ATTELBORO, Mass. (AP) — It used to be that municipal and government buildings were designed and constructed with a sense of magisterial pride, with shapes and materials expressing the values of democracy in stone.
With their Colonial brick facades and columns outside and wide hallways and high ceilings inside, they seemed to invite citizen participation. Marble stairways and granite foundations conveyed the conviction of permanence.
City officials are deep in discussions about a proposed tax on all building construction in Eugene to raise money for affordable housing projects.
The proposed tax, if enacted, would add to the federal dollars the city now receives and could bring about more projects to house low-income and homeless people.
A once-stalled Kankakee Community College construction project could soon be back in the works.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved $3.7 million to resume construction for a new Advanced Technology Education Center at KCC.
The Fort Wayne area construction industry celebrated a milestone this morning : a record $1 billion in building permits issued in 2017 through the Allen County Building Department.
At a news conference Thursday at Citizens Square, Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters unveiled two numbers he said were key indicators of the region's economic well-being : $1.032 billion split among 26,185 permits for residential and commercial building construction, remodeling and repair.
Texas county approves post-Harvey flood construction rules
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey approved new regulations Tuesday on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area.
The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts of Harris County will increase the required elevation for new homes and other structures to avoid floodwaters. Some new structures could be elevated up to 8 feet higher than current regulations require.
Within Cache Valley, the impact of the New Deal can still be seen to this day in buildings and infrastructure constructed as a result of the Great Depression.
When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, he began instituting a series of programs that were labeled experimental as he worked to turn the economy of the United States around and get people working.
North Strabane Township supervisors Tuesday rejected a development agreement with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh to build a YMCA facility in the township.Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject the agreement, which outlined terms and conditions for the development of a YMCA branch in North Strabane.Under the proposed agreement, the township would commit $2.5 million from gaming revenue it receives annually from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to help finance building construction. The facility...
2 workers injured at Facebook building construction site
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction in California after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers.
The city of Sugar Land is looking for volunteers to serve as members on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Standards Commission.
Applications must be submitted electronically by April 10 at 5 p.m. through the Serve Sugar Land website at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov.
Both groups provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events.
Norfolk seeing uptick in residential building construction
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is seeing a burst of residential building construction.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that (http://bit.ly/2leBgpz ) 1,435 new dwelling units received residential building permits in 2016. Officials say that's the most since at least 2000, which is as far back as staff members have looked.
The average amount of residential building permits handed out over the last five years was 824.
Construction workers at Splash in the Boro are building the framework that will hold in place the wave pool, the heart of an almost $5.7 million expansion meant to propel a tsunami of new visitors into the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department’s waterpark.
SLEEPY EYE -As construction workers firmed up foundation walls at the Sleepy Eye Event Center site on the east end of town, the Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved the issuance of bids Monday.
Approved by councilor Dick Zinniel, seconded by Nate Stevermer, the resolution approved issuing Bid Package 2 estimated at $3,414,070 for building construction and other remaining costs. Construction could begin as early as January 2017.
Construction slowing a bit in Billings, but employment remains strong
Building construction in Billings tapered off slightly in the first nine months of 2016, particularly compared to the brisk years earlier this decade.
But, builders say it's still a healthy market.
Builders filed 422 building permits with the city through September of the year, down from 446 permits during the same period in 2015.
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