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Pulse   04/08/2013
Planning

California The Sares Regis Group of Northern California, a developer, is planning to build a corporate headquarters for the Nvidia Corp. on a 24-acre site in Santa Clara. The project entails the construction of two two-story triangular buildings, each 483,475 sq ft, and a 1,700-space parking area. Gensler is the designer. Webcor Builders is the construction manager and general contractor. Construction of the first building is expected to begin in June 2013; completion is expected in May 2015. The project is valued at $70 million. Sares Regis Group of Northern California, Attn: Jeff Birdwell, President, 901 Mariners Island Blvd., San Mateo, 94404. DR#13-00445446.

Kansas The Tutera Group is planning to build Mission Chateau, a retirement community designed to look like a group of French villas and chateaus, on an 18-acre site in Prairie Village. The project will be carried out in four phases. In phase one, the former Mission Valley Middle School building will be demolished and a single-story, 64,300-sq-ft building, which will house the senior skilled nursing facility, will be built. Construction is expected to begin in 2014. Phase one is valued at between $10 million and $15 million.Tutera Group Inc., Attn: Joe Tutera, CEO, 7611 Stateline Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64114. DR#13-00417906.

Minnesota Exeter Realty is planning to convert St. Paul's downtown post office into 250 market-rate rental apartments. Known as the Eugene McCarthy Post Office, the 17-story riverfront building at 180 E. Kellogg Blvd., built in 1934, housed the post office's processing center until 2010. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Exeter Realty, Attn: James Stolpestad, 1080 Montreal Ave., St. Paul, 55116. DR#13-00461784.

Texas The Mexic-Arte Museum is planning to build a new museum building at 419 Congress Ave. in downtown Austin. The project team will construct a six-story, 54,000-sq-ft building. Cotera+Reed Architects are the lead architects for the project, and Fernando Romero from the firm FR-EE is the design architect. The project is valued at between $20 million and $30 million. Mexic-Arte Museum, Attn: Sylvia Orozco, Director, 419 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701. DR#11-00652042.

Virginia Arlington County is planning to build the Long Bridge Park Aquatic, Health and Fitness Center in Arlington. The job involves constructing a three-story, 105,000-sq-ft building that will contain a 50-meter-long pool, a 10-meter-long diving platform, a leisure pool, a therapy pool and fitness rooms. It is being designed by Hughes Group Architects. GC bidding is expected to take place in May or June. The project is valued at $79 million. Arlington County, Attn: Richard D. Warren Jr., Purchasing Agent, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 22201. DR#06-00796925.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

Alaska Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc. has started construction of the Kodiak Residential Long Term Care Facility on the Kodiak Island Medical Center campus. The project team will construct a 22-bed, two-story, 18,708-sq-ft building to replace the current facility. The project owner is Kodiak Island Borough. The project has been valued at $16.5 million. Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc., Attn: Luke Longfield, Project Manager, 740 Bonanza Ave., Anchorage, 99518. DR#10-00720469.

Georgia Robins & Morton Group has started construction of an office building for the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. The job entails the construction of a seven-story, 290,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $85.9 million. Robins & Morton Group, 400 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, Ala. 35209. DR#11-00519837.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Florida 4/18 Florida State University is seeking bidders to build the Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences building on its campus in Tallahassee. The project team will construct a 189,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $20 million. Florida State University, Attn: Larry Rubin, Facilities Planning & Construction Dept., Mendenhall Maintenance Building, Tallahassee, 32306. DR#12-00454327.

Washington 4/18 The Washington State Dept. of Ecology is seeking bidders to carry out phase two of an interim remedial action at the former site of the Custom Plywood sawmill, at 34th Avenue and V Place on the west shore of Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes. This phase of the project involves the demolition and removal of various structures, pilings and contaminated sediments as well as the construction of shoreline protection and habitat enhancements. This phase is valued at between $8.5 million and $10.5 million. Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Attn: Joseph Ward, Project Engineer, 300 Desmond Dr., S.E., Olympia, 98504. DR#13-00472162.

New Jersey 4/30 The New Jersey Schools Development Authority is seeking bidders to build the Early Childhood Center & Elementary School No. 3 in Jersey City. The project entails the construction of a three-story, 123,000-sq-ft building, located at the intersection of Laidlaw and Summit avenues, to accommodate pre-K through fifth-grade students. Construction is expected to begin in August 2013 and be completed by August 2016. The project is valued at $34.2 million. New Jersey Schools Development Authority, One West State St., Trenton, 08608. DR#03-00707340.

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