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VA News: Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

Funding Represents Largest Appropriation in Program’s History WASHINGTON — Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. The new funding can be used where needed for repairs, renovation or … Continue reading VA News: Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

LONDON/June 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out … Continue reading UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

Smoking materials blamed for massive Massachusetts blaze

LAWRENCE, Mass./June 13, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the improper disposal of smoking materials led to a massive fire in Massachusetts that destroyed three multifamily homes and damaged several other buildings. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when a resident tossed smoking materials near a side entrance of a … Continue reading Smoking materials blamed for massive Massachusetts blaze

$54 million fight over vacant Superman Building is settled

PROVIDENCE, R.I./May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A $54 million lawsuit over the state’s tallest building, called the Superman Building, has been settled just before a trial was scheduled to begin in federal court. The owner of the Providence skyscraper had sued its former tenant, Bank of America, saying the bank allowed it to fall into … Continue reading $54 million fight over vacant Superman Building is settled

St. Louis experts weigh in on what’s new with local development

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) St. Louis has played host to a lot of construction and local development in the last year, with more projects and real estate activity predicted this year than in the last decade.  As such, a table of experts sat down this week with the St. Louis Business Journal to … Continue reading St. Louis experts weigh in on what’s new with local development