New Hanover County is searching for CMAR

North Carolina– New Hanover County wants a construction manager at risk (CMAR) for an estimated $11 million to $12 million replacement of the Division of Juvenile Justice facility at 138 N. 4th St. in downtown Wilmington. The plan is to expand a one-story structure to an estimated three-story, 35,000-square-foot building to house courtrooms. The need is arising as the state has decided to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18 years old for non-violent offenses.

 

New Hanover County has already chosen an architecture firm to design the building. The deadline to submit a proposal to be considered as the CMAR for this project is Aug. 15. According to the request for qualifications, the proposed schedule for the project is for the schematic design to be completed by Sept. 25 and construction to be done by December 2020.

San Francisco to rehabilitate 13 piers

California– The Port of San Francisco is seeking developers for redevelopment of 13 of the city’s historic piers and the Agriculture building adjacent to the Ferry Building. Proposed concepts are expected to align with the priorities outlined in the city waterfront land use plan, which include: arts and culture, assembly and entertainment, education, food and beverage, maritime (excursion and leisure), museums, recreation and specialty retail. All plans should highlight the historic waterfront’s potential to deliver an outstanding patron experience.

 

Responses to the request for information

are due at the end of October, and a request for proposals is expected in early 2019. Successful public-private partnerships have resulted in the rehabilitation of the Exploratorium at Pier 15 and bulkhead buildings at Piers 1½, 3 and 5. These restored facilities add to attractions at the waterfront, alongside Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. Over 24 million people a year visit the waterfront.

Scarsdale officials issue RFEI for Freightway developer

New York- The redevelopment of the Freightway site in Scarsdale has taken a step forward as officials have outlined a two-part process to find a developer for an aging five-story parking garage and two surface lots. In February, the Freightway Steering Committee presented a study of the 2.5-acre site. The report considered eight months of public input and research. The request for expression of interest (RFEI) calls for developers’ conceptual plans and a description of how they should integrate a mixed-use facility that includes housing, retail, public space and parking. Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 15.

The ideas outlined in the committee’s report are estimated to cost between $52 million and $173 million. There are four different development suggestions from a feasibility study that was conducted earlier in 2018. The next step calls for creating a brief list of developers and a request for proposals, which will take into consideration ideas gathered from the RFEIs. The firms will then submit a proposal with development plans, which will be reviewed by village officials. It could take 9 to 12 months before a final developer is chosen for the project.

Construction starts next year on National Western Center

Colorado– A collaborative project between the city of Denver, Denver County, Colorado State University and the Western Stock Show Association will transform the stock show campus along Interstate 70 into a year-round destination. The first two phases of construction, costing $756 million, will stretch over the next seven years for the National Western Center. The redevelopment will preserve historic buildings, connect the site to the South Platte River and surrounding neighborhoods, and potentially create one of the largest campuses to be powered by renewable energy.

 

Major assets within the National Western Center’s first two phases will include redevelopment of the stockyards, construction of a 508,000-square-foot, year-round Equestrian Center with 1,050 below-grade parking spaces, and a Livestock Center, including an equestrian barn and arenas. When not in use for the stock show, the 325,000-square-foot Livestock Center will provide multiuse space for small concerts and other events.

 

The final piece to the National Western Center, a 60-acre parcel known as the Triangle, will include construction of a new 10,000-seat event center to replace the Denver Coliseum, along with a Trade Show and Exhibit Hall, structured parking and renovation of the historic 1909 Stadium Arena into a new use. A request for qualifications is expected to go out late this year. National Western Center partners will be looking for innovation and creativity to deliver the required and associated uses on the Triangle site. The hope is for the county to start breaking ground on the projects as early as 2019.