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08/26/2014Ciminelli Unveils Plan for 600 Apartments at Central Park Plaza Site

Aug. 26--A $70 MILLION HOUSING DEVELOPMENT -- the largest of its kind on the East Side in decades -- is coming to the struggling Fillmore-Leroy neighborhood. Some 600 rental units -- a combination of four-story apartments, three-story walk-up flats and two-story townhouses supporting a mixture of incomes -- will be built on 27 acres on the site of the former Central Park Plaza, developer LP ...
08/26/2014Private Dorm Proposed Near UAlbany

Aug. 26--Albany A Maryland developer is proposing 292 beds of for-profit student housing on a vacant acre across Washington Avenue from the University at Albany. The five-story building next to Exit 2 of Interstate 90 would not be affiliated with any local college and would be the first private dorm near the sprawling state campus. Separately, plans are percolating for a 500-bed dormitory on ...
08/26/2014Tax Break Helps Gap to Expand New York Distribution Center

FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Gap, Inc. plans to expand its distribution center in the Hudson Valley, adding up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years while investing $96 million into upgrading the facility. The San Francisco-based clothing retailer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the company will expand its 14-year-old property in the Dutchess County town of Fishkill, on the Hudson River ...
08/26/2014Stamford Shuts Down Construction at Harbor Point for Pollution Problem

Aug. 26--STAMFORD -- The city shut down construction of a residential building in the Harbor Point complex after particles of white Styrofoam insulation dusted the adjacent channel of the west leg of Stamford Harbor, state and local officials confirmed Monday. Robert DeMarco, the city's chief building official, said Monday the worksite at 100 Washington Boulevard was shut down Thursday and ...
08/26/2014Mystic Seaport Planning $10.5M Exhibit Building, Wants PZC Permission

Aug. 26--MYSTIC -- Mystic Seaport is seeking permission from the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission to construct a striking $10.5 million exhibit building at the north end of the museum grounds. Plans call for tearing down the Packard Cabin and North Boat Shed and a section of the G.W. Blunt White Library, which are located around Anchor Circle, the site of the annual carol sing each ...
08/25/2014Construction Starts on Precision Wash at Northland Plaza in Watertown

Aug. 25--WATERTOWN -- Construction workers have begun building a Precision Wash car wash outside Northland Plaza off Eastern Boulevard -- a project that is expected to improve the look of the long-vacant parcel. DC Builders of Watertown, the general contractor for the project, started construction about two weeks ago on the 3,300-square-foot building near State CS Employees Federal Credit ...
08/25/2014Brunswick Debuts New Water-Sports Facility

Aug. 25--Brunswick School dived into a new athletic era on Monday with the opening of a water-sports complex on its King Street campus. The $18 million facility is the new home of the school's swimming, diving and water polo programs. Brunswick's water-sports teams previously trained and competed in meets and matches at the YMCA's downtown building. "Bringing our water-sports teams on campus ...
08/23/2014Supervisors Move Closer to Eminent Domain Use for Airport Project

Aug. 23--QUEENSBURY -- Warren County supervisors are a step closer to using eminent domain to take property around the county airport from a landowner, despite new concerns raised Friday by opponents of a plan to extend the airport's main runway. The county Board of Supervisors Facilities Committee voted to forward the project to the full Board of Supervisors after finding that taking the ...
08/22/2014Albany Convention Center Releases New Drawing

Aug. 22--ALBANY -- The authority charged with building the downtown convention center released the final rendering of the proposed $66.5 million facility Friday as it also approved a six-year deal with management firm SMG to run it. The Albany Convention Center Authority released the image of the planned Albany Capital Center the day before a developer plans to implode the 11-story Wellington ...
08/22/2014Lack of Office Space Drives UAlbany to Off-Campus Sites for New Program

Aug. 22--ALBANY -- One reason one of the first companies to join the University at Albany's START-UP NY program may locate off-campus is that the school doesn't have a lot of empty office space. START-UP NY, a new economic development program started by the Cuomo administration, allows start-up companies that move to SUNY campuses to operate free of state taxes for up to 10 years. Schools are ...
08/21/2014Drafts on Scaffold Law Sought

Aug. 21--ALBANY -- The Center for Popular Democracy, a labor-backed advocacy group that supports New York's controversial Scaffold Law, wants to see all the drafts of a controversial report authored by SUNY's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and paid for by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance, a business-backed organization that opposes Scaffold Law. The Alliance paid almost $83,000 for ...
08/21/2014Middletown Officials Tout New Solar Roof at Remington Rand

Aug. 21--MIDDLETOWN -- A new solar roof is expected to provide more than 90 percent of the needed power at the Remington Rand building, officials said Wednesday at a ribbon cutting event. About 1,000 solar panels were installed on the roof of the building this year by Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy. The system will save the city money on its electric bills, and will also generate ...
08/20/2014Hudson Yards Developers Give Update on Project

Aug. 20--The West Side's transformation is on track and reaching new heights. The developers of the Hudson Yards project gave the media a tour of the 26-acre site Wednesday and showed the progress of its first phase. Michael Samuelian, the vice president of Related Companies, said the mixed-used development is important for the neighborhood because it will be a perfect blend of commercial, ...
08/20/2014Developer Banking on State Funds for Schenectady Project

Aug. 20--SCHENECTADY -- A $21 million building project slated for downtown may hinge on a $1.3 million state grant that the developer hopes to be awarded. The mixed-use development by Cohoes-based Prime Cos. calls for 105 upscale apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor along Lower State Street, according to Ray Gillen, the Schenectady County Metroplex ...
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 ...
08/20/2014Cheshire Town Council Approves $9.66M Capital Budget Plan

Aug. 20--CHESHIRE -- The Town Council voted 7-2 Tuesday night to approve a capital budget plan that calls for spending $9.66 million on 27 projects during the current fiscal year. Republicans James Sima and Tom Ruocco were the only council members who voted against the capital budget. Sima said he's concerned that the town will face a day of reckoning for its current spending when its debts ...
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 ...
08/18/2014Pipeline of Projects is Set for Jersey City

New building boom may be just starting SPOTLIGHT: CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPERS en Pasternak has spent more than 35 years in and around Jersey City, so you'd better believe he's seen plenty of "false starts" when it comes to real estate there. That's not what he sees today. His development firm, KABR Group, owns three sites in the city, with plans to build some 1,000 residential units. That's ...
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 ...

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