Oct 19th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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
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

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
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

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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