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Parkway Property Acquires Former United Way Building in Downtown Atlanta for $17.7M, Plans $45M Renovation

ATLANTA — Parkway Property Investments LLC has acquired 100 Edgewood, a former United Way building within an Opportunity Zone in downtown Atlanta, for $17.7 million. The company is planning a $45 million renovation for the 18-story, 306,000-square-foot office building, which is adjacent to Georgia State University. United Way employees have moved to a location on Courtland Street. Parkway Property raised $25 million in three hours for the acquisition and renovation through CrowdStreet Inc., …

Houston Waterworks Underway on $1.7B Water Treatment Plant Expansion

HOUSTON — The Houston Waterworks Team is underway on the expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant, a project valued at approximately $1.7 billion. The project aims to shift a growing population’s reliance on groundwater to surface water and represents the largest design-build project for a water treatment plant that is underway in the country. The team has tapped McCarthy Building Cos. for several aspects of the larger project, which is expected to be fully operational by early …

Kroger, Ocado to Open 350,000 SF Fulfillment Center in Dallas, Create 400 Jobs

DALLAS — A partnership between The Kroger Co. and online grocery retailer Ocado Solutions will open a 350,000-square-foot fulfillment center off Interstate 20 in Dallas, a project that is expected to create about 400 new jobs. Construction is slated to begin in early 2020, and the facility is expected to be operational within 24 months of the groundbreaking. Kroger and Ocado have two similar facilities in development in Monroe, Ohio, and Groveland, Fla. Additional facilities are planned for …

LMC Opens 326-Unit Apartment Community in Metro Houston

KATY, TEXAS — LMC, a multifamily developer and operator that is a subsidiary of Miami-based Lennar Corp., has opened The Maddox, a 326-unit apartment community located adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital on the western outskirts of Houston. Floor plans consist of one-, two- and three-bedroom units with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile backsplashes, walk-in closets and smart thermostats. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, an outdoor grilling and gaming …

PREIT, Macerich to Open 900,000 SF Fashion District Philadelphia on Thursday

PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, Sept. 19, a joint venture between PREIT and Macerich will launch Fashion District Philadelphia, a 900,000-square-foot retail district housing dozens of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. The $400 million project is a redevelopment of the old Gallery mall. A range of clothing and accessory retail options include Aeropostale, Burlington, Columbia and ULTA. The Fashion District will also house coworking spaces from REC Philly and Industrious. Other …

Noble House Completes $21M Renovation at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

SAN DIEGO — Noble House Hotels and Resorts, a hotel ownership and management group, has completed a $21 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, located at 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive in San Diego. Overlooking Mission Bay, the resort features 357 rooms and suites, an American cuisine restaurant, poolside lounge, waterfront dining, fitness center and full-service spa. The comprehensive renovation encompassed all guestrooms, the hotel’s conference center, executive board …

Bridge Development Partners Buys Land Site in Metro Seattle for Industrial Development

SUMNER, WASH. — Bridge Development Partners has purchased a 3.8-acre land site at 3113 142nd Ave. East in Sumner, a suburb of Seattle, for an undisclosed price. The company plans to develop Bridge Point Sumner South, an industrial building, on the site. Slated for delivery in third-quarter 2020, Bridge Point Sumner South will feature 82,591 square feet of space, divisible down to 30,000 square feet; LED interior and exterior wall pack lighting; ESFR fire protection; 32-foot clear ceiling …

The Hotel Group Buys Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Under Construction in Washington

REDMOND, WASH. — The Hotel Group has purchased the Hilton Garden Inn Redmond, a hotel currently under construction in Redmond, for an undisclosed price. Slated to open in first-quarter 2020, the hotel will be the company’s seventh Hilton-branded hotel in the Pacific Northwest. The six-story property will feature 177 guestrooms with Hilton Garden Inn’s signature bedding, in-room hospitality centers with Keurig Coffee and miniature refrigerators, guest laundry and complementary Wi-Fi. …

Ford Unveils Redesign for Dearborn, Michigan Campus

DEARBORN, MICH. — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled plans to transform its Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn into a high-tech campus for its thousands of designers, engineers and product development workers. The heart of the project will be a new central campus building, which will sit on the site of Ford’s 66-year-old product development center. Construction of the new building is slated for completion in 2025. The new facility will help Ford speed product and technology innovation …

Alexandria Real Estate Equities to Develop 800,000 SF Mixed-Use Technology Campus in Seattle

SEATTLE — The City of Seattle has selected Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (NYSE: ARE) to develop an approximately 800,000-square-foot mixed-use campus known as the Mercer Mega Block. The life science and technology-driven project will be built on the last large, undeveloped site — nearly three acres ­— in Seattle’s Lake Union submarket. Alexandria won the bid for the project by agreeing to pay $143.5 million for the land and to address homelessness, according to the Puget …

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