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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. Pete Committee Picks Pier Design Team for City Review

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 ...
04/21/2015Cause of Cracking Glass on $100M N.C. State Office Complex Remains a Mystery

April 21--RALEIGH -- Last September, the state erected scaffolding around the Museum of Natural Science's Nature Research Center and the adjoining headquarters of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to protect people on the ground from the threat of falling window glass. Some of the glass had developed small cracks, and state officials wanted to make sure no one got hurt if one ...
04/20/2015At All Aboard Florida Hearing, Project Finds Strong Opposition, Support

April 20--TALLAHASSEE -- All Aboard Florida would boost the state economy and create jobs, and deserves a nearly $2 billion loan, if you ask the Orlando Magic, Universal Parks and Resorts or officials of Miami-Dade, Broward and Orange counties. All Aboard Florida will hurt the state economy and its credit worthiness and ruin property values, if you ask Treasure Coast residents and officials in ...
04/20/2015St. Pete Committee May Choose Pier Design Team Soon

April 20--ST. PETERSBURG -- A selection committee assembled by Mayor Rick Kriseman will try again Thursday to rank the design teams competing to build a new pier on the city's downtown waterfront. The six-member Pier Selection Committee is scheduled to hear from each of the three finalists at 3 p.m. at City Hall. The committee will reconvene at 6 p.m. to take public comment on the proposals ...
04/20/2015Preliminary Budget Allocates $100M for MacDill AFB Construction Projects

April 20--MacDill Air Force Base will receive nearly $100 million for military construction projects and the Veterans Benefits Administration will get an additional $163 million to hire more benefits claims personnel next year in the latest budget package approved by a key Congressional subcommittee, U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday afternoon. Jolly also told The Tampa Tribune that he ...
04/20/2015Georgia Power Marks Groundbreaking of Fort Benning Solar Project

The Fort Benning solar facility is the first of three separate Georgia Power solar projects currently in development on Georgia Army bases. Each project will be 30 MW in size and use photovoltaic panels to produce energy for the state's electric grid. The projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. As part of the review and approval of the company's 2007 Integrated Resource ...
04/20/2015Five Years After BP Spill, Drillers Push Into Riskier Depths

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond those used at BP's much shallower Macondo well. But critics ...
04/19/2015Williams Co. to Build $41.3M School Near Downtown Orlando

April 19--Orlando-based Williams Company will construct Orange County Public Schools' $41.3 million downtown-area school for students in pre-school through eighth grade. Baker Barrios and HKS Architects are designing the school, which will be at Parramore Avenue and Amelia Street in Orlando. Construction is to begin in January 2016 with completion in August 2017. The project is a collaboration ...
04/18/2015Clemson Gets Final OK for $63.5M Littlejohn Coliseum Rebuild

April 18--CLEMSON -- Clemson Athletics received final approval from the S.C. Budget and Control Board to begin renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum. The Board approved the construction project and issuance of bonds for the project, which is slated to cost $63.5 million to be financed completely by the athletic department and IPTAY. The project previously received approval from the Clemson Board ...
04/18/2015N.C. Governor Pitches 'Strategic, Visonary' Bond Packages

April 18--WINSTON-SALEM -- Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday he will urge the legislature to let North Carolinians vote in November on a pair of bond proposals that would have the state borrow $2.85 billion, to take advantage of low interest rates and move quickly on needed improvements for state roads and buildings. "If we're going to be competitive, especially for jobs and to maintain our great ...

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