Residential Building – Able Property Inspections http://ablepropertyinspections.com/ Tue, 24 May 2022 03:59:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Residential Building – Able Property Inspections http://ablepropertyinspections.com/ 32 32 Building in flames, tenants wonder why they didn’t wake up earlier – WFTV http://ablepropertyinspections.com/building-in-flames-tenants-wonder-why-they-didnt-wake-up-earlier-wftv/ Tue, 24 May 2022 03:59:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/building-in-flames-tenants-wonder-why-they-didnt-wake-up-earlier-wftv/ VIDEO: Building in flames, tenants wonder why they didn’t wake up earlier The East Millenia Fire Islands drew national attention for the heroic actions of a group of MPs who scaled the building’s balconies to save a baby. (WFTV) ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Stephanie Buonfiglio and Christian Regalo only had a few bags to their […]]]>

VIDEO: Building in flames, tenants wonder why they didn’t wake up earlier The East Millenia Fire Islands drew national attention for the heroic actions of a group of MPs who scaled the building’s balconies to save a baby. (WFTV)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Stephanie Buonfiglio and Christian Regalo only had a few bags to their names. Most of them were hastily piled up against a corner of their hotel suite or shoved into the lonely closet next to their queen bed. The studio-style room was comfortable, but sterile. The smell of fresh sheets and bleach that normally accompanied the view was long gone.

For 19 days, the couple had called the room at home, with their roommate who had been discreet for the interview. The three adults were rarely out, leaving only to take the dog out, buy food or visit the site of their former home.

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This house, a two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of a nearby complex, was a smoking ruin. A fire ravaged it in the middle of the night at the end of April, forever marking in their minds memories that were hard to shake.

“It was so hard to breathe,” Regalo recalled. “They were lying on the balcony floor – through the holes in the balcony gasping for air.”

The East Millenia Fire Islands has drawn national attention for the heroic actions of a group of MPs who scaled the balconies of the building to save a terrified one-year-old child. Buonfiglio and Regalo said they occupied the balcony next door. Buonfiglio had woken Regalo, who quickly realized the fire was about to engulf their unit before leading the others to the balcony to wait to be rescued.

They said they clearly remembered the time they woke up: 4:30 a.m., a full 19 minutes after the Orange County Fire Rescue incident report showed first responders were alerted to the fire and several minutes after the first fire engines entered the parking lot.

They said it was not some kind of alarm that woke them up, but that they were suffocating in the thick smoke. As they recall, the smoke detectors in their unit – which they had moved to three weeks earlier – were not working.

“We should have been woken up by fire alarms, not to smoke, especially with the amount of smoke billowing from the first to the third floor, Regalo said bitterly. Buonfiglio added that they were told their detector had been checked a month before they moved in to ensure it was in working order, but the duo had not tested it themselves.

WFTV’s own videos and footage from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office body camera both feature faint but distinct beeps within the first few minutes of the fire. Alarms had gone off somewhere in the building, but it was unclear what type they were or what units had been alerted. The OCFR incident report mentioned that detectors had alerted occupants to the fire, but gave no details.

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The incident report showed the building was equipped with smoke detectors, but not a sprinkler system to suppress anything that might burst into the structure. The report also didn’t say whether all the detectors were working, though officials said that was something they would look into.

Documents dating back to 2018 detailed a history of failed fire inspections at the resort, which was cited for various issues, including problems with the buildings’ alarm systems. On several occasions, the inspectors say, they were called because the systems were not sufficiently inspected, were not working properly or were causing false alarms. The resort was forced to pay a fee after such a call.

The OCFR incident report does not mention any problems with the building’s alarm system during the night of the fire.

WFTV reached out multiple times over the course of two weeks to see if the property management company would answer questions or provide context and explanation about the complex’s smoke detectors, fire alarms and failed inspections. None of the messages generated a response.

Independent property managers said fire inspections were easier to pass than a restaurant health code inspection, which is notorious for ringing kitchens for the smallest mistakes. Orange County, in particular, was considered an easier inspection to perform than smaller municipalities, as long as companies were proactive in maintaining their systems, officials said.

Contacted for comment, an OCFR spokeswoman said it depends on the institution.

Apartment buildings are considered ‘high risk’ occupancies and require annual fire inspections. However, depending on the building, the life safety systems installed may require more frequent maintenance,” she said. “As far as pass/fail issues go, it’s all over the place. Some apartments pass while others have continuous and chronic violations.

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During their interview, Buonfiglio and Regalo mentioned other issues with how their valuables were handled since the fire, especially the remains of their three pets which did not survive. They have since managed to find a house to rent that has allowed them to leave their hotel room for a more suitable environment, and have set up a GoFundMe to enable them to rebuild their lives.

“I feel like we’re on the way,” Regalo said. “There’s still a part of me that means, [but] it feels so low.

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15 West 96th Street culminates in Manhattan’s Upper West Side http://ablepropertyinspections.com/15-west-96th-street-culminates-in-manhattans-upper-west-side/ Sun, 22 May 2022 11:30:12 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/15-west-96th-street-culminates-in-manhattans-upper-west-side/ Construction peaked at 15 West 96th Street, a 22-story apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Sackman Enterprises, the 312-foot-tall building will produce 17 residential units. Cavan Builders Corporation is the general contractor for the property, located between Central Park West and Amsterdam Avenue. Work has continued steadily […]]]>

Construction peaked at 15 West 96th Street, a 22-story apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Sackman Enterprises, the 312-foot-tall building will produce 17 residential units. Cavan Builders Corporation is the general contractor for the property, located between Central Park West and Amsterdam Avenue.

Work has continued steadily on the reinforced concrete superstructure since our last update in January, when the building had not yet reached the lower setback. Now the structure has reached its peak and stands prominently over its neighbors. The exterior walls and insulation layer of the podium are in progress, and structural steel posts are being installed on the upper floors.

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

15 West 96th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Renderings show the tower clad in light-colored stone panels with a grid of large windows and a multi-story podium with high ceilings. There will likely be one apartment per floor on most lower levels and a few duplexes on upper floors. Residential facilities will include a fitness center, children’s playroom, bicycle storage and lounge. The closest subways are the B and C trains at the 96 Street station, as well as the 1, 2, and 3 trains along Broadway to the west. Central Park is a short walk to the east and will be clearly visible from the tower itself.

15 West 96th Street. Designed by SLCE architects.

The completion date for 15 West 96th Street is listed on the site for Spring 2023.

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Arizona residential building permits hit 16-year high http://ablepropertyinspections.com/arizona-residential-building-permits-hit-16-year-high/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:22:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/arizona-residential-building-permits-hit-16-year-high/ PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The number of authorized residential building permits in Arizona has just reached its highest level since May 2006, 3 On Your Side has learned. According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, 6,900 residential building permits were issued in the state in March 2022. This is an increase of 976 permits […]]]>

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The number of authorized residential building permits in Arizona has just reached its highest level since May 2006, 3 On Your Side has learned. According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, 6,900 residential building permits were issued in the state in March 2022. This is an increase of 976 permits from February 2022 and an increase of 1,893 allowed compared to March 2021, a jump of 38%.

“There’s this real demand for housing that’s fueling construction around the state,” said Doug Walls, director of labor market information for the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. He calls the 16.5% month-on-month jump from February to March “impressive”, but says growth in residential construction projects, both single-family homes and apartments, has been increasing for more than a year. decade.

“One thing that I think is on everyone’s mind is the construction that happened in the early 2000s, 2005, 2006, 2007, and the question is what are we going back to? “And I would say no, not at all. The reason for that is looking at other indicators; we saw a lot of speculative buyouts in the early 2000s. Now we’re seeing homeownership on the rise, that which means homes under construction are occupied,” Walls said. “We’re also seeing rental housing at an all-time low, and so there’s demand for those who aren’t looking to buy.”

The surge in approved building permits comes as Arizona’s unemployment rate fell to 3.2% in April.

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U.S. Housing Market Cools as Building Permits Fall and Housing Starts Fall http://ablepropertyinspections.com/u-s-housing-market-cools-as-building-permits-fall-and-housing-starts-fall/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:31:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/u-s-housing-market-cools-as-building-permits-fall-and-housing-starts-fall/ Construction of residential single-family homes by KB Home is under construction in the community of Valley Center, California, U.S. June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Building permits fell 3.2% in April Single-family permits fell by 4.6%; multi-family fall 1.0% Housing starts slipped 0.2%; single family dives 7.3% […]]]>

Construction of residential single-family homes by KB Home is under construction in the community of Valley Center, California, U.S. June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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  • Building permits fell 3.2% in April
  • Single-family permits fell by 4.6%; multi-family fall 1.0%
  • Housing starts slipped 0.2%; single family dives 7.3%

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. housing permits hit a five-month low in April, suggesting the housing market was slowing as rising mortgage rates helped reduce affordability for new buyers and first time buyers.

But Wednesday’s Commerce Department report also showed a record backlog of homes yet to be built, indicating that the moderation in homebuilding would be marginal.

Residential construction was already constrained by soaring prices as well as shortages of materials. The housing market is the most interest rate sensitive sector of the economy, with building permits being a leading indicator of the sector.

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“Housing construction appears to be in transition, with the sector caught between a sharp rise in mortgage rates and declining affordability on the one hand and supply chain constraints on the other which continue to cause an increase in project backlogs,” said Conrad DeQuadros, senior economic adviser at Brean Capital in New York.

Building permits fell 3.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.819 million units in April, the lowest level since last November. They increased by 3.1% over one year. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast building permits would decline at a rate of 1.812 million units.

The decline was centered in the single-family home segment, where permits plunged 4.6% to a pace of 1.110 million units, the lowest level since last October. Permits for buildings with five or more units fell only 0.6% to 656,000 units.

A survey on Tuesday showed the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in May. Builders blamed the fifth consecutive monthly decline in confidence on soaring prices for building materials as well as rapidly rising mortgage rates.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30% in the week ended May 12, the highest since July 2009, according to data from mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac. It has risen more than 100 basis points since mid-March, when the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates to cool domestic demand and bring down high inflation.

The US central bank has raised its key rate by 75 basis points since March. The Fed is expected to raise that rate by half a percentage point at each of its upcoming policy meetings in June and July.

“Higher mortgage rates would at least create uncertainty in the trajectory of housing demand and discourage builders from taking out speculative housing permits, said Isfar Munir, an economist at Citigroup in New York.

RECORD CONSTRUCTION BACKGROUND

The cooling in housing demand was bolstered by a separate report from the Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday showing that applications for loans to buy a home fell 12% last week from the previous week. They are down 15% over one year.

Stocks on Wall Street were trading lower. The dollar appreciated against a basket of currencies. US Treasury yields fell.

Housing starts slipped 0.2% to a rate of 1.724 million units last month. Single-family housing starts, which account for the largest share of housing construction, plunged 7.3% to a pace of 1.100 million units, also the lowest level since last October.

Single-family home construction fell in the densely populated Northeast, Midwest and South, but rose in the West.

Housing starts for housing projects of five or more units jumped 16.8 per cent to 612,000 units, the highest rate since April 1986. Demand for rental apartments is huge.

Although the rental vacancy rate rose in the first quarter, it remains close to the low levels seen in the mid-1980s. There is room for further gains in multi-family housing construction, with permits ahead of construction starts.

Despite the second consecutive monthly decline in overall housing starts, residential construction remains supported by record low housing supply. The number of homes approved for construction that have yet to start rose 0.7% to an all-time high of 288,000 units in April. The backlog of single-family dwellings was the strongest since June 2006.

Home completions fell 5.1% to a rate of 1.295 million units, with single-family dwellings falling 4.9%. Completions of multi-family homes fell 6.6%.

The stock of single-family homes under construction rose 1.0% to a rate of 815,000 units last month, the highest since November 2006. Multi-family homes under construction rose 2.3% to a rate of 811,000 units, the highest since February 1974.

“The housing market remains undersupplied, there is a significant housing supply gap that will not be restored in the near term,” said Abbey Omodunbi, senior economist at PNC Financial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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61-unit, 4-story Pappas building gets second green light from DeKalb commission – Shaw Local http://ablepropertyinspections.com/61-unit-4-story-pappas-building-gets-second-green-light-from-dekalb-commission-shaw-local/ Tue, 17 May 2022 02:00:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/61-unit-4-story-pappas-building-gets-second-green-light-from-dekalb-commission-shaw-local/ DeKALB – A new 61-unit, four-story apartment complex proposal by DeKalb-based developer Pappas Development is one step closer to receiving full city approval. On Monday, the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that DeKalb City Council approve proposed plans for what Pappas called Arista Residences, 1383 Barber Greene Road. The DeKalb City […]]]>
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Homes sold for around $1 million http://ablepropertyinspections.com/homes-sold-for-around-1-million/ Sun, 15 May 2022 09:00:15 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/homes-sold-for-around-1-million/ Every week, our survey Recent Home Sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes selling around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on the market with the most recent broker. The time […]]]>

Every week, our survey Recent Home Sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes selling around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations.

The “list price” is the asking price when the property came on the market with the most recent broker. The time spent on the market is measured from the last quotation until the closing date of the sale.

New Jersey | 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

A 2686 sq. ft. Colonial-style home, built in 1918, with a living room with fireplace and window seat, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, brick patio and detached two-car garage, on 0.2 acre .

7 weeks on the market

$840,000 List of prices

22% above List of prices

Costs $21,204 per year in taxes

Listing Broker Weichert, real estate agents


Westchester | 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

This 61-year-old, 2,572-square-foot elevated ranch-style home features a living room with bay window, kitchen with island and granite countertops, covered patio, and heated pool, on 0.37 acres.

15 weeks on the market

$1.15 million List of prices

0% above List of prices

Costs $25,358 per year in taxes

Listing Broker Julia B.Fee Sotheby’s International Realty


Connecticut | 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

A 68-year-old 1,382 square foot ranch-style home, with a combined living and dining room with a stone fireplace, an open-plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a home office, on 0.23 acres.

21 weeks on the market

$1.149 million List of prices

14% below List of prices

Costs $10,434 per year in taxes

Listing Broker William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty


Brooklyn | 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

This 700 square foot pre-war co-op has exposed brick walls, a combined living and dining room with a fireplace, a kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a washer and dryer in a building with no doorman .

22 weeks on the market

$999,000 List of prices

12% below List of prices

Costs $1,085 per month

Listing Broker Brown Harris Stevens


manhattan | 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

A 910 square foot post-war condo, with a combined living and dining room that has a door to a balcony, a walk-through kitchen with granite counter tops, and a master suite, in a building with a doorman elevator with a roof terrace.

17 weeks on the market

$1.05 million List of prices

6% below List of prices

Costs $1,247 per month in common expenses; $929 per month in taxes

Listing Broker Coldwell Banker Warburg


Long Island | 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms

This 94-year-old, 1,690-square-foot, red-brick Colonial-style home features a living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an independent one-car garage, about 0.15 acre.

41 weeks on the market

$1.2 million List of prices

10% below List of prices

Costs $18,115 per year in taxes

Listing Broker Douglas Elliman

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New ‘urban lifestyle’ apartments on the way in Arlington’s entertainment district http://ablepropertyinspections.com/new-urban-lifestyle-apartments-on-the-way-in-arlingtons-entertainment-district/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:18:47 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/new-urban-lifestyle-apartments-on-the-way-in-arlingtons-entertainment-district/ Developers building an entertainment district around Arlington’s Globe Life Field plan to add an apartment project. Maryland-based developer The Cordish Cos. has partnered with the Texas Rangers on a $250 million mixed-use project called Texas Live surrounding the stadium. The Texas Live project – the first sections of which are already open – is expected […]]]>

Developers building an entertainment district around Arlington’s Globe Life Field plan to add an apartment project.

Maryland-based developer The Cordish Cos. has partnered with the Texas Rangers on a $250 million mixed-use project called Texas Live surrounding the stadium.

The Texas Live project – the first sections of which are already open – is expected to include 200,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, meeting and convention spaces and an open-air events pavilion. air.

Cordish Cos. plans to begin construction in the fall on the nearly 300 five-story apartment and retail building called One Rangers Way as part of the project on the Nolan Ryan Freeway south of Interstate 30.

“The construction of One Rangers Way will bring a new dimension to the ongoing development in Arlington’s entertainment district,” Ray Davis, managing partner and majority owner of the Texas Rangers, said in a statement. “This region is becoming a nationally recognized sports and entertainment destination with world-class facilities that have already been completed and several other projects that are well underway.

The $70 million, 532,459 square foot project will open in 2024, according to planning documents filed with the state.

“We remain committed to providing a premier mixed-use development in the Entertainment District that will benefit the Arlington community and be a national tourist attraction for decades to come, said Blake Cordish, Director of The Cordish Cos. in a report.

Maryland-based architect Hord Coplan Macht designed the project.

Developer Cordish Cos. says the project “will provide residents with an urban lifestyle in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district.” Additionally, the building will include new retail space and a new public garage. »

“The opening of Texas Live! in 2018, in partnership between Rangers and Cordish, spurred incredible momentum for additional investment, including the opening of the Live! by the Loews Hotel in 2019, in partnership between the Rangers, Cordish and Loews Hotels & Co, the new Globe Life Field of the Rangers in 2020, the future Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center, inaugurated in October 2021, and the National Medal of Honor Museum, which started on March 25,” a Cordish representative said in an email.

In October, the City of Arlington and Lowes Hotels & Co. opened a $550 million Lowes Arlington Hotel and Convention Center as part of the growing entertainment district.

The congress hotel is expected to open in 2024.

Construction will begin this fall on the new Arlington rental community.(CordishCos.)
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Major gift from Jaimie and James Yeh ’87 names residential college, supports undergraduate expansion http://ablepropertyinspections.com/major-gift-from-jaimie-and-james-yeh-87-names-residential-college-supports-undergraduate-expansion/ Wed, 11 May 2022 15:05:45 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/major-gift-from-jaimie-and-james-yeh-87-names-residential-college-supports-undergraduate-expansion/ James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh, made a major donation to the Venture Forward campaign, naming one of Princeton University’s new residential colleges. The four-dormitory Yeh College, formerly called New College East, will open in August to welcome returning students and the Class of 2026. “This extraordinary gift propels Princeton forward in its […]]]>

James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh, made a major donation to the Venture Forward campaign, naming one of Princeton University’s new residential colleges. The four-dormitory Yeh College, formerly called New College East, will open in August to welcome returning students and the Class of 2026.

“This extraordinary gift propels Princeton forward in its mission to provide a transformative educational experience for more students who can then positively impact the world,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83. “We are thrilled to have Yeh College join the tapestry of names that are an integral part of our campus, and I am deeply grateful to Jaimie and James Yeh for their commitment to the Venture Forward campaign and their vision for Princeton’s future.

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Yeh College is one of two new adjacent residential colleges that will welcome Princeton students this fall, advancing one of the university’s highest strategic priorities: expanding the undergraduate population by approximately 10 %.

Yeh College will become Princeton’s seventh residential college. The adjacent New College West will become the new home for students and staff of the former First College. Located along Elm Drive near Poe Field, the new buildings will advance one of Princeton’s highest strategic priorities: expanding the student body so that other high-achieving students can experience the benefits of a education at Princeton, enhance the diversity and vitality of the campus community, and contribute to society upon graduation.

“When the University announced it would seek to increase the number of students who could be offered an education at Princeton through the Venture Forward campaign, we were immediately thrilled to lend our support,” said James Yeh, University Trustee and one of three co-chairs of the Campaign Executive Steering Committee for Venture Forward. “This process has been so rewarding because so many more members of the alumni community have come together, inspired by a vision for Princeton’s future, and collectively realized this expansion.”

“One of the best things about Princeton’s residential college system is how it sets students up for success by giving them a sense of community as soon as they step onto campus,” said Jaime Yeh. “The new colleges are designed to maximize that experience, with common spaces that help build on that community and invite students to spend time together.”

Residential colleges have helped define campus life at Princeton since the early 1980s, and they remain central to the university’s mission and distinctive educational model. The colleges – which currently include Butler, First, Forbes, Mathey, Rockefeller and Whitman – provide collegial and collaborative learning environments that are integral to student development and support an inclusive campus community. After the opening of Yeh College and New College West, the University will begin construction of Princeton’s eighth residential college, Hobson Collegewhich will be built on the site of First College.

“The names of our residential colleges become part of Princeton’s vernacular, part of campus identity, and ultimately part of the university’s history, said Jill Dolan, dean of the college. “I am very pleased that students are making Yeh College their home in Princeton starting this fall. Yeh College represents everything we desire for our students’ collaborative experiences in their residential living and learning communities. I so look forward to inviting all of our students to enjoy the warmth and inclusiveness of the new college.

Yeh College and New College West will share some important features, such as dining rooms and common areas. Their location extends the residential area of ​​the University south to a point where the more formal landscapes of Central Campus lead into the natural landscapes of Lake Carnegie. Proximity to other residential colleges – Butler, First and Whitman – and the open recreational space on Poe and Pardee grounds will foster interaction, engagement and a strong sense of undergraduate student community. Deborah Berke Partnersan architectural firm known for its inventive and sustainable buildings and spaces that foster community engagement, designed the new residential colleges.

James Yeh recently retired as Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Citadel, a leading global financial institution headquartered in Chicago. He was one of Citadel’s first employees and spent more than 25 years at the helm of the company. At Princeton, he earned an AB in Physics with a Certificate in Engineering Physics, then earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California-Berkeley. In addition to serving as a university trustee and co-chairing the Venture Forward campaign, he is a member of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton and the Alumni Schools Committee. Jaimie Yeh received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

At Princeton, James and Jaimie have previously made donations to support theoretical science, capital projects and Princeton civic service internships, among other initiatives.

“I am the son of immigrants, and the Princeton alumni I met when I was a high school student in Alabama welcomed me, cared for me, and encouraged me to get the most out of my education at Princeton,” James said. “I can never truly repay this debt, but 40 years after I entered campus, we are inspired to do our part for the next generation of students, just as others have done for me. I hope that students who live at Yeh College will have transformative experiences, build friendships, discover their passions, and develop their talents so they can positively impact the world.

“Princeton changed James’ life in ways he never could have imagined,” Jaimie said. “There wasn’t a large Asian or minority population on campus at the time, but the fact that he and others came here and had such a positive experience that they wanted to give back speaks volumes. For us, this is why it is so important to extend this opportunity to others, to give more students from all walks of life the transformative Princeton experience that has been so beneficial for James and so many others.

The University’s strategic framework, adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2016, called for the expansion of the undergraduate student body by 500 students, an increase of approximately 10%. This increase in enrollment, coupled with Princeton’s nationally recognized need-blind financial aid program, will ensure that other talented students from all walks of life and sectors of society have access to an education at Princeton.

the Venture Forward Campaignwhich was launched in October 2021, supports the University’s strategic framework, and its fundraising and engagement initiatives are aligned with the key focus areas of this plan: university access and affordability, financial aid, data science, bioengineering, environmental, American studies, and other important areas of research that characterize Princeton’s commitment to the liberal arts.

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City Council approves taller build for new South Moorhead apartment complex – InForum http://ablepropertyinspections.com/city-council-approves-taller-build-for-new-south-moorhead-apartment-complex-inforum/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:07:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/city-council-approves-taller-build-for-new-south-moorhead-apartment-complex-inforum/ MOORHEAD – Additional height was approved for a new four-story apartment building in South Moorhead near Interstate 94 and West of Eighth Street by Moorhead City Council on Monday evening May 8. Already the walls have fallen at the long-vacant Moorhead Days Inn and former Courtney’s Comedy Club to make way for the 204-unit apartment […]]]>

MOORHEAD – Additional height was approved for a new four-story apartment building in South Moorhead near Interstate 94 and West of Eighth Street by Moorhead City Council on Monday evening May 8.

Already the walls have fallen at the long-vacant Moorhead Days Inn and former Courtney’s Comedy Club to make way for the 204-unit apartment complex. It will be 52 feet at its highest point, which was above the 45-foot limit in city zoning.

Council member Deb White said she was happy to see enclave companies based in West Fargo working with neighbors to address concerns, including a church just north.

Landscaping is planned for the land adjacent to the two structures to “activate the area,” Enclave’s Brian Bochman told the Forum after the meeting.

Bochman added that in “trying to be a good neighbor,” they also added sidewalks around the new structure as a show of goodwill.

He said neighbors commented that it “already looked better” with the old vacant building collapsing.

He also told the Forum after the meeting that the project, called Compass Apartments, will cost about $32.4 million on the site at 600 30th Ave. S.

Enclave is also revitalizing another nearby area east of Eighth Street with a new apartment building and reviving an old mall next door.

Construction of the Compass Apartments is expected to be completed by December 31, 2023, according to documents linked to a tax increment funding district that is being used to help fund the project.

The former hotel was built in 1970 as a convention center and has been vacant since 2017. Planning Commission documents indicate that the vacant building has been the scene of police disturbances in the past, and redevelopment of the building s proved difficult for the previous owners.

Enclave acquired the property at auction. Demolition at the site began in mid-April, and Bochman said they would begin construction of the new building in June.

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Lightning destroys a private toilet in an apartment building http://ablepropertyinspections.com/lightning-destroys-a-private-toilet-in-an-apartment-building/ Sun, 08 May 2022 05:20:50 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/lightning-destroys-a-private-toilet-in-an-apartment-building/ Lightning destroyed a single toilet in an apartment building in Oklahoma during intense thunderstorms this week, local firefighters said. Severe tornadoes and thunderstorms hit parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Wednesday, causing extensive damage in some areas. In Okmulgee, about 40 miles south of Tulsa, lightning appeared to strike the roof of a building, strike […]]]>

Lightning destroyed a single toilet in an apartment building in Oklahoma during intense thunderstorms this week, local firefighters said.

Severe tornadoes and thunderstorms hit parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Wednesday, causing extensive damage in some areas. In Okmulgee, about 40 miles south of Tulsa, lightning appeared to strike the roof of a building, strike an exhaust fan, then spread to a particular toilet inside an apartment, according to the firefighters.

Photos circulating on social media show the toilet completely destroyed, with charred pieces strewn across the floor, under a black hole in the ceiling. Nothing else seemed to be damaged in the bathroom.

“You’ll never see it again in your life. It’s almost like an act of God. I mean it’s just inexplicable,” Okmulgee Fire Lt. Rocky Morrow told Fox Television Stations Group. .

When firefighters arrived, they had to put out a small fire in the insulation, fire chief Dewayne Hurt told the outlet. They also found a “slightly” burned rafter in the attic, where firefighters believe the lightning struck.

Lightning destroyed a private toilet in an apartment building during a thunderstorm in Oklahoma this week, firefighters said. Above is a storm in Olustee, Oklahoma, in May 2017.
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The apartment was vacant at the time, but new tenants were expected to move in the next morning, according to the outlet.

The incident is a reminder of the best safety practices during thunderstorms. About 20 people die of lightning strikes each year in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Lightning is able to pass through plumbing, which means people should stay away during thunderstorms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that people should avoid using the toilet, showering, washing hands or washing dishes when there is lightning outside.

Images of the powerful thunderstorms that hit the area with lightning and tornadoes spread on social media this week. One clip shows overturned cars and damaged homes, while another reveals a collapsed roof and a toppled tree amid lightning bolts.

In Lockett, Texas, a man told the Weather Channel that his family took refuge in a storm cellar shortly before a tornado destroyed his home. He said the lightning helped him see the tornado heading towards his house after it lost power. Three people in Lockett were injured during the storms, although no fatalities were reported, according to Weather Channel.

Last month in Iowa, a storm chaser captured the moment lightning struck his friend’s Toyota Prius, calling it “a once-in-a-lifetime strike.”

Newsweek contacted the Okmulgee Fire Department for comment.

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