S.M. Wilson Breaks Ground on $6.5M Public Safety Building in Highland, Illinois

HIGHLAND, ILL. —The City of Highland has selected S.M. Wilson & Co. to build a new $6.5 million public safety building. The 27,930-square-foot facility will house the city’s police, fire and EMS departments under one roof. A committee of public safety employees worked alongside the project architect, Loyet Architects. Completion is slated for summer 2021. Highland is located about 35 miles east of St.

Todd Interests to Open First Thompson Hotel in Dallas on Nov. 14

DALLAS — Locally based developer Todd Interests has pegged Friday, Nov. 14 for the grand opening of its 219-room Thompson Dallas hotel, the first property in the city to carry the brand. The project is a redevelopment of a historic building located at 205 N. Akard St in the city’s Downtown Historic District. The design team included Dallas-based Merriman/Anderson Architects (building), Cindy Zelazny of Interiors Limited and Todd Interests co-owner Caroline Todd (interior) and SWA Group …

RMS Cos. Begins Work on Phase I of 1,000-Unit Multifamily Project in Hartford

HARTFORD, CONN. — Connecticut-based developer RMS Cos. has begun construction of the $50 million first phase of Downtown North, a redevelopment project in Hartford that will ultimately add 1,000 new units to the local supply. Phase I of the project will feature studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, as well as retail and entertainment space and a 330-space parking garage, at Parcel C, located just north of Dunkin' Donuts Stadium at Main and Trumbull streets. Construction of Phase I is …

C.W. Driver Cos. Starts Construction of $55M Elementary School in San Diego’s Mission Valley

SAN DIEGO — C.W. Driver Cos. has started construction of a $55 million San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) elementary school located at 7900 Civita Blvd. in San Diego’s Mission Valley. Serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the 77,250-square-foot school will be technology-oriented and accommodate up to 500 students and supporting staff members.Construction is slated for completion in summer 2022 in time for the 2022-2023 school year. Comprising four buildings, the …

Detroit City Council Approves Sale of Former State Fairgrounds, Amazon to Open 3.8 MSF Facility at Site

DETROIT — The Detroit City Council has approved the sale of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds, providing the green light for a $400 million redevelopment of the site. Detroit-based Sterling Group and Dallas-based Hillwood Investment Properties have agreed to pay $9 million for the land, with plans to build a 3.8 million-square-foot distribution center for Amazon at the property.The e-commerce giant will occupy half of the 142-acre site, located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 8 …

Ferber Breaks Ground on 164-Acre Mixed-Use Development in Metro Tampa

LAND O’ LAKES, FLA. — The Ferber Cos. has broken ground on Cypress Ranch, a 164-acre mixed-use development in Land O’ Lakes. At full buildout, the project will include 330 multifamily units, 134 townhomes, 132 single-family homes and retail and office space. Commercial tenants will include EoS Fitness, Aldi, Burger King, Circle K, Honest-1 and Woodie’s Wash Shack. A remaining 6.4-acre tract can be subdivided for retail, office or hotel uses. Cypress Ranch is located near the …

DD’s Discounts to Open 22,000 SF Store in Columbia, South Carolina on Oct. 24

COLUMBIA, S.C. — DD’s Discounts will open a 22,000-square-foot store within Fashion Place Shopping Center in Columbia Friday, Oct. 24. The property will be located at 2720 Decker Blvd., 10 miles northeast of downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. This will be dd’s Discounts third location in South Carolina and 270th overall in 20 states. Jake Dugan of JBL Asset Management represented the undisclosed landlord in the lease

Patrinely Group Tops Out 440,000 SF Office Project for HPE in Houston

HOUSTON — Patrinely Group, in a joint venture with USAA Real Estate and CDC Houston, has topped out the new 440,000-square-foot office building for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in North Houston. The building, construction of which began earlier this year, is located within the 2,000-acre Springwoods Village development and is expected to be complete in spring 2022. Amenities include a fitness center, café, kitchen, pharmacy, laboratory and office space, and a large central courtyard with …

Realty Capital, PointOne Break Ground on 266-Unit Apartment Community Near Fort Worth

MANSFIELD, TEXAS — A partnership between locally based firm Realty Capital Management and South Florida-based PointOne Holdings has broken ground on Phase II of Main Street Lofts, a project in the Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield that will add 266 apartments to the local supply. Phase II will deliver amenities such as a pool, fitness center, multiple lounges, resident clubhouse and access to walking and biking trails. JHP Architecture is designing the project, and NRP Construction is the …

Billingsley Completes 187,100 SF Office Project at International Business Park in Plano

PLANO, TEXAS — Locally based developer Billingsley Co. has completed a 187,100-square-foot project that is the first office building within International Business Park in Plano. The project also included the construction of a 9,000-square-foot amenity center on the campus that houses a fitness center, conference center and grab-and-go food service. Adolfson & Peterson served as the general contractor for the four-story office building, which is situated on 9.2 acres and includes a coffee …

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