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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 ...
04/17/2015Nuclear Agency Reports Quality MOX Performance

April 17--NEW ELLENTON -- Funding and alternatives to the Savannah River Site's MOX facility are always in question. But performance at the facility remains in good standing, according to a federal regulatory agency. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, hosted a meeting Thursday at the Applied Research Center near the site. NRC official William Gloerson briefed the public on the ...
04/16/2015First Part of MOX Alternatives Study Yet to Surface

April 16--The first of two studies of alternatives for the Savannah River Site's MOX program was slated for a Wednesday release. Now, "mums" the word on when the Department of Energy will release the highly-anticipated study, although many expect it to surface in the coming days. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility under construction at SRS is about 65 percent complete. The project is ...
04/15/2015Student-Housing Developer Plans 15-Story Tower for Columbia, S.C.

April 15--COLUMBIA -- A Tennessee-based college-housing developer wants to build a residential tower -- about 15 stories high -- not far from the University of South Carolina's Horseshoe. Memphis-based EdR has plans to build a single-tower housing complex with parking near the intersection of Main and College streets. A company representative said EdR has a contract to buy two properties at ...
04/15/2015FPL Pre-Qualifies Multiple Sites for Data Center Construction

April 15--LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park may soon be home to a data center, after Florida Power and Light released a list of three pre-qualified sites this week. All three sites are within FPL's 35-county service territory. The Lakewood Ranch site was approved for 100,000 square feet of "white space" in 56 acres of undeveloped land. "White space" refers to the actual space ...
04/15/2015Despite Rebid, Only One Firm Bids for $500M Miami Beach Convention Center Redo

April 15--Despite narrowing the scope of the project, the city of Miami Beach is faced again with a disappointing response to its request for bids for the long-awaited renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Once again, only a single firm -- Clark Construction Group -- has entered a bid to become the project's contractor. The bid follows a similar scenario earlier this year when only ...
04/15/2015Florida Pols Advance Bill Curbing Preference for Local Firms for State Projects

April 15--A bill that aims to end favoritism for local contractors who bid on state-funded construction jobs has advanced further in the Legislature this year than similar legislation in the past. Presently, Florida cities and counties may rank local contractors slightly higher in the bidding process than companies with no local presence. Under legislation proposed by Sen. Alan Hays, ...
04/14/2015Duke Energy Says Coal-Ash Guilty Plea May Cut Power to Military Bases

April 14--REPORTING FROM RALEIGH, N.C. -- If Duke Energy pleads guilty to federal criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, will the lights go out at Ft. Bragg, N.C.? The nation's largest electric utility raised that possibility in federal court Tuesday, suggesting that a federal law could prevent a guilty Duke Energy from supplying power to military bases and federal facilities in North ...
04/14/2015Miami Mega-Mall Project Wins State Approval for Land Deal

April 14--A land deal at the heart of an ambitious plan to bring the largest mall in America to northwest Miami-Dade County got the green light on Tuesday from Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members. In a unanimous vote in Tallahassee, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members endorsed selling 82 acres of state land to Miami-Dade for $12.3 million. The county will then sell it for the same amount to ...
04/14/2015West Palm Beach Moves to Encourage Downtown Office Construction

April 14--WEST PALM BEACH -- The City Commission approved a measure Monday to encourage construction of office towers downtown, to address a shortage of top-flight office space and avoid companies going elsewhere. The measure, approved unanimously, is an amendment to the city's zoning and development regulations that would create an incentive for construction of Class A offices and hotels in ...
04/13/2015Two Developers Vie for Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel Project

April 13--When the bidding deadline hit last Friday, two developers -- Portman Holdings and Oxford Capital Group -- had submitted proposals to construct the long-discussed new hotel at the Miami Beach Convention Center, city officials said. The city of Miami Beach plans to lease land behind the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater for the hotel, which is part of a wider renovation of ...
04/13/2015College Building in N.C. Needs $16M Overhaul to Address Safety Concerns

April 13--An architect says Johnston Community College's Tart Building needs $16.6 million in repairs and renovations. The Paul A. Johnson Auditorium has serious safety concerns, and the building needs a new roof and new internal systems, including heating and air, electrical, plumbing and fire protection, said Kristen Hess, president of HH Architecture of Raleigh. Because those needs are so ...
04/13/2015Officials: Savannah River Site Needs Additional $30M a Year for Upgrades, Maintenance

April 13--Savannah River Site officials reported in March that the site would need about $30 million a year in additional funding over the next several years to deal with aging infrastructure and maintenance needs. Local officials also reported that site infrastructure is approaching 60 years old -- with one third of SRS administrative facilities nearing the half-century mark. Site manager ...
04/12/2015Push to Build Miami Tri-Rail Station Driven by Desire as Much as Data

April 12--A desire to do something -- anything -- to improve Miami-Dade's limited mass-transit system and wean South Florida off its automobile addiction is fueling a quest to bring commuter trains downtown. Despite some dramatic proclamations of what that would mean for congested roadways, ridership projections show a minimal impact from connecting Tri-Rail trains from Hialeah to All Aboard ...
04/11/2015Judge OKs Tampa's Approval of 21-Story Apartment Project on Harbour Island

April 11--TAMPA -- A judge has ruled that the city did not break the law by approving an apartment tower on Harbour Island but also criticized the city for failing to give neighboring residents enough chance to weigh in on the project. The Manor at Harbour Island, a 21-story tower with 340 apartments, was initially approved by city planners without a public hearing because it did not require a ...
04/10/2015Will All Aboard Transform Florida as Other Rail Lines Have?

April 10--Railroads have shaped Florida ever since the first line harnessed mules to pull cartloads of cotton from Tallahassee to the Gulf of Mexico in the mid-1830s. They were the driving force that transformed the state from a hostile wildness into a thriving tourist destination. Today, All Aboard Florida hopes to continue the process by zipping passengers between Miami and Orlando at speeds ...
04/10/2015N.C. Governor Wants $2.8B Bond Referendum for State Infrastructure Upgrades

April 10--Gov. Pat McCrory's administration wants the legislature to schedule a special election this November to let voters decide on a pair of proposals to borrow up to $2.8 billion to build new roads and renovate or replace state government buildings. Transportation Secretary Tony Tata told the N.C. Chamber on Thursday that the bonds likely will be on a statewide referendum ballot Nov. 3. ...
04/10/2015Coal Ash Pollution at Duke Energy Plant in S.C. More Extensive Than Reported

April 10--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Evidence that a Duke Energy power plant site near Hartsville is more contaminated than previously suspected continues to grow as state regulators, environmentalists and company officials learn more about the property. Records show that a coal ash waste pond at the H.B. Robinson plant contains about six times as much ash as reported last year by Duke. About 4 million ...
04/10/2015In Battle for Buyers, Miami Developers Sell Starchitects and Over-the-Top Luxury

April 10--Real estate is war -- and for residential developers in Miami, luxury is the weapon of choice. Today's condo towers aren't just offering the high ceilings, rooftop pools and European appliances of building cycles past. Instead, their amenities are the stuff of whimsy, fantasy and incredible wealth: Cigar lounges, dog walkers and monumental sculptures by Jeff Koons. Glass between the ...
04/09/2015St. Pete Mayor Clarifies Role of Group Reviewing Pier Designs

April 09--ST. PETERSBURG -- Mayor Rick Kriseman waded into the pier controversy on Thursday, reminding city council members about the criteria of the selection process that began six months ago. "Not everyone will like the final decision, no matter what design it is," Kriseman said. "We also knew that a long time ago." Kriseman's appearance follows a contentious meeting March 20 where the ...
04/08/2015All Aboard Florida Project Opponents See Victory in Board Decision

April 08--The board charged with deciding whether All Aboard Florida will receive $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds rebuffed a recommendation Tuesday that could have smoothed a path to approval, saying it needs more information about the project and input from the public. The decision by the reconstituted Florida Development Finance Corp. board against ratifying a previous vote favorable to ...
04/08/2015Republicans Push to Expand Solar Power in N.C.

April 08--RALEIGH -- A Republican push to expand solar power in North Carolina may stand the best chance yet of ending a state ban that prevents independent energy developers from selling electricity directly to homeowners and businesses. The Energy Freedom Act would inject a free-market alternative into the state's strictly regulated utility market by letting independents compete for ...
04/08/2015Former S.C. Representative Pleads Guilty to Laundering Money for Paving Contractor

April 08--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former S.C. representative Thad Viers, a Myrtle Beach attorney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to money laundering in federal court. The case against the former Republican legislator from Socastee involved his legal representation of Marlon Weaver, owner of a Conway construction company contracted to do paving and asphalt work on I-95 in 2008. Weaver's company was declared ...
04/08/2015U.S. Tennis Association's $60M Orlando Campus to Anchor 11-Sq-Mile Sports District

April 08--As the U.S. Tennis Association breaks ground today on a $60 million facility in Lake Nona, developers from the Tavistock Group laid out plans for an 11-square-mile sports district there. The USTA National Campus will anchor 63 acres on the north portion of the Lake Nona Sports Innovation and Performance District. As envisioned, the district would eventually house sports-related ...
04/08/2015Former NBA Star, Developers Secure Funding for $22.8M Affordable Housing Project in Miami

April 08--Former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and a team of developers have secured financing for a $22.8 million affordable housing project in Overtown. Mourning's company AM Affordable Housing and his partner Coconut Grove-based Housing Trust Group plan to build 84 units of affordable housing at 1700 NW 4th Avenue. The units will be available for those who make 60 percent or less of the ...

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