Kansas IKEA Property Inc. is planning to build a new Ikea store at the Merriam Town Center mall in Merriam. The project team will construct a two-story, 349,000-sq-ft building. JE Dunn Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to begin in July 2013 and be completed by September 2014. The project is valued at $70 million. JE Dunn Construction Co., Attn: Alan Moore, Project Manager, 1001 Locust St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106. DR#12-00585734.
Minnesota Paragon Outlet Partners is planning to build Paragon Outlets at Cedar Grove, an outlet mall in Eagan. The project will encompass six buildings, totaling 441,000 sq ft, and will be located on a 29-acre site at the intersection of Highway 13 and Cedar Avenue. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Paragon Outlet Partners, Attn: Salem Richard LaHood, Senior Vice President, Design and Construction, 217 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. DR#12-00476100.
New Mexico Rangeland Energy is planning to build a crude-oil and frac-sand terminal on a 770-acre site in Loving. The terminal will be a full-service facility for crude-oil producers and buyers. It will receive and stage frac sand and pipe, while receiving, storing and distributing crude oil to downstream markets via pipeline and rail. The terminal will be served by BNSF Railways. The project is valued at $150 million. Rangeland Energy, Attn: Chris Keen, President and CEO, 14100 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. DR#13-00502092.
North Carolina The North Carolina Ports Authority is planning to build a forest-products export facility. The bulk handling facility at the Port of Morehead City will receive, store and load wood pellets onto ocean-going vessels. The pellets will be received by rail and truck. The project will entail building concrete domes for storage and bulk-material conveying systems, including dust-collection and fire-safety systems. Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the general contractor. The project isvalued at $60 million. Barnhill Contracting, Attn: Kelsie Williamson, Project Manager, 4325 Pleasant Valley Rd., Raleigh, 27612. DR#12-00533158.
Oklahoma The Muscogee Creek Nation is planning a major expansion of its River Spirit Casino in Tulsa. The phase-two project entails building a 22-story, 375,000-sq-ft tower that will contain a 500-room hotel, a convention center, restaurants, and a spa and outdoor pool deck overlooking the Arkansas River. About 45,000 sq ft will be branded as the Margaritaville Casino. A joint venture of Manhattan Construction and Red Stone Construction has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to begin in November 2013 and be completed by November 2015. The project is valued at $250 million. Red Stone Construction, Attn: Drew Halsey, Project Director, 2738 E. 51 St., Tulsa, 74105. DR#13-00467701.
Pennsylvania Majestic Realty Co. is planning to build a warehouse at the Majestic Bethlehem Center Business Park, part of the redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel property. Construction of the 1.75-million-sq-ft warehouse will commence once a tenant is secured. Commerce Construction Co. LP will be the general contractor. The project has been valued at between $90 million and $100 million. Majestic Realty Co., Attn: John Semcken, Vice President of Development, 13191 Crossroads Parkway North, City of Industry, Calif. 91746. DR#12-00644392.