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NYC School Construction Authority Breaks Ground on $52.4M Addition at Elementary School in Queens

NEW YORK CITY — The School Construction Authority and MPCC, as general contractor, have broken ground for the Public School 144 addition, an expansion at Colonel Jeromus Remsen School, located at 93-02 69th Ave. in the Forest Hills section of Queens. The $52.4 million, four-story addition will house 26 classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices and a medical suite. The Pre-K through fifth grade school currently serves 894 students. Designed by Urbahn …

SunTrust, Partners Provide $24.8M Financing for New YMCA Headquarters in Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — SunTrust Community Capital, in partnership with McCormack Baron Salazar and Invest Atlanta, has provided $24.8 million in financing for a new YMCA of Metro Atlanta headquarters. The 54,400-square-foot building, known as the YMCA Center for Leadership and Learning, will be located at 569 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in downtown Atlanta, a half-mile from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The financing included $22 million in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation and a $2.5 million …

McCarthy to Build 90,000 SF Fine Arts Center in Metro Dallas

PLANO, TEXAS — McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. will build a 90,000-square-foot fine arts center for the Plano Independent School District. The facility, which will be located along Alma Road between 15th Street and West Park Boulevard, will feature a 1,500-seat performance hall, 350-seat studio theater, rehearsal studio and a visual arts gallery. The project will also deliver surface parking for roughly 700 vehicles. Construction of the project, which is valued at roughly $50 million, is …

Philadelphia 76ers, Buccini/Pollin Group to Develop 140,000 SF Sports Complex in Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, DEL. — The Philadelphia 76ers and The Buccini/Pollin Group are developing 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington. Situated on 8.9 acres, the 140,000-square-foot multi-purpose sports complex and youth training center will be the new home for the 76ers NBA G League affiliate team, the Delaware 87ers. In addition to use by the affiliate team, the facility will be used to provide local youth with new sports programming and opportunities. The Buccini/Pollin Group will manage the development …

Growing Smartly is a City’s Biggest Challenge, Says InterFace Keynote Speaker

ATLANTA — Tim Keane, City of Atlanta’s planning commissioner, is tasked with a monumental challenge facing many planners: how to practically design the future for a city on the cusp of a population boom. Citing the Atlanta Regional Commission, Keane said that the Atlanta metro area is on track to add 2.5 million people over the next 25 years, the equivalent of adding the entire metro Charlotte population. [caption id="attachment_192276" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tim Keane is a …

Callahan Construction Managers Completes 108,000 SF Facility for Cambridge College’s Relocation

CHARLESTOWN, MASS. — Callahan Construction Managers has completed the construction of Cambridge College’s campus relocation project. Located in Hood Business Park in Charlestown, the project comprises a 108,000-square-foot tenant fit-out with modern classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, offices, administrative areas, studies and lounges. Designed by Wilson Architects, the facility features state-of-the-art audio/visual communications and teaching technologies, as well as ancillary …

SUNY New Paltz Breaks Ground on $14M Engineering Innovation Hub

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, along with PC Construction, has broken ground on a $14 million Engineering Innovation Hub, located on the university’s campus in New Paltz. The two-story structure will add to the school’s growing mechanical engineering program, house the headquarters and laboratories of the university’s Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, provide space for potential business partners under the state’s START-UP NY …

ICSC Panelists Say Government Involvement is Key in Thwarting ‘Retail Apocalypse’

ATLANTA — Tim Keane, commissioner of planning and community with the City of Atlanta, didn’t mince words when it came to his thoughts on the government’s role with new retail development. “Everyone in this room should have higher expectations for their cities and towns,” says Keane, addressing the crowd during the ICSC Southeast Conference & Deal Making event held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta in mid-October. The panel discussion, dubbed “Debunking the Retail …

Skanska USA to Deliver 395,000 SF Academic Building at Water Street Tampa Development

TAMPA, FLA. — Skanska USA has broken ground on a research and academic tower for the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa. The college of medicine will relocate from 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. to the new 395,000-square-foot building within Water Street Tampa, a $3 billion mixed-use project from Strategic Property Partners. HOK is designing the 13-story tower, which will feature a 400-person auditorium, classrooms, study rooms and a …

Kelleher & Sadowsky Facilitates Sale of 41,080 SF Building in Worcester, Massachusetts

WORCESTER, MASS. — Worcester-based Kelleher & Sadowsky has arranged the sale of a building, located at 695-701 Main St. in Worcester. The Church of Ebenezer acquired the 41,050-square-foot building for an undisclosed price. The building was a former People in Peril (PIP) Shelter. David Cohen and Paul Matt of Kelleher & Sadowsky brokered the

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