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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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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