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May 16, 2005, 11am PDT
The City of Largo, Florida, faces a difficult choice in the implementation of a Strategic Plan designed to limit sprawl.
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May 5, 2005, 1pm PDT
A Planning Commissioner offers the name for enormous, opulent homes on tiny waterfront lots.
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April 16, 2005, 7am PDT
Are Florida's business incentives good for taxpayers?
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April 12, 2005, 8am PDT
Market forces nurture a new crop on rural land -- suburban development.
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March 26, 2005, 7am PST
Five years after the launch of the massive Everglades restoration, little has been accomplished, according to an internal memo.
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September 28, 2004, 7am PDT
Traces the administration's efforts to allow mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.
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June 23, 2004, 8am PDT
After 40 years, the formula for regional malls isn't working like it used to.
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March 26, 2004, 2pm PST
A retiree's xeriscaped water-conserving front yard earns "Certified Florida Yard" recognition. And the wrath of his homeowners' association that wants him to grow more grass.
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March 6, 2004, 9am PST
Governor Jeb Bush is seeking to repeal plans for "luxury item" bullet train.
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October 7, 2003, 10am PDT
Florida's growth management law seeks to limit sprawl but no one can agree what sprawl means.
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July 29, 2003, 12pm PDT
Skyrocketing land values are luring mobile home park owners to sell out, leaving many low-income residents with few alternatives.
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July 18, 2003, 1pm PDT
A group of Land O'Lakes community landowners complained that vision plan bankrolled by the Pasco County Commissioners was too restrictive; now they'll have a chance to pitch their own vision.
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July 15, 2003, 2pm PDT
A powerful development company pushes for a new route to beachfront homes through wetlands and forests the state has set aside.
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June 19, 2003, 12pm PDT
The Halls River Retreat developer is reviving his 54-unit proposal for a mixed-use development, based on Citrus County's land development code that allows mixed use -- something no longer allowed in the County's Comprehensive Plan.
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June 14, 2003, 7pm PDT
A look at the impacts of the federal program to revitalize public housing.
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May 15, 2003, 6am PDT
A 650-home development planned for Majestic Oaks, a 433 acre cow pasture that was rezoned for residential use 15 years ago is environmentally friendly, according to its developer -- but not according to a planner living in the area.
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May 13, 2003, 10am PDT
While nearly 300,000 square feet of large building space stands vacant throughout rural Hernando County, the County Commission will consider rezoning 37 acres of greenery and wetlands that could accommodate another 300,000 square feet of co
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April 22, 2003, 5am PDT
Plans to build a new Panhandle airport on property owned by Florida's largest private land owner have encountered serious public opposition.
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April 16, 2003, 6am PDT
Zephyrhills, Florida, City Council members cleared the way Monday night for a Lowe's home improvement store, against the advice of city planner Todd Vande Berg who found the plans in conflict with the comprehensive plan.
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April 10, 2003, 6am PDT
Residents of Land O'Lakes question plans to put 1,000+ homes in their semirural neighborhood.
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