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Ridge Flats, By Onion Flats, Sets the Mark for Sustainable Development in the Philadelphia Area

Posted in Jennifer Budd, Jobs, Lane Kelman, Pennsylvania
Two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Zoning Board approved the construction of Ridge Flats at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls—a project proposed by developer and design-builder Onion Flats. The Project The five story building will provide 146 residential units and 9,300 square feet of retail space.  More importantly, Ridge Flats will be Philadelphia’s first –… Continue Reading

New $44M Cancer Center to Break Ground in Lancaster, PA

Posted in Jobs, New Construction, Pennsylvania
By: Jennifer M. Horn On September 14th, Lancaster General Health (LGH) is set to break ground on the new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center. According to the press release from the LGH, the 70,000 square foot, $44 million center will, “bring medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists together in one location…The Suzanne… Continue Reading

Mid-Atlantic Construction Update

Posted in Jobs, Maryland, New Construction, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) is moving its headquarters to Pittsburgh. PNC, which is the largest bank in Pennsylvania, plans to build a $400 million “green” office structure in downtown Pittsburgh, which will create 2,500 construction jobs. The new skyscraper, which is to be about 40 stories high and 800,000 square-feet, will be PNC’s… Continue Reading

Mid-Atlantic Construction Update: Looking Up?

Posted in Delaware, Jobs, Maryland, New Construction, Pennsylvania
Is construction picking up throughout the Mid-Atlantic region? Here are just a few summaries of headlines for Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania Maryland: As of March 2011, construction projects in several Maryland counties continue to increase, and construction contracts “were up 55% when compared to the same month in 2010.” For the first quarter, future construction… Continue Reading

New Jersey Announces $584M Plan to Renovate and Rebuild 10 Schools

Posted in Jobs, New Construction, New Jersey
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that 10 schools in the state will receive a total of $584 million through the Schools Development Authority (SDA) to rebuild and renovate existing space. In addition to the allocated money, $100 million has been designated for emergency school improvements. School districts that will receive funding include: Bridgeton, Elizabeth,… Continue Reading

New Jersey Governor Signs Power Plant Bill and Tax Reimbursement for Revel Casino

Posted in Energy, Jobs, New Jersey
Update: Christie Signs NJ Power Plant Bill New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law last Friday the controversial power plant bill (S-2381) that, among other things, is aimed to lower energy rates by increasing the energy generated in-state and create construction jobs. The new law enables LS Power Systems to build a power plant in… Continue Reading

Heated Debate over NJ Power-Plant Bill

Posted in Jobs, New Jersey
A controversial bill, know as “LS Power Bill” has recently put New Jersey Governor Chris Christie under some pressure. The bill, A. 3442, is a reaction to regional power-grid operator PJM Interconnection’s (PJM) reliability pricing model (RPM) that is designed, among other things, to encourage the construction of electric generation through incentive rates. The bill… Continue Reading

Transportation Becoming a Priority in PA and NJ

Posted in Infrastructure, Jobs, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
On September 6, 2010, President Barack Obama proposed a six-year, $50 billion plan to rebuild the nation’s highways, railways and airport runways. Obama’s plan includes rebuilding 150,000 miles of roads, construction and maintenance of 4,000 miles of railway – enough tracks to span the continent — and rehabilitation or reconstruction of 150 miles of airport… Continue Reading

New Jersey at the Forefront of Solar Power

Posted in Green Building, Jobs, New Jersey
In terms of solar power, New Jersey is very progressive. New Jersey is a frontrunner in renewable energy production, and currently has the second highest capacity of solar power in the country – California is first. The Garden State’s successful implementation of rebate and incentive programs, as well as its commitment to renewable energy, have… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Governor Announces New State Investments - 400 Construction Jobs to be Created

Posted in Jobs, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced Monday that new state investments for Warren and Erie counties have been approved. The new projects will receive $45 million in state funding and $68 million in private funding and will create more than 400 temporary construction jobs. In addition, the new projects will create more than 325 permanent jobs… Continue Reading

The Philadelphia Eagles to Build First Ever Renewable Energy Sports Stadium

Posted in Green Building, Jobs, Pennsylvania
A new trend in sports stadiums becoming environmentally friendly has begun to take off. The new Meadowlands Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Giants, was built “green” using 40,000 tons of recycled steel and features solar panels and energy-efficient light bulbs. The Consol Energy Center , home of the Pittsburgh Penguins,… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell Awards $8 Million in Alternative Energy Grants

Posted in Energy, Jobs, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell recently announced that the state is awarding close to $8 million in state alternative energy grants. The grants will be used to fund 21 projects that will encourage the use of biofuels and technological developments to cultivate the further development of electric cars and vehicles that run on natural gas. These… Continue Reading

$32.5 Million Rail Freight Investment to Create Jobs in 28 Counties

Posted in Jobs, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell announced yesterday that a $32.5 million state investment will be made for 38 rail projects in 28 counties. At a press conference held in York, Pennsylvania, Rendell explained that the freight investment would “upgrade and add capacity, stimulate local economies and provide as many as 2,500 jobs.” The governor also elaborated on… Continue Reading

Graterford State Prison Project Moving Forward

Posted in Jobs, Pennsylvania
The project to expand Graterford Prison (Project) which was previously cancelled by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) is now expected to move forward. According to an 10-8-10 Notice to Proposers, the proposal submission deadline was November 5, 2010, and the lowest bidder will be selected to complete the Project. The purpose of the… Continue Reading

Will Philadelphia Developer Receive $100 Million from State Capital Budget?

Posted in Jobs, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is currently reviewing a new state capital budget that is calling for numerous new development projects across the state. Within this budget, through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is poised to receive $100 million. If granted the money, these are just some of the projects that… Continue Reading

Upgrades to Pennsylvania and Philadelphia's Infrastructure Discussed with President Obama

Posted in Jobs
On Monday October 11, 2010, President Barack Obama, cabinet secretaries and a handful of the nation’s mayors and governors met at the White House to discuss the President’s Infrastructure Plan (Plan). Both Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter were present at the meeting, which came on the heels of a report issued… Continue Reading

Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 Signed into Law

Posted in Jobs, Small Business
On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 (Act). The Act was designed to provide immediate relief and is expected to provide critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. Significantly, the Act authorizes the creation of a $30… Continue Reading

Delaware Department of Transportation Unveils Five Year Plan

Posted in Delaware, Jobs, New Construction
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently unveiled its plans to update the Cape Region over the next five years. Funded Projects On the agenda of funded projects are intersection and sidewalk improvements, such as realignment of the Plantation-Cedar Grove-Postal Lane intersection, as well as plans to develop the Destination Station Center near Rehoboth Beach.… Continue Reading

Update: Governor Christie Cancels ARC Tunnel Project

Posted in Jobs, New Jersey
After weeks of speculation, Governor Chris Christie announced his decision yesterday to cancel the $8.7 billion ARC Tunnel Project. This move came after the ARC Executive Steering Committee informed him that the project could cost New Jersey taxpayers an additional $2-5 million, recommending “immediate and orderly shutdown.” At a Trenton news conference, Governor Christie stated, “The… Continue Reading