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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 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 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.

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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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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. “

Important information for investors and shareholders

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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(281) 214-0777

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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.


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.

This press release is multimedia. View the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211214006119/en/

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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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.

Whitewater Approves Site Plan Process for Rafit Road Property Redevelopment

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Beachburg – Despite the sale of a major real estate property along the Ottawa River, Joe Kowalski says he’s not retiring or stopping Wilderness Tours.

Summerhill Resorts, a Toronto-based company that operates vacation properties primarily in southern Ontario, purchases 133 hectares of land from White Water & Wild Land Tours Ltd., which operates the outdoor adventure recreation company Wilderness Tours, which includes white water rafting. Summerhill Resorts also acquired the neighboring Logos Land resort.

Wilderness Tours will continue to operate from the old River Run property upstream of the subject property.

“When we bought the River Run property seven or eight years ago, the plan was to move Wilderness Tours there over time,” said Mr. Kowalksi, owner of White Water & Wild Lands. “When COVID hit and devastated the tourism industry, it sped up the process. It was a health and safety decision. Safety has always been our first priority. It used to mean “safety on the river,” but now it includes safety on land. ”

He explained that the new location, located right at the foot of the rapids used for rafting, means far fewer buses for rafting participants.

He stressed that he would not be retiring.

“At 73, I am too young to retire,” he said.

He sees a bright future for Wilderness Tours.

“In addition to rafting, canoeing and kayaking, we are also expanding and improving our bike paths,” he said. “We work with the Beachburg Off-Road Cycling Association (BORCA). We are used to seeing cars pass by with kayaks on them, but now we see just as many with bicycles.

He said Summerhill Resorts is a very professional operation which, with the purchase of the former base of Wilderness Tours, “will kick start tourism in this area in the future.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better buyer,” he said.

The 133-hectare property in question now houses 62 trailer sites, six cabins, two beach cabins / houses, a lodge and the Rafters building with ancillary recreation facilities and outdoor spaces.

Mr. Kowalski and his brother Jack, who remains a partner in the business, founded Wilderness Tours in 1975. His son, Joel, and daughter, Katie, are also with the business.

“Joel is the manager of the river and Katie is in charge of the bike.”

Site plan agreement with the township

Whitewater Regional Council is in the process of entering into a site plan agreement with Summerhill Resorts Ltd. to accommodate the redevelopment of the property at 503 Rafting Road.

The request to enter into the site plan agreement is supported by detailed site development plans, a wastewater treatment assessment report, and a water source assessment and inspection to assess the ” adequacy of existing wells and water treatment equipment with the proposed development.

Phase 1 of the proposed redevelopment does not suggest any new development. Instead, redevelopment will occur on existing developed sites and the scale of development is generally considered to be less than the historic use of the property. Future phases of development that require work on the foundation site will require full engineering and environmental assessments.

Whitewater Area Planner Ivan Burton noted that while no below grade development is proposed at this time, the site plan agreement will formalize a site development plan and servicing.

“This will ensure the health and safety of the public,” he said.

The property is designated as Tourist Commercial (TC) in the Renfrew County Official Plan.

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

Sitemap.

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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Site plan approved for project anchored by national steakhouse chain

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The West Des Moines City Council this week approved the site plan for a development that will include a Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Architectural rendering by BSB Design

A proposed development that will include a popular national steakhouse cleared a key hurdle this week when the West Des Moines City Council approved the site plan for the project.



Project developer CRG Residential, located in Carmel, Indiana, plans to construct a mixed-use building that will be anchored by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, a steakhouse chain based in New Orleans. The restaurant will occupy 15,000 square feet of space in the four-story building that will be located on the southwest corner of Jordan Creek Parkway and Ashworth Road, according to city documents.



The building, with a brick and fiber cement board exterior, will include an additional 8,000 square feet of commercial space and 199 multi-family residential units, according to city documents. Multi-family units and commercial space will wrap around a multi-level parking structure.



Development costs are estimated at $20-30 million.



City officials are working with CRG Residential to finalize a development agreement that could include an economic development grant of up to $2.3 million, according to a city document. The agreement could also include a breakdown of who will be responsible for infrastructure improvements.



Based on information provided to the board, items that could be part of the deal include:

  • The city is paying and building improvements to 76th Street between Ashworth Road and just north of Aspen Drive. The city would install traffic lights at Ashworth and 76th Street.
  • With the developer ensuring sidewalks around the development are installed, an east-west private street between Jordan Creek Parkway and 76th Street is constructed, and a regional underground retention pond is developed for the project site and the area of ​​the 76th street. The city would reimburse the developer for the cost of the work.
  • The developer initiating the process of installing streetlights around the development and ensuring that a power line along Ashworth Road between 76th Street and Jordan Creek Parkway is placed underground. The work would be done by MidAmerican Energy Co. and the city would reimburse the associated costs.



Work on the project site likely won’t begin for several weeks, according to city officials. The promoter does not yet own the property. Once the land is acquired, documents must be completed to bind the properties together. In addition, architectural plans must be revised, a process that can take up to four weeks.



Once site development begins, construction could take up to 18 months.

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

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.

Planning and Zoning Approve Hilario Site Plan Amendment

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021 12:00 AM

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved an amendment to its approval of a site plan at 135-139 Mt Pleasant Road by Paul Hilario at its meeting on Thursday, August 19.

Land Use Director George Benson said The Newtown Bee on August 24 the revisions changed some of the language to clarify the approval requirements. The revisions came after Hilario appealed for approval because he “didn’t like some of the terms.”

“The revisions give us more clarity on what [Hilario] can store it on the property and where it can store it, ”Benson said. “The rest of the approval remains as is.”

The initial approval was for three buildings, to be constructed in phases, that would be used to store vehicles, including tow vehicles and vehicles in need of repair, for Hilario’s Service Center, Inc. According to the company’s Facebook page. company, it is a car and truck repair facility specializing in heavy vehicle salvage, machinery transportation and towing services.

The property where the three buildings are under construction is adjacent to the Service Center property at 131 Mt Pleasant Road and behind the property that houses Thai Delight at 133 Mt Pleasant Road. The site plan provides for 21 parking spaces for cars, 40 sites for semi-trailers and two sites for trailers.

According to Hilario, the plan is for the towing company to move to the new property and the gas station site to be sold to a new owner and reopened.

“We’re a bit cramped at the gas station,” Hilario said. “It’s going to be a lot better. “

Benson said that with an appeal, the commission tries to resolve issues with the claimant before the appeal reaches court. Benson said it was easier to sort things out in this case because it was about amending an approval rather than rescinding a denial.

“Nobody wins in court,” Benson said. “No one ends up happy.”

Benson said the main concern of the commission was what could be seen from Mt Pleasant Road; the commission did not want broken down vehicles parked near the road. The changes create a “better parking app” and more landscaping to control the parking of vehicles.

The changes to the initial approval of December 3, 2020 are as follows:

The condition which reads as follows: “Outdoor storage of vehicles outside the fleet is prohibited; Is amended to read: “The outdoor storage of vehicles outside the fleet is prohibited, the term” storage “does not include the parking of towed vehicles, vehicles under repair and fleet vehicles. “

The condition which reads: “Removal of all unregistered vehicles and non-fleet vehicles from properties prior to the issuance of any building permits” is deleted.

The condition which reads: “No vehicle storage or vehicle parking outside designated parking spaces” is amended to read: “No vehicle storage or vehicle parking outside designated marked areas. “

The condition which reads as follows: “No outdoor parking for more than three vehicles in the fleet” is deleted.

The following condition is added as a new condition: The area occupied by the proposed front building must be stabilized with grass and cannot be used for parking vehicles until construction begins on this building. “

Benson said that since the proposed front building was not built in the first phase of the project, the commission did not want cars parked in this area, so they requested that this area be grassed and not used for parking.

The original request, a special exemption and site development plan, was to allow the construction of buildings to store trucks and equipment and to carry out repairs.

The motion for initial approval in December 2020 stated that it “is hereby found to be in accordance with the Conservation and Development Plan and the Global Plan, and must be approved with the following conditions: removal of all storage containers on all properties offered unless permission are acquired; interior washing bays must be reserved for vehicles in the vehicle fleet; outdoor storage of vehicles not belonging to the fleet is prohibited; removal of all unregistered vehicles and non-fleet vehicles from properties prior to the issuance of any building permits; removal of all unauthorized lighting and signage on properties prior to the issuance of any building permits; no storage of vehicles or parking of vehicles outside designated marked spaces; no site work can take place without a building permit issued; no outdoor parking for more than three fleet vehicles.

At the December 2020 meeting, P&Z member Dennis Bloom asked what the building’s construction schedule would be ahead of.

Hilario replied, “Honestly, I don’t know. I want to build this center, catch my breath… If I had the money now, I would do both. I just don’t want to get ahead of the current economic climate.

When asked if the front building would be the second building to be built after the one in the center, Hilario replied that he couldn’t answer yes or no. He said he would strongly consider this an option and look at the costs.

Journalist Jim Taylor can be reached at [email protected]

A view of 135-139 Mt Pleasant Road, the future home of the Hilario Service Center. The blue building on the left is at 135, the gravel driveway is at 137, and on the right is 139. —Bee Photos, Taylor

A view from the driveway to 139 Mt Pleasant Road.

Part of the 135 Mt Pleasant Road property stretches behind 133 Mt Pleasant Road, home of Thai Delight Restaurant. The Hilario service center uses the area to store vehicles.

County plans to consider site plan for new Zaxby’s | Local News

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The Spalding County Council of Commissioners will review Monday evening approval of a site development plan for a Zaxby restaurant on Moreland Road.

Plans call for the restaurant to be built on 3.74 acres at 101 Moreland Road, near the intersection of Moreland Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The property, owned by West 3rd Street LLC, which uses a post office box in Madison, GA as its address, is located in a Zoning District C-1, Highway Commercial.

The council will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday in Room 108 of the Spalding County Courthouse Annex, 119 E. Solomon St., Griffin.

Plans call for two entrances to the restaurant on Moreland Road. One entrance would provide only a right turn entrance and exit, while the other entrance would be a “full access” entrance.

Community Development Department staff recommend approval of the plan.

Zaxby’s, based in Statesboro, has more than 900 locations in the United States, including one at 1504 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin.

In other cases

• Council will consider approving increased costs to upgrade the elevators at the Spalding County Courthouse. According to a document containing the meeting agenda, the budgeted amount for the project was $ 371,000. “TK Elevator Corporation’s asset management report was considerably higher than initially expected and the new estimate … rose to $ 471,301.19,” the document said.

• The board will consider a request from the Spalding County Water & Sewerage Facilities Authority to appoint a new member to replace longtime member David Lamb who has resigned with an entry date. effective June 30, 2021.

• Commissioners will consider an appointment to the Griffin-Spalding Land Bank Authority to replace Brett Hanes, who submitted his notice of resignation on July 8.

• The commissioners will step down from the table and consider a contract with FLO Analytics, based in Portland, Ore., For a proposed redistribution of the Council of Commissioners and Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education. The company provides demographic analysis and redistribution services. The cost of the contract is $ 24,730 and the cost would be split between the two boards.

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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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.

Online hearing held tonight to discuss Crestwood Mall site plan

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ST. LOUIS – The Town of Crestwood is hosting a online audience Thursday evening to discuss the future of the former Crestwood Mall site.

A development plan was presented to the city’s Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Commission on Thursday, May 27. This is a $67.5 million project that includes $17 million in tax incentives.

Dierberg and McBride Homes are the forces behind the proposed development on the 47-acre site. The plan calls for a Dierbergs supermarket, retail space and a housing estate with 81 single-family homes. The proposed TIF would not be part of McBride’s plans for a subdivision.

The TIF allows developers to use the proceeds of taxes generated by a development to help pay for the project to be built.

Many residents want the city to progress. The mall was built in 1957 and closed in 2013. Several efforts to develop the property have failed.

“Whenever there seems to be potential to do something, it doesn’t happen,” said Crestwood visitor Pam Schaffer. “It’s just a big old meadow and a waste of space.”

The development of the site would require substantial work, according to the developer presenting the plans Thursday.

“I don’t think anyone else would do it without the help that’s being considered,” said John Brancaglione, PGAV Planners.

The map can be consulted on the City of Crestwood website.

the online audience starts at 7:00 p.m. The TIF commission will then make a recommendation on the plan. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will have the final say.

Venice town planning council to review site plan for rehabilitation hospital

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VENICE – The Venice Town Planning Commission will examine the site and the development plan of a offer a rehabilitation hospital with 42 beds which would be operated by Post Acute Medical, just south of the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice campus.

The proposed five-acre campus would house a 48,600 square foot facility and include a therapeutic garden. The entrance would be off Curry Lane, which is on the east side of Pinebrook Road, just south of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice Campus

The proposed PAM rehabilitation hospital in Venice would be the first of its kind opened in the state of Florida by Post Acute Medical in Enola, Pa.

This rendering shows a patient wing of the Post-Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital Project.

Post Acute also operates the PAM Specialty Hospital in Sarasota at 6150 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, north of Bee Ridge Road and east of Interstate 75.

The inauguration of the rehabilitation hospital is slated for the third quarter of this year and completion is expected by the end of 2022.

The Venice facility would also offer outpatient rehabilitation services.

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Sarasota Memorial’s 365,000-square-foot full-service hospital is slated to open by the end of this calendar year, with construction slated for late 2022.

The proposed rehabilitation hospital is immediately east of a medical complex project which would be located on an adjacent 10 acre property owned by Casto Southeast Realty.

At least two other medical office buildings are targeted for separate plots in Sarasota County, on the north side of Laurel Road, west of the hospital.

This rendering shows the ambulance entrance to the Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital Project.

The planning committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber of Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice.

The public hearing on the site and the development plan is the first item on the agenda, after approval of the minutes.

Some members of the town planning committee can participate via Zoom.

The meeting will also be simultaneously broadcast live on the City’s website and via Zoom.

You can listen to the meeting by phone by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and when the meeting ID is requested, enter 856 0118 4333 then press the # key.

It can be viewed online at https://venice.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Click on “In progress” on the far right of the Town Planning Commission meeting on that date.

Public comment can be provided in writing to [email protected] or by regular mail to City Clerk Lori Stelzer, 401 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285.

Provide your full name and home address and, if you are a city business owner, provide the business name and address.

All comments received by noon on June 1 will be distributed to Planning Committee members and appropriate staff prior to the start of the meeting.

For Zoom, the meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/w/85601184333 or on a Zoom application with the ID 856 0118 4333.

To request a virtual speaking, you must complete the Request to speak form, available at the address http://venicefl.formstack.com/forms/requesttospeak.

You must complete all required information or the form cannot be submitted.

Those in attendance in person can fill out a speaker card at the meeting, though the city still encourages virtual participation due to COVID-19 social distancing.

For more information or for assistance with questions for public comment, contact Lori Stelzer, City Clerk, [email protected] or 941-882-7390. For questions about connecting to the meeting: Christophe St. Luce, Chief Information Officer, [email protected] or 941-882-7425.

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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/.

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.

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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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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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF NRGRDA

“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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Snoqualmie plant site development enters environmental impact public comment period

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On Monday April 27, 2020, the town of Snoqualmie made public the long-awaited environmental impact study project (DEIE) for the major development project of the plant site.

The DEIS was prepared by the owner and developer of a 261 acre Planned Commercial / Industrial Site (PCI). The site is located within the city limits of Snoqualmie and is owned by Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC. Before the land was sold about 10 years ago, it was the site of a Weyerhaeuser sawmill for almost 100 years. The adjacent Mill Pond / Lake Borst is not part of the planned development. It still belongs to Weyerhaeuser.

About two-thirds of the plant site is expected to be kept in open space, including natural areas, trails, habitat, and flood storage. The developed zone would be done in three stages: planning zone 1, planning zone 2 then planning zone 3, with less certainty in the later stages. The phased project is expected to take place over the next 10 to 15 years.

According to DEIS, “Planning Zone 1 would be developed for a mix of employment, retail and residential activities, organized in a pedestrianized village center adjacent to a“ main street ”. About 160
housing units are offered on the second and upper floors of mixed-use buildings… Apartments would be for rent, at market rates, and would be a mix of one and two bedroom units, of medium size approximately 835 square feet.

Map of the 3 planning zones of the plant site development project in stages. Planning zone 1 would occur first.

If Snoqualmie Mill’s vision comes true, the preferred concept for the area will be wine-related uses, including wine production, wine tasting and other wine-related uses, restaurants, event spaces and the lodging.

The developer of the mill site, Tom Sroufe, said several wineries have already expressed interest in the potential development, but explained that they will need to reassess that interest once the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis are undermined. .

Plant 1 Site Layout Conceptual Design – Main Street Perspective

Read our previous article on the planned development of the factory site HERE.

It has been three years since Snoqualmie Mill Ventures submitted an application for a development master plan for municipal staff review. Since then, the promoter has prepared the draft environmental impact study. The purpose of DEIS is to identify all impacts (traffic, water, environment, pollutants, sights, archeology, noise, etc.) caused by development and to present plans to mitigate negative impacts.

[Note: That 2017 master plan application contained a controversial component – a large, outdoor amphitheater in Planning Area 1 – which according to Sroufe has been removed from the preferred Mill Site re-development option contained in the DEIS. The amphitheater component, though, is still included in an alternative re-development option in the DEIS (required by the SEPA Act) and is located in Planning Area 3.]

Some examples of mitigation proposals contained in the DEIS [for phase 1] include the restructuring of part of Millpond Road; the addition of a traffic light at the intersection of Fisher Creek and Snoqualmie Drive; treatment of water flowing from impermeable surfaces and entering the Snoqualmie River; a bottomless culvert under the realigned portion of SE Mill Pond Road to allow passage of flood water, small mammals, carnivores and amphibians; clean-up and remediation of inherited contamination in planning zones 2 and 3 where these contaminants have been located. [These a just a few examples of many contained within the large DEIS document]

The development of DEIS took three years [in part] due to the fact that the site was previously a sawmill and therefore presents environmental and contamination issues; its location adjacent to the Snoqualmie River; and the size and duration of the proposed development. The DEIS itself is almost 3,000 pages (including appendices) for the large and complicated site.

Plant site developer and North Bend resident Tom Sroufe said DEIS has taken a long time because he takes it seriously. He explained that they wanted to be thorough, not to be surprised by anything. They asked the hired consultants to complete the DEIS to address the impacts in advance.

The first version of DEIS was presented to the Town of Snoqualmie about a year ago. The city consultants then provided feedback and further work was done to develop the detailed document.

Sroufe commented, “We have done our best to identify any impact on the community and believe that there is no significant negative impact that cannot be mitigated. “

Snoqualmie Town Community Development Director Mark Hofman explained the project has now entered a legally required audience [and state agency] comment period, which will last 45 days.

Hofman said the goal now is to have as many eyes as possible on the document to generate as many feedback as possible, which will make the EIS even stronger to fully mitigate negative impacts.

Once the public comment period has ended, Mill Site Ventures will then be required to respond to each comment provided.

According to the Town of Snoqualmie lawyer, Bob Sterbank, the town will also assess the comments received, make any changes it deems appropriate to the various chapters of the DEIS and appendices, and prepare an additional chapter or addendum that will include the responses. comments related to factual corrections. or when the City determines that the comment (s) do not warrant a further response.

The City then publishes the final environmental impact study (FEIS). This FEIS will accompany the draft commercial / industrial plan (PCI plan) when it is submitted to the town planning commission for a public hearing. The planning commission will then make a recommendation to the municipal council as to the approval / acceptance of the PCI plan and the FEIS. A developer agreement should also be drawn up between the two parties if / when the project progresses.

Written commentary on the DEIS taken until June 11: the review and comment period has been extended from 30 to 45 days for this draft environmental impact statement. Written comments can be submitted until June 11, 2020 and addressed to Mark Hofman, SEPA Manager, Town of Snoqualmie, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected]

Oral commentary taken on May 20 at 4 p.m.: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and stay-at-home orders statewide, the city will be taking oral comments in a remote online meeting rather than in person. The meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2020 at 4 p.m. The city said information on the calls would be provided at a later date and posted on the city’s website calendar. [To be notified directly about the meeting information, sign up for Notify Me and choose “Mill DEIS”]

Through a city-state press release, “approval of the environmental impact study project would not in itself authorize any physical construction on the site. If approved, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures will need to submit an application to physically develop the property.

If this request were approved, the site would be redeveloped over a period of approximately 10 to 15 years.

For more information, visit the Development Project page of the plant website.

Conceptual image of the western perspective of the main street sector of the factory site

Bee Cave Baldwin Sports Park moves forward with site development

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On April 14, Bee Cave City Council approved a site development plan for Baldwin Sports Park in an annexed portion of land near the residential area of ​​Lake Pointe. (Courtesy of the Town of Bee Cave)

On April 14, Bee Cave City Council approved a site development plan for Baldwin Sports Park in an annexed portion of land near the residential area of ​​Lake Pointe.

The proposed 26-acre sports complex, located at 2500 Ashley Worth Blvd., Bee Cave, will contain baseball diamonds, batting cages, associated parking, washrooms, concession stands and water quality facilities. .

Bee Cave City Council has so far addressed a number of issues surrounding the park, the most significant of which has been around parking.

At a meeting on September 24, 2019, council voted to ban parking, stopping or standing on Ashley Worth Boulevard which runs alongside the future sports park.

On April 14, city staff briefed council on different facets of the development process so far, from the cutting edge lighting design to the 300 parking spaces that will accompany the complex.

City information indicates that the Baldwin Sports Complex lighting scheme has been certified by the International Dark Sky Association as a community-friendly outdoor sports lighting system.

Council approved the site’s development plan on the condition that the 12 Fields Foundation and Western Hills Little League underwriters pay all pending fees to the city and submit updated tax estimates for various aspects of the development.

Chris Ellis, president of the 12 Fields Foundation, told the board that Baldwin Sports Park has been under construction for about seven years.

“We contacted neighborhoods close to the project… and made sure we understood their concerns,” Ellis said. He added that once the complex opens, a traffic study could provide data justifying a possible traffic light at the entrance to the park.

Estimates from the Town of Bee Cave indicate that the project is expected to require approximately six to 12 months of fundraising and an additional nine to 12 months for construction.

Council Approves Bluegrass Apartments Site Development Plan – Shelby County Reporter

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By EMILY SPARACINO / Editor-in-chief

MONTEVALLO – A real estate developer got the approval he needed from Montevallo City Council on February 10 to begin construction of a new apartment complex on a property at the southwest corner of Overland Road and Shoshone Drive.

Following a public hearing, council approved by 4 votes to 2 the site development plan of developer Paul Widman for Bluegrass Apartments, a 46-unit multi-family complex.

In November, council approved Widman’s request, on behalf of owner Brenda Zigarelli, for a special district modified for the property in November.

The Planning and Zoning Board reviewed and recommended approval of the site’s development plan in January, according to Shelby County Development Services Department Sharman Brooks. With a building permit in place, city council approval was required for construction to begin.

Brooks said the plan meets all the requirements of the city’s zoning ordinance and has the approval of the city’s engineer.

As for density, the three-16-unit construction plan will bring the development to its maximum capacity, Brooks said.

Councilors Rusty Nix and Arthur Herbert voted against the site’s development plan.

Herbert said the potential impact of the development on nearby property values ​​was his main concern.

The Bluegrass development since last year has been the subject of numerous comments and questions from residents, many of whom have voiced concerns about property values, increased traffic and drainage issues. water in the area.

Widman said the idea that the complex would cause nearby property values ​​to decrease was “extremely subjective.”

Council did not approve an application by Chris Reebals, on behalf of property owner Montevallo Cottages LLC, to change the zoning district from Special District R-2 to Special District R-4 for the construction of a multi-family housing community. off Alabama 25 near Shelby County 19 (Enon Road).

The proposed community would include units designed for “rent” townhouses.

Brooks said the Planning and Zoning Board reviewed the request and recommended that it not be approved due to the increase in density inconsistent with the surrounding area and the overall plan.

The Montevallo Cottages affair died for lack of motion.

The council considered but did not act on a request from Ammersee Lakes developer Tom Bagley to split the cost of repaving roads in the first and second sector of the subdivision this year to allow construction of the third sector. .

Site Development Plans Filed For Amazon Delivery Center In Former Westside Kmart | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

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Site development plans were filed Dec. 11 for an Amazon.com ecommerce delivery hub in the former Kmart along Blanding Boulevard in Westside.

The civil engineering plans, designed by Fort Lauderdale-based Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Inc., were submitted through Miami-based landowner, Blanding Self Storage LLC.

Amazon describes the facility as an ecommerce distribution, fulfillment, and delivery hub.

The sitemap for the Amazon delivery center.

Plans for the old Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd. show that the existing building will remain with modifications to the parking and loading areas.

The plans show a van parking area, eight platform doors, 72 van loading spaces, 131 van parking spaces and 236 parking spaces.

The landowner has requested the zoning change of the property from Commercial / General-2 community to the development of planned units for use as an e-commerce distribution, fulfillment and delivery center. Approval of the rezoning is expected in the first quarter of next year.

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Exclusive | HS2 plans to sell £ 1billion Euston for site development

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High Speed ​​2 Ltd (HS2 Ltd) is seeking to recoup more than £ 1 billion from the sale of On-Site Development (OSD) above its Euston terminus in order to reduce the cost of the project, New civil engineer can reveal.

Instead of paying the money into the treasury, HS2 Ltd suggested that the proceeds from the sale could be fed back into the Euston program.

Harnessing this money would also allow HS2 Ltd to reduce the cost of delivering the London terminal. Several former HS2 executives – including former chairman Sir Terry Morgan – have suggested reducing the cost of the project by removing the Euston terminus.

Selling plans for the site to developers are spelled out in an unedited version from HS2 President Allan’s Cook’s Inventory report New civil engineer understand. A redacted version of Inventory was released by the government in September.

A company spokesperson has now confirmed that HS2 Ltd expects to make “north of £ 1 billion” by selling the land above Euston station.

The redacted version of Inventory The report states that “HS2 has identified development opportunities with profit value across the route,” including a development portfolio comprising “on-site development opportunities at stations and depots (including including Euston) ”as well as retail advertising and parking lots.

The plans are part of a recalculation of the costs and benefits of the scheme as the estimated budget has increased from £ 56bn to £ 88bn (at 2019 prices).

HS2 Ltd’s plan to reset funding arrangements would involve renegotiation with the Ministry of Transport and the Treasury. It is understood that the £ 1bn from the sale of Euston’s OSD was previously due to go to the Treasury.

The redacted version of Inventory report adds, “It is important to recognize that HS2 creates great increases in value in the places it serves and in the assets it creates. Other funding and funding possibilities should be considered in addition to the ongoing cost and schedule activities.

“We must continue to explore opportunities with the private sector, local authorities, development agencies and other local stakeholders to help finance in return for future income. Along with maintaining cost pressure, HS2 Ltd, along with the government, is expected to take further steps to add value to its assets, especially around land and properties in city centers.

New civil engineer revealed last week that costs associated with developing the new HS2 terminus at Euston are expected to exceed £ 2bn, up from £ 1.5bn at the start of the year when budget contingencies are included.

The overhaul of the existing Network Rail station and surrounding area, which is planned by Lendlease, could also cost up to £ 2 billion more than originally thought, sources familiar with the project have said. . The developer has previously said the project will have a development value of around £ 5.8bn when completed, but official costs for the project have yet to be released.

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Caspar hosts public forum on plant site development plans – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

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A public forum on the future of the Fort Bragg factory site hosted by the Mendocino Institute and the Fort Bragg factory site symposium committee drew a full house at the Caspar Community Center on June 21.

Guest speaker Ignacio Chapela, associate professor at UC Berkeley and researcher in microbial biology and mycology, was invited to incorporate the challenges of the plant site into his science presentation. Mendocino TV recorded the event for a replay.

Michelle Blackwell – Correspondent George Reinhardt comments on the presentation to the public forum on the development plans for the plant site.

Cal Winslow, President of the Mendocino Institute, opened the event with a brief introduction. He was concerned that Koch Industries, which bought Georgia-Pacific in 2005, would sell the property piece by piece and abandon the plant site without the cleanup being completed. Winslow has said he would like the 400-acre headlands to be treated as common property, where people come first rather than developers and real estate interests.

Jim Tarbell, vice president of the Mendocino Transit Authority and longtime active member of the community, provided an update on the Skunk Train and Harvest Market plot purchases as well as the Town of Fort Bragg amendment. at the Local Coastal Plan to rezone the property from industrial use to other uses.

Michelle Blackwell – Correspondent Guest speaker Ignacio Chapela listens to questions and comments after his presentation at the plant site development plan public forum on June 21 at the Caspar Community Center.

Chapela expressed his hope that as a foreigner he could facilitate issues that might be difficult locally. Chapela described the mill site problem as a “nasty problem”. A “nasty problem,” according to Chapela, is something not everyone can agree on.

He then gave a seven-part presentation on its application and study of science, the monetization of the environment, and the interconnectivity of humans with the flora and fauna that share it.

Chapela’s presentation touched on the needs of the environment, the barriers that prevent people from overcoming them and the ability of people to break free from these barriers.

“Here and now, plan for a cleared headland and you won’t make any compromises,” Chapela said, adding, “Life isn’t going to end anytime soon. As the multiplicity of life forms dwindle, it isn’t. that every form of life is necessary, but it is desired.This is not a world that can function or survive, but a world that we desire.

“I can live in a world without trees,” he said, “but I don’t want to. “

For more information about the Mendocino Institute, visit mendocinoinstitute.org. To review the presentation, visit mendocinotv.com/2019/06/14/public-forum-on-the-future-of-the-fort-bragg-mill-site/.

Possible development of yet-to-be-defined Avon site draws nearly unanimous opposition at community meeting – Pasadena Now

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Left: David Reyes, director of urban planning, describes the general plan of the city. / Right: More than 200 District 4 residents attended a meeting about the development of the former Avon Distribution headquarters on East Foothill Boulevard on Wednesday evening.

The possibility of building a new development that could include Home Depot at the former Avon distribution site on East Foothill Boulevard drew an overwhelmingly hostile response from the nearly 200 citizens gathered at the Pasadena City College Community Education Center Wednesday night .

The meeting was hosted by Vice Mayor Gene Masuda, who said it would be the first of many meetings to take place as concrete development plans emerge.

The nearly 14-acre site, which opened in 1947 and closed in 2013, is one of the largest development sites in the city, said planning director David Reyes, who pointed out that ‘there were “no current plans for anything on the site, and no requests for anything were submitted.

Reyes admitted meeting with representatives from Home Depot, a development team and land use attorney Richard McDonald last week.

Outlining the current 2015 20-year master plan, Reyes said Pasadena currently is shifting development more toward transit-oriented neighborhoods and developing less than in previous years.

Additionally, Reyes said, the city created a new zoning designation — known as R&D Flex Space and Parks — for high-tech companies. The new designation, as the name suggests, aims to attract high-tech companies to the area. Reyes admitted, however, that the city won’t be able to attract 14 acres of high-tech tenants, “But we’re hoping to get at least some,” he said.

Avon’s website

The Avon site, due to its size and location, would earn a floor area ratio of 1.25, which means that with its size of 590,000 square feet, a total of 750,000 square feet of development would be permitted, in any number of commercial, retail, or residential configurations.

To qualify for the FAR rate, the flexible R&D space in development must be greater than the commercial component, Reyes said, which would make it difficult to have an R&D space consistent with Home Depot’s size needs.

The R&D designation allows for a number of uses by a wide range of industrial uses such as light manufacturing, research and development, desktop and incubator creative industries, and limited ancillary commercial and office uses, Reyes added.

Reyes noted that big-box retail is not permitted in the East Pasadena D2 subzone. But, he noted that the Avon site is D1, and would allow for a development the size of a Home Depot store.

Any development application, Reyes said, would require CEQA and EIR compliance which would require at least two public scoping meetings), design review with a minimum of three public meetings, Planning Commission decision with a minimum of two public meetings, and a minimum of three public meetings of the municipal council.

Attorney Richard McDonald confirmed at the meeting that Home Depot is “part” of the buyers, who are currently doing their due diligence and looking at various development options.

McDonald also pointed out that the development team, in addition to talking to Home Depot, is also talking to Caltech, as well as Innovate Pasadena, in hopes of creating new qualified R&D spaces, “from 2000 to 20,000 square feet,” he said.

“We’re trying to find the best use of space for R&D spaces,” McDonald said.

The development team, whose members McDonald’s refused to disclose, citing solicitor-client privilege, also retained local architect Stefanos Polyzoides who is trying to create scenarios that would work in Big Retail. Pos and small high-tech spaces.

“We looked at large retailers and small retailers, mixed-use and residential as well,” McDonald said. “We are not done looking at various scenarios, including restaurants and small-scale retail developments.”

A show of hands at the meeting showed almost unanimous opposition to a Home Depot store on the site.

Vice Mayor Masuda said he would withhold judgment on any development at the site until official plans have been submitted.

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Data center construction: site development, permits and zoning

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Shawn Mills is a tech entrepreneur, founding member and president of Green House Data. You can find him on Twitter at @tshawnmills.

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This series of articles follows the process of developing a new data center, focusing on how small operators can build energy-efficient facilities without the resources of large companies. Previous entries have included planning for expansion, selecting a site, finding incentives and deciding if a real estate and / or design partner is right for you and designing your new facility.

Once the design wheels are spinning, it’s time to work with state and local governments on site development, permits, and zoning. A lot of people are moaning about the politics involved, but it can actually be a rewarding chance to engage your community and also improve business relationships.

Check under each stone for incentives

After selecting a site, you should contact the local government to see if there are any additional development incentives. In the case of Green House Data, it has been very enjoyable to work with the Cheyenne Town Building and Development Office. We’ve all heard stories about the permit process and jumping through hoops to get there. In the Compass Data Center building series here on Data Center Knowledge, meetings seem woefully boring. They certainly can be. Mr. Curtis also makes an important point when he describes the process as not being decided on technical merits, but on a subjective basis. The technical aspects of the building are definitely discussed, but often this process is as much about forging relationships as it is about tackling the nuts and bolts.

Choosing a location with “incentive” data centers can work your way again here. These estates want your business and they will do whatever they can to partner up. To start with, Cheyenne’s economic development entities like Cheyenne LEADS and the Wyoming Business Council helped us acquire the land at a very competitive price. Because we’re aligned with our business goals (we want a new facility, they want more jobs and industries), local managers can actually help everything go easier when they are working, even though the State and city allow it. This strong working relationship has helped us overcome schedule challenges and has been invaluable in helping us sort through documentation, ensure meetings are productive, and keep track of many details of this great project.

Stay on top of the planning

Whether you have a sympathetic or indifferent local government, you should always be prepared to tackle lengthy documents and meetings. Missing deadlines can cost you weeks because everything is on a schedule. Each municipality will have different processes, but there are frequently some overall similarities. In Cheyenne, it goes more or less as follows, including the expected timelines:

  • Annexation: If necessary, land adjacent to existing towns may need to be annexed (up to 5 months)
  • Decking: Platting is the subdivision of plots. The process can be divided into preliminary and final stages (3-5 months)
  • Zoning: Different areas of cities are zoned for different purposes like residential, industrial, etc. If the area needs to be changed for your use, this requires public notice, application, multiple commissions / council approval (3 months)
  • Sitemap: Site plan reviews are typically required for new construction and analyze access, parking, landscaping, drainage report, traffic survey, setbacks, etc. If you request an exemption, an additional period applies (10 days to 6 weeks)
  • Examination of the construction plan: Construction plans are subject to a specific service and are chargeable. They can be revised at any time during the development process and must include a ‘plot plan’, an extended site plan (3 weeks minimum)
  • Examination of the construction plan: The technical drawings of the development site are checked by a separate office (2 weeks minimum)
  • Classification permit: If the site requires grading, a separate permit should be obtained and the plans should be reviewed. This involves a request and costs (2 weeks minimum)
  • Passage permit: For development within the city right-of-way, a separate permit is required, with its own application and fees.
  • Building permit: This must be obtained before starting any construction, can only be issued to a licensed contractor, and requires application, fees and approval of the construction plan and site plan.
  • Sign the permit: If you plan to erect road signs, a separate application and permit is required.
  • Site map Certificate of conformity: Once the site plan is approved, you can obtain this certificate, which allows you to obtain a certificate of occupancy.

Phew! It’s a long list, and while many steps may overlap, it takes a long time. With almost every step requiring its own application, licensing, and review process, there are plenty of dates to follow. Most of the exam sessions involved take place on specific dates due to public notice or other factors, which means that it’s critical that you stay on top of your schedule.

Codes: the key to approval

For construction and site plans, local building codes will be critical to your success. The required codes are likely listed on your municipality’s website, and most cities adhere to international building codes (including residential / mechanical / plumbing / electrical and so on).

As you have designed your facility with your development partners, you should have a good understanding of building code requirements, which often conflict with your infrastructure needs. Home inspectors and permit approvers focus more on the safety of people than on the efficiency of your building. Be sure to discuss many of your features with your designers so you can explain your reasoning to the authorization and inspection teams.

Now that you’ve won the permitting process, it’s finally time to start building! Our next entry will finish things off as we innovate and begin construction.

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