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Pulse   09/16/2013

California The City of Manhattan Beach is planning to widen the Sepulveda Boulevard Bridge. The existing bridge carries seven lanes. The project will add a fourth northbound lane. HDR Engineering has been selected as the design consultant. The project is valued at $21.3 million. City of Manhattan Beach, 1400 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, 90266. DR#11-00402132.

Illinois The City of Chicago is planning to build a joint-use consolidated rental car and parking facility at O'Hare Airport. The facility will provide nearly 4,100 rental-car-company parking spaces as well as 2,000 public parking spaces. Each of the rental car companies operating in the facility will have exclusive-use areas, including self-service kiosks. The hub will also have a bus plaza and extend the airport transit system. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2014. The project is valued at $800 million. City of Chicago, Dept. of Purchases, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, 60602. DR#13-00406111.

Indiana Rest Haven Illiana Christian Services is planning to build the Park Place Christian Retirement Community of St. John in St. John. The project entails a three-story, 200,000-sq-ft building containing 103 independent-living condo units, 53 assisted-living units, a dining room, a library, a pool, lounges and a health club. The developer is Providence Management & Development and the general contractor is Lagestee-Mulder Development & Construction Inc. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Providence Management & Development, 18601 North Creek Drive, Tinley Park, Ill., 60477. DR#06-00809035.

Washington Touchstone SLU LLC, a developer, is planning to build two office buildings on the Troy Laundry block bordered by Thomas and Harrison Streets and Boren and Fairview Avenues north in Seattle's South Lake Union area. The project entails building two buildings 12 or 13 stories tall, totalling 770,000 sq ft, with 1,100 below-grade parking spaces and some retail spaces at street level. The facade of the existing Troy Laundry building is landmarked and will be incorporated into the new development. It is being designed by Perkins + Will, and the contractor is Lease Crutcher Lewis. The project is valued at $60 million. Touchstone SLU LLC, Attn: Paul Klansnic, Project Manager, 2025 First Ave., Seattle, 98121. DR#11-00619276.


Arizona Summit dck, a contractor, has started building Trillium 101, an apartment complex on a 10-acre site at the northwest corner of 101 Loop and Seventh Ave. in north Phoenix. The project entails building a 304-unit, two-building, four-story, 514,315-sq-ft complex and a 512-space parking garage. It was designed by MVE & Partners (formerly known as McLarand Vasquez & Emsiek). The project is valued at $40.6 million. Summit dck, 3333 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 85018. DR#07-00776278.

Massachusetts James J. Welch & Co. Inc. has started constructing the Cottage Square affordable housing project in Easthampton. The project involves gutting the four-story, 93,305-sq-ft Nashawannuck Mills building and converting it into 50 housing units. Construction is expected to be completed by August 2014. The project is valued at $12 million. James J. Welch & Co. Inc., 27 Congress St., Salem, 01970. DR#11-00429036.

North Carolina Studley, the owner's agent, is currently evaluating subcontractor bids from firms seeking to build the Veterans Administration Medical Center Health Care Clinic on a 39-acre site in Kernersville. The project involves building a four-story, 280,000-sq-ft building and 1,914 parking spaces. Lend Lease Healthcare Development LLC has been selected as the construction manager and will be responsible for buying the land, building the center and leasing it to the VA for 20 years. Construction is expected to start in December 2013 and be completed by October 2015. The project is valued at $65 million. Studley, 55 13th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20004. DR#12-00637476.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Ohio 10/2 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking Phase 2 design-build proposals from five remaining teams competing to build the new fourth building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton. The project consists of a new 224,000-sq-ft metal barrel-vaulted exhibition hangar with concrete foundation, structural steel frame and prefinished metal skin. The structure will include a new access corridor from the Hall of Missiles. The museum of located just outside Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Bjorn Hale, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Place, Louisville, Ky., 40202. DR#13-00540357.

Tennessee 11/1 The Tennessee Board of Regents is seeking bidders to carry out the Columbia State Community College Williamson County campus relocation project. The project entails building three two-story buildings, totalling 112,018 sq ft, and a 500-space parking lot, in Franklin. The buildings will be steel frame with a composite steel floor system on spread footings. Hoar Construction has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Tennessee Board of Regents, Attn: Dick Tracy, Facilities Director, 1415 Murfreesboro Rd., Nashville, 37217. DR#00-00852842.


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