#City Planning

Fairhope, ALgulfcoastnewstoday.com

Fairhope to limit residential construction in CBD

FAIRHOPE – After two recent requests for mixed commercial and residential developments in the downtown Central Business District, the Fairhope City Council is moving forward with plans to place some restrictions on homes in the commercial area. The City Council voted Monday, July 26 to approve the first reading of...
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Midlothian, TXmidlothianmirror.com

City Council denies coffee shop drive-thru

The message of the Midlothian City Council in its last two meetings is that applicants for drive-thrus had better check with their neighbors first. A specific-use permit for a locally-owned coffee shop drive-thru at 2450 Presidential Parkway was denied by a vote of the council during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The vote for denial was 4-2, with Wayne Sibley and mayor pro tem Ted Miller in favor of approval. Mayor Richard Reno and councilmembers Hud Hartson, Justin Coffman and Walter Darrach voted in favor of denial. Councilmember Clark Wickliffe was absent.
Santa Monica, CASanta Monica Daily Press

Contract with $340,000 salary approved for new City Manager

After 15 months of interim city managers, Council has successfully hired current Berkeley Deputy City Manager David White and cemented his terms of employment. On July 27, council members unanimously approved White’s city manager contract, which includes a $340,000 salary, sevens months of $3,000 monthly rental assistance, and nine months of severance pay under specified conditions.
Nelsonville, OHAthens News

Nelsonville City Planning Commission meeting

The meeting is being held to discuss legislation on tiny homes. Citizens' comments may be made in person or emailed (by 1 p.m.) to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com on Tuesday. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ox7Z0swcmnPcJ19eizPww/featured).
Newport, RInewportri.com

Newport looks to ban marijuana sales in city for another six months

NEWPORT — The City Council took an initial vote this week to amend a zoning ordinance that would extend the prohibition of marijuana sales in the city for another six months. The ordinance change, passed unanimously on first reading, extends the prohibition of marijuana sales in the Limited Business, Waterfront...
Penobscot County, MEBangor Daily News

78 solar projects proposed for Penobscot County are requesting to connect to the grid

The Bangor region is seeing a flood of proposals for new solar arrays. Developers proposing 78 new solar projects in Penobscot County have submitted requests to connect to the grid since Gov. Janet Mills signed an expansion of the state’s net energy billing program into law in 2019, according to the two Maine electric utilities. Statewide, about two-thirds of the state’s solar capacity has been installed since the 2019 law change expanding the incentives, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Wilkes-barre, PAPosted by
Times Leader

Project at Hotel Sterling site to miss construction start deadline

WILKES-BARRE — The developer of the former Hotel Sterling site will miss the deadline to start construction, citing the high cost of materials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Barrouk, a shareholder and project manager for H&N Investments LLC, said a they’re still committed to building a 110-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a small conference center on the downtown site.
Park City, UTPark Record

Top 5 Stories: Loud bikes on Main Street, mask mandates and more

Editor’s note: Stories in this list received the most page views on ParkRecord.com from June 21-27, 2021. An e-bike trail network? Officials are seeking solutions to e-bikes on Park City’s trails. More electric bikes are hitting the area’s trails, leading to some conflicts with non-assisted mountain bikes and hikers, a...
San Jose, CASilicon Valley

Real estate: 500-plus affordable homes are eyed in north San Jose

SAN JOSE — Several hundred affordable homes could sprout near the tech hubs of north San Jose, under a preliminary proposal that’s being floated at City Hall. The development, proposed for a site at 71 Vista Montana in San Jose, would consist of 509 affordable homes, according to documents filed with San Jose city planners.
San Mateo, CASan Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo Planning Commission discusses General Plan process

The San Mateo Planning Commission critiqued three potential draft land use and transportation circulation alternatives for the city’s General Plan update last week, with several commissioners declaring the alternatives the right range of potential development change options moving forward. “I do believe that the three different alternatives do represent an...
San Diego, CAfox5sandiego.com

Council OKs new plan calling on city to fund modernized, equitable parks

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego City Council Tuesday approved a citywide Parks Master Plan that prioritizes funding for park-deficient and historically underserved communities. The new plan, which replaces a previous planning document crafted more than 65 years ago , is intended to make the city’s park system more...