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12/13/2014Three Construction Workers Dead in Dallas Skyscraper Fire

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators have determined that smoke inhalation killed three construction workers in a fire in the basement of a Dallas skyscraper. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office found smoke was responsible for the death of 36-year-old Oscar Esparza-Romo, 43-year-old Leroy Carrillo-Solorzano and Carrillo's uncle, 60-year-old Nicacio Carrillo-Martinez. The U.S. Occupational ...
12/10/2014Construction will squeeze Hobby parking next week

Dec. 10--All passenger drop-off traffic at Hobby Airport will be rerouted to lower arrival levels next week as construction crews work to complete the $156 million international terminal. The Houston Airport System recommends passengers arrive at least two hours before scheduled boarding time. This is especially important during peak travel times, 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 ...
12/09/2014Wal-Mart to open 3 new stores in county

Dec. 09--Several Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets will open in cities in Johnson County in January. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. approached the cities of Burleson, Godley and Grandview about opening Neighborhood Market stores earlier this year in its cities. Now with construction near completion, each store is set to open in January. While the city of Burleson already has a Wal-Mart Supercenter, the ...
12/09/2014Contractor alleges city didn't pay for park work

Dec. 09--CORPUS CHRISTI -- A construction company is suing the city for more than $400,000 it claims it is owed for work at the Oso Bay Wetland Preserve and Learning Center -- a sum that was driven in part by an original design that included a trail that was positioned "in a natural storm wash or stream bed," according to allegations made in court documents. H20 Construction Services, a ...
12/07/2014City of El Paso may seek wage penalties from contractors

Dec. 07--The El Paso City Council will consider on Tuesday whether to assess financial penalties against the companies that allegedly underpaid employees who worked on a Sun Metro project by withholding final city payments to them, according to the meeting agenda. "The City of El Paso Engineering and Construction Management Department, after reviewing the employees certified payrolls from ...
12/06/2014BRIEF: $33 million unmanned aircraft complex to be built at Fort Bliss

Dec. 06--A $33 million unmanned aircraft launch and recovery complex will be built at Fort Bliss by SGS, an Oklahoma City contractor, the company announced late Friday afternoon. The complex, to cover about 150 acres, will include a 50,000 square-foot unmanned aircraft maintenance hangar and more than a mile of runways, aprons, and taxiways, SGS reported. The Corps of Engineers announced SGS's ...
11/30/2014Driver Plunges 20 ft Into Downtown Houston Construction Site Pit

Nov. 30--A driver crashed through a fenced barricade of a high-rise construction site downtown early Saturday, plunging 20 feet into the pit. The pickup truck fell on its side in the construction site around 2 a.m. off Louisiana and Preston streets, witnesses said. The driver survived with no major injuries, and had apparently sped through two red lights before making the crash landing, ...
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 ...

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