|12/12/2013||Lawyers Say Outer Banks Bridge Project Violates Federal Laws|
Dec. 12--Lawyers for two conservation groups say in a new appellate court brief that the state's plan to replace the Bonner Bridge violates federal laws that should protect Outer Banks wildlife.
|12/12/2013||Tampa's I-4/Selmon Connector Nears Completion|
Dec. 12--TAMPA -- It didn't take long to count 30 heavy trucks rumbling between the Port of Tampa and Interstate 4 along Ybor City's 21st and 22nd Streets Thursday morning: less than 5 minutes during an off-peak traffic period.
|12/12/2013||Jacksonville, Fla., Considers Extending 6-cent Gas Tax|
Dec. 12--Kick-starting the debate over how to pay for roadwork, Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford filed a bill this week to extend the local 6-cent gas tax for another 20 years.
|12/12/2013||Universal Adding 1,800-Room Resort, Restaurants to CityWalk|
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Universal Studios theme park executives offered a few details Thursday on the new Harry Potter-themed area, which is scheduled to open at the Orlando park next year along with an 1,800-room resort and eight new restaurants in the CityWalk dining and entertainment area.
|12/12/2013||Miami-Dade Commissioners to Consider Potential MLS Stadium|
Dec. 12--Soccer icon David Beckham's pursuit of a downtown Miami stadium for a potential Major League Soccer team will face its first public political test next week.
|12/12/2013||American Express to Build Regional HQ in Sunrise, Fla.|
Dec. 12--American Express, which currently has offices in Plantation, Miramar and Weston, announced Wednesday that it would purchase a 40-acre parcel of land for a regional headquarters in Sunrise.
|12/11/2013||Miami-Dade Commissioners Consider Soccer Stadium Negotiations|
Dec. 11--Miami-Dade County commissioners will have their first say next week on a potential new soccer stadium in downtown Miami.
|12/10/2013||Duke Energy: $1.2B to Decommission Crystal River Nuke Plant|
Dec. 10--Duke Energy has filed with federal regulators a nearly $1.2 billion plan to decommission its shuttered Crystal River nuclear plant.
|12/10/2013||FDOT Plans to Widen Jacksonville's Fuller Warren Bridge to Eight Lanes|
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|12/10/2013||Walmart to Build Grocery Distribution Center in North Carolina|
Dec. 10--Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will build a perishable grocery distribution center in Alamance County, creating 450 jobs and spending more than $100 million on capital investments over three years.
|12/05/2013||FedEx Building Distribution Center in S.C.|
Dec. 05--A global packaging company is ready to deliver job growth for Spartanburg County.
|12/07/2013||In Atlanta, Private Schools Start Building as Economy Recovers|
Dec. 07--Towering libraries, expansive classrooms and sophisticated science labs are taking shape at Atlanta's private schools, part of a construction spurt signaling confidence in the economy and strong demand for an elite education.
|12/07/2013||Replacement for N.C.'s Bonner Bridge Hits Legal Roadblocks|
Dec. 07--HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. -- State and local officials loudly blamed environmental groups' legal battles for this week's sudden closure of the deteriorating Herbert C. Bonner Bridge for safety reasons, cutting off this island from the mainland.
|12/07/2013||Officials Break Ground on Hilton West Palm Beach hotel|
Dec. 07--It's taken nearly a decade of planning, but work is finally beginning on the convention center hotel in West Palm Beach.
|12/07/2013||Atlanta Braves Pitch Mixed-Use Project to Developers|
Dec. 07--The Atlanta Braves delivered their pitch to real estate developers Friday, formally opening the search for a partner on a proposed $400 million mixed-use development adjacent to a new Cobb County stadium.
|12/07/2013||FDOT to Start Construction of $700M I-75 Express Lanes Project in January|
Dec. 07--Those survey crews commuters may have spotted in the median of Interstate 75 north of Griffin Road recently are a sign of what's to come after the holidays.
|12/06/2013||Construction Workers Sold Materials Stolen From FBI Building Site in Broward County|
Dec. 06--Crime lesson No. Federal agents busted a trio this week accused of trying to skim off a construction contract with the nation's top crime-fighting agency.
|12/06/2013||St. Pete Gives Initial OK for Low-Cost Housing for Vets|
Dec. 06--ST. PETERSBURG -- A 97-unit apartment complex that will offer low-cost housing for military veterans got initial approval from the city this week, one of only a few affordable housing projects to gain traction in recent years.
|12/05/2013||Design-Build Consultant Chosen for Tampa Airport's $943M Expansion|
Dec. 05--Dallas-based design-build consultant Austin Commercial will launch Tampa International Airport's $943 million expansion project, expected to create 8,000 construction and other preparation jobs, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority decided in a 5-0 vote Thursday.
|12/04/2013||Fla. DOT Rolls Out $300M in New Road Priorities for Panhandle Region|
Dec. 04--PANAMA CITY -- About 20,000 cars travel on State 390 every day, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is preparing for an inevitable increase.
|12/04/2013||GWCCA OKs More Land Purchases for Falcons Stadium|
Dec. 04--A state agency on Tuesday approved using public money to purchase two additional pieces of land for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.
|12/03/2013||$100M Used-Oil Processing Plant Project at Port of Tampa Put on Hold|
Dec. 03--The Texas investment group building a $100 million-plus used-oil processing plant at the Port of Tampa that was envisioned as an economic development showcase for the region has suspended construction of the plant for 90 to 120 days, the group said in a release.
|12/04/2013||Miami's MLS Hopes Hinge on Privately Funded Stadium|
Dec. 04--If David Beckham can build it as adeptly as he can bend it, Miami could be the next city to join Major League Soccer.
|12/03/2013||NCDOT Closes Outer Banks Bridge For Emergency Repairs|
Dec. 03--Citing safety concerns, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has closed Bonner Bridge, which carries N.C. 12 over Oregon Inlet, after finding new evidence of erosion around the bridge supports.
|12/03/2013||DeKalb County, Ga., Settles Lawsuit With Heery Int'l|
Dec. 03--The DeKalb County School District freed itself of another major distraction, with a decision to settle a long-running lawsuit that cost millions of dollars and contributed to financial and political instability.