Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

Business Facilities

Just as with any planning technique, comparison of the potential benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones to other tax deferral or elimination strategies remains crucial. Read: Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines at BusinessFacilities.com.

TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

Business Facilities

Read: TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone at BusinessFacilities.com. The census tract containing the industrial park is among seven in Bowie County, TX, to receive the new federal designation.

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Business Facilities

Read: Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses at BusinessFacilities.com. Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

Miami-Dade approves zoning change to encourage TODs

Construction Dive

The county's new zoning allows for higher density residential construction along six transit corridors

First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana

Business Facilities

Read: First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com. The new 5G hub will invite businesses, researchers, and universities to develop next-generation solutions in Indianapolis.

Construction Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

Police in Greendale, Wisconsin posted this photo to remind drivers to be alert and drive carefully through construction zones. The incident happened Monday afternoon when the car somehow managed to get entangled with road work. How it happened is still unclear

Zoning Laws Stop Wind

Green Building Law Update

The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. Most zoning laws, including those in New York, do not provide for or otherwise recognize an equitable doctrine that would allow for the tolling of the time period of zoning approvals. Such is a bar to large and expensive projects that require special zoning approvals, as many alternative energy projects do.

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U.S. road work-zone fatalities up 7%

Construction Dive

Officials says more traffic and road work and distracted driving are to blame for the increase in fatalities

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Opportunity Zones: Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Stok

Introduced in 2018 with an expiring benefit already in 2019, Opportunity Zones (OZs) will continue to commandeer more and more cocktail hour discussions in the real estate world through the end of this year and beyond. Opportunity Zones for Developers. Opportunity Zones for Investors.

Cars vs Work Zones

Construction Equipment

Thirty-nine percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban

BD+C

The Oregon legislature has repealed a ban on construction of new critical facilities in tsunami inundation zones. The action now allows fire stations, police stations, and schools to be built where tidal waves caused by offshore earthquakes could strike the coast. .

Working in a Disaster Zone

Construction Business Owner

Construction work can be dangerous in normal situations, but a jobsite in a disaster zone, whether natural or manmade, has its own inherent risks for crew and equipment.

Cities modify density zoning to spur more affordable housing projects

BD+C

With housing affordability reaching crisis proportions in many cities, local officials are implementing new zoning regulations to catalyze more home construction.

Court Rules Onsite Renewable Energy Permitted In All Zoning Districts

Green Building Law Update

In a hugely important judicial decision advancing onsite renewable energy, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has found ground mounted solar photovoltaics to be an “accessory use” permitted as of right in all zoning districts. Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of Lehigh.

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The Lien Zone — powerful information to help you get paid (especially if you are in Florida)

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Lien Zone blog published by Miami Construction Lawyers touches close to home for two reasons. The post The Lien Zone — powerful information to help you get paid (especially if you are in Florida) appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas.

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President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

On January 9, 2014, the President announced the next step in those efforts by naming the first five “Promise Zones.” THE PROMISE ZONES INITIATIVE. The five Promise Zones announced are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

Business Facilities

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Construction Industry News From The Lien Zone

Constructonomics

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Developer-builder to invest $1B in heartland opportunity zones by 2022

Construction Dive

Decennial Group aims to direct up to $20 billion of construction to the economically-challenged tax havens during the next 10 years

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South Texas county backs $1.8B steel mill project with new reinvestment zone

Construction Dive

State and local governments are willing to compete for projects like the Steel Dynamics mill in San Patricio County in part because they stimulate the economy during construction

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Chicago-area joint venture antes up $1 billion for Opportunity Zone development investment

BD+C

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the designation “Opportunity Zone,” for which the Internal Revenue Service will allow tax advantages for certain investments in lower-income areas when an Opportunity Fund invests more than 90% of its assets in a zoned property

Performance-based zoning: U.S. cities starting to loosen zoning regulations

BD+C

have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years. Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. Cities are opting to use form-based codes, a concept less concerned with the use of buildings and more with their appearance and the way they relate to each other. read more.

How Winter Weather Can Hamper Productivity In Hazardous Working Zones

Constructonomics

This can be particularly true in hazardous zones, such as Zones 1 and 2 (relating to gas) and 21 and 22 (relating to dust). ATEX approved products, such as the Flexiheat jackets from SA Equipment , ensure safety even in hazardous zones.

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Annual Work Zone Fatalities Swing Upward

ENR Construction

ENR infographic show the trends in work zone crashes

TRAFFIC SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION WORK ZONES

PC Construction

Summer is heating up and construction zones have begun to crop up along many of our regular commutes. Continue Reading. All Community

Do car-free downtown zones work? Oslo, yes; Chicago, no

BD+C

Two well-researched articles explore the question of whether keeping cars out of downtown is good or bad for business, for people's health, and for the environment

Explanation of IS 1893 – Seismic Zone Factors

The Constructor

How the seismic zone factors are formulated in IS 1893 part-1? Where can I get explanation about it? Read More at Explanation of IS 1893 –

The Most Green Building Friendly Zoning Code in the Nation - Baltimore?

Green Building Law Update

Baltimore City is poised to adopt a new zoning code that is among the most ''green building friendly'' land use ordinances in the country. The Baltimore City Zoning Code was last comprehensively updated in 1971. Green Local Government Sustainability building code zoning

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Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State

Business Facilities

With a booming economy fueled by a business-friendly climate and a thriving startup ecosystem, Arizona was fourth among U.S. states in GDP growth in 2018. Read: Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State at BusinessFacilities.com.

Zoning hurdles challenge $1.8B Kansas development

Construction Dive

The Overland Park City Council said it won't authorize the necessary rezoning unless the developer redesigns proposed traffic improvements

V2I Alerts Show Promise For Improving Work-Zone Safety

Construction Equipment

University of Minnesota researchers conducted a study to determine if Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) messages could be an effective way to get drivers to pay attention to hazards and workers in roadway work zones.

Data Shows 46% of Road Contractors Report Work Zone Crashes

Construction Equipment

Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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CDOT Tests Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle: Video

Construction Equipment

Last week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled a first-of-its-kind work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews.

Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean

Business Facilities

Curaçao is ready to meet your business needs with multicultural talent and a bevy of economic free zones. Read: Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean at BusinessFacilities.com.

National Work Zone Awareness Week Begins

Construction Equipment

"Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake" is the message being sent by transportation agencies across the country as the nation recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11).

Construction group uses mobile technology to make highway work zones safer

BD+C

54% of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

A tale of two zones

Contractor Magazine

But how often do you see a system that has to take care of two zones with completely different thermal characteristics? This snowmelt system has to accommodate for two different surfaces. Snowmelt jobs aren’t that uncommon anymore.

DOH Worker Killed in Work Zone Accident

Construction Equipment

A state Division of Highways (DOH) worker was killed in a work zone after being struck by an “out-of-control” vehicle in Wood County, W.V., reports WVMetroNews. Police said Randall W.

OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death

Contractor Magazine

Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber. Best Choice Plumbing's 27-year-old worker died after passing car hit him.