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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • I-95 express lanes will have multiple access points

    I-95 express lanes will have multiple access points
    Q: When the Interstate 95 express lanes are open to Broward Boulevard in early 2015, will there be an access point at Sheridan Street? Will there be one toll for cars entering the express lanes at Broward Boulevard all the way to downtown Miami? And...
  • Homebuilder confidence perks up in June

    Homebuilder confidence perks up in June
    Home builders have a sunnier disposition these days, though they're not quite fully confident in the housing market just yet. A key index of confidence in the housing construction industry climbed four points in June as builders said they expect to...
  • L.A. to test Jordan Downs soil for lead contamination

    L.A. to test Jordan Downs soil for lead contamination
    State environmental regulators have ordered Los Angeles housing officials to test the soil in the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts to determine whether lead contamination on a vacant, city-owned parcel extends onto land where more than 2,500 of the...
  • Underinsuring condo building is not worth the risk

    Underinsuring condo building is not worth the risk
    Q: I live in a condo association next to a creek that is in a flood plain. The association has property insurance for less than 80 percent of the building's value. Isn't the board required by law to have insurance that covers all of the building's...
  • Baltimore endorsements [Editorial]

    Baltimore endorsements  [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements in the following races in Baltimore City: District 40 Three incumbents are running for re-election in this district, which covers a large swath of Midtown and West Baltimore, but they have drawn an unusually large number...
  • Zoning Board OKs Cubs' remote parking lot

    Zoning Board OKs Cubs' remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs on Friday won city permission to keep operating a remote parking lot in the increasingly upscale North Center neighborhood, despite opposition from the local aldermen and residents about its impact on their area. But the Zoning Board of...
  • TV Picks: 'Ray Donovan,' 'Matador,' NOLA on 'P.O.V.'

    TV Picks: 'Ray Donovan,' 'Matador,' NOLA on 'P.O.V.'
    "Ray Donovan" (Showtime, Sundays). Ann Biderman's series about a Hollywood fixer, the dysfunctional (Boston Irish) family he came from and the dysfunctional family he heads begins a second season. (The last finished with revealed secrets, a degree of...
  • "The Real World" filming could begin in August in the West Loop

    It's happening. MTV's 30th installment of "The Real World" will be shooting west of the Loop this summer. Raise a glass or gird your outrage, whichever the case may be. Chicago Film Office head Rich Moskal confirmed Sunday that the "The Real World" will...
  • Aging Hartford Project On Redevelopment Track

    Aging Hartford Project On Redevelopment Track
    They are referred to simply as "Westbrook-Bowles." Westbrook Village and Chester Bowles Park are two old, dilapidated housing projects that occupy a lot of land — a total of more than 130 acres — on two non-adjoining parcels in the...
  • Unit owners in the dark about early board meetings

    Q: My condominium board holds meetings that are open to the unit owners, but are held in the early afternoon when many unit owners are at work. We have asked the board to hold its meetings in the evenings, but our requests have been ignored, as have...
  • Snowden to lose seat on Annapolis housing board

    Snowden to lose seat on Annapolis housing board
    The mayor of Annapolis says he will not reappoint civil rights activist Carl O. Snowden to the board that oversees public housing communities in the city. Mayor Mike Pantelides sent a letter to Snowden on Wednesday indicating he would not reappoint...