NAVIGATION

April 26, 2017

Housing/Construction

Tour: Florida's Limestone Mines

Construction of everything from roads to homes involves limestone and sand. Many of these ingredients of cement are mined here in Florida and is one of the state’s key industries. Take a look at some of the state's mines. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Rock and a Hard Place

Threats to state's construction supply of limestone and other "aggregate" material will have a lot to say about building costs in the state. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Ave Maria Town Tour

Residents have moved in. Students have started class. It’s the beginning for Ave Maria, the new Collier County town and Catholic university. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

The Trends in Commercial Real Estate

With little risk of oversupply, Florida's commercial market fortunes are likely to continue. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Is the Bank at Fault?

Some banks release borrowers' money to contractors with little proof that the home under mortgage is actually being built. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Left in the Lurch

Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. But the downturn in the residential housing market has left plenty of other problems in its wake, including increasing numbers of construction defects. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Cutting Corners

Some owners are paying the price for homes built in a hurry during the boom years. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

Making Its Mark

EarthMark is building a luxury resort where tomato fields once stood. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Roots in Real Estate

Casey Cummings’ great-grandfather developed apartments and shopping centers in Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Cross Currents

A plan to revitalize the Miami River has put the marine industry on a collision course with developers. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Stats: Building Permits in Florida

Building Residential building permits in the first quarter of 2006 per 1,000 non-farm jobs: 8.6: Florida ( No. 1 in US) 6.64: N. Carolina ( No. 2 in US) 6.6... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Multimedia: Retrofitting a Downtown

Some established Florida suburban communities are designing new downtown developments. See photos and renderings of projects statewide. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Campus Crusade

Florida's cramped universities need $3.4 billion for construction projects to meet student demands by 2012. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Who's Building

The State University System will spend nearly a billion dollars in the next three years on everything from waterworks to roadwork. Dorms, garages, students unions and stadiums are extra. Here are some projects. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Fortifying

Fittingly for Florida, the answer to the insurance crisis is to build our way out of it. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Hurricane-Proof -- and Affordable

The homes, dubbed GreenSteel, feature "Katrina cottage" floor plans and designs created by Tolar Denmark Architects of Ocean Springs, Miss., part of a post-Katrina architects' group organized to provide permanent housing for storm victims. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Park Place, Orlando

Most prospective home buyers make note of room sizes, number of bathrooms and whether the kitchen needs updating. Dan Kirby looks at sidewalks. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Downtown Developments

The long-awaited Riverwalk project linking Tampa Heights and the Channel District is building momentum as funding, developers and design work begin to come together. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007

Cookies

Published on 5/1/2007

UWF's Innovative Home

The University of West Florida will begin building a demonstration home showcasing energy-saving technology and hurricane-mitigation techniques. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2007

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