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Pulse   09/23/2013

Massachusetts The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is planning to build a 16.5-mile-long section of the Blackstone River Bikeway, between the towns of Grafton, Millbury, Northbridge, Sutton and Uxbridge. Part of the route will be off-road, adjacent to an active railroad right-of-way, and part of it will be on-road, or shared accommodation. The project will include 20 bikeway bridges. The project's value has been estimated at $29.8 million. Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116. DR#06-00702653.

New Mexico GlobalWorks, a developer, is planning to build the WaterFall Senior Living Community in Bloomfield. The project entails building 253 residences comprising150 assisted-living units in a four-story, 148,000-sq-ft facility, 60 semi-assisted apartment units, and 43 independent duplex and triplex units. The assisted-living units will be built first and the remaining units later. There also will be several water features. The project is valued at $79 million. GlobalWorks, Attn: Gregory Register, Partner, 1046 E. Third Ave., Durango, Colo. 81301. DR#13-00609327.

Oklahoma Oklahoma City is planning to build a new police headquarters and municipal courts complex. The project entails the construction of a three-story, 89,000-sq-ft building at 701 Colcord Dr. The project has been valued at $21.9 million. Oklahoma City, Attn: Francis Kersey, City Clerk, 200 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, 73102. DR#10-00598966.


Georgia Construction is under way on the Avalon mixed-use project in Alpharetta. A 2.4-million-sq-ft project on an 86-acre site, it encompasses retail, entertainment, residences, offices and hotels. Phase one entails more than 350,000 sq ft of retail, 100,000 sq ft of office space, 101 single-family homes and 250 multifamily units. Hoar Construction is the project's general contractor. Benning Construction is building a 12-screen Regal Cinemas, and Young Contracting is building a Whole Foods. The overall project is valued at $600 million. North American Properties-Atlanta, Attn: Mark Toro, President, 264 19th St., N.W., Atlanta, 30363. DR#04-00812884.

Michigan The Bay County Dept. of Water and Sewer has awarded a $42.2-million contract to Spence Brothers to build the Bay Area Water Treatment Plant in Bay City. The 17.4-million-gallon-per-day membrane-filtration plant will include a 28,800-sq-ft building with raw and finished water pumping, two finished water tanks, chemical storage and feed facilities, and residuals treatment facilities. Construction is expected to start in November 2013 and be completed by June 2015. Spence Brothers, 417 McCoskry St., Saginaw, 48601. DR#10-00413344.

Minnesota The National Guard Bureau-Minnesota has awarded a $16.9-million firm-fixed-price contract to L.S. Black Constructors Inc. to build a National Guard readiness center at the Arden Hills Army Training Site. The project involves the construction of a 64,516-sq-ft building with a geothermal ground-source heat-pump HVAC system and the demolition of 29,760 sq ft of existing buildings. L.S. Black Constructors Inc., Attn: Sterling Black, Project Manager, 1959 Sloan Place, St. Paul, 55117. DR#13-00559509.

Texas The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has selected Kwame Building Group as the program manager for $35 million in new construction and renovation work at four high schools. The work encompasses the construction of two new high schools; $3.8 million in improvements, MEP and safety renovations at Washington High School; and $21 million in projects at Worthing High School, including a two-story classroom addition, safety, technology and MEP system improvements, roof and athletic-track repairs, and cafeteria and kitchen renovations as well as ADA compliance. Kwame Building Group, 200 S. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63105. DR# 08-00709794, 11-00554940, 12-00549681 and 12-00612836.

Bid/Proposal Dates

New York 9/30 The Town of Babylon is seeking bidders to build the Wyandanch Intermodal Transit Facility. The project entails building a five-story concrete parking structure. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Town of Babylon, Attn: Theresa Sabatino, Commissioner of General Services, 200A E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, 11757. DR#08-00799936.

Alabama 10/3 The University of Alabama is seeking bidders to construct the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House on its Tuscaloosa campus. The job entails constructing a three-story, 40,000-sq-ft building—designed by Pryor & Morrow Architects—that will house 68 members. Construction is expected to start in December 2013 and be completed in spring 2015. University of Alabama, Attn: Kim Nees, Project Manager, 1205 14th St., Tuscaloosa, 35401. DR#13-00481045.

California 10/3 The Town of Apple Valley is planning to build the Yucca Loma Bridge. The project includes building a four-lane bridge over the Mojave River, linking Yates and Yucca Loma roads in Apple Valley with Green Tree Boulevard in Victorville and widening Yucca Loma Road. The project is valued at $40 million. Town of Apple Valley, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, 92307. DR#07-00833226.


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