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Old January 7th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #21
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Corpus Christi Construction Job growth Soaring

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Despite all of the construction cranes and building activity, Austin isn’t among the most robust construction markets in the U.S., according to job data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.

In fact, Austin ranked 89th for construction employment growth between November 2012 and November 2013. The local market added 2,500 new construction jobs during the 12-month period for a total of 45,900 jobs or a 6 percent gain.

In Texas, Corpus Christi posted the largest percentage gain of 15 percent or 3,800 new jobs. That placed is as the No. 11 top market in the U.S. for construction job growth. In sheer numbers, Houston added the most construction jobs — 4,300.
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I'm excited for Corpus Christi, but it seems they are holding back on highrise construction?
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Old January 7th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #23
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I'm excited for Corpus Christi, but it seems they are holding back on highrise construction?
Maybe they're in an institutional cycle with hospitals and such. Office towers are rarely built outside the biggest or hottest major metros these days. El Paso is busier than it's been for 40 years and still no significant office proposals.
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Maybe they're in an institutional cycle with hospitals and such. Office towers are rarely built outside the biggest or hottest major metros these days. El Paso is busier than it's been for 40 years and still no significant office proposals.
Could be. I heard the city leaders were strick with everything down there. I'm not sure how true that was/is. It would seem like paradise for a mixed use or condo developer.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #25
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Maybe they're in an institutional cycle with hospitals and such. Office towers are rarely built outside the biggest or hottest major metros these days. El Paso is busier than it's been for 40 years and still no significant office proposals.
Same is true for Fort Worth, even with sub-10% office space vacancy. But to be honest, these cities could use some increased core density for the time being...the highrises will come!
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Agree to that, Fort Worth is in dire need of a skyscraper. IMO
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Old January 9th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #27
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Could be. I heard the city leaders were strick with everything down there. I'm not sure how true that was/is. It would seem like paradise for a mixed use or condo developer.
It won't be long before all that oil money starts flowing towards South Padre and Corpus Christi...
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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:55 PM   #28
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Old June 8th, 2014, 03:00 PM   #29
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Schlitterbahn to open Corpus Christi park in July

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Summer vacationers can look forward to a new Schlitterbahn in Corpus Christi, opening July 15.

The park will contain a 2-mile-long torrent river, two to three uphill water coasters, three kids' areas, a Boogie Bahn, a heated pool with a swim up bar and Shoot the Chute, the company's first hard-park ride in any park. Shoot the Chute is modeled after a log ride, where the car takes riders up a hill and down into a splash zone.

Lodging also is incorporated with the park, and around 35 rooms will open July 15. Eventually, the park will have more than 80 rooms total. Rooms range from double queen to suites, but prices are not confirmed.

Attached to the lodging area is an event center with multiple rooms to hold concerts, weddings and parties. Also on-site is a Mexican restaurant, named Fajita, which will remain open yearlong.

Winter Prosapio, corporate director of communications and government relations at Schlitterbahn, said the park, located at 14353 Commodores Drive in North Padre Island, will have a Hill Country feel to it. She added the park will be decorated with handcrafted art to make the park feel warm, open, inviting and “at one with nature.”

“This one will really feel like elements of the Hill Country suddenly landed in beach country,” Prosapio said.

She said each Schlitterbahn park differs from one another. For example, the park in South Padre Island is beach oriented and Galveston's park has an urban feel.

“They all reflect their communities in one way or another,” she said.

The park is 61 acres and is one of the larger parks in terms of acreage, but is similar in content to the South Padre Island park, but ride designs are not the same.

“We don't make cookie-cutter parks,” Prosapio said.

A park was planned in Corpus Christi because Schlitterbahn's founder, Bob Henry, always wanted a park in that city, which attracts a lot of people in the summer, Prosapio said. Construction began Feb. 14, 2013.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #30
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That's great! I'll be going beach camping "as I call it" in Port Aransas in mid July. Hoping to catch some waves and going deep sea fishing afterwards. Will be having a great vacation and also planning on swinging by Schlitterbahn on my way back to Austin.
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This is very old news but it was never posted here:

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/eagle-f...ion-extension/

With dredging of a extension of the ship channel, CC is one step closer to getting a proper container ship terminal. The La Quinta Terminal is planned to be near Portland on the north side of the bay and would have a rail connection.

http://www.portofcorpuschristi.com/i...-trade-gateway

Article also mentions some new industries. A Cheniere LNG terminal, and an iron smelting plant owned by Voestalpine, an austrian steelmaker.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #32
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Updates on The Cosmopolitan



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Click the link to see more pictures and updates.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:51 AM   #33
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I've never been to Corpus Christi but from what I've seen of it via photos it looks like a nice city.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #34
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Corpus has been going through somewhat of a construction renaissance with the port, bridge, and other major projects, especially as money from the Eagle Ford Shale was rolling in. Here's hoping a local will take the helm to keep this thread updated!
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Good to hear! Seems everywhere in Texas is doing some nice projects except for my city, Texarkana.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 01:58 AM   #36
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Corpus Christi downtown living takes shape

The Cosmopolitan is nearing completion!



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On the 400 block of North Chaparral Street, the sounds of downtown redevelopment come in hums, whirs and the guttural growls of construction equipment.
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Austin-based developer Realtex is nearing completion on its $23.7 million mixed-use project that city officials hope will breathe new life into downtown living.

Located on the 400 block of North Chaparral St., The Cosmopolitan will have four stories containing 165 apartments over one floor of retail.

Roland Broussard with Realtex expects the first 88 units to be finished next month with the rest of the project following in July.
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Corpus Christi new Harbor Bridge



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Corpus TXDOT approved for a new $ 1 billion dollar bridge replacement of the current 1953-built span. Construction set to begin in 2016 and will take 5 years. When complete, the new 4-mile long span will become the longest cable-stayed bridge in the nation, 3rd longest in the world.
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Old June 5th, 2015, 02:32 PM   #38
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Schlitterbahn to open Corpus Christi park in July

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Summer vacationers can look forward to a new Schlitterbahn in Corpus Christi, opening July 15.

The park will contain a 2-mile-long torrent river, two to three uphill water coasters, three kids' areas, a Boogie Bahn, a heated pool with a swim up bar and Shoot the Chute, the company's first hard-park ride in any park. Shoot the Chute is modeled after a log ride, where the car takes riders up a hill and down into a splash zone.

Lodging also is incorporated with the park, and around 35 rooms will open July 15. Eventually, the park will have more than 80 rooms total. Rooms range from double queen to suites, but prices are not confirmed.

Attached to the lodging area is an event center with multiple rooms to hold concerts, weddings and parties. Also on-site is a Mexican restaurant, named Fajita, which will remain open yearlong.

Winter Prosapio, corporate director of communications and government relations at Schlitterbahn, said the park, located at 14353 Commodores Drive in North Padre Island, will have a Hill Country feel to it. She added the park will be decorated with handcrafted art to make the park feel warm, open, inviting and “at one with nature.”

“This one will really feel like elements of the Hill Country suddenly landed in beach country,” Prosapio said.

She said each Schlitterbahn park differs from one another. For example, the park in South Padre Island is beach oriented and Galveston's park has an urban feel.

“They all reflect their communities in one way or another,” she said.

The park is 61 acres and is one of the larger parks in terms of acreage, but is similar in content to the South Padre Island park, but ride designs are not the same.

“We don't make cookie-cutter parks,” Prosapio said.

A park was planned in Corpus Christi because Schlitterbahn's founder, Bob Henry, always wanted a park in that city, which attracts a lot of people in the summer, Prosapio said. Construction began Feb. 14, 2013.

Water park Hours are unconfirmed, but Prosapio said typical hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. everyday until Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend, the park is only open on weekends.

Season passes and tickets have not gone on sale.

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, based in New Braunfels, also has a park in Kansas City, Kansas.
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Work on Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital to begin this year

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Flint Hills office building construction OK’d

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Flint Hills Resources has the green light from Corpus Christi's Development Services department to construct a $28-million office building at the company's Up River Road facility.

The 142,000-square-foot field service building set for construction at 8125 Up River Road was the only project city officials approved last week.
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