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08/27/2014Tucson Officials Consider Developer's Plans for $100M Mixed-Use Project

Aug. 27--After a controversial scoring process, the Rio Nuevo board decided to open negotiations with the developer of a proposed $100 million project that promises to transform a barren 8ƒ-acre parcel into a western downtown gateway. The board voted, 5-1, to enter into negotiations with Allan Norville, manager of Nor-Generations, for the company to purchase and develop Rio Nuevo land behind ...
08/26/2014Students Explore New Buildings At Northern Arizona University

Aug. 26--Northern Arizona University students may notice a few changes when they return classes on to the Mountain Campus this week. A handful of major construction and renovation projects were completed at the university over the summer break, with many more in the works. "Some of that is in response to student growth, but a lot of it is in response to deferred maintenance and the inability ...
08/26/2014Las Vegas Soccer Stadium Developers Ask City For $127 Million

Aug. 26--A proposed $200 million soccer stadium at Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas would require 41 percent public financing through public infrastructure funds and projected taxes collected from tourists, the developers announced today. Total cost to the city, including interest payments, would be $127.1 million. The Las Vegas City Council will vote Sept. 3 on non-binding terms to build ...
08/26/2014State Budget Watchdogs Skeptical Of Public Investment On Tesla Gigafactory

Aug. 26--The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer. Now budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly written an open letter to the states, urging them to rethink economic development and avoid giving away too much in tax breaks and ...
08/26/2014Arizona, Nevada Home Prices Remain Down 33% From Boom Highs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June — a cooldown that could continue for several more months. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 8.1 percent in June from 12 months earlier, according to a Tuesday report. That's down from 9.4 percent a month earlier and the smallest annual gain since December 2012. Yearly price growth weakened in ...
08/26/2014EPA Opens Discussion On Four Corners Power Plant Haze Plan

Aug. 26--FARMINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host two public information meetings and public hearings this week to discuss a permit application for the Four Corners Power Plant. Arizona Public Service Co., the power plant's majority owner and operator, is seeking a permit to install additional selective catalytic reduction systems on its remaining operating stacks. The ...
08/25/2014Tucson's Downtown Link Project Enters 'Difficult Phase'

Aug. 25--Tucson took some noticeable steps on Monday in implementing the final phase of its decades-long attempt to connect the east side with Interstate 10 near downtown. Crews started demolishing three state-owned warehouses on Stone Avenue and Sixth Street to make way for the third phase of the city's Downtown Links project. It will ultimately connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway with I-10. The ...
08/24/2014Businesses Praise Mesa, Ariz., Light Rail Construction

Aug. 24--A great deal of construction has gone on all over Mesa in the last few years but nowhere has it been more heavily focused than downtown. Main Street has been torn up, right down the middle, in anticipation of the coming light rail project for months now, and will be for another year, at least. In light of all of the activity, commotion, and general disruption in the area, one might ...
08/24/2014New Mexico Ponders Price Tag For Gila River Diversion

Aug. 24--DEMING -- In a drought-stricken state, what's a drink of water worth? As New Mexico decides whether to take an allotment of water from the Gila River under a settlement with Arizona, the cost of that water to consumers and, crucially, who will pay for it, haven't been settled. And those issues may not be resolved before the state has to choose by year-end whether to develop the water. ...
08/21/2014Henderson Mountainside Mansion Project Moves Forward After Delays

Aug. 21--If you want to live on a Henderson mountainside, hundreds of feet above the valley floor, get ready to pay big and build big. Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project by Hong Kong billionaire Henry Cheng, is back in business, and the sales team is accepting refundable $50,000 deposits from people who want to reserve the chance to buy an undeveloped lot they've chosen. The ...
08/18/2014Eastmark Master-Planned Community Growing In Mesa, Ariz.

Aug. 18--A whole new community is springing up in the southeastern part of Mesa and drawing a lot of attention. The Eastmark development, managed by DMB Associates Inc., is increasingly active and a lot more is going on there than Valley residents may realize. Eastmark is a development encompassing five square miles and includes everything from single-family homes to a plant manufacturing ...
08/18/2014Nevada Considers Shift From P-3 Funding For I-15 Project

Aug. 18--State leaders will decide today whether to reverse their decision to use private financing to pay for the biggest road project in the history of the Nevada Department of Transportation. Last June, the agency's board of directors, which includes Gov. Brian Sandoval, approved a plan for private investors to pay the construction costs and operate Project Neon. The state would pay back ...
08/18/2014Expert Tells Tucson To Buy More Land For Future Development

Aug. 18--Developers know transit accessibility is a major draw for potential homebuyers, so land values tend to soar once high-capacity transportation corridors are established, planners say. That means city and county leaders in Tucson should purchase land before those corridors are built to ensure all residents can afford housing near transit, said Jacob Bintliff, senior associate with the ...
08/17/2014Incentives May Be Biggest Factor In Decision On Final Location Of Tesla's Gigafactory

Aug. 17--PALO ALTO -- Tesla Motors' plan to build a massive battery manufacturing plant -- its "Gigafactory" -- has set off fierce competition for the country's biggest economic development prize in years. As the five states under consideration, including California, intensify efforts to land the factory and its 6,500 jobs, speculation about who holds the lead is rampant and changes by the ...
08/15/2014Construction Company Refunds Santa Fe $600,000 In Tax Dispute

Aug. 15--The city of Santa Fe recently got a $605,867 check from the construction company that built the Santa Fe Community Convention Center to settle a dispute over gross receipts taxes. The city sued Cameron-Swinerton earlier this year, asking the state district court to force the company to turn over money the company received from the state of New Mexico. The state had refunded the money ...
08/13/2014US Energy Secretary Moniz Pledges to Reopen WIPP in New Mexico

Aug. 13--CARLSBAD -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told the Carlsbad community and workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that the federal government is committed to reopening the nuclear waste facility and ensuring that it operates for many years to come. Moniz said WIPP was an "absolutely core facility for the country" and that all necessary resources would be deployed ...
08/12/2014New Road Makes Trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk Faster

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Crews recently paved the final 9-mile stretch of dirt and gravel road that had tour operators complaining of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. Motorists now have a smooth drive to ...
08/11/2014Ocelot and Jaguar Discovery May Hinder Proposed Arizona Copper Mine

Aug. 11--A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson. The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reexamine its 2013 biological opinion that the Rosemont Copper mine would not unduly harm habitat for ...
08/11/2014Energy Secretary Vows to Get New Mexico Nuke Dump Working

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to southeastern New Mexico on Monday to visit the government's troubled nuclear waste dump and talk with residents about the mysterious radiation leak and truck fire that have shuttered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant indefinitely. About a dozen community leaders and residents were at the Carlsbad airport to welcome Moniz and show ...
08/07/2014Nevada, Arizona Economies Slow To Recover

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Consumer spending in Nevada rose to its highest level in five years in 2012 but continued to lag far behind the national average, according to a report released Thursday showing a wide discrepancy in economic recovery from the recession across the country. Personal consumption expenditures jumped 28 percent in North Dakota, the largest gain nationwide, from 2010 through 2012, ...
08/06/2014Las Vegas Still Hunting For A MLS Stadium Deal

Aug. 06--For the first time Thursday, Las Vegas officials will ask residents: What do you think about helping pay for a new Major League Soccer stadium? The city's first public hearing on the financial plan for the estimated $201 million stadium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The city canceled a briefing with downtown casino executives July 31 and called off a public hearing ...
08/06/2014Navajo Nation Working On Airport Master Plan

Aug. 06--SHIPROCK -- The Navajo Division of Transportation is asking the public to submit their ideas for the future of the tribe's five airports. The transportation division is developing an airport system master plan and intends to identify what improvements are needed at each airport, as well as layout and funding plans. Officials held a public workshop Tuesday at the Shiprock Chapter ...
08/05/2014Western Flagstaff Awash In Development, Transactions

Aug. 05--The real estate market on the west side of Flagstaff is starting to heat up. -- Nearly 200 acres are up for auction west of Woody Mountain Road off Route 66. -- A 227-unit student apartment complex with 815 beds is also slated for six acres across Woody Mountain Road from Woody Mountain Campground. -- The sale of the campground for $2.2 million has been pending since November. -- ...
08/05/2014Historic Casitas Could Hinder Development Of State Office Building

Aug. 05--The state of New Mexico is going ahead with a long-discussed plan to build a multistory $25 million government office building near the state Capitol building -- a plan that would require the demolition of four 80-year-old buildings. The state Facilities Management Division on Monday gave a presentation on the planned 56,000-square-foot building to the state Capitol Buildings Planning ...
07/31/2014Oil Boom Will Continue To Spur New Mexico Development, Economist Says

July 31--CARLSBAD -- Think the oil boom is soon to bust? Experts say think again. "It's not going to go away anytime soon," said Jim Peach, professor of economy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The news might be a welcome sign for supporters of this booming industry. However, the boom could continue to cause a strain on local residents who are on a fixed or lower income, even if ...

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