Hurricane Michael's destruction across Florida, Alabama and Georgia caused $3 to $5 billion in damage, according to CoreLogic. In Panama City, Fla., where the hurricane struck with Category 4 conditions, about 5,200 residential and commercial structures were damaged along with thousands more across the region.
RXR Realty and BSE Global shared details of their plan to redevelop a few dozen acres around the Nassau Coliseum in New York, and the Nassau County Legislature is expected to discuss a lease for it Nov. 27. The proposed $1.5 billion project would feature 600,000 square feet for offices and biotechnology research; 200,000 square feet for restaurants, entertainment and retail; 500 housing units; hotel space; and two pedestrian bridges.
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Existing gaps in the 32.5-mile Manhattan Waterfront Greenway will disappear under Mayor Bill de Blasio's $250 million plan. The completion of the Greenway, which will result in 1,000 acres of open space, "will strengthen neighborhoods and ensure that all New Yorkers have access to our iconic waterfront," he says.
The past president of the Iowa County Attorneys Association says a surety bond requirement for contractors would help combat fraud, which is a common consumer complaint in the state. Currently, contractors have no bond requirement; they only have to register with the state's Workforce Development department.
The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has become a public charity to provide and disseminate information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction and recently held its first strategic planning meeting. NASBP is an Alliance member and participated in the strategic planning session.
Officials in Florida are likely to relax regulations to allow out-of-state contractors to do work in the wake of the damage left by Hurricane Michael, but they also are likely to do more random checks of licensing and insurance to protect against scams. Contractors doing work in the state should make sure their trade licenses are up to date, this author writes.
Construction is expected to begin in May on a new arena for the NHL's New York Islanders. The $1 billion project -- which will include a hotel, 30,000 square feet for offices and 435,000 square feet for retail, restaurants and entertainment -- is expected to create 12,300 construction jobs.
Preconstruction for rebuilding the KeyArena in Seattle started this week, but NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke called the goal to complete the project by the beginning of the 2020 season "ambitious." Demolition of sections of the arena cannot start until the city secures an NHL franchise, which may happen in early December.
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