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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • I want to be a Director on my Condominium or HOA Board. Am I Eligible?

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff As election season approaches, the issue of who is qualified to serve on a condominium or homeowners association’s board of directors can become a hotly contested issue.  This article examines how eligibility...
  • Bay Area home prices cool off just a bit

    Bay Area home prices cool off just a bit
    Maybe, just maybe, there are limits to what people will pay to live near San Francisco Bay. Red-hot home prices in the Bay Area are showing signs of pleateauing, according to new figures out Thursday. The median price of a house in the nine-county...
  • People on the move

    People on the move
    Redevelopment, economic Nguyen Tran was promoted to director of the Northwest District of the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), to oversee the district's day-to-day operations. In the past, Tran was a senior planner for the City of...
  • Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security

    Burke calls for 24-7 medical pot security
    Medical marijuana facilities in Chicago would be required to have around-the-clock security guards under proposed city regulations endorsed Thursday by the City Council Zoning Committee. Aldermen said they wanted to require the presence of licensed...
  • Don Rose on the lost promise of Jane Byrne

    Don Rose on the lost promise of Jane Byrne
    In many ways I think the late Jane Byrne could have been mayor of Chicago for her lifetime had she made the right choices — and sadly those wrong choices were largely based on race. Byrne, who died Friday at 81, was a tremendous mayoral...
  • Broward transportation tab: $8 billion, and who's paying?

    Broward transportation tab: $8 billion, and who's paying?
    Broward County has an $8 billion transportation wish list and wants you to help pick up the tab. A campaign for a voter-approved sales tax increase — or some other tax or fee increase — to pay for better travel conditions in Broward is on...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]

    'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]
    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]

    Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • East Hartford Gets Grant To Assess Blighted Housing Complex

    EAST HARTFORD — A $175,000 brownfields grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development was awarded to the town this week to help demolish a vacant public housing development on Burnside Avenue. The money will be used to assess...
  • Glastonbury's Village Green Apartments Renovated, Expanded

    Glastonbury's Village Green Apartments Renovated, Expanded
    GLASTONBURY — It was easy for Debra Adams to see if the renovations to 34 apartments and the community center at Village Green over the past two years have been a success. All she had to do was walk around. "You could see the smiles and camaraderie...
  • Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset

    Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset
    Neighbors just south of downtown Hartford cheered when apartments and homes replaced a rundown public housing complex and when townhouses rose on a barren, vacant lot. But those improvements in the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood are overshadowed by the...