Almost 70,000 acres of open space in California was lost tourbanization from 1996 to 1998, according to the state Department ofConservation's biennial Farmland Conservation Report.
Almost 70,000 acres of open space in California was lost to urbanization from 1996 to 1998, according to the state Department of Conservation's biennial Farmland Conservation Report, (http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/index.htm) Despite new state and federal programs that offer incentives to keep lands agricultural, nearlytwo-thirds of the newly developed areas were formerly farmland. Farmers assert that farming in the state is increasingly more economically difficult, causing many to sell their farms to developers.The report found that the rate of urbanization was up 25% statewide overthe 1994-96 time period, and Southern California was the most heavilyurbanized region.
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Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes
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Investors Snapping Up Record-High Number of Affordable Homes
High interest rates and record-high prices are driving investors to focus on homes in the lower price tier, exacerbating inventory shortages and pushing regular home buyers out of the market.
Federal Office Conversion Program Slow to Start
To date, no loans have closed through a federal program meant to spur office-to-residential conversions.
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Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements
The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.
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