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01/21/2015Champions Park approved for north Arlington

Jan. 21--ARLINGTON -- A nearly $30 million mixed-use development project approved by City Council Tuesday is expected to bring new shops, bars and restaurants to north Arlington. Greenway Investment of Dallas plans to build Champions Park on 14 acres on the northeast corner of Collins Street and Interstate 30, a prominent corner of Arlington's entertainment district. The first phase is ...
01/21/2015Council discusses water project

Jan. 21--The Victoria City Council considered adding an aquifer storage and recovery project to a five-year capital improvement plan Tuesday. The project adds aquifer storage and recovery, or ASR, wells that would pull water the city already has rights to from the Guadalupe River. That water would then be treated using existing facilities to meet federal standards and stored 700 feet ...
01/21/2015City Council to consider a training center for airport construction workers

Jan. 21--The Houston Airport System wants to train more construction workers to help with the numerous projects planned for the city's airports in coming years. The City Council is poised to vote Wednesday on a proposal, that would cost about $7.1 million, to create a training center at Bush Intercontinental to "enhance the skill set" of employees working on airport construction projects. ...
01/20/2015Colleyville plans to repair worst roads

Jan. 20--COLLEYVILLE -- The city is planning to improve some of its worst roads this year. The City Council reviewed the city's current street infrastructure and plans for maintenance. Today, 10-percent of the city's roads are in poor condition, which means constant maintenance, poor riding experiences and more citizen complaints. City Engineer Jeremy Hutt said the plan is to improve the ...
01/20/2015BP faces largest ever water pollution fine for massive gulf oil spill

Jan. 20--The legal fallout from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history is scheduled to resume Tuesday morning in New Orleans federal court with a civil trial to determine the penalty to be levied against BP in the aftermath of the oil well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP faces up to $13.7 billion in fines for violating the federal Clean Water Act, the largest such penalty ever sought ...
01/19/2015Homebuilding professionals honored at event

Jan. 19--Longtime professionals in the homebuilding industry were honored for their work Tuesday by the Tyler Area Builders Association. Ed Thompson, 52, developer and builder, received the Life Director Award after serving on TABA's board of directors for 10 years. Kerry Hamblett, who served as TABA's president in 2014, received the Builder of the Year Award. Max Anderson, who is serving as ...
01/18/2015Construction funding among top UTEP requests from Texas Legislature

Jan. 18--AUSTIN -- The University of Texas at El Paso is making some familiar requests from the current session of the Texas Legislature -- but it is hoping for a different result. Among the university's top priorities in the 140-day session is $111 million to replace Burges Hall and Barry Hall with an interdisciplinary research center. In a phone interview Friday, UTEP President Diana ...
01/16/2015Falling oil prices could slow Texas construction industry

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has already taken a hit from falling oil prices and a new report from the Washington Post cautions that the Texas construction industry might soon see a slowdown for the same reason. The Post reports that credit rating agency Fitch has said that the ongoing drop in oil prices could undo some of the income generated through “higher sales tax ...
01/16/2015Airport official in talks with state about expansion

Jan. 16--Not long after the completion of a $12 million airplane hangar expansion, the local airport is ready to grow again -- if it can secure some funding from the Texas Department of Transportation. "I'm going to visit with TxDOT airport planners the last week of this month to talk about that," airport manager Bruce McKenzie told a room of Kiwanis members at the group's regular meeting ...
01/15/2015Meacham Airport could see more hangar space, jobs

Jan. 15--FORT WORTH -- Meacham International Airport could add to its available hangar space and increase revenue with the planned closure of one of its four runways. The Aviation Advisory Board voted unanimously on Thursday to close runway 9/27 at Meacham International Airport and redevelop the area to create additional hangar space. The runway, which has been closed for about a year because ...
01/15/2015Low oil prices could bring office vacancies and job losses in Tarrant County

Jan. 15--FORT WORTH -- Tarrant County commercial real estate professionals are preparing for some office tenants to walk away from leases if oil prices continue to decline and companies lay off employees. "My concern is not for the large energy companies, it's for the mid-level upstream companies and the service companies," said David Walters an executive vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle's ...
01/15/2015Marathon runners find city not standing still

Jan. 15--Thousands of people are registered to run through the nation's busiest city for construction on Sunday. A skyline full of cranes will be on view for participants of the Chevron Houston Marathon to drive home the fact that building activity is brisk in Houston. Some 25,000 runners -- including 5,000 from out of town -- will get a look at office buildings, hotels and apartment towers in ...
01/14/2015Council OKs James Avery funding, tax abatements

Jan. 14--James Avery Craftsman will receive $1.2 million in 4B sales tax funding for a new $15 million manufacturing facility off Texas 27, as well as about $379,000 in property tax abatements over a five-year period. City council members voted unanimously for the two requests during their meeting Tuesday. The funding requests were recommended to the city council by the Kerrville Economic ...
01/13/2015BRIEF: Del Mar regents to talk improvement contracts

Jan. 13--CORPUS CHRISTI -- The Del Mar Board of Regents will meet Tuesday to hear updates on legislation and a forum that will be held for potential construction contractors. The forum is for architects, consultants, general contractors, engineers, subcontractors, equipment/supply vendors and interested community members to learn more about opportunities to bid on contracts from the $157 ...
01/13/2015Dallas industrial building construction nearly doubled in 2014

The Dallas-Fort Worth industrial market just closed its biggest construction year in more than a decade. At the end of 2014, 15.3 million square feet of warehouse space was being built in North Texas, says the latest report from commercial real estate firm JLL. That's up from 8.8 million square feet of building at the end of 2013 and just 1 million square feet of warehouse development at ...
01/11/2015Alternative plans emerge for Bute Park

Jan. 11--A day after Harris County officials backed off a proposal to convert James Bute Park into an administration building and housing for the homeless, East End leaders celebrated the tentative victory and discussed alternatives for restoring the green space near downtown. The most promising suggestion includes selling the property to the nonprofit parks group Buffalo Bayou Partnership, ...
01/10/2015Zoning change recommended for planned neighborhood

Jan. 10--WILLOW PARK -- The Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday recommended approval of a rezoning request by a developer seeking to build a 154-home neighborhood in the city. Shea Kirkman of Kirkman Engineering gave a presentation on behalf of Centurion American about the planned Crown Bluffs of Willow Park. Centurion American has developed more than 10,000 single family lots ...
01/08/2015Pinnacle Bank, Fort Worth to develop $20M building in Fort Worth

Pinnacle Bank and the city of Fort Worth's Local Development Corp. reached a development agreement Tuesday to build a five-story, 160,000-square-foot mixed-use building on Lancaster Avenue near the Fort Worth Omni Hotel. The retail, office and apartment building has been named Pinnacle Bank Place after the bank committed $16.5 million in a loan to construct the project, which will cost about ...
01/08/2015New addition to expand hospital's mental health, substance abuse programs

Jan. 08--WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Construction crews are prepping the ground at the corner of Eighth and Holliday where a new addition to Red River Hospital will be constructed. Rodney Martin, chief operations officer at Trinity Hughes Construction in Wichita Falls, said they are in a joint venture with Lott Brothers Construction out of Austin, Texas, for the build. He said the project that ...
01/07/2015Landmark restaurant building meets wrecking ball

Jan. 07--The deteriorating Spanish-style hacienda along Interstate 10 that housed the popular Las Alamedas Restaurant & Cantina for almost three decades has been demolished as the property owner plans for a new development at the site. The restaurant, a one-time hot spot for weddings, birthdays and fine Mexican dining, relocated to Katy several years ago and the 8615 Katy Freeway property had ...
01/07/2015Abilene ISD school board to hear construction update on Johnston Elementary Monday

Jan. 07--ABILENE, Texas -- Johnston Elementary School parents may wish to attend Monday's Abilene Independent School District school board meeting, especially if they want a look at the possible future of the building. Architects from The Tittle Luther Partnership-Parkhill, Smith and Cooper will present renderings of designs for a new campus, set to replace the current school for the start of ...
01/06/2015Daikin to invest $410 mil. to build new plant in U.S.

Daikin Industries Ltd., the world's top seller of air conditioners, said Wednesday it will build a new plant in Texas to consolidate production and logistics activities of its subsidiary Goodman Global Inc. Investing about $410 million (about 48.6 billion yen) in the new facility, the company plans to increase its annual production 1.5 times from around 3.7 million to 5.5 million units ...
01/06/2015Affordable housing planned for Lake Worth-area

Jan. 06--FORT WORTH -- The Lake Worth area could see a new mixed-income apartment complex built after the Fort Worth City Council, acting as the Housing Finance Corp., on Tuesday approved granting $3.5 million to a developer to build affordable apartments. The 15-acre site, to be located on Quebec Street near Loop 820 in northwest Fort Worth and built by the Miller-Valentine Group, would have ...
01/06/2015AISD construction taking longer than anticipated

Jan. 06--ABILENE, Texas -- A pair of high profile construction projects have experienced some delays, Abilene Independent School District officials said Monday. The Abilene High School auditorium, a much-anticipated improvement included in the district's $87.7 million capital project approved by voters in 2013, is still a work in progress despite original plans calling for a December finish. ...
01/06/2015Older office building outfitted with modern efficiency

Jan. 06--At first glance, the white concrete office building in northwest Houston, built in 1980, looks no different than similar complexes on the street just off U.S. 290. Yet the building, in recent years, has undergone extensive work to transform into an energy-efficient space with a reflective white roof, solar-driven water system, LED lights in the parking lot, electric car charging ...

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