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  • Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible

    Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible
    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday narrowly approved revised plans for a 115-unit apartment building on the eastern edge of downtown, but Mayor David Schmidt signaled a possible veto. "Watch the agenda for two weeks from now," he told representatives of...
  • Anchorage Lawmakers Prepare for Move During $44 Million Renovation

    Anchorage Lawmakers Prepare for Move During $44 Million Renovation
    The legislative information office in downtown Anchorage will be getting a $44 million facelift. The Alaska Legislature rents its current space on Fourth Avenue for about $57,000 per month. Once construction is complete in December 2014, the square...
  • Housing starts fall in December after surging a month earlier

    New residential construction fell less than expected in December, capping a year of resurgent construction activity. Housing starts dropped 9.8% from a multiyear high in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000, the Commerce Department...
  • U.S. residential building permits reach 1 million, a 5-year high

    U.S. residential building permits reach 1 million, a 5-year high
    The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Building permits in October were up 6.2% from the month before, reaching 1,034,000,...
  • Ridley-Thomas obtains building permit to renovate garage

    Ridley-Thomas obtains building permit to renovate garage
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building. The request to...
  • Home builders TRI Pointe, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate to merge

    Irvine builder TRI Pointe Homes plans to combine with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. in a deal pegged at roughly $2.7 billion, giving the Orange County firm a nationwide stake in a recovering housing market. The deal greatly expands TRI's footprint...
  • City seeks info for future low-income housing

    The city, pending state approval, will form a task force to look into funding sources to preserve existing low-income senior housing and explore housing alternatives such as assisted-living and home health care. The Laguna Beach City Council approved...
  • Toll Bros. to buy Shapell Industries' home building unit

    Looking to cash in on a rebounding housing market, a Pennsylvania home building giant has agreed to pay $1.6 billion for the luxury home building business of Shapell Industries Inc., the Beverly Hills firm behind more than 70,000 homes throughout...
  • Burbank council nixes Walmart appeal

    A ruling that slammed the brakes on efforts to bring a Walmart to the city will not be appealed by city officials. But Walmart officials said Friday they do plan to file an appeal. The ruling handed down by Judge Allan J. Goodman in September...
  • Miffed L.A. Council approves changes to over-budget port project

    Miffed L.A. Council approves changes to over-budget port project
    The Los Angeles City Council signed off Tuesday on major changes to a harbor construction project whose cost doubled in four years, with lawmakers criticizing port executives for failing to consult the council sooner. Councilman Joe Buscaino, whose...
  • New Home IPO raises $86 million amid 'bumpy' housing recovery

    New Home IPO raises $86 million amid 'bumpy' housing recovery
    Orange County builder New Home Co. raised $86 million in its Wall Street debut, as the firm and investors bet on a housing recovery that has shown signs of faltering. The company priced 7.8 million shares at $11, markedly below their expected range of...