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04/30/2015Clearwater Aquarium Scraps Plans for $68M Facility

April 30--CLEARWATER -- Winter the dolphin will not be moving to downtown Clearwater. Clearwater Marine Aquarium's board announced Thursday it has scrapped plans to build a new multimillion-dollar aquarium overlooking downtown's Coachman Park and instead will focus on expanding the existing Island Estates facility. Since voters in November 2013 gave the aquarium permission to lease the site of ...
04/30/2015Duke University Announces Plans for $100M Engineering and Physics Building

April 30--DURHAM -- Duke University has announced plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot building for programs in engineering and physics. The new building on Duke's West Campus is slated to open in 2018 and will promote collaboration between students and engineering and physics faculty, the university said. It was announced last weekend in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of ...
04/30/2015Fla. Legislators OK Construction of Palm Beach County Spring Training Complex

April 30--TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate and House may not be able to play ball on health care and the budget, but that doesn't mean they are going to stand in the way of bringing spring training back to West Palm Beach. Less than 24 hours after the House packed up and went home, the Senate on Wednesday passed a House bill (HB 1213) that serves as a green light to start construction on the ...
04/29/2015N.C. Senate Moves Ahead on Worker MIsclassification Bill

April 29--RALEIGH -- A bill that could help stop mistreatment of laborers and curtail massive tax losses for the state moved a closer to law Wednesday as the state Senate unanimously approved a measure to punish companies that cheat workers. The bill aims to combat the illegal practice of bosses treating workers who should be employees as independent contractors. To do it, the state would ...
04/29/2015Crews Convert Dania Jai-Alai Facility Into Casino

April 29--Sometimes the sign of progress is a completely gutted building. The 62-year-old site of Dania Jai-Alai is down to its skeleton as construction workers hustle to open a full casino on the site in December. And when Dania CEO Scott Savin says full casino, he's talking about more than slots, poker and jai-alai. "This can be a special place if you do it right," he said. Savin is also ...
04/29/2015Duke Energy to Build Fully Lined Landfills at Two N.C. Sites

April 29--Duke Energy will build two landfills -- at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden and the Sutton Plant in Wilmington -- to provide permanent storage for more than 6 million tons of coal ash. The landfills will be fully lined with multiple layers of synthetic and natural barriers, the company said Wednesday. In a statement, the company said groundwater monitoring would ensure the ...
04/29/2015Miami Mayor Opposes 633-ft LED Billboard Tower

April 29--Taking a political U-turn, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado spoke out Tuesday against a developer's proposal to build a 633-foot media tower and said he will attempt to change legislation that allows such a project to be built near Overtown without special approvals. Regalado said the three-sided tower, which would twist upward and project images from large LED signs embedded within the ...
04/28/2015All Aboard Florida Wins Incentives for Building Condos Near West Palm Beach Station

April 28--WEST PALM BEACH -- All Aboard Florida gets the right to build a bigger residential tower next to its downtown train station and will use adjacent land for a road to link the station with the city's main shopping drag, Clematis Street, under a deal the city commissioners approved Monday. The rail company, assembling a high-speed link between Orlando and Miami, got approval to buy ...
04/28/2015Mica Pushes for Another $2.2B Expansion of I-4 in Central Fla.

April 28--U.S. Rep. John Mica met with more than three dozen Metro Orlando leaders Monday to drum up support for speeding the addition of toll lanes on Interstate 4 outside the 21-mile confines of the I-4 Ultimate makeover now underway. Extending the major overhaul from the downtown Orlando environs south to U.S Highway 27 near Haines City in Polk County and north to State Road 472 near DeLand ...
04/27/2015$13M Health Facility Planned for Raleigh, N.C.

April 27--RALEIGH -- Wake Health Services plans to build a sizable new health center in Southeast Raleigh, nearly doubling the nonprofit's capacity for patients in a part of the city where community leaders have long asked for better access to medical care. The group already has begun work on the $13 million new facility on New Bern Avenue, which will be the center of a network that could ...
04/25/2015Developer Bidding to Build Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel Is Disqualified

April 25--One of two developers bidding to build the Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel has been disqualified from the process. In a letter sent Tuesday, the city notified Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group that its bid was disqualified because the proposal called for using public money and it did not include financial details on rent to be paid to the city. Oxford had teamed with ...
04/24/2015South Fla. Developer Plans 272-Unit Residential Building for Downtown Tampa

April 24--TAMPA -- Yet another multi-family housing project is in the works for downtown Tampa, as a South Florida developer is proposing to build a 272-unit complex across the street from the popular Oxford Exchange restaurant and retail shop. Altman Development Corp. of Boca Raton filed a rezoning application with the City of Tampa for a block-sized, 2.51 acre parcel to the south of the ...
04/24/2015Developer Plans Retail, Luxury Apartments in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

April 24--WESLEY CHAPEL -- The developer of The Shops at Wiregrass is moving forward with plans for a second phase just east of the mall that would include more retail and luxury apartments. County planners already have met with officials from Forest City Enterprises to discuss the expansion. Preliminary plans call for another 200,000 square feet of retail fronting on State Road 56 with a ...
04/24/2015St. Petersburg Chooses Pier Park Design by Rogers Partners and ASD

April 24--ST. PETERSBURG -- The arduous and sometimes contentious six-month process to choose a design team for a new waterfront pier has taken a leap forward, but it has not reached the end. Mayor Rick Kriseman's Pier Selection Committee took a big step Thursday with the midnight decision to give top ranking for the $46 million project to the Pier Park design. It was followed by the ...
04/24/2015S.C. Republicans Question Cost Projections for MOX Plant

April 24--Three Republican members of Congress from South Carolina on Thursday disputed the most recent $47.5 billion cost estimate to complete building and operating the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site. Rep. Joe Wilson and Sens. Lind­sey Graham and Tim Scott said in a statement that the independent assessment prepared for Congress by Aerospace Corp. has ...
04/24/2015Orlando Soccer Stadium Project Funding Gets Tangled in Tallahassee Feud

April 24--Even as Orlando's City Council approved a construction agreement for a downtown Major League Soccer stadium last spring, Mayor Buddy Dyer had his eye on something bigger. "We like to do things world-class here," Dyer said after the City Council vote March 31, 2014. "It will be a great stadium whether it's an $85 million stadium or $110 million. But I would really like to see us have ...
04/23/2015Wood Partners Launches 312-Unit Apartment Development in Orlando

April 23--Wood Partners LLCis slated to start work this month on a 312-unit apartment project on 29 acres at 159 Dean Road, Orlando. Called Alta Eastmar Commons, the $41.9 million project is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of next year with leasing to start in the first quarter. The product mix in the project's three buildings, each with 14 stories, will include 144 one-bedrooms ...
04/23/2015Miami Developer Plans Twisting, 633-ft LED Billboard Tower

April 23--A Miami Beach developer has struck a multi-million-dollar deal with a Miami redevelopment agency to build a skyscraper equipped with large Las Vegas-style LED billboards. Michael Simkins, who has been snatching up properties in an around Overtown, wants to build what he calls the Miami Innovation Tower at 1031 NW First Ave. The 633-foot media tower, which twists upward like a ...
04/23/2015Study: Savannah River Site MOX Program Could Cost $51B

April 23--The first of two studies evaluating alternatives to the Savannah River Site's MOX program estimates that the program will cost about $51 billion to complete, with estimated completion in 2044. The full study has not been released, but instead is for "official use" only. However, the Union of Concerned Scientists obtained a summary of the study, which was conducted by Aerospace -- a ...
04/23/2015Orlando Mayor: Soccer Stadium Could Stall Without State Money

April 23--With just days remaining in the Florida Legislature's current session, $30 million intended for Orlando's planned downtown soccer stadium remains in limbo, money Mayor Buddy Dyer is now calling "integral" to the project. Construction was expected to accelerate as soon as next month for the new home of the Orlando City, but Dyer and the team acknowledged Wednesday that if the funding ...
04/22/2015Touting Everglades Restoration, Obama Vows to Keep Up Climate-Change Fight

April 22--Under an ominous cloud filled Everglades sky, President Obama spent 20 minutes this afternoon told an audience of notable Everglades policy makers that climate change is the greatest threat to the nation -- and Everglades in particular -- and promised to pursue funding from Congress for restoration efforts. "There are no other Everglades in the world and part of the reason we're here ...
04/22/2015Construction Starts on Hotel Located on NC State's Centennial Campus

April 22--RALEIGH -- More than 30 years after N.C. State University's Centennial Campus was born, officials will break ground Wednesday on a key component that has been envisioned from the beginning: A hotel and conference center. When it opens sometime next summer, the StateView hotel will have 164 rooms, 9,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool and a restaurant and bar. It will be ...
04/22/2015Tampa Preservation Board OKs Plans for $50M Ybor Hotel

April 22--TAMPA -- Plans for a sleek four-star hotel in Ybor City cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as the city's historic preservation authority in Ybor City approved a design plan for the project. The as-yet unnamed hotel would redevelop a block-size parcel in Ybor City on the northwest corner of East Seventh Avenue and North 15th Street, potentially adding a 180-room property with a budget ...
04/21/2015All Aboard Florida Prepares to Begin Construction in West Palm Beach

April 21--WEST PALM BEACH -- All Aboard Florida is preparing to begin construction at the site of its planned train station in downtown West Palm Beach -- marking a milestone for the express passenger rail service. Crews last week began installing a chain-link fence around the 2-acre-site between Datura and Evernia streets west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. The fence was put in ...
04/21/2015NRC: CB&I Dropped Part for V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant, Covered It Up

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened March 1, 2013, at the CB&I manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The facility makes prefabricated parts for two ...

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