Awarded: Mahogany Ave Improvements

Location: Bellingham
Engineer’s Estimate: $6,470,232.00
Awarded to: Strider Construction, (360) 380-1234. 4721 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226
Award Amount: $5,554,501.47
Generals Bidding: 6
UDBE COA Goal: 19%

Project description: Improvements consist of constructing approximately 3200 linear feet of new roadway between the Pacific Highway and Northwest Avenue and widening and overlaying approximately 1000 linear feet of Northwest Avenue. The project includes installation of curb & gutter, sidewalk, planter strips, modular block walls, hand rails, a box culvert, approximately 3600 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe, approximately 5500 linear feet of force main sanitary sewer pipe, approximately 3500 linear feet of storm sewer pipe, approximately 4500 linear feet of water main pipe, street lighting, two signal systems – Mahogany & Arctic and Mahogany & Northwest, landscaping, street tree installation, and various other items in the bid package.

Read More Here: https://www.cob.org/gov/projects/Pages/Public%20Works/es-0489-mahogany-northend-regional.aspx

By | 2018-01-19T15:49:01+00:00 January 19th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Awarded: Mahogany Ave Improvements

Permit Report for 1/4/18

4-Story Mixed-Use Building
Location: 20 Bellwether Way
Cost of Construction: $5,103,034.
Owner: Cohanim Bellwether D, LLC
Contractor: TBD
Application Date: 12/27/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1227
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 1/4/18

Siding Replacement – Condos
Location: 600 S State St
Cost of Construction: $1,200,000.00
Owner: Not Given
Contractor: Credo Construction (360)676-1904
Permit Issued Date: 2/27/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingahm
Permit# BLD2017-0949
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 1/4/18

By | 2018-01-16T16:57:27+00:00 January 16th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Permit Report for 1/4/18

Permits & How We Get Them

We received as phone call the other day asking where we get the Island County permits and could they have the web address so they could get them themselves. When I told them most of our permits are not online our customer was silent for a moment and then said, “You mean you drive around and pick them up?” To which I replied “Yes, for most of them we do.”

Here is how our permit process works:

Every Tuesday Elizabeth gets in her car and drives to Whatcom County, City of Mt Vernon, City of Burlington, and Anacortes. On alternating weeks, she goes to  Whidbey Island for City of Oak Harbor and Island County permits or Lynden. Some of the places we hand write them and some, like Island County, which also charges us a per page fee.

Monthly we receive City of Sedro Woolley permits. Up until a couple months ago, she had to drive there and write them all down.

Ferndale permits are also suppose to be monthly, but we have to wait until they upload them and sometimes they are several months behind. Calling and asking when they will be uploaded does not help. They are snarky about it.

Skagit County permits we get online weekly.

City of Bellingham emails them to us weekly.

It costs WCR about $20,000 a year to gather and enter permits for publishing on Thursday.

Also, we get other permits from Newspapers. Sometimes these don’t seem to show up during our pick-up process which we label as WCRNEWS. Like this one:

3 Story Apartment Building – A NOTICE OF APPLICATION
APPLICATION: Site Plan SIT-17-05
APPLICATION: Landscape PLN-17-10
APPLICATION: Transportation Concurrency TRC-17-09
PROJECT PROPOSAL AND LOCATION: A formal site plan (SIT-17-05) and associated applications for the proposed construction of a 13,875 square foot, three story, 11 unit apartment building. The 11 units will consist of one, two and three bedroom units. The application and associated documents were submitted on Mr. Al Taylor, Taylor Design Architects for KG Lang Construction, property owner. The project location is 245 SE Ely Street, Building A. This project was previously reviewed and approved in 2006 / 2007. Mirabella Square building B was constructed and finaled at that time. The site plan approval for building A has expired.
DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS: The above applications submitted on October 12, December 5, December 12 and December 18, 2017 by Mr. Al Taylor, Taylor Design Architects for AHA Investments, property owners have been determined complete for the purpose of reviewing on December 18, 2017.
APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND REVIEW CRITERIA: The above applications will be reviewed for compliance with the Oak Harbor Comprehensive Plan (Nov. 2014), Municipal Code. This may not be a comprehensive list of the applicable regulations and review criteria against which this application will be reviewed.
PUBLIC HEARING NOT REQUIRED: A Public Hearing is not required for this project.
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS AND/OR STUDIES APPLICABLE TO THIS PROJECT: The SEPA environmental checklist (SEP-06-00017) was issued a determination of non-significance on January 10, 2007.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: If you have questions regarding this application, please contact the Development Services Department at (360) 279-4510, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. To make written comments on this application, please mail or hand-deliver specific comments to: City of Oak Harbor, Development Services Department, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2018
To receive notification of the decision on this proposal, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and request a Notification of Decision for Site plan SIT-17-05 from the City of Oak Harbor, Development Services Department, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
Lisa Bebee Permit Coordinator

Have any questions? Please contact us. We love to be of service.

 

By | 2018-01-11T15:09:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Permits & How We Get Them

Awarded: SR 9 East Junction Intersection Improvements

Location: Deming

Engineer’s Estimate: $893,158.50

Awarded to: Colacurcio Brothers, Inc. – $989,557.80

Generals Bidding: 12

Subcontractors Bidding: 8

UDBE COA Goal: 21%

Project Description: WSDOT will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway and the eastern leg of SR 9 to improve safety and reduce severe crashes.

Improvement of SR 542, MP 14.36 to 14.73, and SR 9, MP 79.28 to 79.62, in Whatcom County, include constructing a roundabout, HMA paving, pavement marking, drainage, electrical, illumination, signing, erosion control, traffic control, and other work.

Read More Here: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR542/sr9ejctintimprove/

By | 2018-01-05T12:12:52+00:00 January 5th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Awarded: SR 9 East Junction Intersection Improvements

Permit Report for 12/28/17

Addition and Remodel – WWU Bookstore/Viking Union
Location: 511 High St, Bellingham, WA
Cost of Construction: $9,500,000.00
Owner: Western Washington University, 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Contractor: Dawson Construction, (360)756-1000, 405 32nd St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/21/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1216
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

New 6-Unit Multifamily Building #1
Location: 4119 Prince Ct
Cost of Construction: $807,360.12
Owner: Unknown, 10474, Santa Monica Blvd Ste 402
Contractor: Bellingham Builders, (360) 733-7500, 824 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/22/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1221
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

New 6-Unit Multifamily Building #2
Location: 4122 Prince Ct
Cost of Construction: $807,360.12
Owner: Unknown, 10474, Santa Monica Blvd Ste 402
Contractor: Bellingham Builders, (360) 733-7500, 824 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/22/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1222
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

New 6-Unit Multifamily Building #3
Location: 4125 Prince Ct
Cost of Construction: $807,360.12
Owner: Unknown, 10474, Santa Monica Blvd Ste 402
Contractor: Bellingham Builders, (360) 733-7500, 824 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/22/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1223
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

New 3-Unit Townhome Building #1
Location: 4130 Prince Ct
Cost of Construction: $421,365.70
Owner: Unknown, 10474, Santa Monica Blvd Ste 402
Contractor: Bellingham Builders, (360) 733-7500, 824 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/22/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1224
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

New 3-Unit Townhome Building #2
Location: 4131 Prince Ct
Cost of Construction: $421,365.70
Owner: Unknown, 10474, Santa Monica Blvd Ste 402
Contractor: Bellingham Builders, (360) 733-7500, 824 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Application Date: 12/22/2017
Issued By: City of Bellingham
Permit# BLD2017-1225
WCR Permit Report Listed On: 12/28

 

By | 2018-01-02T15:10:38+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Permit Report for 12/28/17

Awarded: Columbia Neighborhood Water Quality Improvement & Storm Drain Maintenance Project No. EV-0120

Location: Bellingham

Engineer’s Estimate: $2,081,785.00

Awarded to: Faber Construction – $1,778,640.43

Generals Bidding: 13

Project Description: Project includes installing storm water treatment facilities including bioretention cells and modular wetland system vaults. This project also includes performing spot repairs and trenchless relining of existing storm mains. Storm drain laterals will also be replaced including intersection reconstruction and required accessibility upgrades.

Read More Here: https://www.cob.org/gov/projects/Pages/Public%20Works/columbia-stormwater-retrofit-ev-0120.aspx

By | 2017-12-29T17:50:32+00:00 December 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Awarded: Columbia Neighborhood Water Quality Improvement & Storm Drain Maintenance Project No. EV-0120

RFQ, Request for Qualifications, Page Allows You “To Be In The Know”

Have you checked out the RFQ page for Engineers and/or Architects?
We post RFQs for Engineers & Architects so that you can see what’s coming.

Check out these RFQs bidding now:
Bellingham:
Anderson Creek Basin Analysis and Restoration Alternatives
Sedro-Woolley:
SR20, Township Street to Fruitdale Road Lane Widening and Sidewalk
Solid Waste/Equipment Maintenance and Street Facility Project
Blaine:
Boblett Street Traffic Channelization And Corridor Improvements

Here are the links:
http://www.wcrinc.com/rfqs-rfps/architect-requests/
http://www.wcrinc.com/rfqs-rfps/engineering-requests/

By | 2017-12-22T15:00:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Construction, General|Comments Off on RFQ, Request for Qualifications, Page Allows You “To Be In The Know”