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    The fight to preserve Coyote Valley has been ongoing since the 1960s, when developers pushed to approve developments on our hillsides and open space. Serving on the San Jose Planning Commission early in my public service career, I helped create a General Plan containing no developments in Coyote Valley. The City of San Jose updated...
    Although the Covid-19 pandemic sidetracked state leaders from attacking the housing shortage, a new poll shows that Bay Area voters are still concerned the crisis is getting deeper. The poll for FSB Public Affairs found a majority of Bay Area voters surveyed believe the crisis is most severe in this region: 95 percent agreed the state...
    Marilyn Megenity, who moved her Mercury Cafe to a building she bought at 2199 California Street more than two decades ago, created a haven there for many of this city’s creative and humanitarian causes. But right now, she’s on a collision course with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, which is currently working on a...
    ENGLEWOOD — An ambitious city plan is aiming to spur affordable, accessible housing and resources near public transportation, a strategy city leaders say will start to reverse segregation and decades of neglect in underserved neighborhoods. City officials unveiled the “first ever” Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) policy plan Monday. You can view the plan here. ...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The latest chapter in the ongoing battle over the potential rezoning of Soho and Noho focuses on the Citizens Housing Planning Council’s (CHPC) latest report advocating for changes to spur affordable housing development in the area....
    Another state appeals court has overruled ridiculous “Not In My Back Yard” objections to a development project that’s fully in legal compliance with zoning rules. It’s welcome news for a city looking to bounce back from the economically debilitating impact of the coronavirus. Late last month, a Manhattan appellate court unanimously overturned an absurd ruling...
    President Donald Trump’s campaign to protect the suburbs is on target, says Jessica Trounstine, a political science professor at the University of California, Merced. “The Trump campaign isn’t wrong to think that white suburban voters—the obvious target of the McCloskeys’ speech—would oppose apartment construction in their neighborhoods,” she admits in The Atlantic magazine on Wednesday. “In a...
    Construction has begun on a new affordable housing complex in Northern Westchester with 82 energy-efficient apartments. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, work on the $51 million dollar development in downtown Peekskill at 645 Main Street began on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The project is a part of his five-year, $20 million dollar affordable housing plan,...
    RICHMOND — Controversial plans to build housing on the Point Molate peninsula will move forward after the City Council on Tuesday approved various entitlements for the project and a deal with the project’s developer. After hearing from dozens of residents who urged the Council to reject the developer’s proposal for about 1,450 housing units, more...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Construction is kicking into gear for what is being called an “attainable” housing development in south Minneapolis. The building is in the south Minneapolis neighborhood of Ventura Village at the intersection of Park Avenue South and East Franklin Avenue. Owner Tashitaa Tuffa has been working on the project since the winter of 2017;...
    By Carly Wipf, San Jose Spotlight SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — After more than five years of stalled talks, San Jose plans to start charging commercial developers fees to fund affordable housing – a move housing advocates said is long overdue. Following hours of debate past the 12 a.m. curfew on Sept. 2, the City...
    Introducing a new development fee in the middle of a global pandemic and economic fallout may conjure up fears of abandoned construction projects and subsequent job losses for some. But for many people in San Jose, the controversial fees — which have been more than five years in the making — are a long-overdue way...
    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google aims to create a new Mountain View neighborhood of homes, offices, stores, and parks, a project that would dramatically resculpt a large area now dominated by old tech buildings and huge parking lots, the search giant said. Offices, homes, activity hubs, retail, amenity and event centers, and open spaces would be...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — The city of Berkeley plans to hold the first of three community meetings on Monday to discuss planning for the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations. The meetings are part of a collaboration by the city and BART to collect public input and “create a community-driven plan to improve access to...
    SAN JOSE — A new residential tower at the south end of downtown San Jose is being planned next to the Tamien Station, a short distance from the Diridon train station and a vast transit village that Google has proposed. Skyline at Tamien Station II, a proposed housing high rise, would sprout next to an...
    The devastating California wildfires have brought fresh calls to focus on housing development and the preservation of existing homes as the state becomes more prone to blazes. But as some of the largest wildfires in history continue to burn, efforts to reform fire management and development policies in California have stalled amid the state’s other...
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is scheduled to speak at the fourth and final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC), sharing the bill with President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Before entering politics, Carson was a worldwide renowned neurosurgeon, having performed the first successful separation of conjoined...
              GALLATIN, Tennessee – Against the pleas of numerous citizens who spoke publicly at the meeting, the Sumner County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to advance The Meadows 1,115 mixed-used housing development in north Gallatin and to spend $500,000 on the Comer Barn. The backdrop for the meeting was...
    GARFIELD PARK — In a West Side neighborhood facing gentrification, a sustainable housing project will be guided by the needs of residents so they will be the first to benefit from new development in the area. The project, tentatively called the Garfield Green, is an attempt to create environmentally-friendly affordable housing stock to spur economic...
              The land battle over Sumner County’s “The Meadows,” proposed to be a 1,115-unit housing development under consideration by the Sumner County Board of Commissioners on Monday, August 17, has a history that goes back more than a decade and includes allegations of bribery by a former Gallatin councilman....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the development of a housing project at the Balboa Reservoir site next to San Francisco City College. After five years of a community engagement process, Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee introduced legislation in April to initiate the first steps of the...
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    Officials in Decatur, Alabama, gave white renters access to waterfront public housing while segregating black renters in separate buildings, according to a report from the federal government. The Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 94% of the tenants in two public housing structures with a view of the Tennessee River were white. All...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Directors will be voting on whether to invest more than $4 million to help fund affordable housing projects in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The money would come from the city’s Housing Opportunity Fund, which provides $10 million a year for affordable housing programs....
    Facebook’s first housing fund has backed nearly 600 units of affordable housing on the peninsula, the social media giant said Thursday — providing an update on the program’s progress for the first time since its launch four years ago. Through a series of loans and grants, Facebook’s Catalyst Housing Fund is helping developers build, rehabilitate or...
    New York City faces its greatest economic challenge in a century, worse than the Great Recession, 9/11 and the ’70s fiscal crisis. So it’s urgent to avoid discouraging investment and development — yet many politicians are still stuck in the pre-crisis past. One longstanding barrier is the city’s cumbersome Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or...
    By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) — Along a stretch of highway leading to the Grand Canyon, there's a hint of an upcoming election: hand-painted signs encourage voters to choose the candidate who says she'll represent everyone. Clarinda Vail is challenging the incumbent Mayor Craig Sanderson to oversee Tusayan — Arizona's tiniest town...
    The Ryan Cos. will hold a virtual groundbreaking on Tuesday at the former site of Ford Motor Company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. The Minneapolis-based company — the Ford site’s master developer — plans to release an event video that recognizes a series of real estate partners poised to help...
    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Louisville, Ky. Mayor Greg Fischer can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to his leadership. Fischer, who continues to be criticized for the handling of the investigation into the shooting death of 26-year-old EMT worker Breonna Taylor in her bed by police, on...
    New Jersey-based corporate housing provider Churchill Living has signed on to anchor the residential portion of NoMa mixed-use project being developed on the site of a former Greyhound bus terminal in Northeast D.C. The company has claimed 104 of the 500 residential units planned for 1005 First St. NE under a 10-year lease term. A...
    Berkeley officials and nonprofit leaders broke ground Tuesday on housing for more than 200 homeless and low-income residents — an unusual project set to become the city’s largest affordable housing development. The project, which will be built on a city-owned parking lot downtown, will include a unique mix of rental housing for low-income, working families,...
    Mayor de Blasio is refusing to let the city’s land use review process restart — several weeks after the construction industry roared back to life — leaving in limbo for-profit development, affordable housing projects, and even neighborhood re-zonings backed by his administration. “We’re opening up the city. We’re going to go to Phase Three....
    Mayor de Blasio is refusing to let the city’s land use review process restart — several weeks after the construction industry roared back to life — leaving in limbo for-profit development, affordable housing projects, and even neighborhood re-zonings backed by his administration. “We’re opening up the city. We’re going to go to Phase Three. It’s...
    By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing calls Thursday to fire his housing minister over allegations that the official rushed through the approval of a contentious property development funded by a wealthy Conservative Party donor. The allegations threatening to tarnish the government relate to Housing Secretary Robert...
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing calls Thursday to fire his housing minister over allegations that the official rushed through the approval of a contentious property development funded by a wealthy Conservative Party donor. The allegations threatening to tarnish the government relate to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick’s decision in January to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — As San Francisco struggles with one of the worst housing crises in the nation, developers are eyeing the city’s western neighborhoods as the new frontier. The Sunset District is mostly made up of single-family homes, and that’s the way the neighbors like it. So when a developer started on construction...
    A 30-year-old man was fatally shot at a Brooklyn housing development amid a recent spate of shootings across the city, according to police. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was shot in the chest and stomach during a dispute on Ten Eyck Walk, on the grounds of the Williamsburg Houses, around 9:30...