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State bill would help downtown L.A. developer with billboards 27.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
At the request of the builder of the massive Metropolis Los Angeles development, state legislation has been introduced that would exempt signs and giant electronic billboards in that section of downtown Los Angeles from state restrictions.
Amid Detroit's resurgence, foreclosure crisis still threatens homeowners 8.3.2015 LA Times: Nation
The new owner and the former owner faced off in the hallway of the brick house, which sits on a pleasant, tree-lined street. Howard Franklin and his daughter, Catherine, wanted to move in, but the people who had lost the home in a tax foreclosure had not moved out.
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South L.A. is up for revival, but how depends on next Council member 15.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Sales clerk Nicole Daniels leans over the glass countertop at A-1 Wireless and ticks off what the four candidates competing to replace retiring City Councilman Bernard C. Parks should focus on.
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New Gateway project recalls early efforts to combat downtown blight 12.2.2015 MinnPost
An ambitious new project, known as the Gateway, will soon take shape on the historic Nicollet Hotel block now that local officials have selected a developer for the city-owned site. The Pohlad family’s United Property won the competition to create what city leaders hope will be an iconic development at the north end of the Nicollet Mall. The Gateway will include a 36-story hotel, apartment and office complex on the site of the Nicollet House hotel that opened in 1858. The project’s name recalls early efforts to combat urban blight that had infected the city’s first commercial district, adjacent to the downtown riverfront. By the turn of the last century, the district, centered on lower Hennepin and Washington Avenues, had become little more than a collection of shabby bars and storefronts, surrounding Minneapolis’ soon-to-be-abandoned City Hall. In 1915, the Minneapolis Park Board pioneered the use of urban renewal when it built Gateway Park, on a triangular two-block site that included the early City ...
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Boulder VRBOs: Blight or blessing? 8.2.2015 Denver Post: Business
Renting out the second story of her Pine Street home to tourists allows Vivienne Palmer to stay home with her children and still pay her hefty Boulder property ...
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Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity 29.1.2015 AP Top News
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there....
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Containing Detroit’s housing blight 21.1.2015 Durango Herald
DETROIT – An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.Skilled-trades workers, taking breaks from their tasks at the factory that produces the electric...
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Shipping container home seen as seed for renewal, not cure for all of Detroit's housing ills 4.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Room for Debate: Have Human Rights Treaties Failed? 29.12.2014 NY Times: Editorials
Do international human rights treaties work to protect vulnerable populations, or should they be abandoned in favor of other ...
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Michigan divides up $75 million in federal funding to fight blight in 12 Michigan cities 16.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Mayor: Effective service delivery to residents among Detroit's challenges after bankruptcy 11.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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An epidemic bugs the forest 10.12.2014 Durango Herald
There are many pests, blights and diseases forest rangers monitor, but locally, spruce bark beetle has risen to the top of the list, munching through the landscape at an alarming rate.U.S. Forest Service officials are evaluating potential strategies to combat the problem and may employ logging, reforestation and managed...
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Crowdfunding razes a home to raise up a block 26.11.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Even in a world full of bizarre crowdfunding ideas — like the Los Angeles comic who raised $6,000 to skywrite “How do I land?” — San Franciscan Gordon Young had trouble conjuring the elevator pitch for his dream. “People are used to hearing, 'I’m trying to raise money to fund my film,’ or some other kind of creative dream,” said Young, an author and lecturer in the communications department at Santa Clara University. [...] it is regularly perched near the top of lists of America’s most violent cities and is plagued by thousands of abandoned properties. At roughly the same time he was buying “a home I had no business to buy” in the overheated real estate market in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, he began thinking of Flint, mired in decay. The memoir is about his search to buy and restore a blighted home as a small way of helping his hometown — and as a look at the wealth disparity between the two cities. Even after several thousand such properties have been torn down over the years, Flint still has ...
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Detroit starts down the road to recovery, respect 10.11.2014 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall asleep to echoes of gunfire and awake surrounded by blocks and blocks of abandoned houses....
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Film Review: Time-shifting father-daughter tale 'Interstellar' is a sublime cosmic knockout 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings 28.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget would have to commit another $35 million to razing dangerous, vacant buildings that blight communities to clear a backlog of nearly 1,400 court-ordered demolitions, an administration official said ...
Gary serial killing case adds pain to troubled, struggling city in Indiana 25.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson took over this northwest Indiana city, it had already been beaten down by steel mill and factory closings, a wave of violent crime and the exodus of its most prosperous and educated ...
Detroit hopes to sell scrapped copper from public lighting operations for $25 million 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Spokane measure would track abandoned homes 20.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane City Council is considering creating a registry of abandoned homes as a way to prevent them from slipping into disrepair....
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Minneapolis East Isles developer's personal project sits idle 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
For a decade, East Isles duplex owned by high-profile developer has been vacant, deteriorating.
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