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Everyone involved in the Santa Barbara construction industry has been waiting to hear news on when the airport terminal project will be awarded. Good news – More than $40 million awarded as airline terminal project ramps up.
Lash Construction was given a $3.8 million contract they will conduct site preparation and provide temporary facilities during the project.
I am very excited to read about this new Santa Barbara construction project getting under way – The council awarded EMMA Corp. a primary contract of $36.3 million.
This is a large chunk of money getting poured into the local economy; this project will definitely boost construction in Santa Barbara. However, no local tax dollars will be used to fund the roughly $63 million project.
The good news for Santa Barbara construction companies is that EMMA Corp. will most defiantly need to hire sub-contractors. They can use jobtrio.com to locate any contractor that they need. Lets just hope that when they look on jobtrio.com to spend some of their $36.3 million purse they find the right business. Reviews and profiles will help make their decision easier.
I was also very pleased to read – The historic portion of the existing terminal will be lifted off its foundations and relocated to the front of the terminal.
To read more about this project follow the link below:
I just read and interesting article about the city of Santa Barbara paying $707k for 4,700 square feet of property – The city seized the land in 2006 as part of a plan to widen Santa Barbara Boulevard.
Although the price is “unpalatable” says Mayor Jim Burch it is still – more than $1 million less than Walgreens had first requested. We will see what Santa Barbara construction company lands this project, when the time comes to widen the road.
The Law requires that governments repay businesses if the land seizure will affect the businesses operation.
I am very interested to hear about new Santa Barbara construction opportunities, lets hope that the city elects to hire a local Santa Barbara construction company.
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It is very exciting to hear that the condor exhibit is finished and they grand opening is April 22. Santa Barbara construction companies have been working on the zoo for a while but the $7.5 million project if finally about to open!
I am not sure what Santa Barbara construction company landed the job to complete the exhibit (if any one know please let me know). They were lucky to get the job and from what I have seen at the zoo they did a good job – The exhibit is the largest construction project in zoo history and was designed in collaboration with the California Condor Recovery Program.
I like to hear about new Santa Barbara construction project, if anyone a project they would like to post or have questions about construction projects please let me know. Go to jobtrio.com and send me a question.
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There are hopeful indications that California builders are clearing out their inventory due to the tax credit recently made available and are starting to build again.
During the month of April, the acquisition of single-family home building permits was up 21 percent over March, according to the California Building Industry Association. Specifically, Los Angeles construction and Bakersfield builders saw a significant rise in permit acquisition. April’s state numbers were the highest since October of 2008. Though the number of single family permits pulled was down significantly from April a year ago (a 33 percent decrease), the recent trending is still quite encouraging.
Sadly, though only recently enacted, the state’s cash base for the tax credit is now almost two-thirds of the way to being depleted. Thus, look for a hard push from construction proponents in the coming months to encourage law makers to continue to incentivize new building.
I highly recommend contacting your area’s representative and voicing your support for the much needed stimulus continuation.
In some encouraging news, it sounds like San Francisco contractors are on the path to getting treated more justly by the city’s Safe Paths of Travel (SPOT) program, which enforces pedestrian and traffic safety around building sites.For a long time now, I have been hearing complaints from my friends in the downtown area of SF that construction is being hindered by overzealous cops, issuing astronomical tickets for typical construction site inconveniences like double parking.
Management of the SPOT program is in the process of being transferred to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and that agency will take charge of explaining how the program will be made better. Improvements will include program oversight. SPOT is already funded by the SFMTA, but it’s enforced by San Francisco police officers – often using overtime.
The oversight of the SPOT program is soon going to be handled by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will plans to make it their top priority to improve the program. Presently SPOT is overseen by the San Francisco police, which Bay Area contractors see as a clear conflict of interests, as the officers are often receiving overtime pay for their SPOT participation.
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