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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • 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...
  • Various local requests to be heard at Whitehall Township Zoning Board meeting Oct. 21

    Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 for a public hearing. The board will hear several requests, including a request to continue work without a permit, a request for a special exception for a repair shop and more,...
  • Candidates For 13th House District List Priorities

    Candidates For 13<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> House District List Priorities
    Republican board of directors member Mark Tweedie and state Rep. Joe Diminico, D-Manchester, both say the economy and jobs are priorities as the two once again face off. Diminico defeated Tweedie in 2012 to represent the 13th House District, which...
  • Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality

    Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality
    I saw the state kill a man once. It was in Virginia, not Connecticut, but most people would have thought he had it coming. He'd assaulted a 61-year-old woman with an umbrella and slit her throat. The punishment, in the electric chair, was grotesque...
  • Proposed Des Plaines medical marijuana dispensary clears hurdle

    Proposed Des Plaines medical marijuana dispensary clears hurdle
    A proposed medical marijuana facility loaded with security features is one step closer to setting up shop in Des Plaines. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that the City Council approve a conditional-use permit for Prime...
  • Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs

    Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs
    Home builders are taking a slightly dimmer view of the housing market, but they’re still generally bullish. The National Assn. of Home Builders reported Thursday that its member confidence index slipped in October, ending a four-month run of gains...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Experts to weigh in on housing plan at Mission Hills

    Experts to weigh in on housing plan at Mission Hills
    A proposal for a multi-unit residential development at Mission Hills Country Club in unincorporated Northbrook will be the subject of another public hearing next month after the Cook County Board of Commissioners delayed taking a vote. "It was...
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign

     Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign
    HAMPTON — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is calling for the resignation of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Jackson because of "concerns of racial discrimination and retaliation" reported to the...
  • Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion

    Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearing completion
    MOUNT DORA — Just off the beaten path of the downtown shops is a new bike and walking trail that ultimately will become part of the Coast to Coast Connector recreational course. Extending from Lincoln Avenue through downtown, the Tremain Street...
  • Condo association not responsible for restoring wall tiles

    Condo association not responsible for restoring wall tiles
    Q: Our high-rise condominium building is undergoing a water riser replacement project. The project requires accessing the pipes between units by cutting open bathroom and kitchen walls to access the pipes. The unit owners have been advised the association...