What to expect from the JFK airport expansion

A $3.8 billion expansion of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport will add 500,000 square feet for seating, gates, restrooms and baggage handling. The project is designed for environmental sustainability, with one team each overseeing project management and IT. Read the Airport Technology story here

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Ritz Carlton construction continues in NYC’s NoMad

Construction of a 40-story Manhattan skyscraper that will include the NoMad Ritz Carlton Hotel has topped off. The hotel is due to be completed in 2021. Read the New York YIMBY story here

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Dream Hotel will be Cleveland Masonic Temple neighbor

A new hotel called Dream Cleveland will sit adjacent to the city’s historic Masonic Temple, featuring 207 guest rooms, multiple dining and nightlife venues and an on-site parking deck for 400 vehicles. Read the WEWS-TV story here

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New-look Plaza Hotel in El Paso, Texas, opens June 17

After more than a decade of design and restoration, the famed Plaza Hotel in the heart of Downtown El Paso has set an opening date. The 19-story hotel and adjoining Plaza Pioneer Park are slated to open Wednesday, June 17. Read the KTSM-TV story here

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$24M teaching hotel sought for Montana State University

Montana State University leaders are asking lawmakers to include a $24 million campus hotel for their hospitality program in next year's budget. Money is tight and so is competition from other building proposals, but after agriculture, the tourism and hospitality sector is the engine of Montana's economy. Read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle story here

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JBG Smith plans renovation, rebrand of Northern Virginia complex

JBG Smith Properties has decided to renovate, rebrand and expand a complex in Northern Virginia that is partially leased by Amazon for its HQ2. In the office where Amazon leases space, JBG Smith is proposing to create a new lower-level facade and turn 18,327 square feet into retail or office space. Read The Business Journals story here

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$100M indoor water park planned in Atlantic City, N.J.

An unnamed indoor water park resort will rise next to the Showboat hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Showboat plans to invest $100 million and is seeking a tax rebate for the project, which is due to break ground in August. Read The Press of Atlantic City story here

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Minnesota malls adapt with mixed-use plans

The owners of shopping centers such as Ridgedale Center and Rosedale Center in Minnesota are transforming the malls into mixed-use developments. Rosedale Center will feature a new boulevard, pedestrian street, green space, entertainment businesses and a possible hotel. Read the Star-Tribune story here

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Seattle hotel use for homeless shows qualified success

Moving occupants of Seattle homeless shelters into vacant hotels to stem the coronavirus spread appears to be working smoothly overall, though some municipalities in the county report problems. Cost of the program and transition to post-pandemic housing remain concerns. Read The Seattle Times story here

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New York to step up pace of major projects

New York is looking to reboot the economy in the New York City region by accelerating work on billions of dollars' worth of infrastructure projects. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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