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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • HRTPO executive director retires after four-decade career

    HRTPO executive director retires after four-decade career
    The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization bade farewell to its executive director on June 30. Dwight Farmer retired after 35 years with the organization and its sister entity, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. Farmer was...
  • Back to Square One

    Every 10 years or so, Newport News revisits an old idea. It begins with a parcel of land in the shadow of City Hall. There are grand plans of building things, such as a convention center or a luxury hotel. Enthusiasm, overwhelming at first, ebbs in the...
  • South Lake plan for new homes back to drawing board after opposition surfaces

    Plans for a new neighborhood on a rural stretch of lakeside pasture in south Lake have many residents worried about preserving their environment and the rural character surrounding Sawmill Lake west of Clermont. The controversy stems from a plan to...
  • Phoebus senior citizen apartments work begins

    HAMPTON — A 5-acre wooded plot at Mercury Boulevard and Woodland Road is being cleared to make room for a 132-unit senior citizen apartment complex approved by the City Council in January 2013. The $12 million project will include 88 two-bedroom...
  • Housing bubble 2.0? Not likely this time, new study says

    Housing bubble 2.0? Not likely this time, new study says
    Southern California remains home to the most overpriced housing markets in the country, but any fears of a new bubble look increasingly unfounded. That’s according to a new report out Tuesday from real estate website Trulia, which monitors...
  • Reader feedback July 4: Pedestrians hit in Hampton, Arthur approaches, Hampton housing

    Women crossing road injured when hit by SUV Two women suffered injuries that were not life-threatening Wednesday after an SUV struck them while they attempted to cross West Mercury Boulevard near Power Plant Way in Hampton. Kimberly Jobst Damron: They...
  • CPD and CFD to Chicago: Have a legal July Fourth

    CPD and CFD to Chicago: Have a legal July Fourth
    Planning on setting off a few fireworks tomorrow? The city's fire and police officials want you to know that it's still not legal. The departments sent out a press release Thursday afternoon detailing the law: Fireworks are not permitted in the city...
  • 'Fair housing' gets new, expanded push

    ATLANTA Forty-six years after the Fair Housing Act took aim at racial segregation and poverty in America, the federal government has declared the effort half-hearted and is setting out to fix it. Within months, the Obama administration is expected to...
  • Unit owner approval not required for obtaining loans

    Q: The board of my condominium association entered into a loan for capital improvements in an amount that far exceeded our entire annual budget. The loan has a 15-year amortization period. Unit owner approval was never sought. Did the board act...
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill. The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
  • Case-Shiller: Home prices grow at slower pace in Southern California

    Case-Shiller: Home prices grow at slower pace in Southern California
    In another sign that the housing market is leveling off, home prices grew at a slower pace in March, according to a new report Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller Index rose 0.2% nationwide in the first quarter and is 10.3% ahead of this time last year. Case-...