Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chicago Area – Grayslake Recommends New Senior Housing

The Grayslake Zoning Board has recommended allowing a 70-unit apartment building to be built for low-income residents age 55 and older on Belvidere Road and Neville Road. The recommendation, which was made at the board’s May 26 meeting will be … Continue reading

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Athens OH – Housing project triggers opposition

A zoning board meeting earlier this month to discuss a construction substitution on the city’s east side turned into a soapbox for nearby residents to express concerns over the prospect of tenants with behavioral issues moving into their neighborhood. The … Continue reading

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Fort Collins, CO – Opposition to the Grove contradicts city’s needs

A recent Soapbox suggested that the Grove, a proposed student-oriented development close to Colorado State University is inappropriate for our community. This point of view is contrary to the recently adopted Plan Fort Collins, which identifies affordable housing, energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Novato CA – Residents Declare Firm Opposition to High-Density Housing Mandates, but Meeting Deemed Fruitful

Resistance to housing mandates force-fed by the state of California was as strong as ever Wednesday night in Novato. Novato City Hall overflowed with concerned residents who spoke before a 21-person volunteer committee charged with making recommendations to the Novato … Continue reading

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Novato CA – Affordable housing sites debated

Huge crowds packed Novato’s City Hall Wednesday to discuss the nine sites picked by a blue-ribbon committee as potential locations for affordable housing. Members of the Novato City Managers’ Housing Working Group chose the sites after nearly a year of … Continue reading

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Norristown, PA – Residents Turn Out to Oppose Sandy Street Development

Over two dozen Norristown residents, most from the 700 block of Sandy Street, turned out to last night’s Norristown Design Review Board (NDRB) meeting to voice opposition to a New Jersey-based company’s plan to build an apartment complex in their … Continue reading

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Hudson County, NY – Residents protest affordable housing building

Still clutching a subtly racist flyer someone spread through the upper east side neighborhood, neighbors of a proposed affordable housing development raised their objections at a City Council meeting last week, saying they were never notified of the project and … Continue reading

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