Japanese automaker Toyota has completed its $1.3bn modernisation project at its Indiana plant, where 550 new jobs will be created.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has selected design firm Stantec to lead the design for the $129m Battery Coastal Resilience Project in the US.Spanning one-third of a mile of waterfront along the 25-acre Battery Park, the project forms part of the City’s Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency initiative that aims to protect Lower Manhattan from the impacts of rising sea levels as a result of climate change.For the project, Stantec will be responsible for the lead design plans for a reconstructed wharf at the southern tip of Manhattan. The wharf will raise the waterfront esplanade approximately 5ft above its current elevation to protect the park and nearby community.Stantec principal-in-charge Brian O’Donnell said: “Current sea level rise projections show that the Battery sits in a particularly vulnerable location and needed wharf reconstruction provides a timely opportunity to protect the Battery’s unique character and usability for years to come.”Stantec expects that the four-year project to play a critical role in the growing network of resiliency reinforcements in Lower Manhattan while ensuring usability over the next 80 years.Stantec landscape architecture discipline leader Gary Sorge said: “Increases in extreme weather events are bringing resiliency to the top of city agendas across the world.“Stantec is in a strong position to meet those needs and has been bringing forward both green and grey infrastructure solutions that will protect the drivers of our economies—our cities. It takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to make communities both resilient and livable for future generations.”Stantec’s New York City office will lead the interdisciplinary design. The work will include landscape architecture, waterfront engineering, and environmental review backed by several speciality contractors. Design is planned to be completed in 18 months.In December 2019, a Stantec-led team was selected by the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the $312.6m traffic and community enhancements project in the city.
US-based non-profit housing developer Plymouth Housing has broken ground on new housing development, 2nd & Mercer, in Seattle, Washington.
The US Air Force and its solutions partner Corvias have broken ground on a new community centre in Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Foremost Companies, a premier land investment firm, has unveiled the first two neighbourhoods at master-planned community, Deerlake Ranch, located in the hillsides of Chatsworth in California, US.
A team of construction firm Hensel Phelps, architecture company SmithGroup and architecture and design firm AVRP Studios has completed the $244m expansion of Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, California.
Hard Rock International and Spectacle Entertainment have broken ground on a $400m entertainment complex, named Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, in Gary, Indiana of the US.
Arizona State University (ASU), together with the officials from the City of Mesa, has broken ground on new $73.5m academic building, named ASU @ Mesa City Center, in downtown Mesa, Arizona.
US-based real estate firm Hines along with USAA Real Estate and Philena Properties have commenced construction on West Edge, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles, US.
Grady Health System (Grady) has awarded a $113m contract to Skanska and H.J. Russell & Company joint venture (JV) to construct a new surgery and clinic centre in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia.
US government agency Atlanta Housing has broken ground on first phase of $166m redevelopment of Herndon Square.
Griffin Capital, an alternative asset manager, has announced plans to build four new office buildings, containing 240,000ft² of space, in Los Angeles, El Segundo, located in the US state of California.
Frontier Management has broken ground on The Landing at Augusta Woods, a new luxury senior housing community in Spring, Texas.
Arlington City Council has given its approval for a planned $810m expansion of the Entertainment District, which will add a hotel, new convention centre, corporate office headquarters and a mixed-use residential building.
American e-commerce company Amazon has secured approval from the Arlington County Board for the construction of the first phase of its second headquarters in Virginia.
US-based real estate company Nitya Capital has signed a strategic framework agreement with Tema Development for the development of Two Hermann Place, a luxurious multifamily high-rise building to be located in Houston, Texas.
Canada-based construction company Graham has secured a contract from Westbank to build First Light, a 49-storey, 458-unit high-end luxury condo building in Seattle, Washington.
US-based multifamily developer Stillwater Capital Investments has broken ground on 372-unit, Class-A multifamily development in Austin, Texas.
Toll Brothers Apartment Living, a subsidiary of Toll Brothers, and Canyon Partners Real Estate have established a new joint venture for the development of a luxury apartment community in West Dallas, Texas.
Emory University, a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, has broken ground on Health Sciences Research Building II (HSRB II), a biomedical research facility.