Jun 7th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Officials at the City of Pearland are planning to build a new, freestanding Westside Library to open in late 2022 in a $60 million tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) at Shadow Creek Parkway and Kirby Drive. The estimated $14.5 million branch library would be almost four times the size of the current library, which is […]

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May 24th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Momentum is building for a proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center with a unanimous vote by the City Council for a $1.2 billion plan on May 23. Council members authorized city staff members to research financing for the expansion as the next step in the process. The council’s vote represents a recent shift in support […]

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May 17th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Aransas County Courthouse in 2014

Commissioners in Aransas County jumpstarted the Downtown Anchor Project by withdrawing all requests for qualifications (RFQ) for architect proposals at their meeting on May 13 . Rockport councilmembers were expected to follow suit. The project, which includes a new Aransas County courthouse and Rockport city hall, received commissioners’ approval to rebid the RFQ and allow […]

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Apr 12th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Tennessee- In November the state approved a Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) of roughly three square miles for the city of Memphis. A sports complex would be the centerpiece of this $100 million project to rehabilitate the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Once the complex is built, the city plans to find someone to run the $40 million facility. […]

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Mar 29th 2019 | Posted in Education, Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Texas A&M-San Antonio has hired a construction manager to assist with its Academic and Administration Building project. A request for proposals will be released April 3 to subcontractors and suppliers. The project entails construction of a 58,000-square-foot, mission-style brick and stone facade building. In addition to providing office space for administration staff, the building will […]

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Mar 13th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Missouri– Jackson County will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an owner’s representative services for a new jail. An owner’s representative manages all aspects of a construction project on behalf of an investor or developer. The county recently formed a working group for project development of the new jail. A consultant team explored new […]

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Mar 6th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Texas– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $652 million to benefit unmet housing recovery needs. This is the third allocation of funding from HUD for Harvey recovery efforts, and will provide additional restoration resources for homes, businesses and infrastructure impacted by the storm. These funds, provided from the Community Development […]

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Mar 21st 2018 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Florida– Florida lawmakers approved $487 million in the annual Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) program for the 2018-19 academic year. This also includes $33 million in funding contingent on reimbursements from the federal government related to emergency spending during Hurricane Irma. Under the PECO program, the university system will have $112 million in individual projects […]

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Feb 2nd 2018 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The Bellaire City Council approved the site plan and traffic study for a $137 million project to rebuild Bellaire High School on its original site. The city’s approval allows the Houston Independent School District to move forward with the final design and construction phase of the project that was approved in a 2012 bond election. […]

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Jun 28th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Ron Kim

Nevada– On June 15, an estimated 1,300 people gathered at the Green Valley Ranch Resort to learn about the estimated $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium being built for the Oakland Raiders when they relocate to Las Vegas for the 2020 National Football League season. Details about the Las Vegas stadium project were shared and […]

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Jun 21st 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure, P3/PPP, Vertical by Ron Kim

Florida– Orange County officials have been discussing the expansion of the Orange County Convention Center since 2014. The county hired a Missouri-based architecture company to conduct a feasibility study and recommendations included a parking garage, shuttle system and better connector between the North and South concourse. Expanding the 2.1 million square foot exhibition floor space […]

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May 3rd 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Indiana- Judges of the Marion Circuit and Superior Courts announced that civil and criminal courts will be relocated from the Indianapolis City-County Building to a proposed Criminal Justice Complex on the southside of the city. The County’s Circuit and Superior Courts are planning to build a more effective, efficient, and reformative court system that allows the […]

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Mar 15th 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Kristin Gordon

Is it our responsibility to save the environment for future generations? Most of us make small efforts each day or go to great extremes to keep the Earth healthy. When did we become so green-minded? In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced Energy Star as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and […]

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Jan 4th 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Priscilla Loebenberg

Increases in home construction, nonresidential building and government construction are keeping U.S. builders busy. Gains in all three categories have reached their highest annual rate in more than a decade, reaching $1.18 trillion. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6 percent increase in October. For […]

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Feb 18th 2015 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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“Every American deserves a place to call home where they can successfully raise their kids, enhance their financial security and build a better life,” said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro  as he recently announced nearly $1.8 billion in funding for public housing authorities. Public housing authorities in all 50 […]

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Jan 30th 2015 | Posted in Opportunities, Vertical by J Lyn Carl
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There’s a building boom going on in Sacramento – and the result is a huge uptick in construction activity and job opportunities. A former soup company facility will now become a warehouse facility for a major retailer, thanks to tax incentives from the city, and will create about 300 jobs.  Bonney Field, a soccer stadium […]

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Dec 18th 2014 | Posted in P3/PPP, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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A new mixed-use project is being planned at the site of an old mall in El Paso. Dubbed “Metro 31,” the project (as seen in accompanying artist’s rendering) is on a 31-acre site. The project will feature retail and residential space and will include more than 370 apartment units, 75 affordable units and 43 live/work […]

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Dec 18th 2014 | Posted in Education, P3/PPP, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Facing a growing demand for student housing at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has forced university officials to be a little creative. As a result, the university’s Board of Trustees has authorized UConn officials to negotiate an agreement to buy the Nathan Hale Inn. University officials would like to use the inn, which is located […]

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Dec 18th 2014 | Posted in Education, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Indiana University is among the first institutions of higher education in the United States to use tax-exempt “green bonds” financing for building construction needs that also encourage sustainability. Green bonds are a relatively new financing tool in the American bond market. They allow investors to support sustainability and protection of the environment. Projects can range […]

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Dec 10th 2014 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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City officials in Tacoma, Washington, are studying the construction by a developer of a 24-story hotel in the downtown area. The two 240-foot towers would be near the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (pictured). Yareton Investment & Management has proposed construction of the facility on a two-acre plot. One of the towers would be […]

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Dec 10th 2014 | Posted in Education, Technology, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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A partnership between the University of South Carolina, IBM and Fluor Corp. will result in the development of a technology research center on the USC campus. The center is hoped to help attract additional companies to the area as an “information destination,” according to USC President Harris Pastides. The proposal is geared toward helping businesses […]

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Dec 3rd 2014 | Posted in Education, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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If President Tony Frank has his way, Colorado State University will build a new stadium on its campus, possibly without the use of funds from tuition, fees or state support. Frank recently recommended to the Board of Governors that the university build a new stadium either at a pared down cost of about $195 million […]

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Dec 3rd 2014 | Posted in P3/PPP, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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If a Florida developer has his way, the Las Olas Marina and an adjacent parking lot in Fort Lauderdale will be turned into a $200 million premier hotel/marina resort. The developer is hoping to use a special public-private partnership (P3) allowed under state law to turn the city-owned facility into a center with space for […]

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Dec 3rd 2014 | Posted in Infrastructure, Opportunities, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Public works projects in Montana will get much-needed attention if Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget passes. His proposal, which he recommends to be paid for with issue of debt for two-thirds of the funds and one-third coming from cash, will go before the State Legislature next year.

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