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Washington State Transportation Budget Must Weigh Megaprojects, Maintenance

Major infrastructure projects face ballooning costs, putting basic maintenance and safety upgrade projects on the back burner.

January 18, 2024 - The Urbanist

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High-Profile Infrastructure Megaprojects for 2024

Federal funding is fueling a binge of major infrastructure projects spanning transportation, flood mitigation, and airport infrastructure.

January 17, 2024 - Construction Dive

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Constitutional Protections for Environmental Rights Latest Roadblock for NYC Megaproject

The latest in a series of lawsuits against a megaproject proposed for Manhattan is the first to sue on the grounds provided by a constitutional amendment approved by the state of New York a year ago.

November 27, 2022 - StreetsBlog NYC

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$323 Million Waterfront Project Cruising Along in St. Louis

Lighthouse Point, a $323 million marina and waterfront development proposed for the banks of the Mississippi River, has already been granted a special district, tax abatements, and sales tax exemptions.

November 23, 2022 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Developers Rebrand Baltimore’s Port Covington Megaproject

The megaproject formerly known as Port Covington is now known as Baltimore Peninsula.

November 23, 2022 - The Baltimore Banner

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The Nation's Largest Wind Farm: Planned in Wyoming, Built for California

This project could "save California," according to the Los Angeles Times. But it won't be easy.

September 4, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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Big Developments Coming to Houston Next Year

Houston residents can anticipate a slew of projects that will transform some of the city's most iconic landmarks and create new centers for work and play.

December 16, 2021 - The Houston Chronicle

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Why Big Infrastructure Projects Go Over Budget

Most major infrastructure projects fail to meet projected timelines or budgets. Some experts say this is a structural flaw built into "systematically deceptive" estimate practices.

December 2, 2021 - The New York Times

Soldier Field

Phase 1 Revealed for $20 Billion Chicago Megaproject

Plans for One Central, a proposed megadevelopment that would add 22.3 million square feet of buildings to the city of Chicago, are taking shape.

October 19, 2021 - Chicago Tribune

Centennial Yards

Latest Plans for Atlanta's 'The Gulch' Megaproject Focuses on the Public Realm

The latest round of plans and designs released for The Gulch by developer Centennial Yards Company plots increased walkability and urban design choices that respond to the existing built environment.

July 20, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Proposed Megaproject the Latest to Redefine Los Angeles' Core

A proposed $2 billion megaproject would expand the footprint of the ongoing reinvention of Downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods.

April 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

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S.F. Bay Area Megaprojects Not Coming to Fruition

Plans for numerous large-scale developments in the region mean thousands of housing units should be on the way, but constant delays and setbacks have left projects nowhere near completion.

February 5, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Southside Chicago

Proposed $20 Billion Chicago Megaproject Gets Reprieve

The 34-acre One Central project still faces opposition, but an extension on a federal loan application could give it a much-needed boost.

January 6, 2020 - The Real Deal

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Why New York's Transportation Infrastructure Costs So Much

It's been remarked upon before. Infrastructure in New York City is a cost nightmare compared to other global cities. Accountability is lacking, Josh Barro writes, but MTA also suffers from an "institutional lack of power."

May 31, 2019 - Intelligencer - New York Magazine

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Largest-Ever Tax Increment Financing District Approved for Lincoln Yards Development

The new TIF is expected to generate $900 million. Opponents wanted to wait until a new mayor is elected to decide on the TIF.

February 21, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times


Wisconsin Law Could Delay Major Highway Projects

A plan to save money on highway megaprojects is likely to backfire, experts warn.

January 5, 2019 - Urban Milwaukee

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10 U.S. Megaprojects to Watch

Curbed has produced a list of ten megaprojects that will reshape U.S. cities this year.

January 14, 2018 - Curbed


Maryland Governor Shares Transportation Wishlist With Trump Administration

The Republican governor's transportation priorities align with the administration’s agenda, according to the Washington Post.

March 29, 2017 - The Washington Post

The old and the new

Detroit Considers Community Benefit Agreements for Megaprojects

As developers plan city-saving projects like a billion-dollar bridge to Canada, Detroit residents demand that tangible benefits go to their communities. City council may pass an ordinance to that effect.

March 26, 2015 - Next City

9 Megaprojects to Follow in the New Year

The globe's increasing urbanization has spawned city-building projects on a scale never seen before, and each week seems to bring news of the next instant city. Mackenzie Keast tracks nine such projects that are due to proceed in 2013.

January 2, 2013 - Urban Times

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