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Noble Investment acquires Nashville, Tennessee Hyatt for $58M

Mountain Shore Properties has sold Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro, a 217-key hotel in Nashville, Tennesse for $57.8 million, according to public records. The buyer, Noble Investment Group, took $52.1 million in acquisition financing from Truist Bank to close the deal. The hospitality property opened its doors in February, more than two years after breaking ground in late 2017. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

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Urban Air plans to open new location in Mentor, Ohio

Plans have been unveiled to add an Urban Air Adventure Park at the Erie Commons Shopping Center in Mentor, Ohio. The 65,000-square-foot facility will feature indoor go-karting, trampolines and ziplines. A conditional use permit from the city planning commission will be considered at an April 16 meeting. Read The News-Herald story here

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Minnesota eateries pitch in to feed people in need

A number of restaurants in Minnesota's Twin Cities are cooking and serving meals for people in need, from laid-off restaurant employees to children for whom no school often means no lunch. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Construction continues at Kansas City, Missouri airport

Work on a $1.5 billion terminal modernization at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri is proceeding on schedule, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate says it is monitoring development and is taking health precautions in line with federal recommendations. Read The Business Journals story here

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Cloud proves timely investment for firms amid pandemic

Isolation measures mandated to contain the coronavirus pandemic have put many engineering and design firms in a bind if they have not moved data to the cloud. For those that have made the move, restrictions are putting their cloud infrastructure to the test, with some finding the investment well worthwhile. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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Boston Green Line work continues

Green Line Extension construction is forging ahead in Boston despite restraints on other activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, work rules in Somerville, where most of the construction is underway, have been tightened. Read the Boston Herald story here

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Philadelphia builders get extra time to stop work

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections has extended the deadline to comply with a statewide construction cessation order to Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Read the KYW-TV story here

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Cuomo: Construction can continue in N.Y.

New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo's executive order deems construction essential and allows work to continue at full capacity. Read the Bisnow/New York story here

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Illinois exempts construction from stay-at-home order

Construction sites in Illinois are exempted from the governor's statewide order for most residents to remain in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Construction falls under the category of "essential infrastructure," while critical trades are exempted separately. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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Inglewood, California mayor defends stadium construction

Mandates from California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County officials exempt construction on a new stadium for the Chargers and Rams, according to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.'s interpretation of the rules. Nonessential workers are teleworking, and contractor Turner AECOM Hunt has taken steps to increase cleaning frequency and to reduce worker density, project officials said. Read the Los Angeles Times story here

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