• Jul 18, 02:05 AM | Boulder City Review

    New Certification Gives City Access to Preservation Funding

    Boulder City's future was just made a little brighter with some help from the state to preserve its past. It is now one of only five cities in Nevada to be a Certified Local Government and has more access to funding and technical assistance through the State Historic Preservation Office. According to Community Development Director Michael Mays, Nevada's preservation office receives money every ...

  • Jul 18, 01:28 AM | Littleton Independent

    Low-Income Residents Could Be On The Move

    Jackie Chavez was finally starting to feel settled. Chavez, 28, spent her younger years moving from place to place in east Denver, with her young children in tow. Three years ago, she landed a two-bedroom duplex in north Littleton, after three years on a waiting list through South Metro Housing Options, which administers federally-funded, low-income housing in the Littleton area. Chavez pays ...

  • Jul 17, 10:25 PM | Post-Tribune

    Lake Station Creating TIF District

    Jul. 17--Lake Station is on track to establish its first tax increment finance district. The City Council adopted a resolution supporting the district last week and the city's Plan Commission and Redevelopment Commission have already endorsed it. "We've spent a year-and-a-half looking at maps," said Steve Dalton, vice president of Cender & Company in Merrillville. The proposed TIF area is in ...

  • Jul 18, 09:03 AM | Sanford Herald

    City to comply with grant requirements for homeless housing

    Jul. 18--The Sanford City Council on Tuesday agreed to move forward and meet the requirements necessary to get federal grant money to develop apartments for the homeless. Requirements are necessary in order to receive the $1 million Community Development Block Grant grant, awarded to the city in 2018 to be used for neighborhood revitalization. City officials plan to use the grant for the ...

  • Jul 18, 08:35 AM | Cecil Whig

    Cecilton approves land transfer for housing project

    CECILTON - Two months after raising concerns over the gifting of land for a planned senior housing project and new education center, the town council unanimously approved Monday the transfer that paves the way for the long-discussed project. In May, Cecilton council members and residents questioned Mayor Joe Zang about the project's status in the approval process and concessions negotiated to ...

  • Jul 18, 06:45 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Feds award Indiana county $3M for tech park road project

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county has landed a $3 million federal grant for construction of a road that will serve a planned high-tech industrial park. The funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce must be matched with $3 million in local investment for the road's construction. Floyd County's commissioners say the grant will help the county expand its industrial base by ...

  • Jul 17, 10:09 PM | Idaho Statesman

    This zoning change could make neighborhoods west of Downtown more pedestrian-friendly

    Jul. 17--The city of Boise, working with the West Downtown and North End neighborhood associations, is looking to create a Pedestrian Commercial zone, which officials say would make the area more walkable. The proposed changes would involve rezoning areas along State Street and Main Street. Building height limits would be lowered and the types of businesses that could locate there would be ...

  • Jul 17, 09:49 PM | Palm Beach Post

    Boynton Adopts Two HUD-Approved Fair-Housing Documents

    BOYNTON BEACH -- Boynton Beach took another step this month toward reform after the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches and a group-home administrator complained in 2017 about a six-month group-home permitting freeze, even though there was a reasonable accommodation process in place to allow exceptions. City commissioners on July 2 signed off without debate on two complementary ...

  • Jul 17, 09:46 PM | Gallipolis Daily Tribune

    City addresses planning commission issues

    Jul. 18--GALLIPOLIS -- Gallipolis City Commission gathered for a special meeting Tuesday evening in the Gallipolis Municipal Building to discuss city planning commission concerns and the potential for adding an annexation expense calculator to the city's website. "We had a planning commission meeting here last night and I know everyone has things to do in the summertime, " said Gallipolis City ...

  • Jul 17, 08:08 PM | Sacramento Bee

    Mixed-use housing and retail project planned in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood

    Jul. 17--A new three-story mixed-use housing and retail project is planned in Sacramento's Central Oak Park neighborhood. Developer Bhandal Construction submitted an application to the city of Sacramento in April to build on an empty 7,300-square-foot lot at 3301 12th Avenue. Project plans indicate the development would include two ground-floor commercial retail tenants plus five apartments, ...

  • Jul 17, 07:06 PM | Buffalo News

    North Tonawanda seeks funds for downtown restaurant plan

    Jul. 17--Plans to construct a two-story restaurant at the corner of Sweeney and Main streets in North Tonawanda hinge on the city's application for a $570,000 state Community Development Block Grant. The Common Council on Tuesday approved the request. The money would be applied to a $3.8 million project planned by JFLR Enterprises, owned by James Felton and Louis J. Riggio. Michael W. ...

  • Jul 17, 01:41 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only Decatur Opening Dozens of New Affordable Housing Units Today

    Jul. 17--The city of Decatur has replaced an outdated apartment complex with dozens of new units designated as affordable housing. Officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of "Oakview Walk" on Wednesday morning. The project, spearheaded by the Decatur Housing Authority, involved demolishing the old apartment building -- nearly 60 years old -- and building 34 new one- and two-bedroom ...

  • Jul 17, 01:26 PM | Post-Bulletin

    Jeremiah Program gets county help with housing gap

    Jul. 17--Olmsted County is being asked to ensure that a group of single mothers have roofs over their heads as they find their way out of poverty. On Tuesday, the county's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be asked to provide temporary rental assistance for eight families in the Jeremiah Program as the organization starts construction of a Rochester campus. "Staff recommends aiding ...

  • Jul 17, 12:55 PM | News-Journal

    County partners with Dunes CDD to install weather-monitoring station

    Flagler County has a new hurricane resistant weather-monitoring station thanks to a partnership between Emergency Management and the Dunes Community Development District, according to a press release from the county. "The result of this partnership is that we now have a WeatherSTEM monitoring station on the highest point of the Hammock Dunes Bridge," said Emergency Management Director Jonathan ...

  • Jul 17, 12:22 PM | Star Tribune

    Sprawling apartment, office complex planned for North Loop

    One of the most frenetic spots in the city could soon be home to thousands of new residents and office workers. Houston-based Hines is putting the final touches on plans to build a sprawling, mixed-use development on the edge of downtown Minneapolis that would include a 36-story apartment tower with 450 rental apartments and a 14-story, 340,000 square-foot office tower. The high-density, ...

  • Jul 17, 11:03 AM | Okeechobee News

    Resort development gets OK for site near Sportsman Village

    MOORE HAVEN - A rezoning petition from Brent Starts, owner of two vacant parcels of land that wrap around the Sportsman Village condominiums, has won final approval from the Glades County Board. It changes the zoning to planned development from residential single-family and will allow the development of slightly over 9 acres into a resort-type development with residential rentals and a handful ...

  • Jul 14, 01:48 AM | Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

    Pinal County has ‘severe shortage' of affordable housing

    FLORENCE - Pinal County has the second-highest rent in the state, with an annual income of $40,520 needed to rent a two-bedroom apartment. In Coolidge, Florence or Maricopa, a retail worker or a waiter can't afford to buy a house at the median price or rent a two-bedroom apartment. These are some of the details to emerge from the county's planning process for federal Community Development ...

  • Jul 17, 10:35 AM | Daily Times-Call

    Longmont City Council broadens development setback requirement as part of Wildlife Management Plan update

    Jul. 17--Longmont City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to expand the list of areas where the city generally requires development or redevelopment be set back at least 150 feet from streams and riparian areas. For 13 years or more, Longmont has had in place a 150-foot setback requirement for developments adjacent to the St. Vrain River, Left Hand Creek, Dry Creek No. 2 and ...

  • Jul 17, 10:02 AM | Orlando Sentinel

    With nearly 10,000 new homes in pipeline, development in south Lake County is 'exploding'

    Jul. 17--CLERMONT ? Home construction is booming in south Lake County, exciting local officials but prompting concerns about whether the region once dominated by citrus groves and small towns will lose its rural charm. City leaders from Minneola to Mascotte are boasting that nearly 10,000 new homes and other housing units are in the pipeline for construction, propelled by the availability of ...

  • Jul 17, 09:47 AM | Norwalk Reflector

    ODOT seeking feedback for first-ever pedestrian and bicycle plan

    Jul. 17--COLUMBUS -- Recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand have spurred the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking. Stakeholder and public engagement will help ensure that policies and investments meet the needs of people walking and biking, according to ODOT officials. The Walk.Bike.Ohio plan will guide Ohio's bike and ...

  • Jul 17, 12:20 AM | Telegraph-Herald

    Members Only Davenport's Housing Program Aims to Revitalize Inner-City

    BY BILL LUKITSCH The Associated Press DAVENPORT - As decades of population decline have left many city blocks with vacant lots and abandoned homes, Davenport leaders hope a new city program will begin to spur redevelopment and repopulation in some of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Called Davenport DREAM, the program sets aside roughly $900,000 in grants for new and existing homeowners for ...

  • Jul 16, 12:54 PM | Florence Morning News

    Florence City Council Agenda Includes Annexations, Zoning

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Annexations and zoning are expected to be the focus of the July meeting of the Florence City Council. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers of the City Center, located at 324 West Evans Street. On the agenda for the meeting are the second readings of Bills No. 2019-19, 2019-22, 2019-23, and the first reading of Bill No. 2019-24. Bill No. ...

  • Jul 16, 10:18 PM | The Evening News and The Tribune

    Community Center a 'Game-Changer' for Jeffersonville

    Jul. 17--JEFFERSONVILLE -- Lottie Oglesby used basketball as a way to keep kids occupied in Jeffersonville's Claysburg neighborhood. A basketball court named in her honor at a new community center will ensure that Oglesby's mission endures for future generations. "It's deserving," Regina Oglesby, Lottie's daughter, said of her late mother at Tuesday's grand opening of the Spring Hill Envision ...

  • Jul 16, 01:42 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only Decatur Opening Dozens of New Affordable Housing Units

    Jul. 16--The city of Decatur has replaced an outdated apartment complex with dozens of new units designated as affordable housing. Officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of "Oakview Walk" on Wednesday morning. The project, spearheaded by the Decatur Housing Authority, involved demolishing the old apartment building -- nearly 60 years old -- and building 34 new one- and two-bedroom ...

  • Jul 17, 05:17 AM | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Rural Santa Cruz Housing Development to Promote Community

    Jul. 17--SANTA CRUZ -- Construction work for a housing development designed for adults with developmental disabilities adjacent to Pogonip may break ground this fall, more than a year after first receiving city zoning approval. Joint owners of the Golf Club Drive property, being developed as independent living for adults with disabilities in tandem with the nearby 4-acre organic urban Common ...

  • Jul 17, 01:41 AM | Redlands Daily Facts

    How should Redlands, San Bernardino County spend federal dollars on affordable housing?

    Jul. 16--What ideas do you have about fair and affordable housing, community development or how to spend federal grant money? The city of Redlands and San Bernardino County want to hear your thoughts. Redlands and San Bernardino County are seeking input for a five-year plan to identify affordable housing and community development needs, and set investment priorities for grant money to address ...

  • Jul 17, 01:35 AM | Record

    Plan to transform landmark City Hall building into housing clears first hurdle

    STOCKTON -- As City Manager Kurt Wilson put it, Stockton has agreed to go out on a "first date" with the developer who wants to purchase the historic City Hall and convert it into 35 to 45 market-rate rental units. Despite several objections from the public, the council voted unanimously Tuesday night to grant exclusive rights to Cort Cos. for up to one year to negotiate a purchase agreement ...

  • Jul 17, 12:27 AM | Boston Herald

    Developers propose affordable housing units in Chinatown

    Jul. 17--A group of developers and nonprofits have filed plans with Boston planning officials to build a 30-story mixed-use tower in the city's Chinatown. Millennium Partners, Corcoran Jennison Companies, Tufts and the Asian Community Development Corp. are proposing to build a 416,500-square-feet tower at 290 Tremont St., according to a joint letter of intent filed Tuesday to the Boston ...

  • Jul 17, 12:06 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Diocese of Tucson to hold discussion on migrant housing

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's Catholic leadership is planning to meet with local government officials about where the city can temporarily house migrants seeking asylum. Catholic Community Services, an organization under the Diocese of Tucson, has asked city and county leaders to discuss the matter Wednesday afternoon. The organization and county officials have a tentative agreement to move ...

  • Jul 16, 10:12 PM | News & Observer

    Durham needs affordable housing downtown. Here's where it's happening.

    Jul. 16--DURHAM -- An experiment that's been years in the making soon will transform land in downtown Durham into 82 affordable apartments. City leaders, local investors and affordable-housing advocates broke ground Tuesday morning on the Willard Street Apartments. The mixed-use development, which initially was called the Jackson-Pettigrew project, will rise on unused city-owned property next ...

  • Jul 16, 06:27 PM | The Advocate

    Holy Rosary Institute redevelopment moving forward: 'It's a vital part of telling our story'

    Jul. 16--A much-needed funding infusion from the state is breathing new life into the Holy Rosary Institute's redevelopment campaign. The school's redevelopment board will receive $500,000 from the state's capital outlay fund this coming year, with an additional $4 million set aside for distribution over the next four years. The Holy Rosary Institute opened in Lafayette in 1913 as a Catholic ...

  • Jul 16, 06:12 PM | Pioneer Press Newspapers

    Kenilworth, among the state's wealthiest towns, approves TIF in effort to revitalize 'long-stagnant' business district

    Jul. 16--Despite fierce opposition from hundreds of residents, the Kenilworth Village Board Monday voted unanimously to approve a special taxing district designated for blighted areas. The board approved a tax increment financing district in an effort to revive what Kenilworth officials are calling a "long-stagnant" business district at Green Bay Road and Park Avenue. The move comes after ...

  • Jul 16, 01:56 PM | Portland Tribune

    Mixed-use development proposed in Cedar Hills area

    Urban Form Development's 509-unit project would replace Cedar Hills Shopping Center in Beaverton ------------ A Vancouver, Washington, developer wants to replace a Beaverton-area shopping center with a 509-unit, mixed-use development. Urban Form Development is on track to submit a proposal to the City of Beaverton to demolish buildings at Cedar Hills Shopping Center and replace them with ...

  • Jul 16, 01:46 PM | Ledger

    Members Only Winter Haven City Commission to consider plan to help homeless students

    Jul. 16--WINTER HAVEN -- Heart for Winter Haven has proposed an ambitious, comprehensive plan to address family and student homelessness in the city. Brad Beatty, executive director of the faith-based social services network, will present the plan to the Winter Haven City Commission in a workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. Beatty presented his 20-point program for addressing the city's ...

  • Jul 16, 01:27 PM | Post-Bulletin

    Plummer House water tower project gets state grant

    Jul. 16--The city of Rochester has received a $10,000 grant to begin work on preservation of the Plummer House water tower. The grant was among 42 announced last week as part of the Minnesota Historical Society's Historical and Cultural Small Grants program. A total of $372,793 in grants was awarded statewide. The Plummer House, in Southwest Rochester, was built by Dr. Henry S. Plummer, a Mayo ...

  • Jul 16, 01:24 PM | The Sun Chronicle

    Downtown redevelopment plan for Attleboro looking up

    ATTLEBORO -- A deal to buy half a rundown downtown block is done clearing the way for the single biggest redevelopment plan since the city's revitalization effort for the center started 20 years ago. Under the plan, two factory buildings on Union Street between Park and Mill streets will be transformed into as many at 119 apartments, many classed as affordable, while three decaying commercial ...

  • Jul 16, 12:31 PM | Bay of Plenty Times

    Racecourse eyed for new housing

    Racing Tauranga is in talks with the Government about relocating the city’s racecourse to free up land for housing. Racing Tauranga board chairman Frank Vosper said Racing Minister Winston Peters approached the club about a year ago with an offer of a “state of the art” new racecourse elsewhere in the region. That would free up the Tauranga Racecourse, which is on 34 hectares of Crown-owned ...

  • Jul 16, 10:20 AM | Central Penn Business Journal

    With new planner on board, hopes rise for Northwest Triangle project

    Early next year, investors in the Northwest Triangle near downtown York expect to see construction start on the next stages of an ambitious project designed to steer the city of about 44,100 people into the “fourth industrial revolution.”That view is prevalent among some key stakeholders in the largely vacant industrial tract, which could help York create a walkable community near downtown, ...

  • Jul 16, 09:30 AM | Albany Democrat-Herald

    Housing game-changer: New bill eliminates single-family zoning

    The Oregon Legislature has been extremely active on housing issues in recent years. In the 2016 short session, lawmakers passed bills allowing construction excise taxes and inclusionary zoning and limiting voter-approved annexations. In the 2017 full session the Legislature added a major piece of legislation, Senate Bill 1051, which addresses affordability criteria, density, accessory dwelling ...