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Pulse   05/19/2014

Alabama The Alabama Dept. of Transportation is preparing to add lanes to Martin Road (County Road 11) in Madison County. The project will add lanes between Old Jim Williams Road and Zierdt Road. The project is valued at $12 million. Alabama Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Joe McInnis, Transportation Director, 14098 Coliseum Blvd., Montgomery, 36110. DR#13-00681496.

Illinois St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 is planning to build Haines Middle School in Saint Charles. The two-story, 200,000-sq-ft building will be located on Silver Glen Road. Armstrong, Torseth, Skold and Rydeen Inc. is the designer. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. St. Charles Community Unit School District 303, Attn: John Baird, Director of Facilities, 201 S. Seventh St., St. Charles, 60174. DR#02-00603867.

Maryland King Farm Associates LLC-The Penrose Group is planning to build the Irving Centre Townhouses at the intersection of King Farm Boulevard and Piccard Drive in Rockville. The development will consist of 24 six-unit buildings, totaling 144 townhouses. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. King Farm Associates LLC-The Penrose Group, Attn: Tim McDonald, Project Manager, 8330 Boone Blvd., Vienna, Va. 22182. DR#13-00618740.

Massachusetts Chestnut Hill Realty is planning to build Hancock Village, an affordable housing development at 257 Independence Dr. in Chestnut Hill. The project will include a dozen five-story buildings, containing 271 units and totaling 271,000 sq ft. Lowe Associates is the designer. The owner will be responsible for subcontracting. The project's value has been set at $55 million. Chestnut Hill Realty, Attn: Ed Zuker, President, 300 Independence Dr., Chestnut Hill, 02467. DR#09-00410271

Nebraska Tejas Tubular Products is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Norfolk. It will produce piping and casing for oil and gas transport and drilling, to supply the Bakken oil fields. The plant will be 350,000 sq ft, and construction is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The firm decided to locate the plant in Norfolk because a Nucor steel mill is located there, which will supply steel to the plant. Tejas Tubular Products, Attn: Larry Palmer, Plant Engineer, 8640 N. Green River Dr., Houston, Texas 77028. DR#14-00423800.

Texas Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to build Wal-Mart Supercenter Store No. 4130-0, which is sited in Kyle. The 160,000-sq-ft building will be located on Main Street. Raymond Harris and Associates will design it, and the owner has selected Emerson Construction Co. Inc. as the general contractor. Construction is fast-tracked: It is scheduled to commence in July 2014, and it is set to be completed by December 2014. The project's value has been estimated within a range between $9 million and $11 million. Emerson Construction Co. Inc., 4502 Twin City Blvd., Temple, 76502. DR#14-00479091.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

California Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services has selected Blach Construction to build College Terrace Centre, a mixed-use project sited in Palo Alto. The project entails the construction of three three-story buildings, totaling 66,000 sq ft and containing 38,980 sq ft of office space, an 8,000-sq-ft grocery store, 5,580 sq ft of additional retail space, eight below-market-rate apartments and 218 parking spaces. Carrasco & Associates is the designer. Demolition is under way. Construction is expected to start in June 2014 and be completed by August 2015. The project is valued at $30 million. Blach Construction Co., 469 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 95050. DR#05-00742424.

Colorado Zak Dirt Inc. has started carrying out phase 3B of the East 104th Avenue improvements in Commerce City. The project entails demolition, earthwork, concrete paving and some asphalt paving, reconstruction of the Union Pacific railroad crossing, a new Interstate 76 overpass, new O'Brian Canal bridges and an extension of the Burlington Ditch box culvert. The project has been valued at $18.7 million and is expected to be completed by December 2015. Zak Dirt Inc., Attn: Jeromy Weiss, 14290 Hilltop Rd., Longmont, 80504. DR#13-00661777.

Virginia Comstock Homes, serving as the developer and general contractor, has started building the Starplex Theater- retail-office building at the Loudoun Station development in Ashburn. The project entails the construction of a four-story, 135,000-sq-ft building, containing an 11-screen theater, 50,000 sq ft of office space and 10,000 sq ft of restaurant space. Starplex Cinemas is the owner. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2014. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Comstock Homes, Attn: Bruce Labovitz, V.P. of Finance, 11465 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, 20190. DR#12-00574574.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Ohio 6/1 The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is seeking bidders to build the Werk & Westbourne Enhanced High-Rate Treatment Facility. The facility will provide coarse separation, fine screening, chemically enhanced sedimentation, disinfection and ancillary systems for up to 106 million gallons per day of wet-weather flows from Combined Sewer Overflow No. 522 in Green Township. The project is valued at $41.4 million. Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, 1035 Woodrow St., Cincinnati, 45204. DR#07-00764133.

West Virginia 6/20 The Martinsburg Veterans Administration Medical Center is seeking bidders to build a new dementia unit. The project entails the construction of a 26,952-sq-ft dementia-household building and a 5,542-sq-ft connection link, as well as asbestos abatement, demolition and landscaping. The project is valued at up to $10 million. Veterans Administration Medical Center, Attn: Shari Kesecker, Contracting Officer, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, 25405. DR#14-00468280.

Louisiana 7/1 The Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control seeks bidders to build the Automotive Training Center at Baton Rouge Community College. Located in Smiley Heights, the single-story, 86,215-sq-ft building will contain an automotive technology teaching lab and shop, academic classrooms, faculty offices and secure tool storage areas. Bani, Carville & Brown Architects is the designer. The project is valued at $19.3 million. Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control, Attn: Mark Moses, Director, 1201 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, 70802. DR#13-00457683.


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