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2014-06-17 12:32:55

596 Acres and SmartSign.com Revisit Past Plans, Discover Present Impact NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanreviewer.org is New York City's first detailed, annotated digital map of master plans from the Urban Renewal era. The tool details plans for top-down neighborhood redevelopment throughout the five boroughs, starting in 1949 and continuing through present day. From neighborhoods demolished under eminent domain to open spaces that were never developed, the map provides...

2008-09-28 00:00:17

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents of an East Hills housing project who have been fighting for two years to keep the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from holding a foreclosure sale. Eight shareholder-residents of Third East Hills Park filed a lawsuit in 2006, claiming that HUD's plan to evict residents of the federally assisted housing development violated federal law, including the Fair Housing Act and Uniform Relocation Act. HUD planned to...

2008-09-11 21:00:13

Hull Council plans to build more than 1,900 eco homes and refurbish more than 2,600 Victorian and Edwardian domestic properties in the Newington and St Andrew's wards over the next 15 years, one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the city.The work, which would be delivered by housing market renewal company Gateway, wouold see 1,800 properties demolished and is subject to planning and cabinet approval at the authority.The value of work already being carried out by Gateway in Hull since...

2005-11-03 19:16:48

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to restrict the seizure of private property for private development by denying local governments federal economic development funds for two years if they take such a step. The "Private Property Protection Act of 2005" would bar the federal government, states and localities from using their power of eminent domain to seize property for private economic development projects such...


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