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Fire burns Southern California residential construction site

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire destroyed or damaged eight apartment-style buildings that were under construction and damaged an occupied adjacent apartment building in Southern California before dawn Wednesday, authorities said. More than 60 firefighters from multiple...

Private house OK'd on remote SC island where resort denied

Nov. 30, 2021 13:02 PM EST

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A part owner of a private island in South Carolina accessible only by plane or boat has been given permission to build his own home on the island after Beaufort County last year denied a request to build an ecotourism resort. Bay Point, near...

Mohegan Gaming finalizes financing for South Korea project

Nov. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the corporation that owns the Mohegan Tribe's various gambling enterprises, announced Monday it has completed the $1.5 billion in financing needed to develop the first stage of a casino and entertainment resort in South Korea. ...

Chandler aims to limit more data centers after early growth

Nov. 28, 2021 10:11 AM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Chandler is eyeing a proposal that would make it more difficult for new data centers to open in the city. Data centers that house computer and network infrastructure often supporting multiple corporate customers have cropped up in the area in...

Glacier National Park's historical architect loves his job

Nov. 25, 2021 08:13 AM EST

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Kim Hyatt loves his job. As the park’s historical architect, it has been Hyatt’s duty for the past two years to ensure that any work done on the park’s buildings and structures is done in a way that preserves...

Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Housing market trends fuel single-family home rental growth

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homebuilders and other real estate companies are increasingly betting that would-be homebuyers frustrated with a shortage of homes for sale and runaway prices will settle for renting their slice of the American Dream. While individual homeowners and...

Nonprofit to redevelop bank damaged during Floyd protests

Nov. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. The 2.4-acre U.S. Bank site,...

NJ kicks off Atlantic City's 1st supermarket in 15 yrs

Nov. 18, 2021 14:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It took nearly $19 million in public money and a government agency willing to step in where the private sector declined to tread, but Atlantic City will soon have its first supermarket in 15 years. The state-run Casino Reinvestment Development...

Building permit application backlog in Hawaii County

Nov. 17, 2021 13:39 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County is trying to work through a backlog of thousands of building permit applications amid problems with new processing software and staff shortages. Thousands of applications were delayed when they got stuck in the county's new $15-million...