Athens Property – Greek Homes http://greekhomes.info/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:07:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://greekhomes.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default.png Athens Property – Greek Homes http://greekhomes.info/ 32 32 Wyndham continues expansion in Qatar with beachfront property in Doha http://greekhomes.info/wyndham-continues-expansion-in-qatar-with-beachfront-property-in-doha/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 08:25:53 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/wyndham-continues-expansion-in-qatar-with-beachfront-property-in-doha/ Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, which has approximately 9,000 hotels in nearly 95 countries, continues to strengthen its presence in the Middle East with the opening of the 278-key Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach in Doha, Qatar. Managed hotel opens in collaboration with Hala Real Estate Development Company, a […]]]>

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, which has approximately 9,000 hotels in nearly 95 countries, continues to strengthen its presence in the Middle East with the opening of the 278-key Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach in Doha, Qatar. Managed hotel opens in collaboration with Hala Real Estate Development Company, a leading regional hotel development entity, and underscores Wyndham’s commitment to strengthening its offering in the region, which includes a development pipeline of 27 hotels .

Conveniently located just 500 meters from City Center Doha Mall and 600 meters from DECC Metro Station, Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach is the closest beachfront hotel to the prestigious West Bay area. The hotel is also within walking distance of various corporate, government and recreational facilities in the West Bay area.

The Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach offers modern upscale accommodations and has state-of-the-art leisure facilities for guests, including a variety of on-site restaurants, a spa including a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and outdoor swimming pool as well than a fitness center. Business travelers can utilize the property’s six spacious corporate meeting rooms, which have the combined capacity of accommodating nearly 350 people.

Wyndham Grand is a collection of distinguished hotels that are accessible by design, representing unique experiences with fine accommodations, attentive service and a relaxed environment. The opening of the Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach adds to other top destinations around the world where the brand can be found, including Manama, Istanbul, Athens, Chicago, Shanghai and many more.

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach is the latest addition to Wyndham’s portfolio of three operational hotels in Qatar and two more properties under development.

2022 is an important year for Qatar with the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in November, the first time it will be held in the Middle East. More than one million visitors are expected in Qatar during the tournament, a number equivalent to almost half of the country’s population. The Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach opens its doors just in time to welcome visitors and World Cup participants.

Michel Augier, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said: “The Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach offers fantastic accommodations and comfort for regional and international travelers looking to experience the wonderful city of Doha. Its unique location and facilities will delight all visitors, whether they are in Doha for business or leisure, for a short visit or a longer stay. With the opening of this distinctive hotel, we look forward to further supporting the city’s development as a global destination, as well as continuing to support Qatar’s ambitious plans ahead of the World Cup and beyond. We are delighted to open our fourth hotel in this unique city, an important step that will allow us to continue to offer experiences adapted to all types of travelers and preferences.

Hayden Edgtton, General Manager of Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach, said: ”This is an important moment for us, as we are opening our doors to guests from all over the world. We have a fantastic team on board with us who are ready to welcome our guests and deliver the highest standards and values ​​that Wyndham Grand is known for. Qatar is in the spotlight this year with the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and all I have to say is that we are ready. Qatar is known for its prosperous and sustainable economic plans, and we are confident that the years to come will have even more success stories to tell. The journey of opening a new hotel is always an exhilarating experience, and to see it up close, breathing life into concrete and stone to transform a building into a place where everyone can belong and enjoy, is truly unbelievable. Given the location and facilities, we expect the Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach to be popular with our guests. ”

In 2021, Wyndham achieved nearly 70 new hotel signings across Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) and added a host of exciting openings under a variety of brands, including Howard Johnson, Ramada, La Quinta and Days Hotels, with the latter launching in the United Arab Emirates for the first time. Wyndham also strengthened its leisure offering in Oman with the launch of Wyndham Garden Salalah Mirbat, a resort located in a popular destination in the Sultanate. Additionally, the company has launched several multi-faceted initiatives to support and empower hotel partners across EMEA to innovate and respond to shifts in demand and ongoing travel restrictions.

Wyndham hotels in Qatar and around the world participate in Wyndham Rewards, the world’s most generous hotel rewards program with thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide.

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Las Vegas monsoon season causes casino flooding and two deaths http://greekhomes.info/las-vegas-monsoon-season-causes-casino-flooding-and-two-deaths/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:02:41 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/las-vegas-monsoon-season-causes-casino-flooding-and-two-deaths/ It’s not a secret Vegas has a monsoon season. Every year between mid-June or early July and mid-September, the inhabitants know how to be wary of heavy rains. Flash floods are common and occasional minor damage to homes. But this monsoon season has been crazy compared to years past. In fact, the National Weather Service […]]]>

It’s not a secret Vegas has a monsoon season. Every year between mid-June or early July and mid-September, the inhabitants know how to be wary of heavy rains. Flash floods are common and occasional minor damage to homes. But this monsoon season has been crazy compared to years past. In fact, the National Weather Service calls it the wettest monsoon season in a decade. In a tweet on August 12, the NWS stated, “With 0.58 inches added to yesterday’s tally, the monsoon season in #Vegas has delivered 1.28″ of precipitation so far! This makes it the wettest monsoon in ten years! And we still have a month and a half to add to our total!

So what does an aggressive monsoon season mean for a city that isn’t exactly built for heavy rain? There have been several reports of flood damage to schools, homes and casinos this season. More recently, the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino on The band suffered major water damage. If you haven’t seen the video posted by BNC News last weekend you should. Looks like a waterfall has been installed in the middle of the casino floor. You can watch the video here.

But this year’s monsoon season brought more than just a makeshift tourist attraction at a strip casino. More serious consequences have been reported. The famous underground tunnels in Vegas are prone to dangerous flooding without warning. And so far, two bodies have been found in or near these tunnels. After heavy rain on Thursday, the Vegas public works crews and firefighters clearing flood debris from a tunnel discovered the body of a man near Las Vegas Boulevard. Fox5Vegas reported that the man was already dead when he was found in the pile of debris. And another person was rescued from the floods but later died in hospital.

Local officials are urging Las Vegas residents and tourists to exercise caution for the remainder of the monsoon season, which is expected to last about another month.

–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas

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25 states with the most historic sites at risk of flooding

Due to the deterioration and fragility of historic buildings, as well as the long-term degradation of the natural environment around these structures, historic sites are often at serious risk of flooding. Stacker identified nationally significant historic buildings across the United States located in census tracts with very or relatively high flood risk, using data from FEMA’s National Risk Index and the Registry. National Historic Places. The National Park Service defines six criteria for what makes a historic building listed on the Register of National Significance, a less stringent designation than being considered a National Historic Landmark. FEMA calculated the flood risk for each census tract by combining geospatial and historical flood event data from the National Flood Insurance Program and NOAA. For each state, a maximum of three historic sites are listed in order of flood risk, although many states on this list have more sites at risk in total. Colorado, Connecticut, and Idaho did not have nationally significant sites on the register located in high-risk flood regions; as such, they are absent from this list.

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Las Vegas’ wettest monsoon season in ten years http://greekhomes.info/las-vegas-wettest-monsoon-season-in-ten-years/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 20:22:00 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/las-vegas-wettest-monsoon-season-in-ten-years/ The National Weather Service indicates that this is the wettest monsoon season in Vegas valley in ten years! Some areas saw downpours add half an inch of rain in ten minutes during Thursday slow overnight thunderstorm. CBS News posted a video on Youtube of some travelers trying to cross moving water on the Las Vegas […]]]>

The National Weather Service indicates that this is the wettest monsoon season in Vegas valley in ten years! Some areas saw downpours add half an inch of rain in ten minutes during Thursday slow overnight thunderstorm.

CBS News posted a video on Youtube of some travelers trying to cross moving water on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday night.

Planet Hollywood in fact, there was rain falling through their roof into the casino during Thursday storm too. Watch this video posted by CBS News in Los Angeles.

Thunderstorms are possible every day in the seven-day forecast as the monsoon season continues for another six weeks or so here in Southern Nevada. According cnn.com, we had 1.28 inches of total precipitation in the valley this year. In 2012, we received 3.63 inches of total rainfall during the monsoon season. The wettest monsoon season on record occurred in 1984, totaling 4.16 inches of precipitation.

Driving or walking through standing or rushing water can be deadly. According to Clark County Regional Flood Control District, trying to walk or stand in six inches of moving water can cause you to lose your footing. If you try to drive through six inches of water, even if it’s still water, it can easily cause you to lose control of your vehicle. I didn’t realize it, but according to CCRFCD, “Almost half of flood deaths occur in cars, trucks and SUVs.” This fact will definitely make me think twice before walking through a large puddle after one of these severe thunderstorms. If you have children who like to play outdoors, make sure they know they should avoid playing in or near storm drains, canals, washouts, and retention ponds. By CCRFCD website, “water can flow through this network at any time,” even when it’s not raining.

“Turn around, don’t drown.” This is good advice at this time of year.

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25 states with the most historic sites at risk of flooding

Due to the deterioration and fragility of historic buildings, as well as the long-term degradation of the natural environment around these structures, historic sites are often at serious risk of flooding. Stacker identified nationally significant historic buildings across the United States located in census tracts with very or relatively high flood risk, using data from FEMA’s National Risk Index and the Registry. National Historic Places. The National Park Service defines six criteria for what makes a historic building listed on the Register of National Significance, a less stringent designation than being considered a National Historic Landmark. FEMA calculated the flood risk for each census tract by combining geospatial and historical flood event data from the National Flood Insurance Program and NOAA. For each state, a maximum of three historic sites are listed in order of flood risk, although many states on this list have more sites at risk in total. Colorado, Connecticut, and Idaho did not have nationally significant sites on the register located in high-risk flood regions; as such, they are absent from this list.

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Launch of the First Bilingual Job Fair and Resource Expo in the State of Athens | New http://greekhomes.info/launch-of-the-first-bilingual-job-fair-and-resource-expo-in-the-state-of-athens-new/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 19:00:00 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/launch-of-the-first-bilingual-job-fair-and-resource-expo-in-the-state-of-athens-new/ The Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Limestone County Economic Development Association and Main Street Athens hosted the first bilingual job fair and resource expo at the University of State of Athens on Wednesday, August 10. According to Pammie Jimmar, president of the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, the event grew out of a TVA project that […]]]>

The Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, Limestone County Economic Development Association and Main Street Athens hosted the first bilingual job fair and resource expo at the University of State of Athens on Wednesday, August 10.

According to Pammie Jimmar, president of the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, the event grew out of a TVA project that Main Street, LCEDA and the Chamber of Commerce worked on together.

After the project, the groups looked at the workforce to determine which worker population is underserved and discovered that Hispanic workers are underserved in the area, some of whom do not speak English.

“We created this job fair, and not just a job fair, but a resource expo, to have resources here where the individual doesn’t speak English or just needs a translator to help him, and so we have translators here,” Jimmar said.

Vendors in attendance included: Athens City and Limestone County Schools, River Valley Habitat for Humanity, Limestone Manor and other health organizations, as well as several builders and manufacturers.

A Habitat for Humanity representative told the News Courier, “We will eventually have a restoration here in Limestone that we are preparing and letting people know about.”

He went on to say that Habitat for Humanity had purchased property in County Limestone and they were looking for volunteers of all types, as well as sponsors, to help prepare the property for moving in.

Athens City Schools spoke to The News Courier regarding the need for substitutes and bus drivers in both Athens City and County Limestone. Limestone County Schools has several full-time teaching positions open. Both systems are looking for nutrition employees.

For more information on local employers, contact the Chamber of Commerce or the LCEDA.

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The Winter Olympic hotel is about to get a 25 million euro makeover http://greekhomes.info/the-winter-olympic-hotel-is-about-to-get-a-25-million-euro-makeover/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:01:28 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/the-winter-olympic-hotel-is-about-to-get-a-25-million-euro-makeover/ Images courtesy of Invel Real Estate. A historic hotel in the Winter Olympics destination of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, will undergo major renovations after changing hands. Prodea Investments and Invel Real Estate acquired the Bellevue Suites & Spa hotel for approximately 49 million euros ahead of the 2026 sporting spectacle. Deep renovation The new titleholders intend […]]]>

Images courtesy of Invel Real Estate.

A historic hotel in the Winter Olympics destination of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, will undergo major renovations after changing hands.

Prodea Investments and Invel Real Estate acquired the Bellevue Suites & Spa hotel for approximately 49 million euros ahead of the 2026 sporting spectacle.

Deep renovation

The new titleholders intend to undertake a c. A €25 million deep renovation project, delivering a five-star luxury hotel with up to 100 rooms, ahead of the opening of the Games. The catering offer will also be upgraded to international brand restaurants, making the hotel a dining destination in Cortina.

The six-story building, currently part hotel and part private residences located in the center of the ski resort, is now 75% owned by Prodea, with the remaining 25% going to Invel through its discretionary fund Eudora Fund LP.

The hotel was founded in 1894, designed with the concept of welcoming sophisticated guests and lovers of the mountain atmosphere.

Local approval

Invel Managing Partner and Founder Chris Papachristophorou said, “This acquisition is a strong endorsement of our local knowledge and network, allowing us to source unique assets and create value.

“Our interest in the hospitality sector remains strong in Greece, Cyprus and Italy, where Prodea and Invel have a high concentration of investments, and we now have a remarkable opportunity to develop a new luxury hotel in the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo, before the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Preparing for games

Other brands are also heading to Cortina d’Ampezzo to capitalize on Games tourism. Mandarin Oriental recently announced its first mountain resort, which will be located in the city.

The hotel chain has signed a long-term management agreement with investment manager Attestor Limited to rebrand and manage the historic Cristallo Hotel, which will undergo a substantial refurbishment after it closes in the second quarter of 2023. property will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Cristallo, Cortina in the summer of 2025.

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IMMUNE Building Standard™, implemented in school buildings http://greekhomes.info/immune-building-standard-implemented-in-school-buildings/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:21:29 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/immune-building-standard-implemented-in-school-buildings/ The IMMUNE Building Standard™, developed to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to expand its global scope that began in 2020. After offices, industrial and residential assets, the certification launched at the initiative of Genesis Property, a leading member of the European Property Federation, now also covers the buildings of educational establishments. St. […]]]>

The IMMUNE Building Standard™, developed to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to expand its global scope that began in 2020. After offices, industrial and residential assets, the certification launched at the initiative of Genesis Property, a leading member of the European Property Federation, now also covers the buildings of educational establishments.

St. Catherine’s British School, an international school located in northern Athens, Greece, has achieved the highest level of certification in the IMMUNE™ build standardbecoming the first certified educational institution in the world.

The school has obtained the IMMUNE™ – Resilient label, obtaining 5 out of 5 stars, following the successful implementation of a large majority of the measures included in the IMMUNE™ Assessment Scoring Index, an assessment tool developed by Genesis Property. The building now has upgraded air filtration systems and benefits from enhanced sanitation in key areas such as the main entrance, elevators, stairwells, touch plates and door handles. Additionally, automatic hand sanitizers have been installed in the main entrance and lobbies on each floor.

“We are proud to receive this certification which emphasizes a key priority to enable a healthy environment for our entire community, especially our staff and students. It is our responsibility to create a greener environment and future for our future generations and this certification validates our vision and mission in action,” said Stuart Smith, CEO and Principal of St. Catherine’s British School.

Founded in 1956 on the grounds of the British Embassy in Athens, St. Catherine’s teaches over 1,300 students, aged 3 to 18, from 54 nationalities. The school is an executive member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools), HMC School (Head) and IBO World School (International Baccalaureate). St. Catherine’s British School has exceptional teaching and leisure facilities, including a 350-seat theatre, state-of-the-art science labs, a design technology Fablab and much more. Additionally, classrooms are equipped with interactive smartboard technology and Wi-Fi is available throughout the school.

”This new milestone for IMMUNE Building Standard™ reflects a strong commitment to creating healthier built environments for the future and proves the versatility and adaptability of the standard. We support safe education and believe it is our responsibility to engage and unleash the potential of future generations. Achieving the highest standard, 5 out of 5 stars, St. Catherine’s demonstrates the commitment to transforming the educational institution into the best place for children to nurture their innovative spirit and creativity,” said Liviu Tudor , founder of Genesis Property and president of the European Property Federation.

IMMUNE™ is based on a hands-on investment in a Healthy by Design (HbDS) system, which allows building operators to check and adjust building condition to a healthy performance level, and thereby providing occupants with the space and confidence necessary for a healthy experience. .

Each IMMUNE™ certified building incorporates state-of-the-art technology, specialized equipment and dedicated staff such as an IMMUNE™ steward, to manage building operations and health metrics as recommended. The standard is based on a IMMUNE™ Assessment Rating Index comprising more than 130 recommended measures for implementation in buildings that include technical solutions for architectural engineering, technology and design.

An independent Certified Building Appraiser conducts the assessment and recommends a property to become IMMUNE™ – certified by the Healthy by Design Building Institute with one of three labels: Strong (3 stars), Powerful (4 stars) or Resilient (5 stars).

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Tenders Wanted for Taylor-Grady House in Athens – WGAU http://greekhomes.info/tenders-wanted-for-taylor-grady-house-in-athens-wgau/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 08:00:02 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/tenders-wanted-for-taylor-grady-house-in-athens-wgau/ City Hall is seeking help with the Taylor-Grady House, issuing a request for proposals for a rental and use plan for the historic property on Prince Avenue in Athens. This is a deal that will run through June 2024. Information on applications can be found on the Athens-Clarke County Government website. On the Athens-Clarke Co […]]]>

City Hall is seeking help with the Taylor-Grady House, issuing a request for proposals for a rental and use plan for the historic property on Prince Avenue in Athens. This is a deal that will run through June 2024. Information on applications can be found on the Athens-Clarke County Government website.

On the Athens-Clarke Co government website…

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government invites requests for proposals from vendors to provide defined use and tenancy of the Taylor-Grady House located at 634 Prince Avenue in Athens, Georgia. The contract period extends from the award dates to June 30, 2024 with an option for additional one-year terms as mutually agreed.

ACCGov seeks a visionary, yet achievable, plan for the operational use of the historic Taylor-Grady House as an event facility, office space, museum, or community center that maintains, if not highlights, the architectural significance cultural heritage of the building by displaying appropriate period features. furniture, textiles and artifacts. The main building has 12,320 square feet.

The building is historic in official designation and character, and should be maintained as such. All costs associated with utilities (water, sewer, electricity, gas, telephone, storm water, solid waste, security alarm systems, computer network, babysitting services, etc.) will be the responsibility of the tenant.

Facility maintenance services and landscape maintenance services are provided by ACCGov. ACCGov will be responsible for all costs of maintenance and repairs to electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, fire safety devices, graffiti removal and sewer lines. In addition, the ACCGov will be responsible for general landscape maintenance including mowing, trimming, maintenance of plant material, pruning, etc.

A mandatory site visit to respond to all inquiries regarding this project will be held on August 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Taylor-Grady House, located at 634 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia. Potential bidders are required to attend the building and land viewing.

General timeline:

  • Site visit (Mandatory) – Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Deadline for submitting questions – Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for receipt of proposals – Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Inquiries regarding proposals should be directed to Toro Holt, ACCGov Principal Buyer, 706-340-1742 or accbids@accgov.com. Technical questions can be directed to Angel Helmly, ACCGov Operations Analyst, Central Services Department, at 706-613-3530 or angel.helmly@accgov.com.

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Bradford County Real Estate Transactions: July 30, 2022 | Company http://greekhomes.info/bradford-county-real-estate-transactions-july-30-2022-company/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:00:00 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/bradford-county-real-estate-transactions-july-30-2022-company/ Johnathan Stephenson and Kathy Stephenson to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Transportation for property in Granville Township for $1. Christina Pilczak Szczesny and Duane Szczesny to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Transportation for property in Granville Township for $1. Carson R. Spencer to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Transportation for property in New Albany Borough […]]]>

Johnathan Stephenson and Kathy Stephenson to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Transportation for property in Granville Township for $1.

Christina Pilczak Szczesny and Duane Szczesny to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Transportation for property in Granville Township for $1.

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Billion-Dollar Research Facility Coming to Metro Atlanta http://greekhomes.info/billion-dollar-research-facility-coming-to-metro-atlanta/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:24:19 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/billion-dollar-research-facility-coming-to-metro-atlanta/ Rowen website. Image courtesy of The Rowen Foundation Nearly 2,000-acre ‘knowledge community’ and research facility that will cost billions of dollars to build by the end of the century and could create up to 100,000 jobs is beginning to take shape in Gwinnett County , in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. Rowen will include offices, […]]]>
Rowen website. Image courtesy of The Rowen Foundation

Nearly 2,000-acre ‘knowledge community’ and research facility that will cost billions of dollars to build by the end of the century and could create up to 100,000 jobs is beginning to take shape in Gwinnett County , in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.

Rowen will include offices, research facilities, public spaces and multi-family residences with an emphasis on agriculture, medicine and the environment. Led by the association Rowen Foundationthe plan is to bring together public institutions and private industries to encourage research to solve future problems and current challenges like the pandemic.


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“We are planning research on food sources, medical treatments, vaccines, climate change, renewable resources, urban ecology, etc. This includes the myriad enabling technologies that fuel innovation in these areas, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology. and microelectronics,” said a spokesperson for Rowen Commercial Real Estate Manager.

Rowen, a nearly 2,000-acre new knowledge community in metro Atlanta
View of Rowen’s site. Image courtesy of The Rowen Foundation

The massive undertaking was unveiled in August 2020. Gwinnett County officials are supporting the project until it becomes self-sustaining and have agreed to invest over $70 million to date. In April 2021, the county agreed to spend $125 million to expand sewer and water services and trails to serve Rowen and other parts of eastern Gwinnett County. This work should start in September. Rowen’s own infrastructure project is expected to cost $25 million and will start in October. Work on roads, trails and utilities within the property will take approximately 12-18 months.

Rowen plans to open its Convergence Center, a building that will house the Rowen Foundation and provide meeting and collaboration spaces for higher education partners and other community members, in late 2023 or early 2024. D The other development sites will be available at the end of 2023 as well, but the first vertical construction will depend on ongoing recruitment.

Impact on region, state

Construction costs for the project are expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2035, $3.4 billion by 2050, and nearly $7 billion by full construction. Rowen is estimated to generate $3.8 billion in economic activity by 2035, $6.6 billion by 2050, and $11.3 billion in full construction. Planners expect 18,500 jobs to be created by 2035, 55,000 by 2050, and 80,000 to 100,000 from full construction.

Rowen, a nearly 2,000-acre new knowledge community in metro Atlanta
Rowen Phase I. Image courtesy of The Rowen Foundation

Rowen executives are working with the Georgia Department of State for Economic Development and have several prospects to locate at the site, which is located along Highway 316 near Dacula, Georgia. more than 50 research and educational institutions. The site is also close to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Interstate 85. It is equidistant from Atlanta, Athens, Georgia, and Gainesville, Georgia, which offer one of the main -the most educated and diverse workforce in the country.

“We have seen interest from companies representing a variety of fields that would require office space as well as lab, technology and prototyping facilities,” the spokesperson said. “We would also like to see formal links between the companies we recruit and our universities in ways that foster opportunities for experiential learning, speeding up the market and commercialization of research.”

The Rowen Foundation, led by Chairman Mason Ailstock, who was previously chief operating officer at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, plans to establish new global best practices for sustainable zero-emissions strategies during development phases. and operating Rowen. The plan is to weave natural beauty into every element of the design to create an unforgettable sense of place. Much of the heavily forested site will be left in its natural state.

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As heat records fall in the North East, some city dwellers flee | Nation and World http://greekhomes.info/as-heat-records-fall-in-the-north-east-some-city-dwellers-flee-nation-and-world/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 21:45:18 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/as-heat-records-fall-in-the-north-east-some-city-dwellers-flee-nation-and-world/ PROMISED LAND, Pa. (AP) — It’s not exactly flowing milk and honey — just ask the area’s struggling black bears — but Promised Land offered respite on Sunday for city dwellers in the northeast trying to escape to a nearly week-long heat wave that only threatened to intensify. Those with the resources fled to pools, […]]]>

PROMISED LAND, Pa. (AP) — It’s not exactly flowing milk and honey — just ask the area’s struggling black bears — but Promised Land offered respite on Sunday for city dwellers in the northeast trying to escape to a nearly week-long heat wave that only threatened to intensify.

Those with the resources fled to pools, beaches and higher elevations like Promised Land State Park, 1,800 feet (550 meters) in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and about a 2.5-hour drive from New York and Philadelphia.

From the Pacific Northwest to the southern Great Plains to the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor, more than 85 million Americans were subject to excessive heat warnings or heat advisories issued by National Weather. Service. The agency warned of “extremely oppressive” conditions from Washington to Boston.

Even in the Promised Land, temperatures were expected to soar above 90 (32 degrees Celsius), but with forest shade, cool lake water and mountain breezes, it was more than tolerable, the authorities said. visitors.

Rosa Chavez, 47, a high school teacher in Manhattan, applied sunscreen on a beach at Promised Land Lake. She and her friend Arlene Rodriguez, who was accompanying her, had just experienced Europe’s own heat wave while vacationing last week in Florence, Italy.

“The heat follows us,” said Rodriguez, 47, a realtor and property manager.

Many records are expected to be tied or broken in the northeast, the weather service said.

Philadelphia reached 99 degrees (37 degrees Celsius) on Sunday before even accounting for humidity. Newark, New Jersey, had its fifth straight day of 100 degrees or higher, the longest such streak since records began in 1931. Boston also hit 100 degrees, surpassing the previous daily record of 98 degrees set in 1933 .

At least two heat-related deaths have been reported in the northeast, with officials warning of the possibility of more fatalities.

Philadelphia officials have extended the heat emergency through Monday evening, sending workers to check on homeless people and knock on doors for other vulnerable residents. The city also opened cooling centers and parked air-conditioned buses at four intersections for people to cool off.

Forecasters urged people to wear light clothing, drink plenty of water, limit time outdoors and watch the elderly and pets.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu declared a heat-related emergency through Monday and kept a dozen cooling centers open.

Sporting events have been shortened or postponed. Organizers of the New York City Triathlon reduced the distances athletes had to run and cycle. This weekend’s Boston Triathlon has been rescheduled for August 20-21.

On the west coast, forecasters warned of extreme heat arriving early in the week and persisting through the weekend. Temperatures could break daily records in Seattle, Portland and northern California by Tuesday and soar to the highest level since a heatwave last year that killed hundreds in northwest California. Peaceful.

Many homes in the often rainy region lack air conditioning, and authorities have warned that indoor heat is likely to build up during the week, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses, which medical officials say. Boston emergency also warned.

Back in Promised Land, Chavez said she had asthma and needed to keep her inhaler handy, especially “when the heat is so thick I can’t breathe”. Breezes and clearer air in the mountains help, she says.

It was already over 80 degrees by mid-morning when Mhamed Moussa Boudjelthia, a 31-year-old Uber driver from Queens, lit a grill at the beach to make kebabs. He and another friend from Queens had fled the scorching chaos of the city for the day.

“It’s really hot there,” Boudjelthia said. “There is also too much humidity.”

His friend, Kamel Mahiout, 35, agreed as he stood in a cooling breeze: “It’s crazy in New York.”

The heat even lessened within an hour’s drive, at lower elevations. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Sunday’s high was expected to be 97 and not drop below 70 overnight.

“It also leads to danger. People don’t get this relief overnight,” said Weather Services forecaster Lily Chapman. “This stress on the body is sort of cumulative over time.”

The region was also drier than usual, she said.

Regular campers and residents of Promised Land cabins attribute unusually high bear sightings to the dry conditions. Animals scour neighborhoods and campsites for scraps as streams and bays dry up.

“Today is hot,” said Alex Paez, 34, of Scranton, sitting under a shaded awning on the beach in Promised Land. “If you don’t need to be outdoors to do something productive, then stay indoors.”


Associated Press writers Jennifer Peltz in New York contributed to this report; Matthew Brown in Billings, Montana; Michael Hill in Albany, New York; Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island; and Curt Anderson in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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