Maryland Dept. of Juvenile Services is planning a new 48-bed detention center on the grounds of the Thomas O'Farrell Center in Marriottsville. The facility will include space for housing, dietary service, education, somatic and behavioral health, indoor and outdoor recreation, administration and general support. Design is scheduled for 2014 with construction in 2016. The project is valued at $43 million. 120 W. Fayette St., One Center Plaza, Baltimore, 21201. DR#13-00436910.
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The General Services Administration Office of Design and Construction is soliciting general contractors for bids on the first phase of the U.S. Diplomacy Center in Washington. Phase 1 will include the Pavilion, which will serve as the Dept. of State's Harry S. Truman Building, and Hall 1, which will be used for exhibition space. The project has been valued at between $20 million and $26 million. 7th & D Streets, Room 2002, Washington, 20407. DR#11-00567337.
Harvey-Cleary Engineers and Builders has started construction on the $80-million Tysons Tower office building and parking garage in McLean. Work on the foundation is under way, and the project is expected to be completed in May 2014. The tower was designed by Gensler. The 1,325,000-sq-ft project includes 20 stories above ground and four stories below ground. The parking garage will total 800,000 sq ft. 207A Perry Pkwy, Suite 1, Gaithersburg, Md., 20877. DR#13-00446276.