April 19, 2014

Housing/Construction

Down and Dirty: $3 Billion in 'Dirt Bonds' Are in Default

They were used for boom-era real estate developments. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2010

Fishing For a Legacy in Citrus County

Dixie Hollins plans to create a port-style development. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2010

Construction Jobs Implosion

Northwest Florida has lost construction jobs -- but on a smaller scale than the state overall. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2010

Hitting a Drywall

Florida's head toxicologist is trying to determine the physical effects of Chinese drywall on homeowners. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2010

Florida's Regions Should Plan Growth Together

Traditionally, Florida's major regions pursue their own economic paths. If one region pays attention to what another is up to, it's most often for competitive reasons, not out of any sense of shared destiny. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2010

2010 Economic Yearbook: Signs of Life

Florida's economy finally has a pulse again. Layoff notices are down; temp hiring is up. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2010

Where Citizens Decide Growth Changes

One community has experimented with citizen approval of land-use changes. Now the forces allied against Amendment 4 want to make it the poster child for their campaign. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2010

Hometown Democracy vs. the Anti-Amendment

Amendment 4 will loom over all other statewide issues until voters cast their ballots in November. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2010

A New Home for Auctions

Lloyd McClendon's south Florida company threatens to end the timeworn practice of holding foreclosure auctions on the courthouse steps. He's taking auctions in 10 Florida counties online as a springboard to going national. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2010

Dual Developments

Q & A with North Florida Developer Billy Scheel Read more »
Published on 2/1/2010

Miami-Dade's Real Estate Still Dropping

How Miami real estate ranks in projected change, 2010 Read more »
Published on 2/1/2010

Another Investigation Sparked at PBS&J

The PBSJ Corp., a Tampa-based company, is conducting an internal investigation into whether a subsidiary broke the law in pursuing projects overseas. Read more »
Published on 1/8/2010

Fla. Newsmakers of 2009

People who made an impact in business, economy, science, environment, government, education, sports, philanthropy, media and our fallen soldiers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2010

84 New Homes Will Use 'Earth Cents' Standards

Pensacola home builder Bobby Price Jr. of Sweetwater Homes and Land is making a big wager on green homes. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2009

New Shands Hospital, a 'Healing Environment'

Walking through the University of Florida’s new Shands Cancer Hospital feels a bit like perusing a Florida art gallery. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2009

Building Boom for Orlando Resorts

Orlando’s tourism corridor experienced its worst summer on record for hotel occupancy this year, but a flurry of projects opening or under way reflects the industry’s bet on a brighter future. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2009

Two Miami-Dade Cities Buying Up Commercial Property

Two Miami-Dade cities are taking advantage of the real estate slump by buying up commercial properties, planning to use the sites for parks, senior housing and other community purposes Read more »
Published on 11/1/2009

Hillsborough Is Buying Fixer-Uppers

Using the first of its $19.1-million allotment from the federal government’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Hillsborough County has purchased a foreclosed handyman’s special in Tampa’s Clair-Mel neighborhood. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2009

Deep Thoughts on Miami's Port Project

Bill Johnson is overseeing major construction programs, including a $180-million dredging project to bring the harbor to a minimum depth of 50 feet to accommodate “Post-Panamax” ships and a $1-billion tunnel under Biscayne Bay to directly conn Read more »
Published on 10/1/2009

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