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Mountain Classic Real Estate Buys Historic Brigham Young University Building for Restoration

PROVO, UTAH — Mountain Classic Real Estate (MCRE) has purchased Brigham Young University’s Amanda Knight Hall for an undisclosed price. MCRE plans to restore the property to its historical Gothic-style architectural significance. Located at 800 N. University Ave. in Provo, Amanda Knight Hall was constructed in 1939 as a women’s dormitory. The building was used as the first Provo Missionary Training Center, as well as the Church Language Training Mission Center from 1964 to 1976. Since …

USDA Selects Kansas City for Relocation of Two Divisions

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected the Kansas City region for the relocation of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cites affordability, easy commutes and quality of life for the site selection process. “The Kansas City region has proven itself to be a hub for all things agriculture and is a booming city in America’s heartland,” he says. “There is …

Easterly Government Acquires 137,679 SF FBI Field Office in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Easterly Government Properties Inc. has acquired a 137,679-square-foot Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in New Orleans. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. FBI-New Orleans is a four-story, single-tenant facility located on a 6.6-acre site. The FBI’s New Orleans Division oversees federal operations in all of Louisiana, including six satellite offices in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. This build-to-suit …

Garrett & Associates Completes 30,000 SF Renovation Project at Texas College in Tyler

TYLER, TEXAS — Locally based general contractor Garrett & Associates has completed the renovation of Martin Hall, a 30,000-square-foot historic landmark building located on the campus of Texas College in Tyler, about 100 miles east of Dallas. The building, which was suffered structural damage from a storm in 2015, serves as the school’s designated administration space. Dallas-based Merriman Anderson served as the project

C.W. Driver Cos. Breaks Ground on $36M Athletics Complex at Orange Coast College in California

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos. has broken ground on the $36 million Orange Coast College (OCC) Kinesiology and Athletics Complex in Costa Mesa. The three-building, 88,000-square-foot complex is one part of a broader project to revitalize and modernize OCC’s campus, and one of the three projects C.W. Driver is currently building for OCC. Construction for the complex will occur in two phases. The first phase includes new construction of a multi-building, one-story complex spanning …

Janus Property Breaks Ground on 350,000 SF Life Sciences Building in West Harlem

NEW YORK CITY — Janus Property Co., a developer and manager of residential and mixed-use properties, has broken ground on the Taystee Lab Building, a 350,000-square-foot life sciences property in West Harlem. The 11-story building, located at the site of the former Taystee bread bakery, will be marketed to firms in the life sciences, technology, academic, and arts sectors. Specific features will include floor plates ranging in size from 36,000 square feet at the base to 15,000 square feet at …

JBG Smith, Malrite Complete $162M International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — JBG Smith Properties and Malrite Co. have completed the development of a new and expanded International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. When the project was announced in 2015, The Washington Post reported that the estimated costs were $162 million. The building officially opens to the public on Sunday, May 12. The development more than doubles the size of the museum to 140,000 square feet and moves it from F Street to just two blocks south of the …

Township of West Orange Buys 138-Acre Golf Course, Future Development Site in New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — The Township of West Orange, located just west of Newark in New Jersey, has acquired Montclair Golf Club at Rock Spring, a 138-acre course and future commercial development site. The sales price was $11.1 million. The site is located near Interstate 280 and is situated adjacent to South Mountain Reservation, a 2,000-acre park featuring a zoo, indoor ice skating rinks, walking trails and miniature golf. Jose Cruz, Kevin O’Hearn, Michael Oliver and Stephen Simonelli of HFF …

C.W. Driver Cos., Ware Malcomb Complete $5.4M Braille Institute Anaheim Center Facility

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos., as general contractor, and Ware Malcomb, as architect, have completed the development of Braille Institute Anaheim Center, a 14,700-square-foot building located on the institute’s existing campus in Anaheim. Located at 527 N. Dale Ave., the $5.4 million building replaces the institute’s former multi-structure facility and provides a larger unified space to serve more visually impaired children, adults and seniors from Orange, Los Angeles and …

Avenue Receives $3.4M in Financing to Develop Community Resource Center in Houston

HOUSTON — Avenue, a local nonprofit affordable housing developer, has received $3.4 million in project financing for the development of a community resource center in Houston. The property, which will be located at 3527 Irvington Blvd. in the city’s Moody Park area, will feature a health clinic and an early childhood education center. The groundbreaking is slated for the second quarter, and completion is scheduled for early 2020.

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