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04/23/2014High-end lofts planned for 90-year-old building on Vickery Boulevard

April 23--FORT WORTH -- Magnolia Property Co. has gutted the interior of a 90-year-old building on Vickery Boulevard on the city's near south side and will soon begin rebuilding the structure into 38 high-end lofts called Magnolia Lofts on Vickery. "It's taken a long time to get this to happen," said Taylor Farden, a development analyst with Magnolia Property. "It's been a dump for years." The ...
04/23/2014TxDOT hosts public hearing regarding FM 1788 project

April 23--The Texas Department of Transportation met Tuesday night with members of the community to discuss the additions that could be coming to FM 1788 when funding becomes available. The proposed plan was made in response to public meetings TxDOT held last summer, in which people asked for an addition of a continuous turn lane to reduce congestion and help traffic flow more efficiently, ...
04/23/2014Bryan City Council approves permit to build apartments across from Briar Meadows

April 23--The Bryan City Council voted in favor of allowing multi-family housing to be built on land off Villa Maria Road near William J. Bryan, an extension of a previously approved apartment complex that has concerned some residents of a nearby age-restricted neighborhood. The vote passed 4-1, with Councilman Rafael Pena voting against it and Mayor Jason Bienski abstaining because of his ...
04/23/2014Midland to demolish dilapidated residential homes

April 23--The city of Midland has found 12 dilapidated buildings on the south and east sides that have been deemed public hazards, prompting demolitions if the homes are not refurbished. On Tuesday, City Council approved on first of two readings the demolition of most of the buildings. Members will have to approve the demolitions again at a future meeting, post public notice of the ...
04/22/2014Monarch School's new classroom has net-zero energy use goal

April 22--Building a completely sustainable classroom was about more than meeting a rare and rigorous construction challenge for the Monarch School. It was about creating a safe, chemical-free environment for children with neurological differences. And it was about teaching its 137 students with autism, attention disorders and other issues about the importance of protecting their environment. ...
04/21/2014Stripes about $1 million Southside plan among this week's Corpus Christi development projects

April 21--CORPUS CHRISTI -- Stripes plans to develop its Southside presence. Parent company Susser Holdings Corp., which operates more than 625 convenience stores in three states, submitted plans last week to build a more than $1 million store in the 1900 block of Rodd Field Road. It will be 7,000 square feet, the largest store footprint in the chain, and will feature a Laredo Taco Co. Stripes ...
04/21/2014Ceremony, absent shovels, marks start of construction of UT's Dell Medical School

April 21--The start of construction of the Dell Medical School was marked Monday with words lofty and pithy, but the ceremony beneath a white tent at the University of Texas dispensed with the standard lineup of dignitaries dipping shovels into the ground. Instead, the university invited officials and the public to write words of aspiration for the medical school on large white boards and on ...
04/21/2014South Central El Paso residents, shoppers prepare for construction headaches

April 21--Fox Plaza-area residents and shoppers are hoping the construction struggles at the intersection of Alameda and Paisano they are facing now will be worth it next year. "It (construction) has been a pain, but something has to be done in this area," said Guadalupe Hernandez, who live a few blocks away from the plaza. "During the weekend, this area is hit hard with traffic and people ...
04/21/2014Houston Contractor Fined $70,000 for Willfully Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

HOUSTON, April 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following Region 6 news release: Amalda Enterprises Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration with one willful violation for exposing workers to fall hazards while installing gutters at a construction site in Houston. The ...
04/20/2014Power plant tax bill $28M; construction to start in June on $470M facility

April 20--Construction will start by June on an innovative $470 million electric power generation plant near Tennessee Colony in rural northwest Anderson County, a company official said. Despite county commissioners having granted a partial tax abatement, the new plant "in the first 10 years will pay a little over $28 million of taxes to the schools and county," Jack Farley estimated. Farley ...
04/19/2014Houston-area Health-Care Construction Takes Off

April 19--Health systems and providers, including local giants Memorial Hermann and Methodist, are spending more than $1 billion to expand and construct hospitals and medical services in Houston and its suburbs, signaling that concerns over the economy and health care reform have subsided. Last week, Memorial Hermann announced the biggest project to date, a $650 million plan to renovate its ...
04/19/2014Travis County looks at Central Austin property for mixed-use development

April 19--A developer is eyeing 3 acres along Airport Boulevard in Central Austin as a site for a new mixed-use project that would fill out a massive parking lot next to some squat office buildings. Who is the developer? Travis County. The county bought the sites, which were furniture stores and a gas station between 2003 and 2010, and converted them into a campus of various county offices ...
04/18/2014PUCT approves ETT and Sharyland application for Cross Valley 345-kV transmission line from North Edinburg to Loma Alta

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on March 27 unanimously approved an application by Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) to build a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from a substation northwest of the city of Edinburg to a substation located east of the city of Brownsville. ...
04/17/2014Former Frank Kent Cadillac property on Lancaster Avenue under contract to hotel developer

April 17--FORT WORTH -- A developer plans to build a nationally branded hotel on vacant property at Lancaster Avenue and Main Street on the south end of downtown, according to a real estate broker involved in the deal. Lynn Dowdle, principal of Dowdle Real Estate, confirmed that the site of the former Frank Kent Cadillac dealership, at 100 E. Lancaster Ave., is under contract but declined to ...
04/17/2014Owner of Six Flags Mall property adds former Macy's building

April 17--ARLINGTON -- A Fort Worth real estate investor who wants to turn the former Six Flags Mall property into a Hispanic-themed shopping center has added another building at the site. G.L. "Buck" Harris, who once operated a large antique dealership in Fort Worth, has bought the two-story, 163,166-square-foot vacant Macy's building at the former mall. More than two years ago, Harris bought ...
04/17/2014Memorial Hermann To Begin $650M Hospital Expansion in Houston

April 17--A growing patient load and an expected drop in government health care funding for the poor, the elderly and the uninsured persuaded Memorial Hermann Health System to commit $650 million to renovate and expand its flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center beginning this summer, officials said Wednesday. "We have to step up while we still can," president and CEO Dan Wolterman said, ...
04/17/2014HCC has yet to approve contracts from bond vote

April 17--A divided Houston Community College board has failed to approve construction contracts for its November 2012 voter-approved bond program, potentially costing the college system tens of millions of dollars in fines. The clock to break ground on building projects is ticking to meet federal spending deadlines that, if missed, could result in fines under a worst-case scenario, HCC's ...
04/17/2014Council expands subsidy for downtown development

April 17--Houston will double the number of tax breaks it gives developers for apartments and condominiums they build downtown in a bid to lure residents and retailers to the city's long sleepy central business district. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to expand the Downtown Living Initiative, first launched a year and a half ago, to offer tax breaks for 5,000 residential ...
04/16/2014Mixed-use project will replace Lamar Village shopping center

April 16--After waiting more than 30 years for the right moment, Highland Resources says now is the time to redevelop a key piece of property it owns in Central Austin. The Houston-based developer plans to a raze the single-story Lamar Village shopping center at West 38th Street and North Lamar Boulevard this summer and replace it with a four-level, mixed-use building that should be open by ...
04/16/2014Owner of Six Flags Mall property adds former Macy's building

April 16--ARLINGTON -- A Fort Worth real estate investor who wants to turn the former Six Flags Mall property into a Hispanic-themed shopping center has added another building at the site. G.L. "Buck" Harris, who once operated a large antique dealership in Fort Worth, has bought the two-story, 163,166-square-foot vacant Macy's building at the former mall. More than two years ago, Harris bought ...
04/16/2014Texans Can Academy will relocate River Oaks campus to East Lancaster

April 16--FORT WORTH -- Texans Can Academy, a Dallas-based charter school that caters to high school dropouts who want to return to school, is buying property on East Lancaster Avenue where it plans to move its River Oaks campus. Malcolm Wentworth, Texans Can chief operating officer, said the location at 1316 E. Lancaster Ave., known for a music mural on the side of the building, will provide ...
04/15/2014McAllen City Commission will negotiate new theater cost with SpawGlass

April 15--MCALLEN -- The City Commission wants Houston-based SpawGlass Civil Construction to build McAllen's new theater -- just not for $48 million. After reviewing several constructions proposals, the City Commission authorized negotiations Monday with SpawGlass, which submitted the low bid of $48 million. McAllen, though, budgeted just $41.7 million for the 1,820-seat theater. Negotiations ...
04/14/2014TxDOT to repair, work on East Texas roads this week

April 14--The Texas Department of Transportation will be repairing roads in eight East Texas counties this week. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic in two-lane areas. Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge around the work zones. TYLER Maintenance crews will continue base and ...
04/14/2014Council to focus on city's water issues

April 14--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Nothing brings up discussions of water issues like a prolonged drought. Water clearly is a top-of-mind issue for city leaders, as a slew of water-related matters are up for discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Topics listed under the agenda item include discussions about the city's participation in weather modification efforts, water conservation ...
04/12/2014Highway 158 intersection goes under the knife

April 12--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The Texas Department of Transportation asks drivers to use caution and allow extra time for travel through the intersection of State Highway 158 and Ranch-to-Market Road 33 in Garden City. Repaving of the intersection will be completed in four phases, each requiring lane closures and width restrictions and should be completed by summer's end, according to a TxDOT ...

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