Arizona Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. is planning to build the Bridgestone Research & Development facility in Mesa. The project entails constructing a two-story, 18,000-sq-ft main-process building and an 8,200-sq-ft office-and-lab building, which will house a team of scientists and engineers evaluating the potential of the guayule shrub to provide rubber for tires. It is being designed by Louis Perry and Associates. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., Attn: Louis Lotito, Owners Representative, 535 Marriott Dr., Nashville, Tenn. 37214. DR#12-00600494.
California Trammell Crow, a developer, is planning to build the CleanTech Manufacturing Center, an industrial park, on a 20-acre site at East Washington Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue in Los Angeles. The project consists of three buildings that total 370,000 sq ft. The project is valued at $90 million. Trammell Crow Co., 2100 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75201. DR#11-00493540.
Michigan Grand Valley State University is planning to build a new biology building at the intersection of Prospect and Lafayette avenues in Grand Rapids. The project scope includes constructing a 144,000-sq-ft building that will contain classrooms, teaching and research labs, and faculty offices. It will be designed by Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, and Pioneer Construction will serve as construction manager. Construction is expected to begin in August 2013 and be completed in 2015. The project has been valued at $55 million. Grand Valley State University, One Campus Dr., Allendale, 49401. DR#12-00689689.
Pennsylvania Architecture firm KieranTimberlake Associates LLP is planning to convert the former Ortlieb beer bottling plant in Philadelphia into the firm's office. The project entails renovating the two-story, 60,000-sq-ft building, located on American Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood. CVM Construction will serve as the design-builder for the shell stabilization. KieranTimberlake Associates LLP, 20 N. Third St., Philadelphia, 19106. DR#13-00401475.
Washington Round Lake Properties is planning to build Vineyard Park, an assisted-living facility in Mountlake Terrace. The project entails the construction of a four-story, 96,000-sq-ft building that will house 115 assisted-living and dementia-care residents. The ground floor will contain dining facilities, a spa and a beauty shop. The project has been valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Round Lake Properties, 2731 77th Ave., S.E., Mercer Island, 98040. DR#13-00401013.
florida The Lennar Corp. has started building Runway Bay @ Fiddler's Creek, a residential development along the Creek Course in Naples. The project entails building 98 single-family homes, ranging in size from 2,800 sq ft to 3,659 sq ft, as well as a 54,000-sq-ft club and fitness center, a multi-pool swimming complex and tennis courts. The owner is subcontracting. The project is valued at between $15 million and $20 million. Lennar Corp., 700 N.W. 107th Ave., Miami, 33172. DR#12-00449753.
Georgia Van Winkle & Co. Inc. has started construction of the John Maxwell Leadership Center in Duluth. The job involves the construction of a three-story, 70,000-sq-ft building that will have a 1,000-seat worship auditorium, classrooms, a training hall and a 924-space parking lot. The facility will serve as a new campus for the 12Stone Church and as the headquarters for Maxwell's training center for ministry leaders. The project has been valued at $21 million. Van Winkle & Co. Inc., Attn: Ed Van Winkle, 1731 Commerce Dr., N.W., Atlanta, 30318. DR#12-00641118.
Wisconsin Hy-Vee Weitz Construction has started building a Hy-Vee grocery store in Fitchburg. Valued at $9 million, the project involves a proposed 85,390-sq-ft building at 2920 Fitchrona Rd. Hy-Vee Weitz Construction, 5605 N.E. 22nd St., Des Moines, Iowa 50313. DR#12-00441194.
Rhode Island 2/19 The Rhode Island Dept. of Administration is requesting proposals for architectural firms seeking to design the renovation of two structures: Craig Lee Hall and Gaige Hall at the Rhode Island College in Providence. The project is valued at $40 million. Rhode Island Dept. of Administration, One Capitol Hill, Providence, 02908. DR#11-00544020.
North Carolina 2/19 The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out a roadway improvement project in Charlotte. The project entails grading, paving and widening a 2.1-mile stretch of U.S. Route 74 (Independence Boulevard) from Abemarle Road to east of Wallace Lane. The project is valued at $54.8 million. North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, 1020 Birch Ridge Dr., Raleigh, 27610. DR#11-00630971.
Texas 2/19 The University of Texas at the Permian Basin is seeking bidders to build phase four of the student housing program. The job entails the construction of six two-story apartment buildings, totalling 85,000 sq ft, to house 198 students. The project has been valued at $14 million. University of Texas at the Permian Basin, Attn: David Wayland, Architect, 4901 E. University Blvd., Odessa, 79762. DR#13-00421841.