Feds cancel deal for FBI headquarters

August 15, 2007
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FBIThe federal government has canceled a contract with a Missouri developer chosen to build a new FBI field office in Castleton. The U.S. General Services Administration awarded the $38-million contract to Kansas City-based BC Development Co. on March 23, a decision that left local developers scratching their heads since BC didn't control the 12 acres it planned to build on. The company, which was founded by a 12-year veteran of the GSA, could not close on the property in time to meet a 120-day deadline. The government has reopened bidding to the other finalists for the project, which included locally based Duke Realty Corp. and Lauth Property Group. BC will not be allowed to bid again. Full story is here.
  • Of the two contenders for developing the MSA area, the one that includes a Target would be the better choice. We don't need more condos, and we desperately need shopping downtown for the people who live here (for activities of daily living)!!
  • Or you can discuss MSA ....
  • Does anyone know if either Duke or Lauth included any Low Impact Design elements into their plans for the Feds?
  • I hear Eastgate is for sale...
  • (sorry hit send too fast)

    ...so it might be considered low impact to build something new and better on an old site, instead of plowing up grass and trees. Let's plow up a parking lot and put in grass and trees.

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  1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

  4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

  5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!