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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton, Anthony Brown and the 'let them eat cake' Democrats [Letter]

    Bill Clinton, Anthony Brown and the 'let them eat cake' Democrats [Letter]
    So Maryland Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch and fellow "high-rolling" Democrats guffawed at Bill Clinton's joking about the contrast between public housing and the "posh estate" when they were gathered Tuesday night for a million-dollar fund-raiser,...
  • Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch

    Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch
    The state's most ambitious recreation trail will take in Atlantic surf and rocket launches; manatees and springs; SunRail trains; Florida-style mountains; remote forests and charming towns; and the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg. About 75 percent of...
  • Speak-up Broward raises questions about road ahead

    Speak-up Broward raises questions about road ahead
    The way people commute around South Florida must change. As our region continues to grow, building more roads cannot be the only option. Mass transit must play a larger role in moving us from place to place. Tri-Rail's proposed "Coastal Link" —...
  • Grayslake, Mundelein try to resolve differences over truck facility

    Grayslake, Mundelein try to resolve differences over truck facility
    The villages of Mundelein and Grayslake are working to resolve their differences over a proposal to put a 50,000-square-foot trucking facility on 35 acres recently annexed to Grayslake and bordering Mundelein. Mundelein trustees in August authorized...
  • Hampton eyes Buckroe projects

    HAMPTON — College Court is slowly becoming a neighborhood dominated by a single owner — the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The agency is using city dollars to buy properties and demolish the blighted homes along Sargeant...