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Brookings, SDBrookings Register

Council tables zoning for cannabis establishments

BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council amended Ordinance 21-025 regarding zoning regulations for cannabis establishments on Tuesday and then tabled the item for future consideration. The council also heard two first readings pertaining to cannabis establishments. Mike Struck, director of Community Development, explained Ordinance 21-025 had been updated to keep...
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The Urbanist

Walla Walla: A Washington City Without Single-Family-Only Zoning

A view of Main Street in Walla Walla. (The Urbanist) Walla Walla flew under the radar in 2018 when the city adopted zoning changes entirely eliminating single-family zones. These zoning changes alongside the new city comprehensive plan went by without much fanfare after a nearly two-year process, despite the sweeping reforms for a city of about 33,000 residents.
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DesignDezeen

Estudio Galera builds "simple and imperfect" concrete holiday home in Argentina

Architecture office Estudio Galera has formed the Casa Jacaranda holiday home on the coast of Argentina by stacking and rotating concrete boxes that step out on every floor. Located in the beach town of Cariló, the monolithic concrete home was configured as several distinct volumes that are stacked and angled relative to one another, reflecting the interior use of the space. According to local firm Estudio Galera, this arrangement provides more flexibility, while adhering to the area's strict zoning regulations.
Santa Fe County, NMSanta Fe Reporter

Santa Fe County Adopts Cannabis Zoning

With a month left before New Mexico starts processing applications from cannabis producers, the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance Friday afternoon detailing zoning regulations for producers, retailers and consumers. Commissioners debated for about four hours, spurred by public input from local farmers. Serafina Lombardi, who...
Saugatuck, MIHolland Sentinel

Saugatuck approves 'floating home' zoning regulations

SAUGATUCK — A zoning requirement outlining requirements for “floating homes” in Saugatuck was approved by the city council Monday night. Two ordinances, one dealing with zoning provisions and one with regulatory language, were approved unanimously during a July 26 meeting, City Manager Ryan Heise told The Sentinel. The issue has...
Conneaut, OHAshtabula Star Beacon

Pondering Conneaut Harbor planning

CONNEAUT — A number of meetings have been held to bring stakeholders together from Conneaut’s harbor to discuss improvements and how to continue growth in the area. Kathy Zappitello, executive director of the Conneaut Public Library, said the library received a $3,000 grant to help facilitate difficult conversations in the area. The grant was issued through the America Library Association, she said.
Redwood City, CASan Mateo Daily Journal

Housing plans in Redwood City stir concerns

A 350-unit residential development proposed to be built on Redwood City mudflats, known as the Ferrari Pond, has been met with pushback from environmental groups who claim it would be detrimental to wetland habitats and existing structures vulnerable to sea level rise. “The Clean Water Act is telling us this...
Portland, INthewestendnews.com

Can Portland Be Saved? (Part 1)

Can Portland Be Saved? (Part 1) Are you living in a small city that’s located at the end of the line yet is included in top ten lists in lifestyle, news, and financial magazines? Watch out!. What may seem gratifying and a little exciting at first, could really be an...
Forest Park, ILForest Park Review

Crystal Car Wash expansion plan adds fuel to noise concerns

Crystal Car Wash, 901 S. Harlem Ave., plans to expand onto the nearby lot at 834 S. Harlem Ave. and that is raising concerns from some neighbors who say that the car wash is already making too much noise. According to Section 5-2-4C of the Forest Park municipal code, businesses...
Barnstable, MABarnstable Patriot

August in Bloom, taste treats, local art, public comment, Town Notes

New to Hyannis, Antoine Vero-Medina has opened a coffee shop next door to Bennett Gallery at Main and Ocean streets. Chez Antoine's Café, 357 Main St., formerly Lorena's Café and, before that, The Lunch Box, is now serving a mix of French and Belgian pastry, coffee and confections. Strategically located...
Sarasota, FLsiestasand.us

Are some property owners drawing too big a line in the sand?

In late March, Sarasota County commissioners talked of having received numerous complaints from the public regarding signage warning people off “private beach” areas. Commissioner Christian Ziegler — who represents the northern end of Siesta Key as part of District 2 — raised the topic and asked for his colleagues’ support for a county staff report that would explain “specifically what’s allowed and what is not allowed” on the beaches, along with options for addressing public complaints.
Summit County, COSummit Daily News

Letter to the editor: ‘Teachers’ Korner’ a perfect place for housing

In response to some of the recent discussion in the Summit Daily, I wanted to throw an idea out to the community. The Summit School District owns a large piece of land in Farmers Korner south of the Summit High School sports fields. While it might require some revisions of the parcel’s zoning regulations, infrastructure improvements and a pile of money, this would be a pretty awesome spot to potentially build 50-100 homes for Summit School District teachers and staff.
Washington Statetheurbanist.org

Walla Walla: A Washington City Without Single-Family-Only Zoning

Walla Walla flew under the radar in 2018 when the city adopted zoning changes entirely eliminating single-family zones. These zoning changes alongside the new city comprehensive plan went by without much fanfare after a nearly two-year process, despite the sweeping reforms for a city of about 33,000 residents. Nestled in...
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