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TCC, Elm Tree to Build 259,947 SF Immigration Center in Irving

IRVING, TEXAS — Trammell Crow Co. and Elm Tree Funds will build a 259,947-square-foot government office building on a 27-acre tract in Irving. The project is a build-to-suit for the General Services Administration, which has signed a 20-year lease. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will use the property as its Texas Service Center. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and to be completed in early 2020. Gensler is serving as the project architect and Manhattan Construction Co. …

Austin City Council Approves Plan for $200M Soccer Stadium

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Austin City Council has approved a plan from Precourt Sports Ventures LLC (PSV), which owns the Columbus Crew Soccer Club, to build a new soccer stadium in the state capital. The proposed site is a 24-acre tract of city-owned land located at 10414 McKalla Place, which is close to The Domain, a mixed-use destination on the city’s north side. According to The Austin American-Statesman, the stadium project is valued at approximately $200 million. PSV hopes to have the …

Kraus-Anderson Completes $12M Renovation at Minnesota Airport

ROCHESTER, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) has completed a $12 million renovation at Rochester International Airport in Minnesota. The facelift included an upgraded terminal and expanded U.S. Customs facility. As part of the upgrade to the main terminal lobby, the ticket counter area for all airlines was relocated to one side of the terminal and the baggage claim for all airlines to the other side. In addition, KA expanded the customs area to 20,000 square feet to improve …

Kraus-Anderson Construction Completes $43M Special Education School in Minnesota

LITTLE CANADA, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) has completed Quora Education Center in Little Canada, just north of St. Paul. The $43 million special education school for Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District spans three stories and 157,000 square feet. The school will serve 300 students in grades 5 through 12 in both general education and special education programs. The building also includes administrative offices for more than 200 employees. The school will provide …

City of Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine Acquire Land from CSX to Expand Multi-Use Trail

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI) have acquired 1.8 miles of former railroad corridor from freight rail operator CSX on Atlanta’s Westside to expand the city’s BeltLine urban trail. Upon full build-out in 2030, the 22-mile loop trail will connect 45 intown neighborhoods. The $6.3 million acquisition of the stretch of track formerly known as “the Kudzu Line” represents the final purchase of inactive rail corridor in the Atlanta BeltLine loop. The purchase …

Alliant Provides $12.5M Refinancing for Parking Facility at Baltimore-Washington International Airport

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD. — Alliant Credit Union has provided a 10-year, $12.5 million loan to refinance a remote airport parking facility at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The 850,852-square-foot site includes 2,156 parking spaces and is located less than one mile from the main terminal building at the airport. The facility is privately owned and managed. The name of the borrower was not

U.S. Army Selects Austin as Headquarters of New Division

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The U.S. Army has selected Austin as the site of its new Futures Command headquarters, a project that will bring about 500 new jobs to the state capital. The Army’s Futures Command division will occupy space owned by the University of Texas (UT) in downtown Austin, with a directive to assess new weapons technology and emerging threats. The Army expects the new headquarters to be fully operational by summer

Houston Astros Extend Lease at Minute Maid Park Through 2050

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have extended their lease at Minute Maid Park, where the professional baseball team has played since 2000, through 2050 following a positive vote by the Houston Sports Authority. The stadium, formerly known as Enron Field, was built in the late 1990s and seats about 41,000 people. The original lease was set to expire in 2030. The terms of the extension call for a $1 million increase in rent beginning this year and running through the remainder of the original …

Development Team Selected for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Connecting Detroit to Canada

DETROIT — Bridging North America, a partnership of Fluor and ACS Infrastructure Canada, was selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project for Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. The planned bridge and border crossing will span the Detroit River and connect Detroit to Windsor, Canada by linking I-75 and I-96 with the new extension of Highway 401 in Ontario. When complete, the bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. …

McCarthy Completes $380M Expansion of Gateway Arch Museum in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has completed a 47,000-square-foot subterranean expansion and renovation of the Museum of the Gateway Arch. This is the final component of a $380 million redevelopment of the monument in downtown St. Louis. McCarthy also oversaw the transformation of the north and south grounds surrounding the Arch. The renovated museum and visitor’s center opened to the public on Tuesday, July 3. A new circular entrance and upper-level lobby replaces the previous …

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