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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, ...
10/11/2014Georgia, South Carolina Accept Greater Burden for Port Improvements

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As Georgia and South Carolina reached milestones this week in their efforts to deepen waterways so that giant cargo ships can reach their busy seaports, officials in both states showed they're willing to shoulder more of the financial burden for federal construction projects costing more than a half-billion dollars apiece. A draft study on plans to make room for bigger ...
10/10/2014Miami Commission OKs Downtown Expo Center, Hotel

Oct. 10--The Miami City Commission unanimously approved plans for a downtown convention center and 1,800-room hotel Thursday on the site of the old Miami Arena. The commission's approval of MDM Development's $600 million Marriott Marquis Miami World Center clears an important hurdle for the developer, which can now pursue permits and tax rebates, and push to break ground before the end of the ...
10/10/2014Miami Dade College's Collapsed Garage Won't Be Fixed Soon

Oct. 10--The parking garage that collapsed at Miami Dade College's Doral campus two years ago today won't be rebuilt and running for at least another 18 months to two years. That doesn't sit well with the school's 6,000 commuter students, who've been forced to park up to a mile away in the grass along busy 117th Avenue or take a shuttle from Miami International Mall -- three miles away. "It's ...
10/10/2014Related Group Buys Biscayne Blvd. Site in Miami, Plans Three Towers

Oct. 10--Miami-based Related Group, expanding its ambitious development portfolio in Miami, closed on the purchase of 1400 Biscayne Boulevard for $57.3million. Related plans to develop a mixed-use project with three towers, spanning nearly 2million square feet of "luxury residential and prime retail" space on the 2.8-acre site that sits in front of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ...
10/08/2014Architectural Association Advises on How to Rebuild Devastated Haiti

The London-based Architectural Association is setting up workshops for design students in Haiti in January – looking to give young people the expertise necessary to rebuild a country devastated by an earthquake in 2010. An estimated 316,000 lives were lost in the disaster which saw almost half the country's building stock destroyed. Also, a high level of deforestation – just 2% of the number ...
10/08/2014Miami-Dade Commissioners Endorse Black History Museum Project

Oct. 08--Miami-Dade commissioners approved pursuing a new black history museum on Tuesday, but not before floating the idea of combining it with a proposed Cuban exile museum. The idea was backed by the two most powerful people on the dais: Rebeca Sosa, the Cuban-born chairwoman of the commission, and Carlos Gimenez, the Cuban-born mayor of the county. It drew opposition from backers of each ...
10/07/2014NC DOT Won't Discuss Removing Contractor Convicted of Fraud From $700M Contract

Oct. 07--Five weeks after the head of Monroe-based Boggs Paving pleaded guilty to defrauding the state and federal government, a top N.C. Department of Transportation official is declining to say whether it will seek to remove the company from a team hired to build the $700 million Monroe Bypass/Connector. Ned Curran, chair of the DOT board, wouldn't comment Monday on whether the state will ...
10/07/2014All Aboard Florida Outlines Ambitious Plans for MiamiCentral Train Station

Oct. 07--It might be the biggest thing to happen in downtown Miami since Henry Flagler brought his railroad south and created downtown Miami. And it's happening sooner than you might think, on the same long-vacant acreage where Flagler built his little Miami train depot more than a century ago. No longer just a concept, All Aboard Florida, the new privately financed passenger-rail service to ...
10/07/2014Proponents of New Miami-Dade Courthouse Press Case

Oct. 07--To raise oodles of cash in a few short weeks for a political campaign, tap the thick checkbooks of Miami-Dade County's legal community. That's what the attorneys pushing for a new civil courthouse did over the past month. They brought in nearly $800,000 over 27 days for their political action committee, Building Blocks for Justice. The PAC, which is supporting a $393 million bond ...
10/07/2014'King Tide' Will be First Test for Miami Beach's New Pumps

Oct. 07--The tides are rising this week in South Beach, and everyone's watching to see whether newly installed pumps will control the flooding. During this week's king tide, city officials hope to avoid the familiar scenes of people wading in ankle-deep waters and cars splashing down Alton Road and West Avenue. Officials are banking on their $15 million investment in stormwater pumps to ...
10/07/20141952 Miami Building Designed by Morris Lapidus to Become Office Condos

Oct. 07--A 1952-vintage office building in downtown Miami designed by revered modernist architect Morris Lapidus is going office condo. One Flagler, a 15-story building at 14 NE First Ave., is well along in some $10million in upgrades, mostly to the interior of the structure previously known as the Ainsley building and the Foremost building. Miami developer Harvey Hernandez's Newgard ...
10/07/2014Trader Joe's Just a Warmup Act for Orlando Developer

Oct. 07--Facing a sunlit office window on Sand Lake Road, the man who brought Trader Joe's to Orlando carefully eyes the half-built 450-foot-tall observation wheel he's having constructed on International Drive. Orlando developer Chuck Whittall breezes down a hallway to a board room where he picks up samples of granite slated for apartments he has planned in south Orlando. He points on a map ...
10/05/2014Developer May Propose $50M Student Housing Project in Columbia, S.C.

Oct. 05--A student housing developer could invest tens of millions of dollars near Five Points, assuming the city will change its zoning laws to allow private student dorms in a general commercial zoning district. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is requesting the change be made to allow private dorms in the C-3 general commercial zoning district, which currently allows retail, office and service ...
10/02/201414-Story Office Tower Planned for Charlotte, N.C.

Oct. 02--Trinity Capital unveiled plans Thursday for a 14-story office tower at Morehead and South Tryon streets, the latest sign of confidence in uptown's rebounding commercial real estate market. The tower, to be called 1000 South Tryon Street, will feature 300,000 square feet of office space and clear views of the uptown skyline. It will also have ground-level retail stores and a 900-space ...
10/02/2014Price Tag for V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant Could Grow by $1B

ATLANTA (AP) — The firms building a new nuclear plant in South Carolina say their construction costs could grow by more than $1 billion. That development is troubling for a nuclear industry trying to prove it can build new power plants without the cost overruns that plagued its projects decades ago. SCANA Corp. announced Thursday that the firms building and designing two new reactors at its ...
10/01/2014Miami Dade College Receives $10M Grant to Train Construction Workers

Oct. 01--As many recent college graduates are finding out, simply poring over textbooks, studying theories and acing exams offers no guarantee of a job. Employers are looking for more than a degree. They want a worker who can get to work immediately without the learning curve. Thanks to a nearly $10 million government grant, Miami Dade College's School of Architecture could soon become ground ...
10/01/2014$125M Movie Studio May Come to York County, S.C.

Oct. 01--ROCK HILL -- A $125-million movie studio project once proposed for Eastland Mall in Charlotte may be coming to York County. Studio South has formed a joint venture with a York County property owner to potentially develop 70 acres either in, or near, Rock Hill, said Bert Hesse, the company's chief executive officer. The complex would be similar to what was proposed in Charlotte: eight ...
10/01/2014Nuclear Supplier Agrees to Changes After Cheating Accusations

ATLANTA (AP) — A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification test four years ago. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. agreed in a settlement with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to strengthen its warnings against misconduct for workers at its Lake Charles, ...
10/01/2014'Ultimate' Makeover of Interstate 4 Getting Closer

Oct. 01--As you crawl along Interstate 4 on your way to or from work today, you may notice some people wearing bright vests and digging holes by the side of the road. They represent the leading edge of the $2.3 billion makeover of I-4 that won't be complete until sometime in 2021. The soil samples will determine how much weight the ground can handle without collapsing under what is planned to ...

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