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10/30/2014Batson-Cook Tops Out Tampa SkyHouse Tower

Oct. 30--TAMPA -- Construction project manager Carl Giovenco carefully walks atop a freshly laid concrete pad that forms the top, 23rd floor of the SkyHouse tower as welders and steelworkers form a frenzy of buzzing and pounding all around -- seemingly immune to the knee-wobbling heights. Looking into what will be an immense swimming pool on this rooftop deck, Giovenco muses aloud, "This ...
10/30/2014Related Group Partnership Unveils Condo Towers at Fort Lauderdale Beach Site

Oct. 30--The beach made famous by the raucous Spring Break escapades of a bygone era is continuing its upscale makeover. On Fort Lauderdale Beach, Ireland's Inn at 2220 N. Atlantic Blvd., is set to be razed and redeveloped into an elegant 171-unit condominium project called Auberge Beach Residences & Spa. Miami-based The Related Group and Fortune International Group in a partnership with The ...
10/30/2014For Orlando, Citrus Bowl Redo is a Jobs Program

Oct. 30--Before he was hired to help rebuild Orlando's Citrus Bowl stadium, Anthony Ross was sleeping in a shelter at the Salvation Army. He picked up day-labor jobs when he could, but didn't have a steady paycheck. On Wednesday, Ross was among hundreds of workers treated to a congratulatory lunch in the south end zone of the stadium, which is just a few weeks away from hosting its first game ...
10/29/2014Corps OKs Wetlands Permit for $320M Gold Mine Project in S.C.

Oct. 29--A Canadian company with plans for the largest gold mine ever established in South Carolina could begin work at the site by January if it receives final environmental permits from state regulators. Romarco Minerals Inc., of Toronto, received a long-awaited wetlands permit Tuesday for the $320 million project in Lancaster County after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the plan met ...
10/28/2014Lake County, Fla., OKs Controversial 133-Acre Peat Mine

Oct. 28--Despite concerns from homeowners about environmental impacts, Lake County commissioners voted in favor Tuesday of a peat mine in a rural residential area near the protected Wekiva River area east of Eustis. The 133-acre Pine Meadows peat mine has drawn opposition from nearby residents since it was first proposed in 2012. Reliable Peat Co. in Okahumpka originally requested a 231-acre ...
10/28/2014Developer Plans Apartments for Last Piece of Former Orlando Naval Base Property

Oct. 28--The last vestige of Orlando's old Navy base, east of downtown Orlando, sold this week to partnership of investors who plan to build apartments there. The 19.3-acre site, which is behind the Target store on East Colonial Drive and had once been the site for the Navy base dry cleaners, sold for more than $7.5 million this week to an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate LLC and an equity ...
10/28/2014Construction Starts on School for Homeless Children in Tampa

Oct. 28--TAMPA -- The challenges of teaching homeless children at Metropolitan Ministries are unlike educational obstacles anywhere else in Hillsborough County. Their families tend to move a lot, with the children often dropping in and out of school. Many of the students aren't at grade level in their new school. The Hillsborough County Schoool District and Metropolitan Ministries are unfazed. ...
10/28/2014Construction of 19-Story Charlotte Office Tower to Start in June

Oct. 28--Portman Holdings plans to break ground on its planned new office tower at South College and Stonewall streets in June, the real estate company said Tuesday. The 19-story building, to be called 615 South College, will be adjacent to the Westin Charlotte Hotel, which Portman also owns. The office building, first announced in May 2013, is set to be completed in the fourth quarter of ...
10/28/2014All Aboard Florida Ready to Begin Building Fort Lauderdale Station

Oct. 28--It's full steam ahead for All Aboard Florida's downtown Fort Lauderdale station. Officials are set to begin demolition of existing buildings on the site Wednesday morning, marking the start of construction. The station will be located on nearly 5 acres adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway at Northwest Second Street, north of Broward Boulevard. The station will be sleek, focused ...
10/28/2014New Leadership Named for MOX Project

Oct. 28--The vice president of the mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility project at Savannah River Site has been promoted. David Del Vecchio, formerly vice president of project management of CB&I Areva MOX Services, is replacing Kelly Trice, according to a news release. Trice remains president of CB&I Project Services Group and has been named senior vice-president of CB&I's power division. ...
10/27/2014Orlando Housing Recovery Shows Signs of Weakness

Oct. 27--Orlando's housing market ranked fifth for year-over-year improvement among top U.S. metro areas but the shorter-term picture for the region showed softening, according to a new report by Freddie Mac. Metropolitan Orlando's one-year picture for single-family homes was boosted in August by a combination of four factors: mortgage applications, homebuyers' income, past-due mortgages, and ...
10/26/2014Charleston-are Chamber Pushes 30-Mile Outer Loop, but Enviros Oppose

Oct. 26--Plans for a four-lane connector from West Ashley to Interstate 26 north of Summerville are gaining traction as supporters secure land needed for the project. However, environmentalists are concerned that the road would harm the Ashley River Plantation District, and no one is even sure how much the project would cost. Commitments have been obtained for donation of about one-third of ...
10/24/2014Completion of North Carolina's I-485 Outer Loop Project Delayed Until Spring

Oct. 24--Completion of the final 5.7-mile stretch of the Charlotte Outer Loop will be delayed until spring, state highway officials announced Friday. The state and contractor Blythe Construction hoped to complete the final leg in northeast Mecklenburg County by the end of December. But that timetable couldn't overcome permitting delays, DOT spokeswoman Jen Thompson said. "Initially, when we ...
10/24/2014Building a School in Downtown Miami a Tough Proposition

Oct. 24--The push to build a school in downtown -- led by powerful business interests and a school board member who happens to be the daughter of the mayor of Miami -- might have hit a roadblock. Yes, the population in downtown has doubled in the past decade, and the trend is expected to continue as construction cranes once again fill Miami's skyline. But the number of families moving into the ...
10/24/2014UHealth Receives $50M Naming Gift for Medical 'Facility of the Future'

Oct. 24--UHealth, the University of Miami Health System, unveiled a new name for its planned outpatient medical center in Coral Gables, thanks to a $50 million donation from a familiar source: Lennar, the mega-homebuilder based in South Miami-Dade and led by Stuart Miller, chairman of the UM board of trustees and scion of a South Florida family that has given generously to the university in ...
10/23/2014S.C. High Court: SCE&G Can Raise Rates to Pay for V.C. Summer Nuke Plant Construction

Oct. 23--COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The S.C. Supreme Court endorsed SCE&G's rights under state law Wednesday to raise customers' utility rates in order to pay for ongoing construction cost increases for two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. The ruling came as the result of an appeal to the court filed by a coalition of conservationists in April who said the S.C. Public ...
10/23/2014Plant Vogtle Expansion Marks Another Milestone With Placement of Module

Oct. 23--One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3. On Monday, a heavy lift derrick, known as the world's largest crane, moved the CA05 module into the Unit 3 nuclear island, according to a Georgia Power news release. The module is comprised of reinforced steel plates that will be ...
10/22/2014All Aboard Florida Cleared to Move Forward With $1.75B Funding Plan

Oct. 22--All Aboard Florida is clear to pursue $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to pay for its Miami to Orlando passenger rail project following two county commission votes Tuesday -- one a slam dunk, a second that took more than two hours and attracted speakers from Miami to Cocoa. The Miami-Dade and Brevard county commissions both agreed to increase caps on the amount of private activity ...
10/21/2014Under Pressure, Miami-Dade Commissioner Pulls Courthouse Plan

Oct. 21--A Miami-Dade County commissioner on Tuesday pulled his plan to increase fees on convicts to fund courthouse construction, agreeing to delay consideration until after voters decide whether to raise taxes to build a new courthouse. Commissioner Javier Souto was under pressure from the pro-tax campaign to withdraw his proposed legislation, since it tracked opponents' argument that ...
10/17/2014SkyRise Tower Gets Early OK for $9M from Miami-Dade County

Oct. 17--Miami-Dade County commissioners on Thursday endorsed using property taxes to fund about $30 million in development subsidies for a series of for-profit projects, including $9 million for the planned SkyRise Miami observation tower on the city waterfront. With heated words for Mayor Carlos Gimenez, members of the commission's economic-development committee rejected Gimenez's ...
10/16/2014Miami-Dade Mayor Scraps Grant Plan in Favor of Money for SkyRise, Miami Wilds Projects

Oct. 16--Miami-Dade residents could pay more property taxes to help build the new SkyRise Miami observation tower on Biscayne Bay and a 20th Century Fox theme park at Zoo Miami under a new proposal by Mayor Carlos Gimenez that marks a sharp change in course on economic-development grants. The mayor revealed his bid to subsidize the high-profile, for-profit projects Wednesday afternoon while ...
10/16/2014Ga. Road Construction Will Increase as More Transportation Tax Projects Begin

Oct. 16--Augusta's lengthy list of roads under construction will get longer when bids are received and reviewed in the next two months for an additional eight projects funded by the 1 percent transportation tax. Augusta Traffic Engineer Steve Cassell said roadwork across the city will increase in the final months of the year and throughout next year. Following a timeline for the voter-approved ...
10/15/2014Orlando Developer Plans Baldwin Park Apartments

Oct. 15--Orlando-based ZOM Development Inc. has purchased about 30 lakefront acres in the heart of Baldwin Park and plans to start work next month on one of the region's largest apartment projects. Construction is slated to start in November on what will eventually be two four-story complexes to be called Baldwin Harbor, with one on each side of Baldwin Park's main street. Combined, the ...
10/12/2014Arquitectonica Design for Proposed Miami Museum Draws Mixed Reactions

Oct. 12--A celebrated, wealthy investment manager wants to erect a strikingly unconventional building -- shaped like an anvil, raised on a platform and encased in translucent concrete -- on Biscayne Boulevard to house his offices and a pair of monumental works by two art-world legends. The proposed building, designed by Miami's Arquitectonica, would be the latest -- and surely the splashiest ...
10/11/2014Batson-Cook Set to Break Ground on Senior-Living Community in Augusta, Ga.

Oct. 11--A new senior-living facility will break ground next week near Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Atlanta-based Principal Senior Living Group announced Friday that it is developing a 42,000-square-foot community at 1164 Interstate Parkway that will house senior-living apartments and a separate section for patients with Alzheimer's and other memory-loss illnesses. Construction of the center, ...

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