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08/19/2014Three Developers Jointly Acquire Hollywood, Fla., Site

Aug. 19--THREE MIAMI DEVELOPERS -- the Related Group, 13th Floor Investments and Key International --formed a joint venture and acquired a 2.4-acre parcel through a foreclosure auction. The site at 4000 S. Ocean Drive along the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood is across A1A from Related Group's Apogee Beach and Hyde Resort & Residences. The developers paid $10 million to purchase the debt on ...
08/17/2014Upgrades Planned at 200-Plus Florida Railroad Crossings

Aug. 17--Safety improvements are coming to more than 200 railroad crossings in many of the coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach -- so don't be surprised if you this fall start seeing construction work altering your commute. New lights, gates, raised medians or other features will allow trains to pass through crossings without sounding their ear-splitting horns. The upgrades are ...
08/16/2014The Big Billion-Dollar Stink Over Sewers in Florida's Keys

Aug. 16--From the era of Ernest Hemingway to the days of Jimmy Buffett, the island city of Key West got rid of its raw sewage the old-fashioned way, by dumping it into the sea. But, in 1979, the adage "the solution to pollution is dilution" no longer was acceptable for the environmentally sensitive waters near the world's third-largest barrier coral reef. The state demanded that Key West clean ...
08/16/2014Delays for South Carolina Nuclear Plant Project Pressure Industry

ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago. The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has been warned by its builders the startup of the first of two new reactors in South Carolina could be ...
08/16/2014Push Begins for New Miami-Dade County Courthouse

Aug. 16--The architectural grande dame of downtown Miami -- the pillared tower at 73 West Flagler St., that for nearly 90 years has served as the city's civic heart -- has a roof that leaks, a facade that peels and a basement that floods so often that bottom shelves are left empty so legal files stay dry. Its top floor, the one with a view of the turkey vultures that perch outside in the ...
08/15/2014Federal Transportation Officials Praise NC Railroad Work

Aug. 15--Railroad construction between Charlotte and Raleigh is a model example of how federal funding can be used for rail projects, transportation officials said Thursday. In his visit to a Harrisburg construction site, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo praised North Carolina's railroad development and advocated for more consistent federal railway financing. The Harrisburg project ...
08/14/2014Fla. Gov Speeds Up Spending on I-295 in Jacksonville, Other Road Projects

Aug. 14--Florida transportation officials are speeding up spending to widen Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and five other highways around the state as part of an $806 million construction push Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday. "These projects will enhance our infrastructure to support commerce, decrease commute times and make our roads safer for families," Scott said in a written statement. ...
08/14/2014N.C. Gov. McCrory Misstated Duke Energy Holdings; Admits Selling Stock After Ash Spill

Aug. 14--Gov. Pat McCrory failed to disclose his ownership of Duke Energy stock this year in two state ethics filings and sold the stock after a torrent of bad publicity about the company's coal-ash spill, the governor's office acknowledged Wednesday. McCrory filed a new ethics and economic disclosure that now makes clear he owned at least $10,000 of Duke Energy stock on the last day of 2013, ...
08/13/2014All Aboard Florida to Invest $60M for Quiet Zones

Aug. 13--All Aboard Florida said Wednesday that a continuous quiet zone from West Palm Beach to the city of Hallandale Beach in Broward County will be in place before its express passenger trains begin operating in 2016. The company said it will invest $60 million in a series of safety improvements at crossings on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks from Miami to West Palm Beach. ...
08/13/2014North Carolina Tells Duke Energy to Submit Ash Removal Plans

Aug. 13--North Carolina's environmental agency told Duke Energy on Wednesday to submit plans for removing coal ash from four high-priority power plants. The letters follow on Gov. Pat McCrory's executive order on ash after state legislators left Raleigh two weeks ago without completing an ash-disposal bill. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources wants Duke to submit plans by ...
08/13/2014Surf Club Four Seasons Project Gets $290M Construction Loan

Aug. 13--Blackstone Group's Debt Strategies Fund agreed to provide a $290-million construction loan for the Surf Club project. SC Property Acquisitions LLC, which is an entity controlled by Miami-based Fort Capital Management, is developing a 151-unit condominum, The Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences, and a 77-room Four Seasons Hotel on the historic social club site at 9011 Collins ...
08/13/2014South Carolina Nuclear Plant Projects Facing More Delays, Cost Overruns

Aug. 13--Two nuclear reactors under construction in Fairfield County are facing another significant delay, utility provider S.C. Electric & Gas confirmed. The delay will put the $10 billion project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Power plant outside the 18-month contingency allowed by state regulators and likely will drive up the costs, but utility officials said they would not know how much until ...
08/13/2014DOE Plan Gives MOX Update, Outlines SRS Funding Woes

Aug. 13--A Savannah River Site 10-year plan states that no direction has been given to begin a cold stand-by for the Site's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX; however, a federal agency reported earlier this year that it is working with the MOX contractor to commence a cold stand-by at the top of the fiscal year. The Department of Energy outlined several concerns, changes and ...
08/11/2014Feds I.D. Offshore North Carolina Wind Areas

Aug. 11--The Obama administration has identified more than 300,000 acres offshore of North Carolina for potential wind-energy development in a step toward issuing the first commercial leases there. North Carolina has the nation's highest offshore wind resources, according to a 2010 federal study. Three areas, totaling 307,000 acres, were selected from a much larger 1.2 million acres for which ...
08/10/2014Miami-Dade Development-Related Ballot Measures Prominent for Aug. 26 Election

Aug. 10--Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado isn't on the ballot in two weeks. But he's campaigning as if he were, visiting senior centers, appearing at homeowners meetings, and doing radio spots to stress the importance of the election. Because while Regalado isn't up for reelection, Miami voters will consider three important proposals when they hit the polls Aug. 26. And the stakes are sky high. On ...
08/07/2014Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. Recommends Scrapping Airport City Project

Aug. 07--Miami International Airport has formally advised Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to reject a much ballyhooed development that was in the works for more than six years. Gimenez informed county commissioners in a memo late Wednesday that he is reviewing the recommendation by Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez but has yet to make a decision. "Due to MIA's importance as the top ...
08/06/2014Appellate Court Rules Against NCDOT Plan to Replace Outer Banks Bridge

Aug. 06--The state Department of Transportation cannot start work on its $215.8 million replacement for the deteriorating Oregon Inlet bridge unless it proves there are no feasible alternatives that would avoid damage to an Outer Banks national wildlife refuge, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned part of a ...
08/06/2014Despite Algae Bloom, Fed Regulators OK Warmer Water at Turkey Point Nuke Plant in Fla.

Aug. 06--Florida Power and Light may operate cooling canals around Turkey Point at higher temperatures, nuclear regulators say, despite a festering algae bloom that has clogged the waterway, made water hotter and threatened to shut down two reactors. Cooling the nuclear reactors in southern Miami-Dade County with hotter water from the canal won't pose a risk to safety or harm the environment, ...
08/05/2014All Aboard Florida Study Finds Minimal Impact on Homes Near Tracks

Aug. 05--In stucco-on-wood historic homes, cinder-block ranch styles and soaring condos, more than 12 percent of Palm Beach County's residents live within 500 feet of an old, unpredictable and noisy neighbor -- the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Because of federal requirements that seek to limit damage to communities that are disproportionately minority, poor or elderly, All Aboard Florida ...
08/05/2014Carnival To Build $70M Cruise Port on Haitian Island

Aug. 05--Carnival Cruise Lines' corporate parent will build a new $70 million cruise ship port on the Haitian island of Tortuga, making it the seventh Carnival-owned port in the Caribbean. Ile de la Tortue, off Port-de-Paix on Haiti's northwestern coast, will be Haiti's second cruise port. Tortuga is west of Labadee, where Royal Caribbean, Carnival's chief rival, has a private beach. Carnival ...
08/05/2014Firm Sued by Jaxport Over Paving Problems Sues Paving Material Supplier

Aug. 05--A company being sued over pavement failures at the Jacksonville Port Authority's huge TraPac shipping terminal is suing JEA for supplying paving material the company says was defective. The problems that started the lawsuit "are based on the failure of JEA's product, EZBase, at the project," a lawyer for Thomson Engineering argued in papers filed last month in federal court. Thompson ...
08/05/2014Orlando Moves Soccer Stadium, Drops Eminent Domain Action Against Church

Aug. 05--The city of Orlando on Monday dropped its eminent-domain fight against a family-owned Parramore church, the lone holdout in the way of the city's plans to build a new Major League Soccer stadium downtown. Instead, Orlando will move the new $110 million stadium about a block west, using property the city bought last week for $2 million. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the move avoids a ...
08/04/2014Goodwill to Build $20M Charlotte, N.C., Campus

Aug. 04--Goodwill Industries is unveiling plans Tuesday to build a $20 million "Opportunity Campus" on Wilkinson Boulevard that the agency expects to be one of the most comprehensive job readiness facilities in the Carolinas. When completed in 2016, the 18.5-acre site will house job training, job placement and job creation enterprises, along with two stores, a cafe, child care facility, a ...
08/03/2014Orlando Int'l Airport to Spend $65M to Replace People-Movers

Aug. 03--Chuck Waldron never really thought much about the automated people-movers at Orlando International Airport, even though he has ridden them countless times. "It seems to work quite efficiently. I get on, I get a handrail and enjoy the ride," said Waldron, 76, a writer of thriller novels. Here's what Waldron and millions of other people do not know about the shuttles they have taken to ...
08/02/2014West Palm Beach Residents Criticize SOM Design for All Aboard Station

Aug. 02--West Palm Beach officials are distancing themselves from the architectural design of All Aboard Florida's $29 million train station planned in the heart of the city's downtown after complaints from residents criticizing the building's proposed look. City officials say they have no control over the station's design and cannot block the project based on architectural renderings. The ...

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