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11/20/2014GGP Expand Mall Proposal to 1.1M Square Feet With Hotel and NCC Satellite Campus

Nov. 20--NORWALK -- The proposed regional shopping center for the 95/7 site in South Norwalk has grown to 1.1 million square feet of retail, restaurant, hotel, public, cultural and educational space. "It's a place for public gathering, for community gathering, for performing arts, for an educational use ... by Norwalk Community College," said Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., attorney representing ...
11/20/2014N.Y. State's $5B Surplus May Fund Construction Projects

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As government problems go, it's not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus? The options are all big-ticket items. The $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. Schools. Upgrades to New York City subways. Statewide broadband access. Highways, water and sewer projects. The money comes from big settlements with banks and insurance companies like ...
11/16/2014Long After Groundbreakings, N.J.'s 'Shovel-Ready' Campus Work Delayed

Nov. 16--During a 2013 preelection tour of colleges, Gov. Christie and other state officials, including top Democrats, took golden shovels in hand for "ceremonial groundbreakings" heralding state funding of a construction boom to increase capacity at New Jersey campuses. A year later, some South Jersey projects drawing on a voter-approved $750 million capital fund are underway, such as several ...
11/15/2014Aging Portal Bridge in N.J. Set for Long-Overdue Upgrade

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For tens of thousands of rail travelers in the Northeast each day, making a curtain time or simply getting to work can hinge on a bridge built two years before the Titanic sank. A regular cause of delays on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston, the 104-year-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in northern New Jersey is viewed ...
11/14/2014$4.6M for Saratoga Hospital Growth

Nov. 14--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Saratoga Hospital has received $4.6 million toward the construction of new surgical and intensive care units due to be completed in 2016, hospital officials announced Thursday. Construction began a year ago on the $34 million project, which will include 10 operating rooms, 14 private ICU rooms, new pre- and post-operative care areas and upgraded ventilation systems ...
11/14/2014Hamister Hotel Project Seeks Final Approval After Significant Redesign

Nov. 14--BUFFALO -- For Buffalo businessman and developer Mark Hamister, the bad news has been delays in getting his Niagara Falls hotel project under way. The good news, Hamister now says, is the delays have allowed him to create a bigger and better project. Hamister spoke with a group of reporters at his downtown Buffalo headquarters in an effort to ease concerns about the project, which was ...
11/14/2014Stamford Developer Changes Plan Again Amid Protests

Nov. 14--STAMFORD -- Nagi Osta, a High Ridge jewelry store owner who has built a housing and day care complex adjacent to his business, revised his zoning application on Thursday by withdrawing a request to insert a driveway on Bradley Place. The change represented a concession by Osta, who has faced a firestorm of criticism from residents over his project, which is nearly complete. The ...
11/13/2014Reworking of Lake George Entrance Scheduled to Start in May

Nov. 13--LAKE GEORGE -- Officials are looking at a May 2015 groundbreaking for the Route 9 Gateway Project that will transform the corridor from Northway Exit 21 to West Brook Road that leads into the village from the south. The schedule now places the start of construction in spring 2015 and completion in fall 2016. The project is expected to go out to bid this winter, and construction, which ...
11/13/2014N.Y. Wraps Up Purchase of S. Buffalo Site for RiverBend

Nov. 13--The state agency overseeing the planned solar energy hub at the RiverBend complex in South Buffalo has wrapped up its purchase of the remaining 96 acres of property from the City of Buffalo. The $2.8 million purchase adds to the 88 acres of land that the state already bought from Buffalo Urban Development Corp. in May for $2.5 million and provides additional land for potential ...
11/13/2014Siting Council OKs Solar Array for Bridgeport Landfill

Nov. 13--Bridgeport and United Illuminating acquired initial siting approval Thursday for their plan to construct a large solar array and fuel cell alongside the city's Seaside Park, a two-mile long crescent park designed by Frederick Olmstead. The 11-acre solar array will perch atop a landfill that runs alongside the park, according to plans filed with the Connecticut Siting Council. The fuel ...
11/13/2014Project to Improve Pedestrian Access to River Begins in Niagara Falls

Nov. 13--Millions of tourists visit Niagara Falls every year, primarily in the downtown tourist district that includes Niagara Falls State Park, to see the sights and have some fun. But try to get close to the upper Niagara River and its roaring rapids. It's not easy -- and it hasn't been for decades -- to walk a route that doesn't require getting there by way of the state park's main ...
11/13/2014Stamford Neighborhood Cries Foul Over Development on High Ridge Road

Nov. 13--STAMFORD -- At first glance, the bulky New England-style residential development that springs suddenly into view on High Ridge Road looks ready for occupancy. A fence in front of the property bears a sign for the day care, Building Blocks, which is set to open in March 2014. But across the neighborhood, which is made up of small cul-de-sacs, there are other signs, those saying "Stop ...
11/13/2014Sewer Renovation Project In Southington to Begin Early Next Year

Nov. 13--SOUTHINGTON -- Shop drawings and other preparation for a $5.2 million renovation of the town's aging water treatment plant are underway, with construction likely to begin early next year, the sewer committee was told Wednesday. "We are planning. Don't expect to see a shovel out there until late February, early March," James Grappone, the town's assistant engineer and a committee ...
11/12/2014Dangling Workers Rescued From World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them. The dramatic rescue, coming a little more than a week after the nation's tallest building officially opened, was followed by throngs of New Yorkers on the ...
11/12/2014N.J. Transit Pushes Legal Battle with Mobster's Family Over Cancelled Tunnel Project Land

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The canceled rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that has already cost New Jersey hundreds of millions of dollars could wind up enriching the family of a convicted mobster to the tune of millions more. New Jersey Transit is embroiled in a court battle with the family of Carmine Franco, a Genovese crime family member nicknamed "Papa Smurf," over a two-acre parcel of ...
11/11/2014Financial Woes Slow High-End Project

Nov. 11--MECHANICVILLE -- The Esplanade, an upscale apartment development along the Hudson River here, remains literally stuck in the mud. While earth-moving machines from Jersen Construction have been leveling dirt piles and filling in excavations at the site after demolition of existing buildings was completed, it's not clear whether developers are any closer to beginning construction of the ...
11/11/2014Falls Council Approves Community Development Budget

Nov. 11--The Niagara Falls City Council has approved the 2015 Community Development budget. During a meeting Monday, council members approved the CD department's spending plan, which focuses on parks improvements and housing initiatives, in a 4 -- 1 vote, with Councilman Glenn Choolokian casting the lone vote against. The $5.9 million U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development funded ...
11/11/2014Watertown's Ice Rink Project Could Cost $7.65M

Nov. 11--WATERTOWN -- The City Council gave the go-ahead Monday night to proceed with a much-anticipated renovation of the Watertown Municipal Arena, despite a cost currently estimated at $7.65 million, up from an earlier estimate of between $6.2 million and nearly $7 million. Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham and council members Roxanne M. Burns and Stephen A. Jennings adamantly said they support the ...
11/11/2014UB Scaling Back Plans for Projects Over 5 Years

Nov. 11--University at Buffalo administrators have pegged the university's capital needs over the next five years at more than a half a billion dollars. But given recent spending trends in Albany when it comes to capital projects at public colleges and universities, UB officials have drastically altered their expectations. Laura E. Hubbard, UB's vice president for finance and administration, ...
11/10/2014New Urgency for American Dream?

Nov. 10--The results of Tuesday's Borough Council elections in East Rutherford should bring a greater sense of urgency to the developers of the American Dream Meadowlands project, Mayor James Cassella said. Both winners are former Republicans who switched parties and ran on a platform that included opposition to the borough's role in financing the project. Ed Ravettine, the lone opponent to ...
11/09/2014Biggest NYC Subway Hub Opens, Expects 300,000 Daily

NEW YORK (AP) — "We did it!" The words of the lead engineer on the new Fulton Center punctuated more than a decade of work Sunday to create the primary transit link between the rebuilt World Trade Center and the rest of the city. Nine existing subway lines converge in the $1.4 billion, 180,000-square-foot complex that will serve up to 300,000 riders a day and that includes retail and office ...
11/07/2014Bridgepoint Landing Wins Contract to Develop Connecticut's Seaview Plaza

Nov. 07--Bridgeport Landing Development, which is developing the long-awaited Steelpointe Harbor on the city's waterfront, has been selected for the adjacent 17-acre Seaview Plaza site, city officials said Thursday. Seaview Plaza, once the site of a Carpenter Technology steel plant, is on Seaview Avenue across the Yellow Mill Channel from Steelpointe. Bridgeport Landing was chosen from a ...
11/04/2014Cost of Pilgrim Village Redevelopment Rises by 43% – to $100M

Nov. 04--The price tag has soared for the planned redevelopment of the Pilgrim Village complex north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, after the size of the project increased and contractor costs came in high. The new estimate for the proposed Campus Square apartment complex pegs the total price of the building at $100 million, including all project-related costs. That's about 43 percent ...
11/04/2014Plant Eyes Toxic Purge

Nov. 04--ATHENS -- The planned expansion of a Greene County lumber treatment plant will include a toxic waste cleanup under the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. Northeast Treaters Inc., located in Athens on Route 28 near Route 9W, will be removing areas tainted by chromated copper arsenate (CCA), a chemical compound used in pressure treating of lumber, according to plant manager Greg Christy. ...
11/03/2014Man Struck, Killed by Falling Tape Measure at Jersey City Construction Site

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said. A spokeswoman for Jersey City's department of public safety said the accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in the city's downtown area. The 1-pound tape measure became dislodged from the belt of a worker on the 50th floor ...

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