| Affordable Housing Development is Georgia's First LEED-ND Silver |
Sustainable Fellwood, a mixed-use redevelopment near Savannah, has earned the designation of the state’s first neighborhood to be LEED certified as a green building development by the U.S. Green Building Council. According to developers, the neighborhood was to be presented with LEED Silver distinction upon the completion of its entire site.
The $50-million mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood redevelopment broke ground in September 2008. Project developer Melaver announced the completion of its first phase in May. This first phase includes 110 affordable-housing units and approximately five single-family homes.
Stiles Corp. of Fort Lauderdale announced that the company�s headquarters building has become Florida�s fi rst existing multi-tenant offi ce building to receive Gold-level LEED-EB certifi cation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 300 Las Olas Place building opened has been the commercial real estate fi rm�s headquarters since 2000. (Photo courtesy Stiles Corp.)
|NAIOP Central Florida Realizes a Goal Realizing a goal it set in February 2005, NAIOP Central Florida, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, fulfilled its $600,000 capital commitment to the University of Central Florida's Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate on July 31. Here, NAIOP Central Florida president Jeff K. McFadden, left, presents a check for $25,500. Pictured accepting the check are, from left: Dr. Anthony K. Byrd, director of the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate; Randy I. Anderson, Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate at the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate; and Dr. Thomas Keon, Dean of UCF�s College of Business Administration. "NAIOP Central Florida's vision and determination in spearheading fundraising efforts were the driving forces in making the School of Real Estate a reality," said Randy I. Anderson, the inaugural Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate at UCF. The check represents NAIOP's final installment to endow the Jim Heistand-NAIOP Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate.|
| Pine Jog Elementary School is Florida’s First Certified LEED Gold |
Pine Jog Elementary School, built on the edge of a natural pineland habitat, has become the first school in Florida to receive LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to Miami-based architect Zyscovich and project owner the School District of Palm Beach County.
The project is a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and Florida Atlantic University. Among other features, the school features a hydroponic fruit and vegetable garden that is nourished by water from cisterns. The playground equipment is made from recycled plastic milk jugs and the benches from recycled glass.
| McCoy Terminal Named Year’s Best Commercial Airport Project |
The Morganti Group was recently recognized by the Florida Dept. of Transportation for its work in Monroe County on the Key West International Airport McCoy Terminal renovation project. The team received the award for “2009 Commercial Airport Project of the Year” at the 40th annual Florida Airports Council Conference.
The project included providing new ticketing, luggage and security areas, along with a central area for concessions and restaurants. Morganti oversaw construction of a 50,000-sq-ft addition to the existing airport, and completed 30,000 sq ft of new floor area on the second level. The firm also renovated 20,000 sq ft of existing terminal space on the ground level.