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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Gun shop proposal causes a stir in Niles

    Gun shop proposal causes a stir in Niles
    A plan for a gun shop and shooting range within walking distance of several schools is generating controversy in near northwest suburban Niles. The proposal has drawn complaints because the business would stand within walking distance of schools...
  • Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools

    Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools
    A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles. The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
  • Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park

    Concerns raised over possibility of medical marijuana establishment in Forest Park
    Officials in Forest Park will consider two applications to establish medical cannabis dispensaries in the west suburban village this month, but the location of at least one of the proposed facilities has raised concerns from some residents. "There is...
  • Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel

    Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel
    A complaint alleging discrimination by an Oak Park housing agency, whose president served on a village committee formed to examine claims of discrimination in the housing market, has been withdrawn due to a "technical issue," officials said this week....
  • Oak Park approves parking on widened Clinton Avenue sidewalk

    Oak Park approves parking on widened Clinton Avenue sidewalk
    A request to use part of a widened sidewalk in front of an Oak Park residence as a parking pad got mixed reviews from officials this fall. Although some trustees initially expressed concern about the Zoning Board of Appeals' unanimous recommendation...
  • Zoning board splits on medical pot plans

    Zoning board splits on medical pot plans
    A controversial plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary near a residential neighborhood in Forest Park will go to village trustees without a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The plan for the medical marijuana dispensary at...
  • Forest Park narrowly approves pot dispensaries

    Forest Park narrowly approves pot dispensaries
    A medical marijuana dispensary that could open near a residential neighborhood was narrowly approved Monday night in Forest Park over the objections of residents who cited safety and property value concerns. The proposed St. Fiacre dispensary at 7228...
  • 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...
  • Horse feud splitting Barrington Hills

    Horse feud splitting Barrington Hills
    There's something missing from the stables at Oakwood Farm in Barrington Hills: horses. On a recent morning, most stalls were empty. The horses that had boarded here were gone, banished following a court order. The feud between neighbors that led to the...
  • Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County

    Advocates push for more 'complete streets' in Palm Beach County
    More roads built for pedestrians and bicyclists and not just vehicles could be springing up in Palm Beach County as interest grows in the county for "complete streets." Many roads are designed for motorists to get to their destinations as quickly as...
  • Museum celebrates wild weather

    The old saying is a always appropriate in Hampton Roads: If you don't like the weather then wait 10 minutes, because it will change. But what happens when the weather turns foul? The Hampton History Museum is holding a family friendly event Aug. 9...