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08/20/2014Developer Revises Plans for New Haven Olive Street Project

Aug. 20--NEW HAVEN -- A developer with city ties revised his plans for a major Olive Street development that extends back to Union Street, opening up more community space and making it less dense as the neighbors had asked. Noel Petra and John Greenspan pitched their vision at the Downtown/Wooster Management Team meeting Tuesday as they start the approval process to construct between 275 and ...
08/19/2014Derby Officials Grapple With Costly Sewer Project

Aug. 19--DERBY -- There's no question the city's antiquated wastewater treatment plant, failing pump stations and leaking pipes, in some cases held together with duct tape, need a major overhaul. The question is how will the city present a proposal to voters to upgrade the 50-year old deteriorating equipment and failing infrastructure in such a way that it doesn't hit taxpayers' pockets too ...
08/19/2014PZC To Hold Hearing on Condo Plan for Former Mystic Color Lab Site

Aug. 19--MYSTIC -- The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposal to modify a plan, already approved, that would convert the former Mystic Color Lab site into 55 luxury condominiums. The hearing is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Mystic Middle School. Edgewood Mac, LLC of Southport is seeking a master plan zone change and site plan approval to construct ...
08/19/2014Klarides Wants Conn. DOT to Reassess Woodbridge Road Project

Aug. 19--WOODBRIDGE -- State Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, is meeting Tuesday with residents opposed to a road project and wants the state Department of Transportation to "reassess" the plan because its engineering report was done in 2004. Klarides could not be reached for comment on a previous story about the issue this week. Part of the miscommunication was related to a reporter's telephone ...
08/18/2014Revel: Right Idea at Wrong Time and Place, Say Many

Aug. 18--ATLANTIC CITY -- Revel's waning days stand in stark contrast to just over three years ago, when its chief executive at the time, Kevin DeSanctis, wowed everyone at the East Coast Gaming Congress with his vision. Four months before, in early February 2011, Revel had secured $1.15 billion in new financing to finish construction, which had been halted for more than a year by the ...
08/18/2014Huge PPL Transmission Line Project Faces Opposition

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to take electricity generated near Pennsylvania's booming shale gas region and deliver it to New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. That's prompting ...
08/15/2014N.J. Gov. Christie Has No Regrets About Killing Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he has no regrets about canceling a rail tunnel project that would have increased commuter capacity between New Jersey and Manhattan. Christie spent more than six hours last week exchanging Twitter messages with delayed New Jersey Transit riders, some of whom blamed his 2010 cancellation of the project — known as Access to the Region's Core, or ...
08/14/2014Condo Resident Seeks Answers After Worker Falls to His Death in Connecticut

Aug. 14--SHELTON -- Joe Popowski is persistent and provocative. He might even be described as a pain in the posterior. But since a worker fell off a roof in Popowski's condominium complex and died in 2012, Popowski has been concerned that the same fate might befall someone else, and he has photos to show that men have been working on condo rooftops without safety harnesses. "A roofer died on ...
08/14/2014Greystar Buys Danbury 10-Acre Parcel for Apartment Complex

Aug. 14--DANBURY -- Hailed as a cornerstone of downtown Danbury's redevelopment efforts, a $70 million housing complex is moving forward. Officials with Greystar, the largest manager of multifamily housing in the nation, confirmed Wednesday they have purchased a 10-acre site off Kennedy Avenue this week for $7 million. The company plans to begin construction next month on 375 apartments ...
08/14/2014Christie Calls Summit on Future of Atlantic City

Aug. 14--Gov. Christie, in his first remarks about Atlantic City in the wake of news Tuesday that 3,200 more casino workers in the city would soon be out of jobs, announced Wednesday the convening of a summit next month on the resort's future. In a statement issued by his office, Christie -- who was traveling in Alabama and Mississippi to boost fellow GOP governors -- said there was "no doubt ...
08/13/2014Atlantic City's Makeover Would Work With Better Weather and Transportation

Aug. 13--There is no shortage of ideas about how to save Atlantic City. Turn one of the closed casinos into a family-friendly water park. Convert another into time shares. Take a page from Las Vegas and focus on non-gambling revenue sources -- concerts, spas, nightclubs. How much was Atlantic City casino revenue down in July? But readers and experts alike have pointed to two very basic ...
08/13/2014NYC Residential Construction Spending to Jump 50% This Year

Aug. 13--The city's rebound from the real estate crash will make significant progress this year with a 50% increase in construction, according to a report released Wednesday. But affordable housing advocates say they are being cautious about the progress. Developers will spend $10.2 billion on residential construction this year compared to the $6.8 billion it spent in 2013 according to the ...
08/13/2014Meeting Called in Atlantic City as 4th Casino, Revel, Prepares to Close

Aug. 13--Gov. Christie will convene a group of bipartisan political leaders and casino industry experts for a summit Sept. 8 on the future of Atlantic City, the governor's office announced Wednesday. The announcement was the Republican governor's first statement related to Atlantic City since Tuesday's news that Revel Casino Hotel would close by Sept. 10, putting 3,200 employees out of work. ...
08/13/2014Rowan-Rutgers Venture's First Budget Stresses Construction

Aug. 13--A Camden-based joint venture between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden will hire a project manager and spend most of its $10 million budget this year on developing a "health sciences" building in the city. The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors adopted a budget Tuesday that designates $8.3 million for a building, including property acquisition, construction, and ...
08/13/2014Sibling Developers Seek to build $30M Water Park in Antwerp

Aug. 13--ANTWERP -- Slipping, sliding, splashing and crashing could have a home in the town as soon as next year, as two siblings look to build a multi-million-dollar water park on Route 11. Developers Alan A. Taylor and Connie J. Mahar will take their plans for Cliffside Waterpark before the town's Planning Board at 6 p.m. today at the town office, 45 Main St., for preliminary approval. They ...
08/13/2014Proposed 105-Mile Pipeline Would Bring More Shale Gas to Region

Aug. 13--A consortium of New Jersey and Pennsylvania utilities wants to develop a 105-mile pipeline to deliver low-cost Marcellus Shale natural gas to East Coast customers, easing bottlenecks that caused price spikes last winter. The PennEast Pipeline Company L.L.C. on Tuesday announced plans to build a $1 billion, 30-inch diameter pipeline from Luzerne County to the Trenton area. Utilities ...
08/12/2014N.J. Sues 3 Glass companies, Alleging Substandard Work

Aug. 12--The state has filed a civil complaint against glass companies in Saddle Brook and Englewood, alleging they performed substandard work, failed to correct that work, failed to complete projects and used deficient home improvement contracts. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs filed the suit against Saddle Brook-based companies J&L Glass & Construction Corp. and Its All Glass ...
08/11/2014U.S. Regulators Approve 330-mile Canada-NYC Transmission Line

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have completed the environmental review of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City, the project's developer announced Monday. Albany-based Transmission Developers said the U.S. Department of Energy's approval of the environmental impact statement clears the way for final permitting of the ...
08/11/2014Rainbow Bridge's $4M Bus Plaza Upgrade to Start Aug. 18

Aug. 11--Canada-bound motorists should eventually find it easier to exit at the end of the Rainbow Bridge. That may not become a reality, however, until May 2015 when a $4.2 million renovation of the bridge plaza bus processing facility is completed. Work on the project is expected to begin Aug. 18. "This bus processing project is intended to upgrade the port to better handle the steady stream ...
08/11/20145 Years In, Frustrated New Havenites Await Bridge as Costs Rise

Aug. 11--NEW HAVEN -- Five years after the ill-fated State Street Bridge project began, nearby business owners roll their eyes and laugh sarcastically when they are told the latest official projection of when it finally will be open: the spring of 2015. They have heard many predictions since 2009 and none of them came true. On the website of the project inspector, GM2 Associates, the engineers ...
08/11/2014Developer To Begin $90M Jersey City Hotel

A developer is set to begin a rehabilitation of a decades-old former bank building in Jersey City, with plans to transform it into a new 258-room boutique hotel in the city's Exchange Place section. The $90 million project by Concord Hospitality Enterprises is set to begin Aug. 11, NJBIZ has learned. The plan calls for the renovation and expansion of the existing 10-story building at One ...
08/09/2014NYS Eyes $150M Hotel Complex in Niagara Falls

Aug. 09--NIAGARA FALLS -- The long-vacant Rainbow Centre Mall building is getting a new lease on life in the form of a $150 million hotel complex being billed as "Wonder Falls." Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Niagara Falls Friday to announce that Uniland Development Co. of Buffalo and its partners will serve preferred developers for 200,000 square feet of empty space inside the former mall ...
08/08/2014Uniland Named Developer of $150M Niagara Falls Mixed-Use Project

Aug. 08--NIAGARA FALLS -- A $150 million redevelopment of one of Niagara Falls' most famous "white elephants" was announced today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as part of the Buffalo Billion initiative. Uniland Development will build a 300-room hotel with a spa, restaurants, a water park, retail and a Nick Wallenda daredevil center on the downtown site of the old Rainbow Centre Mall. The project ...
08/08/2014For Camden Neighborhood, Park Project To Open Up River Path

Aug. 08--The officials drove their cars around semitrucks and shipping crates, and parked in the large space between a licorice factory and Camden County's wastewater treatment plant. This industrial five-acre lot in Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood is slated to become Phoenix Park come spring. It would be the neighborhood's first access point to the Delaware River -- and a welcome ...
08/08/2014Project Will Install 280-foot Dispatch Tower in North Tonawanda

Aug. 08--Niagara County's $10 million project to upgrade the radio dispatching system has made its way to North Tonawanda's fire headquarters, where a 280-foot tower will be installed next month. "This will put us at a higher frequency for North Tonawanda fire and will give us better radio quality. Now, there are times when our guys can't hear across town, and this will really help us with ...

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