#The Planning Department

Okanogan County, WAMethow Valley News

County hearing examiner considers setback case

Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee recently heard two hours of testimony regarding a house in the Lost River Airport development that violates county code because it was built too close to the property lines in 2011. The homeowner is appealing the county planning director’s denial of his request for...
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Holyoke, MAPosted by

Rise Holdings, Pleasantrees secure marijuana manufacturing permits in Holyoke

The City Council on Tuesday approved three special permits for marijuana manufacturing facilities downtown as the cannabis industry continues to grow in Holyoke. One special permit went to Rise Holdings Inc. to expand an existing building for marijuana manufacturing at 28 Appleton St. Rise also received permission for another manufacturing facility at 100 Water St., the former Hampden Papers plant.
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New YWCA Hamilton position takes advantage of grant to combat racism: Meet Charla Hale

YWCA Hamilton has used the $1 million grant it won in December from billionaire MacKenzie Scott to hire Charla Hale, whose job it will be to combat racism locally. Hale, 26, started in the YWCA’s new position of racial justice in July, after having worked in two other positions in Hamilton since graduating from Xavier University in 2017.
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Dacon Promotes Jenny Sack

Natick, MA – Dacon announced that Jenny Sack has been promoted to director of planning as the firm continues to expand its team. Sack joined the firm in the position of assistant project manager in 2015, transferring to the Planning Department shortly thereafter. In her new role, Sack will oversee and manage the entry stages of all new projects at Dacon, bringing a fresh perspective to clients of design build’s benefits.
Aiken, SCPosted by
Aiken Standard

Progress being made on new Aiken city government building; expected to open summer 2022

Progress on Aiken’s new city hall building is underway and the facility is expected to open to the public in early summer 2022. The exterior facade of the former Regions Bank and Henderson Hotel building, located at 111 Chesterfield St. S., will remain intact for historical preservation. The building with its new additions will become the one-stop location for Aiken residents to conduct business.
Mendocino County, CAWillits News

Letters from our Readers: Local grower upset with county

I am writing you out of great frustration and dismay regarding what I can only characterize as our local government’s discrimination against and mistreatment of my businesses. More globally, I am also acting as a voice for members of Mendocino County’s legal cannabis industry. My name is Russell Green. I...
Broome County, NYFOX 40 News WICZ TV

Broome County Seeks Public Input On Waterfront Revitalization Projects

The Broome County Planning Department is seeking public input on waterfront revitalization projects. The planning department set up an informational session for the public at the Vestal Rail Trail on Tuesday. Plans include more water access on local rivers and creeks, improvements to parks, and flood mitigation steps. The Planning...
Columbus, INRepublic

TRANSPORTATION PLAN: Open house set for city feedback

Local residents will have an opportunity this week to learn more about potential transportation improvements and give feedback. The City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department is inviting members of the public to attend an open house Thursday at the Columbus Fire Department’s Evolution Training Center at 2670 Verhulst St. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. According to metropolitan planning organization director Laura Thayer, the event is drop-in, and members of the public can come at any time during that period.
Chicopee, MAthereminder.com

City installs new bike loop for downtown Chicopee

CHICOPEE – The new bike lane forming a loop in the center of the city in which bicyclists and pedestrians can safely travel has received both praise and criticism. The temporary lane will be in place through July 2022, but will be removed for the winter to allow for snowplowing, City Planner Lee Pouliot explained to Reminder Publishing.
Putnam County, NYtheexaminernews.com

Putnam County Goes Solar with Panels on Kern Building

The solar panels that power Putnam County’s Kern Building went live in July, providing 58,5508 kilowatts of clean energy in the first year to the county’s Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Health. “This is an exciting step on the road to energy independence,” Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell...
West Hollywood, CAdailycannabisbusinessnews.com

Council optimizes cannabis map so Fantom Flower has a chance to bloom

West Hollywood City Council approved a controversial change to the buffer zone that keeps cannabis companies 200 yards from West Hollywood Park. City zone laws prohibit cannabis companies from working within 200 meters of so-called “sensitive areas” – daycare centers, youth centers or schools within a park area. Parks themselves are not considered sensitive areas, tiny tots, a daycare center within the park, however.
Nashville, TNtennesseelookout.com

Stand Up Nashville declines to disclose donors

Stand Up Nashville, the nonprofit organization exerting its influence in the debates over an array of city government projects, refused to disclose its donors in response to questions from the Tennessee Lookout. Stand Up Nashville emerged three years ago when it successfully negotiated a first-of-its-kind community benefits agreement with the...
Port Aransas, TXportasouthjetty.com

Public Notice

Building Department to hold public hearing Aug. 20. PUBLIC HEARING. Port Aransas Building Department. NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Texas Local Government Code 212.04 and Port Aransas, City Code Section 25-51 (2) that the Building Department will hold a Public Hearing on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 1:15 p.m., in the Port Aransas City Hall Building Department, 710 W Avenue A, Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas, to consider the following item(s): 1) MRPLT 21-2298 Plat of Island Echo Townhomes, Block 1, Lot 1RR being a replat of Lot 1R, Block 1, Island Echo Townehomes, Volume 69, Page 629, Map Records of Nueces County, Texas (The purpose of this replat is to combine Units 300 and 301) Applicant: AHH Island LLC/Paradise Palm Villa LLC, La Costa Development, LLC, Property Location: 3087 Eleventh St. 2) MRPLT 21-2300 Final Plat of Lots 26-A & 26-B, Block 3, Palm Addition being a replat of Lot 26, Block 3, Palm Addition, City of Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas, According to the Plat recorded in Volume 15, Page 43, Map Records of Nueces County, Texas. Applicant: Scott & Scott Island Ventures, LLC, Craig Scott, Member. Property Location: 109 S Station St. 3) MRPLT 21-2302 Final Plat of Lots 22-R & 24-R, Gulf Breeze Addition, being a replat of Lots 22, 23, and 24, Gulf Breeze Addition, City of Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas, According to the plat recorded in Volume 22, Page 16, Map Records of Nueces County, Texas. Applicant: Allen Eng. Property Location: 423 S Station St. The City encourages citizens to participate and make their views known at this Public Hearing. For further information on this request please contact the Planning Department at (361) 749-4111. This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the City Secretary’s office at (361) 749-4111 or e-mail fnixon@cityofportaransas.org for further information. Braille is not available. POSTED this the August 2, 2021 on the bulletin board at Port Aransas City Hall, 710 W Avenue A, Port Aransas, Texas and on the webpage www.cityofportaransas.org . TIME: 3pm. PUBLISHED in The South Jetty in the Thursday, August 5, 2021 Edition, in accordance with the Port Aransas Zoning Ordinance. CITY OF PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS. Nicole Boyer, Planning Assistant.

Huang Weilun: There is a voice in the society to promote the development of wetland buffer area than the government will review

Housing problems plague Hong Kong. After attending an event today (2nd), Secretary for Development Wong Wai-lun said that some wetland buffer zones have relatively low plot ratios. There are voices in the community saying whether the buffer zone can be increased slightly. At the same time, the function of the buffer zone will be ensured by the government team. Check it out, it's too early to say the details.

Understanding Land Use and the Public Process

Unless we have a zoning case that impacts our own neighborhood, most of us don’t spend much time pondering the rezoning process. Until we have to. As the country reopens and the real estate market continues to be strong, we will surely see an increase in development activity. For the same reasons you and I live in this wonderful city, many others are attracted to our fabulous amenities and quality of life. All of this brings requests for more residential, more commercial, and more everything. And sometimes it all begins with a request for a change in land use – an application for rezoning.

Dublin Port Maintenance Dredging

Applicant Address — Port Centre, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, D01 H4C6. Foreshore application in respect of maintenance dredging at various locations in Dublin Port for the years 2022 to 2029. — Location:. Dublin Port, Dublin — Public Consultation Details. Viewing Locations: — • Store Street Garda Station, Store Street, Dublin...