• Dec 11, 09:01 AM | Las Vegas Sun

    How the Faraday Future project, even in failure, was a catalyst for North Las Vegas

    Dec. 11--The prospect of a Faraday Future plant in North Las Vegas may be a thing of the past, but officials say the groundwork laid by that failed project will still pay dividends for a city committed to attracting new business. The electric carmaker once had plans to invest more than $1 billion in a 3.4 million-square-foot manufacturing plant at Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas, but ...

  • Dec 11, 08:16 AM | Mail Tribune

    Medford residents are going it alone in their vehicles

    Dec. 11--Seven out of 10 people driving to work in Medford either go it alone for work-related reasons or by preference. The figure jumps to 92 percent when respondents to a community survey find there are no reasonable alternatives. The city of Medford is looking for ways to lower those numbers. In the latest Transportation System Plan draft for 2018 through 2038, submitted by city Planning ...

  • Dec 11, 05:43 AM | Press of Atlantic City

    Trump Plaza redevelopment critical to A.C.'s futureTrump Plaza redevelopment critical to the future of the city

    ATLANTIC CITY - Allowing billionaire Carl Icahn to use $5.6 million in casino tax funds to help pay for the demolition of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino may be an unpopular move, but it would foster development at a critical time in the city's history, industry watchers say. Icahn in the past three years closed both the Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, causing the loss of more than 4,000 ...

  • Dec 10, 11:23 PM | Daily Camera

    Habitat for Humanity wins early approval for its biggest-ever Boulder project

    Dec. 10--Habitat for Humanity is poised to build a 19-unit project in north Boulder, its largest housing development ever in the city, following a unanimous approval from the Planning Board. The build site is about an acre in size and sits at 2180 Violet Ave., on a slice of unincorporated county land. In addition to approving the construction plan, the Planning Board also gave approval to a ...

  • Dec 10, 06:31 PM | Hour

    City website ignites a debate over planning input, methods

    Dec. 10--NORWALK -- City staff and the people who live here have been debating Norwalk's future. At this moment, the 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development (a state-mandated master plan for the next decade), the Redevelopment Agency's plan for urban neighborhoods and the Parking Authority's plan are all taking shape. All three are teaming up in their data collection -- a website called ...

  • Dec 10, 02:28 PM | Patriot-News

    Members Only Pennsylvania is often said to be a state that runs on local control.

    Pennsylvania is often said to be a state that runs on local control. But the reality is, in many cases, local elected officials are really managing issues within pretty tight confines established by state law. The latest expansion of gambling is a shining exception. Since November and through the end of the year, the new law has granted local elected officials — and the citizens who have their ...

  • Dec 10, 01:08 PM | Florence Morning News

    Federal tax change could hurt downtown Florence

    FLORENCE, S.C. – The redevelopment of aging historical buildings in downtown Florence has been a catalyst to a boom in investment over the past decade resulting in a total transformation of the district. Many of the investors responsible for this revitalization used the Federal Historic Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program as an incentive to start projects, but those days could be coming ...

  • Dec 10, 12:25 PM | Globe Gazette

    Mason City officials are optimistic about state funding for downtown plan

    MASON CITY | City officials head to Des Moines on Friday confident they are in good position to receive state funding for the River City Renaissance project. The officials will meet with representatives of the Iowa Economic Development Authority which oversees the Iowa Reinvestment Act. "We are an 'action item' on the agenda," Mayor Eric Bookmeyer said Friday. "We're optimistic when the ...

  • Dec 10, 03:01 AM | The New York Times

    Members Only A Land That the City Seems to Have Forgotten

    Two Bridges, by the East River, may be tiny. But massive developments often seem to wash up there. In the 1930s, about 100 buildings considered slums were razed to make way for Knickerbocker Village, a red-brick, 12-building, middle-income complex that was among the first in the country to be subsidized by the federal government. Even larger undertakings followed, including sprawling ...

  • Dec 09, 05:47 PM | Niagara Gazette

    Residents air concerns on development

    Dec. 09--TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The town's planning board met briefly last week to discuss a Bri Estate plans submitted by George Churakos of Double C Realty of NY, as well as a final site plan review request for Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. on 6010 Lockport Road. While the fire company's wishes were quickly approved, Churakos, represented by James Fittante, a registered architect of the American ...

  • Dec 09, 11:07 AM | Herald-Citizen

    Shortterm rental rules approved by council

    Six Cookeville residents expressed concern about regulations regarding short-term rental properties during a public hearing Thursday night before the city council ultimately approved the first reading of recommendations from the city planning commission. The first reading of the ordinance included revisions to rules regarding bed and breakfast homes and added rules for short-term rental ...

  • Dec 09, 10:07 AM | Star Tribune

    Race for affordable houses sends developers back out to the exurbs

    Dec. 09--In Dayton, developers propose building 1,700 new houses over the next 10 to 20 years, doubling the number that are now in the riverside town an hour northwest of downtown Minneapolis. The stunning plan is one of several that have emerged in recent months to show how rising prices in the heart of the Twin Cities are pushing developers -- and home buyers -- back to the fringes of the ...

  • Dec 09, 10:00 AM | Hudson Reporter Publications

    Is the marina plan revenge? Protestors try to derail privatization for south side of Liberty State Park

    With less than one month left before Gov. Christopher Christie’s term expires, local community activists hope to derail a plan that would privatize the southern portion of Liberty State Park and construct a new luxury marina where deteriorating jetties currently exist. Tipped off that the plan is being discussed by state officials without adequate notice to the public, Sam Pesin, president of ...

  • Dec 08, 08:33 AM | Morning Call

    Are Small Manufacturers Being Crowded Out of the Lehigh Valley?

    Dec. 08--Mark Vasilantone couldn't help but feel a little disappointed in 2015 when he surveyed the initial leads on sites for a new manufacturing facility. His company, Vastex International Inc., had grown from a few thousand square feet of leased space in East Allentown in the late 1990s to a 23,000 square-feet operation. With business booming at Vastex -- a manufacturer of screen printing ...

  • Dec 08, 07:20 AM | Free Press

    New Rules Give a Green Light to Food Trucks

    Dec. 08--MANKATO -- Talk to the people attending the "Mankato Food Truck Ordinance Open House" Thursday night, and it's clear they'd rather be talking about sauces than setbacks, about hot beef commercials than hours of operation, about casseroles than fire codes. But with the arrival of the food truck craze to the Mankato area, the rules needed to be laid down and the city's Community ...

  • Dec 08, 05:52 AM | Waste360

    A Look at Sonoma County’s Plan to Fight Food Waste

    About 45,500 tons of food is dumped in California’s Sonoma County landfill each year, while about 82,000 of its citizens go hungry every month. The Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition (SCFRC) is working to bridge that divide by diverting what is salvageable and edible to feed the hungry. SCFRC is developing an online, countywide listing whereby charities can accept donations of produce, dry ...

  • Dec 08, 10:21 AM | Siskiyou Daily News

    County to utilize grant funds for code enforcement program

    Dec. 07--The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution on Tuesday authorizing the commitment of up to $275,000 of program income from the County's Community Development Block Grant Program to fund a Code Enforcement Program. This is contingent upon the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development's authorization of a Program ...

  • Dec 08, 06:32 AM | Stuart News

    Does housing developer want to reshape East Stuart?

    STUART – Before city commissioners seriously consider any proposed housing development near downtown, they first must decide what's best for the area, said Mayor Troy McDonald. "Is the best plan residential, a government complex or some sort of commercial development?" McDonald asked. "We're going to have to sort through our options." On Monday, the City Commission is to review plans for more ...

  • Dec 08, 04:14 AM | Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Meeting erupts after board gives OK on pipelineMeeting in Henrico erupts after Virginia state board issues approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Police cleared the audience from a Henrico County community center auditorium Thursday afternoon after a state board's approval of a water-quality certification for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline triggered an eruption of shouts and profanity. For the past two days, the Virginia State Water Control Board had weighed approval of the certification, which includes a "reasonable ...

  • Dec 08, 01:19 AM | Associated Press

    Bayonne Bridge project praised, but $350 million over budget

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It was the first project of its kind in the country, the elevation of a massive, eight-decade-old steel bridge, accomplished without lengthy closures to auto traffic. The goal, to allow larger cargo ships to pass under the Bayonne Bridge and gain access to the ports of New York and New Jersey, already is showing signs of being met. It has come with a hefty price tag, ...

  • Dec 07, 09:11 PM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Report says county has nation's fourth-largest homeless populaton

    Dec. 07--A new federal report on homelessness in America offers a snapshot of how San Diego County is doing compared with other cities. With 9,160 homeless people, the county has the fourth-largest population of any region in the nation, trailing only New York City (76,501), Los Angeles County (55,188) and Seattle/King County (11,643). The report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

  • Dec 07, 08:14 PM | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    Environmental groups call for delay on Plum fracking vote

    Dec. 07--A national environmental advocacy group is calling on Plum officials to delay a vote that would limit fracking activity to rural residential and industrial zones because it thinks Plum officials have hidden information from the public. Food & Water Watch of Western Pennsylvania said Plum officials have known about Huntley & Huntley's plans to drill in Plum since March. Doug Shields, ...

  • Dec 07, 08:07 PM | Press-Register

    Members Only $1.2M downtown infrastructure work underway

    Years in the making, the $1.2 million Porter Avenue infrastructure project is finally getting underway in the downtown Ocean Springs area. Once complete, the project will provide continuous sidewalks linking Washington Avenue to Front Beach Drive, as well as drainage and road upgrades benefitting businesses and residents alike. City Grants & Planning Administrator Carolyn Martin said the ...

  • Dec 07, 06:04 PM | Marlborough Enterprise

    Marlborough has hired an outside consultant to help in its continuing bid to win Community Development Block Grant money

    Marlborough has hired an outside consultant to help in its continuing bid to win Community Development Block Grant money. City officials Nov. 30 tapped Community Opportunities Group Inc. of Boston to serve as lead consultant for Marlborough's third straight attempt for the grant money. The city came up short this year and in 2016. In 2016, Marlborough teamed up with Hudson, but opted to go on ...

  • Dec 07, 01:46 PM | The Northwest Herald

    U.S. seeing more homeless people for first time in 7 years

    LOS ANGELES – The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local ...

  • Dec 07, 12:12 PM | Grand Rapids Press

    Members Only Erin Brockovich tied to class action lawsuit over toxic dumping

    GRAND RAPIDS — A legal team working with consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is bringing a class action lawsuit in federal court against three companies on behalf of residents affected by toxic dumping in Kent County. The complaint filed against Wolverine World Wide, 3M and Waste Management was announced in a news release from the legal team of Michigan-based The Miller Law Firm, California’s ...

  • Dec 07, 12:03 PM | Buffalo News

    In Niagara Falls, battle for new hotels pits U.S. against Canada

    Dec. 07--Michael DiCienzo and Faisal Merani each own hotels on the U.S. and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. Both Canadian businessmen also navigated approval processes for development projects in Niagara Falls, N.Y. That is where DiCienzo wants to build an indoor water park and Merani built a 191-room hotel that opened in January. So which side is more inviting for a developer, Niagara Falls, ...

  • Dec 07, 11:41 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Report: Nebraska county needs more housing units

    FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A new study shows that housing needs in an eastern Nebraska county extend well beyond the people who will fill more than 800 new jobs at a planned Costco poultry operation. A study from Hanna:Keelan Associates, a Lincoln-based community planning firm, said Dodge County may need as many as 1,500 new housing units in the next five years, the Omaha World-Herald reported . The ...

  • Dec 07, 11:35 AM | Seattle Times

    King County homeless population third-largest in U.S.

    Dec. 07--King County has the third-largest concentration of homeless people in the country, a new federal report shows. National homelessness figures compiled by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show that with an estimated count of 11,643 in 2017, King County trails behind only Los Angeles County and New York City in overall homeless population. That overall number includes ...

  • Dec 07, 10:49 AM | The Herald-Tribune

    'The Bay' master plan to be finished by July 2018

    Dec. 07--SARASOTA -- A new vision for the city-owned bayfront in the heart of downtown Sarasota will be delivered to, and ideally approved by, city officials as soon as mid-July 2018, according to the groups spearheading the project. The ambitious timeline could complete the project after nearly two decades and an array of plans from the city and numerous civic groups most recently brought ...

  • Dec 07, 12:02 AM | Associated Press

    Most Vulnerable Dying in 'America's Finest City'

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot. It was, at least, far better than their previous home in the city, a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes and chewed on 2-year-old Jaymason's stroller. Roughly 50 of the encampment's 200 residents were children, so Wade's kids had plenty of ...

  • Dec 07, 01:49 AM | Miami New Times

    Miami Beach Must Repay $1 Million to the Federal Government in Housing Debacle

    Miami Beach's complete ineptitude when it comes to building affordable housing would be funny if it weren't screwing over taxpayers and the poor. Earlier this year, the city admitted its affordable-housing practices had failed to create homes that the city's workforce can use, thereby forcing many of the food-service workers and housekeepers to make hours-long bus commutes on and off the ...

  • Dec 07, 06:40 AM | Independent, The (Online)

    Members Only UK City of Culture Status Brings Potential for Economic Boost

    Five cities are anxiously waiting to learn who has been named as the UK's cultural hub - all hoping to qualify for UK City of Culture Status in 2021. Swansea, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Coventry and Paisley are all vying for the title. The winner of the Government-backed honour can expect to see an economic boost: Liverpool estimated it generated a return of £750m to the local economy after ...

  • Dec 07, 06:07 AM | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    Penguins unveil developer and plans for former Civic Arena site

    Dec. 07--The Penguins expect to break ground in November on the first batch of 935 residential units at the former Civic Arena site -- a 28-acre tract the team has been working to develop for a decade. "It's incumbent on all of us, though, to deliver on that plan," Penguins Chief Operating Officer Travis Williams told several dozen community members, trade workers and business owners Wednesday ...

  • Dec 07, 06:02 AM | Buffalo News

    U.S. vs. Canada: Which side of Niagara Falls do hotel developers prefer?

    Dec. 07--Michael DiCienzo and Faisal Merani each own hotels on the U.S. and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. Both Canadian businessmen also navigated approval processes for development projects in Niagara Falls, N.Y. That is where DiCienzo wants to build an indoor water park and Merani built a 191-room hotel that opened in January. So which side is more inviting for a developer, Niagara Falls, ...

  • Dec 07, 02:22 AM | The Vicksburg Post

    Strategic plan will help show others what a great place we are to live and work

    We're excited the process of building a strategic plan for economic development for Vicksburg and Warren County is under way. Hard work by a lot of people in our community will shortly begin to bear fruit, we're confident. Leaders in the county, city and on the chamber of commerce and the port commission agreeing to come together in an effort to recruit new industry and manufacturers - meaning ...

  • Dec 07, 01:26 AM | Redlands Daily Facts

    What will Redlands look like in 20 years? The city has an idea

    Dec. 06--The city has a plan for the next 20 years. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the City Council adopted the Redlands General Plan 2035, which will serve as a guide for future growth and development in the city. "This was an enormous undertaking, a very expensive undertaking, but one that was indeed long overdue," Mayor Paul Foster said of the two-year process to update the plan. Along with the ...

  • Dec 07, 01:24 AM | Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    Walla Walla County, College Place eye vacation rental regs

    Dec. 06--Discussions of short-term rental properties are on the radar for Walla Walla County and College Place. County commissioners Tuesday agreed they want to hear from people about the issue, possibly by holding a joint meeting with the county Planning Commission in January. The College Place City Council also plans to hold a workshop after the first of the year to discuss short term ...

  • Dec 06, 10:20 PM | The Herald-Tribune

    'The Bay' master plan to finished by July 2018

    Dec. 07--SARASOTA -- A new vision for the city-owned bayfront in the heart of downtown Sarasota will be delivered to, and ideally approved by, city officials as soon as mid-July 2018, according to the groups spearheading the project. The ambitious timeline could complete the project after nearly two decades and an array of plans from the city and numerous civic groups most recently brought ...

  • Dec 06, 10:18 PM | The SouthtownStar

    Ex-Tinley Park planner to face lawsuit alleging she 'schemed' to alter development rules

    Dec. 06--Tinley Park's former planning director will have to respond to a lawsuit filed against her by the village after a federal judge denied her motion to dismiss the complaint. The lawsuit, filed in May, stems from plans, since dropped, by an Ohio-nonprofit to build apartments in Tinley Park that would target low-income renters. The village settled a lawsuit filed by the developer, Buckeye ...

  • Dec 06, 08:48 PM | News & Record

    Groups sue over Belews Creek coal ash

    Dec. 07--To dig or not to dig, that's the question in a federal lawsuit that several environmental and civil rights groups filed this week involving coal ash pollution from a large storage basin at the Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County. The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for North Carolina's Middle District seeks an order requiring Duke Energy to remove "all coal ash from the ...

  • Dec 06, 07:18 PM | Bond Buyer

    Members Only State approval sought for bond-funded Detroit development project

    DALLAS - Bedrock Detroit, Dan Gilbert’s real estate development company, presented plans for its partially bond financed “transformational” projects in the city’s downtown to the Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday. The presentation follows the Detroit city council's approval of the plan, which includes $250 million in new state tax incentives, on Nov. 21. The tax incentives, known as ...

  • Dec 06, 07:16 PM | Our Town Downtown

    Members Only ADVOCATING FOR THE CITY'S HOMELESS: A four-point plan to keep people housed.(ISSUES)

    It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juk"? near a train stationin Harlem. A nurse will be visiting to discuss his heart problems, they tell him. A short time later, in Marcus Garvey Park, the sun has just begun to rise when the caseworkers approach a man zipped inside a sleeping bag. They have encountered him before; they know he's teasing when he gives a ...

  • Dec 06, 07:16 PM | Star

    Rezoning approved for solar farm

    Dec. 07--A proposed solar farm in Mooresboro can grow larger than originally planned with a recent approval from county commissioners. The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of rezoning 58 acres of land off Wood Road for use as a solar farm at its regular meeting Tuesday. An adjoining 151-acre property off McCraw Road was previously approved for use as a solar farm in ...

  • Dec 06, 05:18 PM | Los Angeles Times

    Members Only Oakland A's ballpark plan dealt big blow

    Dec. 06--In September, the Oakland Athletics unveiled plans for a new downtown ballpark. They proposed to pay for the ballpark themselves, and they pledged to work with the community for a year to develop a project that would enhance the neighborhood, rather than force a stadium within it. That plan has been nixed, at least for now. The community college district that owns the land on which ...

  • Dec 06, 05:16 PM | Guardian Web

    Vancouver protesters ordered to stop blocking homeless housing project

    A court in Canada has ordered protestors in a Vancouver neighbourhood to stop interfering with efforts to build temporary accommodation for the homeless, bringing an end to a bitter debate triggered by the city’s housing crisis. “We respect people’s rights to protest, but blocking the construction of much-needed housing for the homeless is not something the city can accept,” Gregor Robertson, ...

  • Dec 06, 05:14 PM | The Springfield Republican

    Members Only Mansion plans up for hearing

    Owners of the Brewer-Young mansion, who hope to convert the historic home into offices, plan to present detailed renovation plans at a Longmeadow Planning Board meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room A15 of Longmedow High School. It will be the latest public airing of plans ahead of a planned January special Town Meeting where the owners will ask residents to approve zoning changes they need to move ...

  • Dec 06, 03:10 PM | Commercial Appeal

    Palazzolo suggests temporary hold on future multi-family projects in certain district

    Dec. 06--Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo has suggested the suburb place a moratorium on future standalone multi-family projects in the Smart Code districts. Palazzolo made the recommendation during Tuesday night's Planning Commission meeting. The request was in response to Germantown seeing a spike in developers wanting to bring new apartment complexes to the city. "I want to take this ...

  • Dec 06, 02:40 PM | The Herald-Mail

    Washington County legislators hear strong support for downtown project

    While details for the Urban Improvement Project in downtown Hagerstown remain to be worked out, all the groups involved agree on one thing - the project must go forward. During daylong meetings with various local governments, agencies and civic groups Tuesday, the county's state lawmakers heard over and over that the project is a top priority. "I don't know that we have anything to put on the ...

  • Dec 06, 02:26 PM | Amherst New Era Progress

    Strategic plan update includes business-friendly, redevelopment initiatives

    Business friendliness and redevelopment of existing facilities represent recent additions to Amherst County's strategic plan, a blueprint aimed at increasing economic development in the county. Those additions and updates on the plan's progress were presented by Amherst County Economic Development Authority's Executive Director Victoria Hanson and Crystal Morphis, founder of North ...

  • Dec 06, 02:02 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Utah homeless up slightly from 2016, but down since 2010

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal housing officials say Utah's homeless population increased slightly last year but the number of veterans and families with children experiencing homelessness continues a seven-year decline. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the results Wednesday of its annual count of the homeless on a single night last January. It says more than 2,800 ...

  • Dec 06, 01:40 PM | The Boston Globe

    Members Only Growth spree has UMass Boston in bind

    It was the autumn of 2011, and the future of UMass Boston seemed bright. Four years into his tenure, Chancellor J. Keith Motley had just received the results of an ambitious report that would set in motion a decade of growth at the city’s only public research university. By 2015, the campus would have more students, more tenured professors, its first-ever dormitory, new PhD programs, and an ...

  • Dec 06, 01:23 PM | Associated Press

    Lawsuit cooked up over New Jersey's home baked goods ban

    Home bakers in New Jersey say their brownies and muffins are perfectly safe and they should be able to sell them, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday seeking to strike down the country's only ban on the sale of homemade baked goods. The New Jersey Home Bakers Association sued the state's health department over rules that require people to have a license before they can sell their home-baked ...

  • Dec 06, 01:21 PM | Post-Bulletin

    Public hearing decried as 'window dressing'

    Dec. 06--MANTORVILLE -- The public hearing set for Wednesday afternoon in Dodge County regarding proposed amendments to a local ordinance has taxpayers voicing their opposition. Dodge County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Government Services Building to consider an amendment to the Dodge County Zoning Ordinance on language regarding administration, ...

  • Dec 06, 01:18 PM | Contra Costa Times

    Alternatives submitted for sheltering Berkeley homeless

    Dec. 06--BERKELEY -- Attorneys representing a group of homeless people have submitted a plan for sheltering the city's homeless population that calls for short-term suspension of regulations they say criminalize homelessness, including limitations on lying on commercial sidewalks and spreading belongings, and on sleeping in vehicles. Other short-term remedies proposed by Dan Siegel of ...

  • Dec 06, 01:08 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Sioux Falls backs $50M hotel and parking garage project

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has approved a $50 million project to build a hotel, commercial space and attached parking garage in the city's downtown. The council voted 6-1 Tuesday in favor of a mixed use parking ramp facility for downtown, the Argus Leader reported . The development, named Village on the River, will include more than 500 parking spaces attached to a ...

  • Dec 06, 05:00 AM | Chicago Sun-Times

    Rahm, Other Mayors Set to Follow Paris Climate Deal, Since Trump Won’t

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a “clarion call” Tuesday for leaders from cities across the globe to tackle global warming, even as, he said, the White House remains in denial about the issue. “They are entitled to their own opinions. They’re just not entitled to their own facts,” Emanuel said, speaking at the North American Climate Summit downtown. Former President Barack Obama was expected to ...

  • Dec 06, 06:36 AM | Herald-Journal

    Tax Reform Could Hinder Spartanburg Development, Housing Projects

    Dec. 06--Redevelopment work in the city of Spartanburg's downtown and some of its most challenged neighborhoods could be put at risk if certain financing tools get the ax under pending federal tax reform bills. The legislation could eliminate federal historic tax credits and new markets tax credits, which have been used in Spartanburg over the past few years for economic and community ...

  • Dec 06, 12:05 AM | Associated Press

    US Homeless Count Rises, Pushed By Crisis On The West Coast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during ...

  • Dec 06, 10:00 AM | Oregonian

    Members Only City to decide whether to subsidize waterfront housing

    Some of Portland’s lowest earners could soon live steps from the city’s desirable Southwest waterfront. The Portland City Council is slated to decide Wednesday whether to spend $21.6 million to subsidize the development of a 13-story building with 203 low- and super-low-rent apartments on Southwest River Parkway just north of the Marquam Bridge. In 2015, the city selected Bridge Housing ...

  • Dec 06, 08:16 AM | Peninsula Daily News

    Net pens allowed as conditional use in Clallam's draft shoreline plan

    PORT ANGELES - Net pen aquaculture is allowed as a conditional use in open waters under Clallam County's draft Shoreline Master Program, commissioners were told.

  • Dec 06, 05:28 AM | Daily Herald

    Members Only Utah monuments reduced Trump shrinks 2 sites over environmental, tribal objections Monuments: Suit filed by Earthjustice claiming move threatens fossils.(News)

    Byline: Catherine Lucey and Darlene Superville Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly broad. The decision marks the first time in ...

  • Dec 06, 03:55 AM | Associated Press

    Patagonia expected to sue over Trump's monuments order

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and outdoor retail giant Patagonia traded harsh words over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments, an opening salvo in an imminent legal battle that could be waged for years. A barrage of lawsuits is expected by groups looking to block President Donald Trump's order on Monday drastically reducing Utah's Bears ...

  • Dec 06, 02:28 AM | Roanoke Times

    Family fears for 'sacred' springsAs the Water Control Board considers a pipeline project, a family farm stands in the path

    When: 9:30 am to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond Only those who have made previous comments to the board will be allowed to speak. As she walked across a mountain meadow, Karen Scott passed a wooden stake driven into the moist soil to mark the route a natural gas pipeline will take if it slices through her family farm. Scott pointed to ...

  • Dec 06, 01:33 AM | The Village Voice

    Five Over-the-Top New York City Transit Expansion Ideas

    Last week, the Regional Plan Association made headlines when it suggested that New York's subway problems have gotten so dire that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not up to the task of fixing them. Instead, urged the report, New York should create a "subway reconstruction public benefit corporation," whose sole purpose would be to modernize and repair the system's decaying ...

  • Dec 05, 10:07 PM | Idaho Statesman

    With recall past, Star now criticized in court over how it conducted housing vote

    Dec. 05--Having cleared a recall election, Star's city government now faces its next test with claims that it is sloppy about following state transparency and land-use laws. An Ada County judge heard arguments Tuesday morning on whether the city improperly approved a large, high-density housing and commercial complex earlier this year. Neighbors allege council members weren't up-front about ...

  • Dec 05, 09:47 PM | Ottumwa Courier

    Downtown streetscape plan takes tentative step

    Dec. 06--OTTUMWA -- The city got its best look yet at possible streetscaping for downtown, plans that tie into developments in the Jefferson Street parking lot and the ongoing work in Canteen Alley. The next focus is the 100 through 300 blocks of East Main Street. It's not a cheap project, with an estimated price tag of $5.65 million. Some of that will be absorbed by grants, perhaps as much as ...

  • Dec 05, 08:56 PM | Los Angeles Times

    Members Only L.A. County moves to seize long-empty South L.A. parcel

    Dec. 05--Los Angeles County leaders moved Tuesday to seize a large tract of land in South Los Angeles that has long sat vacant, defying protests from a company that had trumpeted plans to build restaurants, shops and a grocery store there. The empty lots at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues have been a nagging reminder of the frustrated efforts to revive the neighborhood. The bulk ...

  • Dec 05, 08:16 PM | Abilene Reflector-Chroncle

    Blight, flooding on study session agenda

    Dec. 04--Blighted property and stormwater flooding is on the study session discussion agenda for Abilene commissioners Tuesday. The issues are expected to be placed on the commission's regular Dec. 11 meeting agenda. As of Friday, the study session agenda included a discussion about the proposed Dec. 11 public condemnation hearing for a garage located at 911 N. Mulberry St. Following the ...

  • Dec 05, 08:11 PM | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    Pittsburgh proposes help for new home buyers, older owners threatened by gentrification

    Dec. 05--Pittsburgh could offer programs to help new home buyers get in the door and relieve longtime owners threatened by gentrification, under proposals introduced to City Council Tuesday. Councilman Dan Gilman introduced the legislation directing the Urban Redevelopment Authority to create or revive a grant program that could provide first-time home buyers in the city with up to 2.5 percent ...

  • Dec 05, 06:06 PM | Macon Telegraph

    South Macon 'agrihood' concept gets $500,000 boost

    Dec. 05--Despite a large box adorned with Christmas wrapping paper concealing what was inside, there wasn't much surprise from those in attendance Tuesday about what would be revealed to benefit a south Macon community. The founder of the agency receiving the "present" said he could hardly contain his excitement about the prospects of how a grant would kick into high gear plans for the first ...

  • Dec 05, 06:00 PM | Associated Press

    Tax overhaul could chill US affordable housing construction

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of affordable housing as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast. Officials with the housing authority in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday the U.S. could lose nearly 1 million units of affordable housing over 10 years if the final bill eliminates the tax-exempt status ...

  • Dec 05, 05:48 PM | The Coeur d'Alene Press

    Rare decision to not adopt new building codes causes stir

    - Kootenai County commissioners' decision to not accept the most recent version of the International Building Code for new residential and commercial construction starting in 2018 puts the county in uncharted territory, said Chris Fillios, the lone board member who opposed the move. "I'm not sure where this goes from here," said Fillios, adding that cities and counties adopting the code is ...

  • Dec 05, 05:43 PM | Billings Gazette

    One Big Sky Center idea has morphed into a downtown district featuring 2 anchors

    Dec. 05--The One Big Sky Center project is now envisioned as an economic development strategy with a downtown district featuring two anchors -- one built on two of Billings' leading sectors, medical and education, and the other a convention center in a civic "lifestyle" district. The Hammes Company of Madison, Wisconsin, which has studied the project for about six months, says that solid ...

  • Dec 05, 04:31 PM | The Boston Globe

    Members Only With Amazon in mind, Suffolk Downs developer seeks environmental review waiver

    The developer of the Suffolk Downs site wants to move at Amazon speed, even if that means skipping some environmental reviews. HYM Investment Group, which owns the East Boston horsetrack that city officials are pitching to Amazon for its “second headquarters,’’ is asking the Baker administration to waive lengthy state environmental reviews on the part of the city so they can start construction ...

  • Dec 05, 04:00 AM | Gannett News Service

    Members Only Demolition Executive Says Wiring to Blame in Failed Pontiac Silverdome Implosion

    JC Reindl and Allie Gross, USA TODAY Sports DETROIT -- A series of thunderous detonations rocked the Pontiac Silverdome early Sunday morning, sending up clouds of smoke and thrilling a spectator crowd of hundreds out to watch the start of the stadium's demolition. But as the smoke cleared, a problem became apparent: the Silverdome was intact. Officials with the demolition contractor, ...

  • Dec 05, 03:24 AM | Associated Press

    Tribes: Trump's Monument Order Disrespects Native People

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred. Environmental and conservation groups joined the battle Monday and began filing lawsuits that ensure that Trump's ...

  • Dec 05, 08:15 AM | The Daily Herald

    City Attorneys: Methadone Clinics Should be Allowed Downtown

    The Planning Commission will discuss, and may vote on, the issue during Tuesday's meeting.

  • Dec 05, 09:16 AM | The Evening News and The Tribune

    New Albany council initially approves $75K in funding to Homeless Coalition

    Dec. 05--NEW ALBANY -- The Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana got a foot in the door when the New Albany City Council initially approved $75,000 in funding Monday, but officials want to see some harder financial numbers before the final vote later this month. Keeley Stingel, executive director of the coalition, requested $75,000 from the council Monday, which passed the first two readings ...

  • Dec 05, 08:34 AM | Morning Call

    Is three a crowd? Emmaus soon to be home of third craft brew pub

    Dec. 05--Another entrepreneurial brewer wants to capitalize on Emmaus' beer buzz. Jeffrey Bonner, owner of Cave Brewing Company LLC, is eyeing a 2,500-square-foot space in an industrial building at 850 Broad Street that he aims to convert into a taproom. "We're excited," he said. "We really want to go to Emmaus because I think it has a great vibe." Emmaus Borough Council members on Monday ...

  • Dec 05, 08:32 AM | Decatur Daily

    Pilgrim's Pride will cost Athens $1.2M to buy, clean up

    Dec. 05--ATHENS -- The total cost for the city to purchase and clean up the abandoned Pilgrim's Pride plant property near downtown Athens is nearly $1.2 million, according to the latest estimate on the project. "I think you've got to spend money in order to make money," Mayor Ronnie Marks said Monday evening at a meeting of the Athens City Council. Marks, whose effort to get the area cleaned ...

  • Dec 05, 07:33 AM | Baltimore Brew

    Baltimore Jewish Times reporter resigns over Shomrim patrol vehicle coverage

    Baltimore Jewish Times' senior reporter resigned Friday after what he said was his editors' decision to kill a story about a meeting where residents complained about the use of public funds for a patrol vehicle for the neighborhood watch group, Shomrim. After attending a Pimlico Community Development Authority (PCDA) meeting where the role of Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer in the Shomrim ...

  • Dec 05, 04:08 AM | The Denver Post

    Entertainment district on deck outside Coors

    "Our goal is to have it be the most unique experience in baseball."Dick Monfort, Rockies team owner Another downtown Denver parking lot will soon be plowed under to make way for a mixed-use development. This project has the potential to be particularly different. A purple triceratops named Dinger may be sighted there. Architects this week released renderings and details of a forthcoming ...

  • Dec 05, 03:00 AM | The New York Times

    Members Only London Mayor Aims to Make Water Bottles A Plastic Relic

    LONDON -- It is a worldwide emblem of urban life, as ubiquitous as the clutched paper cup of latte or the sight of a pedestrian in rapt communication with the screen of a smartphone. It is the plastic bottle of water, poking from a backpack or grasped in a gloved hand, stacked on the refrigerated shelves of supermarkets, or discarded in the gutter. There was a time when skeptical old-timers ...

  • Dec 05, 02:54 AM | Business Journal

    Owner of Riverside Plaza hopes to keep complex as apartments instead of condos, struggles to bring in retail

    ALGONQUIN – The new owner of a prominent apartment building in downtown Algonquin are hoping to keep the building as apartments instead of condos – a provision set by the Algonquin Village Board five years ago. Instead of foreclosing on the 63-unit luxury residential building at Routes 31 and 62, the lender that financed the completion of the Riverside Plaza project accepted ownership, ...

  • Dec 05, 02:29 AM | Phoenix New Times

    Everything We Know About Ro2, a New Development Coming to Roosevelt Row

    A new multiuse development called Ro2 is coming to Roosevelt Row, the downtown Phoenix arts district located in the Evans Churchill neighborhood. It's being developed by True North Holdings, a Phoenix-based company with offices at the monOrchid building on Roosevelt Street. True North Holdings is headed by Jonathon Vento, who formed the real estate development firm in Delaware in 2016. Vento ...

  • Dec 04, 11:39 PM | The Fresno Bee

    Empty land downtown could sprout a 200-room hotel at Convention Center

    Dec. 04--Fresno leaders have long envisioned a major hotel to be tucked into a notch of vacant land adjacent to the L-shaped Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall in downtown. Now, a developer with connections to hotels in Bakersfield, Dinuba and other cities is coming to the city with plans to build a 200-room, four-story hotel at the northeast corner of M and Inyo streets. At its meeting ...

  • Dec 04, 11:24 PM | Daily Camera

    Can Boulder finally put 'Groundhog Day' cycle at Hogan-Pancost to rest?

    Dec. 05--It's become something of a tradition in Boulder: Every few years, a developer proposes a plan to build on Hogan-Pancost, the 22-acre county enclave surrounded by southeast Boulder. Neighbors fight vigorously to stop the development, centering their arguments largely on the potential of any buildings on Hogan-Pancost to exacerbate existing flooding issues in the area, which sits just ...

  • Dec 04, 11:00 PM | The Columbian (Columbia College)

    Members Only Soccer stadium could score goal in North Side

    With a new United Soccer League stadium scheduled to arrive on Chicago’s North Side in 2020, fans and urban planning experts are still unsure it can survive. The USL is a minor league of teams below Major League Soccer. The stadium is being developed by Sterling Bay, a Chicago real estate company, which will also own the stadium’s team; however, the company still does not have a team for the ...

  • Dec 04, 10:54 PM | Star Tribune

    Developers, advocates of affordable housing cautiously watch tax reform debate

    Dec. 05--Developers of affordable housing in the Twin Cities are bracing for the worst as Congress reconciles tax reform proposals that they fear will stifle renovation and construction of apartments and houses for low- to moderate-income families. Though the fate of the change is unclear, several Twin Cities developers have been scrambling to line up financing commitments before year's end. ...

  • Dec 04, 10:17 PM | Goshen News

    Goshen's water plan update may lead to improvements

    Dec. 05--GOSHEN -- Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety members Monday approved two contracts needed for an update to the city's water system master plan. According to Dustin Sailor, director of public works for the city, the original water system master plan was completed in 1999 and is almost 20 years old. "Because many of the work items in the original master plan have been completed and ...

  • Dec 04, 08:50 PM | The Lawton Constitution

    Attempt to implode Silverdome fails

    The Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., was scheduled to be demolished Sunday morning, but an attempted implosion to bring down the structure failed. Officials with Detroitbased Adamo Group, the demolition company, said the explosion did weaken the Silverdome, and the structure could still fall, but when is uncertain. Rick Cuppetelli, Adamo executive vice president, said 10 percent of the explosive ...

  • Dec 04, 07:48 PM | Kansas City Star

    KC Council members push for more detail on convention hotel finances

    Dec. 04--Three Kansas City Council members pressing for additional financial details about the planned downtown convention hotel have been rebuffed, for the moment at least, by city officials and the owner of the $322 million venture. Councilwomen Heather Hall, Teresa Loar and Katheryn Shields filed a proposed ordinance late last week to freeze the city's $35 million contribution to the ...

  • Dec 04, 07:24 PM | New York Times Online

    Members Only Republicans Meet to Merge Tax Plans as Corporations Fret

    WASHINGTON — Praise for the Republican tax plan gave way to concern on Monday as business groups and lawmakers scrambled to address a provision added to the Senate bill at the last minute that could undermine the ability of corporations to claim valuable tax credits. House members gathered on Monday to begin aligning their tax bill with the $1.5 trillion package that passed the Senate early ...

  • Dec 04, 05:40 PM | New York Times Online

    Members Only Lead Paint Failures Magnified by City Hall’s Failure to Communicate

    Thousands of residents of New York City’s sprawling public housing system received notices under their apartment doors last year alerting them that city inspectors would need to get inside to check for potentially hazardous lead paint conditions. But nothing about the May 2016 notification, under the sunny banner of “National Healthy Homes Month,” disclosed the reason for the urgency in ...

  • Dec 04, 03:33 PM | San Jose Mercury News

    San Jose's tiny homes for homeless: New plan for choosing sites

    Dec. 04--SAN JOSE -- One of San Jose's most innovative ideas for housing the city's 4,000 homeless inside "tiny homes" is back -- and this time city leaders have come up with a new way to rank the top sites. The new scoring criteria -- which keeps the homeless housing farther away from schools and homes than marijuana collectives -- comes after neighbors earlier this year rallied against 99 ...

  • Dec 04, 02:24 PM | Albuquerque Journal

    2017 NAIOP AWARDS

    CHAIRMAN’S AWARD Jointly awarded to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project and Mayor Richard Berry. ART is the newest public transportation system along nine miles of Central Avenue. Seen as a catalyst for future urban redevelopment, more than 1,000 individual improvements have been made along the corridor, including a dedicated lane for electric-powered buses, new curb ramps, wider sidewalks, ...

  • Dec 04, 01:42 PM | Nelson County Times

    Hundreds of anti-pipeline protesters from around Virginia rally on Capitol Square ahead of Water Control Board hearings

    A rally opposing the construction of two major natural gas pipelines in Virginia drew hundreds of people from around the state to Capitol Square on Saturday ahead of key regulatory hearings set to begin this week. Among them were one state delegate and two delegates elect, one of whom said he will pursue legislation during the coming General Assembly session to push for a more rigorous state ...

  • Dec 04, 01:09 PM | Associated Press

    Trump, congressional leaders plan White House budget meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have scheduled a summit to begin sorting out their budget differences, top lawmakers and the White House said Monday, as a clash that could produce a partial government shutdown by the weekend hung in the balance. The meeting, set for Thursday at the White House, comes just a day before federal spending expires that's needed to ...