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04/14/2015Projected Construction Start Date Set For Renovations

April 14--July 13 is the projected construction start date for substantial renovations to convert 417 Gidding St. into new county offices, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. During a special Curry County Commission meeting Monday, Pyle said the anticipated completion date is April 15, 2016. Commissioners approved a contract extension with SDV Construction during their meeting last ...
04/13/2015Developments In Southwest Vegas Valley Rise After Years Of Delays And Defaults

April 13--When Las Vegas' construction industry was white hot last decade, few places grew as fast as the southwest valley. Buoyed by new freeway access and Wall Street's easy money, investors flipped land for profit and built subdivisions, strip malls, office buildings and hospitals, with even more plans for an area that years earlier was largely open desert. But business plunged with the ...
04/13/2015North Entry To Rillito Park In Tuscon Closed For Construction

April 13--The north entry of Rillito Regional Park on First Avenue will be closed to the public beginning Monday, April 13 in preparation for construction. Visitors can use the southern entry also on First Avenue and the River Road entry to the park. Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation plans to begin work on Wednesday to build a new parking lot, three soccer fields, lighting, ...
04/12/2015Proposed Development's Effects On San Pedro River Still Murky

April 12--CASCABEL -- The stretch of the San Pedro River that runs behind Anna Lands' burnt adobe house is mostly dry, or wet only in shallow pools and patches. Some stretches are lined with fallen cottonwood trees killed by drought or knocked over by floods. The San Pedro is one of the desert Southwest's finest remaining examples of a streamside riparian area. But near Lands' house this ...
04/11/2015Bill Advances For School Construction In Las Vegas

April 11--CARSON CITY -- A Senate panel approved legislation Friday aimed at eliminating overcrowding in school districts. The Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development also approved Senate Bill 323 Friday to set up a $10 million fund to help minorities and women expand their businesses or hire more employees. School districts in Clark and Washoe counties are using mobile classrooms ...
04/10/2015Efficiencies At NAU Already Underway, Construction Delays Expected

April 10--Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng, whose background is in accounting, has already started making some of the financial changes Gov. Doug Ducey advocates. "We're looking for efficiencies, we're renegotiating contracts where we can, looking for other cost-cutting measures," said NAU Public Affairs Director Tom Bauer after Thursday's speech. NAU will lose $17.3 million in ...
04/09/2015IKEA Starts Construction On Gargantuan Las Vegas Store

April 09--IKEA, the popular Swedish furniture dealer and meatball slinger, broke ground today on a 351,000-square-foot superstore in Las Vegas. Company officials and construction management crews, joined by politicians, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, celebrated the start of heavy work for the store at the southwest corner of Sunset Road and Durango Drive in the southwest valley. Workers have ...
04/09/2015Construction In Flagstaff County Starting To Take Off

April 09--Housing and commercial construction is starting to take off in Coconino County and the city of Flagstaff. Coconino County Community Development Director Jay Christelman told a joint work session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council Monday that his department had tracked a 35 percent increase in home building permits in 2014. The department has ...
04/09/2015Lawmakers' Visit to Yucca Mtn. Comes Amid Push to Revive Nuke Dump Plans

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five U.S. Congress members are heading to the mothballed site of a proposed national radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert, amid new talk about a decades-old problem — where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial reactors around the U.S. The congressional tour Thursday comes with momentum building toward restarting the Yucca Mountain project, just weeks ...
04/08/2015Massive Tucson Development Goes Next To Benson City Council

April 08--BENSON -- A proposed 28,000-home development in Benson is heading for the City Council with a unanimous recommendation from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission voted 6-0 in favor of a Phoenix development firm's preliminary plan for Villages at Vigneto despite requests from many speaking in the audience to hold off. The council will vote on the development plan ...
04/08/2015Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market In Tucson Gets Property Tax Deal

April 08--The Tucson City Council moved forward on a tax incentive agreement with the Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market. The owners of the downtown redevelopment project at 11 S. Sixth Avenue -- which includes a grocery story, a distillery, a bar, and another retail space -- will save $55,035 a year on property taxes for eight years. The project is expected to open next month. On Tuesday the ...
04/08/2015Gas Tax Increase Fuels County's Bridge Replacement Plans

April 08--NEVADA -- The Story County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved its annually updated five-year secondary roads construction program, moving four additional bridge and box culvert replacement projects up to the 2016 fiscal year beginning July 1 with the expectation of more revenue from the state's recent 10 cent gas tax increase. More than 60 percent of the county's 282 bridges ...
04/08/2015Johnny Gibson Downtown Market Gets Property Tax Deal For $2.2 Million Project

April 08--The Tucson City Council moved forward on a tax incentive agreement with the Johnny Gibson Downtown Market. The owners of the downtown redevelopment project at 11 S. Sixth Avenue -- which includes a grocery story, a distillery, a bar, and another retail space -- will save $55,035 a year on property taxes for eight years. The project is expected to open next month. On Tuesday the ...
04/08/2015Construction Of West Loop Road Delayed To Focus On East Loop Road

April 08--CARLSBAD -- Construction on the West Loop Road has been put on hold indefinitely in order to concentrate efforts on completing the East Loop Road. The West Loop was in the final stages of design before construction could be started, and was scheduled to be put out for bid in October or November, said Bill McFarland of Smith Engineering Company, which was contracted to do the ...
04/08/2015Dilapidated City Court Could Get $3.8 Million In Repairs

April 08--The city of Tucson plans to spend $3.8 million on improvements to the deteriorating City Court building -- repairs needed since the city opted not to move into the new county court building. The court funds are part of a proposed $292 million construction plan for next year presented to the City Council Tuesday, with the lion's share of the money -- $183.2 million -- going for roads ...
04/07/2015Mountainside Las Vegas Community Getting Over-The-Top Clubhouse

April 07--Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, are promising to build one of the most luxurious communities in Southern Nevada. To help lure people in, they're planning a clubhouse with more than the usual pool and treadmills. The developers unveiled plans today for the $25 million, 22,000-square-foot facility. Construction is expected to being by the ...
04/06/2015Construction Begins On Interstate Highway To Link Las Vegas And Phoenix

April 06--Federal, state and local officials gathered in Boulder City today to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass project that one day will form a key part of Interstate 11, linking Las Vegas and Phoenix. Officials hailed the start of construction on the Boulder City bypass as a historic moment for Southern Nevada that will help boost the region's economy and improve connectivity ...
04/06/2015Tucson Allocating Resources For Road Repairs In 2015

April 06--In the future, if you report a pothole or other road condition to Pima County, you may receive a thank-you note. "There needs to be some positive feedback," Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said. "It's just part of adequate customer service." The move toward better customer service comes as the county plans an end-of-fiscal-year push to repair as many potholes as possible. ...
04/05/2015El Dorado Holdings Proposal Would Make Benson 8 Times Bigger

April 05--Tiny Benson is facing the prospect of a huge development -- eight years after a similar proposal crashed with the real estate market. It's also facing a big development controversy over whether the project's groundwater pumping could dry up parts of the San Pedro River. Phoenix-based El Dorado Holdings, Inc. proposes 28,000 homes as part of a "mixed use" development on 12,324 acres ...
04/02/2015NexMetro Develops Neighborhood In Chandler

April 02--NexMetro Communities, builder of leased-home neighborhoods, recently purchased 15 acres at the northeast corner of Warner Road and Grace Boulevard in Chandler, where the company is building 194 single-family homes to be leased. The single-family homes will consist of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans that will range from $1,000 to $1,600. Leasing contracts will range from 12 ...
04/02/2015Downtown Project Brings Nearly $120M Annually To Las Vegas economy

April 02--Las Vegas' Downtown Project, the $350 million urban renewal effort launched by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, has created an estimated $118.9 million in annual economic output since 2012, according to a report from economic research firm Applied Analysis. An additional $70 million in impact was produced from completed downtown Las Vegas construction funded by the project, and a total output ...
04/01/2015Rock in Rio USA Organizers Offer Peek At Festival Site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rock in Rio USA organizers say their Las Vegas music festival set for May 8-9 and May 15-16 will come with premium experiences unseen at other festivals, along with some Sin-City-style indulgences. Officials from MGM Resorts and Brazil-based Rock in Rio offered a sneak peek Wednesday of the 37-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip, including VIP cabanas flanking the main stage and ...
04/01/2015Demolition Starting On Grant Road Widening Project

April 01--Demolition begins this week on the next phase of the Grant Road widening project. The $17 million project will widen Grant between Stone and Park avenue to six lanes and will create indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and First Avenue. An earlier phase widened added indirect left turns at Oracle Road. Here are three things you need to know. 1. Demolition could begin as early as ...
04/01/2015Construction Starts On Industry-Friendly Aerospace Parkway

April 01--Federal, state and local elected leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of a roadway that regional officials hope will spark a wave of industrial development on the south side. Sen. John McCain, Rep. Martha McSally, Gov. Doug Ducey, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Pima County Supervisors Sharon Bronson, Ramon Valadez and Ray Carroll attended the event Tuesday to announce the ...
03/30/2015Federal Funding In Short Supply For Rural Water Projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas don't have that long before wells dry up. The slow ...

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