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10/14/2014Construction set to begin on Waterside in southwest Fort Worth

Oct. 14--Construction will begin next week on the Waterside development in southwest Fort Worth, to include a Whole Foods Market and a 375-unit multifamily community, now that the developer has bought the land. Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co., in partnership with Sarofim Realty Advisors in Dallas, has closed on the purchase of 63 acres along the Trinity River at Bryant Irvin Road and ...
10/14/2014Construction Set to Start on Condo Project Downtown Austin, Texas

Oct. 14--Downtown Austin is about to see its fifth-tallest building break ground. The 39-story tower is planned for the northeast corner of Fifth and West streets, where the building that housed the Texas Press Association sits. Demolition on that building will start later this month to make way for the new tower, which will bring 154 new luxury condos to market when it opens in the fall of ...
10/11/2014Updates planned for historic downtown Rice building

Oct. 11--The new owner of the former Rice Hotel is launching a major renovation project at the building, intending to give it a more modern look as developers start or prepare to break ground on gleaming residential towers around it. Renderings for what has been recently rebranded as "The Rice" show a redesigned lobby with sleek furniture in earthy tones beneath a contemporary chandelier ...
10/09/2014Offices planned for East Austin ReStore site

Oct. 09-- Austin-based Cielo Property Group has snapped up another piece of property in its hometown. Just days after buying the Austin Music Hall, Cielo executives said they've acquired an industrial building at 310 Comal St. in East Austin, with plans to convert it into office space. A purchase price wasn't disclosed. The Travis Central Appraisal District values the 1-acre property at $1.3 ...
10/08/2014Houston Seeks Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Older Buildings

Oct. 08--As the 40-story downtown office tower neared completion in 1974, a Houston Chronicle critic lauded the "luxurious" use of South American granite pavers in the lobbies and gushed that "little is being spared in making 2 Houston Center elegant in looks and extraordinary in details." When engineer Kenny Woods arrived 37 years later as lead building engineer, he was indeed struck by the ...
10/08/2014Travis County spends money on home, road repairs instead of apartments

Oct. 08-- After a developer scrapped plans to build an affordable apartment complex on Lowden Lane because of neighborhood opposition, Travis County also had to scrap its plans for directing $343,010 in federal grant money to the project. Residents who live along Lowden Lane, which is just outside Austin's southern city limits, told county commissioners earlier this year it made no sense to ...
10/07/2014EDITORIAL: Don't push the panic button on Fort Worth school construction

Oct. 07--Don't blame parents of students at Fort Worth's Washington Heights Elementary, on the city's north side near Meacham Airport, for pushing for all they can get in a planned new school. You might blame school district officials for leading them to believe they'd get more than the district can afford under the $490 million bond program approved by voters last year. Better still, don't ...
10/06/2014Redesign Allows Texas Highway Project Halted by Endangered Spider to Move Forward

Oct. 06--SAN ANTONIO -- The discovery of an endangered, eyeless spider at a highway construction site two years ago abruptly halted a plan to build an underpass connecting Loop 1604 and Texas 151 on the Northwest Side. Now there's a solution to the eight-legged dilemma. Federal officials have given the Texas Department of Transportation the green light to construct an overpass instead. But it ...
09/30/2014CityCentre expansion to include offices, retail and apartments

Sept. 30--The developer of west Houston's CityCentre has acquired more than 6 adjacent acres for a major expansion that will bring the northern boundary of the high-end mixed-use complex all the way to Interstate 10 for the first time. "This is pretty big in the sense that we'll create a gateway entrance from I-10," said Shon Link, executive vice president of development for Midway, which ...
09/28/2014Keechi Wind Farm

Sept. 28--in the air JACKSBORO -- The landscape along U.S. Highway 281 south of Wichita Falls has changed over the years, some caused by Mother Nature, the rest by man. Some of the most visible changes along the highway can be seen from afar as man looks to harness Mother Nature's wind and turn it into energy by building wind farms. Another such farm is under construction now just west of 281 ...
09/27/2014New home construction remains steady

Sept. 27--WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- The drought has had an affect on new home construction, but those looking to have a home built seems to be increasing. Barney Brock, a homebuilder with Lance Friday Homes and president of the North Texas Home Builders Association, said those wanting to build a home never left the market because of the drought. They've patiently waited, he said, as the city ...
09/25/2014Johnston stepping away from TPCO America

Sept. 25--GREGORY -- TPCO America's $1 billion pipe plant near Gregory is on pace to open by mid-2016, but that it will do so without J.J. Johnston. Johnston on Wednesday announced his resignation as TPCO America's director of administration, a job that allowed him to be the face of a Chinese company that is now three years into construction of the 253-acre facility. In recent months, the ...
09/25/2014Breaking Ground: Betenbough homes unveils plans for 27,000-square-foot expansion

Sept. 25--It was ten years ago when Betenbough Homes opened the doors to their main office building on 82nd Street, just east of Milwaukee Avenue. Now, the faith-based, employee-owned company that has built more than 5,000 homes in communities across West Texas has announced it will expand its headquarters on the ground located just east of its current location. During a ceremony Wednesday, ...
09/24/2014California company wants to buy, raze Westchester Plaza

Sept. 24--FORT WORTH -- A California-based real estate investment trust plans to buy and tear down troubled Westchester Plaza, the state's largest assisted-living facility for Medicaid recipients, and build a $108.6 million development at the Summit Avenue site. Details were made public this week at a meeting of the tax increment finance district for the city's south side, where the board ...
09/23/2014Development giving new life to College Street corridor

Sept. 23--Elwood Nixon was on his "long Monday walk" along College Street that he likes to take after a weekend of watching football on television. Nixon, 82, kept the sun off his Cowboys cap with an orange umbrella and carried a small bottle of water in a plastic bag. He took his time on his walk to the H-E-B Pantry store on South 11th Street. "They're going to build a big store right there," ...
09/23/2014For sale: Northwest Mall goes on the block

Sept. 23--The owners of Northwest Mall, one of Houston's largest regional retail centers, are shopping the property to potential buyers that could raze the 800,000-square-foot structure and build a high-density development in its place. The marketing of the property, which sits on 52 acres just outside the 610 Loop in northwest Houston, comes at a time when enclosed shopping malls have fallen ...
09/19/2014Duke Energy To Build 110-MW Los Vientos V Wind Power Project in Texas

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) ...
09/17/2014Demolition brings down art deco apartments

Sept. 17--The 1930s-era Josephine Apartments, an art deco complex in a tree-lined neighborhood near Rice University, were torn down by builders Tuesday to be replaced by townhomes. The homebuilders who recently purchased the 75-year-old property said they plan to build four townhomes on the lot at the corner of Bolsover and Ashby. The property joins many other vintage apartment complexes torn ...
09/17/2014Texas Transmission Line Proposal Sparks High-Powered Dispute

Sept. 17--A battle is brewing between three Houston-based Fortune 500 companies -- and Texas electricity customers could be stuck in the middle. The Public Utility Commission of Texas may decide later this year whether to allow electric transmission company CenterPoint Energy to move forward with plans for a $590 million transmission line to Houston that the company says is critical to ...
09/16/2014While chasing Tesla, Austin area finds 'gamechanger site'

Sept. 16-- Officials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials. The electric car company's intense interest in 1,200-plus acres between Hutto and Taylor galvanized the two ...
09/15/2014RBR Construction still building strong after 3 decades

Sept. 15--After starting RPR Construction Co. Inc. with her late husband 31 years ago, Pat Pinkerton has no plans of stopping. "I love construction," the 65-year-old said Wednesday while standing at the work site of Tyler Junior College's new Energy Center. Mrs. Pinkerton, president of RPR, owns the company with her two daughters. "We've always been one of the largest general contractors in ...
09/15/2014Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of the states of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells ...
09/13/2014Medical firms buy Fort Worth property for corporate campus

Sept. 13--Two Fort Worth-based firms that own and operate compounding pharmacies, medical companies and laboratories nationwide have recently bought downtown buildings off Weatherford and Belknap streets where they plan to develop a corporate campus. In May, Freedom Technologies and Pharmakos Ventures moved into the former Witherspoon Advertising and Public Relations building at 1000 W. ...
09/11/2014Odessa Chamber of Commerce endorses road referendum

Sept. 11--Odessa Chamber of Commerce officials announced their support of a ballot referendum that asks voters on Nov. 4 to approve $1.4 billion in annual spending for the state highway fund. The referendum would establish a constitutional amendment that would provide ongoing funding for transportation infrastructure by taking money from oil and gas severance taxes that go into the Texas' ...
09/10/2014City seeks demolition oversight of downtown buildings

Sept. 10--The city of Midland is seeking bids for demolition oversight of two downtown buildings, hoping that the action makes the prime real estate lots more lucrative for interested developers. The city seeks contractors to oversee an environmental assessment, asbestos removal and demolition of the Mid-America Building and the Midland Executive Center, which are next to each other in the ...

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