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Whiting-Turner Starts Construction of 700-Bed Residence Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder

BOULDER, COLO. — Construction is underway on Williams Village East, a 178,000-square-foot, 700-bed residence hall located at the University of Colorado Boulder. The design-build team for the project consists of KWK Architects, alm2s and Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. The $96.7 million residence hall is being built in accordance with LEED Gold standards, and will include solar panels, LED lighting, recycling areas, occupancy sensor lighting, green outlets and thermostats in each room. The..

December 14, 2017

Joint Venture Breaks Ground for 319-Unit Apartment Property in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — High Street Residential and Northwestern Mutual have broken ground for Glasshouse, a five-story, Class A residential mixed-use building located in Pittsburgh’s historic glassmaking district. Slated for completion in summer 2019, the property will feature 319 apartments in a mix of studio, one-, one+den, and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 665 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Additionally, the property will offer ground-floor restaurant retail space and 335 indoor..

December 14, 2017

Greystar Underway on 13-Acre Mixed-Use Community in Metro Dallas

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS — Greystar is developing Elan Flower Mound, a mixed-use community that will be situated on 13 acres in the northern Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metro of Flower Mound. The property will feature 426 apartments ranging in size from 493 to 1,558 square feet, as well as 40 townhomes ranging in size from 1,309 to 1,848 square feet. Amenities will include a theater room, pool, fitness center, dog park and bike repair area. Designed by Meeks + Partners, the project will also deliver..

December 14, 2017

Brookhaven City Council OKs New $1.3B Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital

BROOKHAVEN, GA. — The Brookhaven City Council has approved a community investment agreement that will allow Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to move forward with a new pediatric campus in the city of Brookhaven, roughly 11 miles north of downtown Atlanta. CHOA unveiled plans for the $1.3 billion project earlier this year. The new campus will include a 446-bed replacement hospital, support buildings, a physical plant, more than 20 acres of greenspace and the Center for Advanced..

December 14, 2017

Loudermilk Cos. Tops Off Construction of 120,000 SF Medical Office Building in Buckhead

ATLANTA — The Loudermilk Cos. has topped off construction of 371 East Paces Ferry, a nine-story, 120,000-square-foot medical office building in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. George Olmstead of Cushman & Wakefield is handling the property’s leasing assignment, and recently secured a 3,576-square-foot lease with Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta LLC. The company will join other committed tenants including Concord Pharmacy, Piedmont Medical Care Corp., Peachtree Dermatology and Kalos..

December 14, 2017

A. Altman Co. to Develop 36,410 SF Pediatric Care Facility in North Canton, Ohio

NORTH CANTON, OHIO — The A. Altman Co. has unveiled plans to develop a new 36,410-square-foot pediatric care facility in North Canton, about 20 miles south of Akron. The Akron Children’s North Canton Medical Center will be part of the Aultman Health Foundation North Campus. Akron Children’s entered into a long-term ground lease at the property. The move will allow the children’s hospital to consolidate operations from three locations around Stark County under one roof. The first floor..

December 14, 2017

Ralphs Debuts New Store Design at Portola Plaza in Mission Viejo

MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. — Ralphs Grocery Co. is re-opening its remodeled Portola Plaza supermarket in North Mission Viejo following more than three months of ceiling-to-floor renovations. The 41,500-square-foot Ralphs features Ralphs Fresh Fare décor with new departments, services and a layout that improves customers' shopping experience while helping to conserve energy and reduce waste. The Portola Plaza supermarket will be Ralphs' 61st Fresh Fare store. The remodeled Ralphs store..

December 14, 2017

Tech Manufacturer Finisar to Open 700,000 SF Plant in Sherman Using $390M Grant from Apple

SHERMAN, TEXAS — Finisar, a California-based manufacturer of optical communications components used in Apple products, will open a 700,000-square-foot, previously shuttered manufacturing plant in Sherman. Funding for the project stems from a $390 million grant provided by Apple Inc. The awarding of the grant will enable Finisar, which already operates a plant in Allen, to increase its research and development spending and up its production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs),..

December 13, 2017

IKEA Opens 290,000 SF Store in Grand Prairie

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has opened a 290,000-square-foot store in Grand Prairie. The store is the company’s fourth location in Texas, with plans to open stores in the San Antonio and Fort Worth areas in 2019 underway. Construction of the store created about 500 new jobs, with an additional 250 workers joining the IKEA team as it became operational.

December 13, 2017

Crane Capital, Westmont Receive $18.7M Construction Loan for Houston Astros’ Hotel in South Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Crane Capital Group Inc., in partnership with Westmont Hospitality Group, has received an $18.7 million construction loan for the conversion of a vacant office tower in West Palm Beach into a 191-room hotel. Scott Wadler and Wesley Hightower of HFF arranged the three-year, fixed-rate loan through Woodforest National Bank on behalf of the joint venture, which acquired the vacant Forum Office tower earlier this year. The redeveloped 10-story hotel, located roughly five..

December 13, 2017