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.