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Factory site development gets green light, council to vote on project this summer

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The disputed development of the Snoqualmie Mill site can now go to City Council for final approval, after a hearing examiner ruled in favor of the developers and the city, delaying an administrative challenge against the project.

In her 79-page decision released June 28, hearing examiner Sharon Rice upheld the adequacy of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with respect to the Environmental Policy Act of the United States. State. She also ruled that the site’s 15-year master plan complied with state land use laws.

The decision comes after the Snoqualmie Community Action Network (SCAN), a small nonprofit organization of Valley residents, appealed the city’s final EIS after it was released last December. This appeal was to stop the project on the grounds that the EIA did not fully consider traffic impacts or how to protect the Snoqualmie River and other water sources from contamination.

SCAN’s appeal regarding the EIA and master plan compliance were the subject of two separate public hearings held in April. These decisions have been consolidated into a single decision document. The master plan review is required by state law, while SCAN’s appeal triggered the other public hearing.

Once the decision has been made, the proposed master plan can be submitted to the municipal council for final approval. If approved, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC, the project developer, can begin applying for building and construction permits. It’s unclear when council will consider the plan, but a vote is expected this summer, according to the city.

A city spokesperson said it could not provide a permitting and construction timeline at this time.

Steve Rimmer, owner of Mill Ventures, said through a spokesperson that they were pleased with the hearing reviewer’s decision and would work to address environmental concerns in view.

“We are committed to being thorough and delivering a project that revitalizes a brownfield site and creates jobs and economic benefits for the Snoqualmie Valley community,” he wrote in a statement.

Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross echoed Rimmer’s comments.

“This project will revitalize this long-vacant property, improve the environment, create jobs and positively benefit our local economy,” she said in a press release.

SCAN member Lacy Linney said the group would review the decision and consult with their attorneys to determine next steps. In the meantime, she said they will continue to focus on grassroots efforts and awareness.

“We’re obviously quite disappointed, but I don’t think we’re shocked to be a small community group taking on the city,” she said. “We will continue to focus on protecting the city’s water supply and the Snoqualmie River.”

The Mill Site property has been part of the city’s overall plan since the 1990s. The project itself has been in the works for about a decade, with the decision marking a significant milestone.

The city annexed the 261-acre Mill Site property north of downtown in 2012 alongside a pre-annexation agreement with Snoqualmie Mill Ventures.

Mill Ventures submitted the now-confirmed commercial and industrial master plan for the project in 2017. This plan proposes the construction of 1.83 million gross square feet of restaurant space, apartments, offices and warehouses in three phases over a period of 10 to 15 years.

The proposed development site has made headlines as it is heavily polluted. An assessment of the site by the Department of Ecology last August found it posed a “high risk to human and environmental health” and ranked among the most polluted sites in the state.

This pollution, which includes PCBs, petroleum, arsenic and other chemicals, was first discovered around 1990. Other areas of contamination were discovered between 1991 and 2005.

The master plan submitted by Mill Ventures covers the entire construction of the project, but only provides a detailed analysis of the first phase – which notably has no known pollution. The second and third phases are currently “conceptual,” according to a report from city staff.

The first phase of the project covers a portion of 102 acres in the northwest section of the site. It would bring 604,000 square feet of properties, including 160 residential units.

Last August, Tom Sroufe, the developer of the project, told the Valley Record that he hoped construction could begin as early as next year.

Pell City approves small step in development of former hospital site | New

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THE CITY OF PELL — Pell City Council has approved another step in the development of a new shopping center in the city.

At its regular meeting on Monday, the board approved an assignment agreement between Noon Pell City, LLC and Noon Pell City Center, LLC for the former hospital site on Dr. John Haynes Drive. The resolution approving the deal was added to council’s agenda after an executive session, which city attorney Jon Rea said involved potential real estate issues.

The board approved a development agreement with Noon Pell City, LLC for the company to bring an eight-store mall to the city in December. As part of the agreement, the city will provide the development with a 2% tax refund for up to 20 years or until the refund amount reaches $9.5 million and will provide a refund of $2 million to the developer to cover the cost of the land after the mall opens.

Rea said Monday’s action essentially grants that rebate to Noon Pell City Center, LLC, which is the holding company that will actually operate the development, instead of Noon Pell City.

“Under the development agreement between Noon Pell City and the city, Noon has the right to buy the old hospital property, and part of the incentive is that they buy it for a certain amount. amount and the city is essentially reimbursing that amount,” he said. “The option agreement is assignable and they have the right to assign it, but it’s subject to city approval.”

City Manager Brian Muenger called the move “superficial” and said it was just one of the steps the city needed to take to make the development happen.

“This is something that was widely contemplated in the original agreement, and companies have been known to create multiple holding companies that have different responsibilities with the structure of the agreement,” he said. “It was something that was planned.”

Muenger said the action is just one step in the process, much like a contract the council approved at a meeting called last week to remove trees and level ground at the site of the old hospital.

“Projects have been moving forward very steadily for some time in the background,” he said, “but yeah, that’s another indicator that it’s getting even closer.”

Muenger said the city wants the sale of the property to officially close in July. He said residents will soon begin to see physical signs of progress.

No stores for the development were officially announced, but the initial deal mentioned TJ Maxx or Marshalls, Hobby Lobby Five Below, Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, Rack Room Shoes, America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, pOpshelf, Petsmart, Burlington and Ashley. Furniture as pre-approved tenants.

The site plan also lists a total of four plots outside the development, which also have no tenants listed. Muenger said in December that two of those plots will have businesses recruited by Noon, while the other two will have businesses recruited by local developer Bill Ellison.

Council Chairman Jud Alverson also said at the time that Kevin Jennings and Jamey Flegal of Noon were trying to recruit a national site to switch restaurants on one of their packages.

In other subjects, the council:

– Recognized the Pell City 6U All-Star Baseball Team for winning the State Championship;

— Approved a resolution allowing an application to the Community Development Block Grant Program for the improvement of the water system from Morningside to Woodhill Road;

— Approved resolution awarding a bid for a 2022 Ford F-150 4×4 for the Planning and Zoning Department in the amount of $35,073.18 to Long-Lewis of River Region;

— Approved a one-time lump sum payment in the amount of $34,788 to the Retirement System of Alabama for the city’s retirees or beneficiaries of retirees;

– Approved to hold a public hearing for August 8th for nuisance reduction for the properties of Kilgore Lane, 21st Street South, 8th Street South, 3rd Street South, Truss Ferry Road, Mulberry Street, 7th Avenue South, Blue Cutt Road, Walmart Retention Basin, Sunset Cove Cul-de-Sac and Retention Basin, and Fox Hollow Gas Line; and

— Approved the holding of a public hearing for July 11 to consider evaluating the cost of cleaning up the properties on 6th Avenue North, 1st Avenue South, Stemley Bridge Road and Tyler Street.

Intel suspends development of Ohio chip site, citing delays in U.S. CHIPS Act grants

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Intel has indefinitely delayed plans to develop a $20 billion chip production site in Ohio, pointing to the lack of action by Congress to pass funding the company considers crucial for the project.

The CHIPS for America Act would provide $52 billion in funding for semiconductor manufacturing and was drafted amid national security concerns about America’s dependence on other countries for this crucial industry.

Intel had planned to follow the initial $20 billion investment with a potential of $100 billion over the next decade, but has since lobbied for the subsidies and suggested that without them the size of the project is in doubt.

“Unfortunately, funding for the CHIPS Act has moved slower than expected and we still don’t know when this will happen,” the company said in a statement.

Lawmakers are also concerned that without the funding, Intel could focus more on its expansion in Europe, with sources suggesting the company is looking to prioritize projects with the best chance of receiving grant support, according to the the wall street journal.

In March, Intel announced a €33 billion investment in European manufacturing and R&D, with an initial investment of €17 billion in a semiconductor factory in Germany. In total, the company has indicated that it could invest 80 billion euros in Europe over the next decade.

Those plans are to receive backing from the European Union’s own €43 billion chip law, with €2.7 billion already allocated to support Intel’s German factory in 2022 alone.

Just a few months ago, Morris Chang, the founder of rival chipmaker TSMC, publicly dismissed the Ohio factory as “an exercise in futility”, warning that the CHIPS Act did not provide enough funding to establish the type of production that Intel is looking for.

The announcement is a blow not only to Ohio’s economy, which was looking forward to 3,000 permanent jobs and opportunities for construction companies, but also to the plans of the Biden administration, which announced the expansion of semiconductor production as the key to the American international. reputation.

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Biden specifically mentioned the project, calling the potential site “‘Field of Dreams,’ the ground upon which America’s future will be built.” . It is now clear that until bipartisan funding can be provided, this plan will remain on hold.

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The development of the Neuweiler site in Allentown should respect the history and architecture of the brewery, according to planners at LV | Lehigh Valley Regional News

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ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — The plan to demolish much of the Neuweiler Brewery site in Allentown in favor of retail and apartment space should balance development with respect for the North Front Street landmark’s history , according to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

“The structures to be demolished have considerable local cultural and historical value,” according to a study by Steve Neratko, the LVPC’s chief community and regional planner.

The commission will review Neratko’s recommendations in meetings at noon Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

The brewery on the west bank of the Lehigh River was completed in 1913 and closed in 1968. The site was used for other purposes in the 1990s but has been vacant since 1998, according to the LVPC. Row houses cover the land to the north and west of the old brewery, and there is a small park to the south.

“While redevelopment of the area is important, attempts should be made to protect those elements of the site that can be preserved and extract any salvageable architectural resources as assets for potential reuse for this project or others” , according to Neratko’s letter, which is a draft until it is approved by the full committee. “Specifically, the copper cupola of the brewery building could be retained and used as an artistic element of the future site.”

The planning commission is reviewing proposed major developments for Lehigh and Northampton counties, but the City of Allentown will make the final decision on whether Manhattan Building Co.’s plan can proceed.

The developer proposes to construct a seven-story building with 37,967 square feet of retail space, 306 apartments and 358 parking spaces. Neuweiler Tower will remain, John Palumbo of the Manhattan Building said at an Allentown Planning Commission meeting in May. The commission requested additional details on the architecture and design of the development, and did not vote on the project at this meeting.

The brewery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it is not a registered National Historic Landmark.

Neuweiler’s range included light lager, ale, premium beer, seasonal Bock beer, porter and other beers. It was a large employer in Allentown, but competition from national breweries led to closure in 1968. Some Neuweiler recipes were brewed by other beer brands after the closure.

LVPC’s professional staff reviews development proposals and makes recommendations which are discussed and voted on by appointed commissioners. The commissioner votes on the recommendations, not on the projects themselves. Once approved, the recommendations are sent to local governments for consideration.

The development of Neuweiler will be discussed by the LVPC’s overall planning committee at noon Tuesday and by the full committee at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both meetings are virtual. Links to the meetings are available on the LVPC website.

Former $250m development at Le Cornu site revealed

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More than 300 apartments and townhouses as well as a rooftop “urban farm” will be built as part of a $250 million market square development planned for the former Le Cornu site in Forestville.

The state government today unveiled its long-awaited master plan for the sprawling 3.6-hectare plot on the corner of Anzac Highway and Leader Street in Adelaide’s inner south, which has been vacant since October 2016, when furniture store Le Cornu ended its operations in South Australia. .

The new $250 million plan for the site, located 3.5 km southwest of the CBD, includes 199 apartments, 106 townhouses as well as short-term tourism apartments, with the development built around a marketplace with a supermarket, outdoor cafes and specialist retailers.

Appointed Venuethe development will comprise 30% green and open space, of which just under half will be accessible to the public 24/7, while the other half will come from “rooftop activations”, including a rooftop urban farm.

A model of the open green space that will be available in the new Forestville development. Image: SA Renewal

Plans have also been drawn up for a “green urban school” to be set up on site, accommodating around 250 disadvantaged students in grades 11 and 12.

The proposal was developed by a development consortium including local developer Buildtec, residential developer WA Peet and the Chapley Family’s commercial retail group – operators of Pasadena and Frewville Foodland stores.

The development will include over 300 apartments and townhouses. Image: SA Renewal

Construction in Forestville, initially scheduled for “end of 2022/beginning of 2023”, has now been postponed to 2024.

The project is not expected to be completed before 2029.

Commercial Retail Group director Spero Chapley did not give details on the expected starting price for Venue apartments, but said the development would offer a range of starting prices.

“At this stage we are not ready to talk about pricing, but what we can say is that through the design and master plan there is an array of residential pricing and options,” said he told reporters.

“We want to talk to first-time buyers to those retiring. We really want to create options for the community.

Renewal SA’s selection criteria included a minimum requirement that 15% of apartments built on site be classified as affordable.

Four five-storey apartment buildings, subject to approval, are planned to occupy the center of the development, while a number of two- and three-storey townhouses will occupy the east end of the development.

An eight-storey “gateway” building will be located on the west corner of the site, along with two other apartment buildings.

Spero Chapley with Planning Minister Nick Champion outside the vacant Forestville site. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily

But Chapley said the piazza-style market square was “at the heart” of the development.

“We seek to create a real [orientated] and residential development here, promoting and talking about local products, growers and makers,” he said.

“It’s a showcase site.

Chapley is the president of the educational organization YouthInc which will operate the “Green Urban School” slated for construction in the development district.

The school will offer “the equivalent of a Grade 11 and 12 VET and SACE curriculum” to students aged 17 to 24, Chapley said.

The students will also operate a rooftop urban farm which forms part of the green space planned for the site.

Image: SA Renewal

“The green school will be all about learning and discussing sustainability, climate justice, agriculture and so on,” he said.

“We are really excited, it will be a first for Australia.

“It’s really about getting disengaged South Australians aged 17 to 24… an understanding of themselves, an understanding of jobs and an awareness of their future.”

Planning Minister Nick Champion said the overall project would create 900 jobs during construction and 500 permanent jobs when completed.

The market place will be “at the heart” of Forestville’s development. Image: SA Renewal

Renewal SA bought the vacant 3.6 hectare land in Forestville for $38.2 million in September 2020 after German retailer Kaufland scrapped plans for a supermarket in the area.

Renewal SA under the former Marshall government chose the Chapley Consortium as its preferred developer and was expected to announce the master plan in the second half of 2021. Negotiations have taken “longer than expected”, the agency said, talks are ending. extending beyond the March state elections. .

But Champion dismissed suggestions that Renewal SA’s Forestville decision should be reviewed in the same way as the government’s current inquiry into the Brompton gasworks development plan.

“I think you can’t really compare sites because you can see there’s a high degree of consensus here,” Champion said.

“I think it’s a compelling offer and it’s a non-controversial issue.

Planning Minister Nick Champion and Badcoe MP Jayne Stinson speak to the media. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily

“Bowden is somewhat different, Bowden is a former gas works, it has a higher degree of contamination…and obviously there was an issue of public consternation given that the Bowden site was announced very shortly before the beginning of the interim arrangements for the state election.”

Tony Cole, managing director of Renewal SA, major projects and pipeline, declined to reveal how many developers the agency had shortlisted for the Forestville site.

“There were a number of developers interested in the site, we shortlisted and chose based on our vision,” he said.

“We are very passionate about having selected the right team to deliver to this incredible site.”

“It’s a site that will connect the existing community to a new community, it’s retail, it’s jobs, it’s education, it’s residential – it offers everything for the community. “

The Forestville Le Cornu site on March 14, 2022. Photo: Thomas Kelsall/InDaily

A community consultation undertaken by local Labor MP Jayne Stinson last year found that 43% of residents wanted a new school to be built on the Forestville site, followed closely by open green space.

Stinson said a government campaign pledge to ensure his constituents could send their children to Adelaide High or Adelaide Botanic High had “addressed many community concerns about schooling”.

“As for green space…this project has about 15% ground level green space and about 15% elevated green space that needs to be secured after hours,” she said.

“I’m really interested to see what my community thinks about it. A lot of people in my community would like to see all the green space on the site, but I don’t think that’s very realistic.

Formal consultation on the plans will open in October.

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Germantown Plan Commission Expected to Vote Monday on Two Site Development Plans | Washington Co. Business News

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GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Plan Commission will meet to review and vote on two site plans during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of Germantown Village Hall.

The first site plan the board will vote on is for Capstone Quadrangle Development Company/Capstone 41. According to the summary, Capstone 41 is seeking approval of a revised site development plan for the 203,580 square foot industrial building located in the Capstone 41. Business Park and Holy Hill Road Gateway District.

Site development and construction plans were approved by Council in August 2021 for Phase 1 of Capstone 41 Business Park under conditions.


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Plan Commission condition number 10 states that “the amount of landscaping and the height and design of berms for the area along the north elevation of the building adjoining Holy Hill Road shall be supplemented by berms and additional landscaping Additional landscaping including a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees should be installed along the west side of the truck parking/staging area to the west of the building to provide a better (future) visual display of truck activity.

Condition number 10 required a revised landscape and berm plan to be submitted for approval. before the approval of a first occupancy permit for the industrial building.

Capstone 41 prepared the revised landscaping and grading plans and submitted them to the commission for approval, according to the summary.

The second site plan the plan committee will vote on is for JSD Professional Services, according to the agenda.

Site plan review submitted by JSD Professional Services, on behalf of Criterion Barrels, seeks approval of site development and construction plans for a 12,108 square foot addition to the Criterion Barrels facility located at W172N13052 Division Road to Germantown. According to the summary, Criterion Barrels, an original equipment manufacturer of rifle barrels, has seen an increase in demand for its product over the past two years. This led to an increase in staff, from 31 to 44 employees, but left them running out of space.

To mitigate this, Criterion Barrels would like to add an additional 12,108 square feet to its manufacturing building to optimize flow and allow for future growth, according to the summary.

The Germantown Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of Germantown Town Hall, N122-W17001 Mequon Road in Germantown.

Kosy Co Living releases images of Brighton’s new multi-site development | New

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Kosy Co Living, part of the Kosy Living Group, has unveiled images of the second phase – Enterprise Point – which will house 278 studios with shared common areas.

Residents of Brighton’s new co-living scheme will have unlimited access to a wide range of modern facilities and amenities including co-working spaces, fitness and wellness suites, cafe/dining options , a cinema, a games and leisure room and outdoor areas including gardens, barbecue areas and a roof garden terrace.

Paul Brundell, CEO of Kosy Living, said, “With phase one ready to begin, we are excited to release our vision for phase two of our co-living urban village. It will be a truly unique living option for Brighton and will attract local professionals and graduates keen to stay in the city – a key element in solving the housing shortage whilst helping to retain its skilled working population.

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“Our development will be transformative for this area by improving the public realm along Melbourne Street and regenerating a dilapidated brownfield. There will be better pedestrian areas and cycle paths, new green spaces, new dining options and coworking spaces for residents.

Kosy Living announced its partnership with Maven Capital Partners and Puma Property Finance for the first phase on Melbourne Street earlier this year.

The first co-living residents will move in in 2024.

Bedrock Unveils First Look at Hudson Site Development – CBS Detroit

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Tribal Council approves $75 million for ‘theme show’ and site development at exit 407

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One of the world’s largest amusement park companies, based in France, Puy du Fou, is teaming up with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to create a “theme show” centered on Cherokee history on the property of 200 acres under development by Kituwah LLC, off Interstate 40 at Exit 407 in Sevier County.

The Cherokee Tribal Council voted May 11-1 to appropriate $75 million for the project, including $45 million budgeted for attraction construction and $30 million for site development costs on the entire 80-acre section of the property slated for Phase 1 development. The Puy du Fou project is expected to control 4-5 acres when it opens in 2024.

“This project in Tennessee developed with EBCI means a lot to us: it will initiate our presence on American soil, where there are so many great stories to tell”, Nicolas de Villiers, President & Artistic Director of Puy du Fou . “As lovers of history and cultural roots, we are proud and honored to partner with the EBCI Tribe to achieve this goal.”

Twice voted “Best Theme Park in the World”, Puy du Fou operates an original flagship park in France that attracts more than 2.3 million visitors each year and only follows Disneyland Paris for the most in the country. The park features multiple shows, vintage villages, and more than half a dozen on-site resorts custom designed and built with authenticity as the focal point. The company now has attractions in Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and China.

This would be its first foray into the US market, and under the agreement, Kituwah LLC would have first right of refusal on any future US projects.

“We are excited to take the first steps towards developing this world-class attraction that will help sustain our nation economically while creating a new platform to share dimensions of Cherokee history that many have never heard” , Tribal Council Chairman Richard French said in a statement.

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The tribe’s relationship with Puy du Fou at exit 407 will be similar to its relationship with Caesar’s Entertainment at its casinos. The tribe will own the property, building and business through a newly formed company called Cherokee Rose, which in turn is owned by Kituwah LLC, but Puy du Fou will design and operate the attraction.

The attraction itself will consist of a 125,000 to 175,000 square foot “retail entertainment” dining and entertainment space, with an immersive show that will be the first of its kind in the United States, said Matthew Cross, CEO of OE Experiences, the Knoxville-based experience development company that represented Kituwah and The 407 in their global search for ideal partners.

“The closest example would be something like Titanic over there in Pigeon Forge where you walk around a themed space, but it’s much more about immersion and the authenticity of actually being there,” said said Cross. “And those sets are complemented by live actors, which is sort of Puy du Fou’s signature.”

“The vocation of Puy du Fou is to tell stories in an innovative, original and rooted way,” said Manon Rigaudeau, Puy du Fou’s international press officer. “This new immersive show is the embodiment of this vocation: it will plunge visitors into the heart of a moving epic, from the Appalachians to the plains of Champagne.

Puy du Fou is one of the only companies in the world to create its own creative design and operate the attraction, allowing it to “seamlessly integrate” guest experiences into the space.

The show itself will present the “authentic and heartbreaking” story of Cherokee heroism during World War I through a “fully immersive” show that will take guests on a “patriotic and moving journey for the whole family”, according to a news. Release.

“These were Cherokees who actually participated on behalf of the Allies, and this experience will put you in the thick of the action as someone who travels overseas with them and has that experience,” Cross said. “Our goal, as is the goal of any experience, is for it to be highly transformative. This is going to be a very emotional yet very positive story, and we hope everyone comes away with a sense of admiration for a story that many people don’t know and which, in my opinion, deserves to be told.

Council debate

During a May 5 Tribal Council discussion, Big Cove representative Teresa McCoy said the proposal met with a favorable reception from Big Cove residents when she discussed it with them at a meeting. She said she was also “comfortable” with the decision, despite the steep price tag.

“If we give the information to our people, they will read it and make their own decisions and take away the fear of us sitting here and handing out $75 million, because it’s scary,” she said. . “He is.”

Birdtown representative Albert Rose was the only one to vote against the project. He disputed that the tribe, not Puy du Fou, would pay to build the attraction and wondered what the return on investment would be. His instinct is that it’s not a good deal, he says.

“Commercial games, you’re going to get a pretty quick return,” he said. “This, I don’t know when I was going to get it back.”

Registered member Ernest Tiger also spoke out against the proposal.

“I just think the money could be better spent,” he said. “Why not spend $75 million and buy every member of the tribe a house?”

Progress on the 407

Buc-ee’s, the first company to announce its partnership with Kituwah, is currently working to vertically build what will be the world’s largest convenience store when it opens next summer. The entire 80 acres of Phase 1 is now the subject of letters of intent from restaurants, retail chains and concepts looking to build there. Although these letters are not binding, Cross expects the Puy du Fou announcement to prompt these companies to make their own public commitments. In December, the Tribal Council voted to allow another of its LLCs, EBCI Holdings, to proceed with construction of a sports betting bar on the property.

In addition to work at Buc-ee, fine grading has begun for the construction of a Marriott Courtyard owned by Kituwah LLC. The tribe hopes to see this facility open in 2023, but achieving that goal will be “challenging” given current supply chain issues, Cross said.

Cross said he doesn’t anticipate any zoning issues with the development, as the property was designated as a tourism improvement district before the tribe purchased it in 2019. However, he said the developers are discussing the how the current labor shortage might impact development plans and considered potential solutions, including labor housing, and also assessed infrastructure needs in the community.

“Many new timelines all start at the same time after a milestone like this, but we pay a lot of attention to the City of Sevierville, Sevier County, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation regarding area infrastructure and which is necessary to support not just our development, but the community itself.

Site Development Manager – Data Center

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This opportunity is with a market leader in the critical data center developer / wholesaler / colo provider space. This company provides data center solutions tailored to the requirements of their customers’ critical operational facilities. They ensure the reliability of critical installations for most of the world’s largest organizations, including the Hyperscale market.

Data Center Strategy and Site Development Manager – Ashburn, VA
This position is also available in: Santa Clara CA, Portland OR, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA, Dallas TX and Toronto ON.

Our client is looking for a Site Development Manager. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading data center and infrastructure development efforts, including ownership due diligence and licensing, site and facility design, utility interconnection, finances and taxes. The candidate should also understand municipal issues as they relate to site strategy and land acquisition.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead infrastructure development activities, including negotiation of land deals and support agreements
  • Develop and manage project budgets
  • Assist in the development and management of project budgets and participate in data center site localization efforts
  • Managing due diligence and permitting efforts, optimizing utility and network interconnections, collaborating with design and construction teams
  • Negotiate data center development transactions, including supporting legal real estate procedures
  • Maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders in the region
  • Collaborate with the sales team to offer custom build opportunities and product development

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, construction or engineering, master’s a huge plus
  • 3-6 years of experience developing data center sites and other mission critical facilities
  • Previous experience with acquisition of existing sites/assets
  • Involved in the placement of vertical telecom assets
  • In-depth understanding and experience in conducting complex transactions
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects with internal staff, external consultants, vendors and other stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex business and market information and analysis at all organizational levels to include senior management, utility partners, government officials and local stakeholders
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check
  • Travel required is 25-50%

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Montreal’s Loew’s Theater commemorated in the development of a new site

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From left to right: John Marcovecchio, CEO, Magil Construction; Marco Millin, Vice President, Real Estate Financing, Business Services, Laurentian Bank; Kate Low, Regional Vice President (Quebec), Real Estate Finance, BMO; Charles Li, Tianqing Group; Kheng Ly, President and CEO, Brivia Group; Chee Sing Yip, founder of Kim Phat Group; Fangfei Wang, Deputy Director, Montreal Branch, Bank of China; Michelle Vien, Senior Director, Real Estate Finance Division, Eastern Canada, CIBC and Olivier Legault, Senior Associate Architect, BLTA. Photo courtesy Brivia Group

A 19-story mixed-use development will soon be built on the former site of Montreal’s historic Loew’s Theatre, giving the city’s Mainsfield Street a new face.

A significant presence of asbestos and significant structural constraints made it impossible to preserve what remained of the dilapidated theatre, other than the walkway over the north aisle. Moreover, the subdivision of the interior over the years has damaged the characteristic spatial sequence, affecting the historical value of the building. However, in keeping with the promoter Groupe Brivia’s commitment to Montreal’s heritage, the company is building a project in its place that blends carefully into its immediate environment, consisting of several buildings of architectural interest.

The design will reconnect Cathcart and Metcalfe streets and recall the site’s cinematic past with a dome above the main entrance soffit that will mimic the original theater ceiling. Pedestrians will be immersed in an urban mural, bringing together elements inspired by the former Loew’s Theatre.

As site excavation begins, 226 downtown residential units take another step toward completion. Future residents of the project will have the opportunity to live next to Sainte-Catherine Street, starting in 2024.

Béïque Legault Thuot Architectes (BLTA), the architects of the project, reflected the different uses of the site in their vision. At the forefront of urban life, an outdoor swimming pool on a rooftop terrace overlooking Dorchester Square and the shops and boutiques of downtown Montreal will be one of the main features of the building.

“Redeveloping an iconic site like the former Loew’s Theater requires skill and sensitivity, and I am particularly sensitive to what this place represents,” said Kheng Ly, Founder, President and CEO of Brivia Group. “As a Montrealer, I understand the attachment of citizens and the community to traces of the past. Here in Mansfield, we will strive to remember the beautiful hours and moments experienced by Montrealers who, for decades, occupied the seats of Loew’s Theatre. I want this atmospheric walkway to be a time-tested reminder of the site’s cultural past.

Carolina Panthers Rock Hill SC Headquarters Site Development Schedule

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Go in depth with what happens behind David Tepper and the Panthers ending their deal to build their headquarters in Rock Hill.


The Carolina Panthers have announced the termination of their contract with the City of Rock Hill for the construction of a new team headquarters and practice site. The project had been seen as transformational for Rock Hill and York County.

So how did the team and the city get here?

Here’s a timeline of key developments spanning five years of planning for the Panthers’ move:

An August 2018 letter from Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys to Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, later published online by Gettys, features Rock Hill as a sports destination and invites Tepper to visit the city and explore options for a new team headquarters and training facility.

In November 2018, broadcaster and then-voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon, spoke at a meeting of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Rock Hill, where Mixon released a list of hypotheses alluding to a headquarters project.

“What if I told you a few hundred acres somewhere near here is going to be bought up pretty soon,” Mixon said at that meeting, “and a state-of-the-art training facility with restaurants, stores, banks , condos, apartments are going to be built and the Carolina Panthers business center is going to move here?”

After the meeting, area business leaders said they viewed Mixon’s comments as hypothetical and not an announcement.

“As speaker of the chamber, I hope that’s true,” said Rob Youngblood, then speaker of the chamber. “It would be great even to be considered for something like that.”

In March 2019, U.S. Representative Ralph Norman and Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys confirmed that the city and the team had discussed a headquarters in Rock Hill. The two chosen ones met the team in February 2019 to pitch the Rock Hill project.

That same month, state lawmakers and Gov. Henry McMaster met to discuss legal changes — they would ultimately be approved in May 2019 — to allow tax incentives for the Panthers.

Later in March 2019, Gettys confirmed that the Hutchison Farm site off I-77 was under consideration for the team’s training facility. The property was in York County, but later annexed to the Rock Hill town limits.

In May 2019, a joint letter signed by the mayors of Rock Hill, Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach expressed support for the Rock Hill site. The letter from the state’s major landmarks urged state lawmakers to enact economic incentives under discussion at the time, which those lawmakers would do.

“The impact on Rock Hill and York County in the specific case before us today will be felt for generations to come,” the mayors wrote.

In June 2019, Tepper and team officials joined city and state leaders for a cheer rally in downtown Rock Hill to announce a partnership. Tepper spoke of a world-class orthopedic and executive medicine facility in addition to the Panthers facility in Rock Hill, which would attract people from across the country.

“It’s going to be a showcase here,” Tepper said at the Fountain Park rally. “We are going to bring people to this area. We’ll just have a sense of excellence not only up there for the football team, but everything we do here at Rock Hill.

In September 2019, multiple sources reported that land was under contract to be sold to the Panthers. In October 2019, Team Vice President and COO Mark Hart presented plans for the training site to the Rock Hill business community during a downtown business retreat. Hart talked about a training facility and headquarters, but also venues for other events, and even a golf course purchase.

“We want our facility in this community to have an iconic presence,” Hart said.

In November 2019, the Rock Hill City Council began the team headquarters approval process, after months of discussions ranging from allowing what could have been South Carolina’s tallest building to playing , tattooing and other possible businesses on the site.

Gettys asked its business community in December 2019 to convey the need for a sense of urgency to York County officials to bring the $2 billion Panthers project to fruition. City officials requested changes to tax districts, which the county would have to approve, to allow Opportunity Zone funding for the Panthers and other development projects.

“The one thing we’re missing to make all of this happen is a sense of urgency,” Gettys said at the time.

In February 2020, the state Department of Transportation issued a public notice of an I-77 interchange planned to serve the Panthers project. The $90 million project would be part of a larger road improvement plan in the region, boosted by the new headquarters.

In March 2020, the hiring of contractors began for the construction of the new Panthers site. That same month, York County agreed to its share of the project and released details of the incentives involving the city, county and team.

The county’s final vote in April took place despite few people being able to attend, amid the early stages of social distancing due to COVID-19.

In March 2020 the team purchased Waterford Golf Club and its planned headquarters.

In June 2020, nearly $35 million in federal funds was announced for the new I-77 exit.

Foundation stone laid in July 2020 with the aim of opening the new head office in 2023.

Hart held a virtual presentation for around 1,000 people in October 2020 to update plans for the site, which the team called “The Rock”.

In February 2021, the team had a time lapse video to show the construction progress.

A May 2021 request from the team to York County requested assistance with infrastructure costs. A letter from Hart to the county that month indicated that Rock Hill’s expected money had not come. Bonds were to be issued by the city by October 2020, according to the letter, and an extension to February 2021 had already been missed. The city said it has met its financial obligations up to this point.

“Unfortunately, infrastructure funding remains at a crossroads,” Hart wrote to the county.

In June 2021, the team and the Tepper family announced a combined donation of $700,000 to Miracle Park, indicating plans for an ongoing partnership with the city where his team would operate.

A March announcement from the team said the headquarters project would be put on hold due to ongoing funding issues with the city. An announcement from Tepper Sports & Entertainment read:

“Given the economic realities, the difficult but prudent decision has been made to put the project on hold. Ongoing work will continue with our partners to find an economically acceptable solution for all parties to continue this project at Rock Hill.

Later in March, York County agreed to a newly proposed funding agreement with the team and the city. In it, four decades of incentives would pay for the $225 million in public infrastructure at the heart of the team’s funding with the city.

On Tuesday, the team announced that it would end its contract with Rock Hill for construction at the site off I-77.

This story was originally published April 19, 2022 1:26 p.m.

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John Marks graduated from Furman University in 2004 and joined the Herald in 2005. He covers community growth, municipalities, transportation and education primarily in York and Lancaster counties. The Fort Mill native has won dozens of South Carolina Press Association awards and several President McClatchy Awards for news coverage in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie.
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New Multi-Site Development to Bring More Affordable Housing to Louisville | Business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A local developer has big plans to bring thousands of apartments to Louisville and help low-income families in the process.

The new development was announced Monday morning. It’s called Lou 2.2 and there are 10 resorts in the plan.

One of the approved projects – The Prestonian – will be located at the corner of South Gray Street and East Clay Street, near the Phoenix Hill neighborhood of Louisville.

LDG Development plans to create 2,200 units within the 10 complexes, some of which will be scattered throughout downtown Louisville, including the Russell neighborhood near Lake McNeely and Cane Run Road.

Some of these housing units will be set aside in an effort to meet the need for affordable housing in Louisville. The city needs 30,000 affordable housing units, so 1,300 of Lou 2.2 units will be specifically for those earning only 30-80% of the city’s median income.

LDG says the resorts will have on-site health and education services to improve the lives of its residents, especially those with low incomes.

“We all know homelessness is an issue in this community,” said Chris Dischinger, co-founder and director of LDG Development. “You don’t have to go very far to see it, feel it and believe it. And there are no easy answers to homelessness. I know that. You all know that. But we We have to start with having enough housing.”

Some of the Lou 2.2 projects are ready to go, while others are still in the proposal phase, but if all goes well, LDG Development expects the project to be completed in about 5 years.

The company plans to innovate on The Prestonian and 4 other sites by the end of this year and complete some by 2024.

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Plans revealed for phase two development of key Crewkerne site

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Residents of Crewkerne got their first glimpse of how the rest of a major development in their town could take shape.

Taylor Wimpey Exeter has won planning permission to build 635 new homes on the key Crewkerne site, which lies between the A30 Yeovil Road and the A356 Station Road east of the city centre. South Somerset District Council approved detailed plans for the first 110 homes in March 2021, with construction officially starting later the same year.

The developer has now revealed its proposed designs for the remaining homes at the northern end of the site, which could be delivered within the next three to four years. The master plan for the key site includes the new homes being delivered in two phases – the first phase of 110 homes in the south (which will also provide employment land and a 60-bed care home) and phase two of 525 homes in the north ).

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The new link road will connect the two phases, with the vacant space between becoming the “southern park”, with new woods and open green spaces in addition to the planned play areas. Once construction is complete, these green spaces will be transferred to either Crewkerne Borough Council or the new Somerset Unitary Council, which is due to formally take over in April 2023.

The first details of phase two were released as part of a consultation event hosted by Taylor Wimpey in late March before a formal planning application was submitted to the district council. Of the 525 homes offered in phase two, 33 will be affordable, bringing the total for the two phases to 50.

Plans include an area near the A30 which is for a new primary school – one of the conditions for granting preliminary permission. However, Somerset County Council advised in January 2021 that the site will no longer be needed in light of its reforms of existing schools in and around Crewkerne and Ilminster which will come into effect in September 2022.



Plans for 525 homes in phase two of key Crewkerne site

In light of this, the school site is likely to be given over to further accommodation – although this will require a separate planning application. Taylor Wimpey is still to provide more than £2.2million for new places in Crewkerne Schools as part of the outline permission – one of several financial contributions to the town that have been secured.

These include over £393,000 for open space and recreation outside the site (which could be used to improve other parks and play facilities), £277,000 to improve Crewkerne’s existing road network , £164,000 to secure local bus services and over £100,000 for improved cycling facilities in and around the city.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey said: “At the heart of the development is the new Village Green and Local Center which provides informal and formal open space, including a playground. To the east of the Village Green, a new local center building is located which will provide opportunities for shops, cafes or other facilities for the community.

“The southern parks area will provide additional informal space for people and wildlife, with extensive timber plantations creating habitats here and informal mown paths providing walking routes.”



Plans for open green space and link road in phase two of key Crewkerne site
Plans for open green space and link road in phase two of key Crewkerne site

A formal planning application covering phase two is expected to be submitted to the district council in the coming months. Taylor Wimpey has indicated that the haul road linking the phase one and phase two sites could be delivered in full by summer 2023, with the last link road and access to the A30 completed when the first 200 houses are occupied. .

Construction of phase one is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024, with phase two commencing around that time, provided additional planning agreement can be secured.

Crescent City Harbor Officials Refuse Site Development’s Request to Present Their Vision for Redevelopment of Bayside RV Parks, Redwood Harbor Village | Wild Rivers Outpost

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Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, April 1 at 12:19 p.m. / Local Government

Crescent City Harbor officials decline on-site development application to present vision for redevelopment of Bayside RV Parks, Redwood Harbor Village


Previously:

• Another firm moves to Port of Crescent City on its RV parks, says plan includes long-term residents

• “This is not my port, this is not my vision”; developer will meet with Crescent City Harbor Commissioners and RV Park residents

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Crescent City Harbor Commissioners will not hear a presentation from On-Site Development, the area-linked construction company offering an alternative to Alex Lemus and Renewable Energy Capital to revitalize two RV parks at the harbor .

In an email to on-site development project manager Kay Fry on Thursday, Harbor Master Tim Petrick said the stewards chose to deny his request to be placed on Tuesday’s agenda on the advice from their lawyers.

“In this case, the Crescent City Harbor District Board issued a request for proposal in 2020 and then selected a developer,” Petrick told Fry. “We appreciate your interest in working with the Port District and encourage you to monitor and submit proposals to any future tenders.”

According to Petrick, since the Harbor District Board of Commissioners approved a project by Lemus, which was the sole respondent to a request for proposals in December 2020 to redevelop the harbour, they could not accept the on-site development proposal.

After lengthy negotiations, including holding a closed-door meeting on Thursday, the Harbor District Council is expected to consider a lease deal with Lemus on Tuesday, Petrick told the Outpost.

In August 2021, Lemus unveiled plans to upgrade Bayside RV Park’s landscaping and infrastructure, purchase Airstream trailers, and install cabins for short-term overnight stays. He also proposes placing electric vehicle charging stations at Spotty’s Car Wash, installing solar panels on the old car wash and building a cooperative for local fishermen to sell their catch.

In January, in response to concerns from residents who feared being evicted to make way for the project, Lemus said he and his company would create transition plans for each individual tenant.

Fry appeared before the Harbor Commission at its March 15 meeting, saying she and her father, On-Site Development founder Jim Fry, had developed a redevelopment plan for Bayside RV Park and Redwood Harbor Village that includes her long-term tenants.

In a later conversation with the Outpost, Fry said she and her father approached the RV park tenants before making their presentation to the Harbor District. While she wasn’t ready to say what On-Site Development’s vision for the parks is, she said one possibility would be to change the layout to accommodate both overnighters and long-term tenants.

However, when asked why she did not respond to a December 2020 request for proposals that the Harbor District had sent out to developers, Fry said her company had already accepted a project to build a park. $2.4 million motorhomes at Cave Junction and was unable to respond to the tender, although it piqued their interest.

On March 15, Fry, speaking in public comments, remarked to the Harbor Commissioners that they had not yet signed a lease with Lemus and that “negotiations cannot go on forever”. She received an invitation from Harbor Board Chairman Rick Shepherd to pitch her business to the Harbor District on Tuesday.

In an email to the Board of Commissioners earlier this week, Fry welcomed the invitation.

“President Shepherd’s invitation to learn more on April 5 demonstrated that you approach this in an unbiased and open manner,” she said.

The Crescent City Harbor District Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Agendas are available here.


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Snoqualmie will hold a public hearing on the development of the plant site

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Snoqualmie will hold a public hearing on the development of the plant site

The Town of Snoqualmie will hold a public hearing into the Commercial/Industrial Plan of the Snoqualmie Plant Site before a Hearing Examiner at 4:00 p.m. on March 30.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. Residents interested in participating may submit oral or written testimony to the Hearing Examiner, who, along with a report and recommendation, will be submitted to City Council for consideration.

Using this report, the city council will then make a final decision on whether to approve or reject the PCI plan at a later date. If the PCI plan is approved, it would give the green light for construction on the property, assuming no additional building permits are required.

The PCI plan was submitted to the city in 2017 by Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC. The plan proposes to develop the 261-acre Mill Site property north of downtown in three phases over a 10 to 15-year period. This development would include 1.83 gross square feet of commercial, office, light industrial and residential space.

Several areas of the proposed development are heavily polluted due to its more than 100 year history as a sawmill. However, there is no known pollution in the first phase of the proposed development.

This first phase would include 604,000 square feet of development, as well as 160 residential units in mixed-use buildings.

A draft environmental impact statement for the project completed by the city in April 2020 received over 900 pages of public comment. A final impact statement was released last December.

A link to the hearing and more information can be found here: bit.ly/3wuJbnJ.

The community must be included in the development of the Northern Metal site

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For generations, the Mississippi River in north Minneapolis has been treated like a brownfield, home to some of the dirtiest businesses that have harmed families living nearby. An example is Northern Metal Recycling’s shredding plant.

The metal shredder started in 2009, and residents of north and northeast Minneapolis paid the price. For 12 years, people close to Northern Metal have breathed in pollution, including lead dust in the air, which has poisoned people and our children. This, in addition to other sources of pollution, has resulted in some of the largest health disparities in the state for this region.

When Northern Metal refused to shut down their grinder in 2019 as they had promised, it took organizing, taking legal action and a whistleblower presented evidence that the operation was providing false readings on their monitoring equipment. pollution to end this nightmare.

The decade-long struggle against Northern Metal ended with the victory of community members, mothers and youth in North Minneapolis and Northern Metal finally moved on.

The pollution is gone, but the work is not done

With news that the Minneapolis Park Board is considering a proposal to acquire and redevelop the Northern Metal site, it’s time to think about the decades ahead. We need to celebrate this win, learn from what happened, and make sure the community gets a leading voice in determining the future of this site.

I’ve been involved in this fight with many others since the beginning, and it’s part of the reason why I helped found Community Members for Environmental Justice (CMEJ). The CMEJ is a vehicle for our community to stand up against pollution on the Northside and in solidarity with other neighborhoods, raise awareness in our community, advocate with our elected officials and, if necessary, intervene in court.

Community members demonstrate outside the Northern Metal Recycling facility in May 2021. Credit: Jaida Gray Eagle | Sahan Diary

Since 2013, community members have been coming forward and asking our elected officials to do something about Northern Metal’s fires, lies and pollution. In 2016, we learned that airborne lead and other toxic compounds released from their facility along the Mississippi River were being inhaled by our children.

We know from a whistleblower in 2019 that Northern Metal tried to hide its wrongdoings by manipulating pollution data. We know we cannot trust Northern Metal to operate safely when fires broke out at their facilities in Minneapolis and Becker, Minnesota. Throughout this period, and since the mill ceased operations, community members feared further fires. It is a huge relief to me and my neighbors that we can soon be rid of this environmental hazard to our neighborhood.

Holding Northern Metal accountable has been hard and exhausting work. It shouldn’t have been so painful. It should not have been left to an already overburdened community to do this work. We have been fighting for almost a decade for Northern Metal and members of government to protect people and ensure our children can breathe.

Seeking to end this corporate polluter is a relief, but that doesn’t mean the job is done. What replaces Northern Metal matters a lot. Now is the time to engage people, not push ahead with developer-focused proposals that put profits first.

The point is, if and when Northern Metal leaves, the public will foot the cleanup bill after we’ve already paid the cost with our health.

So if Northern Metal is out, what will happen next? The site has functioned as an industrial site for generations. The point is, if and when Northern Metal leaves, the public will foot the cleanup bill after we’ve already paid the cost with our health. With all this burden we have carried comes the responsibility of our public servants to engage and be accountable to the community.

Obviously, the Northsiders are not starting from a place of trust in our government and in the for-profit developers, all the more reason for it to be done right. And this site has the potential to become a space that reclaims natural abundance and the community’s connection to the river, guided by the vision of those who live here.

We must take this moment to reflect on how we got here, or we risk repeating the same historical mistakes and processes that reflect colonialism and perpetuate environmental racism. It is not enough to simply eliminate the evil, the community deserves reconciliation and reparation.

The creative energy and commitment to our community is what makes this next phase in the story of this patch of land along the river exciting and so important. We celebrate the idea of ​​a future free of Northern Metal and many other polluters, and once again demand that our voices be valued and our bodies respected wherever we go from here.

New requirements affect the use of Fill in Site Development

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In an October 2021 guidance document, which included LSRPA participation in the stakeholder process, the NJDEP provided LSRPs and their clients with more options for the sustainable reuse of “alternative backfill” in redevelopment. and the cleanup of brownfields and other remediation sites.

However, there is a significant catch. Current NJDEP policy requires NJDEP’s prior approval for the use of alternate fill above existing site grade. This has the potential to require large amounts of “clean fill” to raise site levels to climate-resilient elevations where alternative fill could otherwise be safely used.

The growing need for backfill has prompted some companies to supply fill that is falsely identified as clean fill. IIn response, the New Jersey Legislature changed the A-901 license requirements for companies providing filler to require more stringent background checks.

The 2019 amendment, called the Dirty Dirt Act, places companies that engage in soil and fill recycling services (including brokerage, transportation and processing) under a similar regulatory regime and expands the definition of a broker.

Implementing regulations have not yet been promulgated. However, some key deadlines have already passed. Companies engaged in soil and fill recycling services were required to file a notice by October 14, 2021 or cease engaging in newly regulated activities by January 13, 2022. Companies that filed a timely notice must submit a complete A-901 application by April 15, 2022. .

With key deadlines already past, all fill producers and users need to pay attention to the source of the fill material and the sometimes competing regulatory initiatives controlling the fill world.

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Maryland Introduces Washington Commanders to Sprawling FedEx Field Development

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Newly obtained documents show that Prince George’s and the state have developed an expanded vision for a five-mile economic development corridor to surround a new stadium, similar to Virginia’s “mini-city” approach. state and county told the team in confidential documents that Prince George’s would help further team president Jason Wright’s goals for a stadium project that is also progressing social justice initiatives.

Maryland is clearly willing to spend big on stadiums. Lawmakers are proposing a plan to invest $1.2 billion to upgrade the state’s other two major professional sports stadiums in Baltimore. But, so far, heads of state have not introduced legislation to implement the commanders’ speech.

And if Prince George’s loses the commanders and the multi-billion dollar project to build a new team stadium, the county would face an economic crater.

“I ask you to remember Prince George’s County,” Alsobrooks said in his first public appeal for money for the stadium proposal. “Residents of Prince George’s County deserve the same commitment and resources.

A spokesperson for the commanders said Wednesday that the FedEx Field site, where team owner Daniel Snyder already owns more than 200 acres, is the only site the team is considering in Maryland.

The 89-page pitch, delivered to the team in May and obtained by The Washington Post this week, offers the most detailed look yet at how a government vying for the team offered much more than incentives. economic or state-funded stadium.

He describes a “stadium district” that would not only anchor acres of sports-related development – ​​including a hotel, convention center, shops, homes and an on-site sports betting site – but also funnel billions into a predominantly black jurisdiction that local leaders say have been repeatedly left behind.

“We believe the prospect of a new stadium represents an opportunity for even greater long-term impacts, serving as a driver for equitable and inclusive economic development and social justice,” the pitch reads.

Yet in the months that followed, Maryland leaders failed to submit a financial proposal for public debate, even as Virginia lawmakers advanced a lucrative bid for a stadium in northern Virginia. The team searched for a new stadium site for years, pitting the two states and the district against each other. Commanders are contractually obligated to play in Landover, Maryland until 2027.

Maryland’s proposal included a 65,000-seat indoor stadium as the development’s crown jewel, built just east of FedEx Field and atop the current parking lots, placing the stadium a 15-20 minute walk from a station. metro. The stadium-district concept is similar to those implemented with Truist Park outside of Atlanta, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California outside of Los Angeles, and Nationals Park in southeast Los Angeles. Washington, which ushered in acres of redevelopment near the DC waterfront.

In Landover, the redevelopment vision would use the stadium to anchor the five-mile investment corridor. It would run along Central Avenue and four Blue Line stops from the DC boundary at Capitol Heights to downtown Largo, east of FedEx Field. The county has already begun investing resources in the “Blue Line Corridor”, with the goal of turning it into an urban extension of DC

Over 10 years, according to the pitch, the FedEx Field site would house nearly 4 million square feet of development, with rooms set aside to ensure minority-owned businesses benefit from the windfall. There would be four training grounds alongside the team headquarters, as well as public parks and 2,100 homes – many of which are designated as affordable housing, to help black families build “generational wealth”, says the ground.

The campus would be integrated into the community, hosting a K-8 charter school, a field for 16 basketball and volleyball courts, and a “team culture and history museum.”

Parts of the campus would be connected by a pedestrian and bicycle path, part of which would be an elevated bridge. He would be nicknamed the “Bobby Mitchell Greenway”, in honor of the team’s first black player.

“It can demonstrate how corporate partnerships can innovate equity, education, recreation and social justice initiatives,” the proposal states.

Money for Baltimore stadiums, but not for commanders

Although the proposal bore the signatures of Alsobrooks and Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Alsobrooks’ call to Annapolis on Tuesday signaled that the plan has yet to gain widespread local approval like Virginia’s. Hogan publicly rejected on Tuesday the idea that the state would build a stadium for a team, even though he supports investing in those of the Orioles and Ravens.

In May’s proposal to commanders, Maryland highlighted the Maryland Stadium Authority’s decades of experience with professional sports venues, likely to contrast with Virginia, which is expected to create a football stadium authority in the next special session. of the Commonwealth.

Hogan’s spokesman, Michael Ricci, downplayed the governor’s May field signing, calling it a “marketing piece” that “consists largely of pro forma information and boilerplate language regarding the capabilities of state agencies to help the team develop facilities.”

Ricci added, however, that Maryland “will continue to provide support and expertise to the county in its discussions with the team.”

A bill being considered Tuesday in Annapolis would allow the Maryland Stadium Authority to inject $600 million into upgrading the Orioles’ Camden Yards and an additional $600 million into the Ravens’ M&T Bank stadium. But efforts to amend the bill to include commanders have not moved forward, prompting public advocacy from Alsobrooks.

Prince George’s proposal suggests the team could, as in the Virginia plan, get a reduction in taxes generated by the new development – a feature that has not been publicly discussed. The county also had no plans to eventually expand tax incentives to reduce costs and attract further development around the stadium, including the team’s headquarters and practice facilities.

In an analysis, the proposal touted the viability of the FedEx Field site while pointing out the flaws of alternative sites the team had once considered, such as Landover Mall (“relatively small site with high acquisition costs”), Oxon Cove (“large site, but not near Metrorail” and “environmental constraints limit development potential”) and Greenbelt (“limited space on site” and “would compete with proposed FBI headquarters”).

The Commanders spokesperson said that after working with the county executive’s office, the team decided to focus on the FedEx location in Maryland.

Regional competition heats up

DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) outlined plans on Wednesday to build a $60 million indoor athletics stadium on the RFK Stadium campus as part of an effort to demonstrate his commitment to building a sports entertainment district and attracting the team. the. “I think world-class cities have their football team within their city limits,” Bowser told reporters.

In Virginia, Wright, the team’s president, met with Loudoun County officials on Tuesday to discuss the team’s concept for a new stadium and retail complex, likely near a quarry northeast of Virginia. Dulles International Airport, Loudoun officials said.

County Board Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) called the introductory meeting saying, “They went through a very high-level idea of ​​what they want to come up with, if they were going to come up with Something.”

If commanders were to relocate to Loudoun at two other possible sites in neighboring Prince William County, Randall said, she would like the team to be more transparent about its issues of sexual assault allegations, which make the under investigation by Congress.

“I don’t particularly care who you are, what entity or individual you are – I will always stand on the side of listening and supporting women,” she said.

Prince William’s officials said they have yet to meet with commanders.

As jurisdictions seek the financial windfall a project would bring, Maryland leaders are also seeking to avoid the economic devastation that would be left behind if FedEx Field were abandoned.

“I have thousands of voters who live within a mile whose property values ​​will drop if they have an empty stadium in their backyard,” Del said. Jazz Lewis (D-Prince George’s), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, whose district includes FedEx Field.

“We’re just looking for parity,” Lewis said, referring to the state’s willingness to invest $1.2 billion to retain Baltimore’s stadiums.

Whether or not the county keeps the team, Alsobrooks said getting resources to the Blue Line Corridor is a primary goal of his administration.

“This is our next opportunity,” she said. It is also, she said, the “best opportunity for commanders to achieve their vision of long-term economic sustainability.”

Antonio Olivo and Julie Zauzmer Weil contributed to this report.

Chronicle: Meeting on the development of the site of the former prison well attended | News, Sports, Jobs

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ESCANABA – On March 8, the Escanaba City Council hosted a special meeting for the public to get a first-hand look at proposals from four development teams seeking to use the former Delta County Jail and the former chamber commerce property as a blank canvas to paint their vision of Escanaba’s latest lakeside addition. In my humble opinion, all the proposals have very positive economic impacts on the future of the region. Everyone will have a favorite proposal that they would like to see move forward and become a reality. Delta County and the City of Escanaba could benefit from any of these projects and I would love to see more than one come to fruition. Who wouldn’t love more commercial expansion, more hospitality venues to support tourism and luxury living spaces. They are all in high demand. As impressed as I was with the developer presentations, I was very excited to see the great audience participation to better understand the projects. The live audience was so large that a satellite section had to be set up in the lobby for people to sit and watch the meeting on television. There was also a large audience of viewers online. Whatever proposal our elected municipal officials choose, I hope we all understand that it may not be perfect, but it will be very good. This could be a starting point for further development in housing, tourism, small business expansion and job creation that our citizens outlined in the 2016 Escanaba City Master Plan. We may have different opinions on how to start this journey, but I think we all know we have to move on. Our mayor made an important announcement at the meeting that many of us might have overlooked towards the end of the session. Mr. Ammel reviewed the many openings on the Escanaba Town Board at this time. Many of our municipalities and service groups need energetic new people to join their group. Adding new people will bring new ideas and perspectives that will help all of our teams be more successful.

The past two years have been very difficult to get involved with new groups as we have been asked to socially distance and attend meetings remotely. We see life returning to a kind of new normal as we started 2022. It’s time to get involved and make a difference, even if it’s very small, it will benefit the larger group.

There are many opportunities to help, if not now, when? Everyone is busy, but make your involvement this year a priority for you. We will all be better thanks to your involvement!

I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting with a service club last week as they recruit new members and highlight all they can do to make a positive difference in our community. I have known the organization for a long time, having played in Little League and Babe Ruth League Baseball for the Kiwanis club. I always appreciated their sponsorship as a young man and grew to appreciate all the efforts that organizations like Kiwanis made to make a difference. The Kiwanis Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary at Hereford & Hops on March 16 from 5-7 p.m. Come tell them how much you appreciate what the organization has done over the years.

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Ed Legault is Executive Director of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.



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Proposed Jerma Hotel site development will leave St Thomas’ Tower visible from the sea, mayor says

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Plans for the site of the former Jerma Palace Hotel will not emphasize the height of the building, which means that the Saint Thomas de Marsascala tower will be visible from the sea, local mayor Mario Calleja said. .

Asked what he would like to see happen to the site of the Jerma Hotel, which has been derelict since the hotel closed some 15 years ago, Calleja said Malta Independent that he expected a “very nice project” to take place there.

He said that although he did not have specific details of the site plans, he had been informed that the planned development would not see major building heights, to the point that St Thomas’ Tower – which is in front of the site – would be visible from the sea after the completion of the project.

Calleja stressed that people don’t want a “gigantic” app on the site, noting that there had been three such developer apps that the board had all spoken out against.

“We want there to be development, but it has to be sustainable and it cannot hinder the people who live there,” said Calleja, who represents the PL on the council.

The Jerma Palace Hotel was an important part of Marsascala’s economy until it closed in 2007, and has been left derelict ever since.

Many applications have been submitted on the site since.

In 2008 the then owners of the site – the Montebello brothers behind JPM Construction – applied for a new hotel and apartment blocks on the site – but that fell flat after the Premier of the At the time, Lawrence Gonzi said only a hotel, not apartments, could be developed on the site.

Another attempt was made in 2016 by developer Charles Camilleri through his company Porto Notos Ltd to demolish the existing hotel and replace it with a huge high-rise development consisting of two residential towers, one of 44 and the other of 32 floors, as well as a 22-floor Hotel on the site.

The proposal – which Calleja coined “the Three Towers” during his interview with this newsroom – was later scaled down to 12- and 13-story units respectively and has since been withdrawn.

It was removed because Camilleri had sold the site to another developer – Gozitan real estate tycoon Joseph Portelli – in a deal that would have 90 million euros.

In 2016, PN Councilor Charlot Cassar had alternatively suggested that the government but the Hotel Jerma land and turn it into an open space for public use.

Portelli has since said he wants to turn the site into a 130-apartment complex, a 500-room hotel and a public square in front of St. Thomas’s Tower.

He said the project will not be a skyscraper, but a development brief approved by Cabinet around this time last year allows for development of up to eight floors. This development dossier also introduces the possibility of residential development, after the 2006 local plan identified the site as to be used primarily for tourist accommodation.

The exact plans and designs for Portelli’s proposed development on the site have yet to be revealed, as an application for the project has not yet been lodged with the planning authority.

Edison zoning board delays vote on Charlie Brown site development

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EDISON, NJ — The township’s zoning board will not vote on the controversial plan to build 23 age-restricted townhouses on the site of the former Charlie Brown restaurant on Plainfield Road before Easter.

On Tuesday, the zoning board held a meeting that lasted more than five hours. MEPs then decided to resume the hearing on 26 April. They should also vote that day.

MarKim Developers, LLC proposes to construct a 23-unit age-limited multi-family townhouse at 222 Plainfield Road near the Metuchen Golf and Country Club. The earlier plan was to build 23 three-bedroom townhouses on the 2-acre site.

The area is located within the GC Golf Course area. The Charlie Brown restaurant building will be demolished to make way for the new development.

This change requires a customary derogation which can be granted by five of the seven members of the Board of Directors.

According to the revised application, the age-restricted units will be for people aged 55 and over. The height of the proposed building has been reduced to 33 feet 10 inches, which is less than the maximum height of 35 feet allowed in the GC zone.

The application also includes the restriction of driveways on Plainfield Road to prohibit left turns off site.

They will eliminate the third story rear balconies of the south and north buildings and add a second row of trees at a planting height of 10ft to 12ft to screen properties to the south of the site.

Residents objected to the developer’s plan saying it could change the character of the neighborhood and add to traffic problems.

USM Innovation and Commercialization Park Wins $3.4M Site Development Grant

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – $3.4 million comes from a state grant to Hattiesburg. It enters some economic development on Classic Drive in North Hattiesburg, off US Highway 49.

“It’s become a norm for Hattiesburg to have these kinds of ads where you advertise jobs, investments, or infrastructure,” Mayor Toby Barker said.

The Mississippi Development Authority’s $3.4 million site development grant will help create a location for upcoming businesses in the central city.

“One thing, a challenge for us as a community, we’re trying to bring more economic development, is to have sites ready to go. Our industrial park is almost complete. We have a great workforce, but having this real estate ready to go is a challenge for us,” says Barker.

The land is called “The Garden”. It is part of USM’s Innovation and Commercialization Park. The region is already home to “The Accelerator,” a tech-focused business incubator teeming with public research firms and private start-ups.

“The vision was that this whole park would become a place where innovation could be cultivated from mind to market, from idea to reality and dreams became businesses and employ people and it it’s just an area of ​​prosperity, and it’s taken a while for the vision to dawn,” says Barker.

The grant will be used to clear the land, construct access roads and extend water and sewer systems for future buildings.

Mississippi State Senator for District 45 Chris Johnson says that every year the state allocates money and that he works with others in the Pine Belt to get what they need to continue to grow.

“Every year, we spend money on economic development. It is therefore a question of how much we can appropriate for economic development. And again, the opportunities that arise to invest that money in economic development. Every year is not the same and so at any time in Hattiesburg we can withdraw that money here and use it. It’s a great day for everyone.

Funding will also be used to repave the classic drive. The city will make construction announcements when it has an official schedule.

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House passes site development and workforce training bills aimed at economic growth

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Delegates today passed several bills designed to help West Virginia’s economic development efforts.

The bills, several of which dealt with tax credits or tax exemptions, will now go to the state Senate.

“It’s Freedom Day, I think,” said Delegate Kayla Young, D-Kanawha, joking lightly on a phrase often used in the House to describe bills intended to loosen regulations or provide more. flexibility to citizens.

“Today it does,” replied House Finance Chairman Eric Householder, R-Berkeley.

House Bill 4002 would create the Certified Site Readiness and Development Program. Lawmakers in the House of Delegates have pushed for the bill since the start of the regular session and passed it today, 98-0.

The West Virginia Economic Development Council passed a resolution earlier this year in support of the legislation.

The bill seeks to push the state’s Department of Economic Development to develop site evaluation and criteria standards and application processes for developers. Applicants can only include state, county, municipal, or regional government entities such as economic development authorities.

From there, the department could use the applications to select sites for the program, allowing for matching grants of up to 50%. There is a micro-grants program of up to $25,000 per site.

House Speaker Roger Hanshaw touted the bill as a vital economic development tool during an appearance this week on MetroNews’ “Talkline.”

Roger Hanshaw

Hanshaw has written off last month’s major investment announcements by Nucor Steel, GreenPower Motor and Owens & Minor.

“It’s that we need to have a property ready for development if we’re going to have any hope of recruiting and attracting development,” he said.

“We got a master’s education by recruiting and landing the Nucor investment here in West Virginia. We are determined to learn from it and make the most of it. »

Hanshaw also promoted HB 4465, “Relating to the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit”, which also passed the House of Delegates today. It provides a credit to employers for wages paid to apprentices.

This bill passed 96-0 today.

“Workers matter, and they matter more than they ever have before, because we have such a national shortage of trained and skilled workers,” he said.

“We know that the skilled trades play a vital role in bringing any viable investment to life in West Virginia. So if we’re going into the market to attract and recruit these kinds of Fortune 500, Fortune 100, Fortune 50 investments here in our state, we need to have people who can build these buildings, who can wire these lines, who can install these machines, which can commission these buildings.

MEC: Mississippi invests nearly $25 million in site development

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Below is a press release from the Mississippi Economic Council:

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that the State of Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development projects across the state. Site development grant funds made available through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and RESTORE Act assist local economic development entities in their efforts to stimulate economic growth by attracting new industries to competitive and start-up sites.

“Ready-to-go sites are a top priority for businesses looking for a new location,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “By investing in these sites today, we are laying the foundation on which businesses can quickly locate, grow and create jobs for future generations of Mississippians.”

The MDA recently awarded a total of $1,637,983 under its Site Development Grants program for projects in the Ready Sites and Premier Sites categories. Ready sites require a minimum of 20 highly developable acres, and the site must be ready for operation within six months and must be able to have utilities on site within 12 months. Ready sites are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in funding. Premier sites require a minimum of 100 acres and must have attributes that set them apart from other properties, such as being in high-demand locations, having large-scale “mega” development acreage, or having significant utility infrastructure already in place. They must also have a workforce capable of attracting the target market. Premier sites are eligible to receive up to $250,000 in funding. Those who have secured funding include:

Sites ready

Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce – $25,000 for performing environmental due diligence at the Cleveland Industrial Park

Jones County Economic Development Authority – $50,000 for drainage improvements at Howard Industrial Park

Greene County Board of Supervisors – $50,000 for environmental due diligence at the Greene County Railroad site

Harrison County Development Commission – $28,000 for the installation of broadband in the North Harrison County industrial complex

Marion County Economic Development District – $50,000 for environmental due diligence and compensation at Columbia New Generation Park

Walthall County Board of Supervisors – $49,983.20 for clearance and design and construction of an entrance to US Hwy. 98 Locations

Yellow Creek State Inland Ports Authority – $50,000 to conduct environmental due diligence and clearing and grubbing at the Boothe property development at the Port of Yellow Creek

Prime Sites

Community Development Foundation – $250,000 for the construction of a construction site and an expansion site, and the initial construction of an access road to the HIVE Business Park

Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $250,000 for environmental due diligence at Port Bienville Industrial Park Site #1

Madison County Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for clearing and grubbing at the Madison County mega site

Panola partnership – $85,000 for the engineering/design of an elevated water reservoir at the Panola County Airport Industrial Park

Rankin First Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for the construction of a construction platform at the East Metro Center rail site in the EMC Industrial Park

Smith County Economic Development District – $250,000 for infrastructure improvements at the Smith County industrial site

The MDA has also committed $11,642,589 in Site Development Grants – funding for selected sites. The Select Sites program was created in 2021 to increase the number of highly competitive industrial sites in the state that are available and ready to meet the needs of potential businesses. Twenty of the state’s major public industrial sites were assessed by the Greenville, South Carolina-based Strategic Development Group, which was contracted by the state’s electric utilities. Among these sites, the following have been invited to apply for funding for the selected sites, depending on the current availability of funds:

Select locations

Belwood Industrial Park, Adams County – $1,825,977 to complete the construction of the dike and make drainage improvements

Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex – Site B, Warren County – $1,368,000 for stream mitigation, drainage improvements, water and sewer system upgrades and to design entrance improvements

Site I-59 South, Jones County – $553,600 for access roads and clearing

Supply Chain I-59 Park (at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport), Jones County – $3,402,858 to improve sanitary sewer capacity; build a construction platform and make the intersection modifications

NorthStar Industrial Park, Oktibbeha County – $679,775 for permits and wetland mitigation; clearing, grubbing and grading; and the development of an all-round access road

Springs Industrial Park, Marshall County – $346,875 to thin and fell trees

University of Southern Mississippi – The Garden, Forrest County – $3,465,504 for clearing, grubbing and grading and construction of an access road

Governor Reeves also approved ARC funding for the NorthStar Industrial Park and invited the site to submit a full application for $2,719,102 in ARC SAAW funding.

RESTORE Act funding in the amount of $8,927,940 is also helping three projects with site development needs. The projects approved on RESTORE Act funds, administered by the Environmental Quality Department, are:

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport – $4,180,000 for development work on a 241-acre economic development site at the airport

Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $2,547,940 for engineering/design and site development works at Stennis International Airport Site #13

Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $2,200,000 for site development at Hancock County Tech Park at Stennis International Airport

“MDA commends each of these communities for taking the initiative to ensure their sites are competitive and ready to meet the unique needs of businesses across a wide range of industries,” said Laura Hipp, Interim Chief Executive Officer of MDA. “Mississippi is a great place to do business, and the continued development of these industrial sites is another attribute we can add to our strong portfolio of competitive business advantages.”3100 Audubon Dr

Mississippi invests nearly $25 million in site development | Mississippi News

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development projects across the state, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday.

“Ready-to-go sites are a top priority for businesses looking for a new location,” Reeves said in a press release. “By investing in these sites today, we are laying the foundation on which businesses can quickly locate, grow and create jobs for future generations of Mississippians.”

Reeves said the grant funds were made available through the Mississippi Development Authority, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the RESTORE Act to assist local economic development entities in their efforts to spur economic growth. .

Sites eligible for funding of up to $50,000 include drainage improvements at Howard Industrial Park in Jones County; the broadband installation at the North Harrison County Industrial Complex in Harrison County and clearance, and the design and construction of an entrance to the US Hwy 98 site in Walthall County.

Premier sites, which can receive up to $250,000 in funding, include the engineering and design of an elevated water reservoir at the Panola County Airport Industrial Park and infrastructure improvements to the site Smith County industrialist.

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And some sites, eligible to receive funding ranging from $346,000 to $3.4 million, include Belwood Industrial Park in Adams County to complete levee construction and make drainage improvements and Ceres Research Industrial Interplex in Warren County to mitigate watercourses, improve drainage, improve water and sewer systems, and design entrance improvements.

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Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development

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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – Governor Tate Reeves announced that the State of Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development projects across the state. This includes Columbia New Generation Park in Marion County.

The Mississippi Development Authority, Appalachian Regional Commission, and RESTORE Act help local economic development entities drive economic growth by attracting new industries to competitive, start-up sites.

“Ready-to-go sites are a top priority for businesses looking for a new location,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “By investing in these sites today, we are laying the foundation on which businesses can quickly locate, grow and create jobs for future generations of Mississippians.”

The MDA recently awarded a total of $1,637,983 under its Site Development Grants program for projects in the Ready Sites and Premier Sites categories.

Ready sites require a minimum of 20 highly developable acres and must be ready for operation within six months. They must also be able to have utilities on site within 12 months. Ready sites are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in funding.

Premier sites require a minimum of 100 acres and have attributes that set them apart from other properties, such as being in high-demand locations, having large-scale “mega” development acreage, or having significant utility infrastructure already in place. square. They must also have a workforce capable of attracting the target market. Premier sites are eligible to receive up to $250,000 in funding.

Those who have secured funding include:

• Sites ready

  • Marion County Economic Development District – $50,000 for environmental due diligence and compensation at Columbia New Generation Park
  • Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce – $25,000 for performing environmental due diligence at the Cleveland Industrial Park
  • Jones County Economic Development Authority – $50,000 for drainage improvements at Howard Industrial Park
  • Greene County Board of Supervisors – $50,000 for environmental due diligence at the Greene County Railroad site
  • Harrison County Development Commission – $28,000 for the installation of broadband in the North Harrison County industrial complex
  • Walthall County Board of Supervisors – $49,983.20 for clearance and design and construction of an entrance to US Hwy. 98 Locations
  • Yellow Creek State Inland Ports Authority – $50,000 to conduct environmental due diligence and clearing and grubbing at the Boothe property development at the Port of Yellow Creek

Premier Sites

  • Community Development Foundation – $250,000 for the construction of a construction site and an expansion site, and the initial construction of an access road to the HIVE Business Park
  • Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $250,000 for environmental due diligence at Port Bienville Industrial Park Site #1
  • Madison County Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for clearing and grubbing at the Madison County mega site
  • Panola partnership – $85,000 for the engineering/design of an elevated water reservoir at the Panola County Airport Industrial Park
  • Rankin First Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for the construction of a construction platform at the East Metro Center rail site in the EMC Industrial Park
  • Smith County Economic Development District – $250,000 for infrastructure improvements at the Smith County industrial site

The MDA has also committed $11,642,589 in Site Development Grants – funding for selected sites.

The Select Sites program was created to increase the number of highly competitive industrial sites available for potential business needs.

The following sites have been invited to apply for funding for the selected sites based on current availability of funds:

• Select sites

  • University of Southern Mississippi – The Garden, Forrest County – $3,465,504 for clearing, grubbing and grading and construction of an access road
  • Site I-59 South, Jones County – $553,600 for access roads and clearing
  • Supply Chain I-59 Park (at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport), Jones County – $3,402,858 to improve sanitary sewer capacity; build a construction platform and make the intersection modifications
  • Belwood Industrial Park, Adams County – $1,825,977 to complete the construction of the dike and make drainage improvements
  • Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex – Site B, Warren County – $1,368,000 for watercourse mitigation, drainage improvements, water and sewer system upgrades, and entrance improvement design
  • NorthStar Industrial Park, Oktibbeha County – $679,775 for permits and wetland mitigation; clearing, grubbing and grading; and the development of an all-round access road
  • Springs Industrial Park, Marshall County – $346,875 to thin and fell trees

“MDA commends each of these communities for taking the initiative to ensure their sites are competitive and ready to meet the unique needs of businesses across a wide range of industries,” said Laura Hipp, Interim Chief Executive Officer of MDA. “Mississippi is a great place to do business, and the continued development of these industrial sites is another attribute we can add to our strong portfolio of competitive business advantages.”

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Mississippi invests nearly $25 million in site development | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs

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“By investing in these sites today, we are laying the foundation on which businesses can quickly locate, grow and create jobs for future generations of Mississippians,” Governor Reeves said.

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that the State of Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development projects across the state. Site development grant funds made available through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and RESTORE Act assist local economic development entities in their efforts to stimulate economic growth by attracting new industries to competitive and start-up sites.

“Ready-to-go sites are a top priority for businesses looking for a new location,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “By investing in these sites today, we are laying the foundation on which businesses can quickly locate, grow and create jobs for future generations of Mississippians.”

The MDA recently awarded a total of $1,637,983 under its Site Development Grants program for projects in the Ready Sites and Premier Sites categories. Ready sites require a minimum of 20 highly developable acres, and the site must be ready for operation within six months and must be able to have utilities on site within 12 months. Ready sites are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in funding. Premier sites require a minimum of 100 acres and must have attributes that set them apart from other properties, such as being in high-demand locations, having large-scale “mega” development acreage, or having significant utility infrastructure already in place. They must also have a workforce capable of attracting the target market. Premier sites are eligible to receive up to $250,000 in funding. Those who have secured funding include:

  • Sites ready
    • Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce – $25,000 for performing environmental due diligence at the Cleveland Industrial Park
    • Jones County Economic Development Authority – $50,000 for drainage improvements at Howard Industrial Park
    • Greene County Board of Supervisors – $50,000 for environmental due diligence at the Greene County Railroad site
    • Harrison County Development Commission – $28,000 for the installation of broadband in the North Harrison County industrial complex
    • Marion County Economic Development District – $50,000 for environmental due diligence and compensation at Columbia New Generation Park
    • Walthall County Board of Supervisors – $49,983.20 for clearance and design and construction of an entrance to US Hwy. 98 Locations
    • Yellow Creek State Inland Ports Authority – $50,000 to conduct environmental due diligence and clearing and grubbing at the Boothe property development at the Port of Yellow Creek
  • Premier Sites
    • Community Development Foundation – $250,000 for the construction of a construction site and an expansion site, and the initial construction of an access road to the HIVE Business Park
    • Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $250,000 for environmental due diligence at Port Bienville Industrial Park Site #1
    • Madison County Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for clearing and grubbing at the Madison County mega site
    • Panola partnership – $85,000 for the engineering/design of an elevated water reservoir at the Panola County Airport Industrial Park
    • Rankin First Economic Development Authority – $250,000 for the construction of a construction platform at the East Metro Center rail site in the EMC Industrial Park
    • Smith County Economic Development District – $250,000 for infrastructure improvements at the Smith County industrial site

The MDA has also committed $11,642,589 in Site Development Grants – funding for selected sites. The Select Sites program was created in 2021 to increase the number of highly competitive industrial sites in the state that are available and ready to meet the needs of potential businesses. Twenty of the state’s major public industrial sites were assessed by the Greenville, South Carolina-based Strategic Development Group, which was contracted by the state’s electric utilities. Among these sites, the following have been invited to apply for funding for the selected sites, depending on the current availability of funds:

  • Select locations
    • Belwood Industrial Park, Adams County – $1,825,977 to complete the construction of the dike and make drainage improvements
    • Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex – Site B, Warren County – $1,368,000 for stream mitigation, drainage improvements, water and sewer system upgrades and to design entrance improvements
    • Site I-59 South, Jones County – $553,600 for access roads and clearing
    • Supply Chain I-59 Park (at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport), Jones County – $3,402,858 to improve sanitary sewer capacity; build a construction platform and make the intersection modifications
    • NorthStar Industrial Park, Oktibbeha County – $679,775 for permits and wetland mitigation; clearing, grubbing and grading; and the development of an all-round access road
    • Springs Industrial Park, Marshall County – $346,875 to thin and fell trees
    • University of Southern Mississippi – The Garden, Forrest County – $3,465,504 for clearing, grubbing and grading and construction of an access road

Governor Reeves also approved ARC funding for the NorthStar Industrial Park and invited the site to submit a full application for $2,719,102 in ARC SAAW funding.

RESTORE Act funding in the amount of $8,927,940 is also helping three projects with site development needs. The projects approved on RESTORE Act funds, administered by the Environmental Quality Department, are:

  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport – $4,180,000 for development work on a 241-acre economic development site at the airport
  • Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $2,547,940 for engineering/design and site development works at Stennis International Airport Site #13
  • Hancock County Harbor and Harbor Commission – $2,200,000 for site development at Hancock County Tech Park at Stennis International Airport

“MDA commends each of these communities for taking the initiative to ensure their sites are competitive and ready to meet the unique needs of businesses across a wide range of industries,” said Laura Hipp, Interim Chief Executive Officer of MDA. “Mississippi is a great place to do business, and the continued development of these industrial sites is another attribute we can add to our strong portfolio of competitive business advantages.”

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02/10/2022

Aboitiz Construction Completes Cebu Ecotourism Park Site Development

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ABOITIZ Construction, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has recently completed development work for the future ecotourism site of Magspeak Nature Park, Inc. in Balamban, Cebu.

“This site development project is an important milestone for us as we build our infrastructure capabilities,” said Alex P. Garciano, vice president of construction operations for Aboitiz Construction, in a statement sent by email.

The company said the project includes 630 meter road pavements, concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage system improvement.

“Aboitiz Construction has also prepared parking areas, paths and terraces of sloping areas to protect people from the risk of soil erosion,” he added.

The company said it expects to complete various projects this year, including the construction of a 6,000 square meter warehouse in Iloilo City and water infrastructure in Batangas.

It is also building a warehouse for Therma Visayas, Inc. in Toledo City, Cebu.

The company has started work on its projects in the city of Parañaque, which include the construction of a 26,000 square meter warehouse and office buildings.

The company intends to expand further into water and transport infrastructure, ready-to-use plant projects and maintenance services.

According to the company, among its achievements last year was the completion of maintenance and shutdown work at Sarangani Energy Corp’s thermal power plant.

Civil works for the extension of a fuel storage facility in Subic, Zambales and construction works for a local manufacturer and distributor of high quality oleochemicals in Misamis Oriental were also completed last year. — Arjay L. Balinbin

A national coffee chain had its site development plan approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Feature illustration: Elevation of the Dutch Bros building proposed by Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Published: 2-2-2022

by Art Benavidez

Georgetown (Williamson County) — A national coffee chain had its site development plan approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The 1.45 acre property is undeveloped and located in Bluebonnet Plaza at 1309 W. University Avenue in the western part of town.

Dutch Cafe Brosof Grants Pass, Oregon, will build a cafe.

The Oregonian recently reported that the company was focused on expanding its Northwest brand into Texas, California and Oklahoma.

“Each opening propels the awareness of our brand”, CEO Joth Rici said during the company’s first quarterly earnings call since its IPO in September, according to the newspaper.

Ricci said the chain spends relatively little on marketing, relying on “word of mouth” from Dutch Bros customers to promote the brand whenever it enters new markets.

“We’re getting through Texas as fast as we can,” the CFO said Charley Jemley added.

Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc.Kent, Washington, posted a sitemap that showed:

  • 950 square foot building
  • Front margin of 25 feet
  • 10ft and 15ft side margins
  • 16 parking spaces
  • 36.67% Waterproof Coverage (21,136 SF)

The building will consist of stucco, fiber cement siding, stone veneer and shop veneer with a framed canopy.

The landscape will consist of 34 trees and 206 shrubs.

The project team is made up of the building architect Gnich Architecture Studioin Portland, Oregon, the landscape architect is based in Denver, Colorado Evergreen Design GroupDallas-based geotechnical engineers Geoscience and civil engineer based in Round Rock Waeltz & Prete, Inc..

The property belongs to Southwest Central Texas Development, LLCout of Austin.

VBX Project ID: 2022-0CD7


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Development of Casey site to add six rental units to Oak Bay market – Victoria News

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A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Parking remains a small secondary concern, as Oak Bay has approved a development application for the planned new three-story commercial and multi-family residential building at 713 St. Patrick Street.

Four parking spaces and a handful of e-bikes will have to suffice as the council has approved gaps for development on the former Casey’s Market site. These include the maximum permitted building height (11 feet taller), occupancy height (10 feet taller), and number of stories and minimum number of on-site vehicle parking spaces.

A parking study shows that the maximum parking demand for the proposed development would be 10 parking spaces. Adjustments to the transportation demand measures for the proposal reduced that number to six, with all four proposed being supported by city staff.

The proposal already included a bus pass for each of the six units and six strata e-bikes with proper parking and storage with charging capabilities as well as six bicycle parking spaces for visitors. Changes include the addition of two bicycle parking spaces for employees and an electric bicycle for use by commercial tenants.

The four on-site vehicle parking spaces will be allocated to residential units.

Com. Hazel Braithwaite was the only dissenter. She noted that Oak Bay’s dated parking regulations would see 21 parking spaces overabundant, but against six would have been a good number.

“I can’t understand he’s only got four,” she said, adding that she was happy to see him move forward, but had to vote against it due to concerns about parking in the region.

The balance of the council concluded that the compromise had value.

Com. Andrew Appleton noted that this is a potential shortage of two parking spaces, which contrasts with six new rental units that the community badly needs.

“This will add much-needed rental stock,” the adviser agreed. Cairine Green.

The building that will replace the one-story structure includes approximately 1,270 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and six rental spaces on the second and third floors. Living areas would include four one-bedroom units measuring 600 square feet and two two-bedroom units measuring approximately 958 square feet. A clause guarantees that the suites must be rental units with no age restrictions and no short-term rentals.

The project also includes 24-hour restrooms for BC Transit bus operators.

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Casey Site Development to Add Six Rental Units to Oak Bay Market – Saanich News

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A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)A new three-story mixed-use multi-family commercial and residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Parking remains a small secondary concern, as Oak Bay approved a development application for the planned new three-story mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential building at 713 St. Patrick Street.

Four parking spaces and a handful of e-bikes will have to suffice as the council has approved gaps for development on the former Casey’s Market site. These include the maximum permitted building height (11 feet taller), occupancy height (10 feet taller), and number of stories and minimum number of on-site vehicle parking spaces.

A parking study shows that the maximum parking demand for the proposed development would be 10 parking spaces. Adjustments to transportation demand measures for the proposal reduced that number to six, with all four proposed supported by city staff.

The proposal already included a bus pass for each of the six units and six strata e-bikes with proper parking and storage with charging capabilities as well as six bicycle parking spaces for visitors. Changes include the addition of two bicycle parking spaces for employees and an electric bicycle for use by commercial tenants.

The four on-site vehicle parking spaces will be allocated to residential units.

Com. Hazel Braithwaite was the only dissenter. She noted that Oak Bay’s dated parking regulations would see 21 parking spaces overabundant, but against six would have been a good number.

“I can’t understand he’s only got four,” she said, adding that she was happy to see him move forward, but had to vote against it due to concerns about parking in the region.

The balance of the council concluded that the compromise had value.

Com. Andrew Appleton noted that this is a potential shortage of two parking spaces, which contrasts with six new rental units that the community badly needs.

“This will add much-needed rental stock,” the adviser agreed. Cairine Green.

The building that will replace the one-story structure includes approximately 1,270 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and six rental spaces on the second and third floors. Living areas would include four one-bedroom units measuring 600 square feet and two two-bedroom units measuring approximately 958 square feet. A clause guarantees that the suites must be rental units with no age restrictions and no short-term rentals.

The project also includes 24-hour restrooms for BC Transit bus operators.

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Next steps for the development of the Crewkerne key site

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A MAJOR housing project in Somerset can go ahead after the developer has received permission to move soil across the site.

Taylor Wimpey Exeter will spend the coming years delivering a total of 635 homes at the key Crewkerne site, which sits between the A30 Yeovil Road and the A356 Station Road.

The developer has obtained detailed permission to deliver the first 110 homes at the south end of the site in January 2021, with construction officially starting around Christmas.

South Somerset District Council must now agree to amend the original plans, allowing Taylor Wimpey to move material from the north end of the site to the south end so that the new access road can be delivered.

To allow the movement of materials through the site, a new haul road will be created between the A30 and the A356.

This will follow the route of the dorsal route crossing the site, the route of which was decided in May 2020.

Planning officer John Hammond told a virtual meeting of the council’s regulatory committee on Tuesday morning (January 18) that the changes would help ensure the new road was delivered in full within the next 18 months.

Chard & Ilminster News: The northern end of the key Crewkerne site, near the A30 Yeovil road.  CREDIT: Daniel Mumby.  Free to use for all BBC partners.

He stated in his written report: “There is merit in seeking to reuse materials from the same global site, given that the first access on Station Road will require backfilling of the ground given the difference in levels between the terrain and the road itself.

“Conversely, in relation to the access which will be taken on the A30, the ground is considerably higher than the road at the approved junction, which means that there will be a significant need for excavation of materials to create this junction and the internal routes. ”

Crewkerne resident Julie Chant worried whether the new haul road would harm the ecology of the site, asking for clarification on how badgers, dormice and otters would be protected.

She said: “This route will cut through the badger sets. I don’t think there’s enough clarity on how they’re going to protect all of these species.

“I understand that Taylor Wimpey has licenses from Natural England for the south site – but they are working on the whole site.

“Are all licenses in place for protected species and hedge removal? Everyone knew that ecology was the big thing on this site.

Colin Danks of Peter Brett Associates (representing the developer) assured Ms Chant that the impact of the road would be properly mitigated – and the construction would ultimately prevent further pollution in the town centre.

He said: “Ecology is an essential part of our process. There is a clear safety net with Natural England that would prevent any harm to badgers, otters or dormice.

“The aim of this app is to do just one thing: avoid having to drive heavy traffic through Crewkerne town centre. We need to move material, and doing it on site just makes sense. »

After approximately 45 minutes of debate, the committee voted to approve the plans by a margin of six to zero, with two abstentions (Councillor Adam Dance, due to technical difficulties, and Councilor Peter Gubbins, who elected not to not vote).

Taylor Wimpey said in December that he expects the first phase of homes on the site to be available for purchase by the fall.

Chard & Ilminster News: Crewkerne's key site in the context of the city.  CREDIT: LHC Group.  Free to use for all BBC partners.

Mr Hammond added that Somerset County Council was currently renegotiating its own legal agreement with Taylor Wimpey over funding for a new primary school.

He said in his report: “There is a separate agreement with the county council as the local education authority to provide a site for a first school, as well as capital to secure new buildings.

“Following its resolution to move to a two-tier education service for the area, the county council is separately seeking to revise this requirement to reflect the need for off-site education work funding and to remove the requirement for a school site.”

The county council’s controversial school reforms – which have successfully withstood judicial scrutiny by local parents – will be implemented in time for the new school year in September.

Botetourt County Receives State Grant for Greenfield Industrial Site Development | Local News

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Botetourt County economic development officials welcomed the public funding announced Thursday to improve industrial site development in Greenfield.

Outgoing Governor Ralph Northam announced the grant as part of a $7 million expenditure to support industrial sites in Virginia. Other regional program grants included funding for Franklin and Pulaski counties and the city of Roanoke.

The $362,700 from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Business Ready Sites program will be used to prepare 121 acres of land for occupancy in the county’s Industrial Center Park off US 220 near Daleville.

“Having industrial sites primed and ready is key to Botetourt County’s work to recruit future manufacturing employers to the community,” a county news release said.

“Speed ​​of access to business is one of the first things potential businesses turn to when looking to grow,” said Franklin County Economic Development Director Beth Simms.

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The Botetourt County Department of Economic Development has offered to use the state grant to update Greenfield’s environmental site assessment, survey and related engineering studies, the news release said.

In addition, the grant will support the construction of a sewer line, access road and grading involving the vacant site, located among the sprawling facilities officially known as Center Botetourt in Greenfield.

The gradually suburban, but mostly rural, county north of Roanoke sees Greenfield as the keystone to its business and economic future.

“Since 2016, nine manufacturers have announced plans to locate or expand in Botetourt County, involving over 1,000 new jobs and over $200 million in taxable investments. These manufacturers include: Munters, Maag Gala, Metalsa, Pratt Industries, Altec Industries, Canatal Steel USA, Constellation Brands, Eldor Corporation, and Arkay,” the county press release reads.

Botetourt County competed with 25 localities to receive a grant from the Business Ready Sites program, the county said.

“The purpose of doing this work now is that it is essential to prepare industrial sites for companies looking for locations for expansion projects before these companies call us to discuss our available sites,” said Botetourt County Director of Economic Development Ken McFadyen.

“The bigger the site, the better prepared we need to be when companies contact us,” he added,

“Communities whose sites are ready with all utilities in place and with at least grading plans are the ones that receive favorable attention from companies looking for locations for their expansion projects,” said said Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe.

Other grants announced Thursday by the state’s Business Ready Sites program:

Franklin County, Summit View Business Park, $1,017,870

Pulaski County, New River Valley Business Park, $300,000

Roanoke County, Wood Haven Technology Park, $75,000

The development of the Gordon House site in the face of opposition

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A city committee voted against a rezoning request to allow the construction of a condominium on the former site of a historic house.

The plan called for the construction of a four-storey condo at 514 Wellington Crescent, on the site of the former Gordon House.

This structure was built in 1909 and demolished in November 2020. At the time, neighborhood residents and heritage groups opposed the demolition.

The new 24,000-square-foot structure that the developers plan to replace it with would include eight units and underground parking.

Planning, real estate and development staff have recommended approval of the zoning change, but the proposal faces opposition due to building height, tree removal and related issues. to parking and access to the driveway.

A Heritage Conservation District (HCD) application for the neighborhood is also pending. If approved, new requirements could be placed on the development to ensure that the character and appearance of the neighborhood is maintained.

A public hearing on the development before the downtown community committee brought together the property owner, area residents and heritage advocates.

The committee rejected the zoning change request as it stands. The motion will now be considered by council.

Easdales faces decision delay on £100m ex-IBM Greenock site development

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A PLANNING decision on a proposed £100million transformation of the former IBM site in Greenock has been postponed after the procedures followed by council officials were branded ‘incompetent’.

Inverclyde Planning Council yesterday voted 5-4 to carry out a visit to the Spango Valley site and demand a further briefing from council building officials about the candidacy of bus magnate businessmen Sandy and James Easdale , as reported by the Greenock Telegraph.

The decision came after a proposal by Councilman Councilor Jim McEleny to lift a council officer’s cap on new homes on the 270 to 420 site was rejected by Chief Legal Officer Jim Kerr.

A bid by developers for permission in principle for 450 homes has been deemed excessive by planning bosses because it exceeds the current limit for the entire Spango Valley site by 30 – only part of which is owned by the Easdale brothers.

FORMER IBM SPANGO VALLEY SITE

Cllr McEleny was told his motion was ‘incompetent’ with the Local Development Plan (LDP) and would render the other part of the site unviable for development by its owners, who opposed the Easdales’ request.

Mr McEleny argued that capping the app at 270 homes would ‘kill it like a stone’, as Sandy Easdale has publicly said in the Telegraph last month that the site would remain “derelict” with such a reduction in the number of properties.

Councilor McEleny – who described the development proposal as ‘exciting’ – said: ‘The fact is that the process followed by council officers has been incompetent.

“They should have reviewed the application for 450 homes outside the LDP and recommended denial and proceeded to a public hearing.

“It should have been both options.”

Chief legal officer Mr Kerr said changing a planning condition from 270 to 420 homes would be a ‘significant departure’ from the LDP, adding: ‘I don’t think we can go back.

HeraldScotland: Councilor Jim McElenyCouncilor Jim McEleny

Councilor McEleny retorted: “‘I don’t think’ is not a sufficient legal ground.

“We should give this candidacy every chance of succeeding and not put an end to it.”

Mr Jamieson replied: ‘The economic viability of the site is not a material planning consideration.’

The Easdales – who worked with delivery partner Advance Construction – have filed masterplans for a major development of 450 new homes, business space, a pub/restaurant and a ‘park and ride’ facility in the former IBM Halt station.

In a statement released last month, the Easdales said: “We have worked positively with council officials since the bid was submitted and understood that the officials were supportive of our bid.

“Therefore, it was surprising to read in the local media that council officials were now recommending that there be a 40 per cent reduction in the number of houses – as that was something they had specifically told us not to wouldn’t happen.”

Councilor Innes Nelson offered a site visit and another briefing of the elected members by council officers.

HeraldScotland: Spango Valley and former IBM site, Greenock.Spango Valley and former IBM site, Greenock.

Cllr Jim Clocherty proposed approval of the application as recommended by officials for 270 homes.

He said: “The frustration for me is that there is no master plan for the whole site.

“I know it’s not the applicant’s fault, but if we go for all the houses on offer, the other part of the site wouldn’t be viable, and that’s not LDP compliant.”

Organizer David Wilson asked if members approved the proposal with the recommendation of 270 homes, if the developers could appeal.

Mr Jamieson said: ‘It is within the gift of every applicant to appeal any decision of the planning council and it would be the Scottish Ministers who would consider the application.’

Councilors David Wilson, John Crowther, Jim McEleny, Robert Moran and Innes Nelson voted for a site visit and additional briefing before deciding on the application.

Councilors Jim Clocherty, Gerry Dorrian, Drew McKenzie and Ciano Rebecchi voted to approve the application with the recommendation of 270 new homes.

Sterling acquires Petillo, a leading specialist site development company

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THE WOODS, Texas – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) entered into a share purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of Petillo Incorporated and its related operating entities ( collectively “Petillo”) on December 30, 2021. Petillo is a leading provider of specialty site development solutions in the Northeast and Central Atlantic. Founded in 1994 by owner and CEO Michael Petillo, Petillo has experienced 29% compound revenue growth from 2017 to 2021 through continued expansion of its geographic footprint, customer base and service offerings. Petillo’s revenue and operating income in 2021 is expected to be approximately $ 212 million and $ 29 million, respectively.

“We are delighted to welcome the Petillo team, their culture and their capabilities to our electronics infrastructure solutions industry,” said Joe Cutillo, CEO of Sterling. “Their entrepreneurial spirit of delivering customer-centric solutions, coupled with their geographic footprint, will allow us to serve our major leading e-commerce customers across the East Coast with even more offerings than ever before. . Petillo’s capabilities along with our current Plateau capabilities will not only create one of the largest specialty site development companies in the United States, but will also add broader capabilities and service offerings to both end markets.

The aggregate consideration of $ 195 million paid on the Closing Date (the “Base Purchase Price”) consisted of $ 175 million in cash and 759,447 common shares of Sterling valued at $ 20 million. In addition, under the purchase agreement, if they have met the specified annual operating income growth thresholds and certain other conditions, the sellers are entitled to top-up payments not to exceed $ 20 million over the course of the years. next five years. The Company also entered into a five-year employment contract with Michael Petillo, which provides for five equal annual retention payments totaling $ 15 million.

Effective December 29, 2021, Sterling entered into a third amendment to its credit agreement (the “Amendment”) which, among other provisions, increased the Company’s existing term loans through a new additional term loan of $ 140 million with the same maturity as the existing term. Loans to finance part of the acquisition of Petillo. The amendment was led by BMO Capital Markets Corp, as principal arranger and joint bookrunner, and by BMO Harris Bank NA, as administrative agent. The balance of the base purchase price, as well as the costs associated with the acquisition, were funded from Sterling’s cash balance.

Stifel served as exclusive financial advisor and Jones Walker LLP served as legal counsel to Sterling on this transaction.

Conference call

Sterling management will hold a conference call to discuss this transaction on Thursday, January 6e at 9:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. CT. Interested parties can participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6744 or (877) 445-9755. Please call ten minutes before the start of the conference call and request the Sterling call. Following the opening remarks from management, there will be a question and answer session. In addition, a slide presentation that will accompany management’s comments will be posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, available at www.strlco.com, where a simultaneous webcast of the Company is available. The call will also be available. If you are unable to listen live, the webcast of the conference call will be archived on the Company’s website for thirty days.

About Sterling

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. operates through a variety of subsidiaries in three segments specializing in heavy civil engineering, specialty services and residential projects in the United States (the “United States”), primarily in the southern United States. United States, Rocky Mountain States, California and Hawaii. , as well as other areas with strategic construction opportunities. Heavy Civil includes infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for highways, roads, bridges, airports, ports, streetcars, water supply systems, sewage and stormwater drainage. Specialty service projects include site development activities, multi-family home foundations, parking structures and other commercial concrete projects. Residential projects include concrete foundations for single family homes. From strategy to operations, we are committed to sustainable development by acting responsibly to protect and improve the quality of life of society. Caring for our employees and communities, customers and investors is The Sterling Way.

Joe Cutillo, CEO, “We build and maintain the infrastructure that allows our economy to run, our people to move, and our country to grow. “

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Caution regarding forward-looking statements

This press release contains statements that are considered to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may include statements regarding: our projections or expectations regarding synergies and other benefits of the transaction; our business strategy; our financial strategy; our industry outlook; and our plans, goals, expectations, forecasts, outlook and intentions. All of these types of statements, other than the statements of historical fact included in this press release, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “plan”, “have the intention “,” “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “pursue”, “target”, “continue”, the negative of these or other comparable terms. press release are largely based on our expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by our management. These estimates and assumptions reflect our best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors. In addition, the assumptions management regarding future events may prove to be inaccurate. Management cautions all readers that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are not guarantees of future performance, and we cannot assure any reader that such statements will materialize or forward-looking events and circumstances will occur. Although we believe these estimates and assumptions are reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are beyond our control, including the possibility that the expected benefits of the transaction may not be fully realized. or may take longer to materialize than expected, the possibility that the costs or difficulties of integrating the Petillo business are greater than expected and our ability to hire and retain Petillo employees. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward-looking statements because of these factors as well as other factors included in the “Risk Factors” section in our documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and elsewhere in these documents. Other factors or risks that we currently believe are immaterial, that are not currently known to us, or that arise in the future could also cause our actual results to differ materially from our expected results. In light of these uncertainties, investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which our forward-looking statements are based are subject to change after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are posted, and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments, changed circumstances or otherwise, notwithstanding any change in our assumptions, changes in business plans, actual experience or other changes. These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf.

Sterling acquires Petillo, an industry-leading specialty site development company

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Conference call with accompanying slide presentation, Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, January 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS:STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) has entered into a stock purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of Petillo Incorporated and its related operating entities (collectively “Petillo”), on December 30, 2021. Petillo is a leading provider of specialty site development solutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Founded in 1994 by owner and CEO Michael Petillo, Petillo has experienced compound revenue growth of 29% from 2017 to 2021 through the continued expansion of its geographic footprint, customer base and service offerings. Petillo’s 2021 revenue and operating profit are expected to be approximately $212 million and $29 million, respectively.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Petillo team, their culture and their capabilities to our Electronic Infrastructure Solutions business,” said Joe Cutillo, CEO of Sterling. “Their entrepreneurial spirit focused on delivering customer-centric solutions, coupled with their geographic footprint, will allow us to serve our key, blue-chip e-commerce customers across the East Coast with even more offerings than before. Petillo’s capabilities along with our current Plateau capabilities will not only create one of the largest specialty site development companies in the United States, but will also add broader capabilities and service offerings to both end markets.”

The aggregate consideration of $195 million paid on the closing date (the “Base Purchase Price”) consisted of $175 million in cash and 759,447 common shares of Sterling valued at $20 million. In addition, under the purchase agreement, upon satisfaction of meeting specified annual operating profit growth thresholds and certain other conditions, the sellers are entitled to additional payments not to exceed $20 million. over the next five years. The Company also entered into a five-year employment contract with Michael Petillo, which provides for five equal annual retention payments totaling $15 million.

Effective December 29, 2021, Sterling entered into a third amendment to its credit agreement (the “Amendment”) which, among other provisions, increased the Company’s existing term loans with a new additional term of $140 million with the same maturity as the existing term loan. Loans to finance part of the acquisition of Petillo. The amendment was led by BMO Capital Markets Corp, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, and BMO Harris Bank NA, as administrative agent. The balance of the base purchase price, as well as acquisition-related costs, was funded from Sterling’s cash balance.

Stifel acted as exclusive financial advisor and Jones Walker LLP acted as legal advisor to Sterling on this transaction.

Conference call

Sterling management will hold a conference call to discuss this transaction on Thursday, January 6and at 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CT. Interested parties can participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6744 or (877) 445-9755. Please call ten minutes before the start of the conference call and request the Sterling call. Following the opening remarks from management, there will be a question and answer session. In addition, a slide presentation that will accompany management’s comments will be posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, which can be viewed at www.strlco.com, where a simultaneous webcast of the call will also be available. If you are unable to listen live, the webcast of the conference call will be archived on the Company’s website for thirty days.

About Sterling

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. operates through a variety of subsidiaries in three segments specializing in heavy civil, specialty service and residential projects in the United States (the “United States”), primarily in the southern United States, the Rocky Mountain States, California and Hawaii. , as well as other areas with strategic construction opportunities. Heavy civil engineering includes infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for highways, roads, bridges, airports, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Specialty service projects include site development activities, multi-family home foundations, parking structures and other commercial concrete projects. Residential projects include concrete foundations for single family homes. From strategy to operations, we are committed to sustainability by operating responsibly to preserve and improve society’s quality of life. Caring for our people and our communities, our customers and our investors – that’s The Sterling Way.

Joe Cutillo, CEO, “We build and maintain the infrastructure that allows our economy to function, our people to move, and our country to grow.”

Important information for investors and shareholders

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that qualify as forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may include statements regarding: our projections or expectations regarding the synergies and other benefits of the transaction; our business strategy; our financial strategy; our industry outlook; and our plans, objectives, expectations, forecasts, outlook and intentions. All of these types of statements, other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “project”, “has intention to”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “pursue”, “target”, “continue”, the negative of these terms or any other comparable terminology. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based largely on our expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by our management. These estimates and assumptions reflect our best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors. In addition, management’s assumptions regarding future events may prove to be inaccurate. Management cautions all readers that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are not guarantees of future performance, and we cannot assure any reader that such statements will materialize or that forward-looking events and circumstances will occur. Although we believe these estimates and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties beyond our control, including the possibility that the expected benefits of the transaction may not be fully realized. or may take longer to materialize than expected, the possibility that the costs or difficulties of integrating Petillo’s business may be greater than anticipated, and our ability to hire and retain Petillo’s employees. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or implied by the forward-looking statements due to these and other factors included in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. States and elsewhere in these documents. Other factors or risks that we currently believe are not material, that are not presently known to us, or that occur in the future could also cause our actual results to differ materially from our expected results. Given these uncertainties, investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which our forward-looking statements are based are subject to change after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments, change in circumstances or otherwise, notwithstanding any change in our assumptions, changes in business plans, actual experience or other changes. These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf.

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contacts

Company Contact:
Sterling Construction Company, Inc.
Ron Ballschmiede, Chief Financial Officer
(281) 214-0777

Contact with Investor Relations:
Equity Group Inc.
Jeremy Hellman, CFA
(212) 836-9626

Sterling Construction Acquires Petillo, a Leading Specialty Site Development Company – Form 8-K

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Sterling acquires Petillo, an industry-leading specialty site development company

• One of the largest specialist site development companies in the North East

• Expansion of geographic footprint to cover blue chip e-commerce customers in all major East Coast markets

•Positions Sterling to be an industry leader in the development of specialized electronic infrastructure sites

• Strong cultural alignment

• The pro forma total leverage ratio increases slightly from 2.14 to 2.35 times, remaining comfortably within our target range and providing ample liquidity

• First day accretive

Conference call with accompanying slideshow, Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET

THE WOODLANDS, TX – January 5, 2022 – Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) has entered into a stock purchase agreement and completed the acquisition of Petillo Incorporated and its related operating entities (collectively “Petillo”), on December 30, 2021. Petillo is a leading provider of specialty site development solutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Founded in 1994 by owner and CEO Michael Petillo, Petillo has experienced compound revenue growth of 29% from 2017 to 2021 through the continued expansion of its geographic footprint, customer base and service offerings. Petillo’s 2021 revenue and operating profit are expected to be approximately $212 million and $29 million, respectively.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Petillo team, culture and capabilities to our Electronic Infrastructure Solutions business,” said Joe Cutillo, Sterling’s President and CEO. “Their entrepreneurial spirit focused on delivering customer-centric solutions, coupled with their geographic footprint, will allow us to serve our key, blue-chip e-commerce customers across the East Coast with even more offerings than before. Petillo’s capabilities along with our current Plateau capabilities will not only create one of the largest specialty site development companies in the United States, but will also add broader capabilities and service offerings to both end markets.”

The aggregate consideration of $195 million paid on the closing date (the “Base Purchase Price”) consisted of $175 million in cash and 759,447 common shares of Sterling valued at $20 million. In addition, under the purchase agreement, upon satisfaction of meeting specified annual operating profit growth thresholds and certain other conditions, the sellers are entitled to additional payments not to exceed $20 million. over the next five years. The Company also entered into a five-year employment contract with Michael Petillo, which provides for five equal annual retention payments totaling $15 million.

Effective December 29, 2021, Sterling entered into a Third Amendment to the Credit Agreement (the “Amendment”) which, among other provisions, increased the Company’s existing term loans with a new loan $140 million in additional term loans with the same maturity as the existing term loans. to finance part of the acquisition of Petillo. The amendment was led by BMO Capital Markets Corp, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, and BMO Harris Bank NA, as administrative agent. The balance of the base purchase price, as well as acquisition-related costs, was funded from Sterling’s cash balance.

Stifel acted as exclusive financial advisor and Jones Walker LLP acted as legal advisor to Sterling on this transaction.

Conference call

Sterling management will hold a conference call to discuss this transaction on Thursday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CT. Interested parties can participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6744 or (877) 445-9755. Please call ten minutes before the start of the conference call and request the Sterling call. Following the opening remarks from management, there will be a question and answer session. Additionally, a slide presentation that will accompany management’s comments has been posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, which can be viewed at www.strlco.com, where a simultaneous webcast of the call will also be available. If you are unable to listen live, the webcast of the conference call will be archived on the Company’s website for thirty days.

About Sterling

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. operates through a variety of subsidiaries in three segments specializing in heavy civil, specialty service and residential projects in the United States (the “United States”), primarily in the southern United States, the Rocky Mountain States, California and Hawaii. , as well as other areas with strategic construction opportunities. Heavy civil engineering includes infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for highways, roads, bridges, airports, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Specialized service projects include electronic infrastructure site development activities, foundations for multi-family homes, parking structures and other commercial concrete projects. Residential projects include concrete foundations for single family homes. From strategy to operations, we are committed to sustainability by operating responsibly to preserve and improve society’s quality of life. Caring for our people and our communities, our customers and our investors – that’s The Sterling Way.

Joe Cutillo, CEO, “We build and maintain the infrastructure that allows our economy to function, our people to move, and our country to grow.”

Important information for investors and shareholders

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that qualify as forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may include statements regarding: our projections or expectations regarding the synergies and other benefits of the transaction; our business strategy; our financial strategy; our industry outlook; and our plans, objectives, expectations, forecasts, outlook and intentions. All of these types of statements, other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, are forward-looking statements. In some instances, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “project”, “has intention to”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “pursue”, “target”, “continue”, the negative of such

terms or other comparable terms. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based largely on our expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by our management. These estimates and assumptions reflect our best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors. In addition, management’s assumptions regarding future events may prove to be inaccurate. Management cautions all readers that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are not guarantees of future performance, and we cannot assure any reader that such statements will materialize or that forward-looking events and circumstances will occur. Although we believe these estimates and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties beyond our control, including the possibility that the expected benefits of the transaction may not be fully realized. or may take longer to materialize than expected, the possibility that the costs or difficulties of integrating Petillo’s business may be greater than anticipated, and our ability to hire and retain Petillo’s employees. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or implied by the forward-looking statements due to these and other factors included in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. States and elsewhere in these documents. Other factors or risks that we currently believe are not material, that are not presently known to us, or that occur in the future could also cause our actual results to differ materially from our expected results. Given these uncertainties, investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which our forward-looking statements are based are subject to change after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments, change in circumstances or otherwise, notwithstanding any change in our assumptions, changes in business plans, actual experience or other changes. These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf.

Company Contact:

Sterling Construction Company, Inc.

Ron Ballschmiede, Chief Financial Officer

(281) 214-0777

Contact with Investor Relations:

Equity Group Inc.

Jeremy Hellman, CFA

(212) 836-9626

Bryan City Council asks staff to explain site development review process before approving new subdivision rezoning – WTAW

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Image of the Town of Bryan showing the location of the land that was rezoned during the City Council meeting on December 14, 2021.

Bryan City Council’s approval to rezone the land on the northwest side of town is just the first step for developers looking to build 300 new homes.

At the December board meeting, City Manager Kean Register was among the staff who explained the developer’s role in the site’s development review process.

This is after neighboring homeowners expressed concerns about increased traffic and possible flooding.

Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services Martin Zimmerman said the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) will be seeking public comments following the site review process.

Zimmerman says after the staff review, P&Z will hold another public hearing before considering final action.

Developers who want to build homes generally north of the intersection of Sandy Point and Hilton Road plan to build a retention pond and they would be responsible for extending the water and sewer lines.

Click HERE to read and download background information from the Bryan City Council meeting on December 14, 2021.

Click HERE to read and download the ordinance that has been adopted.

Click below for comments from Kean Register and Martin Zimmerman.


Traders in Bolton market are worried about the development plan of the “site”

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TRADERS continued to voice concerns about the possible disruption Bolton Council’s plans for market redevelopment could cause.

This comes after the authority released further details last week on plans to move a five-meter access road closer to the market and relocate waste units, which officials say will benefit the market. traders.

Bolton’s advice is hoping this will be a key aspect of a multi-million pound master plan to remake the area, but some traders have expressed skepticism about the long-term gains and disruption this work is likely to have. on their businesses.

Martin Farrimond, of Deli Boys, said: “This is going to have a significant effect on business as the area will become a construction site.

“The council must compensate the stand holders for the reduced business.”

He added: “The Bolton Market is of great value to the city, but the council doesn’t seem to understand that being a trader is a tough life.

“The proposed development also has value, but not at the expense of traders who throw in the towel, you can’t sell a product if you don’t get traffic.

“The Bolton Council is cutting back attendance in pursuit of their dreams.

“They have to take care of the market traders and compensate during this period of development.

“If they don’t, in the next few years there won’t be a Bolton Market, another broken piece of history.”

Mr Farrimond also added that the threat of parking fines could deter customers from visiting the market.

He said, “Why would customers pay parking fees when they can shop in large supermarkets and stores for free?

“This, combined with the pandemic, makes life very difficult for traders. ”

But the council said the plans will ultimately improve the trade.

A spokesperson said: “We are working to minimize the impact on the parking lot and for customers in the market.

“We will create a new public space that can be used for additional parking or for events and will also facilitate pedestrian access to markets, thus increasing footfall and commerce. ”

Limerick students enjoy the learning-by-doing experience when developing the Opera site

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Students at UNIVERSITY of Limerick had the opportunity to gain real-time experience on one of Ireland’s most exciting construction projects.

UL civil engineering students took on the role of engineering consultants at Limerick’s Twenty Thirty Opera Square.

The 35 students based their integrated design project on development as part of their third year course.

The students had to complete the civil and structural design of the “One Opera Square” building at the Opera project site, a six-story office building above the basement on Michael Street.

Some of the tasks that needed to be performed included professional practice elements such as structural analysis, risk and health and safety assessments, surveying including geotechnical soil profiles, field testing and in the soil laboratory and the development of a mobility management plan for the Opera project. .

Course leader for the project, Declan Phillips, said: “UL’s Civil Engineering program uses an exclusively ‘learning by doing’ approach to prepare the next generation of engineers. This partnership with Limerick Twenty Thirty is a prime example.

Mr Phillips added: “Opera Square is one of the most anticipated and exciting projects underway in Ireland and it has been a huge advantage to be able to get our students to base their IDP on it. We have received great support from the Limerick Twenty Thirty team, Cogent Associates project managers and SISK entrepreneurs, and the experience students gain will be invaluable to them, especially as they prepare for their co-op internship.

If a civil engineering student had to choose a project they would like to work on, Opera would measure up because of its scale, complexity, and ambition. It was a great experience for them.

David Conway, CEO of Limerick Twenty Thirty, said: “We were delighted to help UL with this project. Opera Square has everything and more that civil engineering students would want to explore.

“These students will be the civil engineers of tomorrow and it is essential that the sector has the flow of graduates to support the activity, so it is important for us in this regard also to be able to support initiatives like this. UL’s civil engineering program has an excellent reputation and being one of our local universities, this is something we are delighted to have collaborated on.

After a presentation to the speakers and representatives of Limerick Twenty Thirty, awards were given for the best team design presentation, best site assessment, best geotechnical design and best structural design.

The Modern Austin Receives Funding and Site Development Permit in Same Week

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AUSTIN, Texas, December 16, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Last week marked two major milestones for Austin-based Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors’ 56-story condo tower, The Modern Austin Residences, located at 610 Davis St, Austin, TX . The Modern has closed construction financing and has a site development permit in hand, the final two steps required to proceed with this development.

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The Modern Austin Residences, a 56-story tower has closed its financing with Peregren Capital Group (Graphic: Binyan)

Kevin Burns, founder of local real estate and design firm Urbanspace, will develop the project with more than $300 million in funding from Peregren Capital Group. Although this deal marks Peregren’s first construction financing in Austin, co-founder and managing partner Tucker Hughes financed several condo deals in Austin before launching Peregren with co-founder Tripp Taylor. Two of these high-profile projects include The Seaholm Residences and The Independent, which were each sold by Urbanspace as their exclusive sales and marketing team. Hughes commented, “Kevin and the Urbanspace team know the Austin condo market better than anyone, and after working with them on Seaholm and The Independent, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to associate with them more prominently on The Modern.The design, lifestyle, location and views coupled with the experienced team Urbanspace has assembled make this a dream build for every future resident who will call home modern.”

Sales of the tower will begin in late Q1 2022. Consisting of floor plans ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, with prices ranging from $400 to $5M+, The Modern Austin has already surpassed 2,000 inquiries for its 346-fare market since the project was announced to market earlier this year. Kevin Burns remarked, “Although Austin’s development process was long, our team had the synergy and experience to keep this project on pace while taking our past experiences and creating a building that, we know, will be best in class. We are creating a new standard for condo living in Austin and with the owner always in mind. As a condo dweller myself for 20 years, I wanted to ensuring the team pays attention to every detail, and I’m privileged to work with such great partners. Urbanspace has worked with thousands of condo owners over the past two decades, and they know it’s our passion, which sparked interest as well as the Austin market in general.The Modern’s other partners and consultants include: Nelsen Partners – Design Architect, Page – Architect of Record and Flintco – General Contractor.

The Modern’s grand opening will take place immediately after SXSW, allowing Container Bar and Bungalow, which currently occupy the venues, to operate until mid-March. Bridget Dunlap, owner of Container Bar, will open a new concept in the basement of Modern. Urbanspace will open its third hospitality concept, yet to be named, but similar to its first, Codependent Cocktails + Coffee, on the ground floor. Their second hospitality concept, Bacalar, which will open in the first quarter of 2023, will be located down the street on the ground floor of 44 East Ave, another project for which Urbanspace Real Estate handled sales and development. marketing.

As part of the agreement between The Modern Austin Residences and the City of Austin, the project will contribute more than $1 million to the city’s Affordable Housing Fund, provide 21 affordable housing units on-site, and contribute more than $500,000 $ to the Trail Foundation.

For more information on Modern Austin Residences, please visit ModernAustinResidences.com

Images of modern Austin residences are available HERE. (Rendering image credit to Binyan)

About Urbanspace

Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors was created out of Kevin Burns’ passion for living the urban Austin lifestyle. Born from an entrepreneurial vision to develop an on-the-ground real estate company that could uniquely provide turnkey solutions to the needs of downtown and urban core residents, Urbanspace paved the way for downtown development. as the first real estate in the urban core. service provider since 2000. Urbanspace has grown into a turnkey living solution, offering residential and commercial real estate brokerage services, condo project marketing, development, interior design, furniture showroom with over 100 lines, premium moving services and hospitality concepts. Leveraging the breadth of local knowledge, years of experience, a keen sense of international design and a shared desire to live the urban lifestyle, Urbanspace has been driving the growth of real estate and design of Austin’s urban core for more than two decades. For more information about Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors, visit urbanspacelifestyle.com.

About Peregren

Peregren Capital Group is an institution-backed mortgage investment firm that invests across the United States, focusing on the Western, Central and Southern regions. Peregren was formed in early 2020 by Tucker Hughes and Tripp Taylor, both formerly of Bank OZK and Axos Bank, with a focus on various home equity investments including whole loans, mezzanine loans and preferred stock investments . The firm typically focuses on complex, large-scale loan opportunities of at least $100 million, with a preference for much larger positions. Peregren invests or lends on all types of property, including apartments, condos, SFRs, offices, retail, industrial, hotels and land developments. The founders bring two decades of construction and bridging lending experience to the business, with particular expertise in complex development and repositioning operations. Peregren’s managing partner, Tucker Hughes, was previously Country Head of Commercial Real Estate at Axos Bank and prior to that was Managing Director and Head of CRE Lending for Western and Central Regions at Bank OZK ( formerly Bank of the Ozarks). Peregren has offices in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. Additional information about Peregren can be found at peregren.com.

About Page

With roots dating back to 1898, Page provides architectural, interiors, planning, consulting and engineering services in the United States and around the world. The company’s diverse international portfolio encompasses the healthcare, education, government, and science and technology sectors, as well as municipal, corporate and urban housing projects. Page has more than 650 employees in offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Houston, Mexico City, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, DC Learn more about the company at pagethink.com.

About Flintco

Flintco was founded in 1908 and has seven full-service offices in Austin, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Springdale, AR and Tulsa. We offer pre-construction, construction management, design-build, project and program management with self-execution capability, including concrete, miscellaneous steel, and foundation excavations. Flintco applies Lean principles and practices to improve historically low labor productivity rates in construction. Adopting a corporate initiative called Flintco 4 LIFE – Live Incident Free Everyday – informs our approach to safety and our culture. For more information about Flintco, please visit www.flintco.com

About Nelsen Partners

For more than 30 years, the leaders of Nelsen Partners have worked together on projects in the United States and around the world, providing architectural, interiors, planning and urban design services for projects ranging from developments mixed-use and planned urban centers, retail. developments, office buildings, residential towers, hotels, performance halls and restaurants.

With over 50 million square feet of design and construction work completed worldwide, Nelsen Partners’ breadth of experience and passion for design enables us to continue creating sustainable architecture and legacy developments. for our customers.

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contacts

Media Contact: Lara Burns Boyda
[email protected]

Untapped Potential in Air Taxi Landing Site Development

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Prior to Uber Air’s announcement that Melbourne had been chosen as the third official pilot city for its “flying taxi” fleet, Skyportz had argued that Australia was a global leader in the emerging clean, green and sustainable air taxi industry. electrical.

McKinsey predicts the industry will be worth more than $1 trillion by 2040 and the race to gain commercial type certification for these new planes is well underway.

Some of the biggest aviation companies in the world have flying prototypes, including Boeing, Bell, Airbus and Embraer.

Automakers such as Hyundai, Toyota and Rolls Royce are also in the running as well as new aviation disruptors such as Joby, Lilium, Volocopter, Archer and Electra Aero.

The investment in the leading aircraft amounts to almost $10 billion and there is no doubt that some of the more than 300 start-ups will be certified over the next few years.

However, the missing piece of the puzzle is where these planes will land.

To realize their potential, we need these planes to land in places where helicopters can’t – think of business parks, manufacturing centers, industrial lands, shopping malls, parking lots and possibly the rooftops of cities.

Skyportz has quietly amassed a stable of over 400 locations across Australia in partnership with various industrial and commercial property players such as Secure Parking.

These sites are ready to be activated as soon as land use planning rules allow it.

In a major boost for the booming industry in Australia, the Federal Government and the Victorian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to foster the long-term growth of the advanced air mobility industry for passengers and freight.

Development of Thatcham Traveler caravan site prevented by injunction

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An injunction has been granted to prevent the development of a Thatcham Traveler caravan site.

West Berkshire Council won the interim injunction that limits “any further unauthorized development to remain in place” at Lawrences Lane.

This limits the arrival of more caravans in the area and residential occupancy.

READ MORE : Abandoned 400-year-old chalet hidden behind trees sold for exorbitant amount

The controversial plans called for seven Traveler pitches with seven static caravans, seven-day rooms and seven touring caravans.

Nine reasons for refusing the plans were found by council bosses, including failing to provide a water supply and concerns about the site’s effect on a ‘sensitive rural area’.

There were also concerns about the “increased risk of accidents for road users” caused by a “non-compliant road”.

The plans received 287 letters of objection from members of the public.

West Berkshire Council issued an injunction in August to prevent unauthorized development on the land.

What does the injunction say?

The extension of the injunction, granted on December 8, states that “no residential occupancy will be permitted” beyond what was agreed in the previous order.

No more transportable structures or waste can be brought onto the site, including caravans.

The injunction also stops any other work being undertaken that would violate planning law.

Violation of the new order could result in contempt of court, punishable by fine, imprisonment or seizure of assets.

The order said the defendants had to leave the field by April 8, 2022 if they did not appeal.

West Berkshire Council said it “will continue to monitor activity on the site in relation to the new requirements set out by the court”.

The council will wait for the filing of the appeal against the refused planning application no later than February 8, 2022.



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“The case is not closed”

Councilor Richard Somner, executive member for planning, transport and countryside at West Berkshire Council, said ‘this order is the next big step in ensuring that no further unauthorized planning development takes place’.

“If the defendants are unsuccessful on appeal, this will also secure the end of residential occupation of the land within two months of the appeal being closed,” Cllr Somner said.

He added that “the council’s actions to date have been successful in limiting the extent and impact of unauthorized development on the site”.

He added: “Although the deal was not done, council acted quickly. The planning appeal process will now guide the next steps, the timelines of which will be advised by the council inspectorate. ‘town planning.’

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Amazon’s second plant begins site development in Schodack, neighbors still worried

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Zoning plans for a second Amazon facility at Schodack with 400 jobs have been approved by the city, and site work to clean up the 56-acre plot on Route 150 is underway. The 278,000-square-foot warehouse and truck terminal the company hopes to build is currently undergoing a final review by the city’s construction department.

Gary Ziegler, home inspector and code enforcement officer for Schodack, said the department is awaiting a response from engineers and some questions still remain unresolved.

The property has obtained a site development permit, according to Nadine Fuda, the city’s director of planning and zoning, who said a final approval from the building department could take two to three weeks depending on the process. of the exam. However, the site is already being cleaned up.

The planning department noted that Amazon aims to complete construction by fall 2022 and then hire around 400 people there.

The company’s existing distribution center employs approximately 1,000 full people.


Fuda said St. Louis-based general contractor ARCO was chosen to oversee the development of the property, but a local preparation company was added to the mix. Amazon leases the property to Scannell Properties, a private real estate development company headquartered in Indiana. Land records show that Scannell Properties purchased the land from Snook Materials Group LLC for $ 2.79 million.

Scannell Properties declined to comment on the construction. An Amazon spokesperson said the company could not comment on its potential plans.

This project marks Amazon’s second company in the region. The multinational giant built a 1 million square foot distribution center on Route 9 in 2020.

The soon-to-be-developed land is located close to highways 9 and 20 across from the Birchwood Estates neighborhood. The neighborhood owners association opposed the first construction but failed to block it.

Fuda said she had not received any recent complaints from the association or neighbors. Robert Jansing, a member of the Birchwood Association, however, said he and others remained “concerned” about the next distribution center.

Noisy land clearing, long-term effects on the city’s drinking water, and increased traffic and accidents are among the association’s concerns regarding the new facility. Jansing said lost tractor-trailers made illegal U-turns in the neighborhood, smashed lawns, caused property damage and woke residents from their sleep while slamming over speed bumps in the parking lot at night.

“No one expected to live sandwiched between two huge facilities when they bought their home,” Jansing said. “The owners are the ones who face the daily problems. Building another and dealing with construction noise for months is impractical, but safety and quality of life should not be compromised.

“The Association will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that the conditions for approval are met and will consult with representation if (the) need arises,” he added.

Aizawl Municipal Corporation Introduces New Rules for Site Layout and Slope Cutting – The New Indian Express

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Through PTI

AIZAWL: The Aizawl Municipal Company (AMC) introduced new rules to regulate site development, slope cutting, backfilling and clearing to mitigate landslides, shipwreck areas, falling rocks and other natural or man-made disasters.

Mayor Lalringenga Sailo said the AMC Site Development and Slope Modification Regulations were developed in 2017 to regulate and control cutting, backfilling, clearing and other slope settlement activities in the state capital, Aizawl, prone to landslides and other calamities mainly caused by unscrupulous people. men’s activities.

The regulations have been partially implemented as they were notified to the Official Gazette by the AMC on October 29 of this year, he said on Wednesday. Sailo said that Aizawl has experienced numerous landslides, which too often have caused loss of life and destruction of homes, community buildings and important infrastructure.

Human activities such as cutting slopes, backfilling, increasing the amount of groundwater entering slopes, and disposing of sewage and drainage on slopes in poorly controlled ways can greatly increase instability. slopes, he said.

According to Sailo, any person or government agency intending to construct a building requiring site development work will now need to obtain a site development permit in addition to a building permit.

However, digging an individual grave, excavating below grade finished for basements and footings of an ordinary building, or a semi-permanent or permanent building located in a low risk area landslide, AMC-controlled disposal sites, Department of Defense projects, exploratory excavations and emergency works necessary to preserve life or property under imminent threat of excessive erosion, among others, are exempt from regulation, he said.

Under the new regulations, land or site development is divided into two categories: developed site development (moderate, high or very high risk of landslide) and regular site development (risk of weak landslide).

Georgetown: Hines offers 336-unit multi-family development

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Illustration of the functionality: artist rendering of a building from the apartment project proposed by Meeks Partners.

Posted: 17-11-2021

by Art Benavidez

Georgetown (Williamson County) – A Houston-based global real estate developer’s site development plan for a 336-unit multi-family complex was approved at Tuesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The 14-acre property is undeveloped and is located at 1701 Wolf Ranch Parkway in the northwest part of town.

The Austin office of Hines Interest Limited Partnership is the spearhead of the development of Wolf Lakes Retreat.

The unit mix includes 192 one-bedroom units, 126 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units.

The Austin office of Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. will be the civil engineer and the surveyor published a sitemap which showed:

  • 12 buildings, with buildings 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 having areas of 11,377 square feet each
  • Buildings 4 and 5: 7505 sq. Ft. Each
  • Buildings 6, 9 and 10: 13,991 sq. Ft. Each
  • Building 12 (club house / rental): 9,830 square feet
  • Dog park
  • Eight covered garages offering a total of 62 parking spaces
  • 345 open parking spaces
  • 59 parking spaces
  • 481 parking spaces in total
  • 84 bicycle spaces

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Buildings 1, 2 and 3 will each have 30 units; buildings 4 and 5 will each have 24 dwellings; buildings 6 and 9 will each have 36 dwellings; buildings 7, 8 and 10 will each have 30 units.

Exterior materials for the buildings will include stone veneer, poured stone, foam stucco, decorative wooden brackets and shutters, metal railings, metal canopies and tiled roofs.

Houston-based architects Meeks Partners and landscaper Robinson and company, also in Houston, with a geotechnical engineer based in Austin Terracon Consultants, Inc. complete the project team.

This was the fourth review of this request. The request had already been considered by the committee at its meetings on May 18, July 6 and August 17.

VBX Project ID: 2021-7F46


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The development of the Nelson Junction site is approaching

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Artist's impression of the development of Nelson Junction near Miter 10 Mega.

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Artist’s impression of the development of Nelson Junction near Miter 10 Mega.

Development of the Nelson Junction site begins with the progress of plans for a large-format shopping center.

Nelson Gibbons Company, owner of the Annesbrook site, is starting the first clearing and infrastructure work, company chief executive Scott Gibbons said.

Colliers International real estate agency is marketing the development of Quarantine Rd on the vacant land of Miter 10 Mega, seeking tenants for the first stage of the project.

In the first stage, opposite Miter 10 Mega, there will be 10,948 square meters of shops with up to 11 tenants.

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Colliers was looking for tenants such as furniture, appliance, housewares, plumbing, lighting, home furnishings and lifestyle retailers. The size of buildings or sites will vary from 500 m² to 2500 m².

Gibbons said development of the site will begin early next year after completion of stormwater and other service updates, as well as site preparation. There was a wide range of interested potential tenants, including some from outside the Nelson area, some who were already in the area but were looking for a different location, and some from the food industry, he said. declared.

The proposed Nelson Junction development for the site of the former Honda automobile plant near the current Miter10 Mega Store.

The proposed Nelson Junction development for the site of the former Honda automobile plant near the current Miter10 Mega Store.

It was hoped that the first stage of development would be completed in early 2023. Gibbons envisioned that it would eventually include a mix of light industry, retail and home improvement businesses.

The 8 hectare property, which once housed the Honda factory, was touted as a future shopping and shopping center before Miter 10 Mega opened in 2006. In 2019, Gibbons Property Investments purchased the remaining 4.5 hectares of vacant land.

“There has been a lot of non-activity on the site,” Gibbons said. “We take our time to prepare the plans well. “

The Nelson Junction Development Plan.

The Nelson Junction Development Plan.

Gibbons said the site was a central location that should be attractive to buyers in the Tasman and Nelson areas. He believed there was a good demand for a home improvement and lifestyle center near the town of Nelson.

“The road restrictions inside and outside the city make this site very attractive and it is truly a pivotal location for these types of services, with a profile like no other.

Miter 10 Mega and empty land ready for redevelopment.

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Miter 10 Mega and empty land ready for redevelopment.

The second stage of the project would see development on the ground closer to Speight’s Ale House. The Gibbons site shows that a large retail / commercial format is offered for this site and is being offered.

Gibbons has over 230,700 m² of properties in its portfolio, housing 150 tenants. Its portfolio is diversified into three key sectors: bulk retail, industrial and commercial real estate.

Colliers Nelson broker Geoff Faulkner, who markets the Nelson Junction development with Colliers national retail manager Leroy Wolland, said he expected strong interest in the center due to the strength economy.

“Nelson is in booming city mode. We have almost zero retail vacancy on Main Street and the CBD, and nearby Richmond has almost zero vacancy on Main Street, ”Faulkner said.

Wolland said there is no comparable complex with vacant space in Nelson Market and Miter 10 Mega is a huge asset to potential tenants.

“It’s a perfect choice for furniture, appliances, housewares, home furnishings, tiles, flooring, paint, plumbing, kitchen showroom, lighting, automotive retail and, possibly, marine retail. “

City Council approves adjustments to Dome site development plan

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The idea is to create a public-private partnership to transform the old site of the Dome into a new entertainment venue and a surf park by the ocean.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – UPDATE | At a meeting on Nov. 16, city council voted to approve the Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding plan, as well as the $ 17.7 million offsite infrastructure projects. The action would move plans as well as previously requested adjustments on November 9.

ORIGINAL STORY | It’s been four years and it counts, and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront has yet to see the former Dome site transformed into a mixed-use, multi-site entertainment complex with a surf park.

At this stage, the project leaders reassess their approach. They are asking city council for $ 3 million for what they call phase 1 and $ 2 million for phase 2.

“There are no new demands in there. This is all the money that is already considered, allocated and budgeted for the project, “Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams said.” We are just changing when it can be used to account for the uncertainty in the market. of construction regarding the cost of commodities such as steel and concrete.

The concern is that fluctuating prices could cause the budget to be exceeded. Adams said they would come back to the board if they did.

Additionally, Adams stressed that unplanned projects must take place offsite. A request for at least ten infrastructure upgrades is expected to cost $ 17,729,147.

“The idea with this list is to ensure that we maximize the value of the project for both our residents and our guests,” Adams said.

Adams is expected to resubmit the requests to city council on November 16. This is when council members could vote.

There is some division within the board regarding the next steps.

Mayor Bobby Dyer seems focused on the rewards of development. “Trying to do the Oceanfront all year round,” he said.

City Councilor John Moss said he thought project managers were underestimating the risk: “I think if we knew all of this four years ago, all of these costs. I don’t know what the decision would have been.

Several years ago, music producer and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams made a commitment to join this project.

13News Now asked Adams if Pharrell was still involved. Adams told us that Pharrell was still listed as an investor on a disclosure slide for Tuesday’s presentation to the board.

In a letter to the city in September, the artist questioned a separate investment – his Something in the Water festival. Pharrell cited “toxic energy” in the direction of the city.

Whether inside or outside, it is clear that there is a clamor to move this project forward.

“A lot of our Oceanfront partners want us to bring our entertainment venue online as quickly as possible,” Adams said.

Venture Realty Group is the assigned developer.

Adams said construction likely won’t start until June of next year.

It is also likely that the works could start first on the place of entertainment, before the surf park.

The entire project, with combined municipal and private funding, is expected to cost around $ 330 million. However, this number could change in the future.

Guinness site development is on public consultation

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A “vision” for a 10-year redevelopment of part of the Guiness site in the city of Dublin is currently under public consultation.

The modernization of the famous 260-year-old brewery freed up 12.5 acres in the James Street factory in The Liberties.

A “Guinness Quarter” proposal was first announced by Diageo in 2017.

After what has been described as a “three year selection process”, Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Homes was announced as a development partner in September 2020.

However, Ballymore Homes says there are no details available on the plan yet.

When Diageo first announced the project, it announced that there would be room for 500 homes, as well as 63,000 m² of offices, 5,000 m² of shops and 22,000 m² for hotels and businesses. Hobbies.

A company spokesperson said the plan had “started from scratch since then.”

Graphic shows what a redeveloped ‘Guinness Quarter’ could look like

It has been confirmed that there will be mixed tenure for the housing on the site and that the Iveagh Trust will manage the social units.

It will also be the country’s first development to be carbon neutral.

The development, estimated at around € 1 billion, would occupy around 25% of the Guinness site.

According to a statement posted on the Ballymore Homes website, the development in central Dublin will be “one of the most exciting regeneration programs in Europe”.

Mr Mulryan said Guinness has become a symbol for Ireland.

Oliver Loomes (left), CEO of Diageo Ireland and Sean Mulryan (right), CEO of Ballymore

“St James’s Gate has over 260 years of history and therefore we have a unique responsibility to ensure that when this famous gate opens it opens to a place that is synonymous with good times and memorable experiences”, did he declare.

The company says it hopes to have a master plan ready for submission to Dublin City Council next year.

However, local councilor Darragh Moriarty said the lack of details on the delivery of housing, offices and cultural spaces is “disappointing”.

“It’s just a public relations exercise. What do they want people to give their opinion on? They will have to seriously engage with the local population and stakeholders,” said the Labor Party adviser.

The public consultation begins tomorrow in the Digital Hub and is scheduled to continue daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until November 5.

Development of the Covington IRS site is back on track with the hiring of a project manager; the dog park is advancing, more

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By Ryan Clark
NKyTribune journalist

The development of the IRS site is back.

After stopping and starting – and en route replaced the Covington City Manager – on Tuesday evening, the commissioners approved the hiring of JS Held, LLC, for project management services to “implement the master plan strategic for Covington’s central waterfront, ”read in city documents. .

They refer to the management of the 23-acre IRS site.

“This is a very important first step that we are taking in the redevelopment of the IRS site,” Mayor Joseph U. Meyer said at the regular legislative committee meeting.

The deal will result in brownfield redevelopment in the Covington Central Riverfront area, under the direction of the city manager and the director of economic development, the mayor said. The goal is to develop it into usable land that could support a mix of potential uses.

City Manager Ken Smith said he could provide weekly updates on the project to the Commission, if they so wish.

Over the summer, the commissioners chose to stop and completely rethink how they wanted to use the site.

The city bought the site in March for $ 20.5 million, and since then Covington has struggled to manage the project. They first entered into several demolition and design contracts when former general manager David Johnston recommended certain options; the Commission decided not to follow these recommendations.

In June, Johnston and the town went their separate ways. Perhaps it wasn’t a surprise, then, that the city decided to officially start over.

“No project is more important,” said Mayor Meyer at the time. “We only have a bite of an apple to get it right.”

The city received three responses to its call for tenders for management services. The payment of the contract, which runs from November 1 to October 31 of the following year, is illustrated in the agreement as follows:

First year of the contract: $ 371,217
Second year of contract: $ 367,545
Third year of contract: to be determined
Fourth year of contract: to be determined
Fifth year of contract: to be determined

Thus, the contract, which will run in six phases, begins with an initial period of one year, with the possibility of four one-year renewals. The potential term of the contract should not exceed five years or $ 738,762.

Under the contract, JS Held, LLC, “will act as owner trustee and oversee all aspects of real estate development on behalf of the city.”

The project will include scope development, tendering and coordination with the city; the demolition and remediation of the 23-acre brownfield site; and site engineering and construction of new public rights-of-way with utilities, the contract says.

A general description of the services required includes:

• Project development for all phases
• Management of the project and program development of all phases from the start
Upon completion
• Facilitate and manage all required services, activities and communications
necessary for the completion of the project on behalf of the city
• Selection of engineers, consultants and contractors
• Management of the negotiation and creation of contracts
• Supervision and coordination of engineering and design processes and
• Manage all engineering, design and inspection services related to the
redevelopment project

Director of neighborhood services, other employees

Commissioners approved the hiring of Deputy Warden of Neighborhood Services Brandon Holmes as Warden effective October 27, and Keith Bales as Deputy Warden of Ward Services, effective November 8.

The commissioners also approved the appointment of Gregory Paeth to the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority for a four-year term, effective October 27, 2021 and expiring October 26, 2025.

Stormwater maintenance supervisor hired

The commissioners also approved the hiring of Todd Redman for the stormwater maintenance supervisor position, effective October 18.

The role is budgeted from the rainwater operating budget.

Map of the dog park presented

Ben Oldiges, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented the Commission with a plan for the construction of the city’s first dog park.

“This is a really exciting new initiative,” he said. “We’ve made pretty good progress on this project.

Oldiges said the idea had been floating around the city for about a decade, and when he was hired as manager in 2020, he made it one of his top priorities to make it happen.

The project would be hosted in Kenney Shields Park and paid for with CDBG funds and a $ 10,000 grant from the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors.

Oldiges said they chose to target the location because of its lighting, safety, neighborhood setting, shade and water source.

“It’s a pretty solid foundation for a dog park,” he said, noting that the goal is to develop several in the city.

He said they hope to pave the way for winter 2021 or spring 2022.

Executive session

The commissioners ended Tuesday’s meeting by meeting in executive session to “discuss pending litigation,” the mayor said.

He also said that they would not meet again and that no further action would be taken.

Next meeting (there is no meeting next week because it is election day)

The next regular meeting of the Covington Commission will be a caucus meeting at 6:00 pm on November 9 at the City Building at 20 W. Pike St. in Covington. Meetings can be followed live on Fioptics channel 815, Spectrum channel 203, the Northern Kentucky Telecommunications Council (TBNK) website, TBNK @TBNKonline Facebook page, and TBNK Roku channels.

Cairn PLC starts the development of the Cork site on a 472 unit project near the village of Douglas

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SITE development work has started for a development of over 150 million euros of new homes by PLC developers Cairn, on a valley site on the outskirts of Cork village in Douglas, near a new school under construction by BAM.

Called Bayly, the 472 unit program on Carrigaline Road at Castletreasure is Cairn PLC’s first program founded in 2015 in Cork, having acquired a number of sites in Ireland through a € 503 million portfolio sale to Ulster Bank with Lone Star, Project Clear.

The Castletreasure site acquired by Cairn PLC was reopened in 2016 for 25 million euros but is being developed in 2021 by Cairn PLC for 472 units

Cairn bought around the same time another limited company, Glenveagh, entered the Cork market; While Glenveagh has continued to expand its presence and has recorded several hundred sales to date from Cork, notably to Blackrock and Maryborough Hill, Cairn has so far not made any concrete site relocations to Munster.

Cairn, which has announced its goal of building 2,500 Irish houses in 2021, mainly in Dublin and Leinster, has 16 sites listed on its website including Dublin, Kilkenny, Kildare and Wicklow, has two sites in the wings in Galway and Castletreasure Liege.

After acquiring the sites The Project Clear, Cairn quickly sought to sell three of its Cork sites, the Good Shepherd Convent in Sunday’s Well (now destroyed by fire and in new hands), a site in Victoria Cross and 52 acres to Castletreasure, Douglas, who had been associated with the developers of Cork Frinailla, in a offer of 30 million euros.

Unsold at its £ 25million 2016 price guide (obtaining bids of around £ 18million via Savills agents), was the largest site, the 52-acre Castle Treasure Lands across from the Douglas Golf Club, in a green setting. Frinailla had bought it at the peak of the market in the mid-2000s to move the Douglas GAA club out of the village and finance the exchange through the sale of houses here as well.

Sisk contractors perform preliminary infrastructure and service work.  No main contractor for the constructions has yet been appointed.
Sisk contractors perform preliminary infrastructure and service work. No main contractor for the constructions has yet been appointed.

Cairn PLC obtained planning approval in October 2019 via a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) application with Meitheal Architects for this Castletreasure site, after an oral hearing addressing some specific issues such as stormwater management.

    Construction site activity in Carr's Hill, Co Cork, where a new school is being delivered.
Construction site activity in Carr’s Hill, Co Cork, where a new school is being delivered.

The town planning grant – one of the largest in the Cork region in recent years – covers 234 semi-detached and terraced houses, 160 apartments and 78 duplexes, with 4.4 ha of parkland and amenity space.

In giving the green light for construction, Bord Pleanala said the development of the Douglas Edge was reasonable development and “would not seriously impair the residential or visual amenities of the area or property nearby, would be acceptable in terms of of urban design, height, and quantum of development.

Sisk contractors are on site, performing services, infrastructure, a bridge and partial road realignment.

No sales agent has been named yet, and it is unclear whether Cairn has any pre-construction deals for portions of the program.

A spokesperson said last night that “Cairn looks forward to bringing new homes to Castletreasure in 2022 in what will be a phased, multi-year development.”

DETAILS: www.cairnhomes.com

Cairn PLC begins development of the Cork site on a 472-unit project near the village of Douglas

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SITE development work has begun on a £150m+ new home development by developers PLC Cairn, on a valley site on the edge of Douglas village in Cork, close to a new school in being built by BAM.

Called Bayly, the 472-unit scheme on Carrigaline Road in Castletreasure is the first scheme of Cairn PLC founded in 2015 in Cork, having acquired a number of sites in Ireland via a €503 million portfolio sale to the Ulster Bank with Lone Star, Project Clear.

The Castletreasure site acquired by Cairn PLC was re-offered in 2016 for €25 million but is now being developed in 2021 by Cairn PLC for 472 units

Cairn bought around the same time another PLC, Glenveagh, which entered the Cork market; while Glenveagh has steadily expanded its presence and has recorded several hundred sales from Cork to date, notably to Blackrock and Maryborough Hill, Cairn has not, to date, made a move from concrete yards to Munster.

Cairn, which has stated its target of building 2,500 Irish homes by 2021, primarily in Dublin and Leinster, has 16 sites listed on its website, including Dublin, Kilkenny, Kildare and Wicklow, has two backstage sites in Galway and Castletreasure Liege.

After acquiring the sites from The Project Clear, Cairn quickly sought to sell three of its Cork sites, the Good Shepherd Convent in Sunday’s Well (now ravaged by fire and in new hands), a site in Victoria Cross and 52 acres in Castletreasure, Douglas, which had been partnered with Cork developers Frinailla, in a £30million bid.

Left unsold at its 2016 price guide of €25m (obtaining offers of around €18m via Savills agents), was the largest site, Castletreasure of 52-acre land opposite Douglas Golf Club , in a green valley. Frinailla had bought it at the height of the market, in the mid-2000s, to displace the Douglas GAA club from the village and finance the exchange through the sale of houses here as well.

Sisk contractors perform preliminary infrastructure and service work.  No main construction contractor has yet been appointed.
Sisk contractors perform preliminary infrastructure and service work. No main construction contractor has yet been appointed.

Cairn PLC obtained planning approval in October 2019 via a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) application with Meitheal Architects for this Castletreasure site, after an oral hearing covering some particular issues such as stormwater management.

    Site activity at Carr's Hill, Co Cork, where a new school is being delivered.
Site activity at Carr’s Hill, Co Cork, where a new school is being delivered.

The planning grant – one of the largest in the Cork region in recent years – is for 234 semi-detached and terraced houses, 160 flats and 78 duplexes, with 4.4ha of parkland and amenity space.

Giving the green light to construction, Bord Pleanala said the development on the edge of Douglas was a reasonable development and “would not seriously impair the residential or visual amenities of the area or nearby properties, would be acceptable in terms of design urban, height, and quantum of development.

Sisk contractors are on site, doing services, infrastructure, a bridge and a partial realignment of the road.

A sales agent has not yet been appointed, and it is unclear whether Cairn has pre-construction agreements in place for the program tranches.

Last night a spokesperson said: ‘Cairn is looking forward to bringing new homes to the market in Castletreasure in 2022 in what will be a multi-phase, multi-year development.

DETAILS: www.cairnhomes.com

The Lisbon Development Committee invites comments on the development of the Worumbo site

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The Worumbo Mill building was demolished in 2016. Time registration file

The Lisbon Development Committee is preparing plans for the former Worumbo Mill site and wants public participation.

On September 7, the city council awarded a bid to The Chesapeake Group, an economic analysis and development firm, to conduct a market analysis in Lisbon, including the site.

The results, combined with additional community feedback, will help identify redevelopment opportunities in the city, said Brett Richardson, director of economic development for the city, during the development committee meeting on Wednesday.

The first phase of the analysis examines regional and local markets and opportunities for future real estate and commercial development in Lisbon.

The second phase is a feasibility analysis of two redevelopment scenarios for the Worumbo site.

“There will be a community survey following the completion of the first phase of the market analysis to get community feedback on the two scenarios the community would like the Chesapeake Group to use for its feasibility analysis,” Richardson said. . “We will have the opportunity through this market analysis to choose two different development scenarios and dive deep with the pro forma on what the financial performance of this would be and how much investment would be required.

Surveys will add crucial data, Richardson added.

“Hopefully the polls will encourage people to attend the meetings, and then the meetings will lead to the next poll,” said planning board committee member Lisa Ward. ” The goal is presentation, but these meetings will include feedback and comments from the public. »

The community retail survey will likely take place in October. The survey will take place online, but Richardson said she will make it available to everyone.

“I think as a committee we need to think together or maybe select or seek outside help to figure out the best way to reach the maximum number of people to get 6,000 meaningful survey results,” said Don Fellows. , member of the committee.

Fellows added event content with possibility of open result.

Lisbon residents were asked to complete a survey last year, choosing from three potential development scenarios developed by the two private companies to facilitate meaningful public input. However, some residents criticized the survey as it only covered 306 people out of 10,000 residents.

Sandy Harkin, owner of the nearby Railroad Pub, seemed cautious about her hopes for future development.

“Over time, things eventually develop,” Harkin said. “But for me, you have to be careful what you develop and what you lose. It’s not about dollars and cents or how high the skyscraper can get. Once up there, everything is blocked.

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Ecoark secures power capacity for development of cryptocurrency mining beta site in Texas

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The first phase is expected to become operational in approximately 90 days

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (NASDAQ: ZEST), announced that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Bitstream Mining LLC (“Bitstream”), a Wholly owned by Trend Discovery Holdings LLC (“Trend”) entered into an agreement on September 3, 2021 to secure 12 MW (“Megawatts”) of available power capacity for Bitstream mining. Specific terms of the agreement will be disclosed at a later date. Bitstream and its strategic energy consultant are working with the utility to upgrade the utility’s substation to expand available capacity up to 50 MW.

Ecoark previously announced that Bitstream would develop a 6MW cryptocurrency mining operation in Texas. Brad Hoagland, CFA, Ecoark’s Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are proud to have met and exceeded our commitment of securing electrical capacity within 30 days, while doubling our target mining capacity from 6 MW to 12 MW and launching an extension to 50 MW. We remain confident that Bitstream’s planned high-margin business model will fulfill one of Trend’s key business areas for its recently announced and upcoming spin-off transaction into a pure-play FinTech company.

Bitstream has also secured the mining equipment which is expected to be delivered within the targeted operational timelines. Bitstream plans to participate in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Reactive Reserve Market as part of our Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) strategy by returning its electricity to the Texas grid where appropriate. “We plan to use our operational load flexibility to participate in the ERCOT marketplace and provide ERCOT with more tools to help stabilize the network when needed,” said Mr. Britt Swann, President of Bitstream.

Bitstream expects the 12 MW mining site to be fully operational and producing significant coin generation by January 2022 with expected monthly revenue of $4.4 million.1 including payments for participation in ERCOT Demand Response programs. The fully developed 50MW site is expected to be completed by December 2022. Brad Hoagland, CFA added, “We plan to mine a diverse basket of large-cap cryptocurrencies with the highest reward-to-price ratio. We will sell enough coins to cover Bitstream’s monthly operating costs, while using the remaining crypto for fiat transactions within our future planned and branded FinTech app and decentralized finance (“DeFi”) platform.

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Ecoark is a diversified holding company. The Company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Zest Labs, Inc. (“Zest Labs”), Banner Midstream Corp (“Banner Midstream”) and Trend Discovery. Zest Labs offers the Zest Fresh™ solution, a revolutionary approach to fresh food quality management specifically designed to help dramatically reduce the $161 billion in food loss the United States experiences each year. Banner Midstream is engaged in oil and gas exploration, production and drilling operations on more than 30,000 cumulative acres of active mining claims in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Banner Midstream also provides transportation and logistics services and purchases and finances equipment for oilfield transportation service contractors. In addition to leading our new business opportunity, Trend invests in a number of early-stage startups each year as part of the fund’s venture capital strategy; we are open-minded investors with a founder mentality. Trend Discovery LP has an audited history of uncorrelated outperformance of the S&P 500 since inception.

ZEST FRESH™ and Zest Labs™ are registered trademarks of Zest Labs, Inc.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the proposed development of a cryptocurrency mining operation in Texas and its expected future capacity and future expansion, the intended purpose of and revenues from our future mining operations and the intended use of digital assets, our plans regarding the use of the future mining operation to mitigate power grid imbalances using the monitoring capabilities of our energy consultant, and other statements that are not statements of historical fact. The words “believe”, “may”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “should”, “plan”, “could”, “target”, “potential”, “is likely”, “will”, “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions regarding future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, such as market and other conditions, many of which are beyond management’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include our ability to execute binding agreements pursuant to the letter of intent on a timely basis or at all, our ability to procure computers high speeds required for timely cryptocurrency mining, especially due to the international shortage of semiconductors, our ability to afford data center development costs, including but not limited to , the construction of the medium voltage electrical distribution infrastructure, our reliance on third party suppliers in connection with the operation of the mining facility, the utility’s consent to the 50 MW expansion, our limited experience in commercial-scale cryptocurrency mining, intense competition in the cryptocurrency mining market, future legislation potential tion or regulatory initiative limiting the use of digital assets as a medium of exchange, high volatility in the price of digital assets, and their potentially limited liquidity. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Ecoark’s filings with the SEC, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and Prospectus Supplement dated August 4, 2021. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Other factors or events that could cause our actual results to vary may arise from time to time and it is impossible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact:

Investor Relations:
Marc Silverberg, ICR
Brian McBride, Ecoark
1-800-762-7293
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Development of former Alder Hey Hospital site must be approved | North West Real Estate News

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A major mixed-use development on part of the former site of Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool is set to receive the stamp of approval.

Led by Step Places, the program includes the construction of 248 housing units, catering premises, a sports hall and a crèche and an office building.

Four three to five storey development blocks will be constructed under the scheme at Springfield Gardens on Eaton Road.

The eastern part of the site was occupied by a complex of buildings which once formed the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The site is cleared.

Of the accommodations, 208 will be a mix of apartments, including for people with autism and retirement age, while 40 will be residential houses.

Ahead of a meeting of Liverpool City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday, September 7, officials recommended that plans be conditionally approved and a legal agreement signed under Section 106.

A report released ahead of the meeting said: “The proposed development is considered appropriate for this location.

“The proposal is in line with national and local planning policy and would provide a mix of residential accommodation and commercial development which would provide an adequate level of residential amenities, good design and without having an undue negative impact on the visual amenity or road safety.

“The proposal does not conflict with the development plan, national policy or emerging local plan objectives and as such is recommended for approval.”

The Pullman National Monument Visitor Center is “just the beginning” of site development and investment

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After sitting idle over the Pullman community for decades, the old administration building and the Pullman Company clock tower is ready to begin its new life and career as a visitor center for the Pullman National Monument. The renovated and redesigned building will open to the public this Labor Day weekend, with celebrations starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4.

Ongoing preservation and renovation plans for the historic building became increasingly crucial after the late 1990s, when it was severely damaged by fire. However, a proclamation by President Obama in 2015 paved the way for national monument status and management by the National Park Service. The industrial city of the Victorian era played a central role in the history of labor and civil rights in the United States, and this context is displayed and explored through the facilities of the new visitor center.

Teri Gage is the superintendent of Pullman National Monument, Chicago’s first and only national park, and says there were plenty of moving parks and actors involved in the $ 35 million effort to renovate the clock tower building and its 12 acres of land.

The main entrance to the reception center. Photo: AJ LaTrace.

“The land here belongs to the Pullman State Historic Site, which falls under the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, but the clock tower building is owned by the National Park Service,” she explains. “Construction started about 17 months ago and it hasn’t really been occupied since 1958 when Pullman left. “

But the new visitor center will have both a symbolic and tangible impact on the community, not only as a sign of new investment and rebirth, but also by promoting Pullman and the far south of Chicago as a destination for tourism and educational programming. Gage says the National Park Service estimates that when the site is fully redeveloped, the park could expect more than 300,000 visitors each year.

At present, the 10,000 square foot first floor of the Visitor Center is complete and ready for its debut, but there is still a 10,000 square foot second floor, the sprawling building wing on the side of the building and hull of the aft assembly shops which will also be built in the future. Gage says it remains to be seen how these spaces will be used.

“Immediately after the grand opening, the visitor center will be open seven days a week,” Gage said. “And we will be offering tours, both in the building and on the factory site, as the staff allow us to do, we are going to depend on some volunteers to be able to do some of these additional programs.”

Gage says his team currently consists of eight full-time National Park Service employees, but encourages anyone interested in the national monument to consider volunteering for tours and programming.

The old erection stores on the side of the building. Photo: AJ LaTrace.

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), which has been involved in virtually all new industrial and commercial developments at Pullman over the past decade, served as the site developer, coordinating with key stakeholders – the State of Illinois, the National Park Service, National Park Foundation and Historic Pullman Foundation – to oversee project construction and coordination between contractors.

David Doig, the chairman of CNI, said there would also be new jobs and increased economic output from the Pullman community, referring to a 2013 report by the city of Chicago and the CNI, which suggests that a presence in a national park in Pullman could help support the creation of 300 new jobs and more than $ 40 million in annual economic benefits for the neighborhood after the first decade.

“I think the message is that this is just the start,” Doig said of the completion of the first phase of the national monument site. “We get the welcome center, but there is still more to come. We need to create momentum around increasing the number of visitors, creating more attractions and creating more assets for the community.

A rendering shows what the site of the national monument could look like one day. Image via CNI.

The Doig team coordinated closely with Bauer Latoza Studio, who handled the design work, and general construction contractor GMA Construction Group, who carried out the renovation of the historic structure and built the new center space. reception on the first floor of the building.

Completing the work on such a large building presented challenges, said Cornelius Griggs, president and CEO of GMA. From fine details such as matching the color of the existing brick to more intensive work such as rearranging load-bearing steel brackets to open up the space, the construction team had to overcome many hurdles for the overhaul.

But beyond the technical aspects of the renovation, taking on the job was a professional and personal highlight, adds Griggs.

“It was a personal passion for me, as an African American entrepreneur in the city of Chicago, to be able to put my company name and my name on the revitalization of the Pullman National Monument and what it means for my heritage. , our culture, and to the Pullman Porters, ”he explains.“ For me, this is the highlight of my career so far, so I’m extremely excited about it and can’t wait to see it all. ‘inauguration.”

The Visitor Center offers a recreation of a Pullman Palace car. Photo: AJ LaTrace.
A showcase of historical objects related to Pullman Porters. Photo: AJ LaTrace.
A close up of the details of the brick and the skylight. Photo: AJ LaTrace.
Photo: AJ LaTrace
A rendering of the completed workers’ entrance on 111st Street. Image via CNI.

This article also appears in the October 2021 issue of the Illinois Real Estate Journal.

Pensana Plc Update: Webinar on Site Development, Funding and Investors

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August 31, 2021

Pensana Plc

(“Pensana“or the”Society“)

Update on Site Development, Funding and Investor Webinar

Pensana Plc is pleased to provide an update to investors following a recent Board of Directors meeting held at Saltend Chemicals Park (“Saltend”) in Humber Freeport, North of England.

Pensana US $ 125 million will be the first large rare earth separation plant to be built in over a decade and the first to be located in a Free port. It will become an important hub in establishing an independent magnetic metal supply chain for the UK and beyond, creating over 100 direct high value-added jobs and over 500 jobs during construction.

Site improvements in progress at Saltend and Longonjo

At the Saltend project in Humber, UK:

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) is progressing on schedule and is expected to be completed in October. Subsequently, the EPCM contracts should be awarded.

  • Pensana has entered into a 25-year lease with pxGroup and Associated British Ports (ABP) for the initial nine hectare Saltend site with potential for expansion.

  • Geotechnical drilling and trenching work has started. These will confirm the input data for the completion of the design of the foundations of the buildings and the infrastructure of the processing plant.

  • Wood, the international engineering group, is working with pxGroup to optimize the handling arrangements for reagents and materials from the jetty to the site, as well as the supply of electrical power, water, steam and fuel. play ”.

  • Pensana is also in talks with Free port stakeholders from pxGroup, ABP and KPMG to finalize government submissions to clarify the benefits and incentives applicable to the Free port tax enterprise zone and customs zone for the Saltend Chemicals Park.

To the Longonjo project at Angola:

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) is progressing again on schedule and is expected to be completed in October with EPCI contracts awarded thereafter.

  • The Lidar study for the whole site (including the surrounding bulk service infrastructure and the transmission line connecting to the hydroelectric power) is now complete, as well as the hydrological studies of the water supply. and 100-year flood line ratings.

  • A detailed geotechnical study, under the supervision of SRK global specialists, was mobilized. It will confirm the final design of the plant foundations and infrastructure, the tailings storage facility and the pit stability criteria which were based on earlier larger campaigns.

ATF financing

The company’s expression of interest in the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund (“ATF”) of up to £ 1bn has been welcomed by the program’s board. The application for a subsidy or other forms of financial support is currently under consideration by the government.

The Company has no indication of the timing of a potential grant, but will notify shareholders as soon as the notice is received.

Bond Financing for Saltend Rare Earth Separation Facility in Humber, UK

Pensana hired ABG Sundal Collier (ABGSC), a leading Nordic investment bank headquartered in Oslo, Norway, advance debt financing.

ABGSC is a leading investment bank in the Nordic market with extensive experience in the Nordic high yield market and extensive expertise in the natural resources sector and debt structuring. The transaction will be supported by ABGSC’s premier credit research team, providing unique investor education and credit history marketing.

With extensive expertise in the natural resources sector, capital markets and experience in debt structuring as well as extensive abilities in negotiating intercreditor terms with government agencies, ABGSC is well positioned to assist in the execution of the proposed bond issue.

The senior debt facilities contemplated in discussion include a senior secured senior facility in an amount of up to US $ 250 million over a period of five years.

ABGSC will begin its detailed due diligence review shortly and will seek to be able to target a bond issue in the fourth quarter of 2021, once FEED and site preparation is complete.

Harvesting and marketing agreements

Discussions have started with a number of potential direct debit partners to secure direct debit and / or marketing agreements to support core funding. To date, non-disclosure agreements have been signed with three interested parties and discussions have been initiated with several others.

Investor webinar

Pensana will host an investor webinar at 8:00 am in the UK on Wednesday September 8th. Investors can register and submit questions prior to the webinar using this link:

https://www.investormeetcompany.com/pensana-plc/register-investor

President Paul Atherley commented “We continue to work closely with the UK Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund to support the world-class rare earths processing center in Saltend, which will create over 500 jobs during construction and over 100 permanent high-value jobs. once in service.

Saltend will be the first large rare earth separation plant to be developed in over a decade and the first to be located in a Free port. The facility will process raw materials from the company’s Longonjo Project and other sources around the world, producing the magnetic metal oxides essential for supply chains for electric vehicles and offshore wind turbines.

For more information:

Pensana Plc

Website:
Paul Atherley, President / Tim George, CEO

www.pensana.co.uk
[email protected]

About Pensana

The electrification of the driving force is the most important part of the energy transition and one of the greatest energy transitions in history. Magnetic metals are at the heart of the transition and essential for high value-added manufacturing applications such as electric vehicles and offshore wind turbines.

Pensana plans to make Saltend an independent and sustainable supplier of leading magnetic metal oxides in a market currently dominated by China. the US $ 125 million The Saltend facility is designed to produce approximately 12,500 tonnes per year of rare earth oxides, of which 4,500 tonnes will be neodymium and praseodymium (LoPr), representing approximately 5% of the global market in 2025.

The Saltend facility is located in the world-class grounds of Saltend Chemicals, a leading chemical and renewable energy group of companies in the heart of the UK’s energy estuary, and is home to a range of companies including BP Petrochemicals Technology, INEOS, Air Products, Triton Power, Nippon Gohsei and Tricoya.

Pensana’s plug and play installation will create over 500 jobs during construction and over 100 direct jobs once in production. It will be the first major separation facility to be established in over a decade and will become one of only three major producers located outside China.

The initial feedstock will be shipped as clean, high purity mixed rare earth sulfate (MRES) from the company’s longonjo low impact mine in Angola. The surface mine, state-of-the-art concentrator and proprietary MRES processing plant are designed by Wood to the highest international standards. They will be powered by low carbon hydroelectric power and linked to the port of Lobito by the recently modernized Benguela railway line.

Pensana believes that the source of critical rare earth material supply, life cycle analysis, and Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions will all become important factors in the supply chains of companies. Principal clients. The Company intends to offer its customers an independent and sustainable supply of metal oxides and carbonates of increasing importance for a range of central applications in the energy transition, industrial, medical, military and communications sectors.

For many miners around the world looking to access European and US supply chains, it is becoming increasingly clear that the proposed taxation at the EU and UK carbon borders would mean it won’t It is more acceptable for manufacturers to source materials that are extracted or processed in an unsustainable manner. .

Pensana aims to make Saltend an attractive alternative to mining companies that might otherwise be limited to selling their products to China, having designed the installation to easily adapt to a range of rare earth raw materials.

Ecoark Announces Start of Development of Texas Cryptocurrency Mining Beta Site with Potential to Help Alleviate Future Network Imbalances

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The first phase should become operational in 90 days

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (NASDAQ: ZEST), has announced plans to allocate approximately $ 3 million of the net proceeds of its recently $ 20 million completed. registered direct offer, towards the development of a digital asset mining business proposal, with a focus on Bitcoin. We intend to deploy capital for the development of a beta site (“beta”) of a 6 MW (“megawatt”) cryptocurrency mining operation in Texas, with expansion capacity. short-term target of 50 MW on the first project. The project will represent the first major investment in cryptocurrency mining to be operated by our newly formed indirect wholly owned subsidiary Bitstream Mining LLC (“Bitstream”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Trend Discovery Holdings LLC (“Trend ”), Another wholly owned subsidiary of Ecoark. On August 6, 2021, Bitstream signed an engagement agreement with a leading strategic industry partner, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”), with comprehensive energy services experience over the full lifecycle of over 20 years, which we consider critical for energy. deployment of associated infrastructures. Bitstream is expected to enter into a power contract within the next 30 days and begin marketing within 90 days, subject to market conditions and the availability of mining equipment.

With the deficiencies in the ERCOT power grid encountered during the severe weather cycles of last winter, Bitstream should be positioned to help mitigate grid imbalances at critical times, as part of our environmental, social and governance strategy. (“ESG”), by turning off cryptocurrency mining and reselling our 6 MW of electricity to the ERCOT grid. We plan to use the capabilities of our strategic partner to monitor the market for ERCOT supply and demand in real time and redirect our energy away from cryptocurrency mining at all times to mitigate market imbalances. network. Additionally, Ecoark will continue to monitor potential future opportunities in stranded natural gas.

“By reducing our energy consumption when charging resources are insufficient, we can help alleviate the strain on the grid, which benefits local communities and helps ensure they have access to electricity when they need it. need them most, ”said Britt Swann, President of Bitstream. “We look forward to helping the development of green infrastructure in Texas by mitigating grid imbalances when solar and wind power are unable to meet demand. Today’s exciting announcement of our first mining project serves as a platform for value creation in this rapidly growing industry. We anticipate that this beta project will help Ecoark to diversify its business in the cryptocurrency market and, if successful, expand Bitstream’s future capacity beyond 50 MW.

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Ecoark is a diversified holding company. The Company has three wholly owned subsidiaries: Zest Labs, Inc. (“Zest Labs”), Banner Midstream Corp (“Banner Midstream”) and Trend Discovery. Zest Labs offers the Zest Fresh ™ solution, a revolutionary approach to fresh food quality management, specially designed to help dramatically reduce the US $ 161 billion in food loss each year. Banner Midstream is engaged in oil and gas exploration, production and drilling operations on more than 30,000 cumulative acres of active mining claims in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Banner Midstream also provides transportation and logistics services and purchases and finances equipment for oilfield transportation service contractors. In addition to leading our new business opportunity, Trend invests annually in a number of start-ups as part of the fund’s venture capital strategy; we are open-minded investors with a founder’s mindset. Trend Discovery LP has an audited history of uncorrelated outperformance of the S&P 500 since inception.

ZEST FRESH ™ and Zest Labs ™ are registered trademarks of Zest Labs, Inc.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the intended use of the net proceeds of the recently concluded offering, to the development of a mining operation. cryptocurrency in Texas, on schedule for the execution of a binding power contract and commissioning of the Beta mining facility, our plans regarding the use of future mining to mitigate imbalances grid using the capabilities and expected benefits of our strategic partner, our plans for natural gas, the potential future expansion of Bitstream’s future capacity, and other statements that are not statements of historical fact. The words “believe”, “can”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “should”, “plan”, “could”, “target”, “” will be “,” Expect “and similar expressions as they apply to us are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, such as market and other conditions, many of which are beyond the control of management. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those of forward-looking statements include our ability to perform a binding power contract when expected on terms acceptable to us, or not at all, our ability to provide high speed computers required for timely cryptocurrency mining, especially due to the international semiconductor shortage, our limited experience in mining cryptocurrency on a commercial scale, intense competition in the cryptocurrency mining market, future legislation or regulatory initiative limiting the use of digital assets as a medium of exchange, significant volatility in the price of digital assets, and their potentially limited liquidity. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in documents filed by Ecoark with the SEC, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2021 and the prospectus supplement dated August 4, 2021. Any forward-looking statements made by us herein speak only from the date on which they are made. Other factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may occur from time to time, and we cannot predict all of them. We assume no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact:

Investor Relations:
Marc Silverberg
RIC
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Urban Catalyst submits site development permit for Icon / Echo towers

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Urban Catalyst has announced the submission of its site planning permit and provisional map of the acquisition area for its Icon / Echo towers in San Jose, California, United States.

The transit-focused development is expected to bring new office and residential units to downtown San Jose.

Icon / Echo, which is designed by WRNS Architecture in coordination with Studio Current, is located at 147 E Santa Clara Street, in the heart of downtown.

Once completed, the apartment and commercial operator Greystar will manage the project, which is being built under federal Opportunity Zones legislation.

Icon / Echo Towers will create more than 300 multi-family apartments and 420,000 sq. Ft. Of Class A office space.

Covering nearly two acres of land, the two towers will feature over 50,000 sq. Ft. Of outdoor amenities, including rooftop gardens and indoor common areas.

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At present, Urban Catalyst is accepting investments for the project.

Urban Catalyst Founder and CEO Erik Hayden said, “Building high density development close to public transportation is Urban Planning 101.

“This project is located on Santa Clara Street, the main thoroughfare of the central business district. Once completed, this community could house more than 500 residents and more than 2,000 employees.

Urban Catalyst has also completed the conformal zoning process to bring the project into line with the overall city plan.

Initial approval of the provisional map has also been received for the project field.

After purchasing two of the four plots for development, Urban Catalyst is under contract to purchase the other two.

Josh Burroughs, Partner and COO of Urban Catalyst, said: “The Icon / Echo development will complete the key intersection of 4th and Santa Clara Street while breathing new life into Saint James Park for an environment of work and life really balanced. “

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A new database on landslides provides tools for site development: CEG

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Mon July 26, 2021 – West Edition # 16
Idaho. government

The database includes attributes to maintain the locations of MSE retaining walls and risk factors to assess the condition of the wall, as well as attributes for rockfall risk, so that ITD districts can assess the areas. issues that could lead to road closures.


The database includes attributes to maintain the locations of MSE retaining walls and risk factors to assess the condition of the wall, as well as attributes for rockfall risk, so that ITD districts can assess the areas. issues that could lead to road closures.
The project was sponsored by the ITD Highways Division - Construction and Materials team and funded by the ITD Research Program.

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) helps the Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) learn more about landslides in Gem State. A new statewide landslide and rockfall hazard inventory database released by the IGS in late June will help ITD, emergency managers and planners to forecast and mitigate risk by identifying problematic hot spots.

The project was sponsored by the ITD Highways Division – Construction and Materials team and funded by the ITD Research Program.

The inventory contains more than 2,400 landslide entries ranging from prehistoric events to active events. It is published on the IGS website and can be accessed through an interactive web map service.

The information has also been added to ITD’s ArcGIS Online IPLAN platform. The database includes attributes to maintain the locations of MSE retaining walls and risk factors to assess the condition of the wall, as well as attributes for rockfall risk, so that ITD districts can assess the areas. issues that could lead to road closures.

The data was compiled from historical records, information provided by ITD geotechnical staff and district geologists, unpublished IGS field observations, LiDAR image analyzes, remote sensing, Newly mapped satellite and landslide images.

“The study represents a live catalog of mass movements across the state with a particular focus on transport corridors and urban areas,” said Claudio Berti, state geologist and director of the IGS. “The database is a tool for documenting and assessing slope stability risks. It is not intended to predict future events, but to document known events and show large patterns of occurrence.”

This new database replaces the last inventory published in 1991, a static map that is no longer suitable for modern digital analyzes. The 2021 version will be kept updated as new events occur or new information becomes available.

Landslide problem areas in Idaho include: Bonners Ferry, Clearwater River Basin, Horseshoe Bend, Boise Foothills, Hagerman, US 95 between Pollock and Lucile, and US 26 between Swan Valley and the Wyoming border. The geological characteristics of the bedrock, fractures, systems, precipitation, regional hydrogeology, vegetation, forest fires and the inclination of the slopes of the hills are all factors contributing to the initiation and development of landslides. ground.

For more information, visit https://apps.itd.idaho.gov/apps/research/Completed/RP278.pdf.

An Austin developer got his site plan for office development approved at a recent city council meeting.

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Illustration of the feature: an artist rendered by Cornerstone Architects of the proposed office building.

Posted: 07/22/2021

by Art Benavidez

Bee Cave (Travis County) – An Austin developer had his site development plan approved for office development at a recent city council meeting.

A previous site plan, approved in 2018, expired in March due to lack of work on the site or an extension request, forcing DK Smerlin, LLC, the developer, to reapply.

The scope of the project for Juniper Traces Office remains the same. The concept is a two story office building with a driveway, detention area and 47 parking spaces on one acre lot. Associated infrastructure includes drainage, water quality controls, and other utility improvements.

This lot is located at the end of Juniper Trace, near the Primrose School at 3805 Juniper Trace in the northeast part of town.

The building footprint is 6,527 square feet and the gross floor area of ​​the building is 12,347 square feet.

The height of the structure varies slightly, ranging from 33 feet-6 inches to 35 feet. The roof system was designed to extend beyond the exterior walls to provide a canopy supported by steel bracing.

The building will be constructed with the following elements: stone, stucco, metal and glazing.

The project team consists of companies based in Austin, Engineer Murfee Engineering Company, Inc. and All Star Land Survey, and companies based in Bee Cave Cornerstone Architects and Schoenfelt Engineering, Inc.

VBX Project ID: 2021-551E


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Development plans for former women’s prison site seek city approval

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Union Park Kingston development drawing. Image via Siderius Developments.

A new planned community, Union Park Kingston, has sought City Council approval to develop 40 Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, the former location of the Prison for Women.

According to a statement from Siderius Developments Ltd., dated Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the $ 143 million development will include senior housing, residential condominiums and a hotel, and the proposal is being uploaded to the development. and the City of Kingston Services (DASH) Hub.

The proposed development has the potential to establish a cornerstone of the Portsmouth Village community, providing housing, employment, and neighborhood business and retail services that would allow seniors to age in place and create life-work-play-age opportunities, the developers said. Union Park’s overall vision, according to the release, is to create a compact, carefully designed community with a healthy mix of uses, pedestrian-friendly public spaces and context-sensitive buildings.

Requests to amend the official plan and zoning by-law, as well as a draft plan of subdivision have been submitted to the City of Kingston. These multiple requests require City Council approval, which will include public engagement. Submitting these nominations is just one of the first steps to take and, the developers said, Union Park looks forward to connecting with the community throughout the process.

The 8.1 acre property is located at 40 Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard. The property is bordered by Union Street to the north, Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard to the east, King Street to the south and the village of Portsmouth and the harbor to the west. It will be adjacent to Duncan McArthur Hall at Queen’s University and the Correctional Service of Canada Museum. The site was once home to the Prison for Women, which opened in 1934 and closed in 2000.

Union Park is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat. These lands are also now home to a diverse community of First Nations, Métis and Inuit. This recognition is a sign of recognition and respect for the Aboriginal people living in this region.

About the project

“Union Park Kingston will reinvent the potential of this site by creating a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood for the benefit of all of Portsmouth’s existing neighbors, Kingstonians in general and the hundreds of people who will live and work in Union Park,” said Nate Doornekamp with Siderius Developments. “The Former Women’s Prison is an important historic building that is functionally obsolete and has been on contaminated land for twenty-one years. We respect the history of this site and intend to develop it in a sensitive and responsible manner. The opportunity now exists to transform this property into a storefront that will enhance and add to our community for many years to come.

According to the statement, Union Park Kingston will rejuvenate a historic and significant property in the village of Portsmouth, close to downtown Kingston, Portsmouth Olympic Harbor, major roads, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and the hospital campuses, to name a few. The developers said the proposal would strike the right balance between providing much needed community services while respecting the history of the site and the region.

“Our plan leaves three-quarters of the land in open space, including public parks, footpaths, expansive yards, streets and sidewalks for the enjoyment of the public, including the most coveted part of the site with the best views. on the water, ”added Doornekamp. “We believe this plan is appropriate for the neighborhood in terms of scale and proposed mixed uses and will be a positive addition to the Village of Portsmouth. This proposal would provide the village with much needed housing, small retail and commercial services, parks and other benefits.

Project amenities

During the three planned phases, the development will include:

  • a community of continuum of care for the elderly,
  • residential condominium units,
  • hotel,
  • a park and a connecting path between Union Street and King Street,
  • a healing garden,
  • commercial space on the ground floor,
  • a public art wall, and, in the last phase,
  • a future mixed-use residential building.

“Our proposed retirement community offers seniors more than just a place to live – it gives them a place to enjoy life,” said Steve Strong, COO of Signature Retirement Living. “We want our residents to feel right at home, whether they are renting one of our fully self-contained apartments with a variety of age characteristics, or living in our full service retiree residence with a lifestyle all inclusive that has been designed to meet their needs. Needs. Our mission is to provide an enviable level of service in a positive, dynamic and caring environment that is as beautiful as it is welcoming.

Strong added, “We have enjoyed our experience building and managing our retirement residence in West Kingston. It has been well received by the community, and we are delighted with this opportunity to meet the housing and care needs of the elderly in downtown Kingston.

Union Park Kingston development drawing. Image via Siderius Developments.

Redevelopment process and considerations

The City’s review and approval process is expected to take a year. Meanwhile, Siderius will continue to engage with residents, landowners and neighboring businesses; heritage groups in the Kingston area; the Memorial Collective of the Prison for Women; and other community groups.

“As the current stewards of the property, we continue to listen to those who have had an experience at the Prison for Women to create a healing garden with their help and involvement,” Doornekamp added.

The Union Park Kingston team recognizes that this property has heritage attributes that must be fully considered as part of the development process. To this end, Siderius engaged two well-respected heritage consultants – John Stewart of Commonwealth Historic Resource Management and Barry Padolsky of Barry Padolsky and Associates – to develop a heritage strategy for the property and heritage impact statements for each building. , according to the press release. .

“This is a unique and special property, and everyone involved in the Union Park Kingston project wishes to respect and protect the heritage and history of the property,” said John Stewart. “We are working with Siderius and the City of Kingston to ensure that the plans meet the heritage objectives of the City, the requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act and the heritage requirements of Parks Canada.

A website, unionparkkingston.ca, and an electronic newsletter have been launched to provide information on Siderius’ plans and opportunities to provide feedback to the community.

Georgetown: MOB proposed by the developer of Austin

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Illustration of the functionality: an artist rendering of the MOB proposed by Moman Design.

Posted: 07/13/2021

by Art Benavidez

Georgetown (Williamson County) –An Austin developer must resubmit a site development plan for a medical office building, after the Planning and Zoning Commission found it not to comply with the city’s unified development code.

The 1.93 acre property has already been cleared and is ready to be built, according to Google Street View.

The site is located at 1340 West University Avenue in the western part of town.

The working title of the project is Georgetown health professional, however, artist renderings of the building and elevation drawings of the building refer to it as River Chase Medical Office Building and Leeman Plastic Surgery.

Practice Real Estate Group owns the property and has brought in architects from Round Rock Mom design aboard the project team.

The Austin office of Engineers Pape-Dawson, who also served as surveyors, released the following specifications:

  • 54.27% (45,843 SF) waterproof cover
  • 17,000 square foot building, with an average building height of 31 feet
  • Proposed 3,474 sq. Ft. Pond
  • 25 foot building setback and footbridge buffer yard
  • 15-foot side building and parking lot and buffer yard
  • 10 foot landscaped buffer

The construction elements will be in natural stone, stucco, glazing, as well as a flat roof with full parapet.

This is the fifth review of this request. The item was considered by the committee at their meetings on October 21, 2020, December 15, 2020, January 19 and April 6.

VBX Project ID: 2021-5141


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B&S Site Development Announces New Corporate Security Officer

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B&S Site Development from Bristow has welcomed Matthew York as the Corporate Security Officer. Mr. York will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the security department as well as the development, implementation and operationalization of security, health, environment and training programs.

He joined B&S Site Development from WM Schlosser where he held the positions of security engineer and security manager on several projects. WM Schlosser, in Hyattsville, Maryland, is a recognized leader in quality construction.

Mr. York brings over 15 years of field and safety management experience to OSHA, MSHA, EPA, DOT and BATF, with a primary focus on regulatory compliance. , accident investigation and the development of safety and training plans in various industries, including construction, mining and the military. .

He has worked with industry leaders like Direct Line Communications as a security manager working directly with Facebook during the construction of their new data center infrastructure and during existing infrastructure upgrades at Ashburn. . Mr. York also worked with Southwest Energy LLC, a leading drilling and blasting company in Tucson, Ariz., As regional manager of safety, health and environment and was instrumental in in the company’s transition to a behavior-based safety program.

“We are proud of our security record and understand the importance of security to our customers, employees, partners and the public,” said Chris Kete, CEO of B&S Site Development. “Matt is an exceptional addition to the Brown & Settle team and will guide our security program as our business grows as a trusted site development partner for the data center and other critical industries.

Founded in 2003 by Mike Brown and Tommy Settle, B&S Site Development LLC (B&S) is a full-service site development contractor based in Northern Virginia. Headquartered just outside of Washington, DC and directly in the Data Center Capital of the World, B&S specializes in large scale mission critical site development projects. Fueled by the recent injection of additional capital and enthusiastic business leadership from outside the industry, the story of B&S growth continues with an approach that is not limited by conventional outsourcing thinking.

Start of development work on the American Adventure theme park site

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It’s a piece of land that will mean so much to so many people across the East Midlands who will have memories of the Runaway Train, the Missile, and the Rocky Mountain Rapids.

But the site of the old American Adventure Theme Park is being transformed into housing, shops, workplaces.

Led by Waystone Developments, roller coasters, fairground rides and even Silver City are to be replaced with residential properties, retirement homes, business units, and even a hotel and restaurant.

The only thing that will remain of the old park is the main lake around which it was built.

In their application document before obtaining the building permit, Waystone Developments described the project as follows: “The range of uses proposed in this application will provide a viable mixed-use development that will provide quality housing and a supply of employment opportunities as well as environmental and community benefits including health care and retirement provisions.

It puts an end to 45 years of use as purely recreational equipment at the site near Heanor.

In 1976, Shipley Country Park opened and covered the area around the old Shipley Hall, which had long been demolished.

In addition to the land around the Woodside and Coppice Collieries open pit mine site, plans have been set aside for a theme park type development adjacent to the national park.

Despite objections from local residents, Britannia Park opened in June 1985, but it didn’t last long, closing just two and a half months later.

Eventually, the land would be redeveloped again to make it what made it famous. It was in June 1987 that the American Adventure Theme Park opened for the first time.

The park has been constantly redeveloped and improved, adding rides along the way and attracting 622,000 people in 1991.

The likes of Grand Niagara Falls Rapids, The Missile, and the Space Port would be added over time with the live action shows in the Far West area of ​​Silver City.

Indeed, at one point, the log channel would show the steepest drop, at 83 feet, in the UK.

But the good times wouldn’t last forever and despite the addition of a double roller coaster loop in 1995, the park would start to decline in 1996.

By 1999, attendance had fallen to less than 500,000 per year and it didn’t take long for the park’s future to be called into question.

This question was asked in 2005, when three major rides closed, including Nightmare Niagara, The Missile, and Rocky Mountain Rapids.



Shots of current events development and location of old rides in theme park.

This forced a shift in focus for owners, from thrill seekers to family audiences, but at this point the writing was on the wall.

On January 4, 2007, the owners announced that the American Adventure theme park would not reopen for the upcoming season.

After this period, the site was left empty, the rides were dismantled and either scrapped or moved to other parks, leaving it a wasteland with a huge lake in the middle.

The land, which had been taken over by Derbyshire County Council was called “Shipley Lakeside” and was put up for sale shortly after the park closed in 2007.

In 2012, it was announced that a major development would take over the site housing housing, offices and leisure facilities.

However, the site turned out to be so popular with those who remembered the American Adventure theme park that a petition was started in 2017 to reopen it, but that did not happen and we now see that all the region is emerging as a massive new community.

Currently, Waystone says roads and earthworks are underway and the first homes are expected to be built in October or November 2021.

Covington to Restart IRS Site Development to ‘Get It Right’, Plans New Fire Hall, and More

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By Ryan Clark
NKyTribune journalist

COVINGTON – Chris Stapleton is from Kentucky and one of the most successful contemporary stars in country music. His latest single, the poignant “Starting Over”, set radio stations on fire, and it contains these verses:

“It may not be an easy time,
There are rivers to cross and hills to climb… ”

And

“Someday we’ll look back and smile.
And know that every mile was worth it.

That could perfectly describe what the Covington Commission thinks about the IRS Project, which they decided to rethink on Tuesday night at their regular caucus meeting.

Commissioners put three items on next week’s consent agenda that will wipe the slate clean and give them a new opportunity with the project:

• Rejected is a request for qualification for the removal of hazardous materials.

• Canceled is the request for qualification for demolition.

• Canceled is the request for qualifications for design and engineering services.

Acting City Manager Ken Smith apologized to those who had been considered for the jobs, and said officials needed to move forward in a way that “really reflects what the city needs and wants ”.

“I keep hearing that this is a once in a lifetime project,” Smith said. “Let’s do it right.”

The city bought the site in March for $ 20.5 million, and since then Covington has struggled to manage the project. They first entered into several demolition and design contracts when then-city manager David Johnston recommended certain options; the Commission decided not to follow these recommendations.

Then Johnston and the town went their separate ways for good two weeks ago. Perhaps it was no surprise, then, that the city decided to officially start over.

“No project is more important,” said Mayor Joseph U. Meyer at the time. “We only have a bite of an apple to get it right.”

New fire station

Due to the impending expiration of a grant, commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve the purchase of a property at 401 Crescent Avenue as the future home for a new fire station .

The purchase, which cost $ 500,000, had to be executed quickly because the city is eligible for a local government grant of $ 264,000 – a grant that expires on June 28. After approving the purchase, the city will pay $ 5,000 and sign a “condition sheet”. Which will allow authorities to do their due diligence on the property.

“In order to conserve funds, we have to act quickly,” Smith explained.

Thus, the city, which met in caucus Tuesday evening, interrupted this meeting and entered into legislative session to vote on this question, which was approved unanimously.

Commissioner Ron Washington said he recently visited the Company 2 site – and it wasn’t a good scene.

“It’s sub-standard,” he said.

Smith agreed. “It’s far from ideal.

“I’m glad we’re moving forward,” Washington said. “I am happy that we are purchasing this site. “

Scott Street Contract

Smith said the city has requested a “due diligence” extension in contact with the Scott Street property that the city is exploring as the future home of City Hall.

However, the city has yet to hear back from the owners on whether they will grant the extension. Smith said the city must continue to investigate the property and that if they don’t get a response from the owners, they will have to cancel the contract.

In May, commissioners agreed to purchase the properties at 620 and 622 Scott Streets, currently owned by the Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc., for $ 550,000 in hopes of building a new town hall. on the site.

The Scott Street sites were originally going to house the Gateway Urban Education Campus, but the new owners and managers decided not to embrace the idea.
“It will be good to have a permanent home,” said Mayor Meyer at the time.

Policy for the management and use of technological resources

The commissioners decided to reject a proposed policy for the management and use of technological resources.

Why? Mayor Meyer had a few thoughts.

He said these policies must do three things:

• Give people clarity
• Improve management
• Make sure the Commission has approved them all, according to state law.

Apparently, the current policy not only did not do these things, but was also incorrect on other matters, including:

• Provide definitions for open files and public files, which the mayor said the city probably shouldn’t do.
• Designation of the use of private technology by municipal officials as the subject of open cases.
• Saying procurement procedures require four weeks notice from IT – which Mayor Meyer says, “creates bottlenecks and problems”.

“We have a lot of work to do to clean them up,” he said. “It has been a hot topic for several years here. It is time to fix this problem.

New employees

Commissioners heard proposals for several new hires, which were put on next week’s consent agenda, including:

• Assistant to the municipal lawyer Emilee Buttrum
• Legal Operations Analyst Logan Todd
• Police officer Mitchell Matuz

Facade grants and incentives

Commissioners heard several proposals for grants and facades, which they put on the approvals agenda for next week, including:

• Rent Incentive Subsidy – Durham Brand & Co.
• Rent Subsidy Incentive – East to Vest Productions LLC
• Rent Incentive Subsidy – Sohza Sister LLP
• Rent subsidy bonus – Winecats LLC / The Bottle Shop
• Forgivable Facade Incentive – Christopher Green
• Forgivable Facade Incentive – Tischbein Properties LLC
• Forgivable Facade Incentive – Women’s Crisis Center Inc.
• Forgivable Facade Incentive – Sandra Stonebraker

Next meeting

The next regular meeting of the Covington Commission will be a legislative meeting at 6:00 pm on June 29 at the City Building at 20 W. Pike St. in Covington. Meetings can be followed live on Fioptics channel 815, Spectrum channel 203, the Northern Kentucky Telecommunications Council (TBNK) website, TBNK @TBNKonline Facebook page, and TBNK Roku channels.

New architecture and design competitions: KRob, Sea2City in Vancouver, BIS Site Development in Basel and Girls Sanctuary in Iraq | News

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This submission by Kevin Scott of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. won Best in Show in the 2011 Ken Roberts Memorial Boundary Contest. The final call for entries is now open (details below).


It’s a new week, and many exciting architecture and design challenges have been added to our Bustler competition database over the past few days.

For this week’s selections, we have selected four submissions inviting outstanding examples of architectural delineation, innovative ideas for the False Creek floodplain in Vancouver, redevelopment concepts for the BIS site in Basel, Switzerland, and proposals design for a sanctuary for homeless girls in rural Iraq.

For the full directory of newly listed competitions, click here.




The 47th Ken Roberts (KRob) Memorial Boundary Contest
Deadline for registration/submission: Friday, July 9, 2021

“The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has been celebrating the best in architectural delineation for 47 years. A Dallas classic that has received international recognition, KRob honors manual and digital delineation by professionals and students around the world. With an average of over 400 entries from 25 countries over the past few years, the visibility of the competition continues to grow.The Ken Roberts Memorial Boundary Competition is the longest-running architectural drawing competition currently in operation in the world.


Sea2City Design Challenge
Deadline for registration/submission: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

“The City of Vancouver is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a much-loved and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. and an exciting design challenge will engage two multidisciplinary teams in a competitive bid process to work cooperatively with the City of Vancouver to explore approaches to adapting to sea level rise, broaden flood management approaches and raise public awareness of climate change and sea level rise. Sea2City will include a creative and interactive public engagement and communications program that will run from September 2021 to July 2022 . »


Open call: development of the BIS site
Registration deadline: Monday, July 26, 2021
Submission deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021

“The Bank for International Settlements, located in the heart of Basel and at the center of Europe, serves as a regular forum for meetings of its group of central bankers, financial regulators and supervisory authorities. Over the past decades, the BRI has expanded its presence in Basel as its activities have grown. This expansion has been accompanied over the past decades by the acquisition of premises in the immediate vicinity of the Tower. The current facilities are concentrated on two major sites in Basel, the Tower site and the Botta building site. With the exception of the Tower building, the buildings on the Tower site are aging and inefficient or cannot be used at all, requiring the Bank to rebuild at some point.Therefore, to ensure sufficient flexibility to meet demands over the coming decades, the Bank is seeking to upgrade its current facilities to support r new ways of working and bringing all its Basel-based staff together in one place to foster collaboration.”


A sanctuary for girls in Iraq
Deadline for registration/submission: Saturday, November 20, 2021

“The Tamayouz Excellence Award invites architects and designers to submit their ideas for a safe and comfortable space for homeless girls that meets their health, educational and psychosocial needs and helps them realize their own potential. […] The sanctuary will be committed to the well-being of children throughout their childhood as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social ostracism. The sanctuary should aim to restore balance in the lives of abandoned, destitute and spiritually and physically traumatized children, and help establish a new environment where awareness of these issues spreads. It should also inspire NGOs to start taking control and contributing more to the community.”

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Development of World Heritage site slated for UK Government Leveling Fund application

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This article is old – Publication: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ambitious plans to improve the visitor experience at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage site could be significantly strengthened if an offer from the UK government for the leveling fund is accepted.

The Wrexham Council Board of Directors is set to approve the submission of two nominations for the UK Government’s ‘Upgrade Fund’, which are based on the Wrexham Gateway project and developments in and around the site of the world heritage of Pontcysyllte.

In March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £ 4.8 billion investment program for ‘investing in high-value local infrastructure’, who explained of the fund: ‘It is also designed to help local areas select real local investment priorities by putting the support of local stakeholders, including the local MP where they want to get involved, at the heart of its mission.

Two offers of up to £ 20million can be submitted for each entire parliamentary constituency. For the Wrexham County Borough this includes one for Wrexham and one for Clywd South in partnership with Denbighshire County Council.

Wrexham Council said discussions have taken place with the two MPs, in line with funding guidelines and the priority identified by Sarah Atherton, MP for Wrexham, is to secure funding to advance key elements of the master plan. approved for the Wrexham footbridge (more here)

The priority identified by Simon Baynes MP for South Clwyd is to secure funding for infrastructure development within the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (WHS) World Heritage Site, with Denbighshire County Council .

Wrexham Deputy Head of Council David A Bithell said: “One of Simon Baynes’ priorities is to explore how to develop and improve the infrastructure around the Trevor Basin and improve the overall experience there. and our world heritage site.

“We are also working with the Denbighshire Council, which also submits part of its tender. These are really tight deadlines, to submit these offers, the agents worked tirelessly to get them in. They are still working on the financial details, as we speak, ready to present the offers by June 18. ”

The previously released master plan includes a campsite / campsite, a ‘Telfords Treetops’ treewalk and the creation of a new trail along the old railway viaduct, improvements to the Trevor Basin area and the creation of ‘a walk on the River Dee which would include a new bridge.

Wrexham Council Housing and Economics General Manager Steve Bayley explained the elements of the offer: “The master plan itself has been widely consulted in the locality, so he is developing elements of that plan. director. There are projects around rewilding, visitor center, activity and education zones in the woods, river Dee walks, public domain and investments. The key element for this at this stage is also the movement and management of visitors. There have been conflicts between the local community and site visitors, over half a million people come to the site each year. So improve the way we deal with visitors. and relieving the pressure on local residents is really important as a starting point here, and that’s what we’re doing.

Speaking of the challenges of the site, he added: “It is one of the only open access World Heritage sites. If you think of Wales you have the castles you have to pay to enter and you have a captive audience you go through a gate, a turnstile you pay, if you go to Blaenavon the ‘big pit’ you pay , you enter. Here you can just walk to the 11 mile site. So how do you capture the income generated by this for the benefit of the local community? This is one of the things that we are trying to sort out, so if you can focus visitors on a particular locality, where they park and also have visitor interpretation centers, and you have places where you can often take the money, then is recycled in the local community and takes advantage of us to have a world heritage site, which is part of it.

Cllr Bithell added: “I want to officially thank Steve and his officers, Ian Bancroft (CEO of Wrexham Council) and Head of Council Mark Pritchard, who have worked really hard over the last few months with Sarah. Atherton MP and Simon Baynes MP to submit these offers.

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Georgetown: developer Frisco receives approval from P&Z for the development of 288 units

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Illustration of element: Building elevations for the development proposed by HEDK Architects.

Posted: 6-2-2021

by Art Benavidez

Georgetown (Williamson County) – A Frisco developer had its site development plan approved for a 288-unit development at Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Approval depends on the developers, Wsl/Rivery, LLCby paying their park dedication fees.

The 17.57 acre site to be named Georgetown Villas is undeveloped and located at 520 Wolf Ranch Parkway in the southwest part of town.

The unit mix consists of 198 one-bedroom, 78 two-bedroom, and 12 three-bedroom units.

The Georgetown Civil Engineers Office Steger Bizzell prepared a site plan, the details of which include:

  • Six three-storey residential buildings and one one- to two-storey pavilion
  • 46.7% waterproof coverage
  • A retention pond
  • A seeping spring
  • A maintenance building
  • A mail building
  • Surface parking with 515 spaces

The buildings will be made of masonry and fiber cement.

This was the second consideration of this request; he had already been examined on April 20.

Wsl/Rivery, LLC owns the property through its affiliate The Summit II at Rivery Park LTD.

Based on Addison HEDK Architects (Previously BGO Architects), Dallas-based MEP Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc. and landscape architects based in Austin Benkendorfer + Associates complete the development team.

VBX Project ID: 2021-3C4E


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Kentucky Power grants $ 35,375 for the development of the Hager Hill industrial site

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Johnson County Tax Court has received funding of $ 35,275 from an economic development grant from Kentucky Power for improvements to the Hager Hill industrial site. The grant is funded by the Kentucky Power Economic Growth Grant (KPEGG) program.

The grant will help the design and engineering phase of Johnson County’s plan to achieve Build-Ready certification for the site. This certification is a Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development program designed to make sites more marketable for potential businesses. According to Kentucky Power, this proves to a company that unknown roadblocks have been removed, site due diligence has been completed, and the project’s implementation schedule has been sped up significantly.

“One of the most important aspects of economic development is having sites ready for business. Johnson County’s work at Hager Hill is a great fit for the KPEGG program, as one of its primary goals is site development, ”said Kentucky Power President Brett Mattison. “We commend the Johnson County Tax Court for their investment in the project and look forward to working with them to bring investment and jobs to eastern Kentucky. “

The KPEGG program makes it possible to finance economic development programs or projects that encourage the creation and maintenance of manufacturing activities as well as industrial investment and employment. The program has completed its fourth annual cycle. Last year, 19 grants were awarded for economic development efforts in Kentucky Power’s service territory, totaling $ 859,175.

Funding for the program comes from the Kentucky Economic Development Surcharge. Kentucky Power explains that for every $ 1 dollar collected monthly from non-residential customers, the company’s shareholders match customer contributions dollar for dollar to generate nearly $ 800,000 per year for investments at the local and regional levels. The program is available in the 20 counties served by Kentucky Power.

Grant applications are reviewed by a committee made up of employees and delegates of the Kentucky Association of Economic Development and the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet.

You can find more information at https://kentuckypower.com/development/.

Greasezilla Announces Sheltowee CleanTech Fund Investment for New Site Development

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LANSING, W. Va., May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™ FOG Separation and Processing Systems, Announces Sheltowee CleanTech Fund I, LLC, is Investing Over $8 million to expand the Greasezilla technology nationwide. Greasezilla will invest the capital to build ten new Greasezilla FOG receiving stations with private and public joint ventures across the country.

Eric DobsonCEO of Sheltowee CleanTech Fund, said, “This is our second investment in Greasezilla. The company first caught our attention for its unique ability to convert FOG waste into energy with an exceptional return on investment. Greasezilla has created a viable and lucrative business. model to advance waste reduction, water harvesting and biofuel production initiatives for concrete advances in a more sustainable world.”

Greasezilla is the leading provider of solutions to manage the overabundance of FOG created by food establishments and industrial food production facilities worldwide. Originally developed for independent grease haulers, Greasezilla’s ability to turn the FOG waste problem into a sustainable energy source addresses larger infrastructure, environmental and energy issues. As a result, Greasezilla finds significant market opportunities in wastewater treatment facilities, food processing plants, independent pumps, biofuels and biodiesel production.

“Our systems efficiently turn a negative value waste stream into resources while generating unparalleled profitability for operators, both from FOG treatment costs and biofuel sales. No other technology in the industry can match it. “, said Brian LevinEVP, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, “Greasezilla will use the funding to place FOG separation systems across the country in joint ventures, fueling its growth as one of the fastest growing clean technology companies.”

Greasezilla changes the paradigm of FOG disposal by replacing traditional landfill and incineration practices with a resource recovery model. By separating FOG into its basic components, Greasezilla generates a consolidated advanced brown fat (ABF) biofuel that can be sold as a commodity. ABF, with less than one percent moisture content, also provides an ideal, inexpensive, conversion-ready feedstock for biodiesel producers.

To learn more about Greasezilla’s FOG separation system and international biofuel distribution network, visit www.greasezilla.com. For more information about Sheltowee’s syndicated private equity network, visit www.sheltowee.com.

Media Contact:
Brian Levin
Downey Ridge Environmental Society
[email protected]

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Navy plans 10,000 accommodations and hotels on the NAVWAR site

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SAN DIEGO – The Navy has identified its preferred plan for the redevelopment of the NAVWAR site along Interstate 5: a massive project that would build 10,000 homes, two hotels, offices and businesses in addition to new military installations.

The 70-acre complex has been a familiar site for those who have headed to the Old Town for decades, but the Navy viewed the WWII-era hangars as an outdated and sometimes cumbersome home for the professionals of the military. cybersecurity workers working there now.

“These things were built in the 1940s to assemble B-24 bombers. So in many cases you have a building within a building, because the building itself does not lend itself well to the mission of NAVWAR, ”said Captain Kenneth Franklin, commander of Point Loma Naval Base. San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Navy has been studying alternative developments for the site for several years and officially launched a process to publicly review their options on Friday. By presenting five different plans for the reimagined site, the makers identified one of the more daring designs as their “favorite alternative”.

If their favorite vision came true, the Navy would get its new cybersecurity facilities, but would also partner with private developers to create a sprawling space that spanned 19.6 million square feet: housing 109 buildings, a transit hub and two parking structures, built in stages over a period of 30 years.

It would include 10,000 residential units, two hotels with 450 rooms between them and more than 430,000 square feet of office space in buildings up to 350 feet.

Renderings show the space would use the high-density building type and public transportation options favored by the county for future developments. The Navy stressed that the scale models do not represent the actual designs of the multi-story structures, but are intended to show their impact on sightlines around the area.

It looks like the impact would be significant.

“Visual simulations, pairing real-world photographs with modeled building heights, suggest a wall of skyscrapers along Interstate 5 that would not only block drivers’ panoramic views of Point Loma and beyond, but would dominate the old town and interfere with the Mission Hills sunsets, ”reports UT’s Jennifer Van Grove.

“The plan is estimated to block 44% of Point Loma hill views, 36% of Southwest Pacific Ocean views, and 12% of downtown skyline views. “

Less ambitious alternatives would have less impact on the surrounding area, including a plan that would redevelop the space only to the extent that it serves the Navy. Officials say they have not yet finalized on their final plans and will take public comments into account while issuing further reports.

You can view plans, subscribe to the project mailing list, and attend virtual public meetings by visiting the Navy Development website if you want to get involved.

Consultant: Campers inquiring about the potential development of 364 sites on Perry Road in the Town of Pavilion

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Interest in a proposed campground on Perry Road in the town of Pavilion is high, according to the consultant working with a LeRoyan looking to develop 20 to 30 acres on a 94-acre plot.

“We have about 60 people who have already signed letters of intent to rent campsites,” said David Ciurzynski of Ciurzynski Consulting LLC, Attica.

Ciurzynski represented Le Roy’s Jesse Coots at the Genesee County Planning Council meeting on Thursday evening via Zoom video conference.

Planners recommended approval of a special use permit for the 346 site campground and recreation area at 10156 Perry Road, but included stipulations involving mitigation of adverse effects on wetlands. and obtaining a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The developers are tackling these issues, Ciurzynski said.

“We are really excited about this project. We have completed the technical study and the delineation of the wetlands, which has been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers and the DEC, ”he said. “Once we get the special use permit, we will go into full engineering and be able to complete the prevention of storm water pollution and other elements of the project.”

Ciurzynski said the plan is to start with 100 sites and expand the rest once campers start populating the campground.

Planners asked about water and sewage capacities, Ciurzynski saying the size of the project prohibits holding tanks.

“We’re going to have to do a septic system, with a full sewage bed and everything,” he said.

Planning director Felipe Oltramari responded by saying he hopes homeowners are “lucky to find water” when drilling wells.

Ciurzynski said the preferred option is to build the first 100 sites against the road to minimize the number of wells required, as the town of Pavilion has also embarked on its water district project.

“Speaking with the supervisor (Rob LaPoint), he would like this water district along Perry Road to work as well, so we hope our project will help set it up so that we can use the water from the Pavilion Water District to instead of having to drill several wells, ”he said.

Currently, the 94-acre parcel consists of woods and agricultural fields and is zoned agricultural-residential.

In other actions, planners recommended the approval of several other benchmarks, including:

  • A zone variance to change the size of the parking space for a proposed Rochester Regional Health medical building on Oak Orchard Road in the city of Batavia;
  • A special use permit for a covered outdoor dining space at the Red Osier Landmark restaurant in Stafford;
  • A zoning change to Commercial for a parcel at 211 E. Main Street to facilitate the development of the GLOW YMCA / United Memorial Medical Center Healthy Living Campus;
  • A site plan for a new liquor store at 9 E. Main St., Corfu;
  • A special use permit, with amendment, for a 5 megawatt solar system on Oak Orchard Road, south of the village of Elba;
  • A special use permit for a hair salon at 1 Farnsworth Ave., Oakfield, by appointment only.

Previously: Planners should consider an outdoor dining site at Red Osier, a major campground on Perry Road in Pavilion

Duke Energy Selects Carroll County For Site Development Program | News

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CARROLL COUNTY – Carroll County has been selected as one of four communities in the state for an economy-boosting site development program.

The program, operated by Duke Energy, works with local economic development organizations to identify potential properties for industrial development and / or redevelopment opportunities.

The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Camden / Flora Rail Corridor Commission and the City of Camden, has submitted the JNT Farms plot in Camden for Duke Energy’s 2021 Site Preparation Program.

“This is exactly how teamwork pays off,” said Jake Adams, executive director of Carroll County Economic Development Corp. “Most people see an industry taking hold and don’t realize all the collaboration that goes into it. We are delighted to have a rail serviced asset to market for potential projects. “

JNT Farms is a 90 acre site along East 450 North, just northeast of Camden. It is currently used for agriculture.

The others chosen were a 175 acre site in Charlestown, a 46.5 acre parcel in Poseyville, and a 150 acre site in West Lafayette.

“Economic development is a team sport,” said Erin Schneider, Indiana economic development manager for Duke Energy. “Thus, we work closely over the long term with our local and regional economic development partners to help bring lasting economic improvements for each community. “

A nationally recognized site selection company, Site Selection Group (SSG), will assess and make specific recommendations to further develop sites to attract business. In addition to concept drawings for the four sites, Banning Engineering of Plainfield will review and present its recommendations for sites located in Carroll and Posey counties.

At the end of the program, SSG and Banning will present their findings for each site – including concept drawings – to local economic development officials.

Once each site’s readiness progresses, Duke Energy’s business development team will strategically market these sites nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.

Ideal properties for Duke Energy’s site preparation program are typically 40 acres or more, serviced by the utility, or a vacant industrial building of at least 20,000 square feet identified to support renewed industrial growth and development. sustainable in a community.

The development plan for the Bersted nursery site gets the green light

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The Arun District Council has approved general plans for Chalcroft Nursery, Chalcraft Lane, subject to conditions and Landform Estates accepting a planning obligation.

Landform said: “Work on the site is expected to start shortly.

“It is expected that the new development will bring a significant number of new construction jobs as well as new jobs at the nursery and other businesses to the site.”

Landform Estates obtained planning permission for a commercial site and 20 houses at Chalcroft Nursery, Bersted

The 5 acre (2 ha) nursery site is the first phase of a larger 37 acre (15 ha) site that Landform is working on to deliver 225 additional homes, as well as new plots, a public orchard, facilities sports and a new open public space.

The two projects are part of the strategic extension to the west of Bersted of 2,500 housing units.

Landform, along with Pat Cullen and Alastair Smyth, owners and operators of the Chalcroft Nursery, applied for planning last August on the grounds that businesses at the Bersted site are growing so rapidly they need to expand and modernize the facility.

The new development will include new upgraded roads, parking and landscaping.

The nursery is the main tenant of the site and will now expand its operations, with the Hospice St Wilfrid, which has managed a 650m² storage and sales building specially designed for second-hand goods since 2016.

Landorm said it has been such a success that St Wilfrid wants to occupy another building of a similar size.

Currently, there are approximately 31 full-time and approximately eight part-time employees at the site.

Landform said it had worked closely with Bersted Parish Council, neighboring residents and all statutory authorities to consult on the new development and was very pleased that this close dialogue resulted in their support for the proposals.

“A building permit for another 225 houses and landscaped grounds is currently being considered by the Arun district council,” Landform said.

“The program is attracting significant market interest from domestic home builders, which reflects strong market demand and the shortage of new housing in Arun district. The site can make a valuable contribution to meeting Arun’s housing need, which faces a significant supply shortage.

Residents are still not satisfied with the reworked Epsom hospital site development plan

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A group of residents say an Epsom Hospital grounds housing plan needs to “get back to the drawing board” as they are still not convinced of a redesign.

A reworked proposal for senior residences on land that previously fell within hospital boundaries was unveiled in February 2021, but after looking into it, the Woodcote (Epsom) Residents’ Society said it would not still wouldn’t support her.

The updated plans involve the demolition of buildings on the land and redevelopment of the site to provide a new elderly care community. The Dorking Road development will include 267 care residences, 10 care apartments and 28 care suites offering “transitional care”.

Operator Guild Living said the most recent plans respond to issues and comments raised by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and the community at large, after the initial plans were denied.

But locals criticized its location and logistics even in its new form, calling for a further overhaul of the program.



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The story of the plans so far

In 2019, the land at Epsom Hospital was sold for £ 18million to Legal & General to create a senior living complex.

Consultations were held in fall 2019 and plans were submitted for 365 apartments to be lived in later in early 2020.

In November 2020 however, Guild Living’s plans were turned down by the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council planning committee, leading to some changes being announced in February 2021.

They reduced the height of the buildings to less than the height of the Wells Hospital building, reduced the number of living units by 42 and said they would plant more than 100 additional trees to improve the landscape.

The neighbor consultation expired on March 18.

An open letter from the Woodcote (Epsom) Residents’ Society states: “It is the very clear view of W (E) RS, as well as an overwhelming number of local residents and other interests, that this program amended fails to overcome the grounds for refusal.

“The massive scale, layout and design of the development are not significantly altered. It remains totally different from its surroundings and would cause considerable negative visual impact and damage to residential equipment. “

The letter goes on to say, “A fundamental overhaul of the scale, density, height and layout of the design is required if the drawing is to be considered acceptable. It must” get back to the drawing board. ” .

A response from Guild Living indicates that it has already responded to local comments and made significant changes to the first set of plans, stating, “The overall height of the building has been reduced to ensure it is lower than the floor plan. nearby hospital, and the building facing Woodcote Green Road has been reduced and further back from the road. “

Guild Living says it continues to work closely with local authorities and residents, responding to their feedback and helping meet future housing needs.

The other main criticism from residents concerns the congestion of the roads. One resident noted, “I see the amount of traffic caused by the busy hospital on a daily basis and the number of hospital staff having to park on residential roads due to the lack of onsite parking. “

Another said that “the number of cars that could possibly be on site when all the work is done will only cause more problems.”

A Guild Living spokesperson said, “Guild Living’s priority is to provide better transportation options for our residents by providing alternatives to owning a car. The focus will be on a carpooling system and a minibus to encourage residents to use more sustainable modes of transportation, while providing parking spaces for residents who choose to continue driving.

“Our approach will remove the hassle of car maintenance for residents, allowing them to enjoy active, independent lives later – while ensuring minimal impact on local road infrastructure.”

Big Hill Lodge Tri-Site development remains critical space for Cochrane’s future

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“We can preserve it and use it wisely,” said Flowers. “It is essential that it remains community-based. We can all use it, share it and make the best use of it. “

COCHRANE— A motion by Councilor Susan Flowers at Monday’s council meeting (March 8) is to ensure that momentum for the creation of a new Big Hill Lodge facility is not lost.

The Tri-Site on Fifth Avenue is one of Cochrane’s finest properties and located in the heart of downtown, said Flowers, and there is a need to protect it and “make it a gem for the future.” “. The site is expected to house the new Big Hill Lodge.

Flowers’ motion asked council to order the city administration to prepare a report on the land owned by the city of downtown Fifth Avenue and return to council with a package of measures to move the project forward. . The report will be presented at the June 14 council meeting.

“The Tri-Site committee has done a lot of work on engaging audiences and determining what would be best for the Fifth Avenue site,” said Flowers. “But, now it’s been a few years with COVID and all the changes within the city, a new CAD, the economy collapsing so it’s kind of pushed aside. I don’t want to lose all the good work that has been done by this group. “

Flowers is anxious to see the administration’s report, she said, and hopes to make plans over the summer so that something can be in place for the Tri-Site before the fall and the elections.

His particular concern is to ensure that the site is ready for the Rocky View Foundation, the organization that is preparing to build a new Big Hill Lodge. The Rocky View Foundation has a new design for the facility and is ready to start growing when the economy begins to recover from the economic fallout from COVID-19.

Flowers is hoping that by then next year, steps will be taken to define what the site will look like so user groups can start fundraising.

“We can preserve it and use it wisely,” said Flowers. “It is essential that it remains community-based. We can all use it, share it and make the best use of it. “

Cochrane’s 2021 budget earmarked $ 100,000 from operating reserves for a study of the maintenance of the Tri-Site utilities to help move development in the region. The transit and innovation center, a critical Tri-Site facility, is expected to begin construction in June at a cost of $ 4.85 million.

While it is essential to develop and plan for these projects, Flowers said, the site needs to be addressed as a whole and Big Hill Lodge needs to be included in the discussions.

“The city needs to plan the whole site, not just fragment it,” said Flowers. “There must be something in place.

Flowers added that there is a need to prepare for any grants that will become available after COVID so that the city can be ready to apply.

She noted that 2021 is an election year and the city administration needs to create a plan for the next step at the site to ensure continuity for the region.

The development of the Tri-Site is an important milestone for the future of Cochrane, said Coun. Tara McFadden, and he meets the social and recreational needs of the community.

The Tri-Site and Horse Creek Sports Park are linked in development, McFadden said, because a plan is needed for both.

“One of the cool things about Tri-Sites and in particular the rodeo grounds site is that this is what is being considered for senior housing and the Rocky View Foundation. It is an overdue need in our community, ”said McFadden. “As a municipality, we have to work with it to make sure this site is ready so we can move forward.”

One of the commitments linked to the development of the Tri-Site has been to ensure that the user groups will have the same level of programming and space. This commitment means that in order for development to begin at the Fifth Avenue location, a replacement ball field would have to be established in the city at Horse Creek Sports Park.

“Anyone who is active on this site is not going to lose anything. They are tied and we have to be strategic and deliberate about it,” McFadden said. “In my opinion, that’s one of the things we’re really going to advocate for to get Horse Creek to grow as quickly as possible, it’s a matching diamond for them.”

The Horse Creek and Tri-Site site plans started with the current council, but it will take more than one council to complete the projects.

She noted that it is important to have a template in place for these projects so that when a new board arrives in the fall, it can move forward with the information available.

“So few projects are something that one board can take credit for or complete,” McFadden said. “What I’ve heard from residents is that parks, recreation and senior housing, arts and culture, the people of Cochrane, we want it all. We want to have a full community. “

Find out how they are changing the trucking industry forever

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 25, 2021 / People often have the aspiration to be their own boss and not be dependent on a desk job where their skills and effort may be undervalued, but people often fail to achieve this.

One person who did is Ivo Pereira, a 27-year-old first-generation immigrant from Brazil, who came to the United States with his parents in search of better opportunities. Although he graduated in the automotive industry and became a master technician at BMW, Ivo found no purpose in the business.

Ivo felt abused and underestimated and while still working as a BMW master technician, he started his snow removal truck business. This business ultimately made him more money than he earned from his job and that’s when Ivo decided to take the plunge and never look back.

“While I was still working as a technician, I started my own snow removal business which evolved into several trucks generating more money than I earned in my full-time job. That’s when I decided to jump in after being abused and undervalued at my previous job to deciding to do my own thing. I vowed to create a place where people were treated fairly, fairly and always had an opportunity to grow. “Ivo shares.

Ivo’s business has evolved into E Trucking Services, a transportation and site development company that he currently runs. In the past five years alone, the company has grown to over 35 employees and made over $ 15.5 million in revenue with multiple real estate, trucking and employee growth opportunities.

“While working for a large company and being one of their top performers, I felt misunderstood and underestimated. This is what led me to want to create a company that focuses only on its employees. Seeing how unreliable and inadequate the trucking industry is. was, I saw the opportunity to create massive impact and change by being able to build an honest and reliable trucking team. ”Ivo explains.

Indeed, Ivo’s company is one of the fastest growing dump truck teams in the United States. His goal and vision is to create something that makes the lives of construction contractors and excavators easier and more transparent.

“I also wanted to share my story and my journey with other people under certain circumstances and show them that anything in life is possible. We are all made for greatness and can conquer whatever we want to conquer, we just have to be. willing to sacrifice our time, surround ourselves with the right people and, no matter what, never give up. ” says Ivo.

In Ivo’s second year of activity, its competitors set out to bankrupt it as they were threatened by its rapid rise and market dominance. They attempted to derail the company by giving false information to Ivo’s customers. It ended up backfiring against the competition.

“What sets me and my company apart from our competition is that we are completely focused on our customers. We do everything in our power to give our customers 100% satisfaction. “We are always thinking about how we can simplify a process for our customers and make life easier for our employees on a daily basis. For example, we noticed a very inadequate and old trucking process of paper tickets making it impossible to follow up. accurate expense, resulting in a loss of a ton of money. We created a solution for that. We created and launched our own trucking app to be able to provide our clients with 100% accurate information for their projects and their work, ”says Ivo.

This year, E Trucking Services’ biggest project is precisely the deployment of their brand new electronic trucking tracking application. Their goal with the app was to make dump truck transport more transparent and simpler.

“We will be one of the first dump truck tracking apps that deliver turnkey operation for customers, drivers and owner-operators – transforming a paper industry with countless mistakes, dishonesty and thousands of dollars wasted in one simple, easy-to-use tool. use the app with live and current trucking information that anyone can see and use. ”Ivo explains.

This innovation, attention to detail and customer obsession is what sets Ivo and E Trucking Services apart from other companies. To be successful in this endeavor, it was important for Ivo to always be on guard.

“To start your own business, you need to immerse yourself among the leaders of the industry you want to be in. Keep working full time and during off-peak hours, create your game plan and start selling. ‘have enough work flow ahead and when your side work starts to exceed your normal 9 to 5 job, that’s when you’ll know it’s time to take the plunge. ” Ivo advises.

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Alternative foundry site development designs that would save historic buildings

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The proposed demolition of Toronto’s foundry buildings to make way for affordable housing has sparked controversy, especially among those who wish to conserve existing heritage buildings.

Urban Strategies, a Toronto-based town planning and planning consultancy, has released three potential designs for the property that would retain important heritage elements while adding much-needed affordable housing.

In October, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark issued a zoning ministerial order that allowed construction crews to bypass city planning regulations at the site and begin demolishing buildings.

But in January, after a demolition crew showed up on the ground, a judge ruled that the smelter’s demolition should be halted, pending a new ruling in March. Then, earlier this month, the Ontario government announced it would begin a public comment period for the smelter site.

The three alternatives of the urban strategy would give a total of 1,045 residential units with 264 affordable units and reach a maximum of 41 floors.

The first design calls for three towers of varying heights – 41 stories, 20 stories, and 18 stories – to be mounted in spaces adjacent to existing heritage buildings, with the tallest tower anchored in the middle.

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The affordable units would all be located in the 18-story building on the east side of the property. In addition to residential units, this design also makes space for cultural and artistic uses, offices and retail.

The second alternative is also a three tower design but would have towers descending in height from west to east. There would be a 40-story building, a 29-story building, and then a 21-story building.

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The existing machine shop building would be transformed into an indoor / outdoor cultural, community and artistic space. Offices and retail businesses would be located in the other existing buildings of the foundry.

The final design proposal foresees two towers, one of 40 floors and the other of 30 floors. With just two buildings, this design frees up space for a new public plaza at the southwest corner of the property.

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The affordable housing would be located in a lower podium along Eastern Avenue, and the community and arts space would be located in the 40-story tower.

The public consultation is currently open on the Government of Ontario’s website and will close its comment period on March 4.

Gateway region of Virginia is home to largest development of spec sites in Virginia

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PRINCE GEORGE, Virginia., February 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Hollingsworth Companies have pre-classified the site and are starting construction of a 650,250 square foot speculative building in the Southpoint Business Park located in Prince George County. It will be the 12the and the largest facility developed by The Hollingsworth Companies in Southpoint, which has provided the community with facilities supporting hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investment.

With this new facility, Southpoint Business Park will have 1,600,000 square feet of industrial space suitable for high-growth manufacturing and distribution businesses located along I-295, just minutes from I-85 and I-95. The specification building will be a concrete tilting wall with 40 feet of headroom, 60 feet by 60 feet column spacing, 142 dock doors and 177 trailer drops.

Although there are “build to measure” projects in Virginia exceeding 1,000,000 square feet, it will be the largest speculative building on the market. Speculative buildings are developed to provide immediate occupancy and attract large site selection projects. Since the building will be completed with improvements, target customers can take possession in less than 60 days, compared to custom construction projects which can take up to two years for land acquisition, site work. and the construction of buildings.

“We are extremely excited to be building this new speculative development in the Southpoint Business Park. Buildings of this caliber will quickly attract industrial prospects and provide immediate support to the local and regional economy, thereby increasing prosperity, ”explains Keith boswell, President and CEO of that of Virginia Gateway Regional Economic Development Organization (VGR). “This latest 650,250 square foot Hollingsworth building in Prince George County will translate into a business that will create additional jobs and investment, an increased tax base, and drive the region’s prosperity, while giving us another tool to help us in our continued efforts to diversify our economy and to help anyone in the front door region who wants a job, can get one. “

“We appreciate that Hollingsworth has responded to the demand for industrial facilities necessary to expand our community now and on the horizon,” Boswell concluded.

Joe hollingsworth, CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies, said: “Despite the economic pressure from COVID-19, we are very optimistic about the Richmond metropolitan statistical area, and more specifically the region of the gateway and Prince George County markets. We have been successful in growing our business on the belief that American manufacturing will continue to thrive, and the Southeastern United States will lead this growth. He went on to say, “I want to thank the community for being willing to invest time, effort and money to become a true partner in the success of this park. I have no doubts that the next eight years will be the best economic times of our lives, ”Hollingsworth said.

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Celebrity Tree Site Development Project in East LA Sparks Controversy

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EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) – The 90s Chicano film “Blood In, Blood Out” starred many stars, one of which was Australian pine Bunya in East Los Angeles. The tree is now a community landmark known as “El Pino” or “The Pine”.

“I grew up there and then obviously the movie ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ and there were just other movies. So there is a lot of history,” said Art Gastelum, owner of the property. .

The property where the tree is located is empty. But that will change soon, Gastelum plans to start in March for a new duplex – which will surround the iconic tree.

“I didn’t know how important the tree was. I knew it was important, but I didn’t know how important it was to so many people around the world,” Gastelum said.

But there was resistance from some members of the community against the duplex project; gentrification is one of their concerns.

“My main concern as a homeowner here is that this project will have a huge impact on the community I came to live in and then bought my house. And so for us in the community, we prefer to see this remains a public space, declared a historic monument and really helps to create a public park there, ”said Miguel Paredes, who lives near the tree.

Paredes also said he was concerned the construction could damage the tree and he does not believe the owner is considering saving the tree, despite Gastelum’s assurance.

“We don’t believe it. And I don’t think there’s anyone in this community, or who fully understands what’s going on, who thinks that the construction of two buildings on this property is going to somehow save the world. ‘tree,’ Paredes said.

Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo and Los Angeles County Supervisory Board Chair Hilda Solis, both of whom represent the area, both told ABC7 in separate statements that the owner is committed to preserving the ‘tree.

Gastelum said his original plan was to rent the duplex. He also plans to add a plaque to honor and preserve the history of the tree and said it will still be available for photo ops.

“I chose to do something that would be the minimum intrusion into the community, to build something that I will be proud of, and I think the community would be proud,” Gastelum said.

Rossana D’Antonio, Los Angeles County deputy director of public works, Development Services, said in a statement: Completed, builder can apply for building permit and start construction at any time.

Gastelum said he plans to start work in March and expects to complete the duplex project by the end of the year.

Statement by Wendy Carrillo, Member of the Assembly, in full:
“LA County sold the property where El Pino is rooted half a decade ago, and as someone who grew up in eastern LA, I want El Pino to stay healthy for generations. to come. I want El Pino to be protected and I appreciate that there is a commitment from the new owner, Mr. Gastelum, to ensure its preservation. “

The statement from Hild Solis, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, in its entirety:

“I appreciate the owner’s quick response to engage with residents and stakeholders on concerns about ‘El Pino’ and its future,” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors chairperson Hilda L. Solis, supervisor of the first district. “The current approved development plans show no impact on the tree canopy – and my office has confirmed through the landowner that it does not intend to remove the tree, but rather to preserve it as part of the East Los Angeles Cultural Landscape. The tree has a long history, and I look forward to future generations discovering its significance. “

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Raleigh County Memorial Airport Receives Final Grant for $8.3 Million Site Development Project

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BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – “All that is being brought to light now is a lifetime thought and vision of where we need to be and where we are going.”

It’s a vision that took years to shape. Raleigh County Memorial Airport has received the final grant for a project that will eventually give it more than 100 acres of property ready for industrial development. The airport has been working for years to prepare for such an opportunity.

“With the future of being able to expand the runway, expand the available land on the west side, which this project is currently intended for,” said Raleigh County Memorial Airport Manager Tom Cochran. “With this development and what remains on the east side, there are years of future here to come, right now.”

The total value of this site development project is $8.3 million. A substantial benefit to Raleigh County will be the ability to recruit a wider variety of businesses to expand into the region, with the airport being a notable site for development.

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“We recognize that this airport can serve a variety of cargo needs, as well as distribution facilities,” said Jina Belcher, deputy director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority. “We believed that proactively developing this property would allow us to recruit aerospace companies to locate in the area.”

The impact of the arrival of outside companies on this industrial site will be felt in Raleigh County. The economic revitalization of the department and its surroundings remains a primary objective for those who are finalizing this major project.

“We recognize that this property will recruit at least 13 new businesses and create over 600 new jobs,” Belcher said. “Specifically in the aerospace industry.”

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IRS site development and COVID testing of lack of demand discussed in Covington

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There is a strong demand from potential contractors who want to work in the early stages of the redevelopment of the old IRS site in Covington.

There is, however, no similar demand from the public for the free COVID-19 tests that are currently offered there through a federal program.

The City of Covington commission heard updates on the two issues at Tuesday night’s caucus meeting.

“There has been a dramatic drop in the number of people coming for testing, so they’re going to be stepping up their advertising there,” City Manager David Johnston said of COVID-19 testing there. A parking lot on the 23-acre site is currently set up to accommodate free drive-thru testing services. “After going through this (promotion) process for a few weeks, they will assess whether this site is necessary or not.”

Johnson said he spoke to the Kenton County Emergency Management Office about the matter.

“What you are seeing now is the surge in vaccinations,” said Johnston, speculating that more people are interested in being vaccinated than being tested. “A lot of people are focusing on the vaccination side of what’s going on and not on the test sites.”

“Don’t be surprised in about a week or so that we hear from the test site,” Johnston said.

Meanwhile, after issuing requests for qualifications from companies to remove IRS buildings, pavement, and mitigate environmental issues, as well as initiating the process of designing streets and utilities, the demand initial is high, said Johnston.

Forty-eight engineering and demolition companies had at least considered the tender to demolish the buildings. “That’s all we know,” said Johnston. “We will get a good answer from that.”

Forty-one companies have reviewed the tender for the removal of asbestos and old underground storage tanks at the site, the city manager said.

Twenty-one companies have verified the request for design quotes, he said.

“So there is interest in what’s going on on this site,” said Johnston.

Additionally, the city commission is set to approve the placement of $ 83,500 in an escrow account as the state assesses the potential of the former IRS site as a district for funding tax increases (TIF ) to support its redevelopment prospects.

A consultant is responsible for evaluating this possibility.

“The city will have the opportunity to review the findings and will be involved with consultants throughout the process,” said Tom West, city’s director of economic development. “We don’t just write a check and wait. We will be involved in the process.”

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St. Petersburg publishes the development proposals for the Trop site

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The city of St. Petersburg has released seven proposals for redeveloping the Tropicana Field site that include plans with and without a baseball stadium.

The plans, released late Tuesday afternoon, showcase the green spaces around Brooker Creek and include affordable housing options as the city expands.

Mayor of Saint Petersburg Rick kriseman announced Tuesday morning that the city would publish the advance proposals to redevelop the historic site of Trop.

The announcement came amid the Kriseman news rejected the last proposal of the Tampa Bay Rays for a new stadium on the site of Tropicana Field.

The city has a commentary section on the Web page so that residents can give their opinion on each of the development proposals.

Once Kriseman and his staff review all of the comments received through the webpage, his administration will create a shortlist of proposals, and from there the city will go through another candidate selection process.

The city will review the proposals with 26 professionals, looking at development under the aspects of sustainability, health, public policy, economic development, job creation and equity, especially for the African American community who have been moved with the existing site Too much has been developed.

Here’s a look at what each has to offer:

Downtown development

Midtown Development is a Florida-based company that offers the site as a pedestrian-scale mixed-use neighborhood called “Creekside.”

It seeks to fill the site with office, retail, hotel, civic and residential spaces with “Immediate focus on breaking down the physical and metaphysical barriers that have unfairly deprived the African-American community and the heritage of St. Petersburg,” according to the proposal.

The edge of the stream proposal comprises over 10,000 housing units, of which 1,000 are designated low and middle income residential units and certified green.

The plan also includes the heritage trail, to celebrate and honor the history of the site, as well as a central park near the creek, which would also have a walkway for the water pavilion.

The plan also highlights a plaza as a pedestrian area, filled with greenery and benches, as well as a walking area.

The eastern end of the site would have a commercial development, an innovation campus, and a hotel and conference center. The middle of the site with Booker Creek would be the destination and entertainment hub for the whole city. The west would act as a neighborhood.

The Pinellas County Urban League is part of the development team.

The total cost would vary based on density options determined by square footage. If the city opts for the 10.5 million square feet, the expected cost is $ 2.75 billion and for 14.2 million square feet, $ 3.75 billion.

Portman Holdings, Third Lake Partners

Developers in this group have already completed several developments in St. Petersburg, including ONE St. Pete, a 253-unit, 41-story luxury residential building in the city center.

The proposal Describes accommodations targeted at a variety of family sizes and income levels, including affordable accommodations, as well as a 400-key hotel with 50,000 square feet of meeting space. Regarding residential space, the proposal provides for 3,900 units.

A technology-driven research campus is envisioned to be occupied by a larger user of educational or healthcare institutions to help spur innovation and catalyze local research and development activities.

The site would also create a cultural space and amphitheater to be occupied by museums, arts organizations or other creative users.

This proposal, without the ball park, would cost $ 2.6 billion.

SROA, Holabird & Root, ARGO

This proposal will feature several mixed-use spaces, as well as a tech campus, a baseball museum and an open-air amphitheater.

In terms of housing, the plan includes 50% affordable multi-family apartments and 50% at market rate, or about 2.3 million square feet of apartments, or about 2,100 units.

The proposal includes up to 470,000 square feet of retail space.

The plan includes up to 675,300 square feet of office space to be used for the expansion of successful local businesses in marine and life sciences, financial services, data analytics, specialty manufacturing, creative arts and design.

This plan is estimated at $ 2.67 billion.

Sugar Hill Community Partners, JMA Ventures

This group of developers completed the St. Pete Pier approach.

The proposal set a target of transforming 35 to 40% of the total residential units on the site into affordable housing, and an additional 10 to 15% into workforce housing. It would also designate some of the units available to local artists to offer an “artist in residence” program.

The developers also plan to partner with Three Daughters Brewing and the Florida Brewers Guild to develop a mentorship program to support, educate and empower a local entrepreneur to become one of Florida’s first minority-owned breweries.

Their plan includes a 650,000 square foot convention center and an associated 500 room hotel.

It also has a 500,000 square foot technology campus to provide office, research and creative space for the facility.

It would also include a new park around Booker Creek, which “would be enhanced with public gathering spaces and both passive and active features.” The site would include a “historic walk” to honor the history of the site.

This plan would cost $ 3 billion.

TRS Development Services

This proposal promises that small businesses will make up at least 50% of its retail space.

He plans to create a public recreation area around Brooker Creek.

The development would also include a minimum of 50,000 square feet of conference space attached to a large flagship hotel and would include space for higher education.

This plan would include a community cultural center on the ground floor of the East Hotel, with the aim of educating the community about the history and culture of the city.

The total cost to the city is estimated at $ 475 million. More general costs have not been included in the proposal.

National Development Unicorp

Unicorp plan would create “Petersburg Park”, which would be filled with outdoor and green spaces.

The developers noted that they would offer three months of rent-free occupancy to any small business that moves to Petersburg Park or a new business that chooses to relocate there.

The proposal would create approximately 3,450 units, spread across a variety of housing types such as residential uses above retail and commercial spaces, living and working spaces. About 900 units would be dedicated to affordable housing.

The site would also house 312,000 square feet of retail and lifestyle, 288,000 square feet for higher education, 155,000 square feet of office space and a 66,000 square foot conference center and hotel. of 400 keys.

Wendover

The developers involved in this proposal have been working with St. Petersburg for almost 15 years.

The proposal projects that 1,286 units, approximately 58% of the total residential units in the plan, would represent affordable housing and labor / multi-family housing.

The residences would be integrated throughout the site, with six plots dedicated to affordable housing occupying the west side and several other mixed-income towers adjacent or to the east.

The plan also includes a hotel and conference space, industrial space for business schools, street-level retail, food and entertainment.

The estimated construction cost is $ 2.42 billion.


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The development of the Oconomowoc Olympia Resort site requires the approval of the TIF district

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The Oconomowoc Joint Council took a step forward on Jan.5 by approving a project plan for the Olympia Fields tax supplemental funding district in a 6-0 vote.

Wangard Partners has proposed a mixed-use development that would include a medical office building, newly created commercial lots and commercial structures, and rehabilitated existing commercial real estate. The development, which will be on the site of the former Olympia Resort and its surroundings, will also include multi-family housing.

In November, council established the boundaries of Olympia Fields, which spans 65.7 acres, and declared the area a devastated district in need of blight elimination strategies. According to city documents, 88% of the plots need to be reinvested and rehabilitated.

The current estimated value of the property in the district is $ 14.35 million.

Bob Duffy, the city’s economic director, said land in the TIF District will be used for public right-of-way, as well as improving water quality for stormwater systems and existing pond.

In a note to the Joint Council and the Planning Commission, Duffy said that an 11.8-acre parcel of Edmund Baysari’s estate is critical to the project, as it serves as a gateway parcel for the entire development zone. Baysari died in September 2018 without a will.

“Based on the issues with an estate and difficulties communicating with landlord representatives, the city may need to pursue the acquisition of the parcel through eminent domain powers,” Duffy said.

Duffy said the estimated additional tax financing investment would be $ 18.7 million.

“Currently, Wangard has indicated his willingness to secure $ 64.5 million in additional new investment,” Duffy said. “The remaining land from the plot acquired by the city is expected to attract $ 13 million, for a total of $ 77.5 million in additional new investment. “

Duffy said the TIF District would be able to recoup the proposed expenses in 20 years.

During the meeting, Ald. Matt Rosek withdrew from the vote because his law firm had an independent business relationship with an entity of Wangard Partners. Ald. Karen Spiegelberg was absent from the meeting.

Over the two to three years it would take to build the project, 1,000 construction jobs would be created and around 550 permanent jobs would be created, between the office building and commercial spaces on the property, the president said. and Wangard COO, Matt Moroney. .

“There are a lot of people in the construction business just waiting to get back to work,” Ald said. John Zapfel. “People will be put to work to build this project.… If we can give the developer reassurance to move forward, we will do good things for the people in our community who are out of work.”

The issue of a TIF district is expected to be considered by the Joint Review Committee on January 20.

Contact Evan Frank at (262) 361-9138 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @Evanfrank_LCP.

Consortium announced for the development of the Glass Bottle site

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A consortium comprising developer Johnny Ronan, Ronan Group Real Estate, along with investment fund Oaktree Capital Management and its subsidiary Lioncor Developments Ltd, has won the contract to develop the former Glass Bottle site in Dublin 4.

The announcement, which represents the next stage in the development of the 37.2-acre Poolbeg West strategic development area, was made by the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA).

The new consortium will own 80% of Pembroke Ventures DAC, the company set up to develop the site, while NAMA will retain the remaining 20%.

Details of the amount the consortium is paying have not been disclosed, but it is understood to be in the region of €200m.

“This announcement marks the culmination of five years of intensive asset management aimed at obtaining the best financial return from this key site while facilitating its future development,” said Brendan McDonagh, NAMA’s Managing Director.

“We look forward to working with our consortium partners to unlock the potential of this excellent site.”

Up to 3,800 residential units and 1 m² of commercial space, as well as a school site and community and public open spaces are included in the plan.

25% of housing will be social and affordable.

“This is a strategic development for Dublin in the truest sense of the word,” said Rory Williams, Managing Director of Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE).

“Together with Oaktree, Lioncor and NAMA, we are proud to have been tasked with realizing the site’s full potential.”

“We are especially looking forward to delivering thousands of new homes, including nearly 900 social and affordable homes.”

NAMA said general planning and pre-development work is expected to begin immediately, with construction expected to start mid-next year.

RGRE was announced as the preferred bidder for the stake in July, alongside Colony Capital, but later changed partners to Oaktree.

Work begins for 200 million euros to develop the Opera site

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Site Security Officer Aoife Munnelly with LTT General Manager David Conway, Council General Manager Pat Daly and Mayor Michael Collins at the opera site as construction begins Monday morning. Photo: Sean Curtin.

LIMERICK’s biggest commercial real estate investment and the largest ever outside Dublin began on Monday at the Opera House in the city center.

Demolition and placement work has been initiated by John Sisk & Son Ltd on the 1.62 hectare site which will accommodate up to 3,000 employees on a 450,000 square foot campus.
The € 200 million program will take up to six years, with up to 500 people involved in construction at its peak.
Key elements of the project will include a 14-story office building; a five-storey aparthotel with commercial units on the ground floor and in the basement; an office building above the basement with retail units and a restaurant / cafe; a new library and a large public space.

The site is being developed by Limerick Twenty Thirty (LTT), a special purpose vehicle created by the City and County Council of Limerick in 2016 to boost economic and social development by building and promoting disused strategic sites in Limerick.
LTT has already completed the award-winning, fully leased Gardens International project on Henry Street, which was completed at a cost of 17.6 million euros.
Its portfolio also includes Troy Studios, Castletroy, which is fully completed and leased; the ten acre Cleeves Riverside project which is currently in the master planning stage; and the 60-acre Mungret Park residential site where a first phase of 200 units is planned for early next year.
The Opera site is fully funded by the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the Ministry of Housing.

The largest investment in a commercial real estate program in Limerick and the largest ever outside the capital began today at the site of the opera house estimated at 200 million euros. Pictured left to right: David Conway, CEO of Limerick Twenty Thirty, Pat Daly, CEO of Limerick City and County Council, Limerick City and County Mayor Michael Collins and Aoife Munnelly, Security Advisor, John Sisk & Son Ltd.
After completing planning in February 2020, the demolition and placement work program was launched today by contractor John Sisk & Son Ltd at the 1.62 hectare site which, when fully developed, will accommodate up to 3,000 employees on a 450,000 square foot campus. .
The site is being developed by Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC (LTT), a special purpose vehicle created by the City and County Council of Limerick in 2016 to boost economic and social development by building and promoting disused strategic sites in Limerick.
Photo: Sean Curtin True Media

Extensive site demolition and placement work will take up to 12 months, as will demolition of all 20th century buildings and subsequent additions, adaptive reuse of protected structures and other structures of heritage value.
Three major site developments will take place in addition to extensive rehabilitation and demolition work during the first three years of the program, including the new municipal library; aparthotel, shops and apartments and income building and attic developments.
Mayor Michael Collins said the development of the opera house would be crucial in helping Limerick out of its great economic challenges.

Minister of State responsible for the Bureau of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan, said the development would propel Limerick’s economy into a new era.
“This will accelerate the social progress of the city. It’s also going to have a very positive ripple effect for a long time and way beyond the city, but into the county and the region. I can’t wait for this impact to take hold, ”he added.

LTT chief executive David Conway said there would be very significant economic benefits and jobs for the region under the six-year construction program.
“We were commissioned to develop sites that would accelerate the ongoing transformation of the City of Limerick and today, as we begin construction, it’s a highlight of this journey. “
Limerick City and County Council General Manager Pat Daly said the opera site has been the most discussed development in Limerick in modern times, so they were thrilled, with Limerick Twenty Thirty , to get there.
“Limerick Twenty Thirty was designed to stimulate growth in Limerick and the opera site is the biggest project in the program and the timing couldn’t be better. Every city and region beyond the world is plagued by the economic fallout from Covid-19, but the Opera site will give us a real advantage in the recovery, ”he predicted.
Limerick Chamber general manager Dee Ryan described the start of work on the site as a huge boost for Limerick.
“It will be an invitation to IDE, to indigenous businesses to look at Limerick. Once they do, they will see a city that is very open for business, looking to the future, and a great place to work and live.
“Even as the world of work evolves there will always be a need for commercial office space and the beauty of Limerick’s offering is that we can deliver it to world class standards but at a very competitive price within a great city and region to work and live, ”she said.

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Transforming the city’s urban landscape

The development of the opera house will include a number of significant changes to the city’s streetscape.
The main components will be a 14-storey building at Bank Place comprising 13,264 square meters of office space.
A four to six storey building on basement, with 12,654 square meters of office space, 960 square meters of retail and 430 square meters of restaurant / cafe use on the ground floor
A five-story building at the corner of Patrick Street and Ellen Street comprising a 5,000 m² aparthotel, 13 apartments and over 1,000 m² of retail space on the ground floor and basement
A renovated four story basement building on Rutland Street offering 444 square meters of commercial ground and basement use, with three residential units above.
The renovation of 9 Ellen Street, formerly Quinn’s Bar, will offer a 1260 m² bar and restaurant.
The renovation and adaptation of the old town hall, including the construction of a six-storey extension above the basement, will provide a new 4,515 square meter public library; 2,981 m² of offices as well as 196 m² and 445 m² of café / restaurant in the basement.
The Bruce House door will be moved to the internal gable at 8 Rutland Street in the atrium of the new library building, while the Buyilding attic on Michael Street will undergo extensive renovations.
Underground parking on Place de l’Opéra will also include car charging stations, secure bicycle parking spaces, as well as showers and changing rooms with additional secure bicycle parking spaces at ground level. .

Development of the Beverly Hills Supper Club site: lawsuit

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Descendants of fire victims from the deadly Beverly Hills Supper Club blaze went to court on Thursday to stop development at the site.

In May, Southgate City Council joined Edgewood, Kentucky-based construction company Ashley Builders and Cincinnati-based Vision Realty Group, agreeing to develop the land into a $65 million mixed-use development. million that will include an assisted living facility, apartments, homes – and a permanent memorial honoring the victims of the fire.

In 1977, a fire at the club killed 165 people and injured more than 200 over Memorial Day weekend.

The developers secured the rezoning needed for the scheme and Southgate City Council gave it final approval in August.

Now the descendants of the fire victims are suing Southgate City Council, the Campbell County Planning and Zoning Commission and the developers, according to the lawsuit brought by local attorneys Steven Megerle and Todd McMurtry.

The lawyers asked the court to overturn the area change the developers obtained from Southgate. They pointed to procedural grievances, such as the wrong name appearing on the zoning application and the way the Campbell County Zoning Commission held its public hearing. They claim that the descendants did not have the opportunity to ask the developer questions.

We felt we were negotiating in good faith, we met with most of their dealerships, but they decided to go ahead with the lawsuit, so we’re moving forward as well,” the developers said in a statement. statement sent to The Enquirer.

Reversing the zoning would halt the development project.

The lawsuit in Campbell County Circuit Court also claimed that part of the site should be prohibited from construction because it was to be a cemetery.

“Memorial Point at the Beverly Hills Supper Club site is a corrupt deal between the Mayor, Southgate City Council and the Ashley Business Group that has at every turn insulted survivors, victim’s family members, first responders of the Beverly Hills Supper Club disaster,” Megerle said. in a press release.”Shame on them”.

This is not the first showdown between descendants and developers. The group came together to speak at zoning and city council meetings in matching shirts and masks that read “Beverly Hills respect the dead.”

Southgate disputed the lawsuit’s allegations and said he believed the lawsuit would be dismissed, according to a press release issued Friday by the city.

The city was “blindsided” by the lawsuit as it claimed the descendants agreed to a settlement that included building and access to a fountain where the cabaret hall once stood.

In a press release, the descendants said they decided to press charges because the developers had allowed the site to be built while negotiations were ongoing. They also claimed that the developers misrepresented the location of the cabaret hall and did not investigate to find the location of the hall.

The promoters called the descendants’ lawyers “unprofessional” in a press release Friday afternoon because they did not receive a courtesy copy of the lawsuit before it was filed. They insisted they sought and received input from community members and those affected by the fire when preparing plans for the memorial.

“This lawsuit only further delays the establishment of a proper and long-awaited public memorial that will hopefully bring a sense of closure to all those affected by the tragedy of the fire,” they said. said the promoters in a press release.

Memorial placement ideas collide

At the meetings, the descendants made it clear that they were not against the development. Instead, they disputed the location of a fire memorial and asked the developers to investigate the site for human remains.

The developers plan to place it at the bottom of the hill along US 27 and insist that all remains have been recovered, according to a previous Enquirer article.

But, descents want the memorial at the top of the hill where the old cabaret hall once stood, where most people died in the fire. This is where the developers plan to put a private park.

The developers said descendants can visit the park on the anniversary of the fire and with permission from the homeowners association, the developers said.

The Graveyard Argument

The descendants have asked the court to determine whether the former site of the cabaret hall, where they want the memorial, is a cemetery.

Megerle argued that construction should be banned on some land in the project – because descendants say it’s a cemetery, according to emails Megerle provided to The Enquirer.

Cities in Kentucky are expected to protect burial sites from the use of parks, athletic fields, construction sites and other structures, according to Kentucky law. But, the definition of a cemetery can be broad.

The developers have agreed to cease construction if any human remains are found until they can be buried.

This group hopes that the court will declare the old cabaret hall a burial place, which would prohibit building anything there.

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