0 View Gallery View Comments A local concrete company has a new strategy to garner support for its controversial pet project - promising a "world class bike park" in one part of the foothills while asking for a new mine in another. Transit Mix on Wednesday unveiled plans for a park to be built on the Pikeview Quarry property - but only if the company can get permits from the state and El Paso County to mine the Hitch Rack Ranch south of Colorado Springs. Dozens of area residents and organizations have disavowed the company's plans to build the second quarry off of Colorado 115 near Little Turkey Creek Road, citing concerns that the project could threaten the area's water supply and wildlife. Related: Punches thrown ahead of round two over proposed quarry south of Colorado Springs The company has said that if it can build the quarry, it will close the Pikeview Quarry, a massive pink scar on northwestern Colorado Springs' rugged landscape, and finish reclamation 10 to 20 … [Read more...] about ‘World class bike park’ envisioned for Pikeview Quarry site in northwest Colorado Springs
Urban Creek Partners has unveiled plans and renderings for Quarry Yards, a 70-acre mixed-use development in West Midtown. Designed by HKS Architects and Populous, Quarry Yards is being master-planned to become the gateway to Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, the city’s new park and reservoir along the Atlanta BeltLine. Phase one of the project, which is adjacent to the Bankhead MARTA Station on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, will include 575,000 square feet of office space, 850 residential units, a 300 room hotel, and 75,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. The $400 million first phase is expected to break ground by the end of the year. Urban Creek Partners also announced it is working with Pollack Shores Real Estate Group on forming a joint venture partnership for the multifamily development and is in discussions with a retail partner on a food hall concept. “Urban Creek Partners has been in this community for the past 10 years, listening and learning about what our … [Read more...] about Plans announced for mixed-use Quarry Yards development
By Joseph Geha | [email protected] and Jason Green | [email protected] | March 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm FREMONT — A dive team was called Thursday night to Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area after witnesses reported seeing a car plummet into one of the bodies of water, authorities said. Fremont officers and firefighters responded to a report of a solo-traffic collision in the area about 6:50 p.m. When they arrived, witnesses said they saw a car with at least one person inside drive down a dirt pathway and into the lake southeast of Rancho Arroyo Park. The accounts were corroborated by a pair of tire impressions in the vegetation at the edge of the lake. A rescue swimmer with the Fremont Fire Department searched for the car but did not find one. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office dive team was summoned to the scene and was preparing to enter the water as of about 9 p.m. Check back for updates. … [Read more...] about Divers searching for car that drove into Quarry Lakes
Comal County resolution on quarry decried as too little, too late. By Zeke MacCormack March 22, 2018 Updated: March 22, 2018 6:18pm Photo: Ronald Cortes, For The San Antonio Express News Image 1of/4 CaptionClose Image 1 of 4 Audience examine posters before the beginning of TCEQ Public Meeting on proposed Vulcan Materials quarry in Comal County on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at New Braunfels Civic Center Audience examine posters before the beginning of TCEQ Public Meeting on proposed Vulcan Materials quarry in Comal County on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at New Braunfels Civic Center Photo: Ronald Cortes, For The San Antonio Express News Image 2 of 4 Audience listens to presentation at TCEQ Public Meeting on proposed Vulcan Materials quarry in Comal County as people line up to make comments on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at New Braunfels … [Read more...] about Comal County resolution on quarry decried as too little, too late.
The source of the huge stones used 2,000 years ago to reconstruct the compound in Jerusalem's Old City was discovered on the site of a proposed school in a Jerusalem suburb. It was discovered as workers broke ground on the project, by a worker who stumbled upon a stake lodged in limestone, reports CBS News correspondent Robert Berger. The tool was used to split the 20-ton stones of the Temple. Today, the compound Herod renovated houses the most explosive religious site in the Holy Land, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. "This is the first time stones which were used to build the Temple Mount walls were found," said Yuval Baruch, an archaeologist with the Israeli Antiquities Authority involved in the dig. Quarries mined for the massive stones, each weighing more than 20 tons, eluded researchers until now, he said Sunday. Baruch said coins and pottery found in the quarry confirm the stone was used during the period of Herod's expansion of the Temple … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Quarry For Jerusalem’s Second Temple Found