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  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs an affordable housing plan

    I have recently seen a flurry of articles about future development in Costa Mesa. Should the city allow changes that revitalize areas that may be ready for such change, even if that change negatively affects the quality of life of the neighboring...
  • Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel

    Kimpton buys landmark Loop building for new hotel
    Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants announced plans Tuesday to convert a historic LaSalle Street office building into a four-star hotel in what would be its fifth adaptive reuse project in Chicago. The San Francisco-based company said it acquired The New York...
  • Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

    Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July
    New-home construction in the U.S. surged to an eight-month high in July, lifting the stock market and prospects for a broader economic recovery. Housing starts jumped 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce...
  • Ferguson scraps plans for additional corporate office

    Ferguson scraps plans for additional corporate office
    Before plans were announced to construct a new showroom facility on its corporate campus, Ferguson officials were preparing to go vertical with its fourth office building. Denise Waters Vaughn, Ferguson director of corporate communications, said Tuesday...
  • Huntington Beach drops rent control measure for mobile home parks

    Huntington Beach drops rent control measure for mobile home parks
    Huntington Beach officials have dropped a ballot measure that would have allowed rent control in mobile home parks after new last-minute leases were worked out with affected tenants. City officials had approved the measure for the ballot on July 28, but...
  • Green on the upswing as eco-friendly home building goes mainstream

    Green on the upswing as eco-friendly home building goes mainstream
    At first, Baldwin Homes didn't build green. Then it dipped its corporate toe in — one home here, another there. Now the Gambrills company is constructing an entire green neighborhood. It's the story of U.S. home building writ small. Green...
  • Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come

    Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come
    Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
  • 4 injured in Aurora fire

    4 injured in Aurora fire
    Four people were injured in a mobile home fire in Aurora about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The first responding firefighters found the mobile home, in the 40 block of Margarets Lane, fully engulfed. Four people escaped with injuries, according to the Aurora...
  • Developer Notes

    Developer Notes
    Custom ranch models open in Williams Bay, Wis. Gerstad has completed a new furnished ranch model at Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wis. This new Bay View ranch plan at Bailey Estates offers 1,740 square-feet of stair-free living space for $214,990....
  • Palm Beach Aggregates' controversial development proposal resurfaces

    Palm Beach Aggregates' controversial development proposal resurfaces
    Palm Beach Aggregates is reviving an old development fight by once again pushing to build 2,000 homes beside rock mines west of Royal Palm Beach. The old Highland Dunes development on Southern Boulevard was put on hold back in 2008 after South Florida&...
  • Chan Lowe: Beware the giant African land snail

    Chan Lowe: Beware the giant African land snail
    As long as Marco Rubio and the rest of the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate are presenting their long-awaited immigration bill, they might want to add one more to the list of aliens—the Giant African Land Snail.   This rat-sized mollusk,...