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Setting boundaries: An in-depth look at how Towson was rezoned
The Baltimore County Council voted last week to adopt a new zoning map for District 5, which includes Towson, that maintains limits on high-density development in the Towson Triangle and allows Goucher College to move forward with a proposal to develop nearly 9 acres on its campus. The map also...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Towson Maryland Baltimore County Maryland Zoning Goucher College Baltimore County Maryland landmarks Parking Councillor Towson University
Review begins of 115 Harford properties in rezoning review
Public input being sought in many forums as comprehensive process moves forward
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Property Harford County Maryland Harford County Public Schools Baltimore County Maryland Zoning County commission Abingdon Maryland Bel Air Harford County Maryland
Editorial: City should reject Concord Orthopaedics request
Concord’s Planning Board should reject the request by Concord Orthopaedics, a 25-doctor practice across Langley Parkway from Concord Hospital, to rezone a nearby residential neighborhood so it can build a large surgical center. The change would almost certainly spell doom for the closely knit neighb...
23 points by Concord Monitor | Zoning Parking Parking lot Parking space Unitarian Universalism Surgery Pay and display Property
New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms
As transplanted suburbanites increasingly began moving into homes next to long-established farmers in western Howard County, a clash of cultures accelerated there in the past decade. New residential neighbors brought setback requirements between farms and houses, forcing some farmers to limit future...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Property Zoning County commission Ownership John Locke Farm Agriculture Howard County Maryland
Neighbors voice concern about proposed development near Lake Roland
With hundreds of wooded acres, walking trails and a dog park, Lake Roland Park has served as a green retreat for Robert Macht and others for years. Now a Baltimore developer's plan to turn a sleepy Falls Road shopping strip that backs into the park into a bustling "village," with restaurants, offices...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Zoning Parking Parking space Road Apartment
Anxieties among immigrants run high
Good morning. It is Saturday, Feb. 11. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Fearing the worst: Arrests by federal immigration officials, coupled with Internet hoaxes about deportation checkpoints, have stoked growing anxiety in California’s immigrant communities. It’s sparking...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | California Orange County California Los Angeles Los Angeles Police Department Southern California Zoning Long Beach California The New York Times
Coalition’s homeless shelter plan gets zoning board approval
The city’s zoning board granted permission Wednesday for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to build a cold-weather homeless shelter at the rear of its existing location on North Main Street.The unanimous decision was a step forward for the coalition’s plan, but it still needs to go to the pl...
60 points by Concord Monitor | Homelessness Zoning The Shelter Real estate Main Street Property A Little Bit Homeless shelter
Single-family estates planned on Kerger Road in Ellicott City
A development of 11 single-family houses on five-acres of land in Ellicott City is slated to break ground as early as this fall, according to early estimates from the developer. The residential project, called Rockburn Estates, is located on Kerger Road and includes four open-space lots. A Greek...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Proposal Zoning Semi-detached Proposals Single-family detached home Land use Variance
Colorado 'flag man' lives in a hole in the ground
He lives in the dirt and he does it dirt cheap       
220 points by USA Today | Robinson Crusoe Unincorporated area Flag of the United States Flag Local government Zoning Parcel County
Town revokes liquor license of strip club next to convent
CHICAGO (AP) — A strip club next door to a suburban Chicago convent has had its liquor license taken away.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Chicago Charles Borromeo Cook County Illinois Chicago Sun-Times Zoning Appeal Law Chicago Tribune
Developer shelves Starbucks-anchored retail plan at historic Wheaton site
A proposal to demolish a historic house at a prominent Wheaton intersection to make way for a retail building anchored by a Starbucks coffeehouse ran aground earlier this month. Facing substantial neighborhood opposition, the developer withdrew the plan prior to a Wheaton City Council vote. Developer...
53 points by Chicago Tribune | Real estate Zoning Road Councillor City council English-language films Historic preservation Village of Euclid Ohio v. Ambler Realty Co.
Clayton County officials approve sand mining expansion
ELKADER, Iowa (AP) - Clayton County officials have given final approval for expanded silica sand mining on 746 acres of land that has been rezoned despite health concerns from some who live near the site. The Telegraph Herald ( ) reports that County Zoning Board of Adjustment members voted unanimously ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Clayton County Iowa Broadsheet Sand Iowa Zoning The McClatchy Company Dubuque Iowa Elkader Iowa
Apartments at Fishtown's St. Laurentius Church approved despite neighborhood opposition

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying Defamation Real estate Obscenity Human rights Zoning
Aigburth Road project raises question: Is it a house or religious building?
As a new 6,614-square-foot, two-story addition has risen at 14 Aigburth Road in Towson, so has contention among neighbors in the Aigburth Manor community. During the summer, Robin Zoll watched the structure rise next to her house at 16 Aigburth Road. She wants the 14 Aigburth addition torn down...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Towson Maryland Baltimore County Maryland Goucher College Property Lutherville-Timonium Maryland Zoning Towson University Law
Harford council set to move forward with comprehensive zoning review
Legislation to start Harford County's comprehensive rezoning process drew little comment at County Council public hearing Tuesday evening. The council must still vote to officially launch the review process of zoning maps countywide, which would mean requests for piecemeal rezonings could not be...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Management Property Construction Zoning Legal terms
In Chesco, an issue of population growth vs. open space
Even as the region continues to gain population in the next two decades, regional planners envision big gains in another area: protected open space.
39 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chester County Pennsylvania Borough Philadelphia County Delaware Valley Local government Zoning City
Company in manhole death settled after previous incident

156 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Employment Occupational safety and health Gwinnett County Georgia Sugar Hill Georgia Natural gas Zoning The Station nightclub fire Construction