How Kansas City Became the Sports Architecture Capital of the World
Multiple sports architectural projects have helped Kansas City to be dubbed the capital of sport architecture. Projects such as the Truman Sports Complex and Kauffman Stadium are among those which marked the birth of the new stadium design. Ron Labinski, former architect for Kivett & Myers, is credited with the area’s claim-to-fame.
Commission Rejects Proposal for Demolition, New Construction in Greenwich Village
The Landmark Preservation Commission rejected a proposal this month for a glass facade building in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The proposal included an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a one-story extension in an effort to build a new five-story residential building and rooftop addition.
Federal Funding Sought to Save Community Pool in Sarnia, Ontario
Jackson Pool in Sarnia, a city in Southwestern Ontario, is seeking funding to re-open. After closing three and a half years ago, the city council recently directed staff to apply for federal funding. Although the application is not guaranteed for approval, council members are hopeful their potential recreational projects package will appeal to the federal government.
$63 Million Missouri Construction Project to Create 290 Jobs
The 200,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Eldon, Missouri continues with framing project completion. Quaker Windows and Doors, a window and door manufacturer based in Missouri, is building their new plant in Eldon — a city located south of Jefferson City. The $63 million plant will offer 290 full-time jobs with expected salaries to exceed the county’s average by 130 percent.
Proposed Bond Could Breathe New Life Into Albuquerque Parks & Rec
Citizens in Albuquerque, N.M. will vote this week on a proposed Parks and Recreations Bond. The proposed 2019 General Obligations bond aims to raise approximately $16,830,000 for parks and recreation renovations and new construction. If approved, the funds will also provide resources for park management, equipment, and land purchases.