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Condominiums

April 28, 2020, 10am PDT
A trendy new Downtown Los Angels skyscraper would be home to a 160-room hotel and 319 condominium units if an Australian developer moves forward with plans.
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2019, 7am PDT
At 74 stories and 421 units, 1000M will be the largest condo tower built in Chicago since the Great Recession decimated the local real estate development industry.
Chicago Tribune
July 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut
February 11, 2018, 1pm PST
Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.
Commercial Property Executive
November 28, 2017, 6am PST
What will it take for the supply of urban condos to catch up with the demand in Downtown Cleveland?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
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