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08/17/2014Work nearing completion on renovations to Meacham Crossing plant once planned for ConAgra

Aug. 17--KTR Capital Partners in New York has started marketing for lease an industrial building once being built for ConAgra Foods in the Railhead Industrial Park in north Fort Worth. The building is now called Meacham Crossing. In January, KTR Capital bought the unfinished, 502,230-square-foot building that sits on 27.7 acres at 4601 Gold Spike Dr., west of NE Loop 820 and Interstate 35W, ...
08/17/2014Texas Transportation Commission's special road-funding committee to start work later this month

Aug. 17--AUSTIN -- A special committee to recommend how best to spend $1.7 billion in new transportation money will begin work Aug. 25, Ted Houghton, chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, said last week. The money is contingent on the passage of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot. It would take half the revenue from the oil and gas severance tax now ...
08/15/2014New Pearland project a place to 'live, work and play,' developer says

Aug. 15--The Beijing-based developers who plan to build a $300 million mixed-use project on the site west of Texas 288 and south of Beltway 8 hope to bring a new lifestyle to Pearland as well. They put their vision on display Thursday with initial master-plan renderings that show residential and office development and a hotel and conference center. Modern Green Development, one of the largest ...
08/14/2014$36M for next phase in freeway construction OK'd

Aug. 14--BY STEVIE POOLE A-J MEDIA Since the project's first asphalt truck rolled into Lubbock in 2002, the Marsha Sharp Freeway has grown across the city, from Interstate 27 to Milwaukee Avenue. And, the highway could pass the city limit sign as soon as next year. After more than 50 years of talking about it, local leaders crossed the t's and dotted the i's on the $36 million project to ...
08/10/2014Abilene, Wylie spend big on renovations, construction

Aug. 10--ABILENE, Texas -- Students attending almost every school in the Abilene Independent School District will notice at least minor changes as they cross the threshold come Aug. 25 and the start of a new year. From the barely noticed to the outright glaring, and everything in between, work has begun and, in some cases, ended as a portion of the district's $87.7 million bond has been spent ...
08/09/201455 and up: It's a building real estate market

Aug. 09--Sun City, the nation's first grand-scale retirement community, opened near Phoenix in 1960 offering modestly priced homes and a lifestyle that most retirees could not previously have attained. "They had 100,000 people show up in the middle of the desert for opening weekend," said David Kalosis, a senior vice president of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. "That goes to show you what ...
08/09/2014Developer of The Woodlands marches north

Aug. 09--The developer of The Woodlands is planning a follow-up to its successful master-planned community north of Houston. This time, the company is pushing the boundaries of suburbia even farther north, with a project more than 40 miles from downtown where development is beginning to spread amid a regional economic boom. Howard Hughes Corp., the Dallas-based owner and developer of upscale ...
08/08/2014New planned downtown tower could be Austin's second-tallest building

Aug. 08--An ambitious high-rise tower that is destined to become the city's second-tallest building is on the horizon for downtown Austin, the developers told the American-Statesman. The building, which could soar 50 stories and possibly higher, is planned for a 1.7-acre site at Third Street and West Avenue, just east of the former Seaholm Power Plant that is undergoing a major transformation. ...
08/07/2014BRIEF: El Paso's Hunt Cos., leads $45M housing project at Texas A&M at Galveston

Aug. 07--Hunt Companies of El Paso will design, develop and construct the $45 million, 612-bed, Maritime Academy Cadet Residence Hall at Texas A&M University at Galveston, the company announced Thursday. Hunt is the master developer of the building and will work with Moss & Associates, a Hunt affiliated company, which will be the construction contractor. Hunt in June merged its construction ...
08/05/2014DFW Airport may spend $1.2 million to study premium lounge

Aug. 05--Dallas/Fort Worth Airport may spend up to $1.2 million with a consultant to study whether to add a premium travel lounge for international travelers at Terminal D. The contract, with L.E.K. Consulting, was approved on Tuesday by the airport's concessions committee but still needs the approval of the full board on Thursday. The firm would study other international customer lounge ...
08/05/2014Denison City Council awards contract for Paw Paw Wastewater Plant office addition

Aug. 05--Facilities at Denison's Paw Paw Wastewater Treatment Plant will soon be getting an upgrade after the City Council voted Monday to award a construction contract for a new office and laboratory at the site. From its creation in the late 1950s until the early 1990s, the facility was served only by a single, 200-square-foot office building. Over the years, a single-wide trailer home and ...
08/05/2014Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for new highways or repairs of old ones, according to a new Associated Press-GfKpoll. Six in 10 people surveyed said the cost of good highways, railroads and airports is justified by their benefits. Among those who drive places multiple ...
08/05/2014AIA awards honor top designs

Aug. 05--After a career designing commercial structures for the oil and gas industry, Energy Architecture founder Jim Gewinner turned his attention to a different kind of building: a contemporary glass-and-limestone house with panoramic views of the rolling hills outside Fredericksburg. Now retired and living with his wife in the house that he built, Gewinner was back in the Houston ...
08/05/2014SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Facility Near Brownsville, Texas

Aug. 05--Texas' big skies will soon be graced by thundering rocket launches. Gov. Rick Perry and SpaceX made it official Monday, announcing that the rocket company will build a spaceport on the coast near Brownsville. A combination of financial incentives, pro-business climate and favorable geography wooed the California-based company, and its spaceport furthers the ambitions of Texas to ...
08/04/2014County awards contract for health clinic in PA

Aug. 04--A Beaumont company was awarded a nearly $2 million contract Monday to build a new Jefferson County Health Clinic in downtown Port Arthur for people who are indigent. N&T Construction has 300 days, according to the contract, to complete the 14,392 square foot, one story building that will be constructed with Hurricane Ike Recovery money. There is no expected cost to the county. ...
08/03/2014Arlington home builder Ron Formby to receive industry honor

Aug. 03--Ron Formby, owner and founder of Antares Homes in Arlington, a nearly 40-year veteran and leader of the Texas home-building industry, is being inducted into the 2014 Texas Housing Hall of Honor in November. Formby founded Antares Homes in 1998. It has built homes throughout Tarrant County. The honor is presented by the Texas Association of Builders to recognize men and women who have ...
08/03/2014$75M Man-made Wetlands Project in Texas Filters Wastewater

FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield converts what is mainly treated wastewater that would otherwise flow into the Gulf of ...
08/02/2014Funding approved for Downtown El Paso Artspace project

Aug. 02--What was once a penciled draft to construct a housing complex for artists and their families in Downtown El Paso, is one step closer to taking shape and becoming a reality. On Thursday, funding for the Artspace El Paso project was approved by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The department approved 80 percent of the project's funding, which will allow the ...
08/01/2014Houston Chronicle Nancy Sarnoff column

Aug. 01--Trammell Crow Co. has started the fifth and final building in its Energy Center development, an upscale campus-style office complex in the fast-moving Energy Corridor office market. The new building, just south of Interstate 10 on North Eldridge Parkway, represents the latest in suburban office design, the company said. "The bar has been raised," said managing director Aaron ...
07/31/2014Arlington breaks ground on $22 million Abram Street rebuilding project

July 31--ARLINGTON -- A $22 million project is underway to transform a 16-mile stretch of Abram Street between downtown and the eastern city limits, one of the largest street rebuilding projects in Arlington's history. City and community leaders celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning in east Arlington, where construction will begin. Over the next several years, Abram Street ...
07/31/2014Port Arthur built 2 most costly elementary schools in the state

July 31--Two Port Arthur elementary schools rank first and second as the most expensive to build in Texas -- more than $100 over the state's average of $149 a square foot, the Texas Comptroller's Office reported last month. Staff Sgt. Lucien Adams and Booker T. Washington elementary schools, both built in 2010 with voter-approved bond money, cost almost $21 million each. Adams cost taxpayers ...
07/30/2014Luxury apartments on Wadley to open in September

July 30--Construction crews are working to finish the first group of luxury apartments inside the Le Mirage Apartment Homes complex on Wadley Avenue, scheduled to open Sept. 1. The 290-unit community just east of Loop 250 is owned and managed by Weidner Apartment Homes, which also runs 20 other properties in Midland and Odessa. The first four buildings in the complex -- containing 72 units -- ...
07/28/2014Cattle rustling among challenges of parkway construction project

July 28--The sound comes from all directions if you're standing atop a mound of dirt overlooking Interstate 45, less than a mile from where the trees and subdivisions of Harris County give way to the trees and subdivisions of Montgomery County. Below, traffic whizzes along I-45 in neat clusters. In 30 minutes, it'll slow to a crawl with the end of the work day. In a year or so, the spot will ...
07/27/2014TxDOT preparing for Yale bridge replacement

July 27--Time is running out for the historic Yale Street bridge over White Oak Bayou as its condition deteriorates and surrounding development places increasing demands on it. Some in the Heights- area community believe more should be done to preserve the 1930s-era structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Yale Street span The Yale Street bridge, a longtime ...
07/26/2014Engineers plumb depths of three water solutions

July 26--The flow of water service negotiations between Kilgore and Longview was practically cut off in late June, but local elected officials' workshop discussion trended in favor of the deal Tuesday night. Water once again dominated a capital improvement back-and-forth between Kilgore Council Members and their public works chiefs, the city's engineers looking for direction on how best to ...

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