Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
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
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
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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Apr 13th 2020 | Posted in News, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of Raleigh hotel and office tower

North Carolina – The city of Raleigh extended its deadline for a request for information (RFI) as it seeks project options to develop a downtown convention center hotel and an office tower. Acknowledging the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said they are committed to exploring project options for the development on two vacant […]

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Mar 13th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Massachusetts – The city of Fall River is drafting a new request for proposals (RFP) to seek a developer who will purchase and redevelop the site of the former Bedford Street police station. City officials said their goal is to issue a RFP with a response deadline of April 24. They are targeting start of construction […]

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Mar 6th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Academic Sciences Building plan

Texas Tech University System regents approved funding on February 28 for the design and programming of a new $85 million Academic Sciences Building at the Lubbock campus. The facility would comprise two buildings totaling 150,000 to 160,000 square feet adjacent to the campus’ original chemistry and science buildings. Research and teaching laboratory space for geosciences, […]

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Feb 28th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The University of Texas System board of regents amended the system’s capital improvement plan on February 27 to include a $60 million project that includes a new basketball and rowing training facility. Regents approved the project to replace the Denton A. Cooley Pavilion basketball training facility after it is decommissioned following completion of the Moody […]

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Feb 7th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Fort Worth City Council moved closer to the design phase of the $400 million to $500 million expansion of the city’s convention center by naming a Design Review Committee. The committee is expected to meet over the next two years and provide recommendations to City Council. Discussions have focused on expansion of the convention center’s […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The city of Amarillo’s plans to renovate the Amarillo Civic Center Complex earned the support of a citizen executive committee that recommended a $319 million project to be funded by voter-approved debt. At a City Council work session on January 21, the committee recommended several amenities including a new 75,600-square-foot exhibit space, a 10,100-seat arena, […]

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Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Idaho – Boise State University plans to move forward with renovating Albertsons Stadium, starting with upgrades to the stadium’s east side. Renovations will include a complete remodel of the stadium’s east side, such as an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities, premium seating, a new academic center, and a dedicated home for BroncoLife. The project does […]

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Dec 16th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this month for the development and operation of a new performing arts center in The Woodlands Town Center. The MOU will allow for studies to be conducted prior to a final agreement between the Township and the Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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

The city of Allen approved a feasibility study for an estimated $54 million 149,000-square-foot recreation center to open in spring 2023 on Exchange Parkway. Based on public feedback, the City Council is prioritizing features for the center that include two gymnasiums, indoor play spaces, indoor walking and jogging track, and group fitness areas. City leaders […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) finalized its master plan in November with a projected vision to provide 5.3 million gross square feet of new space to accommodate a 45,000-student enrollment. New academic, research, and administrative space will be clustered near the current campus center and will vary from three to five stories. The master plan […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) will need contractors when it begins the next phases of its overhaul of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A contractor has been chosen for the first phase of this $450 million renovation, set to begin in January 2020. The first phase will total $53 million. Funding will be split […]

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Nov 1st 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Four Tyler mayors convened a press conference October 29 to announce the city’s plans to build a new $21 million conference and convention center among several improvements at the Rose Garden Complex. Current Mayor Martin Heines said the first phase of the project would include construction of the conference and convention center facilities as well […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Consultants presented four options to League City officials for building new libraries and expanding their current library. Each of the options is estimated to cost a minimum of $100 million total. The city’s Hellen Hall Library was built in 1985 at 29,000 square feet – the same size it is now. It serves a population […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia – Charlottesville leaders are considering a plan to consolidate administrations for the city, police department, and school services into a 200,000-square-foot office complex. Charlottesville’s city manager suggested the complex also could feature affordable housing, retail space, and 400 parking spaces. City and school administrative functions are spread across four locations, including the current City Hall […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Councilmembers in Weatherford deliberated the feasibility of building a new a hotel-convention center at their work session August 27, and City Manager Sharon Hayes said they are looking for a private partner. After the passage of HB 4347 that consolidated 22 standalone bills into one piece of legislation, Weatherford is now eligible for a program […]

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Aug 26th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Grimes County commissioners approved a procurement timeline on August 14 for a $12.1 million justice center next to the county jail. Commissioners set a schedule that will begin with the release of bid plans on September 4. Submissions will be due October 10, and the bid award date will be October 30. Officials expect construction of […]

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Jul 12th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

After securing $54 million in certificates of obligation earlier this year, Potter County commissioners recently approved a $4 million contract for design services for a new county courthouse building. Architects will be responsible for developing the courthouse design as well as construction and bid documents. The $64 million project would build a new courts building […]

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Jul 8th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state is soliciting a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the World Trade Center Site 5. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the RFP, which calls for a developer to lease or purchase and redevelop the […]

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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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