is planning to build a new agricultural research facility on its campus in Lexington. The 190,000-sq-ft building will replace two current buildings. It will house the entomology, plant and soil sciences, horticulture and animal and food sciences departments. It will contain a 250-seat auditorium and 12,000 sq ft of lab teaching space. BHDP Architecture has been chosen as the designer, and Turner Construction has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in November 2024 and be completed by February 2027. The project is valued at $184 million. University of Kentucky, 411 S. Limestone St., Lexington, 40508. DR#18-00716090.
Open Road Renewables plans to build the Cherrywood Solar Array, a 202-MW solar power plant, on a 1,065-acre site in Goldsboro. It will consist of 499,806 photovoltaic modules, 81 power centers with DC-to-AC power inverters, medium voltage transformers and one substation. It is being designed by Davis, Bowne & Friedel Inc. Construction is expected to start in July 2025 and be completed by July 2026. The project is valued at $225 million. Open Road Renewables, 1105 Navasota St., Austin, Texas, 78702. DR#19-00715599.
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1/5/24 The Santa Clara Valley Water District is requesting qualifications from firms to handle the environmental planning and permitting work for the Anderson Dam seismic retrofit project. Due to seismic restrictions, the 230-ft-tall, 1,430-ft-long earthen dam has not been able to operate at full capacity since 2009. The work consists of retrofitting and upgrading the dam and its associated facilities to meet public safety requirements by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and California Dept. of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams. The project requires replacing most of the existing embankment dam with a well-compacted, zoned embankment dam to withstand a maximum credible earthquake; replacing existing outlet works to withstand an MCE and meet current Division of Safety of Dams emergency drawdown requirements; replace existing spillway to convey the probable maximum flood; and decommissioning the hydroelectric facility. Construction is expected to start in July 2026 and be completed by July 2032. The project is valued at $1.9 billion. Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, 95118. DR#23-00160682.
1/17/24 The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is seeking bidders to carry out the expansion and renovation of Outpatient Mental Health Building 404 in Tomah. The 4,500-sq-ft expansion will infill the southeast corner of the building with three levels and a mechanical space on the roof. The renovation of the three main floors will consist predominantly of a full gut of the building with the exception of selected walls throughout, the east end of the first floor and IT closets. The renovation of the space includes all new finishes, mechanical ducting and equipment, plumbing, electrical, fire suppression and alarms, data and communications infrastructure. A rain garden to assist with stormwater drainage will be built. All window fenestrations will be removed and replaced. The project is valued at between $10 million and $20 million. The project designer is Cb Design Group Inc. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Attn: Sadaya Brittian, 6150 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, Ohio, 44131. DR#19-00703970.