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SJ City Council stymied by cost of housing goals that it agreed to meet

Anti-tax councilmember: “I did.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

Baltimore affordable housing trust fund inches closer

A $20 million trust fund to help build affordable housing in Baltimore moved a step closer to reality Monday. The City Council voted to move legislation to establish the fund to final approval after six months of examination and debate to find a wa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2018

Homewood construction firm wins contract with Bham suburb

A Birmingham suburb has approved a contract with a construction company based in Homewood. The Mountain Brook City Council agreed to award a $35,300 contract to C.S. Beatty Construction to build a mound for a field restroom at Mountain Brook Elementar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

Lead bills paint landlords into a corner

Landlords face a major fight as the City Council and the mayor's office agreed last week that lead-paint laws are in need of an update. The council held a hearing on more than two dozen bills with... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 2nd, 2018

City Council needs to lead, not concede, on housing issues

The City Council could have shown itself to be a competent leader in tackling the city's housing crisis last week. Instead, its members stuck to their scripts and missed an opportunity to prove they... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 29th, 2018

Boston accelerates goals for housing production by 30%

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is increasing Boston’s housing goal to 69,000 new units by 2030, up 30 percent from an earlier goal to build 53,000 units by that year, in response to faster-than-expected population growth in the city. The neighborhoods targe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 26th, 2018

NYC spending more to house homeless

The city spent an average of $117 a day in fiscal 2018 to house single homeless adults, compared with $99 in fiscal 2017, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's office. The daily cost of housing... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 19th, 2018

States of the Arts Council: Saving Jacksonville"s historic buildings are economically feasible

When it comes to renovating historic commercial buildings in Jacksonville, the cost to do so – most of the time – doesn't meet the payoff needed for the project to make fiscal sense. But a panel of experts at the Cultural Council of Greater Jac.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 14th, 2018

Knock down the projects and bring in the cranes

To bring New York City Housing Authority properties to a state of good repair would cost $31.8 billion, according to an assessment released last month. That is 23 times greater than the agency's... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 21st, 2018

Sacramento looks to crack down on "party house" Airbnb rentals, out-of-town hosts

The City Council will vote tonight on amendments to its ordinance regulating like short-term housing rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Craigslist......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2018

Austin City Council delays Columbus Crew stadium vote after tense meeting

Council members proposed more than 20 amendments related to affordable housing, transit and other issues. They said they were determined to approve or reject a stadium deal outright next week during a special meeting on Aug. 15......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2018

NYC votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 8th, 2018

UMKC adds new student housing option

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is working to meet its student housing demand.  The school will operate 40 rooms in the St. John Paul II Commons student housing development between UMKC and Rockhurst University at 5220 Troost Ave. In Mar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2018

EDC, Full Employment Council partner to address tech talent needs

The Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City and the Full Employment Council are forging a new relationship that aims to meet the tech talent needs of the region's employers.  The FEC launched a request for proposal and tapped the EDC to serve as i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2018

​CBJ Morning Buzz: University-area hotel on city agenda; Mooresville weighs incentives for mystery project; Fifth Third eyes growth here

In local news: A public hearing for a planned, $84 million hotel planned near UNC Charlotte is on City Council's agenda for this evening's business meeting, along with several other rezoning petitions and items related to affordable housing and p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 23rd, 2018

Op-ed: To meet housing needs, public-private partnerships a must

By Amir Sobhraj, CFO, Zara Realty Few would deny that one of the most pressing needs in New York City is quality affordable housing. We’ve all seen the glass and steel towers rising in Manhattan and in the hottest neighb.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJul 18th, 2018

Grand jury: San Jose, surrounding cities should start levying new commercial development fees to subsidize housing

San Jose's City Council just rej.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 29th, 2018

Public bank that would boost pot shops, affordable housing could go before L.A. voters this fall

The Los Angeles City Council is preparing to.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJun 26th, 2018

Seattle City Council repeals controversial new per-worker tax on large employers

The Seattle City Council voted 7 to 2 to repeal the recently enacted per-worker tax on large employers aimed at raising money for homeless services and affordable housing......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJun 18th, 2018

From Cuomo"s vantage point, a rainy day will never come

The mayor and the City Council last week agreed on a budget for the next 12 months that spends a lot of money but puts aside some for when the economy—and tax revenue—goes down. Gov.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 18th, 2018

Senior housing development headed for November ballot in Davis

After approving one annexation of agricultural land, Davis voters will get a chance at another in November, but for a different purpose. West Davis Active Adult Community, on 75 acres just outside the city’s western boundary, got City Council approv.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018