Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and builder magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded Unvarnished, a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Case, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Case, a five-home private enclave that is a central part of his 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, called The Malibu Series, representing more than $500 million in real estate. Properties within The Malibu Series include: the New Castle, five Case Residences, Malibu Road Beach House, Paradise Cove House, Cliffside, Point Dume Compound, Serra Retreat, Carbon Canyon, and the Who Homes: Where, Why, What and Who. Homes range from $14 million to more than $100 million and are coveted for the seclusion and proximity to the ocean, as well as the world-class architectural design, the distinct mid-century modern-meets-contemporary vibe and integration into the natural landscape. 

Forbes has an exclusive look inside The Malibu Series’ newest listing, the $75 million Case No. 3 residence. Case No. 3 is one of five homes in the Case Residences, which are being built at once and set to be completed in 2021.

Case No. 3 is a mid-century modern, one-level property overlooking the

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Cleveland gets $10.8 million loan to fund more sewer improvements

Ongoing sewer improvements in Cleveland, Tennessee, got a $10.8 million boost this week from a state loan.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers announced the loan this past week. It comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program and is aimed at infiltration and inflow corrections within Cleveland’s sewer collection system, officials said.

The loan has a 20-year term at 0.73% interest. Greg Clark, Cleveland Utilities’ manager of wastewater collections, said that rate was less than half the rate the city got on another $10 million program loan in 2018.

“Typically what we’ve done is, we get a $10 million loan and inside of that we’ll typically perform three rehabilitation projects with that money,” Clark said Thursday. “Each year we’ll bid a contract somewhere in the vicinity of $3 million to $3.5 million, just depending on how the work plays out until we utilize all those funds.”

The loan will fund work along South Ocoee Street and in the Dalton Pike area of South Cleveland, along with additional improvements near Bowman Hills off of North Ocoee Street, Clark said. Some streets north of the Bowman Hills area also will see some improvements, he said.

Specific loan-funded work in those areas includes “cured-in-place” lining to rehabilitate existing main sewer lines and rehabilitation of lateral lines to customers and maintenance holes throughout the project area, Clark said.

Clark said a little money left from a 2018 loan will be combined with the new loan to help keep overlapping projects going. Ongoing evaluation and smoke testing of the sewer system helps identify areas of greatest need and make the most efficient use of the loan funds, he said.

“These loans from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program address important infrastructure needs and demonstrate

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$6.8 million in improvements to 24th Street delight university | Articles


Creighton University celebrated improvements Thursday to 24th Street, which runs through the heart of the university.

The City of Omaha contributed $3.9 million and Creighton $2.9 million, the university said.

The project is designed to slow traffic, making it safer for students and other pedestrians. The street has become two lanes instead of four, and a median separates traffic. Creighton said it also wanted to beautify the corridor with plants and trees and improve access to and from North Omaha.

Improvements also will give 24th Street more of a gateway feeling to Creighton.

Among those attending the ceremony were Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton; and LaVonya Goodwin, president of the board of the North 24th Street Business Improvement District. The improvement zone covers about five blocks, from Cass to Cuming Streets.

The project also features bicycle lanes, bus shelters and a traffic roundabout to further slow traffic near 24th and Cass Streets. The roundabout will be named Haddix Circle, to honor George and Susan Haddix, who have contributed to this and other Creighton projects.

Hendrickson has said the section with a traffic

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Game time at new-look Hackley Stadium: Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation

MUSKEGON – Shane Fairfield was 9 years old when he played his first football game at Hackley Stadium.

Several years later, the memory is still vivid for Muskegon High School’s 11th-year head coach. The stadium, however, looks a bit different.

“That was exciting because I felt like I was in the Big House (at University of Michigan). I mean, being a 9-year-old kid going through that tunnel and seeing the field and there’s no track around it and that kind of stuff, I was blown away then,” Fairfield recalled earlier this week, as he prepared his Big Reds (1-0, 1-0 OK Green Conference) for their big crosstown matchup against Mona Shores (1-0, 1-0).

At 7 tonight, the Big Reds will finally get the opportunity to play in their upgraded, century-old stadium. As fate would have it, the rival Sailors will be on the opposing sideline.

Muskegon High School has been playing football at the Hackley Stadium site since 1907. The home of Michigan’s all-time winningest program has stood the test of time, but this summer the classic venue received a facelift in the form of an approximate $1 million renovation, including a new AstroTurf playing surface.

Watch MLive’s time-lapse video above — footage courtesy of The Christman Company, general contractor for the renovation project – to see the transformation of the iconic stadium.

“It turned out nice,” Muskegon senior Tyreese Oakes said. “This ain’t what I pictured because you can’t really see from a picture. And then they got done … from the sand, I’m like, ‘It’s just a normal field,’ but when they took a little bit by a little bit, it was awesome.”

Added Big Reds senior Amari Crowley: “I didn’t believe it at first, then I saw them breaking ground – I got

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Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed.

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced the settlement involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Manhattan Project-era facility near Richland, Washington, that is the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site.

The settlement was reached between Bechtel Corp. and AECOM Energy & Construction Inc., which for years have been constructing a giant nuclear waste treatment plant to clean up the Hanford site, which produced most of the plutonium for the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

“It is stunning that, for nearly a decade, Bechtel and AECOM chose to line their corporate pockets by diverting important taxpayer funds from this critically essential effort,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington said in a news release.

As part of the agreement, the contractors denied any liability in regard to further legal actions.

“As a company, we felt it was in the best interest of the project and our customer to resolve this matter so that we can avoid the distractions and expenses of a protracted legal proceeding,” Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit, said in a press release.

Hanford was created during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project effort to create an atomic bomb. Plutonium produced at Hanford was used in the atomic

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