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01/22/2015Proposed Panhandle Solar Project Would be Florida's Largest

Jan. 22--A Florida Panhandle subsidiary of utility giant Southern Co. announced Thursday plans to partner with the U.S. military to build what would be the state's biggest solar project. Gulf Power, Navy and Air Force officials said their partnership would install three solar plants at as many Panhandle bases, with a combined output of 120 megawatts. That's enough power for 18,000 homes. Also ...
01/22/2015Miami-Dade OKs $10M for $265M Movie Studio Project

Jan. 22--Miami-Dade commissioners approved a $10 million subsidy for a developer to build what was described as one of the largest movie studios outside of California, the second government-backed production facility in the Miami area. With only one dissenting vote, commissioners endorsed Mayor Carlos Gimenez's recommendation to turn over tax dollars and county land in Miami Gardens for the ...
01/21/2015Big Plans but No Name Yet for Proposed Downtown Tampa Project

Jan. 21--TAMPA -- The name of a district is its signature, typically a byword for its history and geography. But right now, the most closely watched development in Tampa and, arguably, the whole Tampa Bay area doesn't have one. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's $1 billion planned redevelopment is set to transform roughly 30 acres of mostly vacant waterfront property in downtown Tampa into ...
01/21/2015Developers Sue South Fla. City's Slow Permitting of Stalled Condo Project

Jan. 21--Developers of the Privé at Island Estates condominium project have filed a $200 million lawsuit against the city of Aventura to ensure that the project will be delivered to buyers on time. The project has been stalled because the city has not approved the most recent permits for the project, which developers say is due to a zoning dispute over sidewalks. The anticipated community ...
01/20/2015Moss & Associates to Build All Aboard Florida's Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach Stations

Jan. 20--All Aboard Florida's new stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach should begin rising out of the ground by the end of March, officials said Tuesday. The company announced it chose Fort Lauderdale-based Moss & Associates as the general contractor for both stations. The firm's resume includes Marlins Park in Miami and Florida International University's Parkview Hall. Site work is ...
01/20/2015St. Petersburg, Fla., Panel to Assess Pier Project Proposals

Jan. 20--ST. PETERSBURG -- All eight proposed Pier designs run the risk of exceeding the city's $33 million budget, and some have structural and permitting issues that need to be addressed. Whether any of those flaws proves fatal will be determined on Friday, when the Pier Selection Committee considers the results of a recent technical review of the proposals to replace the city's landmark ...
01/20/2015Citizens Group Files Complaint to Stop NCDOT's I-77 Toll Lanes Project

Jan. 20--A citizens group opposed to planned toll lanes on Interstate 77 from Charlotte to Mooresville filed a complaint Tuesday to stop the project. The complaint, filed by Widen I-77 in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, contends the project would violate state law by converting a stretch of an existing general purpose lane into a toll lane. "State law allows for this if the number of ...
01/18/2015$3.5B Baha Mar Mega Resort Project in Bahamas Nears Completion

Jan. 18--Golfers were supposed to be swinging their clubs at the Baha Mar Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course by now and gamblers placing bets at the $3.5billion resort's state-of-the-art casino. But Baha Mar is behind schedule, and the Bahamas' newest resort, which was largely financed by the Chinese government and built with the help of about 4,100 Chinese laborers, will miss all but the ...
01/18/2015Orlando Braces for $2.3B I-4 Ultimate Reconstruction Project

Jan. 18--Like a winter cold front bearing down on metro Orlando, the "ultimate" makeover of Interstate 4 is about to hit. And, just like the weather, there's little motorists can do but wait for all the nastiness, or in this case, construction, to pass. The only problem is that while frigid temperatures typically pass within a few days, the I-4 work will start rolling during February with the ...
01/18/2015MOX Project Watchdog Motivated by Transparency of Nuclear Activities

Jan. 18--In the mid-1970s, Tom Clements was studying at the University of Georgia when a government project requiring rail shipments of highly radioactive nuclear waste caught his interest. The project was an Allied General Nuclear Fuel Services reprocessing plant in Barnwell, S.C., on the outer edge of Savannah River Site. Clements and his roommates went to work raising awareness of the ...
01/17/2015All Aboard Florida Starts Track Work in Palm Beach County

Jan. 17--All Aboard Florida this week started installing a second line of track along a section of the Florida East Coast Railway corridor in southern Palm Beach County, marking a key milestone for the express passenger rail service. Crews on Monday began upgrading a section of rail near Gateway Boulevard that had served as a siding for slower rail traffic. The upgrades will allow the rail ...
01/17/2015Miami Dolphins Owner Touts Benefits of Sun Life Stadium Renovations

Jan. 17--Eight home Dolphins games. Six or seven more for the Miami Hurricanes. Mega-concerts that draw 65,000 people. A Las Vegas-style artist residency, with exclusive concerts performed in a new parking-lot amphitheater. Three to five Super Bowls in the next two decades. The College Football Playoff National Championship. And if all goes right, a World Cup quarterfinal -- at least -- in ...
01/16/2015Florida Governor Recommends $100M for Charter School Construction

Jan. 16--Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday released a key detail of his proposed education budget: $100 million for charter school construction and maintenance. His recommendation was welcome news for charter school advocates. If approved by state lawmakers, it would represent a $25 million increase from the current year. "This is a lifeline for us," said former state Rep. Ralph Arza, who represents ...
01/15/2015Legoland Florida Starts Construction for Expansion

Jan. 15--Legoland Florida will open Heartlake City this summer, a new "land" based on the Lego Friends toy line with a ride called Mia's Riding Adventure, an interactive show Friends to the Rescue, and new shops in Heartlake Mall. The fictional Heartlake City, named for its heart-shaped lake, is the home of Andrea, Emma, Mia, Stephanie and Olivia and her parents. Their friendship is the focus ...
01/14/2015Miami-Dade May Seek Bids on $1B in Courthouse, Justice-System Contracts

Jan. 14--Miami-Dade County may set up a bidding bonanza by soliciting proposals on building not only a new civil courthouse, but also a new criminal courthouse, a new county jail and other justice-system facilities. The bones of the proposal won support Wednesday from the county commission's public safety committee, an early win for private contractors and financiers eager to bid on contracts ...
01/14/2015Dept. of Labor, State of Florida Reach Deal to Crack Down on Worker Misclassification

Jan. 14--Taxpayers were cheated. Workers were swindled out of a fair shake. Law-abiding businesses were forced to cut corners or go belly up. A year-long investigation by Miami Herald and McClatchy Newspapers published in September found all this and more in Florida's construction industry during the recession. Publicly available documents and interviews with workers around Florida showed that ...
01/08/2015Developers Plan Ritz-Carlton Condo Project for Sunny Isles Beach

Jan. 08--Sunny Isles Beach -- home to marquis projects like Porsche Design Tower and Residences by Armani/Casa -- is getting another luxury brand condominium: The Ritz-Carlton Residences. The joint venture between Fortune International Group and Chateau Group will launch pre-construction sales of units in its planned 52-story oceanfront tower at 15701 Collins Avenue in the next 10 days. ...
01/07/2015OSHA: Man Killed in Ft. Bragg Trench Collapse Was Not Properly Protected

Jan. 07--A man working in a trench on Fort Bragg last summer was not protected when the walls collapsed around him, according to a federal citation obtained by The Fayetteville Observer. Tekton Construction Co., which specializes in heavy equipment operation, was cited for two willful violations and two serious safety violations. Tekton faces $123,200 in proposed penalties, according to ...
01/07/2015Malaysian Casino Group Not Revealing Plans for Former Miami Herald Site

Jan. 07--When real estate agent Sharon Dodge takes clients through the bayfront Plaza Venetia condo tower, they inevitably survey the big debris field next door that was once the Miami Herald building and ask, "What's coming there?'' "And I just shrug my shoulders and say, 'Beats me. Nobody knows,' " she said. It's been three and a half years since Malaysian casino group Genting bought the ...
01/06/2015Burglars Steal 42 Miles of Copper Wire from Orlando Electrical Contractor

Jan. 06--Burglars in one of Central Florida's largest copper thefts stole enough electrical wire this week to stretch from Orlando City Hall to Deland. That's 42 miles with an extra mile or two for wrong turns. The 223,000 feet of copper wire disappeared between Sunday night and Monday morning from a locked warehouse at 1215 Atlanta Ave. near Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to ...
01/05/2015$100M Face-Lift of Miami's Sun Life Stadium Gets Started

Jan. 05--It took five years of political posturing before the Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County agreed on a deal to renovate obsolete Sun Life Stadium. It will only take some 19 months until the multi-use complex looks like new. Construction on the 28-year-old home of the Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes began in earnest Monday with the removal of seats in the building's northeast upper deck. ...
01/05/2015West Palm Beach Agrees to Reconsider Baseball Stadium Deal

Jan. 05--The city of West Palm Beach may play ball after all with a Palm Beach County proposal to build a new $135 million spring training baseball stadium. City officials announced Monday that they have agreed to negotiate with the county for a potential land swap proposed to help build the stadium that would be shared by the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. The teams have called for ...
01/03/2015All Aboard Florida Builders Pursuing Miami-Dade Courthouse Project

Jan. 03--Miami-Dade's failed effort to raise taxes for a new courthouse hasn't stopped the private sector from pursuing the lucrative project. All Aboard Florida, developer of a train-depot and commercial complex downtown, had extensive talks with county officials in the spring and summer of 2014 about putting the courthouse on its property, and the discussions continued last month. The ...
12/31/2014Columbia, S.C.'s $37M Baseball Stadium Project Gets Started

Dec. 31--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Groundbreaking for Columbia's $37 million baseball stadium is set for Tuesday, a little later than city officials have been projecting for months. Final "ground disturbance" permits from the city and the state environmental agency might be approved by Friday and construction equipment is expected Monday, Gregory Tucker, the city's project manager for the Bull Street ...
12/31/2014Chinese Investors Buy Miami Site for $74.7M, Plan Mixed-Use Project

Dec. 31--An affiliate of China Communications Construction Company U.S. International purchased a block-size site in the red-hot Brickell neighborhood for $74.7 million, in its first major bet on Miami. Plans for what will be built on the 2.4-acre site at 1430 S. Miami Avenue aren't yet complete, according to Dr. Shan-Jie Li, chief executive officer of American Da Tang Group Co. Ltd. in New ...

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