Housing

January 28, 2003, 5am PST
Neighbors are tired of living next door to boarded-up houses. Philadelphia considers a bill requiring boards to be replaced with windows and doors.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 2003, 10am PST
Jerry Scharlin, the outgoing administrator of Los Angeles' redevelopment agency, reflects on the agency and problems with redevelopment.
The Planning Report
January 27, 2003, 5am PST
Mixed-Use developments are lifting downtrodden Boston neighborhoods.
The Boston Globe
January 24, 2003, 2pm PST
The popularity of urban "infill" developments demonstrates that more people would like to live, work, and shop in close proximity. But developers say financial and regulatory obstacles make "infill" projects expensive.
The Washington Post
January 24, 2003, 10am PST
Scottsdale, AZ bought the 13-acre grocery site in 2001 expressly to control its development.
The Arizona Republic
January 23, 2003, 11am PST
Even as business at Las Vegas casinos slows down, Steve Wynn, the architect of modern Las Vegas, is making his comeback with a new hotel.
Wall St. Journal
January 22, 2003, 12pm PST
The health risks of mold in buildingsmake scientists nervous — but not because they think mold is toxic.
Building Operating Management
January 20, 2003, 6am PST
Professional Builder Magazine gives, then withdraws, award to APA for its Growing Smart Project.
American Planning Association
January 16, 2003, 12pm PST
The suburbs of major metropolitan areas are aging faster than the nation as a whole.
The Brookings Institution
January 15, 2003, 1pm PST
The Tucson City Council will impose a fee to connect new homes to the water system to make new development to pay for excess capacity.
Arizona Daily Star
January 14, 2003, 7am PST
D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams wants to increase the District's population by 100,000 over the next decade.
The Washington Post
January 13, 2003, 1pm PST
Denver is experiencing a housing glut, with downtown lofts, condos, and apartments all coming on the market at the same time.
The Rocky Mountain News
January 12, 2003, 11am PST
Lately, there have been more than a few ominous developments for those trying to maintain the wildness of the remote mountain lands of southern Apache County in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic
January 10, 2003, 2pm PST
Changes in Minnesota tax law, and potential for 50% return on investment prompt conversion of Duluth neighborhood to student rentals.
Duluth News
January 10, 2003, 6am PST
The California budget crisis has gotten so bad some cities are considering charging owners of new homes annual assessments for basic services.
The Sacramento Bee
January 8, 2003, 4am PST
A columnist for the Globe and News wonders why human ingenuity so often doesn't extend to urban planning problems.
The Globe and Mail
January 7, 2003, 1pm PST
Exponetial increases in off-campus housing, and lucrative rental income spark heated debate in the UK.
The Times
January 5, 2003, 9am PST
The most powerful factor in the Downtown expansion is the loft boom. Once dismissed as unattainable, there are now almost 20 loft projects scheduled for completion by the end of 2003.
Downtown News
January 4, 2003, 5am PST
Mayor Anthony A. Williams plans to announce initiatives to make Washington D.C. more attractive for new residents.
The Washington Post
January 2, 2003, 3pm PST
Will Internet-based online listing services 'disintermediate' the National Association of Realtors and multiple listing services?
The San Francisco Chronicle