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09/18/2014Charlotte Int'l Airport Moves Forward...

Sept. 18--Charlotte Douglas International Airport is preparing for construction of its new concourse with an environmental review, according to request for qualifications released Thursday. The new concourse will be located just north of Concourse A, where rental cars are parked now. Those cars will be moving to the $120 million new hourly...
09/18/2014Costs Increase by Nearly $1B for Salt...

Sept. 18--The construction costs of a critical facility for liquid waste cleanup efforts at Savannah River Site has risen nearly $1 billion, according to an official at the South Carolina site. Latest projections from the U.S. Energy Department estimate the Salt Waste Processing Facility will cost $2.3 billion to build and start up -- an...
09/18/2014Fort Lauderdale Airport's New $719M,...

Sept. 18--After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is opening its south runway Thursday, a move that Broward County officials expect will alleviate flight delays and bring more tourists to the area. The $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is the first phase of an expansion project...
09/17/2014Developer Plans $150M, 41-Story...

Sept. 17--ST. PETERSBURG -- A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city's downtown. The Kolter Group is planning a 13-story hotel and 41-story condo tower on the Tropicana block on Central Avenue, a $120 million construction project that will transform the eastern end of...
09/17/2014Developer Plans 23-Story Apartment...

Sept. 17--TAMPA -- Downtown Tampa may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant "Grant" block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment. "We've kept our eye on the Tampa market for a while, and we feel Tampa is coming out...
09/17/2014Jupiter, Fla., Fines Entertainment...

Sept. 17--A fine of at least $200,000 has been levied against the developer of Harbourside Place for not opening by the April 30 deadline. The council could have imposed a maximum fine of up to $450,000. "Going for that full amount would be going overboard. We want this project open," said Mayor Karen Golonka. The developer, Nick Mastroianni II,...
09/17/2014Electric Battery Maker Taking Over...

Sept. 17--The former Philip Morris plant site in Concord will apparently become home to an electric battery manufacturing operation, according to help wanted ads placed online by the firm. A company called Victory Industrial Park LLC, initially identified only as a clean-energy firm, bought the 2,100-acre campus in April for $68.5 million. The...
09/17/2014Pharmaceutical Firm Announces $100M...

Sept. 17--COLUMBIA -- Pharmaceutical products manufacturer The Ritedose Corp. announced Wednesday it plans to expand its Columbia facility and add 65 jobs over five years. The $100 million expansion could add more than 80,000 square feet of space to the company's existing 120,000-square-foot manufacturing and packaging facility, the company said...
09/17/2014Miami Beach Prepares Stormwater...

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday. Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging...
09/16/2014West Palm Beach OKs All Aboard's...

Sept. 16--West Palm Beach commissioners on Monday gave All Aboard Florida their blessing to close two downtown rail crossings so that the private venture can build a new station for its express passenger train service planned between Miami and Orlando. With little discussion, the commission unanimously approved All Aboard's request to close the...
09/15/2014UCF Plans to Build $75M Downtown...

Sept. 15--The University of Central Florida -- which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County -- is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor between UCF and Valencia College and would be part of Creative Village, the fledgling...
09/15/2014Duke Energy To Spend $500M on Solar...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina's requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the country's largest electricity company said Monday. The Charlotte-based company said it will build three generating facilities of its own and buy power from five other...
09/14/2014VA Breaks Ground on Medical...

Sept. 14--The Veterans Administration broke ground for a national medical simulation training center at Lake Nona's Medical City, as part of the campus of the new Veterans Medical Center under construction. The new 52,000-square-foot Veterans Health Administration Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network National Simulation Center --...
09/14/2014All Aboard to Ask West Palm Beach to...

Sept. 14--All Aboard Florida will ask West Palm Beach commissioners Monday for permission to close two downtown railroad crossings so it can build a train station for its express passenger service planned to run between Miami and Orlando on the Florida East Coast railway tracks. City officials, however, caution that the decision is largely...
09/12/2014Disney World Is Building 'Frozen'...

Sept. 12--Disney's "Frozen" was a huge blockbuster so it makes sense that Disney will try to capitalize on the popularity of the animated film with a "Frozen" attraction at Walt Disney World. Disney announced Friday that construction has begun for a "Frozen" attraction at the Norway Pavilion in the Epcot section of Disney World. The new...
09/12/2014NC Leaders Vow to End Abuse of...

Sept. 12--State leaders promised change this week after years of regulatory malaise that has enabled a labor scheme that cheats vulnerable workers and robs the state and federal government of nearly one-half billion dollars each year from North Carolina alone. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he will endorse and help shepherd legislation to...
09/11/2014Charlotte, N.C., Developer Seeks...

Sept. 11--Charlotte developer Goode Properties is seeking to rezone 1.7 acres across the street from the Metropolitan development for a mixed-use project that would feature a hotel, residences, offices and retail space. The project, Baxter Place, would be built on roughly three-quarters of a one-block area east of South Kings Drive. Project...
09/11/2014All Aboard Florida Chooses Siemens to...

Sept. 11--All Aboard Florida's express rail service connecting Miami to Orlando will use locomotives and passenger coaches built by Siemens, a global company with strong ties to central Florida. The diesel-electric locomotives and stainless steel coaches will be built at Siemens solar-powered rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif., the...
09/11/2014Miami-Dade Black Leaders: School...

Sept. 11--Black-owned businesses want a fair shot at landing contracts with the Miami-Dade County school district as it rolls out a $1.2 billion bond program. On Wednesday, community leaders called for bond spending to stop until issues with minority contracting can be worked out. "This is about institutional racism and systemic racism," said...
09/11/2014Financial Deal in Place, $2.3B I-4...

Sept. 11--The final financial hurdle has been cleared for the $2.3 billion makeover of Interstate 4 through downtown Orlando. That means construction on the so-called "I-4 Ultimate" should begin early next year on what promises to be the largest public works project in Central Florida history. I-4 Mobility Partners, a consortium led by the...
09/10/2014Miami's Jungle Island Plans Giant...

Sept. 10--When John Dunlap walks through Jungle Island, the 18-acre attraction on Miami's Watson Island that he has overseen for the last year, he can barely take a step without pointing out something that's about to change. At the open, earth-toned entry section: "Our goal is to enhance the entry in a big way." At a walkway covered with a metal...
09/09/2014Feds Award Florida $20M for...

Sept. 09--Everglades National Park and the state of Florida will receive $20 million to complete a 2.6-mile stretch of bridge on the Tamiami Trail needed to move freshwater into the parched southern Everglades, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and the National Parks Conservation Association said Tuesday. Efforts to bridge the Tamiami Trail, which has...
09/09/2014Coast Guard to Hold Hearings on All...

Sept. 09--U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's office announced Tuesday that the U.S. Coast Guard will hold two hearings regarding the maritime impact of the proposed All Aboard Florida project. The announcement of the public comment meetings comes after Murphy met with Coast Guard Rear Admiral John H. Korn in July to express his opposition to the...
09/09/2014Ga. Gov Says Agreement to Deepen Port...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he expects an agreement with the federal government to be finalized later this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million of its own money upfront to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. If Georgia can sign a cost-sharing agreement with the Army Corps of...
09/07/2014New Office Tower In the Works for...

Sept. 07--Red Lobster's upcoming move to a CNL tower next to Orlando City Hall has developers planning another office highrise for a downtown that has drawn more apartment tenants than new employees in recent years. Although no formal plans have been submitted to the city, both CNL and Highwoods are seeking anchor tenants for long-envisioned...

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