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Commercial Construction Contracts Drop in North Texas

May 6, 2013

Sandra Baker

North Texas commercial construction contracts plummeted in March, falling 44 percent from a year ago, according to the latest McGraw-Hill Construction report.

Contracts for future construction totaled $251 million, down from $446.9 million in March 2012, the report said.

But residential contracts totaled $652.1 million, up 11 percent from a year ago. The housing market locally and nationwide has been rebounding for several months.

Statewide, commercial construction contracts in March totaled $1.1 billion, down 2 percent from March 2012. Residential contracts totaled $2.2 billion, up 18 percent.

Architecture center event

Landscape designer Ange Harvey will join Joe and Tracy Self on Wednesday at the Center for Architecture to talk about how yard art is a reflection of personal passions and a shared culture.

The talk, "Pink Flamingos & Painted Trees," will run from 7 to 8 p.m. at the center, 3425 W. Seventh St.

Harvey explores the thoughts and dreams behind art landscapes.

The program is free and open to the public.


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