673,000 SF New Orleans Office Building Undergoing $7 Million Renovation
The 40-year-old Pan-American Life Center in New Orleans’ Central Business District is being renovated for $7 million. The 673,000 square-foot office building is having its 11-th floor café and conference center renovated. The café will be transformed into a restaurant-style venue that offers more food and beverage options, upgraded furniture, and new flooring. The conference center will be built using high-tech AV equipment along with a tiered-seating auditorium. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2020.
FSU Opens New 130,500 SF Science Building
Florida State University has cut the ribbon on its new Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science Building. The 130,500 square-foot building includes 23 research labs, eight teaching labs, a broadcast studio for meteorology students, a 280-seat auditorium, and a 100-seat active learning classroom. Construction took approximately three years.
University of Pennsylvania Building New $46 Million Entrepreneurship Building
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is building a new $46 million entrepreneurship building. The seven-story building, titled Tangen Hall, will feature 68,000 square-feet of entrepreneurial space including incubator spaces, maker spaces, a test kitchen, and a Venture Lab. The building is expected to open in fall 2020.
Preleasing Begins at $300 Million Mixed-Use Project in Jacksonville
Preleasing has begun at a mixed-use project in Jacksonville, Fla. following the completion of its initial phase of development. The $300 million project, named Highland Row, will comprise 200 acres of conservation land, 65 acres of mixed-use land, and 1,150 acres of single-family homes and townhomes. The mixed-use space will feature a grocery store, office buildings, a movie theater, and two hotels.
New $86 Million FBI Field Office Proposed for Oklahoma City
President Donald Trump is proposing the construction of a new $86 million FBI field office in Oklahoma City. The recommendation is expected to provide continued housing for the region’s growing federal law enforcement footprint. A pair of bipartisan congressional representatives for Oklahoma have expressed their support for the project.