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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Court rules in favor of association in assessment case

    Condominium owners cannot stop paying their assessments because they are unhappy about how the property is taken care of, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled March 20. Such is the verdict in a long-running dispute between a Highland Park condominium...
  • Show of hands not proper procedure for board election

    Q: For the past few years, the election of directors to my condominium board has not occurred by written ballot or proxy at an annual meeting. Instead, there is an open board meeting at which a majority of the unit owners raise their hands to retain the...
  • Community being left out of Baltimore redevelopment, activists say

    Community being left out of Baltimore redevelopment, activists say
    Within the past five years, Shantress Wise says, she has been forced out of one home by a developer, evicted from another apartment after losing her job, and lived in two homeless shelters. Wise, of Baltimore, said the experience inspired her to join...
  • Lake Forest residents voice concerns about Whole Foods project

    Lake Forest residents voice concerns about Whole Foods project
    Debate continues on a proposed retail center anchored by a Whole Foods store on Lake Forest's southwest side, as residents voice concerns on traffic, landscaping, parking lot lighting, drainage and conformity to the city's historic architectural style....
  • We need public housing to help remedy poverty and homelessness

    It was recently reported in the Orlando Sentinel that the Central Florida region is lacking in affordable housing for our families. Ironically, this is the same newspaper that in a March 6 editorial called for considering a halt to further construction of...
  • Suit filed over plan for gas station at Butterfield and Route 53

     Suit filed over plan for gas station at Butterfield and Route 53
    A legal battle has erupted over a vacant piece of land located at the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Illinois Route 53 near Glen Ellyn where a proposal to build a mega gas station was rejected last year by DuPage County board members. A...
  • Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers

    Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers
    Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday. Beginning next year,...
  • A setback for Jordan Downs project

    A setback for Jordan Downs project
    Plans for the revitalization of the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts have been thrown into disarray after Los Angeles officials learned Monday that the city will not be awarded a $30-million federal grant they had been counting on for the...
  • Hampton, Newport News at impasse over road extension, widening

    Hampton, Newport News at impasse over road extension, widening
    Hampton continues to push westward, building a roadway that city officials deem critical to improving travel from Interstate 64 to the city's military and science facilities, even though Newport News has shown little or no interest in extending the...
  • Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals

    Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals
    One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore. "What talented sculptor produced...
  • Report: California film tax credit a good investment

    Report: California film tax credit a good investment
    A new report from the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization says California's film and television tax credit program is a good investment, but needs to be extended and restructured to keep the entertainment industry from fleeing the state....