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..
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..
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..
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 deal.
EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Farmingdale State College has re-opened Conklin Hall after completing a $12 million redevelopment and renovation of the building. Stalco Construction and BRB Architects transformed the two-story, 19,701-square-foot building — which was originally built as a power plant in 1914 — into a student center. The 11,115-square-foot lower level features a newspaper room, a yearbook room, a student lounge, student club offices and four private offices, while the..
ATLANTA — While speaking at the Oct. 5 luncheon hosted by the Atlanta chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Atlanta), Emory University law professor Mindy Goldstein addressed some of the environmental issues facing Atlanta, namely the City of Atlanta Tree Ordinance and stormwater runoff in the metro area. “Stormwater runoff is a huge problem in Atlanta,” says Goldstein, who serves as director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law. The clinic..
BROOMALL, PA. — Broomall Fire Co. has selected Bernardon as architect for a new fire station in Broomall. Situated on the former Marple School site, the 25,000-square-foot building will accommodate the current station’s apparatus, improve functionality and optimize response time. Primary funding for the project comes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a $3.25 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The new firehouse is slated for completion in early spring 2019.
BOSTON — Boston College has awarded Skanska USA a $113 million contract to provide construction services for a 244,000-square-foot recreation center at the university. Designed by Cannon Design, the four-story facility will feature a fitness center, jogging track, natatorium with lap and instructional pools, four wood-floor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two multi-activity courts and multi-purpose rooms for spin, yoga and fitness classes. Slated for completion in summer 2019, the..
LANSING, MICH. — The City of Lansing has selected CBRE|Martin to procure a developer for the redevelopment of city hall located at 124 W. Michigan Ave. The 30,274-square-foot property is located directly across the street from the State Capitol Building. The redevelopment could include retail, office, entertainment, hospitality or residential concepts. The City of Lansing plans to relocate city hall, prior to the redevelopment of the current site. Although potential locations have been..
CHICAGO — J.C. Anderson Inc. will complete a 30,000-square-foot renovation at DePaul University’s Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park campus. The library is located at 2350 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago. Scheduled for completion in August, J.C. Anderson will renovate the second floor of the library to replace paint and carpeting, provide a green room, studios, offices, media creation studios and conference rooms. Joe Maguire and Larry Regovic of J.C. Anderson are leading the project team...