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Pulse   08/19/2013
Planning

California The Washington Township Healthcare System is planning to build the Washington Hospital parking garage in Fremont. The project encompasses building a seven-story, 470-space reinforced-concrete garage at 2000 Mowry Ave. Vance Brown Builders has been selected as the general contractor. The project has been valued at $11.5 million. Vance Brown Builders, Attn: Chris Lee, 3197 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, 94306. DR#12-00683214.

Nevada The Olin Corp. is planning to expand its chlor-alkali plant in Henderson to increase production of various products, including chlorine, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, potassium hydroxide and bleach products, which are used to treat water and wastewater; they also are used by the mining and oil-and-gas industries in their production processes. The project has been valued at $44 million. Olin Corp., 340 Fourth St., Henderson, 89015. DR#11-00568352.

New York Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn plans to build a hotel in Glenville. The project entails building a 110-room hotel adjacent to the Waters Edge Lighthouse restaurant on the banks of the Mohawk River. The project is valued at $14 million. Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn, Attn: Paul Popolizio, Owner, 1101 Rugby Rd., Schenectady, 12308. DR#13-00598121.

South Carolina The Evening Post Publishing Co. has selected Greystar Real Estate Partners and Lincoln Harris to develop the first phase of Courier Square, a mixed-use project in Charleston. The project will entail apartments, office and retail space, and a parking deck on a 2.8-acre site at the intersection of Meeting and Columbus streets. The job is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Greystar Capital Partners, Attn: Ashley Heggie, Partner, 17 State St., Charleston, 29401. DR#13-00546610.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

Florida NextEra Energy Resources LLC has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Fort Lauderdale to Zachry Engineering Corp. The project entails building a 1,277-MW powerplant, comprising three 250-MW turbines and a 500-MW turbine. Construction is expected to start in January 2014, and be completed by June 2016. The project has been valued at $1.18 billion. Zachry Engineering Corp., 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver, Colo. 80202. DR#12-00462606.

Louisiana The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a firm-fixed-price, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $52 million to B&K Construction Co. for work on the Southeast Louisiana Urban Drainage Project. The project team will construct 4,300 ft of concrete-covered canal along Jefferson Avenue in New Orleans. The work also includes clearing and grubbing, excavation, site dewatering and groundwater monitoring, sewer- and water-line relocation and tie-ins, driving timber piling, sheet-pile installation and coffer-dam construction, and maintenance and diversion of stormwater. B&K Construction Co. LLC, 1905 Louisiana 59, Mandeville, 70448. DR#13-00470893.

Texas MAPP Construction has been selected by Caddis Partners to build the Heartis Eagle Mountain assisted-living center in Fort Worth. The 61,125-sq-ft building will contain 54 assisted-living units and a 25-bed memory-care unit. The project has been valued at $6.9 million. MAPP Construction, 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 75219. DR#13-00597969.

Wisconsin Premier Design & Build Group has started construction of the first phase of the Mayfair Collection shopping center at the Burleigh Triangle area in Wauwatosa. The first phase entails the demolition of the former Roundy's warehouse complex and the creation of 270,330 sq ft of retail space, including some renovated warehouse space and some new buildings. The project is valued at $45 million. Premier Design & Build Group, 2800 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, Ill. 60018. DR#11-00579272.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Kansas 8/28 The City of Wichita is seeking requests for qualifications from architectural firms interested in designing a new central library. The work entails designing a single-story, 135,000-sq-ft building. The project has been valued at $42 million. City of Wichita, Public Works & Utilities, 455 N. Main St., Wichita, 67202. DR#08-00855704.

New Mexico 8/28 The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is seeking bidders to build a new preliminary treatment facility at the Southside Water Reclamation Plant. The work involves a new 76-million-gallon-per-day facility, complete with all appurtenant connecting piping and utilities. The project is valued at $30 million. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, 87102. DR#13-00557884.

Kentucky 8/30 The City of Owensboro is seeking requests for proposals from architectural firms interested in designing the renovation of the International Bluegrass Music Center, a museum. The project entails recladding the stone facade; interior demolition and redesign of 64,000 sq ft, including performance spaces; and converting a parking lot into an outdoor amphitheater with a capacity for 2,000 people. The project has been valued at $18 million. City of Owensboro, 101 E. 4th St., Owensboro, 42303. DR#10-00645516.

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