• Feb 22, 04:51 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Tennessee Awards $1.9M In Landfill Reduction Grants

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee environmental officials have awarded $1.9 million waste reduction grants for community projects across the state. The state Department of Environment and Conservation announced Thursday that the grants will go to 14 different recipients to help pay for trucks, chippers, recycling carts and containers. The goal is to support local efforts toward reducing ...

  • Feb 21, 01:48 PM | ThisWeek Community Newspapers

    City Teaching About Recycling Food Waste

    After diverting at least 80,000 pounds of food waste from a landfill, Bexley has expanded its curbside composting program to the entire city. Bexley started offering the service in a limited capacity in November 2017. The 14-month pilot program included about 400 households, but now every resident of the city's more than 4,000 households can opt in and have food waste picked up once a week. ...

  • Feb 20, 06:23 PM | The Advocate

    Sustainability, Smart Growth Key To Baton Rouge's Future

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--Making Baton Rouge more sustainable, with a focus on environmentally friendly building and developments centered around public transit, is a key to improving the economic opportunities of everyone who lives in the city, the head of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority said Wednesday. Chris Tyson told the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge that the cities experiencing the ...

  • Feb 22, 01:43 AM | The Sidney Daily News

    Community Development assists with city’s growth

    SIDNEY — The city of Sidney Community Development Department provides a wide variety of professional development and planning services to the citizens of Sidney. The department is responsible for ensuring compliance with city ordinances for the development and continued maintenance of every property in the city, including review and approval of permits, inspections, and enforcement of the ...

  • Feb 22, 09:57 AM | ForeignAffairs.co.nz

    Members Only Canada: Infrastructure Investments Improving Health Care in Chatham-Kent

    Source: Government of Ontario The Ontario government is investing in the Wallaceburg hospital site redevelopment to help patients and families in Chatham-Kent get the high-quality health care they need, closer to home, Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced today. “Fourteen years ago when this hospital was at risk of being shut down, I was one of the many people who rallied in ...

  • Feb 22, 10:02 AM | Dayton Daily News

    Middletown approves tax breaks for developer renovating multiple downtown buildings

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--Middletown City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved granting eight Community Revitalization Area tax abatements for a Springfield man who is renovating and updating several residential and retail properties in downtown Middletown However, some council members questioned if an unfair advantage would be created by approving the request for the 10-year, 100 percent ...

  • Feb 22, 09:48 AM | Norwalk Reflector

    City to pursue housing deal with county, Willard

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--Norwalk city council will pursue a housing partnership agreement with Huron County and the city of Willard for the Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program grant. Council passed the resolution unanimously without any discussion during Tuesday's meeting. The Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, which administers the grant, will apply in May. The CHIP ...

  • Feb 22, 06:48 AM | Joplin Globe

    Filing will bring regulators into reservoir plan for first time

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--In the near future, Missouri American Water Co. will file a formal request for a state certificate in connection with its intent to establish a water-storage reservoir in Newton County. When the utility selected the site of its proposed reservoir three weeks ago, officials said the plan was to apply for a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers within 60 days. The Corps is ...

  • Feb 22, 05:23 AM | Brunswick News

    New IPC members hopes to balance responsible growth, property rights

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--Editor's note: This article is part of a series profiling the members of the Islands Planning and Mainland Planning commissions. When it comes to making decisions relating to other people's property, freshman Islands Planning Commission member Samantha DiPolito believes "thoughtful, careful consideration" is key. "We know growth is inevitable and it's not necessarily a bad ...

  • Feb 22, 04:12 AM | TradeArabia

    Massive wastewater project being contemplated

    This year Walterboro City Council wants to get started on a plan to prepare citys infrastructure for the coming decades. During the recent annual retreat, the council members went through a priority list of what they would like to see move forward in 2019. Leading the list was an expansion of the water and wastewater sewer systems. This year will see the city take the first steps in what ...

  • Feb 22, 02:24 AM | Eagle Bulletin

    Developer plans DeWitt solar farm

    Mike Roach presented plans for a solar array at a former landfill site. Delisted landfill to be used By Jason Klaiber Staff Writer At last week's Monday night meeting in the courtroom of the DeWitt Town Hall, solar project developer Mike Roach presented to board members and over a dozen residents, outlining a plan to build a photovoltaic farm on the site of a local landfill. The project, as ...

  • Feb 21, 08:18 PM | Taunton Daily Gazette

    Taking a look at parking in downtown Mansfield

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--Whether you are a resident, a commuter, a shopper or a business owner you may want to take part in a current survey on downtown parking. The survey is part of a study being conducted for the town by Nelson Nygaard. "We looked at downtown, commuter lots and the surrounding neighborhoods," Nelson Nygaard project manager Matthew Smith said in a Feb. 6 presentation to the ...

  • Feb 21, 07:32 PM | The Edwardsville Intelligencer

    Members Only Four new affordable housing projects coming to Madison County

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--EDWARDSVILLE -- Edwardsville Township delved into the topic of racial equality Wednesday at its February Lunch and Learn event, its 15th such forum, at the First Christian Church on Main Street across from the public safety building. Three speakers touched on the history, programs and services that surround this topic. Of them, James Arnold, with Madison County Community ...

  • Feb 21, 07:12 PM | The MetroWest Daily News

    Weston housing plan dropped by developerBoston Properties no longer plans commercial, residential development

    WESTON - Boston Properties is dropping plans to build 125 units of senior housing and add nearly 200,000 square feet of commercial space to a site it owns on Rte. 20 near the Waltham line. Harvey Boshart, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said he's "disappointed" in the company's decision, as many town officials and neighbors had worked hard to help fashion a plan that would fit into the ...

  • Feb 21, 06:37 PM | Wicked Local South/Mariner

    Plymouth Select Board hears arguments on Vayo tree removal

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--PLYMOUTH -- The Select Board has yet to decide how to respond to MEGRYCO President and owner Rick Vayo's removal of 45 trees on a town-owned lot opposite the Mount Pleasant School on Whiting Street. During the board's Wednesday night meeting, some residents spoke vehemently against the tree removal, while others suggested that Vayo did the town a favor. Select Board members ...

  • Feb 21, 06:22 PM | Watertown Daily Times

    Lyme acquires $125,000, hopes to use it for park project

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--CHAUMONT -- The town of Lyme was awarded $125,000 that officials want to use for a new park project. State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie sent a letter to the town Jan. 10 confirming the funds that were allocated from the State and Municipal Facilities Program for the town. While he wrote that the grant would be used "for the construction of various facilities," Town ...

  • Feb 21, 06:17 PM | Virginia Gazette

    Governor signs legislation to create oversight for HRSD water treatment project

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation that creates an advisory board and testing laboratory to keep an eye on a Hampton Roads Sanitation District effort to treat wastewater to a drinkable standard. HRSD wants to refill the Potomac Aquifer with treated wastewater. The aquifer, which is the primary groundwater source for the Peninsula and stretches across eastern Virginia and ...

  • Feb 21, 05:24 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only North metro Atlanta mayors propose east-west transit plan

    Feb. 22-- Feb. 22--An east-west transit line across the top of metro Atlanta would be financially sound and could happen relatively quickly, a study commissioned by seven metro Atlanta mayors concluded. The project, which could eventually connect Northlake Mall in Tucker to Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna using managed lanes on I-285, is still in its preliminary stages. But those city leaders who ...

  • Feb 21, 05:14 PM | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Members Only West Covina to solicit companies that want to buy, build out the former BKK landfill

    West Covina is putting out a call for anyone interested in buying and developing the former BKK landfill site. The City Council voted 4-1 in closed session Tuesday to issue a request for proposals for the former landfill parcel owned by the city. Mayor Lloyd Johnson cast the lone vote against but did not comment as to why. City staff will present the announcement’s verbiage for approval at the ...

  • Feb 21, 04:51 PM | Dover-Sherborn Press

    Workshop focuses on Main Street projectCalls for assisted-living facility, retail, housing

    SHERBORN - The project at 41 North Main St., which is proposed to be a 110-bed assisted-living facility with a 9,000-square-foot market and a 50-bed memory care facility, sparked debate and questions at the public forum held on Feb. 14. Andrew Consigli of Civico Development, project consultant, and Pam Brown, the legal counsel for Gary Lybarsky, the co-owner of the property, were on hand to ...

  • Feb 21, 04:46 PM | Daily Times-Call

    Longmont invites residents to meeting about updating city's Wildlife Management Plan

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--Longmont has invited residents to attend a March 7 meeting about the update of the city's 13-year-old Wildlife Management Plan that's underway. "Tell us what you enjoy about the wildlife you se in your back yard, or on a trail, at a park or in our open spaces," Parks, Open Spaces and Trails Division staff said in their announcement of the public open house. The public open ...

  • Feb 21, 04:05 PM | National Mortgage News

    Members Only San Francisco's affordable housing projects hit hard by rising costs

    The slowdown in new market-rate, residential development is starting to take its toll on San Francisco's affordable housing pipeline, as rising construction costs and a softening market are resulting in less money flowing to the city programs that support affordable projects.The amount of fees that market-rate housing and office developers pay into the city's affordable housing fund has ...

  • Feb 21, 02:33 PM | Portsmouth Herald

    North Mill Pond apartment plan put on holdCity asks developer to wait as it designs greenway trail

    PORTSMOUTH - The developers of a proposed 120-unit apartment development off Bartlett Street near North Mill Pond temporarily put their request for a conditional use permit on hold. Ed Hayes, one of the principals of Clipper Traders, said they "postponed our submission before the Planning Board and Conservation Commission basically at the request of the city." "They want to catch up with us ...

  • Feb 21, 02:31 PM | Arizona Daily Star

    Crucial permit suspended again for huge Benson development project

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--For the second time in three years, a critical permit for the controversial Villages at Vigneto development in Benson has been suspended. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week suspended the 28,000-home project's Clean Water Act permit. The move comes less than two weeks after environmentalists filed a lawsuit alleging the Army Corps' November decision to approve the ...

  • Feb 21, 02:08 PM | Tribune-Review

    Ohio developer signs on to Sewickley Twp. Commerce Crossing development

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. board on Thursday approved an option agreement with a Cincinnati-based real estate development firm that plans to occupy two spots at an industrial park under construction in Sewickley Township. The agreement with Al. Neyer involves the company purchasing two yet-to-be built lots totaling 53 acres for $3.2 million at ...

  • Feb 21, 01:48 PM | ThisWeek Community Newspapers

    Public bitesat chance tohelp designWhitehall's dog park

    Whitehall officials asked for direction on the city's planned dog park -- and the area's pet owners delivered. City leaders and staff members from EMH&T, an engineering and planning firm, will review input offered by Whitehall residents during a Feb. 13 gathering while moving forward with plans to construct the city's first park for dogs in 2020. "We will take these fabulous ideas, massage ...

  • Feb 21, 01:35 PM | Bangor Daily News

    Here are details of the deal that won Janet Mills' support for $1 billion CMP project

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--Central Maine Power's controversial $1 billion hydropower transmission line through western Maine won major endorsements Thursday morning when a wide-ranging group of 10 supporters, including the governor's office, filed an agreement with regulators on a package of benefits to Mainers worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The package is aimed at quelling complaints that the ...

  • Feb 21, 11:46 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only West Virginia city to build $1.9M park on Wheeling Island

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is planning to build a $1.9 million park intended to celebrate the history of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The Intelligencer reports Wheeling announced Wednesday that the Fitzsimmons Family Foundation donated $150,000 to help pay for two phases out of a six-phase construction project for the Wheeling Island Gateway Park. The park will be built ...

  • Feb 21, 11:33 AM | Star-Herald

    Developer proposes truck stop in east Scottsbluff

    SCOTTSBLUFF - At their Tuesday meeting, city council members declared a property in east Scottsbluff as blighted and substandard, clearing the way for potential development of the site. Eric Reichert, president of 26 Group, LLC, has filed an application with Scottsbluff's Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) to build a branded fuel station, convenience store and co-branded fast food area on ...

  • Feb 21, 11:18 AM | Statesville Record & Landmark

    Council approves annexation requested by developer

    Statesville City Council unanimously approved the annexation of land a developer wants to use to build a 260-home development. The approval is the first half of the city approving the proposed housing development at East Broad Street and South Greenbriar Road. On March 4, council is expected to vote a second reading of the annexation andon a rezoning request which would allow more homes on the ...

  • Feb 21, 10:56 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only A look at skyscrapers being built and planned for Denver

    DENVER (AP) — Denver's skyline reached rarely visited heights in 2018 when the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth office tower opened in March. Peaking at 603 feet, it is now the city's fifth tallest building, assuming you count the spire atop the neighboring Four Seasons tower. The city flirted with a new vertical frontier, too, but the land deal around a proposed 81-story building fell apart last ...

  • Feb 21, 10:21 AM | The Journal

    Preservation in progress

    Steps are being taken in the preservation planning and adaptive reuse of the historic Alexander Baker building, Backus Community Center officials reported this week. Backus hired Kaas Wilson Architects of Bloomington, Minn., to conduct a conditions assessment of the former AB School. The assessment is a necessary first step in preserving the building. The architects spent two days touring, ...

  • Feb 21, 09:49 AM | Lake County Star

    Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority announces redevelopment loans for land banks

    LANSING - The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority released a new program to entice local land banks to redevelop publicly owned properties and support growth in communities of all sizes. Land banks in Michigan can get help redeveloping property in their inventory with support from the Michigan Land Bank Redevelopment Loan program. These short-term loans provide land banks with the capital ...

  • Feb 21, 07:09 AM | Mondaq Business Briefing

    Members Only Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under The BUILD Act

    Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable opportunities to resurrect older, derelict buildings on properties which redevelopment is complicated by the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants ...

  • Feb 21, 07:00 AM | Wisconsin State Journal

    Developer proposes final phase of $80 million Union Corners project

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--After 15 years of start-and-stop work, and following several rounds of city and neighborhood input, a developer is proposing the final piece of the $80 million, multi-phase Union Corners mixed-use project that's been slowly rising on the East Side. Developer Gorman & Co. is offering a $24 million, four-story building -- to be called The Nexus -- with 90 apartments, 17,000 ...

  • Feb 21, 09:31 AM | The Daily News

    Updated Waste Services Contract Part Of Larger Landfill Plan

    Cowlitz County commissioners Tuesday updated an agreement with a waste services contractor in efforts to make sure the Headquarters Landfill is a profitable as possible. The county has contracted with Western Washington Waste Systems since 2014 for waste profiling and approval services, operational support and marketing waste disposal services to industrial and commercial customers outside of ...

  • Feb 21, 02:24 AM | The Cape Cod Chronicle

    Tackling Housing Crisis: A Full-time Job

    HARWICH - The Cape's year-round housing shortage is undeniable, and town volunteers deserve much of the credit for the affordable units that have been created so far. But now, with the talents of a housing expert from the Community Development Partnership, Chatham and Harwich are treating the housing crisis with a full-time focus. Until now, Harwich and Chatham have worked with volunteer ...

  • Feb 21, 07:05 AM | Pascack Valley Community Life

    Not 'Rain Tax,' A Plan For Stormwater Infrastructure

    Gaining public support for infrastructure projects is often a fool's errand. Taxpayers, particularly in heavily taxed, heavily regulated New Jersey, are hesitant to spend another dime on repairs and upgrades they can't readily see or imagine being essential for the state's future. This is often true for local school bond referendums, or in regard to municipal upgrades such as refurbishing of a ...

  • Feb 21, 08:29 AM | Sun Press

    Top of the Hill location deserves a top-notch design hill from A1

    "Mediocre," "dull," "cheap," "massive," "gargantuan," "one of the ugliest, lamest projects." Those were just some of the epithets hurled at the latest plans for the proposed $75 million Top of the Hill apartment complex during a meeting of the Cleveland Heights Architectural Board of Review at City Hall on Feb. 6. Local architects even picketed the meeting beforehand with signs saying, "We ...

  • Feb 21, 07:16 AM | LevittownNow.com

    Behind Bipartisan Push, Initiative Aims To Ramp Up PA's Workforce Development

    By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org Jessica Trybus, owner of Pittsburgh-based Simcoach Games, summarized the point of a news conference Tuesday as succinctly as anyone else who spoke. "For many businesses, if we don't have a qualified pipeline [of workers], it just doesn't make sense to be in Pennsylvania," she said. "And that doesn't make sense to me, because we have the people, and we have the ...

  • Feb 21, 05:13 AM | Bay City Times

    Members Only City starts with ‘clean slate' for bridge solution Commission approves request for proposals

    Nothing says city officials can't change their minds. Or at least consider changing their minds. At its Monday meeting, the city commission voted unanimously to seek proposals from companies to demolish and rebuild Independence Bridge and rehabilitate Liberty Bridge. "It doesn't mean we are going to privatize the bridges. All it means is that we are taking this out to see who's available ...

  • Feb 21, 04:27 AM | The Valley Breeze

    Turning Point Energy Wins Approval On Solar Farm

    NORTH SMITHFIELD – A national company is moving forward with plans to build a solar farm in the area of Trout Brook Pond and Slatersville Reservoir, with a groundbreaking planned for this summer. Turning Point Energy, operating locally as TPE Rhode Island Solar Holdings LLC, received its final approval on Feb. 7, nearly one year to the day after company representatives first pitched the ...

  • Feb 21, 04:47 AM | The Denver Post

    Eyes on the skyline

    Denver's skyline reached rarely visited heights in 2018 when the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth office tower opened in March. Peaking at 603 feet, it is now the city's fifth tallest building, assuming you count the spire atop the neighboring Four Seasons tower. The city flirted with a new vertical frontier, too, but the land deal around a proposed 81-story building fell apart last February. At a ...

  • Feb 21, 04:27 AM | The Valley Breeze & Observer

    Foster prepares for legalized marijuana

    FOSTER – Officials in Foster are looking to draft a local marijuana ordinance outlining zoning for pot grow operations and marijuana sales in advance of a potential new state law legalizing recreational marijuana. The Town Council heard a first reading of a proposed ordinance during a Valentine’s Day meeting last Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Planning Board ...

  • Feb 21, 02:16 AM | The Atlantic Hub

    Red Bank council moves forward with plan to create redevelopment agency

    Municipal officials in Red Bank have introduced an ordinance that would, if adopted, create the Red Bank Redevelopment Agency. The agency would supervise the logistics involved with "smarter, rather than greater" construction in town, Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said during the Feb. 13 meeting of the Borough Council. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for Feb. 27. The ...

  • Feb 21, 01:20 AM | Cheektowaga Bee

    Town Board approves Community Development Block Grant plan

    The Town of Cheektowaga's Community Development Block Grant funding proposal is off for review after the Town Council approved the draft plan at its Feb. 12 meeting. In 2019, Cheektowaga is eligible for a little more than $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds and nearly $325,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Program money, about the same amount as the town received last year. ...

  • Feb 21, 12:32 AM | Al Bawaba Business

    Members Only Rehabilitation of homes in Charleston

    Location: Charleston The Charleston City Council approved the authorization of a contract between the city and the Coles County Regional Planning and Development Commission along with four other action items.The city was recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in the amount of $499,941 to rehabilitate 10 homes, and ...

  • Feb 20, 11:03 PM | Enid News & Eagle

    City considers buying 25 Lahoma Courts properties at $2.1-plus million

    Feb. 20-- Feb. 20--ENID, Okla. -- A number of action items related to the Lahoma Courts addition have been added to Enid City Commission's agenda for Thursday's meeting. Up first is consideration of executing a real estate purchase contract for 25 properties in Lahoma Courts, located at Cleveland and Garriott, at a price of more than $2.1 million plus closing costs, according to the city. ...

  • Feb 20, 10:12 PM | News & Observer

    Durham homes, in demand and cheaper, sell faster than in Raleigh

    Feb. 20-- Feb. 20--DURHAM -- The Durham housing market is still hotter than the rest of the Triangle, according to the latest figures. House listings were up in the Triangle by 10.3 percent in January compared to January 2018. In Durham, the listings were up even more, with 12 percent more homes for sale, according to the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS and the Triangle Multiple ...

  • Feb 20, 09:34 PM | Times Union

    Members Only Albany neighborhoods face growing pains with new, dense development

    Feb. 21-- Feb. 21--ALBANY -- The merits of denser development in the city are in the walkability, affordability, environmental benefits and stronger vibe, its advocates say. But the some of the changes in Albany, with its unique urban attributes, are meeting pushback, with traffic, parking and quality-of-life impacts the key concerns. Common Council member Judy Doesschate said it's the ...

  • Feb 20, 08:10 PM | Baltimore Sun

    East Baltimore re-development project wins $3.4 million grant

    Feb. 20-- Feb. 20--One of the developers behind an ambitious project to transform a swath of Baltimore just east of downtown has been awarded a $3.37 million grant from the U.S. Treasury Department to help build affordable homes in the city's Somerset neighborhood. Mission First Housing Group, one of the developers of the city's Perkins Somerset Oldtown (PSO) Transformation Project, was ...

  • Feb 20, 06:05 PM | The Reston Connection

    Know Your City: Land Use and Social Impact in Alexandria

    This is the third in an intermittent series to help citizens visualize relevant data, relationships, and trends in the city's geographic context. In the coming year, city government staff and the City Council will consider various zoning and affordable housing policies and practices, not least in connection with Amazon HQ2. In light of that, here's a limited sketch of the complex issue of land ...

  • Feb 20, 05:17 PM | ParsToday

    Trump to defund major California railroad project in retaliation for border wall lawsuit

    Furious with California’s resistance against President Donald Trump’s border wall, the US federal government has stated that it will withdraw money it has invested in the state’s major civil projects. The US Transportation Department said Tuesday that it was exploring legal options to claw back $2.5 billion in federal funds spent on high-speed rail network in the state, a day after Californian ...

  • Feb 20, 03:39 PM | ForeignAffairs.co.nz

    Members Only Canada: Deconstruction plans for the current Champlain Bridge on track

    Source: Government of Canada by organisation 2 February 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario — The Government of Canada is committed to the renewal of essential infrastructure that contributes to economic growth and community development in the Greater Montreal Area and across Canada. With construction of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge nearing completion, the Government of Canada announced today that ...

  • Feb 20, 02:31 PM | Portsmouth Herald

    Kittery council and Planning Board to discuss retail pot

    KITTERY, Maine - The Town Council and Planning Board will hold an adult-use/medical marijuana workshop Monday, Feb. 25 before the council's regular meeting, the next step in navigating retail shop possibilities after voters gave a majority nod in November. Fifty-five percent of voters said a non-binding yes to only a "limited number" of operations in the town's commercial zones, specifically ...

  • Feb 20, 02:01 PM | Wisconsin State Journal

    Dane County Board committee debates, approves another study of jail consolidation project

    Feb. 20--Dane County's efforts to close its troubled jail in the City-County Building may once again be subject to the scrutiny of a study after consultants found insurmountable hurdles in advancing a plan to consolidate at the Public Safety Building in Downtown Madison. The County Board's Public Protection and Judiciary committee and Public Works and Transportation committee on Tuesday ...

  • Feb 20, 01:16 PM | Times-News

    Twin Falls City Council keeps cap on recycling, even if it means it'll go to trash

    Feb. 20--TWIN FALLS -- The Twin Falls City Council says it will not raise waste removal rates again this fiscal year, even if that means it'll have to send recycling to the landfill this summer. The city will continue to pay up to $175 per ton to send recycling to sorting plants in the region. But as recycling costs are projected to exceed that cap, the Council said Tuesday it was willing to ...

  • Feb 20, 12:54 PM | Athens Banner-Herald

    Bill would limit local ability to regulate housing construction

    Feb. 20--A bill sponsored by an Athens state legislator has stirred up a hornet's nest of opposition from Georgia city and county elected officials. Backed by home builders and real estate agents, House Bill 302 would end city and county governments' abilities to regulate how houses are built, including but not limited to Oconee County's prohibition last year of houses built on slabs. Spencer ...

  • Feb 20, 12:36 PM | Wallowa County Chieftain

    Economic relief may be its the way for Wallowa County

    Wallowa County may soon have more flexibility to pursue more creative ideas to revamp its local economy. But only if it wants it. A proposal to allow industrial development outside cities in 10 Eastern Oregon counties has passed a key legislative committee without encountering opposition from farm and conservation advocates. Senate Bill 2 would allow each of the counties - Baker, Gilliam, ...

  • Feb 20, 11:05 AM | Benzinga Lightning Feed

    Container Ports Singled Out In Federal Spending Bill

    The multibillion-dollar appropriations bill for fiscal 2019 signed into law by President Trump last week included first-time funding dedicated to port infrastructure, with the nation's top 15 container ports receiving special treatment. The spending bill, which funds seven cabinet departments through September 30 and thereby averted another government shutdown, provides nearly $300 million for ...

  • Feb 20, 10:32 AM | Business NH Magazine

    Workforce Shortage Shines Spotlight on NH'S HOUSING CRISIS

    Efforts to attract and retain millennial, including partnerships between businesses and schools to address the workforce shortage, are beginning to change the demographic tide. But a big question that officials across the state have struggled for years to answer remains: Where will these workers live? Over just the past few months, The NH Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), the Business and ...

  • Feb 20, 10:29 AM | New Jersey Business

    Members Only New Jersey's College Towns

    Thriving colleges and universities exist alongside gem-like municipalities. Famed author and historian Shelby Foote once said, "A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library." While that statement may in itself be true, there's a lot more going on in "college towns" here in New Jersey - so that they remain competitive with colleges and universities nationwide. Jersey City ...

  • Feb 20, 05:33 AM | New York Times Online

    Members Only Why Congestion Pricing Might Get the Green Light

    [Want to get New York Today by email?Here's the sign-up.] It’s Wednesday.There’s a debate for the New York City public advocate’s race tonight at 7 p.m. on NY1. The election is on Feb. 26. Weather: Dry and cold, then afternoon snow, may turn to rain and sleet tonight. Tomorrow, another wild swing to the mid-50s. Alexa, when will it be spring for good? Alternate-side parking: In effect until ...

  • Feb 20, 07:10 AM | The Daily Evergreen (Washington State University)

    Members Only Surge Of Landfill Waste Needs To Be Handled

    In the U.S., we don’t typically see what happens to our trash after we throw it away. Managed more for convenience than sustainability, waste is shipped to landfills all over the world and dumped just out of sight. However, by 2030, China’s Green Fence policy will displace over 111 metric tons of plastic meant for landfills, according to a research article by Science Advances. China’s ban on ...

  • Feb 19, 11:00 PM | Daily Collegian (Pennsylvania State University)

    Members Only Behind Bipartisan Push, Public-Private Initiative Aims to Ramp Up Pennsylvania's Workforce Development

    Jessica Trybus, owner of Pittsburgh-based Simcoach Games, summarized the point of a news conference Tuesday as succinctly as anyone else who spoke. “For many businesses, if we don't have a qualified pipeline [of workers], it just doesn't make sense to be in Pennsylvania,” she said. “And that doesn't make sense to me, because we have the people, and we have the aptitudes.” Trybus followed Gov. ...

  • Feb 20, 09:41 AM | The Durango Herald

    City, county may spend $70,000 on strategic plan to address homelessness

    A government-led plan that could identify long-term solutions for homeless residents in Durango may get started this year after a lengthy delay because of the 416 Fire. Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners have set aside $70,000 to spend this year on a strategic plan to address homelessness from the joint city-county sales tax fund, said Interim County Manager Chuck ...

  • Feb 20, 09:21 AM | Wicked Local North

    Beverly affordable housing project receives CPA funding

    Feb. 20--A new affordable housing project being eyed for a 5-acre plot of vacant land at 108 Sohier Road will receive $250,000 in Community Preservation Act funding. The development, called Anchor Point, is a project established by Harborlight Community Partners, a non-profit devoted to providing affordable housing on the North Shore. "The project offers a lot of advantages and benefits, and ...

  • Feb 20, 09:02 AM | The Daily Inter Lake

    No shortage of incentives for downtown development

    Feb. 20--Print Article Three speakers outlined new, emerging and often overlapping incentives for Kalispell development at the Chamber's monthly luncheon Tuesday at the Red Lion Inn. City Manager Doug Russell, Bryson Pelc with Jordahl & Sliter, and Libby Adlington of MoFi in Missoula described how tax breaks and financial assistance make investment in downtown Kalispell increasingly desirable ...

  • Feb 20, 09:02 AM | The Daily Inter Lake

    Work session to hone details of affordable-housing program

    Feb. 20--Print Article The Whitefish Planning Board will hold a work session at 7 p.m. Thursday to further discuss a proposed Legacy Homes program that aims to create permanently affordable workforce housing in Whitefish. The board will summarize the anticipated amendments to city zoning and subdivision regulations to implement the program. During a work session no formal votes may be taken. ...

  • Feb 20, 08:35 AM | Okeechobee News

    New ag-industrial plant, Dollar General coming to Glades County

    MOORE HAVEN - A new agricultural manufacturer is coming to Glades County, as well as another Dollar General store. A rezoning petition and two proposed comprehensive plan future land-use map amendments were considered by Glades County commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 12. Peeples & Storey LLC petitioned for rezoning of part of its property northwest of the State Road 78/U.S. 27 intersection, west of ...

  • Feb 20, 08:16 AM | Seattle Weekly

    Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Activists Fight Youth Incarceration

    No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

  • Feb 20, 08:15 AM | Trail Daily Times

    Hospital improvements good news for entire region, says Trail mayor

    West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District Board will review the matter next month

  • Feb 20, 08:15 AM | Abbotsford News

    Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

    The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

  • Feb 20, 08:15 AM | Challis Messenger

    House endorses plan to shift gas tax money

    BOISE — The Idaho House passed a bill to gradually shift the share of fuel tax money that goes to Idaho State Police to instead pay for road work. Sponsored by Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, the shift would start in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. ISP’s share of fuel tax funding would be reduced every year until, after five years, all fuel tax money now going to ISP ...

  • Feb 20, 07:48 AM | Tribune-Democrat

    Somerset authority seeking offers to demolish Boswell, Windber blight

    Feb. 20--A crumbling Boswell building and two downtown Windber eyesores could be leveled soon. The Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County is seeking offers to demolish the trio -- a pair of Windber buildings and a vacant one-story apartment in Boswell -- giving contractors until 10:30 a.m. March 5 to submit bids. Borough officials in both communities have been working to get the properties ...

  • Feb 20, 07:47 AM | The Hawk Eye

    'A victory for the community': Council approves budget with funding for depot project

    Feb. 20--FORT MADISON -- The Fort Madison City Council voted to move forward Tuesday night with a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 that includes funding to relocate the Amtrak station downtown. Since the Feb. 5 meeting when council voted to scrap the $1.4 million project due to concerns about the city budget's overall health, Mayor Brad Randolph has taken the lead to find funding ...

  • Feb 20, 07:42 AM | The Neighbor News

    TWO HISTORIC MONTCLAIR MANSIONS DEMOLISHED

    A mansion dating from the Civil War on Undercliff Road in Montclair was knocked down on the night of Feb. 8, and a second historic home, on the adjacent property, suffered the same fate on the morning of Feb. 11. "It looks like the new owners did a middle-of-the-night knock-down job on the Undercliff house," Planning Board member Martin Schwartz said Feb. 9. He was alerted to the demolition by ...

  • Feb 20, 07:24 AM | Niagara Gazette

    NT council approves transfer of property to land bank

    Feb. 20--Following the success of the first property submitted to the Niagara-Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp., the North Tonawanda Common Council has just approved the city's second contribution to the land bank. On Tuesday, the council voted to submit 162 Vandervoort St. to NORLIC. In a letter submitted to the mayor's office and common council on Feb. 13., Community Development ...

  • Feb 20, 07:00 AM | The Collegian: South Dakota State University

    Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

    Getting there is half the fun. That might be an oversimplification of a project undertaken by third-year architectural students at South Dakota State University, but it catches the project's concept. The students in the building arts capstone class studied ways to make pedestrian travel in downtown Watertown more appealing, Instructor Fang Xu explained. He will give a summary of the work and ...

  • Feb 20, 06:01 AM | Buffalo News

    In vast swath of underused Amherst land, ECC officials see potential

    Feb. 20--Stand on Youngs Road and look across to SUNY Erie Community College's Amherst campus and you'll see its two faces. To your right is a dense complex of academic buildings, including the college's bright new science building. To your left, though, is a vast, nearly empty expanse of grass and underused athletic fields. College officials want to put that space to better use. ECC President ...

  • Feb 20, 06:00 AM | The Springfield Republican

    Members Only ‘Chicopee Plan' has served city well

    The hill behind the old bleachery property on the north and south highway is being considered for a new, 95-room hotel. The hotel will be one of the final construction projects, capping over a decade of new development on Route 33. Five years ago, the Chicopee Office of Community Development called, hoping that the Edward Bellamy Memorial Association's archives had a copy of something called ...

  • Feb 20, 05:58 AM | The Alexander City Outlook

    Alexander City council passes one-year moratorium on certain businesses in historic district

    The Alexander City City Council unanimously approved Monday night a one-year moratorium on certain new businesses coming into the downtown historic district, a move that signals rezoning could come in the future. The council voted 6-0 to approve the resolution calling for a moratorium on new vape/tobacco shops, payday loans businesses, advance car title loan businesses, check cashing or ...

  • Feb 20, 05:48 AM | The Mountain Press

    Proffitt Rd. PUD to be considered

    GATLINBURG -- Members of the Planning Commission will consider three new items of business on Thursday, including a final planned unit development proposal for a property near Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. Identified only as a tract located at Proffitt Road and Elbow Lane, the parcel zoned R-2 is up for review of a final PUD plan. The request for inclusion on the agenda was made by Norvell ...

  • Feb 20, 05:24 AM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Coronado resists activists' call to join cross-border sewage lawsuit

    Feb. 20--Several bright-yellow, beach-closure signs that read "KEEP OUT SEWAGE CONTAMINATED WATER" decorated Coronado Beach Tuesday. Past those signs, about a dozen people strolled barefoot in the water and dug for clams along the waves. For decades, sewage has flowed from Mexico through the Tijuana River Valley into the Pacific Ocean. The sewage spills prompt beach closures in Imperial Beach ...

  • Feb 20, 04:03 AM | Chicago Sun-Times

    Community Development Commission OKs $900 million TIF for Lincoln Yards

    The Community Development Commission on Tuesday, after hours of debate, unanimously passed the largest tax-increment-financing subsidy in Chicago history — $900 million — to unlock the development potential of the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development. Ignoring demands to hold off until after the inauguration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s successor, the panel of mayoral appointees agreed to create a ...

  • Feb 20, 03:42 AM | The Northeast News

    Smart Sewer project works to improve wastewater system

    Northeast News The City of Kansas City will begin implementing the construction phase of the Smart Sewer Program in the Northeast area this month. The project is making improvements to the wastewater system by rehabilitating sewer mains, service laterals, and manholes to like-new conditions. The new infrastructure will restore capacity to the wastewater collection system and lessen the ...

  • Feb 20, 03:39 AM | San Francisco Chronicle

    Members Only Suit seeks Navy infoon Treasure Island

    In a battle over transparency and the fate of a $5 billion redevelopment project, an environmental watchdog group is suing the U.S. Navy for withholding information about radioactive substances on Treasure Island. The 400-acre island - a contaminated former naval base - is already home to 1,800 people. Two years ago, the city broke ground on a massive real estate effort that aims to fill the ...

  • Feb 20, 03:35 AM | Minnesota Public Radio

    City Council committee approves N. Mpls. riverfront development 'concept plan'

    A 48-acre concept to develop the Mississippi riverfront in north Minneapolis is one step closer to reality after a key City Council committee approved it Tuesday. The project, known as the Upper Harbor Terminal and in the works since 2016, has been met with community concern for months, and an earlier vote was delayed to seek more community feedback. On Tuesday, after Mayor Jacob Frey and 4th ...

  • Feb 20, 03:30 AM | LaGrange Daily News

    The many benefits of trees

    The City of LaGrange recognized Arbor Day by planting trees at Eastside Park last week. A total of 150 trees have been planted in Eastside Park and the new Southbend Park, according to Alton West, the director of community development for the city of LaGrange. In Georgia, Arbor Day is officially celebrated the third Friday of February. LaGrange has been recognized as a Tree City USA ...

  • Feb 20, 03:29 AM | The Denver Post

    Saving Denver's first Main Street?

    "We're really committed to doing this the right way and making sure these buildings continue to thrive but, in order to do that, new buildings will have to be added to Larimer Square."Jon Buerge, Urban Villages chief development officer The Granite Building might be the most majestic structure in Larimer Square. Built at the southeast corner of 15th and Larimer streets in 1882, the striking ...

  • Feb 20, 03:00 AM | Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago)

    Members Only Lawsuit Opposing Construction of Obama Center in Jackson Park to Proceed

    A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a lawsuit aimed at blocking the construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park—a lawsuit once widely expected to be thrown out— can proceed. The ruling, a hit to the city and other backers of the OPC, comes as support for the lawsuit has grown. Protect Our Parks, the environmental advocacy group that brought the suit against the City of ...

  • Feb 20, 02:58 AM | Press of Atlantic City

    CRDA OKs $1M for daily plaza concertsCRDA spending $1 million on free concerts every summer night

    ATLANTIC CITY - The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will spend $1 million for free concerts at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk this summer - for the first time covering every night of the week. The CRDA board voted to amend its Tourism Market Expansion Project at its meeting Tuesday. "Any true seaside resort must have a vibrant music scene," said board Chairman Robert Mulcahy. "We are ...

  • Feb 20, 01:51 AM | BenitoLink

    Supervisors' retreat discusses Brown Act

    Local leaders spent the second day of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors retreat on Feb. 15 discussing conflicts of interest and the Brown Act, a state law governing public meetings of local elected officials. The San Benito County Planning Commission and San Juan Bautista City Council joined county supervisors for the daylong event, along with Hollister City Council members Marty ...

  • Feb 20, 01:32 AM | Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest

    Foley-Rice building to be saved?

    The Oak Park Board of Trustees will soon decide the fate of a nearly 100-year-old building on Madison Street that was once among the biggest attractions on that commercial corridor. The building at 644 Madison St., built in 1925 and modified a few years later, designed by E.E. and Elmer Roberts, was one of the crown jewels of "Motor Row" when that area of Oak Park was one of the top places in ...

  • Feb 19, 11:43 PM | Los Angeles Times

    Members Only After Huntington Beach lawsuit, Newsom warns cities he'll continue housing law crackdown

    Feb. 20--Just weeks after suing Huntington Beach for allegedly failing to comply with state housing laws, Gov. Gavin Newsom met with more than a dozen city and county officials in Long Beach on Tuesday, warning that local concerns would not override his plans to address the state's housing affordability crisis. The elected officials came from local governments that -- like Huntington Beach -- ...

  • Feb 19, 11:35 PM | The Wenatchee World

    PUD to hold open houses for proposed headquarters

    Feb. 20--WENATCHEE -- The Chelan County PUD will use a series of open houses to gauge public interest in a proposal to move the utility's headquarters to Olds Station. The PUD released an open house schedule after a commission meeting Tuesday. The open houses will take place in Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Chelan and Entitat during March. Customers will comment on a proposal to ...

  • Feb 19, 11:05 PM | UPI Top Stories

    Trump administration to cancel $929M for California high-speed rail project

    The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday it will cancel $928 million in federal grant funds previously allocated to the California high-speed rail project as the state failed to live up to its agreement. The transportation department said it will also be "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of an additional $2.5 billion it had previously granted the state for the ...

  • Feb 19, 10:25 PM | Burbank Leader

    UCLA grad students analyze Magnolia Park in urban-design project

    Feb. 20--Burbank officials are hoping that a group of UCLA graduate students can help them figure out how to solve some of the issues surrounding the Magnolia Park neighborhood. Since last month, 16 graduate students enrolled in an urban-planning course have been interviewing residents and business owners in Magnolia Park as well as city officials to identify problems along the corridor and ...

  • Feb 19, 10:13 PM | News & Observer

    Raleigh leaders OK master plan for Dix Park

    Feb. 19--RALEIGH -- Raleigh leaders took the next step toward the creation of Dix Park on Tuesday when they unanimously approved a master plan for the sprawling area near downtown. The decision was met with thunderous applause from park supporters, most wearing blue Dix Park T-shirts. Approval of the nearly 250-page master plan is a critical step for the 308-acre park, and also a starting ...