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City won"t close developers" favorite loophole, but state can

Developers haven’t met a loophole they don’t love to exploit. The one allowing mechanical voids has become the loophole of choice among New York’s luxury developer set, who see rooftop decks and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 15th, 2019

City drafts rules to close height-boosting loophole

The de Blasio administration has drafted rules to limit the size of hollow spaces in buildings, which developers have increasingly been using to boost the height of a project's uppermost apartments.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 26th, 2019

Tokala to ask City Council for $12 million to begin developing downtown buildings

Sudha Tokala's idea of a medical school in downtown Wichita appears to be taking its first major step. Tokala, who owns five downtown buildings in close proximity, including the former Finney State Office Building, will ask the City Council on Tu.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 1st, 2019

City fast-tracks crackdown on buildings on stilts

The de Blasio administration is accelerating plans to tighten a loophole that allows developers to boost the height of luxury apartment buildings, according to multiple sources. A tower on the Upper... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 24th, 2019

What took so long to close the Kushner loophole?

The city last week unveiled a rule designed to prevent landlords from falsely claiming a building has no rent-regulated tenants. Such misrepresentations, which allow owners to evade extra scrutiny of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 17th, 2018

The City With the Weakest Job Growth in Every State

The strength of the U.S. economy is a favorite talking point of politicians, journalists, and business leaders. Indeed, there is plenty of evidence to suggest we are in a period of unprecedented........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstAug 8th, 2018

State of Downtown report: High residential demand, slight uptick for office market

Downtown Jacksonville saw a slightly increased interest in office space, a high demand for residential development and close to a billion dollars in investment in 2017, according to the city's annual State of Downtown report released Wednesday. Th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Mayor Hancock sends message to business owners, developers in State of City address

As Hancock acknowledged, the economic state of the city is much different now than when he was elected in 2011......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2018

City to regulate stilts loophole by end of year

The city is on schedule to regulate so-called excessive mechanical voids by the end of the year, dealing a blow to developers who use a quirk in the building code to boost the height of their luxury... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 28th, 2018

State group to monitor city"s accounting troubles

Even more eyes will be keeping a close watch on the Philadelphia Finance Department's handling of its back accounting work as the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority said Tuesday that it will be an agenda item on its monthly board meeti.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2018

Saban Brands to lay off 60 workers with Hasbro purchase

Saban Brands, which owns the Power Rangers brand, plans to lay off 60 employees as a result of Hasbro Inc.’s planned purchase of the company. Saban Brands, based in Century City, California, sent a letter to the state saying it would close July 2,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 24th, 2018

The Most Dangerous City in Every State

While murder and other kinds of violence make the news every day, the rate of these types of crimes occurring in the U.S. is close to its lowest point in decades. Since America’s violent crime rate........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMay 8th, 2018

Another attempt to close Hawaii’s alleged solar water heater loophole

Since the enactment of the law, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has received more than 5,900 variance requests as of April 6......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 12th, 2018

Strikes on T-4 airbase most likely a US attack, says Syria; Pentagon denies

Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected US missile attack on the T-4 airfield near Homs, which is close to the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 9th, 2018

Cancer rates: Here"s where Oregon"s 36 counties rank

Oregon's 10 most cancer-prone counties are not all-urban or all-rural, nor are they concentrated in one geographic portion of the state. Some are close to state's biggest metro area, while others lie in Central and Southern Oregon, the Coast and a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals1 hr. 59 min. ago

Poll: New Yorkers say Amazon"s pullout deal was bad for the state

A new poll of state voters indicates that more than two thirds (67 percent) of New Yorkers believed that Amazon.com Inc.'s decision not to locate its second headquarters in New York City was bad for the state, with only 21 percent saying it wasn't.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2019

Boston beats Big Apple in race for billionaire townies

New York has been knocked of the top of millionaires favorite homes list. According to Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank’s 2019 Wealth Report, New York City scored t.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMar 18th, 2019

Shelter-In-Place, Close Air Vents Order Given As "Uncontrolled" Chemical Fire Rages In Houston Area

A petrochemical terminal is on fire at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas just outside of Houston and has been raging throughout the day Sunday. City officials hav.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 17th, 2019

Developers, planners: Proposed transit development rules for Charlotte represent good compromise

The city of Charlotte has spent the past 18-plus months revamping its ordinance for transit-oriented development, commonly referred .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Macy"s laying off 57 tech workers in New York

Macy's Inc. said it will lay off 57 information technology workers at various locations in New York City beginning in June. In a filing with the New York State Department of Labor, Macy's said the 57 workers will be laid off between June 9 and June.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Court deals blow to controversial Upper West Side tower

A court has overruled the city's decision to allow construction of an Upper West Side condo tower that has sparked outrage from community groups and elected officials. The state Supreme Court ruling... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 15th, 2019