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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Illiana toll road wins key vote

    Illiana toll road wins key vote
    The controversial Illiana toll road won a key vote Thursday from a regional planning group. On Wednesday, an effort by a companion agency to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short. Opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning&...
  • Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money

    Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money
    The world’s oldest piece of art is graffiti, Norway has new abstract money and it’s super-cool, an artist beats the IRS in court, and architect Moshe Safdie is totally over public-private space. Plus: architectural separated-at-birth,...
  • East Hartford awarded brownfields grant to demolish Daley Court

    The Town of East Hartford has been awarded a $175,000 brownfields grant by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) for the assessment and demolition of the vacant Daley Court Housing Complex at 590 Burnside Ave. Mayor...
  • Lauderhill hopes to deter theft with new SmartWater

    Forensic marking technology, which has been in vogue in countries of the United Kingdom for nearly two decades, has now made its way to Lauderhill. Residents in central Lauderhill will now fight property crime using SmartWater, a theft-deterrent...
  • Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short

    Move to kill Illiana toll road project falls short
    An effort by members of the Chicago region's top planning board to block the proposed Illiana toll road fell short Wednesday, but another vote on the highly contentious project is due Thursday. Illiana opponents on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for...
  • Hampton's Vote On Drug-Free Zones Focus Of 16th House District Debate

    Hampton's Vote On Drug-Free Zones Focus Of 16th House District Debate
    SIMSBURY — State Rep. John Hampton defended his record during a debate on Tuesday in which he was attacked over a previous vote on reducing the size of drug-free zones near schools, public housing complexes and day care centers. Hampton said...
  • Alliance Hall OK'd as winter homeless shelter

    Alliance Hall OK'd as winter homeless shelter
    Homeless people in Allentown will have another place to stay warm overnight this winter. The Allentown Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously Monday to grant a variance to Alliance Hall so it can become a temporary overnight shelter, beginning Nov. 1....
  • Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...
  • Tri-Rail looks at early expansion from West Palm Beach to Jupiter

    Tri-Rail looks at early expansion from West Palm Beach to Jupiter
    Traveling farther north than West Palm Beach on Tri-Rail could happen sooner rather than much later as more pieces are falling into place to take the commuter trains all the way to Jupiter. For one thing, officials have found a way to pay up to $125...
  • Delray may change guidelines for advisory board removals

    Delray may change guidelines for advisory board removals
    Delray commissioners are considering cracking down on absenteeism and guidelines for folks who serve on Delray advisory boards. On Tuesday, commissioners will discuss if they want to give preliminary approval to a new rule that will change the process...
  • Loan gives low-income borrowers a chance to build equity fast

    Two major banks have agreed to originate a new 15-year mortgage under pilot programs aimed at low- and moderate-income borrowers. In addition, the creators of the so-called Wealth Building Home Loan, which allows home buyers to build equity at a much...