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Pulse   01/06/2014
Planning

Arizona Titan Investments is planning to build a parking garage in Tempe. The six-level garage, containing 402 spaces, will be surrounded by five Arizona State University student residence buildings. Hardison Downey Construction will serve as the construction manager-at-risk. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Hardison Downey Construction, 6150 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 85016. DR#13-00539988.

Illinois BlitzLake Capital Partners is planning to build an apartment-retail tower up to 12 stories tall at 3200 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The project entails demolishing existing retail and mixed-use buildings on the site and erecting an eight- to 12-story apartment building, with two floors of retail and two floors of parking. The project has been valued at $50 million. BlitzLake Capital Partners, Attn: David Blitz, 225 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 60654. DR#13-00644137.

Louisiana The Louisiana Office of Facility Planning & Control is planning to expand Central Louisiana State Hospital. The expansion entails building a 120-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, adjacent to the Pinecrest Support and Services Center campus, and the retrofitting of five adjacent buildings to office space. The project has been valued at $27.8 million. Office of Facility Planning & Control, Attn: Mark Moses, Director, 1201 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, 70802. DR#13-00457680.

North Carolina South Elm Development Group LLC is planning to build a 90,000-sq-ft, 180-room Wyndham Hotel on South Elm Street in Greensboro. Greensboro Contracting is the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in spring 2014 and be completed in late 2015. The construction cost is estimated at $40 million. South Elm Development Group LLC, Attn: Evon Smith, Partner, 447 Arlington St., Greensboro, 27406. DR#13-00614990.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

California The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $18.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to T.B. Penick & Sons to renovate the medical clinic at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms. The work involves renovating a two-story, 45,000-sq-ft building to house primary care, physical therapy, sports medicine and diagnostic imaging services. Construction is expected to begin in March 2014 and be completed by May 2015. T.B. Penick & Sons, 15435 Innovation Dr., San Diego, Calif. 92128. DR#13-00601433.

IDAHO Sierra Construction Co. has started building a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Nampa. The project consists of a single-story, 160,000-sq-ft building at 313 N. Middletown Rd. The value of the project has been estimated at between $9 million and $11 million. Sierra Construction Co., 19900 144th Ave., N.E., Woodinville, Wash. 98072. DR#13-00516746.

New York LeChase Construction Services, the construction manager, has started work on a renovation-conversion project in Binghamton. The project entails converting 83 Court St., a former commercial building, into a 76-unit residential building. The project's value has been estimated at between $5 million and $10 million. LeChase Construction Services LLC, 300 Trolley Blvd., Rochester, 14606. DR#13-00492011.

Ohio George J. Igel & Co. Inc. has started work on an airport improvement project at Port Columbus International Airport. The project entails converting Runway 10R-28L to Taxiway C. Furthermore, the project consists of pavement demolition and hot-mix asphalt paving as well as related electrical work. The value of the project has been estimated at $21.5 million. George J. Igel & Co. Inc., 2040 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, 43207. DR#13-00429428.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Missouri 1/28 The City of Kansas City is seeking subcontractor bids for the Kansas City Police Dept.'s East Patrol Division campus. Occupying a 17-acre, four-block area at 26th Street and Prospect Avenue, the project includes two buildings—a 28,000-sq-ft East Patrol Division headquarters and a 76,000-sq-ft crime lab—as well as a geothermal well field. The value of the project has been estimated at $48 million. Bidders should contact the joint-venture construction manager, Dunn Project Solutions/Alexander Mechanical. Dunn Project Solutions/Alexander Mechanical joint venture, Project Manager, 1001 Locust St., Kansas City, 64104. DR#12-00508261.

Texas 2/10 The City of New Braunfels is seeking bidders to build the McKenzie Water Reclamation Facility, a wastewater treatment plant. The 2.5-million-gallon-a-day facility will include screening structures, an aerated grit basin, a lift station, aerobic digesters, clarifiers, sludge pumps, a blower and chemical feed buildings, 3,700 ft of road paving, and 1,500 ft of 48-in.-dia gravity outfall piping. The project is valued at up to $15 million. City of New Braunfels Utilities, 355 FM 306, New Braunfels, 78130. DR#10-00554651.

Virginia 2/17 The City of Virginia Beach has accepted an unsolicited proposal for the design, construction and operation of an 18,500-seat arena. Interested developers must submit competing proposals by Feb. 17. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015 and be completed by late 2016. The project is valued at $350 million. City of Virginia Beach, 2388 Court Plaza Dr., Virginia Beach, 23456. DR#12-00619470.

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