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Pulse   01/27/2014
Planning

New York The New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development has selected the Office of Design & Architecture (ODA), an architectural firm, to design phase two of the Hunter's Point South complex, a residential community in Long Island City, Queens. Phase two will entail the construction of a horseshoe-shaped two-tower building containing 1,193 apartments, of which 794 apartments will be affordable to moderate- and middle-income families. The complex also will include an underground parking garage, a gym, a rooftop garden, a senior recreation center, a community space, a pre-kindergarten, a medical facility and restaurants. The developer is TF Cornerstone. The estimated construction cost has not yet been made public. TF Cornerstone, Attn: Amanda Williams, Principal, 387 Park Ave. South, New York City, 10016. DR#13-00527458.

North Dakota Carbontec Energy Corp. is planning to build an iron smelter in the Spiritwood Energy Park, east of Jamestown. The smelter, which will be run by Carbontec subsidiary E-Nugget North Dakota LLC, will make iron nuggets using biomass as fuel, instead of coal. The 80,000-sq-ft smelter will produce 100,000 metric tons of nuggets per year. Construction is expected to begin in April 2014. The project is valued at $60 million. Carbontec Energy Corp., Attn: John Simmons, President, 3811 Lockport St., Bismarck, 58501. DR#14-00415678.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

Pennsylvania Allan A. Myers Inc., a subsidiary of American Infrastructure, has started building a new bridge in Jim Thorpe. The project entails building a 961-ft-long, four-span continuous steel-plate girder bridge that will carry state Route 0903 over the Lehigh River, the Lehigh Canal, the Reading Blue Mountain Northern Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The new bridge will be located 940 ft upstream from the existing bridge. The project also includes the construction of mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, a reinforced-concrete retaining wall, and the reconstruction and widening of state Route 0209. The project has been valued at $31.8 million. Allan A. Myers Inc., 1805 Berks Rd., Worcester, 19490. DR#00-00834690.

Colorado Shaw Construction LLC has started building LoHi City View Apartments in Denver. The five-story, 114-unit building will include a 138-space underground parking garage. The project has been valued at $15 million. Shaw Construction LLC, Attn: Bart Dickson, Project Manager, 300 Kalamath St., Denver, 80223. DR#13-00493595.

Oklahoma OBC Inc. has started a highway rehabilitation project in Ralston. The project entails repaving a 0.94-mile-long stretch of state Highway 18 and repairing the deck of a bridge andapproaches over the Arkansas River. The project has been valued at $13.2 million. OBC Inc., 6250 Industrial Blvd., Edmond, 73034. DR#13-00605956.

Texas Coventry Development Corp. is building Springwoods Village Town Center in Spring. This 1,800-acre mixed-use development will include residential, office, retail and park space. The overall development has been designed by Gensler. Coventry Development Corp., Attn: Elizabeth Marston, Project Manager, 10475 Park Meadows Dr., Lonetree, Colo. 80124. DR#11-00606124.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Wyoming 2/14 The State of Wyoming is seeking design-build firms interested in designing and constructing a 100,000-sq-ft office building in Cheyenne. The building will provide administrative, training, classroom and storage space for several state agencies. The project has been valued at between $10 million and $15 million. State of Wyoming, Dept. of Administration and Information, Attn: Brenda Crozier, Contracting Officer, 700 W. 21st St., Cheyenne, 82001. DR#13-00686592.

Ohio 2/14 The Streetsboro City School District is seeking construction management-at-risk firms interested in bidding to carry out three projects: a new high school, an expansion of the Campus Elementary School and a renovation of the existing middle school. The work is valued at $48 million. Streetsboro City School District, Attn: Cathy Rouse, Treasurer, 9000 Kirby Ln., Streetsboro, 44241. DR#13-00505168.

Minnesota 2/18 The Three Rivers Park District is seeking bidders to build the Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area Chalet in Bloomington. The project involves the construction of a two-story, 36,663-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $14.1 million. Three Rivers Park District, Attn: Michael Horn, Project Manager, 3000 Xenium Ln., North, Plymouth, 55441. DR#12-00451227.

South Carolina 2/19 The Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia is seeking bidders to carry out the replacement of its boiler plant. The project entails constructing a new boiler house to contain two new 500-BHP boilers and a relocated 400-BHP fire-tube summer boiler and have enough space for a future 300-BHP boiler. The project will convert the summer boiler from natural gas to dual-fuel gas and boiler oil; it also will relocate the main hospital engineering control center to the new boiler control room. The project's value has been estimated at between $5 million and $10 million. Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center, Attn: Robert Holbrook, 6439 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, 29209. DR#13-00666304.

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