October 23, 2016


Building a Pedestrian-Friendly Downtown

After more than a decade of discussions, Maitland is moving toward developing a new downtown core that will be the only town center in central Florida to span both sides of U.S. 17-92. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

No Mercy in Condo Battle?

A battle over a luxury condominium development in Coconut Grove has caught the attention of developers, philanthropic activists, public officials and even hospital executives. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Good Faith Effort

Soon after Hurricane Ivan, religious leaders responded, spearheading formation of the Interfaith Housing Coalition of Northwest Florida, with help from a Catholic Charities USA recovery grant Read more »
Published on 11/1/2007

What Now After Home Depot Takeover?

The sale came just 17 months after Home Depot purchased Orlando-based Hughes Supply for $3.47 billion with the intent of rolling it into a larger operation that would build sales to the commercial construction trades. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2007

Workforce Housing: Back to Basics

A slow market is turning builders to workforce housing. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Wright's Stuff

Anne Kerr is trying to restore the biggest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world -- keeping them as working parts of a college and not museum pieces. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Out of Florida

Florida developers are busy on out-of-state projects, but they say that reflects on unique opportunities they've found rather than a judgment about Florida's future. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

The Carolina Connection

Floridians are buying up homes in North Carolina -- and Florida builders are hot on their heels. But the Sunshine State's brand of development is creating tension in the hills. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Skyline's the Limit

Emerald Coast's proposed project would encompass a block in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Hostage Goods

Florida gets tougher on movers who hold household goods for ransom. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Small Town, Big Plans

More than half of tiny Union County is owned by Plum Creek Timber Co., the largest private landowner in the U.S. and second-largest in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Numbers Game

Today, residential construction in North Port is at a near-standstill, and experts are at odds over just how many people actually moved into the homes that were built. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Trendsetters: Environment, Engineering

Stephen R. Miller, MSCW; Loretta Cockrum, Foram Group; Jack Finn, HNTB; Jennifer Porter, LBFH Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007


NIMBY can look different from the inside. Mark Howard My own back yard is an older subdivision that sticks out, blisterlike, from the southeastern edge of the Pinellas County peninsula... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

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

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