The U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs is seeking a site to build a new 200-acre VA national cemetery in the Colorado Springs area, with land acquired either through purchase or donation. The site must be within El Paso County and have unencumbered water rights and infrastructure already in place for immediate access and availability. VA anticipates an initial water demand of 120 acre ft per year, with a future increase up to 350 acre ft per year. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Kelli Witt, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20420-0001. DR# 11-605243.
Design is under way for upgrades to the surgery and intensive care units at the VA Medical Center in Boise. The project will remodel approximately 4,200 sq ft of space on the third floor and extend it out 8,032 sq ft and above the existing admitting and specialty care additions to Building 85. Bidding and construction schedules are still to be determined. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 5115 NE 82nd Ave., Suite 203, Vancouver, Wash., 98662-6842. DR# 10-485873.
Developer McWhinney Enterprises is planning to build the five-story, 115,744-sq-ft North Park Office Building, the first of five office buildings in a business complex at Northwest Parkway and I-25 in Broomfield. North Park, estimated to cost at least $15 million, is still in conceptual planning, with no construction method selected yet. McWhinney Enterprises, Troy McWhinney, 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave., Suite 200, Loveland, 80538-8716. DR# 11-593183.
Design is progressing on the North Shore Aqueduct Vineyard Connector Segment in Lehi. The project will install 40,000 ft of 60-in. mortar-lined, taped and armor-coated welded steel pipe. The pipeline will start in the northwest corner of the former Geneva Steel site and end at 600 East and Pioneer Crossing in Lehi, paralleling the planned Utah Dept. of Transportation Vineyard Connector road. The pipeline route will cross existing railroads, streams, utilities and city, county and state roads and private land. Central Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 W. University Pkwy., Orem, 84058-0010. DR# 08-817946.
Zocalo Community Development will build a 13-story, 220-unit apartment building with retail space and restaurants on the ground floor at 19th and Chestnut streets near Denver Union Station. Planning is under way, and further action on the estimated $60-million, 250,000-sq-ft building is anticipated in three to six months. The developer is serving as architect. Zocalo Community Development, David Zucker, 2195 Decatur St., Suite 1, Denver, 80211-5183. DR# 11-606895.
MI Development Corp. is planning the second phase of the Parkway Circle mixed-use project at Interlocken in Broomfield. The second and final phase includes two 180,000-sq-ft office buildings; a 156-room, 136,000-sq-ft hotel; three concrete pads for future restaurants; a 4,000-sq-ft drive-through bank; three retail buildings; and two parking garages constructed on a 25-acre site. MI Development Corp., 3300 E. 1st Ave., Suite 510, Denver, 80206-5808. DR# 11-593163.