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09/28/2014Construction Continues at MOX Facility at Continuing Resolution Funding Levels

Sept. 28--The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has survived the most threatening push to halt construction in its tumultuous history, but the funding fight isn't finished for the multibillion-dollar government project. In March, the Obama administration called for an end to the project at the start of the 2015 fiscal year, which begins Wednesday. However, Congress' ...
09/27/2014Univ. of South Carolina Breaks Ground on $80M Law School

Sept. 27--COLUMBIA -- The University of South Carolina broke ground Friday on a new $80 million law school building, a move that will clear the way for a cascade of renovation projects at the state's flagship university. The new building also will mark the end of an era. After spending more than $600 million on new construction, USC now plans to focus on renovations, rather than new buildings. ...
09/26/2014DOE: No Need for Two Monitoring Systems for Savannah River

Sept. 26--The Department of Energy reaffirmed its belief that there is no need for a separate Savannah River environmental monitoring system in Georgia, but Georgia officials are still pushing for one. The SRS Citizens Advisory Board, or CAB, recommended a separate monitoring system earlier this year. The recommendation was influenced by a public outcry from Georgians who believe there should ...
09/25/2014Univ. of Georgia to Replace Coal-Fired Boiler

Sept. 25--The University of Georgia plans to replace its controversial coal-fired steam boiler with a more efficient electric one, UGA officials announced Wednesday. "We won't be taking deliveries of coal in the future," said Ryan Nesbit, UGA vice president for finance and administration. Student groups and others have lobbied university administrators for years to get rid of the aging boiler. ...
09/23/2014Univ. of Central Fla. Wants to Build $200M Campus in Downtown Orlando

Sept. 23--University of Central Florida President John Hitt made it official Tuesday, announcing to community and business leaders that UCF will push to build a campus in downtown Orlando that could ultimately cost as much as $200 million. UCF has been studying the idea of a downtown campus at the Creative Village -- where the city's old NBA arena used to sit -- since visiting Arizona State ...
09/23/2014Duke Energy to Remove Ash from S.C. Power Plant

Sept. 23--Duke Energy told South Carolina regulators Tuesday it will excavate some of the coal ash at its W.S. Lee power plant, which is scheduled to retire in April. The announcement makes Lee the fifth Carolinas plant at which Duke has said it will, or been required to, remove ash since a Feb. 2 spill into North Carolina's Dan River. Environmentalists called the removal a good first step but ...
09/23/2014Residents Sue to Stop Megayacht Marina, Resort on Miami's Watson Island

Sept. 23--Venetian Islands residents critical of the oft-delayed plan to build a megayacht marina and resort on public land on Watson Island have sued to block the project, claiming the Miami city commission's recent re-approval was illegal. The residents, Stephen Herbits and Sharon Kirby Wynne, contend the city renegotiated the 13-year-old deal with developer Flagstone Properties -- which has ...
09/23/2014FRA Recommends All Aboard Florida Straighten Out Track Curves Along Treasure Coast

Sept. 23--All Aboard Florida's Environmental Impact Statement recommends the company straighten curves at 12 Treasure Coast track locations for the proposed high speed passenger trains to operate at optimum speeds. The proposed high-speed passenger rail can travel at speeds of 76.96 mph in Martin County, increasing to 93.38 mph in St. Lucie County before topping out at 103.34 mph in Indian ...
09/22/2014Miami Is Betting Big That Expansion of Panama Canal Will Bring in Megaships

Sept. 22--After a work stoppage earlier this year, the Panama Canal expansion is back on an around-the-clock schedule. Twelve of the 16 gates required to build new 11-story locks have arrived from Italy and much of the concrete for the massive walls has been poured. "We are full-speed ahead right now -- finally," said Ilya Espino de Marotta, executive vice president for engineering and ...
09/22/2014Former South Florida Mayor Took Illegal Gig as Consultant for Construction Project

Sept. 22--Jurors will soon decide the fate of the former Homestead mayor accused of landing a secret and illegal gig as a consultant for a company needing government approval for a construction project. Lawyers on Monday morning presented their closing arguments in the case of Steven Bateman, who is facing two felony counts of illegal compensation for taking a job with Community Health of ...
09/22/2014Workers Who Built Original Plant Vogtle Reactors Return for Expansion Project

Sept. 22--It's deja vu for a seasoned group of workers at Plant Vogtle. Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and '80s. Now, they are witnesses as the next two reactors take shape at the commercial nuclear site near Waynesboro, Ga. Some things never change at Plant Vogtle, ...
09/20/2014Building Boom Powers South Florida Employment Gains

Sept. 20--The construction boom and a healthy hospital sector helped propel employment numbers higher in South Florida. In the South Florida metropolitan area, the construction and hospitals sectors showed impressive job gains in August of 7.1 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively, over a year ago, according to Department of Labor statistics released Friday. This helped lift the total number ...
09/19/2014Report: Noise, Vibration From All Aboard Florida Would Have 'Adverse Impacts'

Sept. 19--All Aboard Florida's Environmental Impact Statement confirms some residents' fears about increasing noise and vibration. According to the report, the passenger rail service's 32 daily trains would result in long-term "adverse impacts to residents and properties," primarily along the Treasure Coast. However, All Aboard Florida is committed to mitigating the negative effects of ...
09/19/2014Feds Deny Grant for Rail Crossing Improvements in Palm Beach, Broward

Sept. 19--Transportation planners in Palm Beach and Broward counties have lost their bid for a $20 million federal grant to help pay for safety improvements at railroad crossings, but the denial will not affect All Aboard Florida's plan to create a continuous quiet zone for its planned express passenger train service, local officials said Thursday. Transportation officials in the two counties ...
09/19/2014Feds Award $55.3M in Loan Guarantees for 22 Solar Projects in N.C.

Sept. 19--RALEIGH -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's list of North Carolina solar power projects to be backed by federal loan guarantees ranges from easy-to-miss small rooftop panels to huge industrial solar farms visible from a distance. A total of 22 solar projects in the state will be backed by $55.3 million in federal loan guarantees, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced ...
09/18/2014Charlotte Int'l Airport Moves Forward With Plans for New Concourse

Sept. 18--Charlotte Douglas International Airport is preparing for construction of its new concourse with an environmental review, according to request for qualifications released Thursday. The new concourse will be located just north of Concourse A, where rental cars are parked now. Those cars will be moving to the $120 million new hourly parking deck in front of the terminal, which is slated ...
09/18/2014Costs Increase by Nearly $1B for Salt Waste Facility at Savannah River Site

Sept. 18--The construction costs of a critical facility for liquid waste cleanup efforts at Savannah River Site has risen nearly $1 billion, according to an official at the South Carolina site. Latest projections from the U.S. Energy Department estimate the Salt Waste Processing Facility will cost $2.3 billion to build and start up -- an increase of $982.5 million from the project cost set in ...
09/18/2014Fort Lauderdale Airport's New $719M, 8,000-ft Runway Ready for Take Off

Sept. 18--After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is opening its south runway Thursday, a move that Broward County officials expect will alleviate flight delays and bring more tourists to the area. The $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is the first phase of an expansion project aiming to ease crowds and update terminals for ...
09/17/2014Developer Plans $150M, 41-Story Condo-Hotel for Downtown St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sept. 17--ST. PETERSBURG -- A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city's downtown. The Kolter Group is planning a 13-story hotel and 41-story condo tower on the Tropicana block on Central Avenue, a $120 million construction project that will transform the eastern end of Central Avenue and suggests that the downtown ...
09/17/2014Developer Plans 23-Story Apartment Tower for Downtown Tampa

Sept. 17--TAMPA -- Downtown Tampa may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant "Grant" block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment. "We've kept our eye on the Tampa market for a while, and we feel Tampa is coming out of the recession extremely well," said Conor ...
09/17/2014Jupiter, Fla., Fines Entertainment District's Developer $200K for Missing Opening Deadline

Sept. 17--A fine of at least $200,000 has been levied against the developer of Harbourside Place for not opening by the April 30 deadline. The council could have imposed a maximum fine of up to $450,000. "Going for that full amount would be going overboard. We want this project open," said Mayor Karen Golonka. The developer, Nick Mastroianni II, can either pay the town a lump sum of $200,000 ...
09/17/2014Electric Battery Maker Taking Over Old Philip Morris Plant in N.C.

Sept. 17--The former Philip Morris plant site in Concord will apparently become home to an electric battery manufacturing operation, according to help wanted ads placed online by the firm. A company called Victory Industrial Park LLC, initially identified only as a clean-energy firm, bought the 2,100-acre campus in April for $68.5 million. The company declined at the time to say exactly what ...
09/17/2014Pharmaceutical Firm Announces $100M Plant Expansion in Columbia, S.C.

Sept. 17--COLUMBIA -- Pharmaceutical products manufacturer The Ritedose Corp. announced Wednesday it plans to expand its Columbia facility and add 65 jobs over five years. The $100 million expansion could add more than 80,000 square feet of space to the company's existing 120,000-square-foot manufacturing and packaging facility, the company said in a press release. The expansion is contingent ...
09/17/2014Miami Beach Prepares Stormwater Infrastructure for Extreme High Tides

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday. Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging infrastructure, flooding some Miami Beach streets with more ...
09/16/2014West Palm Beach OKs All Aboard's Request to Close Rail Crossings

Sept. 16--West Palm Beach commissioners on Monday gave All Aboard Florida their blessing to close two downtown rail crossings so that the private venture can build a new station for its express passenger train service planned between Miami and Orlando. With little discussion, the commission unanimously approved All Aboard's request to close the Florida East Coast Railroad crossings at Evernia ...

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