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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 ...
06/25/2015Congressmen Dispute DOE Secretary's Cost Projections for MOX Program

June 25--Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said its his job to look at the lifecycle cost of major projects. But South Carolina congressmen still believe the Savannah River Site's MOX project and the entire plutonium disposition program are being singled out. Moniz said last week that if the plutonium program is to be properly funded, the program would cost upward of $1 billion a year, making the ...
06/25/2015Fla. Gov.'s Veto Slashes Funding for Flood-Control Projects in Miami Beach

June 25--Gov. Rick Scott's veto pen slashed funding for some Miami Beach priorities that include money for storm water pumps, an accessible beach and the Holocaust Memorial. While cutting a record $461 million from the state's $78.7 billion budget, Scott axed $750,000 budgeted for the Beach's storm water drainage plan to safeguard the city from sea-level rise. According to Scott's veto ...
06/25/2015Developers of 15-Story Student Tower Reject University of SC's Suggested Changes

June 25--It was a standoff Wednesday between the University of South Carolina and developers of a planned student apartment building near the State House and the Horseshoe. Despite USC's suggestion at the first meeting of a city design review commission, Tennessee-based developers EdR did not back away from their 15-story design during a follow-up meeting with city planners and a university ...
06/24/2015FAA OKs Height for 80-story Tower Near Miami International Airport

June 24--A soaring 80-story skyscraper on Brickell Avenue won't endanger airplanes flying to and from Miami International Airport if it is built, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. "It is determined that the proposed structure ... would not be a hazard to air navigation," the FAA wrote in a report issued to developer Swire Properties and obtained by the Miami Herald. Swire had ...
06/24/2015DOE Finalizes $1.8B Loan Guarantee With Vogtle Project's Utility Co-Owner

June 24--Five years after the U.S. Department of Energy first offered loan guarantees to three utility partners building new reactors at Plant Vogtle, the last agreement was finalized Wednesday with the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. Federal loan guarantees totaling $1.8 billion were approved for three subsidiaries of MEAG, according to an Energy Department news release. In February ...
06/23/2015Construction at All Aboard West Palm Beach Station Marks a Milestone

June 23--WEST PALM BEACH -- Construction crews on Tuesday began drilling the pilings that will serve as the foundation for All Aboard Florida's $29 million station in downtown West Palm Beach -- marking a milestone for the express passenger rail service. A large crane has been set up at the station site, which is located just north of CityPlace between Datura and Evernia streets. Crews began ...
06/23/2015Google Starts Construction on Charlotte's Fiber Network

June 23--Google said Tuesday it has begun construction in Charlotte for Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet and television service it plans to deploy. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company plans to lay approximately 3,200 miles of cable in Charlotte -- about the distance to Iceland. The cable will encircle the city and then be dispatched to different parts of the city from 19 different ...
06/22/2015Alonzo Mourning, Developers Break Ground on Affordable-Housing Project

June 22--Alonzo Mourning knew that developing an affordable housing project in Overtown wouldn't be a slam dunk. But the Miami Heat legend didn't think it would take seven years to pull together the financing, permits and political will to get the $22.8 million project started. "It's been a long and tedious process, but it's time well-spent," Mourning said at a groundbreaking ceremony on ...
06/18/2015Miami Worldcenter to Add Mixed-Use Tower by Newgard Development

June 18--The team behind Miami Worldcenter announced Thursday that Newgard Development Group plans to build a mixed-use tower on the 27-acre site in downtown's Park West district. Plans for the new tower aren't clear yet, although it will likely include rental apartments. Newgard, run by developer Harvey Hernandez, is also building several luxury condo projects in Miami-Dade and Broward ...
06/18/2015Planners, Univ. of S.C. Wants Changes From Student-Housing Developer

June 18--Tennessee-based developers of a proposed 15-story, $60 million downtown student housing tower agreed Wednesday to meet again next week with city planners skittish over its size, and the university raised the prospect of offering an alternate site. The University of South Carolina will offer EdR "alternatives," USC spokesman Wes Hickman said, including changes in the design, scope and ...
06/17/2015Developer of Innovation Tower Pushing Forward With New Miami Proposal

June 17--The developer planning a 633-foot observation tower equipped with electronic murals is moving his plans forward even as the mayor of Miami talks of slowing him down. Michael Simkins' Innovate Development Group applied this week to Miami's building department for a permit to erect five large electronic signs embedded within the skin of the tower's twisting facade and mounted along its ...
06/17/2015Tax Confusion Creates 'Serious Financial Headache' for S. Fla. Condo Developers

June 17--Call it the law of unintended consequences. South Florida condo developers thought they had struck gold when they realized they could finance their luxury towers with hefty, all-cash deposits from buyers. No more worries about an economic downturn scattering investors to the wind. No more begging banks on bended knee for a loan to get a project off the ground. But the new deposit ...
06/17/2015Charlotte's SouthPark Mall to Undergo Significant Renovation

June 17--SouthPark mall will begin a significant renovation project this month that will upgrade features in the mall's interior and exterior. Construction is slated to be completed before the holiday season. The total price tag of the project was not immediately available. In a statement Wednesday, SouthPark said additional details about the renovation will be announced in the "near future," ...
06/17/2015Columbia, S.C., May Build $12M Sports Complex

June 17--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Columbia City Council is talking about some high-dollar building projects, including $12 million for a sports complex and $8.5 million in improvements at two public housing complexes. The projects are not yet funded but could be, at least partially, if a surplus of money becomes available at the end of the budget year on June 30. The biggest winner could be the ...
06/17/2015DOE Sec. Moniz Calls for $1B Annually for Savannah River Site's MOX Program

June 17--U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Tuesday it will take more than $1 billion a year to complete Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility and fund other related processes required for that method of plutonium disposal. "When it comes to the total funding, not just for the fabrication plant but for all the other activities, for the (plutonium) pit disassembly and ...
06/17/2015UCF's Plans for Downtown Orlando Campus OK Despite Less Funding

June 17--UCF's plan for a downtown campus is still on track even though legislators earmarked just a quarter of the money the school had sought for the project this year, officials said Tuesday. State leaders late Monday appropriated $15 million of the nearly $60 million requested to build the first phase of a $200 million downtown campus for the University of Central Florida where the old ...

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