Hotel added to Apple’s Austin, Texas, campus plans

Tech giant Apple Inc. has added a new amenity to its $1 billion corporate campus under construction in Northwest Austin—a 192-room hotel. Read the CultureMap story here

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Loan OK lifts prospects for Mississippi hotel restoration

A purchase option on the former Parkway Hotel is getting more financial security as the Aberdeen Main Street Board of Directors approved to pursue a $90,000 loan. Read the Daily Journal story here

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McHugh Construction helps top off Phase 1 of Chicago’s Ogden Commons

First building in North Lawndale mixed-used project is set to deliver in 2021
Chicago-based firms The Habitat Company, James McHugh Construction Co. and Bowa Construction have announced the recent topping off of a commercial and retail building that marks phase one of the $200 million Ogden Commons mixed-use project in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

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Chicago cleared for 102-story tower

The Chicago City Council has approved a plan for a 102-story skyscraper that includes a hotel, condos and apartments. The $700 million project would rise on a parking lot east of Tribune Tower. Read the WBBM-TV story here

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Old Florida roadside hotel revamped into mid-century boutique

Multiple indications point to travel eventually, slowly rebounding across the U.S., with many travelers stating they'll forgo cruises and theme parks for less crowded options. Read the Orlando Weekly story here

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Construction to start soon on Ohio GM battery plant

Concrete work is expected to begin in coming weeks on footers of a $2.3 billion General Motors battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The Lordstown Village Planning Commission has approved the project's site plan, paving the way for the joint venture between GM and LG Chem for building batteries for a minimum of 20 different electric vehicles. Read the WFMJ-TV story here

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Disputed hotel conversion advances in Palo Alto, California

For nearly two years, the proposal to convert the iconic President Hotel on University Avenue from an apartment building to a hotel has been widely criticized by residents and city officials for reducing the city's housing stock and violating local zoning laws. Read the Palo Alto Online story here

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Denver steps up pace of airport construction

The Denver City Council has authorized up to $560 million in additional spending to accelerate refurbishment work at Denver International Airport. The work involves all three concourses and includes the addition of 39 gates. Read The Denver Post story here

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Overhaul, renaming coming to venerable San Antonio hotel

The 42-year-old DoubleTree by Hilton near San Antonio International Airport will reopen in 2021 with a new name after an estimated $10 million renovation. The hotel, to be called Estancia del Norte, was purchased last year by an entity tied to Presidian Hotels & Resorts. Read the San Antonio Express-News story here

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Maryland eatery unveils outdoor bumper tables for social-distanced dining

An Ocean City restaurant has a unique way to stay socially distanced while enjoying a cold one and a sandwich. Read the WBAL-TV story here

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