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07/05/2015Email Points to Broader Probe of Miami Affordable Housing Developers

July 05--A revealing email spotlighted in a recent federal criminal complaint charging a Miami developer with stealing government money for affordable housing makes a strong case that prosecutors are aiming at bigger targets. The May 2009 email shows how the alleged plot was hatched between two of the most prominent development companies in the business. At first, the email shows Miami ...
07/05/2015Roger B. Kennedy to Build Luxury Apartments Near Orlando Ritz-Carlton

July 05--Work has started on luxury apartments at Grande Lakes Boulevard near the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Altamonte Springs-based construction manager Roger B. Kennedy Inc. started work on the 240-unit apartment project, which will be at 9938 Grande Lakes. The $21.8 million construction contract for the Murano Grande Lakes apartments was awarded through Courtelis Company affiliate JY-TV ...
07/05/2015Redevelopment Wave to Hit Coral Gables

July 05--Until now, Coral Gables -- unflashy, uncool, a Mediterranean-themed bastion of affluent suburban stolidity -- seemed a bulwark against the wave of redevelopment that's swept through neighboring Miami and Miami Beach, turning derelict areas from South Beach to Brickell and Midtown into dense urban enclaves a-glitter with the young and hip. Not that anyone in the City Beautiful was ...
07/05/2015Rays Could Take Cue from Planned Ballpark District Near Atlanta

July 05--TAMPA -- It's still up in the air as to whether a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark will land in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County. More certain is that any new stadium will be one part of a much larger and more complex real estate deal. With the era of standalone, isolated stadiums largely over, sports team owners increasingly are taking on the role of developer and using their ...
07/05/2015Two Luxury Apartments Projects Starting in Downtown Columbia, S.C.

July 05--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Work is beginning on two apartment projects that will ramp up luxury living in downtown Columbia and expand Main Street's revitalization down Lady and Hampton streets. Memphis-based Heritage Land & Development has embarked on a $19 million project to the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Building at 1401 Hampton St. -- known for the "Tunnelvision" mural on its north side -- ...
07/04/2015Power Utilities Consider Drones For Inspecting Equipment, Scanning for Outages

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers. That's just for starters. Researchers and industry executives predict the ...
07/02/2015Univ. of S.C., Tower Developer Working on Compromise

July 02--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina and the Memphis-based student housing development company are working on a compromise over the firm's proposed 15-story tower near campus and have postponed an upcoming city review commission meeting. "Representatives of the two groups will discuss options regarding the proposed Icon on Main collegiate housing community with the goal ...
07/02/2015A Look Inside All Aboard Florida's MiamiCentral Project

July 02--MIAMI -- If there were any doubts about whether All Aboard Florida would be able to pull off its planned rail line linking southeast Florida to Orlando, the sheer size of the company's station planned in the heart of downtown Miami might be enough to dispel them. Construction fencing spanning six city blocks now hides much of the work going on at the site, located within walking ...
07/02/2015FAA OKs 700-ft Skyscraper Roller-Coaster Project in Orlando

July 02--The Federal Aviation Authority determined the proposed 700-foot Skyscraper roller-coaster structure, which includes a restaurant and observation deck, poses no hazard to air traffic. The decision will become final Monday because no one filed a petition against the federal agency's aeronautical study, said Kathleen Bergen, FAA spokeswoman. "The study disclosed that the described ...
07/01/2015N.C. Gov. Urges Lawmakers to Act on Bond Plan to Fund Roads and Infrastructure

July 01--RALEIGH -- Gov. Pat McCrory was joined by hundreds of county and city officials Tuesday as he pressed his case for a $2.85 billion bond proposal to fund road and infrastructure projects, but the General Assembly is not completely on board with the governor's plan. With low interest rates and imminent highway and building needs, McCrory said the time to act is now. He wants to see a ...
07/01/2015Univ. of S.C. Alumni Group Dislikes Developer's Plans for 15-Story Student Housing Tower

July 01--A shadow war has erupted between the University of South Carolina and a national student housing developer from Memphis. The USC Alumni Association has launched a petition drive and social media campaign claiming that a proposed 15-story private student tower on south Main Street would cast "a nasty shadow" on the Horseshoe and "on many of our most historic sites." An image on the ...
06/30/2015Siemens to Build, Maintain Trains for All Aboard Florida

June 30--Siemens not only is building the trains to be used by a planned system linking Orlando with South Florida, but the company also will maintain them, All Aboard Florida officials announced this afternoon. The $2.5 billion train operation intends to cater to tourists and business people traveling between Orlando International and West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The trains ...
06/30/2015Babcock & Wilcox to Split Into Two Companies

June 30--Charlotte energy company Babcock & Wilcox is expected to split into two publicly traded companies Tuesday. The company will spin off its power-generation and pollution-control equipment business into a separate entity called Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., which will operate as Babcock & Wilcox, the company has said. It will remain in Charlotte. The remaining business, the ...
06/29/2015Baha Mar, the Huge Bahamian Resort, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

June 29--Troubled by construction delays, the developer of Baha Mar -- the Bahamian luxury resort being built with the help of Chinese financing and labor -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware. The $3.6 billion resort, which was supposed to revitalize Nassau's Cable Beach area, was initially scheduled to open in December 2014. Since then, the opening has been pushed ...
06/29/2015Developer of $3.5B Bahamas Megaresort Files for Bankruptcy

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The developer of a roughly $3.5 billion hotel-and-casino megaresort project under construction in the Bahamas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Baha Mar Ltd. announced Monday that the U.S. filings were being done "voluntarily" to hopefully complete construction and finally open the sprawling megaresort touted as the most expensive project ever undertaken ...
06/28/2015FDOT Matching Grant Expected to Help Port Tampa Bay Expansion Project

June 28--TAMPA -- While Port Tampa Bay enjoys the largest land mass of any port in the state, it lacks the deep-water access needed for future business growth, its managers say. A project now in the works off the 22nd Street Causeway will help remedy that by deepening an industrial finger of Tampa Bay and creating new acreage with fill dirt to serve as an offloading site for big ships. It will ...
06/27/2015Building Permits Filed for Pasco County, Fla., Outlet Mall

June 27--LUTZ -- Simon Property Group officials aren't saying what stores and eateries will be at the future Premium Outlets in Pasco County, but contractors have filed building permits for most of the 110 available retail locations at the mall. The largest, so far, is anchor tenant Saks Fifth Avenue's "Off 5th" discount store, which comes in at more than 27,000 square feet. The Gap outlet ...
06/27/2015FPL: Two New Nuclear Reactors at Turkey Point Could Cost $20 Billion

June 27--While it might be difficult to grasp just how much $20 billion is, it's enough to buy 57 million Apple watches. It's also Florida Power & Light Co.'s new upper-end estimate of the cost of two new proposed nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point plant south of Miami. The new projected range of $13.7 billion to $20 billion, up 8.7 percent from $12.62 billion to $18.42 billion in 2014, was ...
06/27/2015Port Everglades Expansion Wins Federal Approval

June 27--A plan to deepen and widen Port Everglades won a key federal approval Friday, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade. The Army Corps of Engineers approved the plan to deepen the port's main channels from 42 to 48 feet, as well as deepen and widen ...
06/26/2015Could a New Stadium Lure Major League Soccer to Charlotte?

June 26--The city of Charlotte is considering using tourism money to help demolish and rebuild American Legion Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth to become a home for a Major League Soccer franchise. A group of local investors that bought a Charlotte minor-league soccer team last year have said they would like to land a Major League Soccer tea in Charlotte. Jim McPhilliamy, president and managing ...
06/26/2015All Aboard Florida Station Rising in Fort Lauderdale

June 26--FORT LAUDERDALE There's a new norm along the railroad tracks north of Broward Boulevard: the sight of work crews in hard hats and the sound of bulldozers. The foundation is taking shape for All Aboard Florida's new 60,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale passenger rail station. About 30 workers are on the site daily, with 100 expected in the coming months as work ramps up. More than 80 ...
06/26/2015Tri-Rail Closer to Using All Aboard's Miami Station

June 26--Tri-Rail is closer to having the $70 million necessary to run its commuter trains out of All Aboard Florida's new downtown Miami station. About half the amount has been committed by the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County, with the rest coming from the state and two taxing districts in downtown Miami. Still, the expected funding agreements haven't been formally approved yet. "We've ...
06/26/2015Zoning Uncertainty Leaves $250M Miami Innovation Tower Project in Limbo

June 26--A city of Miami law allowing controversial billboard towers near Overtown is on the verge of being repealed, potentially throwing a developer's planned $250 million project --and possibly an entire 10-acre technology district -- into limbo. Miami commissioners on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would strike a section of the Miami 21 zoning code that allows for ...
06/25/2015Feds Charge Three in Miami Housing Kickback Scheme

June 25--Two prominent Miami affordable-housing developers knowingly inflated the cost of construction projects in a complicated scheme that netted $7.2 million in kickbacks generated from grants and other government-generated funds, authorities said on Thursday. Federal prosecutors charged Gonzalo DeRamon, co-founder of the Biscayne Housing Group, with a handful of white collar crimes. ...
06/25/2015More Uncertainty for Miami Innovation Tower Project

June 25--A city of Miami law allowing controversial billboard towers near Overtown is on the verge of being repealed, potentially throwing a developer's planned $250 million project --and possibly an entire 10-acre technology district -- into limbo. Miami commissioners on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would strike a section of the Miami 21 zoning code that allows for ...

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