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Grand Prairie Opens 125,000 SF Fitness, Entertainment Center in Metro Dallas

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — The City of Grand Prairie, located just west of Dallas, has opened The Epic, a 125,000-square-foot fitness and entertainment center. Situated within EpicCentral, a 172-acre development that includes a water park and adult activity center, The Epic features fitness facilities, entertainment and event space, as well as multiple onsite dining options. Architecture firm HKS designed the facility. The grand opening was held Saturday, Nov. 17. The development team will also …

Tutor Perini, C.S. McCrossan Awarded $799.5M Light Rail Project in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — A joint venture between a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Tutor Perini Corp. (NYSE: TPC) and Minnesota-based C.S. McCrossan has been awarded a $799.5 million construction contract from the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Minneapolis. According to local media sources, the project carries a total price tag of about $2 billion, about half of which stems from federal funding. In addition, the project could create as many as 7,500 construction …

StonebridgeCarras to Develop Virginia Tech’s $1B Campus in Alexandria, Near Amazon Headquarters

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — StonebridgeCarras has been selected to build the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, a $1 billion, 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria, less than two miles from Amazon’s HQ2 future site. Virginia Tech and the State of Virginia will each put forth $250 million to the new campus. Further funds are expected to come via private philanthropy, industry partnerships and other revenue streams. The new campus will be situated in River Landing, a newly …

Stahl to Construct $20M Elementary School in Ankeny, Iowa

ANKENY, IOWA — Stahl has been awarded the construction management contract for a new 101,403-square-foot elementary school in Ankeny. Construction of the $20 million project is expected to begin in March 2019. The new school will serve 750 students in grades K-5. FRK Architects + Engineers is the project partner. Completion is slated for June 2020. Funding for the school came from an $18 million bond referendum approved by the community in February

Updated Estimates Show Hurricane Florence Caused $17B in Damage in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — In a new report released by the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, the updated damage estimate from Hurricane Florence has increased to $17 billion, up from an earlier estimate of $13 billion. “Six weeks ago, Hurricane Florence’s powerful storm surges, winds and rains brought unprecedented devastation to our state, causing an estimated $17 billion in damage,” said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. “I’ve spent time since then visiting with …

Austin Bold Breaks Ground on 5,000-Seat Soccer Stadium

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Austin Bold FC, a professional soccer team coming to the state capital in 2019, has broken ground on its 5,000-seat stadium. The venue will be located adjacent to the Grand Plaza at Circuit of The Americas, Austin’s destination for motorsports entertainment. The club is financing construction of the stadium, which is expected to cost about $5 million. The property will be the first ever purpose-built soccer stadium in

State Farm Arena in Downtown Atlanta Opens After $192M Renovation, Rebranding Program

ATLANTA — State Farm Arena, located at 1 State Farm Drive in downtown Atlanta, has opened its doors following a $192 million renovation program, the second largest renovation in NBA history. The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club committed to an 18-year lease extension to remain in downtown Atlanta at the city-owned arena through 2046. The former Philips Arena features the NBA’s third-largest center-hung scoreboard and fan-friendly food pricing. Restaurant and entertainment options include …

Hurricane Michael Wind, Storm Surge Causes Estimated $3B to $5B in Losses, CoreLogic Analysis Shows

MEXICO BEACH, FLA. — CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, has released updated residential and commercial storm surge and wind loss estimates for Hurricane Michael. According to new data, the wind losses for residential and commercial properties in Florida are expected to be between $2 billion and $3 billion, while the storm surge losses, including losses covered by the National Flood Insurance Program, are slated to be an additional $500 …

Trammell Crow Breaks Ground on 259,947 SF Office, Administrative Building in Irving

IRVING, TEXAS — Trammell Crow Co. has broken ground on a 259,947-square-foot office and administrative building in Irving to house the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Texas Service Center. Situated on 27 acres, the build-to-suit property is expected to be complete by early 2020. Gensler is the project architect and Manhattan Construction Co. is the general contractor. JPMorgan Chase provided project

$7M Restoration of Detroit’s Old Wayne County Building Complete

DETROIT — The Christman Company has completed the restoration of the Old Wayne County Building located at 600 Randolph St. in Detroit. The scope of the project included improvements to the exterior façade and lighting as well as the removal of old furniture. Since March 2016, the building’s ownership group has invested $7 million in restoring the property. Quinn Evans Architects served as the project architect. The 250,000-square-foot building has been vacant since Wayne County government …

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