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Pulse   10/15/2012

Connecticut Building and Land Technology, a developer, is planning to build a new corporate headquarters to be leased by Bridgewater Associates in Stamford. The project entails the construction of a 750,000-sq-ft building in the Harbor Point development. Construction is expected to be completed by 2017. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Building and Land Technology, Attn: Carl Kueh-ner, Principal, 100 Washington Blvd., Stamford, 06902. DR#12-00601456.

Michigan The Auburn Bean & Grain Cos. is planning to build a grain-loading facility in Standish. The project entails the construction of a facility that will have an initial capacity of two million bushels of grain storage and be able to load a 90-car unit train with a 40,000-bushel-per-hour load-out capability. The facility will have room to grow significantly as business increases. The facility will be ready to receive wheat in summer 2013 and corn and soybeans that fall. The project's value has been estimated at between $10 million and $15 million. Auburn Bean & Grain Cos., Attn: Whitey Hintz, Plant Manager, 315 N. Auburn Rd., Auburn, 48611. DR#12-00610035.

Pennsylvania In West Chester, Bozzuto & Associates is planning to build an apartment complex, the second phase of a project the company built there several years ago. The project entails building 270 units. Bozzuto also will serve as the construction manager and use subcontractors. Construction is expected to begin in early 2013. The project has been valued at $50 million. Bozzuto & Associates, 7850 Walker Dr., Greenbelt, Md. 20770. DR#12-00616256.

Washington Wood Partners is planning to build a high-rise apartment complex in Seattle. The project entails the construction of a 27-story, 360,000-sq-ft building, which will contain 298 residential units and a below-grade parking garage with 191 spaces, at 225 E. Edgar St. Andersen Construction has been selected as the general contractor. The project is valued at $60 million. Andersen Construction, 900 Poplar Place South, Seattle, 98144. DR#12-00556936.


Kentucky Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have awarded a contract to Zachry Engineering Corp. for the engineering, procurement and construction retrofit of the Mill Creek Generating Station in Louisville. On-site mobilization has begun, and work is expected to continue through 2016. The project entails the retrofit of Units 1 and 2 with new ductwork, new pulse jet fabric filters (PJFF), four new booster fans, a single new wet flue gas desulfurization (WFGD) system and a new chimney. The project also includes demolishing the existing Unit 3 WFGD as well as furnishing and installing new ductwork and new PJFF and BOP support systems. The retrofit scope for Unit 4 includes a new PJFF, new booster fans, a new WFGD and a new chimney. The project's value has been estimated at between $10 million and $15 million. Zachry Engineering Corp., 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver, 80202. DR#12-00643644.

Texas The Lathrop Co. has started construction of a bakery for Bimbo Bakeries USA in Rockwall. The project entails the construction of a 276,548-sq-ft tilt-wall build-to-suit building in the Rockwall Technology Park, which will initially contain two large baking lines. The project has been valued at between $15 million and $25 million. The Lathrop Co., 460 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee, Ohio 43537. DR#12-00445436.

Virginia The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. has started construction of the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center on a 12-acre site in Norfolk. The project entails constructing a two-story, 90,000-sq-ft building that will contain a gymnasium, an aquatics center, locker rooms, a 300-seat chapel/theater, a community room and classrooms. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2013. The estimated construction cost is $28 million. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., 600 Independence Parkway, Chesapeake, 23320. DR#04-00842629.

Bid/Proposal Dates

California 10/22 The Hospice of Humboldt is seeking proposals from general contractors to provide pre-construction services, with an option to be exercised at the owner's discretion to act as the general contractor to build a new hospice complex in Eureka. The project entails the construction of a two-story, 18,000-sq-ft administration building; a 14,500-sq-ft inpatient hospice facility; a 900-sq-ft chapel that will be surrounded by a 146-space parking lot; and walking paths and trails on a 13.5-acre wooded site. The project's value has been estimated at $14.5 million. Hospice of Humboldt, Attn: Beverly Bishop, Owner, 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 95501. DR#12-00640201.


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