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08/31/2015S.C. Congressmen Denounce Latest MOX Study, Request Documents

Aug. 31--Congressional leaders have requested documents and communication exchanges between the Department of Energy and Aerospace Corp., the group hired earlier this year to conduct an independent cost study of the Savannah River Site's MOX project. The request is based on beliefs that the study was improperly influenced by the Energy Department, and showed favoritism to one of the MOX ...
08/29/2015School Leaders: Orange County, Fla., School-Building Rules Favor Charters

Aug. 29--To help the more than 1,800 students squeezed into Avalon Middle School, designed for about half as many kids, the Orange County School Board pitched a plan earlier this year for a new school about 5 miles from A-rated Avalon's campus. School leaders had strong neighborhood support for the relief school. But Orange County commissioners turned it down, relying partly on an ordinance ...
08/28/2015Georgia Power: Plant Vogtle on Track After Schedule Revised

Aug. 28--Georgia Power Co. reported Friday that Plant Vogtle expansion is progressing as planned after the Waynesboro facility's budget and schedule were revised earlier this year to reflect an 18-month delay and a $246 million increase in capital construction costs. Total construction and capital costs remain at $5.045 billion, and in-service target dates for the plant's two new nuclear ...
08/28/2015All Aboard Florida Project Hitting Construction Milestone

Aug. 28--Like pieces of a giant linear puzzle, new tracks are slowly falling into place for a new passenger train service to Orlando. All Aboard Florida will soon hit a milestone, when freight trains begin using a new bypass track in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The shift will allow freight trains to keep rolling while work proceeds on the station. Similar work is planned around the new station ...
08/28/2015Ex-Energy Sec. Richardson: Keep MOX Project Going

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson wants the Obama administration to keep alive a South Carolina project to turn weapons-grade materials into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. In a letter dated Aug. 21 to Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and obtained by The Associated Press this week, Richardson said the mixed-oxide fuel project under construction at the ...
08/28/2015Dolphins Unveil $425M Stadium Renovations

Aug. 28--MIAMI GARDENS -- The project is only halfway complete but already over budget. Some bells and whistles that were supposed to be in place aren't. And for one week, everybody would have been on the edge of their seats, but they had no seats. Instead, tens of thousands of seats were stranded on a container ship during a longshoreman's strike in California. Although they arrived, some ...
08/28/2015Former Energy Secretary Blasts MOX Program Detractors

Aug. 28--The former Secretary of Energy said the Savannah River Site's MOX program needs a new, credible cost baseline, but that the government should not halt the project or proceed with an alternative. Bill Richardson, who is also the former governor of New Mexico, sent a letter dated Aug. 21 to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada. The letter denounces recent cost studies, citing ...
08/27/2015Miami's Past Housing Failures Cast Doubt on Liberty Square Redevelopment

Aug. 27--For years, George Gibson says he watched his two adult sisters wait for Miami-Dade County to transfer them out of Liberty Square, the county's oldest public-housing project, into larger, more modern units. This month, he says, they got their wish. But Gibson isn't celebrating. Rather, with plans under way to redevelop the sprawling complex, he's skeptical of the timing. "Why is it all ...
08/27/2015Developer Plans $400M Mixed-Use Project for Jacksonville's Southbank Area

The vision of transforming a weed-filled eyesore into a vibrant mixed-use residential and retail community on the St. Johns River to infuse a healthy dose of adrenaline into downtown Jacksonville got a lot clearer Wednesday. Real estate developer Peter Rummell and partner Mike Balanky released the master plan for the multimillion-dollar community - known for now but not much longer as Healthy ...
08/26/2015South Fla. Water Board Ignores Judge, OKs Wetlands Permit for Developer

Aug. 26--TAMPA -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District's governing board has ignored a judge's order by approving a permit to allow developer Pat Neal's four-home subdivision to be built where shoreline wetlands exist. The district board, led by local developer Carlos Beruff, considered about 90 minutes of testimony Tuesday morning from project supporters and detractors before ...
08/26/2015Novo Nordisk to Build $1.2B Plant in Clayton, N.C.

Aug. 26--RALEIGH -- State officials this morning awarded an incentives package to Novo Nordisk, which plans to construct a new plant in Johnston County that is expected to eventually employ 691 people. The Danish drugmaker plans to invest $1.2 billion in the facility near Clayton. The company is eligible to receive up to $18.6 million in state incentives if it meets hiring and investment ...
08/26/2015Five Developers Vying for Broward County, Fla., Convention Center Expansion

Aug. 26--Broward County has narrowed the list of possible developers for a long-sought convention center expansion and hotel, and one notable developer will not be among them. County commissioners Tuesday selected five possible developers from among six applicants. Cohen Brothers Development Corp. of Florida LLC was eliminated. Cohen Brothers is owned by New York-based real estate developer ...
08/25/2015City of Miami, Tower Project Developer Head to Mediation

Aug. 25--The developer planning a polarizing billboard and observation tower in Miami will look to a mediator to persuade city planners to process stalled permit applications for large digital signs that would flash over Interstate 395 and the downtown skyline. In what may be a precursor to litigation, Miami Big Block filed a claim Friday under Florida's Land Use and Environmental Dispute ...
08/25/2015More Questions Arise on West Columbia, S.C., Riverfront Project

Aug. 25--LEXINGTON COUNTY SC -- New challenges emerged Monday for a signature development near the West Columbia riverfront but they weren't enough to stop a city panel from accepting the proposal. The concerns will be settled as final touches are put on the redevelopment plan for a 4-acre site known locally as "the pit" because of its slope, officials said. Some details "need to be tied up" ...
08/25/2015Winter Park, Fla., Memorial Hospital Wins OK for Major Expansion

Aug. 25--Winter Park Memorial Hospital received the go-ahead Monday to begin a major expansion that will include a new patient pavilion and an expanded emergency room. City commissioners voted unanimously for the project. A new 95-foot-tall "north tower" will be built on the northeastern portion of the hospital property, increasing patient capacity by 30 percent, from 320 to 417, and ...
08/24/2015A Bid for No Bids in Latest PortMiami Commercial Development Plan

Aug. 24--David Beckham's first choice for a soccer site would be transformed into a mega-yacht marina, expo center and office hub if a development group can secure a no-bid lease on nine acres of prime waterfront at PortMiami. Backed by three county commissioners, the proposal by Miami Yacht Harbor seeks to take over a fuel-spill facility's port lease and then secure a new agreement for 90 ...
08/24/2015New Fire Station Tops Troubled Pompano Beach, Fla., Building Projects

Aug. 24--POMPANO BEACH -- When it comes to epic city projects, finding one as lengthy and disaster-prone as Fire Station 11 in Pompano Beach would be a tall order. But it's the latest in a number of troubled city projects that have had to come begging for more money, prompting calls for increased review of city projects. More than four years ago, the City Commission approved what was supposed ...
08/23/2015All Aboard Florida Promises Big impact, But Will It Deliver?

Aug. 23--The promised financial impact of the All Aboard Florida train is large: $6.4 billion infused into the state's economy by 2023, $2.4 billion in pay, benefits and taxes for labor through 2021 and 10,000 construction jobs each year through 2017. But how real are those numbers, which are coming from a report commissioned by the Coral Gables-based train company? Economic impact studies are ...
08/21/2015Developer's Plans Roil Tranquility of Exclusive Miami Enclave

Aug. 21--Grove Isle, the gated island enclave just off Coconut Grove prized by residents for its tranquility and panoramic bay views, has been less than tranquil lately. The close-knit, well-to-do high-rise community, which boasts some of Miami's leading lights among its members, has been roiled by a developer's plans to demolish the island's upscale, if dated, club and hotel facilities and ...
08/21/2015Court Deals Blow to Lawsuits Challenging Grove Bay Project in Miami

Aug. 21--The Third District Court of Appeal issued two rulings Friday that dealt blows to lawsuits seeking to stop a planned redevelopment of Grove Key marina and Coconut Grove landmark Scotty's Landing. The court -- ruling just days after Grove Bay Investment Group notified the city of Miami in writing that it plans to take control of the city's eight-acre, waterfront property next to City ...
08/21/2015New Federal Report Questions Savannah River Site MOX Costs

Aug. 21--Shipping the nation's surplus plutonium to New Mexico for disposal would be hundreds of millions of dollars cheaper each year than relying on a mixed oxide fuel factory at the Savannah River Site to neutralize the potentially deadly material, a new federal study says. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, says it would cost $700 million to $800 million per year for ...
08/20/2015Walt Disney World's 'Star Wars,' 'Toy Story' Expansions Will Take Years

Aug. 20--Take that, Harry Potter -- in a few years. The Walt Disney Co. announced Saturday that it will build a 14-acre Star Wars land and an 11-acre Toy Story area at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- the largest overhaul ever within an existing Walt Disney World theme park. Experts say they expect it to take several years before Disney's Hollywood Studios' complicated and costly new expansion ...
08/20/2015FPL Wants to Spend Up to $20B for Two More Nuclear Reactors

Aug. 20--Florida Power & Light Co. has invested close to $6 billion in the last six years building four new power plants fueled by clean-burning natural gas, including plants in Riviera Beach and Loxahatchee. But at its Turkey Point plant south of Miami, already home to one combined-cycle natural gas unit and two nuclear units, it wants to spend up to $20 billion to add two more nuclear ...
08/19/2015CEO of Miami-Based Housing Developer Surrenders to Feds on Fraud Charges

Aug. 19--Matthew Greer, who ran the state's biggest affordable-housing development company, surrendered to authorities Wednesday before appearing in Miami federal court on fraud charges accusing him of stealing tens of millions of dollars in U.S. government funds. The Miami-based Carlisle Development Group's founder, Lloyd Boggio, charged in a conspiracy with Greer, also surrendered and made ...
08/19/2015MargaritaVillage Plans Include Water Park

Aug. 19--New details about the proposed MargaritaVillage development in Osceola County emerged during a county meeting Wednesday, including information about a water park planned for the resort and a central lagoon licensed for swimming. Jim Bagley, general manager of Encore Capital Management, the project's developer, said the water park would be at the entrance of the 300-acre lifestyle ...

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