Condominiums

July 8, 2016, 6am PDT
The ups and downs of the oil market are having an effect on the future skyline of the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
February 19, 2015, 5am PST
In suburbia, the line between smart growth and conventional sprawl is sometimes a blurry one.
Michael Lewyn
January 19, 2015, 8am PST
Aldo Svaldi reports on the beginnings of a condo boom in Denver, which faces risks of legal setbacks in the "litigious environment" created by Colorado's controversial construction-defects law.
The Denver Post
February 11, 2014, 5am PST
As Toronto's condo-boom continues, condo buyers and councillors alike are calling for developments to be designed with canines in mind. Developers are now looking to include amenities like “pet spas” and rooftop 'dog runs' in their developments.
The Globe and Mail
December 5, 2013, 10am PST
Declining demand for zoning-mandated underground condominium parking has Toronto developers and architects talking about ways to design flexible sub-surface spaces to accommodate the possibility of alternate future uses.
The Toronto Star
June 30, 2012, 9am PDT
After seizing control of a condo association, a Pennsylvania developer has forced 11 homeowners to sell their units for as little as a third of their appraised value, leaving them stranded with crippling mortgages, Teke Wiggin reports.
AOL Real Estate
March 15, 2012, 2pm PDT
Once a bastion of rent-controlled housing for the poor and working class, a New York non-profit recently ousted its CEO following a string of risky real estate investments, Charles Bagli reports.
New York Times
March 12, 2012, 9am PDT
Vivan S. Toy examines the fate of several condo developments in New York that employed brand name architects to sell their products during the housing boom, and finds mixed results.
The New York Times
May 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City Creek Center will be the largest mixed-use project in Salt Lake City.
The New York Times
April 22, 2009, 8am PDT
This slideshow from <em>New York</em> looks at a handful of residential and office buildings in New York City that have either stalled or completely halted development.
New York
October 9, 2008, 6am PDT
As Toronto's heritage buildings fall to disrepair, new condominiums are slated to go up in their stead, prompting outcry from preservationists.
Toronto Star
July 1, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A new condo proposal in a Honolulu neighborhood is 70 feet over the current height limits. Developers say new heights are necessary to make projects pencil out with rising construction costs.</p>
Honolulu Advertiser
June 11, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Planners in Vancouver are moving to curb booming residential growth to expand commercial development downtown. 'It's all good to walk and bike to work, but if you don't have offices for people to go to, that makes things rather difficult.'</p>
The Vancouver Sun
June 4, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>'The process is a runaway train,' says a city councilor, as plans move forward to build two residential towers on Baltimore's vanishing waterfront.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
Blog post
September 4, 2007, 11am PDT

This Labor Day weekend, Southern California is facing an extreme heat wave, with temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees. Air conditioners have to work overtime to keep indoor temperatures near 80, and California power resources are operating at near capacity. As condominiums bake in the sun (as they do most of the year around here), there is not a solar panel in sight.

While we are still waiting for renewable energy, a few simple measures could lead to big residential power savings. Enter the laundry line, one of the oldest and most practical ways to use solar energy. Electric clothes dryers not only require vast amounts of fossil fuel-derived power, they also pour heat into living spaces and strain cooling systems.

Diana DeRubertis