By Natalie Hanson | [email protected] | Chico Enterprise-Record PUBLISHED: July 15, 2019 at 9:44 am | UPDATED: July 15, 2019 at 9:44 am Workers smooth out concrete for new home foundations Thursday in Orland. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record) A row of houses under construction is seen Thursday in Orland. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAn empty lot that could potentially house 23 single-family homes is seen Thursday in Orland. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record) Show Caption of Expand CHICO — Much has been written about the California housing crisis, but the fight to stay in the state isn’t just faced by those in major cities in Los Angeles County or the Bay Area. As more and more residents have moved inland to escape costs, the problem of availability has followed them. A once-invisible crisis is now facing rural communities like those in Butte County, thanks to rising housing prices and stagnating wages in an area … [Read more...] about Rural California now battles housing affordability issues, too
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By Stefanie Marotta Staff Reporter Claire Floody Staff Reporter Mon., April 15, 2019 It’s described as “a modern coach house” on the listing that asks would-be homeowners to pay $1.9 million to live in a home nestled behind a row of houses in the Junction. In a city tight on both space and privacy, there’s growing interest in coach house-style homes — free-standing houses behind another person’s property, says Roger Travassos, a real estate agent representing the house on Clendenan Ave. He said while it isn’t a “common” occurrence for these types of units to be sold as separate properties in Toronto, he is noticing it more often. “It’s definitely something that people are talking about more,” he said. Amid a housing crisis, Toronto has already warmed to backyard living with council last summer passing regulations to allow laneway suites, often converted garages backing … [Read more...] about Would you pay $2 million to live at the end of someone else’s backyard?
A row has broken out over a Hartlepool development’s use of controversial wildlife control netting. Acland Homes Ltd and Leebell Developments Ltd have applied for planning permission to build up to eight homes on a site at Worset Lane, close to Throston Golf Club. While permission is awaited, a hedge at the site has been encased in green netting to deny access to birds and other wildlife.The use of netting has been the subject of controversy nationally, with campaigners claiming animals can get trapped inside.But Stephen Litherland, managing director of Hertfordshire-based Acland Homes defended use of the material and said the main risk to wildlife came from protestors slashing the netting and letting wildlife get inside.Several people have protested at the move on social media and Chris Pattison, a former Environment Agency environment protection officer, contacted the Mail to highlight the use of the netting. This type of netting favours development over the protection of … [Read more...] about Row breaks out over use of wildlife netting around hedges in Hartlepool ahead of housing development
Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 30, 2018 At the corner of Michigan Avenue and Casper Street on Detroit's west side, Cas Bar has been known for decades as a total dive — if you knew it at all. A tattered blue sign was the only real clue to its existence, alongside the beer ads wrapped around the brick storefront. Inside, bikers, working girls, old-timers with no other social life, hipsters and the three-toothed man who had lived down the street for 30 years lined the counter for Corona or Bud Light. Bartender Beverly Jo "Mama Jo" Sassin, 70, served in style: a “Golden Girls” pixie haircut, rotating floral tops and gold hoop earrings. You accepted her homemade cookies and advice, but if she told you to get out, you got out. "Drug dealers were scared of her," said one former patron. Her daughter, Amanda Mosed, stood by as a treasured deputy. Former wild-teen-turned mom, she was now 38 and a registered nurse … [Read more...] about How Detroit’s Cas Bar became center of retail fraud ring
The demolition of the old Slagtergårdene houses in fashionable Vesterbro, once a tough working-class district, is emblematic of how the area’s gentrification has ridden roughshod over its history, writes columnist Melanie Haynes. When I first moved to Copenhagen back in 2008, Vesterbro was a very different place to the one we see now. On our first afternoon living in Frederiksberg we set off on a hunt for lightbulbs and we ended up outside an old row of fascinating buildings on Enghavevej close to Tove Ditlevsen’s Mindehave, a century-old restaurant. Fast forward to 2018 and this historic row of buildings is a pile of rubble waiting to be replaced by a development of luxury apartments, townhouses and cafes called Toves Gård. The irony of an affluent new development replacing a historic working class one and naming it after the famous writer, Tove Ditlevsen, whose work concentrated on her experiences growing up in working class Vesterbro, is not lost on its … [Read more...] about Opinion: Demolition of historic houses embodies worst of Copenhagen gentrification