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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape

    Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape
    On Chicago's West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash. Now, a financing agreement approved...
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign

     Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign
    HAMPTON — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is calling for the resignation of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Jackson because of "concerns of racial discrimination and retaliation" reported to the...
  • Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion

    Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion
    MOUNT DORA — Just off the beaten path of the downtown shops is a new bike and walking trail that ultimately will become part of the Coast to Coast Connector recreational course. Extending from Lincoln Avenue through downtown, the Tremain Street...
  • Condo association not responsible for restoring wall tiles

    Condo association not responsible for restoring wall tiles
    Q: Our high-rise condominium building is undergoing a water riser replacement project. The project requires accessing the pipes between units by cutting open bathroom and kitchen walls to access the pipes. The unit owners have been advised the association...
  • Vote For Experience For Newington

    In considering both of the candidates for state representative for Newington, I find that they share a common vision for our dear town. So, how to choose? Both candidates pledge to work for open space, oppose high-density housing around the busway, and...
  • Lauderhill explores complete streets concept

    The concept of complete streets is catching on among cities in Broward, two years after the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization endorsed it. Cities, such as Coral Springs, Sunrise, Tamarac, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, have already expressed...
  • Realty agent selling units allowed to serve on board

    Realty agent selling units allowed to serve on board
    Q: A recently elected member of our board of directors is a real estate agent who has lived in the building for many years, sold many units, and is representing unit owners whose units are for sale. Does being on the board of directors, whether in a...
  • Newport News leaders looking to expand Hispanic outreach to other groups

    After a years-long effort reaching out to Newport News' Spanish speakers, city and community leaders are now trying to speak the language of non-English speakers. Those efforts are being led by the Newport News Hispanic Advisory Committee, which...
  • Farmers protest Illiana approval

    Farmers protest Illiana approval
    Beecher-area farmers Ray and Mardee Blomberg were among the first to arrive Saturday at the Will County Fairgrounds for a gathering originally intended to be a celebration of rural life. Displaying aerial photos of the 235-acre Blomberg farm to...
  • Not every rail crossing getting maximum upgrades

    Not every rail crossing getting maximum upgrades
    In less than two years, train horns will no longer be blaring along the coastal tracks that parallel U.S. 1 from West Palm Beach to Miami. But after being turned down for a federal grant, the region won't be getting hoped-for maximum safety upgrades...
  • Association can prohibit guns in common element amenities

    Association can prohibit guns in common element amenities
    Q: I live in a high-rise condominium building, and recently, a no-gun sign was posted in the entry lobby window of the building. Does the posting of the sign require board approval, and how does this affect residents' ability to keep a concealed...