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Pulse   07/29/2013
Planning

Arkansas Mickle-Wagner-Coleman is planning to develop Middleton Farms, a residential subdivision in Fort Smith. The project entails developing 825 lots, containing single-family homes, duplexes and multifamily housing units on a 327-acre site on Rye Hill Road. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Mickle-Wagner-Coleman, Attn: Pat Mickle, Project Engineer, 3434 Country Club Ave., Fort Smith, 72903. DR#10-00679252.

Michigan The Huron County Building and Zoning Dept. is proposing to build a multipurpose fitness and recreational center in Bad Axe. The 150,000-sq-ft facility will include an ice arena, competition swimming pool, gym, water park, roller rink, electronic games arcade and outdoor fitness trail. The project's value has been estimated at $18 million. Huron County Building and Zoning Dept., Attn: Russell Lundberg, 250 E. Huron Ave., Bad Axe, 48413. DR#07-00933083.

New York 441 Ohio Street LLC is planning to build Buffalo River Lofts, a mixed-use building on the former site of the Erie Freight House, an 1860s timber-frame warehouse that served the Erie Railroad. Also known as Freight House Landing, the five-story building will contain office space and up to 78 market-rate apartments, 75 parking spaces, passive green space along the river's edge and floating boat docks. It is being designed by Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects, and Savarino Cos. will serve as the general contractor. The project has been valued at $15 million. 441 Ohio Street LLC, c/o Savarino Cos., 95 Perry St., Buffalo, 14203. DR#12-00644505. .

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

Georgia Pinkerton & Laws Co. has started building a Westin Hotel on Jekyll Island. The project entails the construction of a 200-room, four-story, 150,000-sq-ft building with an oceanfront bar, full-service restaurant, ballroom, fitness center and heated pool. The job is valued at $25 million. Pinkerton & Laws Co., Attn: Lamar George, Project Executive, 1165 Northchase Pkwy., S.E., Marietta, 30067. DR#09-00543066.

Missouri Don C. Musick Construction Co. has started renovating The Old Cathedral at 209 Walnut St. in downtown St. Louis. Formally known as The Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, it was built in 1834 and operates as a parish of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The first phase of the renovation will entail stonework and window installation, followed by plasterwork, new lighting, and refinishing of the floors and pews. The project has been valued at $12 million. Don C. Musick Construction Co., Attn: Ron Gallagher, Project Manager, 254 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, 63144. DR#12-00670287.

South Carolina Arco Construction has started building the Energizer Distribution Center at the Riverwalk Business Park in Rock Hill. Exel Logistics is the owner, and Energizer Holdings, the consumer-products company, is the tenant. The facility will be 897,000 sq ft. The project is valued at $38 million. Arco Construction, Attn: Shafer Kirby, Project Manager, 900 N. Rock Hill Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63119. DR#13-00497839.

Texas Patrinely Group has started construction of the Southwestern Energy headquarters building in Spring. The project entails the construction of a 10-story, 515,000-sq-ft building with a connecting seven-story parking garage. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. The building was designed by Gensler. Patrinely Group, Attn: Carolyn Durshel, Project Manager, 1980 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, 77056. DR#12-00674664.

Wisconsin J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., the construction manager, has started work on the Glacier Creek Middle School expansion project in Cross Plains. The expansion entails renovating 4,000 sq ft of the existing school and building a 52,000-sq-ft addition. The project's value has been estimated at $11 million. J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., 300 S. Bedford St., Madison, 53703. DR#08-00873149.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Iowa 8/6 The University of Iowa is seeking subcontractor bidders to perform the interior construction for the new School of Music building, which will contain a 700-seat concert hall, a 200-seat recital hall, an organ performance hall, a music library, rehearsal and practice rooms, classrooms and administrative offices. The interiors work is valued at $26.9 million. University of Iowa, Design & Construction Services, 125 N. Madison, Iowa City, 52245. DR#10-00583530.

New Hampshire 8/7 The City of Manchester is seeking bidders to make aeration upgrades to the Manchester wastewater treatment plant. The project entails installing new fine-bubble diffusers, new blowers, new treatment zones in outdoor tanks, and new electrical and instrumentation upgrades to the southern half of the facility. The project has been valued at $17 million. Contact the engineer. Wright Pierce, Attn: David Tobiason, 99 Main St., Topsham, Maine 04086. DR#09-00561813.

Utah 8/8 The Cache County School District is seeking statements of qualifications for architectural services to design three new high schools and remodel seven other schools. The district intends to award all the projects to one architectural firm. The projects' estimated overall cost is $105 million. Cache County School District, 2063 N. 1200 E., Logan, 84341. DR#13-00416873.

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