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Historic hotel to be imploded after failed ballot measure

Nov. 12, 2022 03:14 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The future of the Deauville Beach Resort site in Miami Beach sits in limbo after voters shot down a ballot question Tuesday, rejecting a vision from Miami Dolphins owner and billionaire developer Stephen Ross to build a luxury hotel and condo tower taller than what...

Historic homes may prove to be more resilient against floods

Oct. 09, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Whenever historic homes get flooded, building contractors often feel compelled by government regulations to rip out the water-logged wood flooring, tear down the old plaster walls and install new, flood-resistant materials. It’s a hurried approach that's...

California city nixes desert surf lagoon plan amid drought

Sep. 22, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California desert city rejected a proposal for a surf lagoon surrounded by hundreds of homes and hotel rooms after critics argued it's the wrong project in the midst of a punishing Western drought. The city council in La Quinta, near Palm...

Judge appoints mediator in Hard Rock Hotel collapse lawsuits

Sep. 12, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they were injured, a loved one killed, or their...