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Pulse   11/11/2013

Hawaii Petrie Ross Ventures is planning to reconstruct the Coco Palms Resort, which has been shuttered since Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai on Sept. 11, 1992. It was the setting for Elvis Presley's 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii." The project encompasses reconstructing 11 cottages and restoring the Seashell restaurant, the Lagoon Building, the Queens Audience Hall and the Chapel of the Palms. The project is valued at $100 million. Petrie Ross Ventures, 1919 West St., Annapolis, Md. 21401. DR#04-00852970.

Iowa Bomgaars, a retailer of gardening supplies, hardware, paint and auto supplies, is planning to expand its warehouse in Sioux City. The project entails constructing a 150,000-sq-ft addition. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014. The construction cost has been estimated at $17 million. Bomgaars, 1805 Zenith Dr., Sioux City, 51103. DR#13-00650427.

New York The Richardson Center Corp. is planning to convert the Richardson Olmsted Complex, the former Buffalo state asylum, into a hotel and conference center. The landmark Gothic-style hospital building, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, dates from the late 1800s. It will be converted into an 88-room hotel and conference center. Deborah Berke & Partners is the architect, and LP Ciminelli is the construction manager. Construction is expected to begin in early 2014. The project has been valued at $50 million. Richardson Center Corp., Attn: Monica Pellegrino Faix, Project Coordinator, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, Buffalo, 14240. DR#09-00421827.

Vermont The Chittenden County Transportation Authority is planning to build a transit station in Burlington. The station will offer 21 bus boarding areas, 10 of which will be positioned under a canopy along the center of St. Paul Street. Eleven more bays will be located along Pearl and Cherry streets. The station's indoor area will contain a waiting room, a ticket center and bathrooms. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2014; the opening is scheduled for 2015. The project's value has been estimated at between $5 million and $10 million. Chittenden County Transportation Authority, 15 Industrial Pkwy., Burlington, 05401. DR#13-00620011.


Colorado HDR Constructors has started building a 20-MW anaerobic digester facility, near LaSalle. The facility's feedstocks will include cow manure from local dairy farms, used restaurant grease and spoiled products from retail grocers. It will produce renewable natural gas, organic compost and liquid soil amendment products. The renewable natural gas will be supplied to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The project owner is EDF Renewable Energy. The facility is expected to begin operating in 2015. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. HDR Constructors Inc., 4435 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111. DR#13-00663796.

OHio Messer Construction has started construction of the Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights. The facility is designed as a 4,500-seat covered music pavilion. Construction is expected to be completed by late summer, 2014. Messer's contract is not to exceed $11.7 million. Messer Construction Co., 5158 Fishwick Dr., Cincinnati, 45216. DR#13-00527200.

Texas The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $15.3-million firm-fixed-price contract to Anthony & Gordon Construction Co. to build an aircraft corrosion-control facility at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The project entails the construction of a 77,765-sq-ft building. Anthony & Gordon Construction Co., 616 Luttrell St., Knoxville, Tenn. 37917. DR#13-00506779.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Delaware 11/19 Delaware State University is seeking specialty-contractor bids for 20 separate specialty contracts for the Optical Science Center for Applied Research in Dover. The project involves the construction of a four-story, 70,000-sq-ft building comprising optical and computational laboratories, class-100 and class-1000 clean rooms, office areas and a 150-seat auditorium-style classroom. The project has been valued at between $20 million and $25 million. Delaware State University, 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, 19901. DR#11-00639828.

Nevada 11/25 The Clark County Regional Transportation Commission is seeking statements of qualifications from design-builders to carry out the Interstate 11 Boulder City Bypass. The project team will construct an interchange at U.S. 95 as well as 12 miles of four-lane, divided freeway on a new alignment; it also will reconfigure the Nevada Interchange at U.S. 93 and state Route 172. The job is valued at $281 million. Clark County Regional Transportation Commission, 600 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, 89106. DR#11-00648295.

Virginia 12/17 The City of Virginia Beach is seeking bidders to replace Lesner Bridge. The project entails building two parallel, three-lane spans, with footpaths and bike paths. The spans will be precast-concrete segmental trapezoidal box-girder bridges with nine flared piers and two abutment structures. They will each total 1,575 ft in length, not including roadway approaches, and have 225-ft-long main spans. The project is valued at $70 million. City of Virginia Beach, 2388 Court Plaza Dr., Virginia Beach, 23456. DR#05-00749291.


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