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Golden West embarks on $19M renovation

BOULDER — Golden West Communities, an independent and assisted-living senior housing complex in Boulder, has embarked on a $19.2 million renovation of 310 apartment units.

The renovation project at 1055 Adams Circle will be financed with 4% federal tax credits, a Colorado Housing and Finance Authority loan, Enterprise Community Equity Investor (JP Morgan Chase) and Golden West Communities Inc. owner equity. Golden West is a nonprofit, first organized in 1963 as First Christian Manor Inc.

John McCarthy, Golden West executive director, has been working on the project for much of the past five years.

“We’re very excited about the upgrades,” McCarthy said in a written statement. “First, we completed less obvious improvements such as energy-saving windows, building weatherization and new elevators. Now we’ll get to enjoy many of the aesthetic upgrades, new fixtures and features, such as wall treatments, carpeting, paint and furnishings. While the renovation process may be a

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Sick of staying home: China expects a Golden Week tourism rebound

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China expects a significant rebound in domestic travel over the upcoming Golden Week holiday after the sector was pummelled by the novel coronavirus for months, with some flights selling out and travel platforms reporting a surge in hotel bookings.

Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk at the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing, China September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The pent-up demand is fuelling optimism the Chinese travel industry has reached a turning point, with hopes the eight-day holiday from Oct. 1 will supercharge a tentative pickup seen in recent months, even as some trepidation over the virus lingers.

China’s resurgent travel industry offers a striking contrast to business in some other parts of Asia as well as in the United States and Europe, where the novel coronavirus is still circulating and gatherings are restricted.

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FL Star building new Fiesta design in Golden Gate Estates

Tani Hurley Public Relations, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Sept. 26, 2020


Construction is underway on a new Fiesta design home by FL Star in Golden Gate Estates. The Fiesta is a three-bedroom plus den, two-bath home with 1,765 air-conditioned square feet. With covered entry, spacious covered lanai and two-car garage, the home has a total of 2,505 square feet under roof. 

“This Fiesta has many special features,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “It is located on 66th Avenue NE on a 2.5 acre home site, and it is on a beautiful pond. Buyers will appreciate the luxurious interior finishes of the home as well.”

The home includes beautiful quartz countertops, undermount sinks, 42-in cabinets, stainless appliances and wood-look laminate

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