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11/25/2014City calling for RFPs for vacant Ward building

Nov. 25--CORPUS CHRISTI -- A building that has stood vacant for decades in the heart of downtown could see significant changes -- and pose another opportunity for revitalizing Corpus Christi's urban core. City officials are calling for request for proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the 24,000-square-foot site of the former Montgomery Ward building and its property, 501-521 N. ...
11/25/2014Developer to convert River Oaks high-rise into condos

Nov. 25--A 1960s-era high-rise apartment building on Westheimer near River Oaks is the latest slated for renovation as developers court affluent empty-nesters and wealthy business people looking to downsize and live closer in. The River Oaks Luxury Apartments, 3435 Westheimer, were sold to New York-based Arel Capital in September. The company lists the project on its website, where it ...
11/24/2014Vaughn Building to become mixed-use property

Nov. 24--A Houston-based developer has entered the downtown revitalization effort with plans to renovate a vacant building that will feature retail, parking, office space and housing. Innova Development, owners of the Vaughn Building at the North Big Spring Street and West Texas Avenue intersection -- as well as apartment complexes in the Houston and College Station areas -- plans to convert ...
11/23/2014Retail development taking off near Whole Foods in Colleyville

Nov. 23--Colleyville is getting its first multitenant retail project since 2008, city officials said. Dallas-based Centennial Real Estate is developing a 7,965-square-foot building fronting Colleyville Boulevard in Colleyville Downs, the renovated center now anchored by Whole Foods Market, said Marty Wieder, the city's economic development director. Zoe's Kitchen has leased 2,667 square feet ...
11/23/2014Study: Market potential for downtown housing could hit $300M in 5 years

Nov. 23--CORPUS CHRISTI -- The Cosmopolitan will soon open the doors of 165 new apartment units downtown. It's a $23.7 million investment, but it could only be the beginning: The Cosmopolitan's tenants could have thousands of neighbors. Downtown has the potential for as many as 12 more developments the size of The Cosmopolitan in the next five years. That's how Goody Clancy urban design ...
11/23/2014Obama's immigration order will ripple across Texas labor force

Nov. 23--He worked as a construction finisher, earning $65,000 a year for the Marek Family of Companies. He was a great employee, a family man and the kind of longtime employee no company wants to lose. But Stan Marek, the company's president and CEO, said he had to fire his finisher several years ago when he learned his Social Security number was false after the employee tried to use his ...
11/22/2014Wall Street Lofts developers ponder second phase

Nov. 22--The success of Wall Street Lofts downtown has led developers to consider building a second phase a few blocks away, but the project may require collaboration with other downtown developers. Wall Street Lofts phase two may be what would become of the city-owned Building of the Southwest on West Texas Avenue if agreements come to fruition. Roger Gault, developer of Wall Street Lofts, ...
11/21/2014Austin software maker Bazaarvoice outgrows HQ, moving to new space

Nov. 21--In a move that will give it room to continue growing, Austin software company Bazaarvoice has signed a lease for a new corporate headquarters in North Austin. Bazaarvoice plans to relocate to Quarry Oaks, a new Class A building at 10901 Stonelake Blvd., by December 2015, company executives said. Gene Armstrong, Bazaarvoice CEO, says the company "is introducing innovative new products ...
11/21/2014Hotel Fuel developers secure financing

Nov. 21--Developers of an upscale, boutique hotel has secured financing for the project, overcoming one of its longest standing hurdles and moving it one step closer to completion. Hotel Fuel is now awaiting action from the city of Midland for the project to move forward. The $10 million hotel project, set to replace the vacant Western United Life Building at 301 W. Texas Ave., was publicly ...
11/21/2014Texas Children's plans Medical Center expansion, renovation project

Nov. 21--Texas Children's Hospital plans to add a new heart center, renovate the emergency center and expand other services at its flagship in the Texas Medical Center. The additions, with cardiovascular operating rooms and a 130-bed intensive-care unit, will be part of a 19-floor expansion to an existing six-story building next to Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Construction on the tower ...
11/20/2014New grocery store could come to Southside

Nov. 20--CORPUS CHRISTI -- A new grocery store could be headed to the Southside. A developer is pursuing the construction of a shopping center with a grocery store, retail buildings, fueling station and car wash in the area of Rodd Field and Airline roads, on a vacant 19.27-acre tract across the street from Kolda Elementary School, according to city documents. The proposed development would ...
11/20/2014River Trail contractor sues city

Nov. 20--A company that worked on the city of Kerr-ville's ongoing River Trail project has claimed the city failed to pay them about $56,140. Austin-based Westar Construction, in a petition filed in 216th District Court, denied allegations by the city that the company had failed to properly complete underwater support columns on a pedestrian bridge associated with the project. The company ...
11/19/2014Blinn College Board approves plan to charge high school students

Nov. 19--The Blinn College Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a plan to charge Washington County high school students who enroll in dual-credit courses at the junior college for the first time and awarded a $1.37 million contract to RM Dudley Construction of College Station to renovate the Tejas Center in Bryan that will house administrative offices in March 2015. Washington County high ...
11/19/2014Woodlands leaders push for high-speed rail corridor on I-45

Nov. 19--The Woodlands Township is urging federal and state officials to take another look at the potential benefits of adding a high-speed rail corridor along Interstate 45. Last month, the Federal Railway Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation revealed two potential routes for a proposed bullet train that could one day connect Dallas and Houston by rail, but neither of the ...
11/18/2014Long-vacant 'Treehouse' building demolished

Nov. 18--After sitting vacant for nearly three decades, a landmark Austin building at Barton Springs and Dawson roads has seen its last day. Time ran out Monday for the angular structure that in its heyday in the late 1970s housed the popular Mackedrick's Treehouse restaurant and lounge. Austin-based Southwest Destructors began demolishing the building on Monday morning. Mackedrick's Treehouse ...
11/18/2014P&Z approves master planned community

Nov. 18--The city's Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change that paves the way for the building of a master planned community that will take shape on the western edge of Midland off Andrews Highway and Avalon. The project, which is being pushed for by Denver-based Continuum Partners, would bring more than 1 million square feet of new residential, office and retail space to the ...
11/10/2014With a fiery explosion, construction begins on Panther Island bridges

Nov. 10--FORT WORTH -- With a symbolic blast of fire on Monday, officials kicked off construction for the three Panther Island bridges -- one of the first visible signs of the massive Trinity River Vision Project. Between now and 2018, the three bridges along Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road will be built over dry land with the eventual goal of creating an urban ...
11/09/2014Brazos County tax office construction on track

Nov. 09--The Brazos County Commissioners Court will meet Monday to discuss the status of construction of a new tax office off Pendleton Drive. Ground broke on the project in March after the Commissioners Court approved a nearly $2.9 million contract with LDF Construction based in Spring, said Brazos County Judge Duane Peters. Peters said he and commissioners meet with LDF Construction ...
11/08/2014Two Lubbock foundations to break ground on shared office space

Nov. 08--Two of Lubbock's best-known philanthropic organizations will break ground on joint office space at 4 p.m. Monday. The CH Foundation and Lubbock Area Foundation are collaborating to build a 7,152-square-foot building that will serve as headquarters for both institutions at the StoneCrest Office Park at 79th Street and Iola Avenue. "It's just so exciting. I think this is a part of us ...
11/07/2014FedEx Ground building new distribution center at Alliance

Nov. 07--FedEx Ground said Friday it's building a distribution center at Hillwood's AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth that will employ about 375 workers. The facility, with more than 300,000 square feet of space, will be located on World Wide Drive, off Heritage Parkway, near FedEx's Southwest Regional Sort Hub. FedEx is one of Alliance Airport's largest users. The distribution ...
11/06/2014Construction Begins on New NRG Natural Gas Peaking Plant near Houston

"NRG is working hard to meet the electricity needs of the Houston area today and in the future as our region continues to grow," said John Ragan, executive vice president of NRG and president of NRG's Gulf Coast Region. "The Houston area and, in fact the entire state, is challenged with shrinking reserve margins. Rather than building costly new transmission lines and impacting hundreds of ...
11/06/2014Mixed-use Project Pits Austin's Housing Goals Against Industrial Needs

Nov. 06-- Industrial Boulevard is a dusty, two-lane road with few sidewalks. Located just off South Congress Avenue, the pockmarked street near the bustling highways of U.S. 290 and Interstate 35 is lined with metal buildings, warehouses and blue-collar businesses. But precisely what makes this area great for manufacturing businesses -- its central location near major highways -- has also made ...
11/05/2014Construction continues on BCFS center

Nov. 05--Construction is underway on the new BCFS Health and Human Services Texas Hill Country Resource Center, which will serve more than 4,000 children and families and house several different nonprofits. Once complete, the new resource center on the 1100 block of Main Street will serve youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, struggling families and those facing challenges ...
11/05/2014Road fund supporters say big election win will fuel more efforts

Nov. 05--Rather than bask in a big election win Tuesday, supporters of a state transportation funding plan looked ahead to the tough job of finding more sources of highway spending. Voters' overwhelming approval of Prop. 1 will give the Texas Department of Transportation between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion in additional funds annually for highway projects. It's a major step after years of ...
11/03/2014EDITORIAL: High-speed rail line not urban vs. rural issue

Nov. 03--Southeast Texas residents who oppose a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston have every right to do so, but if they want to build credibility they should be a bit more careful about what they say. Some of the opposition comes from the Sam Houston Tea Party, which has more than 400 members. Many of them showed up last week at an informational public meeting in Huntsville. One ...

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