Hotels get to work for NYC in its time of trouble

Hotels throughout New York City are responding to the nation's hardest-hit pandemic location by accommodating health care workers and converting sites to low-intensity hospitals. Both transitions have necessitated strict anti-infection measures and consultation with medical experts. Read the Newsweek story here

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$500M L.A. hotel-condo tower proposal remains on track

Crown Group of Australia is not letting the pandemic sidetrack plans for a $500 million tower with a hotel and condos in downtown Los Angeles. The developer seeks city approval with hopes that the economy rebounds ahead of a projected 2025 opening. Read the Los Angeles Times story here

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AC Hotel by Marriott coming to Jacksonville, Florida

The city is reviewing plans from South Carolina-based Oto Development for a 72,000-square-foot hotel near the St. Johns Town Center. Read The Business Journals story here

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School could fill vacancies in Ill. shopping center

The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 board is debating a new school inside a vacant space in Park Place shopping center in Palatine, Illinois A tentative deal calls for a closed Whole Foods Market and adjacent space to be transformed into classrooms, while four retail buildings would be built nearby. Read the Daily Herald story here

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Chicago-area construction powers ahead

Construction is largely on track in the Chicago area amid the coronavirus pandemic as businesses take advantage of the lull in activity to undertake repairs and remodeling. Roadwork is safer for workers because of reduced traffic, and warehouse and logistics projects powering the economy in southern suburbs are proceeding as contractors observe enhanced health and safety guidelines. Read the Daily Southtown story here

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NYC increases emergency construction sites

More New York City construction sites have been labeled as emergency work, raising the number of sites where construction can continue to 781 from 402 as of Friday. Under the state's pandemic rules, construction can continue for utilities, transit, health care, homeless shelters and affordable housing. Read The Real Deal online story here

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Plans move forward for Stratford Square Mall in Illinois

A former Macy's store and part of the Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, Illinois have been demolished to make way for a Woodman's Food Market. The mall's owners are also working on plans for a J.C. Penney store that has stood empty since 2014. Read the Daily Herald story here

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Plans call for Ohio retail center to become a business park

A local developer hopes to transform the struggling City View Center in Garfield Heights, Ohio, into a business park. If successful, Giant Eagle will remain as the only big-box tenant, while the rest of the space is used for non-retail purposes. Read the Cleveland online story here

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Waffle House launches pop-up locations in Tallahassee, Florida

In an effort to drum up business and to serve the community, a Waffle House in Tallahassee, Florida brought hot waffles and other limited menu items to different neighborhoods. Read the Tallahassee Democrat story here

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Texas community surveyed on proposed hotel-convention center

Organizers are offering residents one last chance to give their thoughts on a proposed hotel and conference center in Greenville, Texas. Read The Herald Banner story here

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