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Stahl to Build Two High School Additions in Ankeny, Iowa

ANKENY, IOWA — Ankeny Community School District has hired Stahl to build additions to Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School. Combined costs for the two projects are $24 million. Stahl will begin construction this summer with completion scheduled in time for the 2021-2022 school year. The additions will increase capacity at each school from 1,400 to 1,860 students. Last year, Ankeny ranked as the 10th-fastest growing city in the country, according to the U.S. Census

Medistar, Texas A&M Release Name, Updated Plans for $401M Houston Campus

HOUSTON — A public-private partnership between Houston-based developer Medistar Corp. and Texas A&M University has branded its new, $401 million medical and engineering campus in Houston and released updated plans for the ensuing phases of construction. The new campus, which is situated on five acres at the intersection of Holcombe Boulevard and Main Street near the Texas Medical Center, will be known as Texas A&M Innovation Plaza. New construction plans include the development of a …

Oregon Reopens 28 Counties, Including Limited Retail, Restaurant Services

PORTLAND, ORE. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown approved reopening for 28 of 33 counties in the state on Friday, May 15. The counties, which met all of Oregon’s safety and preparedness prerequisites for reopening amid a declining prevalence of COVID-19, will begin Phase One opening. Additionally, all retail statewide was approved to open, except for shopping centers and malls in counties not entering Phase One reopening status. Retail businesses that are reopening must maintain social …

Northern California County Expands Stage 2 Reopening for Lower-Risk Workplaces

NEVADA COUNTY, CALIF. — Nevada County has received approval from the State of California to move further into Stage 2 reopening related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Located east of Sacramento and just across the state border from Reno, Nevada, the county is among the first in California to receive approval of its readiness plan. County businesses are encouraged to prepare to safely reopen, if they fit into the Stage 2 sectors in the California Recovery Plan outlined in the Resilience …

Skanska USA Delivers $189M Building for University of South Florida Within Water Street Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — Skanska USA has delivered University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute, a 13-story, 395,000-square-foot building that will bring 1,800 students, staff and faculty to Water Street Tampa. The building features a 400-seat auditorium, clinical teaching labs and research laboratories, office space and a wellness center. Skanska USA and design firm HOK began construction in August 2017. Additionally, the Morsani College of Medicine is situated a …

C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on $38M Reconstruction of Menifee Valley Middle School in California

MENIFEE, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos. has broken ground on the reconstruction of Menifee Valley Middle School, located at 26255 Garbani Road in Menifee. The $38 million, 71,277-square-foot project will help transition the campus to a magnet school focused on visual and performing arts. The redevelopment includes the addition of two new classroom buildings, restorations to the Visual and Performing Arts Center, construction of an open-concept library and renovations to existing locker …

New York City Shuts Down Entire Subway System for Unprecedented Overnight Disinfection

NEW YORK CITY — In an unprecedented response to unclean conditions amid the COVID-19 outbreak, New York City has ceased its 24-hour subway system, implementing overnight closures beginning in the early morning on May 6. The system’s 472 stations closed for deep cleaning from 1:00 a.m to 5:00 a.m. and will remain closed during those hours until further notice. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the shutdown in response to unsafe conditions, including increased crime and homeless sheltering …

Watermark, Horizons for Homeless Children to Construct 140,000 SF Learning Center in Metro Boston

ROXBURY, MASS. — A joint venture of Watermark Development Inc. and Horizons for Homeless Children will construct a 140,000-square-foot learning center in Roxbury, a southern suburb of Boston. Located at 1785 Columbus Ave., the center will serve 225 children ranging in age from two months to five years. Horizons, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families, will use part of the building as its headquarters. The project is expected to …

Easterly Government Properties Buys 51,647 SF VA Outpatient Facility in Chico, California

CHICO, CALIF. — Washington, D.C.-based Easterly Government Properties has purchased a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in Chico. Terms of the transaction, including acquisition price and name of the seller, were not released. Chico is home to the largest state veteran population in the country, according to the buyer. The facility is part of the Northern California Health Care System and is a built-to-suit clinic that was completed in mid-2019. The property was …

MTA Completes Manhattan-Brooklyn Train Tunnel Repairs

NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has completed repairs of its L train tunnel, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 12-month project repaired damage to the tunnel caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Under a revised plan from state Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the deans of the Cornell University and Columbia University engineering schools, the project was completed in three months less than its original 15-month estimation, which also included a complete shut-down …

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