• Aug 15, 06:33 AM | USAToday.com

    Members Only Priced Out of the Market? Cities Where the Middle Class Can No Longer Afford a Home

    According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, families that pay more than 30% of their incomes on housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording rent as well as other necessities such as food, clothing, transportation, and medical care. While the poorest families are the most likely to be housing-cost burdened, skyrocketing home prices in U.S. ...

  • Aug 15, 08:36 AM | Post & Courier

    Charleston County faces $99 Million Question about Fate of Naval Hospital

    Having spent $33 million to settle a lawsuit and acquire the vacant former Charleston Naval Hospital - the tallest building in North Charleston - taxpayers are facing several expensive options that County Council will consider Thursday. “We have tasked staff and contractors to be available to discuss options; options such as selling it, tearing it down, rebuilding what we have - and price tags ...

  • Aug 15, 02:49 AM | Press of Atlantic City

    Cape May Redevelopment Plan Debated

    CAPE MAY - A forum discussing designating areas of the city in need of redevelopment Monday night drew a mixed response from residents and second homeowners, with some seeing it as a helpful tool and others feeling it could damage the city. The forum, which lasted about two hours at Cape May Convention Hall, was in response to a contentious town meeting in January during which residents took a ...

  • Aug 15, 06:27 AM | Waukesha County Now

    Here's five signs about just how Mukwonago is growing

    MUKWONAGO - Somewhere in all the usual planning, a trend developed in the village of Mukwonago. Suddenly, it seemed like 2018 would be the village's year not just for ongoing housing and commercial/industrial development, but rather significant leaps forward. It's not "growth" in terms of the predictable measure of population, though the village of about 7,600 residents continues to expand ...

  • Aug 15, 03:03 AM | Whitefish Pilot

    Rezone requested for affordable housing project

    A request to rezone property proposed to be developed for affordable housing is set to go before the Whitefish Planning Board on Thursday, Aug. 16. Homeword is requesting to rezone about 2 acres on Edgewood Place near Wisconsin Avenue to high density multi-family residential. The property is owned by Alan and Lisa Stinson who have agreed to sell the property to the Whitefish Housing Authority, ...

  • Aug 15, 12:57 AM | Grand Rapids Press

    Members Only Forums to be held to discuss housing proposals Housing Zoning amendments meant to help create affordable homes have faced pushback

    Community members will have four opportunities this week to ask questions and weigh in on four of the remaining proposed zoning amendments aimed at getting more affordable housing built in Grand Rapids. Earlier this year, several residents voiced opposition and shared potential changes about the proposals at a public hearing. Each community feedback session will be facilitated by West Michigan ...

  • Aug 14, 06:49 PM | The Holland Sentinel

    Holland council to consider increasing parking fees for downtown residents

    Aug. 14--HOLLAND -- An annual parking permit could cost a downtown Holland resident $360 if new proposed fees are approved. The increase is on Holland City Council's agenda for its Wednesday, Aug. 15, meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at city hall, 270 S. River Ave. Fees are proposed to go from $120 to $360 for an annual permit; $80 to $175 for a 3-6 month permit; $40 to $85 for a 1-3 ...

  • Aug 14, 06:47 PM | Portland Press Herald

    Members Only Massive boat lift newest development on Portland's working waterfront

    Aug. 14--A huge, 330-metric ton boat lift was unveiled on Portland's western waterfront Tuesday, signaling the next phase in the industrial redevelopment of prime marine real estate. Portland Shipyard and Portland Yacht Services initiated service of the travel lift during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The lift, which hoists large boats out of the water and moves them to workshops on land, is ...

  • Aug 14, 04:36 PM | Post & Courier

    After public outcry, planning commission denies rezoning that would invite 18-wheelers

    Hundreds of North Charleston residents pushed back against a rezoning effort that would have made way for potentially hundreds of trucks to move along Cosgrove, Spruill and Reynolds avenues. The North Charleston Planning Commission voted unanimously against rezoning the property from B2-General Business to Planned Development. The decision will go before North Charleston's City Council Sept. ...

  • Aug 14, 09:20 AM | Associated Press

    Ride-hail Drivers Rush to Register Before NYC License Cap

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing services lined up for hours to register their cars before New York City enacts a temporary cap on new licenses. The New York Times says hundreds of drivers jammed an Uber office on Monday to get their paperwork in order. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is planning to sign the bill into law on Tuesday. Once the legislation becomes law, no new ...

  • Aug 14, 04:47 AM | Noozhawk

    Neighbors Fight Apartment Project on Santa Barbara's Upper Eastside

    A group of Santa Barbara residents are fighting the design approval of a four-unit apartment project that they say is incompatible with the neighborhood and clashes with the bungalow homes in the Upper Eastside area. A 1,743-square-foot, single-story duplex with a detached two-car garage currently sits at 501 E. Micheltorena St., near a surface parking lot and a two-story medical building. The ...

  • Aug 14, 05:44 AM | US Official News

    Members Only FEMA Public Assistance Funding Tops $3 Billion for Puerto Rico.

    Washington: Federal Emergency Management Agency, has issued the following news release: FEMA has awarded more than $320 million in Public Assistance grants to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria-related costs on the island. This brings the total to more than $3 billion in Public Assistance funds that FEMA has obligated to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities. The following is a ...

  • Aug 14, 08:33 AM | The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

    Downtown Bozeman invites input on growth plan

    Downtown Bozeman is seeking community input on a third iteration of the Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan during several drop-in sessions this week. The last improvement plan was created in 2009 and was also heavily influenced by community workshop sessions. “We’re just starting the process to update the development plan,” said Chris Naumann, executive director of the Downtown Bozeman ...

  • Aug 14, 08:33 AM | Idaho Press-Tribune

    Boise urban renewal pitches $15 million for new library

    Funding for Boise’s new library is on the table as part of the city’s urban renewal agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget. On Monday, Capital City Development Corporation, Boise’s urban renewal agency, heard a presentation of its proposed $58 million budget for the upcoming year. The draft includes funds for large downtown capital projects, including $15 million for parking, streetscape upgrades ...

  • Aug 14, 09:02 AM | Lake County News-Sun

    County Stormwater Commission Funds Study on Impact of Coming Foxconn Development

    Aug. 14--The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission has approved a $74,000 engineering study to review potential flooding impacts Lake County could see from the pending Foxconn development in Racine County, Wis. Officials announced Monday that the Stormwater Commission has approved the study with Christopher B. Burke Engineering to review the proposed Foxconn development due to concerns ...

  • Aug 14, 08:16 AM | Mercer Island Reporter

    Task force has no game plan for tackling regional homelessness crisis

    Seattle and King County's joint task force to address the crisis still only has vague strategies.

  • Aug 14, 08:02 AM | The Bakersfield Californian

    California county has plan to end homelessness but no funding yet

    Aug. 14--Faced with mounting public concern and an uptick in homelessness, the Kern County Board of Supervisors held a community meeting Monday to discuss how to address the issue. Their conclusion? "We're going to need a bigger boat," said Bill Walker, director of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. But whether there's money to build a bigger boat remains an unanswered question. A ...

  • Aug 14, 07:34 AM | South Bend Tribune

    Next stop downtown South Bend? Mayor wants commuter train line extension

    Aug. 14--SOUTH BEND -- Calling it a "once in a generation opportunity," Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the common council Monday night that he'll pursue bringing the South Shore Line downtown by 2025, despite its much costlier pricetag. The city's redevelopment commission last year voted to spend $25 million in tax incremental financing district property tax money to build a new station. At the ...

  • Aug 14, 07:20 AM | Free Press

    Council backs large downtown Mankato day care

    Aug. 14--MANKATO -- One of Mankato's largest child care centers is expected to open downtown next spring after the City Council Monday night unanimously approved financing to transform an aging office building into the Cultivate Mankato day care. The $125,000 City Center Renaissance Loan from the council, acting as the Mankato Economic Development Authority, carries a term of 8 years at 5 ...

  • Aug 14, 05:55 AM | Patriot-News

    Members Only Will interest in land banks continue to grow in Pennsylvania?

    An amendment to Pennsylvania's law on land banks could result in less duplication, greater efficiency and more properties returned to productive use. But there must be a solid accountability regimen, concludes an analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. Indeed, the number of government-directed land banks has exploded in the Keystone State since 2014. Then there were four. Today ...

  • Aug 14, 05:40 AM | US Official News

    Members Only DNR to host public hearing on draft Wisconsin River Basin water quality improvement study.

    Lansing: Pure Michigan City has issued the following news release: - Work to improve the water quality of the Wisconsin River Basin will soon take another step forward when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources begins accepting public comments on a draft study. The draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study will provide a strategic framework and prioritize resources for water quality ...

  • Aug 13, 11:04 PM | The Blade

    Hundreds protest Toledo-area aquifer plan

    Aug. 13--PIONEER, Ohio -- A boisterous crowd of 200 people showed extreme displeasure with Pioneer Mayor Ed Kidston's plan to sell Michindoh Aquifer water to Toledo-area suburbs on Monday night, first with a protest outside the Pioneer Community Center and then inside it during the village's monthly meeting. The mayor, once most people had left, went so far as to describe the large group of ...

  • Aug 13, 10:37 PM | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Federal suit says Riverview Gardens violates rights of homeless students

    Aug. 13--ST. LOUIS COUNTY --Miles, 15, was once an honor roll student. But that was before the summer of 2017, when his mother moved the family to the St. Louis area to escape his abusive stepfather. Before she lost her job and her car. Before they lost their home and were forced to repeatedly move. Miles is one of two teens who filed a federal lawsuit Monday in Jefferson City accusing ...

  • Aug 13, 09:53 PM | National Real Estate Investor

    Members Only Seattle Seethes Over Plan to Build High-Rise on Pearl Jam Haunt

    (Bloomberg)—Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Macklemore played there, as did the greats of an earlier era, such as Duke Ellington and Muddy Waters. Now, there’s a plan to tear down Seattle’s iconic Showbox theater to make way for a 44-story apartment tower -- and the city is erupting. For a town that prides itself for its outsize musical history, from Jimi Hendrix to the Grunge scene of the 1990s, ...

  • Aug 13, 08:35 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only Up to $1 billion in incentives for Gulch project pitched at Amazon

    Aug. 13--The city of Atlanta and the developer of downtown's Gulch are negotiating a potential 10-figure incentive package for a mini-city pitched as a possible second headquarters site for Amazon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. An undated document obtained by the AJC and Channel 2 Action News outlines proposed public financing of $900 million for a $3.5 billion development that ...

  • Aug 13, 08:36 PM | San Jose Mercury News

    Santa Clara County rejects plan for housing at old City Hall Annex, plans for parking

    Aug. 13--With affordable housing in critical shortage and thousands of homeless people sleeping on the streets, Santa Clara County's plan to demolish the old City Hall Annex in San Jose and temporarily convert the space to a parking lot instead of housing has a few people riled up. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on approving the master plan for the area, which calls for ...

  • Aug 13, 05:20 PM | Los Angeles Times

    Members Only Another lawsuit targets proposed Clippers arena in Inglewood

    Aug. 13--The latest lawsuit to target the proposed Clippers arena in Inglewood alleges two city-linked boards violated state laws governing open meetings and the environmental impact of construction projects in June when they approved disposing of land connected to the plan. In a complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the group Inglewood Residents Against Takings and ...

  • Aug 13, 05:11 PM | Birmingham News

    Members Only Project through Birmingham drinking water intake area draws ire

    A proposed project to expand Cahaba Beach Road across the Little Cahaba River in Shelby County drew a dose of skepticism and significant opposition last week at a public information session held by the Alabama Department of Transportation at Liberty Park Middle School in Vestavia Hills. More than 250 people attended, many upset about the plan to extend Cahaba Beach Road through currently ...

  • Aug 13, 04:04 PM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Newest San Diego residential towers rival city's tallest buildings

    Aug. 13--An entire city block in downtown San Diego off Broadway is now a massive hole that echos with the sound of grinding gears. Rising at least 15 stories out of the ground is a massive crane that is the only real indication that something big is coming at the fenced-off site. Canadian-based Bosa Development is constructing a roughly 490-foot tall apartment building that will eventually ...

  • Aug 13, 03:28 PM | Gary Crusader

    VISTA workers lend a hand in Gary's progress

    Helping to improve the quality of life in the city of Gary is a hands-on project In addition to the city employees who dedicate countless hours to city maintenance, the talents and service of volunteers are often called upon to help make things happen. While utilizing interns and summer employees, the city administration has also tapped into another valued resource in the use of VISTA workers. ...

  • Aug 13, 02:08 PM | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    OneJet sued for serving only 2 cities from Pittsburgh with $1M incentive

    Aug. 13--Allegheny County Airport Authority sued startup airline OneJet for flying to only two cities instead of the 10 it promised when it received a $1 million incentive to operate out of Pittsburgh International Airport. The lawsuit, filed Friday in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, said the carrier owes the authority $763,000. The authority paid the carrier $1 million in state ...

  • Aug 13, 01:56 PM | American Banker (Online)

    Members Only HUD seeks to revamp fair housing rule to ease local government burden

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday took its first step toward overhauling a rule meant to guide local jurisdictions in how they comply with the Fair Housing Act. To the dismay of housing advocates, the Trump administration in January suspended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, arguing that it was too prescriptive. The rule, drafted by the Obama ...

  • Aug 13, 01:30 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only 2 Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana community colleges plan expansion projects. Delgado Community College in New Orleans says it will build an advanced technology building on its Algiers campus and an allied health, nursing and culinary arts building in downtown New Orleans. Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles plans a $10.2 million building to train workers in culinary, ...

  • Aug 13, 10:34 AM | Post-Standard

    Members Only Museums included in Auburn's $10M downtown revitalization plan

    The Schweinfurth Art Center and the Cayuga Museum of History and Art are pleased to announce their joint project has been included in the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant that the City of Auburn recently won from New York State. The proposal includes extensive site work for both institutions to improve their properties and to create a west end anchor for a future Auburn ...

  • Aug 13, 10:34 AM | Post-Standard

    Members Only With fewer refugees coming to Central New York, cities and programs suffer

    A slight man wearing a sagging backpack puzzles his way through the automatic bubble doors in the arrival gate at the Syracuse airport. It is nearly midnight. He has traveled across three days and through five time zones. It is the end of his journey and the end of a 20-year-wait. It is also a rare moment in Syracuse these days. Muhire Serge Eric was one of seven refugees resettled in Syracuse ...

  • Aug 13, 10:33 AM | Portsmouth Herald

    Trump rollback on car emissions draws criticisms

    PORTSMOUTH - On Tuesday, the EPA issued an alert to southeastern New Hampshire residents warning of especially poor air quality due to ground level ozone. The warning asked that people limit their outdoor activity and emissions output by using public transportation. Tuesday's alert followed the Aug. 2 notice from President Trump's EPA and National Highway Administration of a proposal to roll ...

  • Aug 13, 10:30 AM | Post Register

    Management Plan Finalized for New Wilderness in Idaho

    {{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="4a8d6280-9cdc-11e8-b414-00163ec2aa77"}} Three years after it was created, one of the nation’s newest wilderness areas has a finalized management plan. Officials from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service this week signed off on the plan, which outlines management, access and fire management to the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness, which ...

  • Aug 13, 10:18 AM | Journal of Business

    Incentives add up to keep Spokane area in contention for developer dollars

    THE JOURNAL'S VIEWWhile the Washington state constitution doesn't allow us to put up the millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives for private development we're seeing offered by other states and cities to lure economic development, we can celebrate what incentives are available here and aggressively market them.In a recent conversation with the Journal's editors, Spokane Mayor David ...

  • Aug 13, 09:31 AM | Herald News

    Redevelopment Authority gets jump on city pier dockage

    FALL RIVER - As work chugs along to revive the city pier, the Fall River Redevelopment Authority is moving on to a next step and preparing to hire a consultant to create conceptual designs and permitting services for dockage and moorings for the soon-to-be public recreational boating facility. The permitting process is a long and complicated effort that involves a number of state and local ...

  • Aug 13, 08:53 AM | The Advocate

    New Orleans council calls for plan to treat childhood trauma, but unclear how it will be funded

    Aug. 13--Claiming that past policies have done little for children in turmoil, the New Orleans City Council called Thursday for a new strategy to treat children in the city who have been exposed to trauma. The council passed a resolution asking the Orleans Parish Children and Youth Planning Board to offer recommendations by this time next year on how best to tackle childhood trauma. The focus ...

  • Aug 13, 08:22 AM | Emirates News Agency (WAM)

    St. Louis eyes new guidelines for tax abatement

    St. Louis economic development officials are finalizing a map to guide where property tax abatement will be offered in the city as part of a months-long effort to establish more parameters for the commonly used incentive. St. Louis Development Corp. officials are seeking feedback from members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, city legislators say, in an effort to get a document ready in time ...

  • Aug 13, 02:25 AM | Hudson Reporter Publications

    Old, invisible, and embattledResidents in redevelopment zone on way to Holland Tunnel want more control over future

    The neglected Center Street neighborhood, part of the Bates Street Redevelopment Zone, has become a battleground for the city's use of eminent domain, pitting property owners against a city-approved developer. Thousands of people on the elevated NJ Turnpike Extension en route to the Holland Tunnel pass over Center Street in Jersey City daily without seeing it. It is almost invisible, five ...

  • Aug 13, 02:09 AM | Kingsport Times-News

    TVA seeks public input on ash pond monitoring plan at Rogersville's old steam plant

    ROGERSVILLE - The Tennessee Valley Authority will be accepting public comments until Sept. 7 on its Environmental Investigation Plan (EIP) to monitor soil and water in and around the former John Sevier Steam Plant coal ash ponds. On Thursday evening, officials from the TVA and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hosted an open house at Occasions on the Square to outline ...

  • Aug 12, 08:04 PM | Herald-Times

    Student housing complexes dominate Monday's Bloomington Plan Commission meeting

    Aug. 12--More than 1,500 student-oriented bedrooms could be added to Bloomington's housing stock if all of the proposals set to be reviewed by the Bloomington Plan Commission are approved. Monday night's packed agenda has developments across the city including proposals for: a 630-bedroom student housing complex on Bloomington's east side; hundreds of duplex homes near West 17th Street; two ...

  • Aug 12, 06:01 PM | Columbus Dispatch

    Members Only City hopes new Linden rec center will help transform neighborhood

    Aug. 13--The new $25 million Linden Community Center is expected to transform the park it will occupy, but it also could become a catalyst for a neighborhood that has struggled for years. The 50,000-square-foot recreation center and 20-acre renovated Linden Park, to be financed through the city's capital budget, will include a "spray ground," gymnastics room and teaching kitchen, pedestrian ...

  • Aug 12, 02:00 PM | Sioux City Journal

    Sioux County hopes new airport lifts development

    MAURICE, Iowa -- From the runway of the new Sioux County Regional Airport, one can see the water towers in both Sioux Center and Orange City. Leaders in both cities look toward the almost-completed airport and see something much bigger. "It's a big deal for us," said Mark Gaul, Orange City's community development director. "I think it will help lead to growth and expansion for existing ...

  • Aug 12, 10:41 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Concerns grow over tariffs' impact in Indiana

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration may be increasing project costs for government agencies and homebuilders in Indiana. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski told The Journal & Courier that local developers believe their construction costs have risen by 10 to 15 percent because of the tariffs. Federal officials aim to have a 25-percent tariff on ...

  • Aug 12, 10:40 AM | Monitor

    Riverfront Revival: Brownsville eyed for Texas-sized project

    Aug. 12--A California developer is pushing forward with plans to remake Brownsville's downtown riverfront in a way that could profoundly transform the city, and Brownsville's most famous son is on board. The project is called "via Americas" and the driving force is Sam Marasco III, president and CEO of LandGrant Development, which is under preliminary contract with the city to develop the ...

  • Aug 12, 09:06 AM | Carson Now

    Urban Renewal Project transforms Minnesota Street Stage in downtown Carson City

    By Brett Fisher A band from Los Angeles mixed it up with Nevadans Saturday night on the Minnesota Street Stage at the Brewery Arts Center in downtown Carson City. The Urban Renewal Project (URP) delivered its unique brand of upbeat soul, jazz and hip-hop music to concert-goers attending the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series Saturday, the eighth of 10 free summer concerts held at the Brewery ...

  • Aug 12, 03:50 AM | Star Tribune

    'Protect Excelsior' signs fight onslaught of development in tiny Lake Minnetonka town

    Aug. 12--The "Protect Excelsior" signs are popping up on lawns faster than the old homes are coming down in this charming Lake Minnetonka town. Residents behind the movement say they are fighting to hold on to the character of the town, which has seen an explosion of growth from residents bringing in a more upscale feel. For years, Excelsior has been treasured for its laid-back, affordable ...

  • Aug 12, 02:26 AM | Daily Telegraph

    Members Only Georges-Eugène Haussmann: how 'the straight-line Attila' ripped up Paris and changed cities forever

    Urban regeneration” has become a holy grail in politics, the quest led by an argumentative hubbub of town planners, architects and sociologists, as cities around the planet struggle to cope. There are no solutions: the cracks simply get deeper as we fight to preserve such places as centres of civilised culture as well as oiling them to be efficiently functioning machines. On top of that, a ...

  • Aug 11, 06:59 PM | US Official News

    Members Only Oregon: City Seeks Applicants to Fill Planning Commission Positions.

    Salem: The City of Brookings, Oregon has issued the following news release: The City of Brookings is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on Planning Commission. Planning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The volunteers for these positions must be registered voters residing within the City limits of Brookings. Positions are filled ...

  • Aug 11, 08:40 PM | Arizona Daily Star

    5 takeaways from the water-rights ruling over a planned Sierra Vista development

    Aug. 11--Sierra Vista's city government won't wait for a decision on an appeal of last week's state Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for a major housing development before it issues permits for it. But for different reasons, Sierra Vista City Manager Chuck Potucek also doesn't expect to be issuing permits soon for the 7,000-home Tribute project, planned for five miles west of the fragile ...

  • Aug 10, 01:48 AM | Hartford Courant

    Connecticut Maps Out Five-Year Plan For Ports, Economic Development

    Aug. 09--Connecticut's ports should be enlisted to do more to promote commerce, advocates said Thursday as they released a five-year plan outlining ways to strengthen the state's maritime economy. The Connecticut Port Authority called for redevelopment of the State Pier in New London, building more volume in the commercial ports of Bridgeport, New Haven and New London and regular dredging of ...

  • Aug 09, 10:45 PM | Post & Courier

    Land Trust a New Tool for Housing Affordability in Charleston

    Land is expensive on the Charleston peninsula. That’s not exactly news. But expensive land generally translates into expensive housing. And expensive housing means lots of workers can’t afford to live near their jobs. And workers living far from work means traffic and parking problems. And so on. As far as we know, there is no straightforward solution to Charleston’s housing affordability ...

  • Aug 10, 08:47 AM | Columbus Dispatch

    Members Only Built for a Gusher of Development, Wastewater Plant Takes a Trickle

    Aug. 10--DELAWARE -- The lonely buildings just west of the Scioto River, on the western edge of Delaware County, should be buzzing with energy. The intake building should be churning wastewater, filtering impurities and supporting the development and growth that have made the rest of the county an economic powerhouse, fueled by sought-after schools and new homes. But 10 years after it was ...

  • Aug 10, 08:52 AM | The Advocate

    New Orleans City Council Taking Another Stab at Affordable Housing Crisis

    Aug. 10--The New Orleans City Council is taking another stab at solving what has become an acute problem for many New Orleanians: finding a home or apartment they can afford. The council on Thursday directed the City Planning Commission to consider three potential changes to the city's zoning code, all aimed at encouraging developers of new housing to set aside units for low-income residents. ...

  • Aug 10, 09:49 AM | Gloucester Daily Times

    Traffic worries delay OK of pot shop rules

    Aug. 10--A list of eligible sites for retail marijuana shops in Gloucester won't be drawn up for at least another 2 1/2 weeks as officials eye new mandates regarding parking and accessibility. The City Council's Planning and Development Subcommittee agreed Wednesday night that there was more work to be done on an ordinance backed by the Planning Board that already limits retail pot shops to ...

  • Aug 10, 08:15 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Lear opens $29M plant on part of Flint's former Buick City

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Automotive supplier Lear Corp. has started production at a new $29 million plant on part of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan. The Detroit News reports the Southfield-based company began limited production in July at the plant, which is located where the Buick City complex once stood. Most of the 390-acre (158-hectare) Buick City closed in 1999. Mayor ...

  • Aug 10, 06:47 AM | Joplin Globe

    Schaeffler plant asks for $56 million in tax breaks

    Aug. 10--City officials will consider a request from Schaeffler Joplin for more than $56 million in tax breaks to fund a plant expansion. Dennis Miller, plant manager, asked the City Council on Monday night to consider the request, providing an outline of the company's proposal along with information about the company and the Joplin plant. Rob O'Brian, development consultant for the Joplin ...

  • Aug 10, 06:28 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Landmark status recommended for imperiled Omaha building

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission has recommended local landmark status for a downtown building that could be torn down to make way for a new juvenile justice center. Wednesday's vote doesn't mean the building can't be demolished. The vote is only for a recommendation that would face scrutiny from the Omaha Planning Board and, finally, the City Council. ...

  • Aug 10, 05:57 AM | Post-Standard

    Members Only Trained falcons scare away trash-eating gulls at landfill near Waterloo

    The Seneca Meadows Landfill near Waterloo, like other huge regional trash disposal operations, attracts gulls in great numbers that feast on the garbage. If the numbers of gulls are unchecked they can create safety and liability concerns for landfill workers and incoming trash haulers. The birds also can create problems for motorists traveling along Route 414, which runs by the eastern side of ...

  • Aug 10, 04:54 AM | Birmingham News

    Members Only Mayor presses EPA: Make site a priority

    Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is imploring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately include the 35th Avenue Superfund site on the National Priorities List, thus putting it in position to receive additional funding for cleanup. Woodfin spoke out this week against the actions of a former state legislator, a coal executive and an attorney who conspired to keep the site off the ...

  • Aug 10, 03:47 AM | Frederick News-Post

    Proposed Dunkin' Donuts in Jefferson divides county Planning Commission

    Aug. 10--A proposed Dunkin' Donuts in Jefferson will not be able to go forward after the Frederick County Planning Commission rejected the store's site development plan in a vote that sparked tensions among the commission's members. The commission had delayed a vote on the plan at its July meeting in order to get more information about traffic flow around the former PNC Bank site at Md. 180 ...

  • Aug 10, 03:33 AM | Herald-Times

    Mayor announces goal of $6 million in affordable housing investments by 2019

    Aug. 10--City officials are betting they can leverage around $6 million in investments between now and 2019 to continue patching Bloomington's affordable housing gaps. Mayor John Hamilton and other city officials hosted a virtual town hall Thursday to take inventory of the city's past affordable housing efforts and announce new goals for creating a healthier housing stock. Hamilton said about ...

  • Aug 10, 03:28 AM | Metro

    Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

    Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport. Its neighbors include SoHo-based indie bookseller McNally Jackson, Hudson, ...

  • Aug 10, 12:50 AM | Chattanooga Times Free Press

    Work begins on M.L. King extension, fulfilling 100-year-old vision, officials say

    Aug. 09--This story was updated Aug. 9, 2018, at 6:39 p.m. with more information. Work started Thursday on a key link from West M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's riverfront that officials said fulfills a century-old dream by city planners. "The idea came about in 1911," said Mayor Andy Berke, citing old maps showing what was then known as Ninth Street going to the Tennessee River. "We're ...

  • Aug 10, 12:42 AM | Kalamazoo Gazette

    Members Only Business leaders support downtown growth authority

    Several prominent business and community leaders expressed support for a proposed downtown growth authority being considered in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo's Downtown Development Authority uses tax increment financing to reinvest taxes into a specific part of the city. Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. President Andrew Haan said the tool has become financially insolvent and needs to be replaced with a new ...

  • Aug 10, 12:41 AM | South Bend Tribune

    City of South Bend plans to help pay for zoo projects

    Aug. 09--SOUTH BEND -- The Potawatomi Zoo is planning to revamp its entryway and make other improvements in anticipation of its upcoming accreditation process, and the city of South Bend has pledged a $3.7 million bond issue to help pay for the projects. The entryway project marks the first phase of the zoo's master plan, which was commissioned in 2014 and rolled out in 2015 in an effort to ...

  • Aug 10, 12:35 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only 4 more historic Tennessee sites added to National Register

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four more sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Trust Life Insurance Co. Building in Memphis was completed in 1963. The five-story structure is made of concrete, marble, metal and glass. The property is awaiting redevelopment. The Tullahoma Municipal Building was constructed In 1954. It housed city offices and the ...

  • Aug 10, 12:12 AM | Sun News

    Could this be the first bed and breakfast in Myrtle Beach? One woman wants it to be

    Aug. 09--Myrtle Beach city officials are considering a new overlay district that could bring bed and breakfasts to the beach. Susan Lynch, who is heading the movement, hopes to put a bed and breakfast in her Pine Lakes home. The problem is the residential zoning of her neighborhood, she said. During a Myrtle Beach Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, Lynch presented the idea to commissioners, ...

  • Aug 09, 11:41 PM | Dayton Daily News

    City board agrees with residents and denies addict recovery home

    Aug. 09--MIDDLETOWN -- A proposed home for recovering addicts won't be coming to a Middletown neighborhood after the city's planning commission agreed with concerns raised by some residents. Dr. Quinton Moss was seeking a conditional use permit to open a housing facility for as many as 30 addicts recovering from substance abuse at the Yankee Road Church of God, 3029 Yankee Road. Moss said the ...

  • Aug 09, 11:02 PM | Daily News of Newburyport

    Port planners recommend pot shops in business districts

    Aug. 09--NEWBURYPORT -- The Planning Board voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the City Council allow marijuana retail shops to open in all of the city's business districts. Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana in the November 2016 election. Because Newburyport voters supported the legalization, the city was among many communities in the state expected to begin ...

  • Aug 09, 10:20 PM | News Leader

    Home rule and ethics sessions on tap at FLC

    Next week, Commissioner Chip Ross and I will be attending the Florida League of Cities annual conference in Hollywood, Fla. Vice Mayor Len Kreger was originally scheduled to participate as well, but other personal commitments will prevent him from attending. With former commissioner Tim Poynter's participation last year, City Commission representation at the conference returned after a lengthy ...

  • Aug 09, 08:04 PM | Odessa American

    City wants to "activate downtown"

    Aug. 09--City Manager Michael Marrero has been talking with two national developers about bringing their businesses to city-owned buildings in hopes of revitalizing downtown Odessa. Marrero said he is only in early discussion phases with a national restaurant group and a mixed-use developer right now, and asked city council members Tuesday night to consider giving these companies city-owned ...

  • Aug 09, 07:04 PM | The MetroWest Daily News

    Developer pares down plans for over-55 community

    FRAMINGHAM - A developer has pared down plans for an over-55 residential community on the Northside after being notified of rules the city mistakenly deleted from its zoning bylaw three years ago. The project, planned for a large section of open land along Winch and Grove streets, previously called for 90 units of housing. The plan faced stiff opposition from neighbors and city officials, who ...

  • Aug 09, 06:55 PM | Palm Beach Post

    Jupiter's Love Street parking lot to cost half the expected price

    Aug. 09--JUPITER -- Improvements to the Love Street parking lot will cost less than expected. Jupiter town councilors got the news Wednesday evening during a presentation from Thomas V. Driscoll, director of engineering, parks and public works, at a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting. The town had allocated $44,250 in the current fiscal year for design of the project and had set aside ...

  • Aug 09, 06:46 PM | Hour

    Norwalk Hospital unveils $100M redevelopment of YMCA site

    Aug. 10--NORWALK -- After years of inertia, Norwalk Hospital is moving ahead with a redevelopment plan for the historic Norwalk YMCA property -- a hybrid health center and assisted living facility financed by a Westport firm that has built several senior communities in southwestern Connecticut. Maplewood Senior Living is working with Norwalk Hospital and parent Western Connecticut Health ...

  • Aug 09, 06:37 PM | Tribune-Democrat

    Somerset County coal plant project receives state support

    Aug. 09--A Somerset County mining company has been awarded $2 million to build a rail-accessible coal cleaning plant in Shade Township. Johnstown-based LCT Energy received the grant. It's a move that state officials said should spur additional mining in the area, and will enable companies to park a fleet of coal trucks in the corridor that are often blamed for local road problems, congestion ...

  • Aug 09, 06:29 PM | The Advocate

    RDA looks to acquire Plank Road property for express bus project

    Aug. 09--The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority approved plans to acquire 34 parcels of land in the Plank Road corridor, which would be used as part of an effort to develop a $40 million to $50 million express bus route between LSU and north Baton Rouge. Chris Tyson, executive director of the RDA, said the measure "begins the process" and that any transfer of property into the ...

  • Aug 09, 06:24 PM | Pioneer Press Newspapers

    Clothing, textile recycling program in Niles bringing cash to village as items bypass landfill

    Aug. 09--Niles officials are calling the village's clothing and textile recycling program an early success, after residents diverted more than two tons of waste from the landfill in the program's first two days, according to a village newsletter. "Congratulations, Niles residents! In your first week of textile recycling (June 28 and 29), you diverted 4,270 pounds of waste from the landfill ...

  • Aug 09, 04:50 PM | The Washington Post

    Members Only Virginia to spend $14 million from Volkswagen settlement on electric-car charging network

    RICHMOND — Virginia has picked a Los Angeles firm to build and operate a network of electric-vehicle charging stations across the commonwealth, with the state planning to use $14 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen to cover its share of the public-private partnership. EVgo will share the cost of building hundreds of charging stations and be allowed to keep all the revenue generated ...

  • Aug 09, 04:39 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Plan to purchase Utah homeless shelter not looking hopeful

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials have set aside $4 million in hopes of purchasing a downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter, but a recently released county property assessment shows that may not be enough to purchase it. The Road Home will permanently close its doors in 2019. There are plans to replace it with three new homeless resource centers currently under construction. State ...

  • Aug 09, 04:32 PM | Stamford Advocate

    Members Only Stamford official opposes controversial affordable housing plan

    Aug. 10--STAMFORD -- The city's director of Social Services has offered an opinion that could deal another blow to a developer's controversial plan to avoid including mandated affordable housing in two new waterfront towers. Ellen Bromley, the city's longtime director of Social Services, told the Zoning Board this week she opposes developer Building and Land Technology's proposal to send $8.5 ...

  • Aug 09, 04:14 PM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Encinitas housing plan makes November ballot, cannabis initiative delayed

    Aug. 09--After months of debate and revisions, a plan to increase the city's low-income housing options by rezoning various properties to allow the construction of high-density housing will go before voters in November. The Encinitas City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath opposed, to accept the latest version of the plan, and then unanimously voted to ...

  • Aug 09, 04:05 PM | Idaho Press-Tribune

    Boise mobile home park fightingtrucking terminal, development fears

    BOISE — It did not take long for a small piece of yellow paper fixed to a piece of wood to set off a flurry of activity in Blue Valley mobile home park. After the sign from the city of Boise was spotted earlier this summer, word spread like wildfire from house to house in the neighborhood of about 500 residents off Eisenman Road in southeast Boise. Neighbors called each other and went door to ...

  • Aug 09, 04:11 PM | News Graphic

    County receives $150,000 for fish passage

    262-224-4166 THIENSVILLE - A $150,000 grant obtained by Ozaukee County will aid the swimming performance of fish near the Mequon and Thiensville dam. The County Board last week approved a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the county Planning and Parks Department, for further work on the dam. A report from Planning and Parks Director Andrew Struck indicates that the grant will fund ...

  • Aug 09, 03:44 PM | Associated Press

    Native American fort, artifacts found at construction site

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The remnants of a centuries-old Native American fort and several thousand artifacts have been found at a railroad bridge construction site in Connecticut. State Department of Transportation officials on Thursday announced the fort and artifacts, some believed to be more than 3,000 years old, were discovered in Norwalk around the 122-year-old Walk Bridge, a commuter rail ...

  • Aug 09, 03:25 PM | New York Times Online

    Members Only Riders Wonder: With Uber as New York’s Plan B, Is There a Plan C?

    Jenine James no longer worries about getting stranded when the subways and buses are unreliable — a constant frustration these days — or cannot take her to where she needs to go. Her Plan B: Uber. So Ms. James, 20, a barista in Brooklyn, sees New York’s move to restrict ride-hail services as not just a threat to her own convenience and comfort but also to the alternative transportation system ...

  • Aug 09, 03:05 PM | The Herald-Mail

    Roundhouse designs still under review by state DOH

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The state's process to review a new set of designs prepared for long-awaited improvements at the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse and shops in Martinsburg apparently isn't finished. Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority Chairman H.D. Boyd Jr. told authority board members that a state transportation official indicated last week that a conference call needed to ...

  • Aug 09, 02:39 PM | Dayton Daily News

    What is the future of transportation? Ohio looks overseas for answers

    Aug. 09--EDITOR'S NOTE -- Reporter Kara Driscoll was chosen for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship in Germany. The fellows work for two months in a host media organization of their choice, learning about news operations in a foreign setting and, in effect, serving as foreign correspondents. Driscoll will be reporting on topics that have an impact on Germany and the Dayton region. Email ...

  • Aug 09, 01:52 PM | AM New York

    Inwood rezoning: What to know about the plan

    Aug. 09--The proposal to rezone Inwood was approved by the City Council on Wednesday in a 43-1 vote, despite strong opposition from some community advocates. The zoning changes are designed to encourage more residential development in the largely industrial area east of 10th Avenue. The plan, which was debated for years and underwent numerous revisions, also includes millions in funding for ...

  • Aug 09, 12:45 PM | Independent-Messenger

    Greensville County solar future could be decided next week

    The Greensville County Planning Commission has two meetings scheduled for August, both at 6 p.m. instead of the usual time of 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will involve solar farm requests. If the number of attendees cannot be accommodated in the Board meeting room, the meeting will be recessed and reconvened in Golden Leaf Commons. The Aug. 14 meeting will include a public hearing on the Meherrin ...

  • Aug 08, 06:15 AM | The St. Augustine Record

    St. Augustine planning board rejects Fish Island development

    St. Augustine's Planning and Zoning Board unanimously rejected the proposed Fish Island development on Tuesday. If the developer appeals the decision within 30 days, the next step will be the City Commission. Attorney Ellen Avery-Smith, attorney for the developer, said after the hearing that a decision hadn't been made on whether to appeal. The hearing lasted hours. About 40 people spoke ...

  • Aug 09, 12:18 PM | Martinsville Bulletin

    Planners vote against rezoning request from Virginia Uranium president

    CHATHAM - A few months ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court case on uranium mining, the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission unanimously voted against recommending approval for the president of Virginia Uranium's request to rezone a plot of land. Several concerned residents spoke during the meeting, citing concerns that the rezoned land would be used for uranium mining if Virginia's ...

  • Aug 09, 12:15 PM | Brunswick Times-Gazette

    Dominion Energy, Ørsted advance offshore wind development

    Approval sought to build two, 6-megawatt wind turbines off Virginia's coast $300 million project would be first constructed in a federal lease area Research vessel to perform underwater studies before construction begins Unique project one of many enabled by the Grid Transformation & Security Act NORFOLK – On Aug. 3, 2018 Dominion Energy Virginia and Denmark-based energy company Ørsted took ...

  • Aug 09, 12:14 PM | NUVO

    Hoffman: The Tale of Our Waters

    As our city turns its attention to the importance of the White River, it's important that we don't neglect water's impact on our economy. Regional water planning is paramount to ensuring that our state continues to have the natural resources needed to keep our communities safe and support our state's economy, which is what we at the White River Alliance aim to do through the inaugural Indiana ...

  • Aug 09, 12:11 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Why developers bet big on urban-style projects in Gwinnett

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The idea of mixing shops and restaurants with places to live in a single development is not an earth-shattering concept, even in the suburbs. But the sheer scope of several urban-style, mixed-use projects going up in Gwinnett — and the sizable amount of housing planned — is a notable departure from past development trends in one of metro Atlanta's largest counties. ...

  • Aug 09, 11:38 AM | Beaumont Enterprise

    Members Only Project will close Rose City bridge for 2 years

    Aug. 09--As cars and trucks head west out of Rose City, they cross a two-lane bridge over Bairds Bayou, swerving into the opposite lane to avoid the chunks of pavement missing on the surface. The section of Old U.S. 90, which runs parallel to Kansas City Southern's railroad tracks, was covered with water during Tropical Storm Harvey, like most of the small Orange County city. Starting next ...