Feb 15th 2023 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Houston Spaceport 960 x 640 340x240 Houston Spaceport releases plans for Phase 2 development

The Houston Spaceport plans to add new tenants and release plans for a customer-focused Phase 2 development. The spaceport launches and lands suborbital, reusable launch vehicles as well as office spaces located on the southeast side of Ellington Airport. Currently, the spaceport has leased land to three major tenants that are in different stages of […]

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Jan 20th 2023 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Virginia Aquarium 340x240 Virginia aquarium personnel proposing $200M renovation
Courtesy of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center near the oceanfront is due for renovation. The plan is to renovate the 40-year-old main building by modernizing exhibit spaces and allowing for an African penguin’s exhibit. This exhibit will include a rocky shore with nesting boxes, a shallow swimming area and a deep pool for diving. The […]

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Sep 16th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
fort worth logo 1 340x191 Fort Worth restarts plans to renovate convention center

The city of Fort Worth has approved a design firm for the first phase of the renovation of the city-owned convention center. This phase is expected to begin construction in mid-2023 and be completed in 2026. The expansion project will take place in two phases and the facility will remain operational during both. The first […]

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Sep 2nd 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay jail fence wire 340x240 Beltrami County Board hears jail feasibility study findings, seeks public input
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Minnesota – The Beltrami County Jail Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study has been completed and the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners met on August 24 to discuss the findings. Recent inspections of the jail have revealed a lack of storage space, a central control area, proper visitation spaces, staff training spaces, and program spaces for inmates. In order […]

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Aug 19th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Pexels jail cell 340x240 Dallas County to study needs of building/renovating jail
Photo courtesy of Pexels

Dallas County commissioners have agreed to move forward with a study on whether to renovate or build a new county jail. There also will be the formation of a building study committee to review the current state of the jail and criminal courthouse, including infrastructure, environmental concerns, safety issues, capacity for operations, current work processes […]

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Mar 30th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Richardson City Hall   Library 340x240 Richardson to seek CMAR for library, City Hall renovations in early 2023
Richardson City Hall and Library

Richardson officials anticipate beginning procurement for a construction manager at risk (CMAR) in the second quarter of 2023 on renovations to both the city’s library and City Hall. Voters approved a $64 million bond proposition in November 2021 that included $36.1 million for library renovations and $22.4 million for work on the first phase of […]

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Feb 18th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Bastrop County Community Center rendering 340x240 Bastrop County planning community center, emergency response facility
Bastrop County Community Center rendering

Bastrop County invites contractors to attend a pre-bid meeting at 11 a.m. February 24 for a project to build a new community center that could double as a facility for disaster recovery teams in the event of a natural disaster. The county plans to build an 11,884-square-foot facility on American Legion Drive that will act […]

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Jan 5th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Amarillo Hardware 340x240 Amarillo council approves $24M to renovate hardware site into city hall

Amarillo councilmembers on December 14 authorized the sale of $23.9 million in bonds to fund the renovation of Amarillo Hardware into a new City Hall. Earlier this year, the City Council had approved the sale of $35 million in certificates of obligation to fund the project, but a lawsuit delayed that action until the case […]

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Nov 30th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Metro EOC rendering 340x240 Solicitation expected soon for Metros $56M emergency operations center
Metro emergency operations center rendering

Departmental coordination and environmental reviews are underway at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) on a proposed $56 million emergency operations center. According to a presentation to Metro’s Capital & Strategic Planning Committee earlier this month, the authority plans to initiate acquisition activities in January 2022 and begin procurement soon. Following Hurricane Harvey […]

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Nov 17th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
El Paso downtown arena model 340x240 El Paso council reboots plans for arena
El Paso downtown arena model

El Paso councilmembers took action this week to resolve a long legal battle with an historic preservationist over an area of Union Plaza where a new arena had been planned. At its November 9 meeting, the City Council discussed the matter in executive session before emerging to direct staff to seek options for resolution to […]

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Nov 11th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
NC New Hanover County Project Grace renderings 1 340x240 New county library museum to anchor downtown Wilmington
New Hanover County - Project Grace renderings

North Carolina – Designs are underway for New Hanover County’s plans to build a county building for a new public library next to the Cape Fear Museum as part of the “Project Grace” redevelopment project. The county is redeveloping a 3-acre county-owned block in downtown Wilmington that will transform the county’s downtown Public Library, a parking […]

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Oct 19th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 340x240 Dallas forecasts $2.2B in HOT revenues to contribute to convention center redo
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Dallas councilmembers approved a financing strategy on October 13 that could generate $2.2 billion in estimated revenues for a new or extensively renovated Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The city will focus on leveraging revenue bond capacity assured by local Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) generation, enacting an ordinance that results in the development of a […]

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Oct 11th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Borlaug Center 340x240 Texas A&M planning $49M renovation of Borlaug Crop Improvement Center
Borlaug Center

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) is advancing the $49 million renovation of the Borlaug Southern Crop Improvement Center to the design phase. About 85,000 square feet of Building 1513 at the center will be repurposed to house the Department of Nutrition and the Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture. This renovation will create 24,000 […]

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Aug 19th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
LA Ascension Parish Prairieview HS illustration 340x240 Louisiana school district to re bid high school project in 3 4 months
Ascension Parish - Prairieview High School illustration

Louisiana – Ascension Public Schools trustees authorized staff to re-bid the construction contract for a new Prairieview High School after previous bids came in over the district’s budget. The district budgeted $79.5 million for the new campus, but the lowest bid came in at $100 million due to rising construction costs. Under the new plan, the […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Brownwood event center rendering 340x240 Brownwood preparing solicitations for $8.9M multipurpose event center
Brownwood event center rendering

The city of Brownwood intends to advertise for bids later this summer to construct a $8.9 million multipurpose event center and pavilion. One project goal is to create a new rentable multipurpose event space with indoor and outdoor components to help facilitate events and conventions that will bolster the local economy and business growth. Construction […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Austin Convention Center 340x240 Demolition of Austin Convention Center on the table as expansion talks continue
Austin Convention Center

Austin Convention Center representatives presented expansion options to the Downtown Commission on July 21 that included one alternative to demolish the existing center. A $1.3 billion plan includes the demolition and reconstruction of the existing center in the second and third phases. City staff members are developing a financial plan and proof of concept using […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
FL Largo City Hall rendering WEB 340x240 Largo city hall enters design development phase
Largo City Hall rendering

Florida – Largo city officials anticipate moving into a formal design development phase of the city’s $55 million project to develop a new city hall downtown. This new central facility is intended to promote the redevelopment of the West Bay Drive downtown corridor into mixed-use space in support of the city’s strategic initiatives of public health […]

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Jul 6th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
El Paso Chicago public safety facility rendering 340x193 El Paso planning design build contract for $79.1M public safety complex

The city of El Paso is preparing design-build documents for an estimated $79.1 million public safety complex featuring police and fire academies. Additional campus facilities would include a logistics center and fire department headquarters. At their June 22 regular meeting, El Paso councilmembers unanimously approved a contract for an architectural and engineering services firm to […]

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May 24th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
McKinney Municipal Complex Concept Drawings WEB 340x240 McKinney unveils design concepts for Municipal Community Complex
McKinney Municipal Complex Concept Drawings

New designs for the city of McKinney’s new Municipal Community Complex are incorporating historic and communal concepts. Architects presented new concept designs at the City Council on May 18 that focused on floor plans for Council Chambers and various city departments to be housed in the building that will be generally north of East Virginia […]

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May 18th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
HI Aloha Stadium Entertainment District rendering 340x240 Aloha Stadium Authority to launch real estate RFPs in July
Aloha Stadium Entertainment District rendering

Hawaii – The Aloha Stadium Authority voted on May 6 to demolish the 46-year-old stadium to make way for a mixed-use development that could include residential, retail, entertainment, hotel, office, and other spaces. The date for demolition of the existing facility will not be known until the request for proposals (RFP) phase is completed for the […]

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Apr 30th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Port of Palacios commercial center 340x240 Port of Palacios embarks on study to expand, diversify commercial profile
Port of Palacios commercial center

The Matagorda County Navigation District #1 is reaching out to the private sector to study the feasibility of expanding and diversifying the Port of Palacios’ commercial profile. To achieve this ambition, the port will hire a consultant to help it explore options for acquiring additional land, partnering with private parties, and exploring new commercial opportunities. […]

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Apr 22nd 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
MN Rice Memorial Hospital 340x240 Minnesota city considering hotel conference center procurement
Rice Memorial Hospital

Minnesota – After discussing a draft request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a hotel connected to a downtown hospital, Willmar Community Development Committee members instructed staff to continue conversations with hospital officials. City staff envision a boutique hotel-conference center connected by skyway or tunnel to the city-owned Rice Memorial Hospital, which is operated by […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Taylor County courthouse 340x240 Historical Commission awards $20M in grants for courthouse restorations
Taylor County courthouse

The Texas Historical Commission approved more than $20.03 million in state grants for the full restoration, planning of renovations, or emergency projects at nine county courthouses on June 17. Taylor County will receive $5.98 million to restore its 1915 three-story brick courthouse by removing a non-historic addition, above-grade utilities, and asphalt that currently extends to […]

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May 15th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Henderson Pavilion 340x240 Henderson considering new event center, police station
Proposed site of Henderson Event Center

Nevada – The city of Henderson released an economic impact study on a proposed 6,000-seat events center to replace the city’s weather-damaged Henderson Pavilion. If approved, the Henderson Event Center would replace the pavilion and generate an estimated annual economic impact between $17.2 million and $26 million, annual wages and salaries of venue personnel between $6.3 […]

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May 3rd 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Lubbock County Expo Center 340x240 Lubbock County drafting RFQ for expo center construction manager contract
Rendering of Lubbock Expo Center

Lubbock County is continuing with its plans for a new expo center despite a drop in hotel occupancy that would help fund the project. County commissioners authorized design and engineering of the Lubbock County Expo Center on April 27. The expo’s steering committee also won Lubbock City Council approval of a zoning change request in […]

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