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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 …

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 …

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