Monthly Archives: September 2011

Neighbors ask City to Reject Development in Marlborough MA

A handful of neighbors last night urged the City Council to reject a developer’s application for a special permit to build 290 apartments in five buildings along Rte. 20. The project, dubbed Beacon at 495, was met with opposition from … Continue reading

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Salvation Army housing project encounters opposition

The Salvation Army’s plan to build low-income housing within the Midtown Alley section of the city encountered opposition Wednesday from owners of nearby businesses and skepticism from a city panel. Business people who said they’ve invested nearly $60 million in … Continue reading

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Facebook Opposition to Powhatan VA apartment plan gathers momentum

By late afternoon on Sept. 20, a Facebook page entitled Say No to Powhatan Apartments had received 60 “likes.” The comments, left largely by those who oppose a proposal to build an apartment and townhouse complex off Stavemill Road, detailed … Continue reading

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Affording Housing Project Drawing Opposition in St. Paul

People living in St. Paul have pulled out all the stops trying to block an affordable housing project. The apartments at the corner of West Seventh and Springfield will be put to a city council vote Wednesday. The housing project … Continue reading

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Not in my backyard – Group homes stilll facing opposition despite efforts

Despite more than three decades of public education, group homes continue to face the “not in my backyard” attitude. So say advocates for those with intellectual disabilities — and Carol Taylor, whose adult son Lane Barnes lives in a group … Continue reading

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Golden Valley City MN Council Partially Rejects Zoning Changes

At its meeting last week, the Golden Valley City Council partially rejected a rezoning proposal for the area around Harold and Winnetka avenues. The issue brought more than 70 residents to the meeting, packing all available chairs. Most were strongly … Continue reading

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Signatures submitted for Winnetka CA affordable housing referenda

 group of Winnetka residents who oppose an expansion of the village’s affordable housing ordinance filed 210 pages of signatures designed to put advisory referendum questions on the March 2012 ballot. Carry Buck, leader of the Winnetka Home Owners Association, filed … Continue reading

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