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03/25/2015Edgewater tract primed for reuse

March 25--The former Hess Corp. terminal in Edgewater, prime real estate on the Hudson Gold Coast, is being prepped for redevelopment, acquired by two companies for $26 million and already cleared of its oil tanks. Oil giant Hess sold the nearly 20 acres at 615 River Road late last year to The Maxal Group of New York City and EnviroFinance Group LLC of Denver, according to CoStar, which tracks ...
03/25/2015Larsen Engineer working on study for solar system for Lewis County

March 25--LOWVILLE -- Representative from Larsen Engineers gave the Lewis County Board of Legislators' Ways and Means Committee on Monday an overview of how the company will assist the county in finding the best option for a solar energy system. The study is costing the county $2,500. The company will engineer and manage construction for 5 percent of the total construction cost if the project ...
03/24/2015MGM Breaks Ground on $800M Casino in Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — With confetti and fanfare, MGM officially broke ground Tuesday on an $800 million casino in western Massachusetts that represents the largest economic development project the region has seen in generations. Hundreds attended the ceremony held on a cold but sunny day in front of an old school the casino plans to raze to make way for a parking lot. The groundbreaking ...
03/23/2015MTA Awards $236.5M Contract for Repairs to Queens Midtown Tunnel in NYC

March 23--The MTA moved to award a $236.5 million contract to bring the Queens Midtown Tunnel back to its condition before Superstorm Sandy struck New York. The MTA's bridges and tunnels committee voted to have Judlau Contracting handle the repair work set to begin this summer. "The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a vital part of the transportation network for the entire Metropolitan area, and by ...
03/19/2015Work Begins in Hamburg for $51M FedEx Distribution Center

March 19--Workers have started to clear a 51-acre parcel of vacant land in Hamburg on part of a former Bethlehem Steel Corp. property, in preparation for starting construction on a $51 million distribution center for FedEx Ground Transport. Jones Development Co., a Kansas City-based developer that frequently works with FedEx Corp. on its major facilities, plans to build a 320,000-square-foot ...
03/19/2015$9B Renovation Plan for NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Rejected

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A plan to transform the nation's busiest bus terminal from a crumbling eyesore in the heart of New York City into a gleaming new facility stalled on Thursday as transit officials rejected the approximately $9 billion price tag and demanded cheaper options. Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area transit hubs, revolted against the ...
03/19/2015Repairs Coming for Lockport's Big Bridge

March 19--Starting this summer, Lockport's Big Bridge will undergo construction at the hands of the state Department of Transportation. Rolando Moreno, from the city's engineering department, said the DOT would like to begin making repairs to the Big Bridge on Main Street in the next four to six weeks. During that time traffic will be diverted at certain times, along with sidewalks being ...
03/19/2015St. Lawrence County Plans to Construct New Radio Towers

March 19--CANTON -- Starting this spring, St. Lawrence County plans to construct three or four new free-standing radio towers to improve communication among first responders at an emergency scene and county dispatchers at the Public Safety Complex. Emergency Services Director Michael J. LeCuyer said the first project will involve constructing a new tower at Kimball Hill, town of Russell, then ...
03/19/2015Obama's Proposed End to Stadium Tax Breaks Goes Wide Right

March 19--WASHINGTON -- If you don't want taxpayers nationwide to help pay for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, you have a friend in the highest of places: the White House. But you don't have many other friends in Washington. President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposal includes a little-noticed provision that would bar the use of tax-exempt bond financing for new stadium projects. But ...
03/19/2015Port of Albany Gets Massive Crane

March 19--ALBANY -- Albany Port District Commission officials on Wednesday showed off the port's new $4.5 million Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane, intended to expedite the loading and unloading of ships at the port. The crane replaces a 1970s era construction crane that couldn't be used to load and unload ships but only to move cargo on the wharves. It will be retired. The new crane can handle ...
03/18/2015Bids Will Be Opened for Gateway Project

March 18--LAKE GEORGE -- The town will have a better idea later this week of the cost of a grant-funded project to transform the Route 9 corridor from Northway Exit 21 to the village line. The project will extend the village's walkable business district and provide a "complete-streets" model for the state. A complete-streets design is meant to be accommodating for pedestrians, bicyclists and ...
03/18/2015New Albany Apartments Near Capitol on Tap After Zoning Change

March 18--ALBANY -- A change to the city's zoning code approved on Monday cleared the way for 74 new apartments in a converted office building just below Empire State Plaza. The five-story building at 20 Park St. -- between the plaza and Eagle Street -- is zoned commercial office, which allows residential development only within certain limitations. But on Monday, city lawmakers voted ...
03/17/2015Kaleida Health Seeks Permission for Helipad at New Children's Hospital

March 17--Kaleida Health is seeking permission from the state to build a $1.1 million helipad on the roof of the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital now under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The hospital system has applied for a certificate of need from the state Health Department for the helipad. The City of Buffalo Planning Board has approved the project, Kaleida ...
03/17/2015250 Turn Out to Hear Plans on Revitalizing Bader Field, Gardner's Basin

March 17--ATLANTIC CITY -- A full house showed up at Atlantic City Council chambers Monday to hear plans by a team of city-appointed architects, planners, and engineers on how to convert Bader Field and Gardner's Basin into moneymaking enterprises for the struggling city. Mayor Don Guardian stood near the front to listen and watch the PowerPoint presentation by Maser Consulting P.A. of Red ...
03/17/2015Clayton ZBA Approves Use Variance for Townhouse Construction on Riverside Drive

March 17--CLAYTON -- Members of the joint town/village Zoning Board of Appeals approved a use variance for local property owner to build a multifamily building at 610 Riverside Drive without including a business or "community enterprise" on the first floor. "This is a unique property, it's the only unused lot that has been rendered unusable because of rezoning issues," Zoning Board of Appeals ...
03/16/2015NYC Officials, Activists Voice Opposition to Proposed Offshore LNG Terminal

NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York City elected officials and environmentalists rallied on Monday against a plan to build a liquid natural gas terminal near New York Harbor and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto the proposal they deemed an environmental danger. Liberty Natural Gas wants to build a deep-water port in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York, and 29 miles off Long ...
03/14/2015Sandy Homes Stalled by RREM Contractor Dispute

March 14--Claire Seunath has lived in eight different places since her Ocean Gate home was one of thousands claimed by superstorm Sandy. She lives with her daughter in Brick now, but the only available space is downstairs in the unfinished basement with no heat. Seunath is eager to return home, which is why she gets emotional when discussing the latest obstacle to rebuilding for her and 63 ...
03/14/2015Park Work in Lake George Slowed by Deep Freeze

March 14--LAKE GEORGE -- Harsh winter weather was not a friend to the construction schedule at Charles Wood Park. The biggest issue was the deep freeze that penetrated up to 5 feet into the ground in places, hindered crews' ability to drill underground to connect the park bathroom's water and sewer connections. Bill Lamy, the former Warren County public works superintendent who is serving as ...
03/14/2015Hospital Refinances Debt, Preps for Projects

March 14--GLENS FALLS -- Favorable interest rates and a turnaround in Glens Falls Hospital finances make it an opportune time to refinance hospital debt, said Bill Walbridge, the hospital's controller. Glens Falls Civic Development Corp. on Thursday passed a resolution of "preliminary agreement and support" for the hospital's plan to borrow $70 million in tax-exempt bonds. Of the $70 million, ...
03/14/2015$500M Stamford, Conn. Rail Station Project Stuck on Negotiations With State

March 14--STAMFORD -- The project has been described as the city's most vital upcoming redevelopment, an estimated $500 million undertaking that will have a resounding impact on thousands of train commuters and boost the city's economy with new business. But more than a year and a half after announcing the team of private developers that will replace the downtown train station's aging parking ...
03/14/2015Developers Convert Another Larkinville Warehouse Into a Mixed-Use Facility

March 14--A major national insurance company and a big commercial collections firm are lining up to move into most of the commercial space at the former F.N. Burt Co. manufacturing facility, as plans take shape for redeveloping another hulking Larkinville warehouse into an active facility for both commercial offices and apartment dwellers. The development team, which includes Savarino Cos. and ...
03/14/2015Deadline Extended for Albany Convention Center Site Plans

March 14--ALBANY -- Developers are getting a 11-week extension to float mix-used redevelopment plans for up to 6.5 acres off Broadway once slated for the downtown convention center. Empire State Development, the state's economic development arm, announced Friday that it is extending the proposal deadline from March 26 to June 4 "to cast the widest net possible" and reap the most return for ...
03/14/2015Lack Of Bids May Hold Up Middletown Pump Station Project

March 14--MIDDLETOWN -- The city has received a single bid for construction of a sewage pump station, and that bid was $5 million above engineering estimates for the project. City officials said they will seek another round of bids for the job, which would cause at least a three-month delay. Voters in 2012 approved a $37 million bond package to build a pump station and pipeline to join the ...
03/13/2015Wesmont Station Project OK'd for Tax Breaks; Paramus School Also Receiving Aid

March 13--The developer of Wesmont Station in Wood-Ridge _ the redevelopment of the old Curtiss-Wright site _ was approved Thursday for up to $15 million in state tax credits by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The EDA also approved a Paramus Jewish school's application to issue tax-exempt bonds of almost $7.9 million to buy its building, which it now leases. The school, Ben ...
03/13/2015Apartments Approved For Simsbury Eversource Site

March 13--SIMSBURY -- A new apartment building is planned for part of the property currently occupied by Connecticut Light and Power, now known as Eversource, whose work center is expected to close. The southern 14.9-acre portion of the property, at 34 Hopmeadow St., was recently rezoned to accommodate apartments, said Hiram Peck, director of community planning and development. The applicant, ...

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