Sunday, November 17, 2019

Midwest

News from the midwest including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Chicago Releases ‘Resilient Chicago’ roadmap

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) and a diverse group of philanthropic, non-profit, and community leaders to release Resilient Chicago, a roadmap for addressing the city’s most pressing challenges through the lens of urban resilience.

SOM-designed Chicago Public Library branch, opens to the public

The new Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch, donated to the city by developer Sterling Bay and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, is an adaptive reuse project that preserves the building’s industrial character while creating a new cultural and social center for the neighborhood.

RFP: Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program

The Great Lakes Commission announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the 2019 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program grant program. Two grant options are offered: watershed-scale projects and site-specific projects.

North Dakota infrastructure earns overall grade of “C” from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) North Dakota Section released the inaugural Report Card for North Dakota’s Infrastructure, giving eight categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a “C.”

Designs for new O’Hare Global Terminal unveiled

Chicago unveiled the designs of five architecture finalists with renderings and models representing the potential future O’Hare Global Terminal, part of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion.

DNR grants permit for Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project ‘Plan B’

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) granted a permit for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project known as “Plan B.” The permit approval followed the DNR’s completion of a supplemental environmental review.

MSCA approves agreement to build multi-use tunnel

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) approved an agreement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to build a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Line 5 pipeline that sits on the bottom of the Straits and other utilities.

Walsh-Fluor JV, with Stantec and EXP selected to modernize Chicago rail lines

The joint venture (JV) team of Walsh Construction Company and Fluor — along with the team’s designer Stantec Consulting Services — was selected as the preferred partner to design and build Phase One of the Red and Purple Line Modernization Program for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). EXP, as part of the team, will provide all architectural and engineering services and all disciplines for all buildings, including new stations, temporary stations and miscellaneous support facilities.

Minnesota DNR issues Final SEIS for revised Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project

On Nov. 13, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management project, describing the potential environmental and social effects of the revised Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project.
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