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Cardon Global Opens $273M Williston Basin International Airport in North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cardon Global has opened the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) in Williston, located approximately 215 miles northwest of Bismarck. Development costs were estimated to be $273 million. The 100,000-square-foot airport includes four gates and three passenger boarding bridges as well as a 50-seat bar and restaurant. XWA is the first ground-up commercial airport built in the Midwest since the 1940s, according to the developer. “Prior to the completion of XWA …

American Campus Communities Starts Construction of Mixed-Use Development on University of California Riverside Campus

RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — The University of California, Riverside (UCR) and American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) have broken ground on North District, a mixed-use community anchored by new student housing buildings. The project will be situated on the university’s campus in Riverside, a city located in the Inland Empire about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Upon full build-out, the project will feature up to 6,000 new student housing beds, new dining facilities, an NCAA Division I competition …

C.W. Driver Starts Construction of $43.3M Mt. San Jacinto College Temecula Valley Campus in California

TEMECULA, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos., as general contractor, has started construction of Mt. San Jacinto College’s (MSJC) new $43.3 million, 350,000-square-foot Temecula Valley Campus in Temecula. The project consists of a seismic retrofit and tenant improvement of an existing office building, creating a new campus and addressing current classroom shortages. The building’s twin five-story, 175,000-square-foot towers will be converted from office space into classrooms, laboratories and …

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 …

CBRE Arranges $8.3M Sale of Nine Civic Properties in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — CBRE has arranged the $8.27 million sale of nine civic properties from the Youth Consultation Services (YCS) portfolio in New Jersey. The properties comprise a mix of youth centers and schools located in Montclair, Hackensack, Newark, Somerdale, Gloucester, Estell-Manor, Vineland and Blackwood. Three different buyers purchased the assets, one of whom bought seven buildings as part of a sale-leaseback with YCS. The two other buyers purchased buildings that had been recently …

Easterly Government Properties Acquires EPA Regional Headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas

LENEXA, KAN. — Easterly Government Properties Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust, has acquired a 169,585-square-foot Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional headquarters in Lenexa. Originally constructed in 2007, the two-story office building is situated on a 30.5-acre parcel. The EPA completed a renovation of the property in 2012. While headquartered in Washington, D.C., the EPA also operates 10 regional offices throughout the

Stahl to Construct $28M Elementary School in Urbandale, Iowa

URBANDALE, IOWA — The Urbandale Community School District has selected Stahl to construct a two-story, 118,000-square-foot elementary school. The $28 million building, located at 7110 Prairie Ave., will replace the existing Olmsted Elementary. In addition to classrooms, the building will feature a kitchen and cafeteria, gymnasium, administration area and auxiliary spaces. Urbandale’s new school is part of a $59 million bond referendum and long-term facilities plan for the district to meet …

Balfour Beatty to Build $1B Broward County Convention Center Expansion in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — General contractor Balfour Beatty has signed a $780 million agreement with developer Matthews Southwest, making Balfour Beatty the design-build lead for the over $1 billion expansion of the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The project will add 525,000 square feet of meeting space to the complex, plus a 29-story, 800-room Omni Hotel. Located on Florida’s southeastern coast approximately 25 miles north of Miami, the completed convention center …

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 …

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