City Apartments – Deland Country Inn Wed, 06 Jul 2022 02:31:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 City Apartments – Deland Country Inn 32 32 Tires and mattresses litter New Orleans’ East End, city processes more than 1,500 illegal dump requests Wed, 06 Jul 2022 02:31:00 +0000

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Residents of an East New Orleans community have said they’ve been plagued by an illegal dumping ground right in the middle of their neighborhood, and now they’re calling on the city to step in and bring Changes.

Around Wendy Lane and Cindy Place, debris spills onto the streets: tires, mattresses, sofas, laundry baskets. A stone’s throw away are busy townhouses and apartment complexes.

Neighbors tell FOX 8 that illegal dumping on Lake Forest Boulevard has been a problem for years, but when a dump is in the middle of a neighborhood, it erodes their quality of life.

“You will find that this is a non-traditional dump site because there are still people living in this community, children still riding school buses in this community, so you would think it would be discouraged may the landfill be here, may the abandoned buildings be here,” said East New Orleans resident Aeisha Kelly.

Kelly and Mary Smith, a resident who lives in a nearby compound, reached out to the city for answers. Smith submitted a 311 request in May, reporting an illegal dumping in the area.


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“The misuse of property, whether it’s private property or whether we’re on public land. We have to do something about it,” Smith said. “I know people come here and they abuse our land with what they do here, but you can’t tell me there’s nothing we can do to stop that.”

A city spokesperson said the Department of Sanitation currently has 1,519 requests for illegal dumping pending through 311 across the city. In an email response to Kelly, the department said it only recently completed its 2021 backlog and noted that “remediation will only remove debris on the public right-of-way,” referring Kelly to the code enforcement via a property 311 maintenance request.

Long-abandoned apartment buildings lie across the street, with the many apartment buildings now razed becoming dumps.

“How do you think that makes people who live here feel like they live right next door?” asked FOX 8 reporter David Jones.

“How would you feel if you lived in New Orleans most of your life, even if you came back after Katrina, but that’s what you have to come back to?” replied Smith, who walks the neighborhood daily as part of a movement called Prayer Walkers, encouraging other residents to walk in their communities and pray.

“There are apartment complexes here, and there are children,” Smith added. “It’s what they have to see every day when they leave for school or come home.”

The spokesperson went on to add that the Department of Sanitation “began working on the next tranche of citywide landfill applications, 624 applications submitted between January and March 2022.” They added that the administration is optimistic that American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars will be allocated in the near future, allowing the department to contract with outside vendors to help with dumping claims.

Councilman Oliver Thomas, who represents New Orleans East, said the city needs to better enforce the laws already in place.

“We need to let people know: you can’t do whatever you want in this town, man. You can’t disrespect us like that,” Thomas said. “If I let you get away with the little things, what do I do when you get to the big stuff? And there’s a feeling in this city that people can do what they want, when they want, how they want, with whom they want. We have to send a message that you can’t.

Thomas said he would like to see Code Enforcement step up and start bringing some of the landlords who neglect their properties to justice.

“If they want to be as aggressive as they are and disrespect us, we have to be damn as aggressive as possible behind the charter and behind the law for them to pay the price,” Thomas added.

Regarding the abandoned apartment buildings at 6800 and 6801 Cindy Place, the spokesperson confirms that judgments were entered and paid against the owners in 2018, but since August 2021 the vacant buildings have changed ownership.

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F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton is selling his New York apartment for $69.1m Sun, 03 Jul 2022 23:19:18 +0000

It has been a fortnight of dizzying highs and devastating lows for British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

The seven-time F1 world champion was denied his eighth title last weekend in such a controversial way that you would forgive the Briton for being left in an indefinite state of bitterness.

But, being the true gentleman and sportsman that he is, he seems to have already shrugged off the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend, smiling for the cameras and Prince Charles himself when he was knighted on Wednesday.

Prior to the now infamous vicissitude, however, Sir Lewis was marking another purple sector of life, selling his New York penthouse for a barely believable $69.1 million.

Lewis Hamilton has sold his New York penthouse for $69.1 million. Photo:
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The ceilings in the main living room are over six meters high. Photo:

Hamilton bought the stunning Tribeca triplex bachelor pad in 2017 for a sizeable $61.3 million, meaning the Mercedes Formula 1 driver pocketed $7.8 million in just four short years.

It’s unclear if the net profit is cause for so much celebration, as Hamilton reportedly earned at least $77 million this year on salary alone, not including his many money-making endorsements.

Still, the sale of the Tribeca triplex set a record as the most expensive residential property sold in midtown Manhattan in 2021, and judging by the extent of the property, it’s not hard to see why. .

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The building was constructed in the late 1800s. Photo:

“Penthouse H”, as it is called, is essentially three separate premises joined together to create a 1115 square meter leviathan in the sky.

The absolute opulence offered by this penthouse is staggering, with things like a bespoke Christopher Peacock kitchen, 6.1 meter high ceilings, a private elevator, a library and a magnificent plunge pool.

The six-bedroom, six-bathroom penthouse also boasts a huge rooftop terrace with a spa and stunning views of the downtown Manhattan skyline.

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The expansive rooftop terrace has a spa and offers views of the Manhattan skyline. Photo:

According Forbesthe property’s new owner is unknown, with records showing Penthouse H was purchased by a Seattle, Washington-based front company.

It’s also unclear what the runner’s motivation was to sell the impressive residence.

But, given that Hamilton has a property portfolio rivaling Leonardo DiCaprio and that he spends most of his time in Monaco, we suspect he won’t lament the loss of the penthouse as much as the loss of his eighth world title.

No decision yet on unused flats in Limerick City Sat, 02 Jul 2022 10:02:29 +0000

The decision whether or not to demolish an unfinished building which is attracting anti-social behavior in a Limerick town has been further delayed, after councilors failed to agree terms.

The motion asking whether council would demolish the Wolfe Tone Street flats in Kilmallock was again tabled at the June Cappamore-Kilmallock Borough meeting.

Trevor McKechnie, the council’s senior executive engineer, said the local authority could not ignore a report that the site was “in an unfit condition” and “should be demolished”.

“Since construction about 15 years ago, the building may have fallen into a state of abandonment and disrepair,” he read in the report of a structural engineer from a professional firm.

“It is so much so that the structure of the building cannot be maintained or renewed,” he added.

Cllr Eddie Ryan, NP, called the report visual only and an outsider’s opinion, stressing the situation could be a win-win for Limerick City and County Council.

“You don’t have the cost of demolition and you have the sale value of the site and the structure,” he said of the unfinished building, which is 70% complete.

He added that the apartments could have been inhabited regardless of the flood and the structure if the developer had followed the planning rules and not installed an additional apartment at the same time.

“We have to face the facts which are here now. In 2022, this site is located in a flood zone,” replied McKechnie.

Cllr Eddie Ryan told those present that the council should not be involved in the demolition of the structure, saying it should be offered for sale on the open market.

Cllr Martin Ryan, FF, raised the issue of what the people of Kilmallock want, saying it hasn’t been mentioned and is in fact the most important part of the argument.

In response, Cllr Michael Donegan, FF, said he still stands by his request submitted 15 months ago to have the unfinished complex demolished.

He explained how at the time he met community groups including town traders, Kilmallock Tourism and Kilmallock Partnership, who he said were ‘pleading for the site to be overturned’.

Cllr Donegan said: “We are here 15 months later, beating the same drum. I don’t know where the failure comes from.

Cllr PJ Carey, SF, who is in favor of keeping the flats, pointed out that since then it has come to light that there is an interested developer looking to fix the flats.

“The developer approached me and PJ to buy this space. It would be very foolish of us to vote on a whim today to demolish this building,” said Cllr Eddie Ryan.

After 55 minutes of deliberation, it was decided that the motion would be resolved at the next Municipal District meeting later this month.

The closed Royal George Theater could become an 8-storey apartment building Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:20:00 +0000

LINCOLN PARK — The Royal George Theater building could be converted into apartments, but some neighbors are concerned about the height of the proposed structure.

Draper & Kramer developers want to bring an eight-story building with 133 units to the former site of the theater, 1649 N. Halsted St. Royal George closed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The developers presented their plans for the building at a community meeting on Wednesday hosted by Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).

“I want to stress that no decision has been made,” Hopkins said. “It’s part of an open process where we try to balance community interests and concerns with the need for our city to move forward, grow and promote economic development.”

If the plans are approved, Draper & Kramer will go ahead with construction of the 90-foot building with the goal of completion by spring 2024, said Gordon Ziegenhagen, the company’s senior vice president.

The building would include 12 studios, 25 “traditional” one-bedroom apartments, 68 loft-style one-bedroom apartments, 26 two-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom apartments, Ziegenhagen said.

Since the site is 463 feet from the North/Clybourn CTA station, the building is considered a transit-oriented development, said Jeff Goulette, design director for SGW Architecture & Design, which is working on the project. As such, the building plans provide for 35 off-street parking spaces.

The building would also have 4,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, which is set back so businesses can have “generous opportunity for sidewalk cafe treatment,” Goulette said.

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The rear of the building has been designed to be more attractive to the neighbors who line it.

Kim Schilf, president and CEO of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the proposal, saying it would bring more density to the commercial corridor along Halsted Street.

“The addition of the 133 new apartments … will provide much needed density to the corridor,” Schilf said. “It’s really important that we increase foot traffic and create a bigger pool of residents to spend money locally.”

The proposed restaurant on the ground floor with an outdoor dining area would “liven up the street” and add more eyes to the area, improving safety, Schilf said.

“From a business perspective and from a chamber perspective, we really believe this project will be of positive benefit to the community and will really help to maintain Halsted Street as a thriving commercial district,” said Schilf.

But some neighbors said the proposal was too big and would take over Halsted Street.

Anne Moore, chair of the Lincoln Central Association’s zoning committee, said the group had reviewed the proposal twice and was “very concerned about the height and density of this building”.

“It’s a small-scale neighborhood,” Moore said. “This building is too big.

Hopkins said his office will be in touch with neighbors as the proposal review process continues.

Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.

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]]> Governor Hochul Announces Opening of $3.4 Million Supportive Housing Development in Albany Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:38:14 +0000

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Street Estates, two permanent supportive housing developments in downtown Albany funded primarily through the Development Assistance Program. housing and state homelessness. Developed by CARES of NY Inc., the $3.4 million project has built a total of 15 supportive housing units that will serve youth, young parents, and people with serious mental illness or HIV/AIDS, who have already experienced homelessness.

“We have made unprecedented investments to increase the availability of supportive housing across the state and this development, combining affordable housing with readily available supportive services, will help transform lives,” Governor Hochul said. “Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Street Estates, like so many others supported by the Housing and Homelessness Program, will help young parents and homeless people enjoy a safe, stable and supportive environment. where they can live and thrive.

“Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Street Estates will provide more vulnerable New Yorkers with a place to call home,” he added. said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. “These new supportive apartments will help many young people with serious mental illness or HIV/AIDS by providing a caring and supportive alternative to homelessness where they can not only live, but also receive the services they need. .”

Sponsored by NY’s CARES, the project built six townhouses consisting of 15 supportive housing units in downtown Albany. CARES of NY will provide support services for all units, which are located close to bus routes, the local supermarket and health care services.

The project leverages $3.3 million in capital funding from the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, which is administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Additionally, support services will be funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative through the OTDA.

The Housing and Homelessness Program is an important part of Governor Hochul’s comprehensive plan to make housing more affordable, equitable and stable throughout New York. In the recently enacted State Budget, the Governor successfully secured a new five-year, $25 billion comprehensive housing plan that will increase housing supply by creating or preserving 100,000 affordable homes in New York City, including 10,000 with support services for vulnerable populations, plus the electrification of 50,000 additional homes.

The budget maintains $128 million in capital funding for the Housing and Homelessness Program to build new supportive housing or repair existing emergency shelters. With the latest awards, the program has allocated approximately $102.5 million to 865 permanent supportive housing units, 14 transitional housing units and 67 emergency housing units.

The Office of Temporary Commissioner and Persons with Disabilities, Daniel W. Tietz, said: “Too often, New Yorkers experiencing homelessness also face health and social issues that compound their housing instability. Through targeted on-site support, we help these individuals and families achieve a lasting stability in their lives. Projects like this one in Albany highlight Governor Hochul’s continued commitment to ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to safe and stable homes.”

State Senator Neil Breslin said: “I am pleased to see this project come to fruition. These wonderful new townhouses, called Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Street Estates, will be supportive housing that will provide young people, young parents and people with with serious mental illness or HIV/AIDS, a place of their own.”

Assemblyman John T. McDonald III said: “New York State Budget Housing and Homelessness Program funding creates affordable housing and is a lifeline for many people in need of supportive housing. is a program that I have consistently supported in this and previous budgets and I thank the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and CARES of NY Inc. for the construction of the Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Estates Street, which will be an important housing resource in our community.”

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy said: “It’s no secret that New York and many other states across the country are facing a homelessness crisis that has only been made worse by the pandemic and economic shutdown. If we are to stem the tide, we need innovative solutions that tackle the root causes of homelessness.This means we need more affordable housing with a focus on holistic services, including mental health support. I want to thank Governor Hochul, the State’s OTDA, and NY’s CARES for this smart investment in supportive housing in downtown Albany that can stop those struggling to make ends meet while passing between the cracks and falling into poverty.”

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said: “Second Street Family Apartments and Elm Street Estates are helping to meet a critical need by creating housing opportunities coupled with support services for formerly homeless people who are struggling with mental illness or HIV/AIDS. I commend CARES and Executive Director Nancy Harrington for spearheading this project and the creation of these 15 new affordable and supportive housing units, and thanks Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Office of Disability and Temporary Services for provided the funding needed to make these vital housing opportunities a reality.”

CARES of NY Executive Director Nancy Harrington said: “CARES is very grateful to the state for providing the funding to build these 15 new homes for formerly homeless families and individuals in the city of Albany. The state recognizes that building more affordable rental housing is the key to ending homelessness in our communities. »

The Homeless Housing Assistance Program provides grants and capital loans to non-profit corporations, charities and religious organizations and municipalities to acquire, build or rehabilitate housing for people who cannot find a home. adequate housing without special assistance. Grants are awarded through a competitive process by the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation, a public benefit corporation staffed by the Office of Temporary Assistance and Persons with Disabilities.

Russians hit apartments in Kyiv, as Ukraine pleads with G7 and pledges to retake cities Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:25:29 +0000

Ukrainian forces have vowed to regroup and fight from ‘higher ground’ after the military acknowledged the fall to Russian forces of the key eastern town of Syevyerodonetsk following a long and brutal battle.

Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, told Reuters late on June 25 that the country’s forces would continue their defense of the east from besieged Lysychansk after the loss of Syevyerodonetsk, located just across Siverskiy Donets river.

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“The activities taking place in the Syevyerodonetsk region are a tactical regrouping of our troops. This is a withdrawal to advantageous positions to gain a tactical advantage,” Budanov said.

“Russia is using the tactic…it used in Mariupol: to wipe the city off the face of the Earth. Given the conditions, it is no longer possible to maintain the defense in the ruins and open fields. Ukrainian forces are therefore moving to higher ground to continue defense operations,” he said.

In a late-night address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed his forces would recapture all cities that had been lost to Russia, including Syevyerodonetsk.

The capture of Syevyerodonetsk, although today mostly a city of rubble, represents the biggest gain for Russian troops since taking the southern port of Mariupol, a city also left largely in ruins after a bloody battle. and extended.

The mayor of Syevyerodonetsk said earlier in the day that the city was fully under Russian control and that all exit routes into Ukrainian-held territory were blocked, leaving escape possible only through Russian-occupied areas.

“The city is now under total Russian occupation,” Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk told state television.

“They are trying to establish their own order. As far as I know, they have appointed some kind of commander,” he said, adding that it was “impossible” to leave the city to go to Ukrainian territory. , pinning down some 10,000 civilians.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that “as a result of successful offensive operations” Russian forces had established full control over Syevyerodonetsk and nearby towns and villages.

Russia continued to target areas across Ukraine with artillery and missile strikes, striking military installations in the west and north and continuing to shell key battlefield towns in the eastern region of the country. Donbass.

Russia’s revised military focus on eastern Ukraine has brought Moscow closer to its goal of capturing the Donbass, made up of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.

Parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014, when Russia also invaded and annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

The attention there was prompted by Moscow’s failure to take the capital, Kyiv, in the first phase of the war after its invasion in February.

Continued shelling of targets far from the front lines has led to accusations that Russia is trying to strike fear among civilians and drag neighboring Belarus into the conflict.

“48 cruise missiles. Night. Across Ukraine,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak wrote on Twitter on June 25. “Russia is always trying to intimidate Ukraine, to panic and scare people.”

In the west, officials in Lviv said Russian forces launched six missiles from the Black Sea and four hit a military installation near the Polish border.

Ukraine’s Northern Military Command wrote on Facebook on June 25 that 20 rockets that hit the town of Desna in Chernihiv were fired from the air and from Belarusian territory, prompting Ukrainian intelligence to accuse Russia of trying to drag Minsk into the war.

“Today’s strike is directly linked to the Kremlin’s efforts to drag Belarus into the war in Ukraine as a co-belligerent,” the intelligence service said on Telegram.

Belarus has lent its support to Russia’s war effort in Ukraine, but officially remains a non-belligerent country.

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During a meeting in Saint Petersburg with Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin would supply the Belarusian ally with Iskander-M missile systems, a mobile guided missile system with a range up to 500 kilometers.

Putin also said Moscow would help Minsk modernize its air force given what Lukashenka called the “aggressive”, “confrontational” and “repulsive” policies of neighboring Lithuania and Poland.

Hirske, a key district about 35 kilometers south of Lysychansk, was “fully occupied” by Russian forces on June 24, while officials reported the same day that Russian troops had taken control of Mykolaivka, located near of a highway to Lysychansk.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on June 25 that Ukrainian troops had repelled attacks near Bakhmut, which is in the Donetsk region along a major supply route to Lysychansk.

Kyiv has received billions of dollars in aid from its Western partners since the unprovoked invasion of Moscow. On June 23, the United States announced an additional $450 million in military aid for Kyiv, including four more HIMARS long-range multiple rocket launchers, tens of thousands of artillery rounds and patrol boats.

Ukrainian leaders expressed gratitude for the contributions — and on June 25 the military said US HIMARS were already being used effectively — but they say much more is needed.

The fierce fighting has stretched the personnel and equipment resources of both sides to the limit, with Kyiv repeatedly pleading with the West for more heavy weapons and Russia facing growing difficulties in bringing trained personnel to the front line.

Ukraine’s spy chief Budanov said, “The country’s strategy is very simple. Stabilize the situation. Receive the required amount of equipment and prepare the required amount of forces and means to launch the counter-offensive to return all of our territory.”

Budanov said Russia has committed 330,000 troops and noncombatant personnel to its operations in Ukraine, a third of its total armed forces.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a staunch supporter of Ukraine in its war against Russia, said he fears Kyiv will come under pressure to agree to a “bad peace” deal with Moscow, a move that would lead to a long-term global “catastrophe”. ”

“Too many countries are saying this is an unnecessary European war…and so the pressure will increase to encourage – coerce, perhaps – the Ukrainians into a bad peace,” Johnson said. to journalists during a visit to the Rwandan capital. , Kigali, to attend a Commonwealth summit.

It would be “a disaster” and would be “a trigger for further escalation by Putin whenever he wanted to,” Johnson said.

With reporting from Reuters, AFP, BBC and CNN
Teams from 7 different cities in Oakland County and townships are helping to fight the fire in apartments in Auburn Hills Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:40:42 +0000

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Firefighters from seven different cities and townships around Oakland County helped fight a fire that destroyed several apartments in Auburn Hills.

Auburn Hills firefighters were called at 3:40 p.m. Thursday June 23 to the Countryside Townhouses in the 3100 block of Brookshear Circle, they said.

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When crews arrived, they found flames on the first and second floors, and the fire had been burning through the roof of a unit at the end of the building, authorities said.

“When crews arrived on the scene they found a fairly heavy fire load that had pierced the roof and into the attic so it raised a second alarm and we called for first aid,” said said Auburn Hills Fire Chief Adam Massingill. .

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Officials said they received reports of people trapped inside, so the first team cleared the building. No one was found inside and everyone got out safe and sound, authorities said.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or residents.

The fire quickly spread throughout the attic, authorities said.

Crews from Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Township, Orion Township, Waterford Township, Rochester and Troy assisted the Auburn Hills Fire Department in extinguishing the blaze.

Authorities said all six units involved in the fire were completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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HCMC encourages the construction of apartment buildings and social housing | Ho Chi Minh City Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000
Many residential construction projects are underway along Thu Duc City subway station

It is estimated that from 2021-2025, the population of HCMC will be 10.25 million and needs 367,000 houses in an area of ​​50 million square meters, reaching the ratio of 23.5 m2 per person in 2025. Over the next 5 years, when the population reaches 11.29 million, the city will need to use an additional 57.5 million square meters for residential purposes to increase the ratio to 26.5 million2 per person.

In the first period from 2021 to 2025, the city plans to develop 40.7 million square meters of single-storey houses under the single-family house construction project and 9.3 million square meters of apartment buildings. to apartments. 5 years later, it will be time to build more one-storey houses on 44.7 million square meters and apartments on 12.8 million square meters.

The construction department of HCMC said that these residential projects over the next 10 years will require a large capital of VND 1.52 quadrillion ($65.4 billion), which is expected to be raised from businesses, credit organizations , accumulated household capital and other sources. The development of public housing will take the capital from the mobilization of the contribution of enterprises, preferential credits and 10% of the city budget.

The total area needed to develop housing over the next 10 years will be 5,239 ha, including 4,788 ha of commercial residences and 451 ha of social housing.

To fulfill these missions, HCMC promotes the growth of apartment buildings and land use around subway stations, increases the proportion of rental housing to meet the demands of low-income residents, and offers a variety of payment methods like rental, rental-purchase, purchase, with priority for companies that build rental housing and housing below market prices.

In the city center, HCMC is accelerating the development of apartment buildings, along with corresponding infrastructure upgrades to avoid overcrowding. The districts of 7, 12, Binh Tan and Thu Duc City will focus on project-based housing development, while the suburbs will focus on infrastructure growth for below-market housing projects to serve immigrants. from the city.

HCMC Construction Department Director Tran Hoang Quan confirmed that HCMC has land resources for 70,000 public houses; however, only 13 such construction projects are entering the clearing phase. When all 33-34 projects have completed this stage, the land for social housing will be over. Municipal authorities pay great attention to the growth of this type of housing and create favorable conditions for private companies to carry out their social housing projects. Anyone in difficulty can ask the State to help them choose investors.

President Phan Van Mai said there must be both short and long term directions for housing development in HCMC, with careful analysis of market demands, social security policies, as well as consistency with the development of urban space, land use planning and infrastructure. .

During urban planning and industrial park planning, the city should allocate land resources to residential areas. Commercial residences and industrial park projects must essentially include spaces intended for public housing. Transparency in the choice of investors through auctions for urban development projects is also desirable.

He added that to solve the problems related to capital, the city should encourage the participation of all economic sectors in residential projects, use all possible sources of capital from banks, legal mobilization. The city can adopt preferential tax policies such as tax exemption or VAT reduction for companies that build social housing. More importantly, the real estate market should avoid evil intentions, while the city should reform administrative procedures to save money for investors.

The general manager of Phuc Khang Corp said that to fulfill such huge housing and infrastructure development missions in the next 10 years, there must be close cooperation between the government and companies to ensure the legal aspect. and speed of these projects.

Urbanism and planning expert Dr Nguyen Minh Hoa suggested that HCMC needs more appropriate mechanisms, roadmaps via better housing policies, favorable conditions for the private sector to join the game, appropriate policies allowing households to borrow money for the repair or construction of housing. HCMC’s target of 100,000 public housing units for the poor requires credit support, as the alarming state of HCMC’s large property companies shift their focus to housing in other provinces, which may lead to a lack of resources.

By Do Tra Giang – Translated by Yen Nhi

348-bed apartments on Queen’s Road hit peak Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:27:47 +0000

A flagship 10 floorsethere residential development in Nottinghamcelebrated a construction milestone this week — with steel structures on Queen’s Road reaching their climax.

The 348 Queen’s Road Apartments Scheme, which is located next to Nottingham station, has been highlighted by blockwork, a merger partnership between Network Rail and blocal group who to secureed building permit in 2019.

In 2020, Grainger plcthe UK’s largest provider of private rental accommodation, has agreed to acquire the plan through a forward contract and add it to his portfolio of UK rent developments, his first in Nottingham. Construction activity began in early 2021, directed by GRAHAM.

Reaching up to 10 stories in height, the developmentknown as Barnum, will transform the facade of Queen’s Road next to the train station.

Designed by Nottingham-based Franklin Ellis Architectsthe Build to rent scheme will provide a range of high quality houses and amenities for residents.

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The Grainger Internal Management Team will set new standards in great customer service at residents Who’s gonna do it benefityou of aaccess to a common lounge for residents, gym, private dining room and roof terrace. At street level there will be space for small businesses and a cafe,which will be accessible to the public.

A mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will expand the offering choice of houses for tenants in the city and attract a wide range of people looking live close to Nottingham city center attractions.

JNew public spaces being created will feature attractive paving and tree planting, with widened sidewalks, improving the Vista along one of Nottingham’s most important roads.

To mark the the last important stage of the program, a Topping Out ceremony was held on site on June 17th. Representatives of Block Group, Railway Network, Grainger, GRAHAM, Franklin Ellis Architects and Sime walker gathered to celebrate the occasion or they were joined by Ayoola customer of Nottingham City Council.

Robin Dobson, Group Real Estate Director, Rail Network said: “As a strategically important site in the UK, we are proud to be partneringwith Grainger to deliver much-needed high-quality homes to this brownfield site. “This is a partnership focused on the government’s strategy to accelerate the deployment of housing to stimulate local economic growth.

It’s a project that demonstrates the central role that our railway can play in unlocking growth sites. We deliver it through a public-private partnership, an approach we will seek to replicate in other cities and towns across the country. It will bring lasting benefits to the local community and region.

HElen Gordon, Ch.ief Executive, Grainger plc said:

“We are delighted to have reached this milestone for our Barnum scheme – the first of its kind in Nottingham and our first Build to Rent scheme in Nottingham, one of our main focus cities. We are really looking forward to seeing the development come to life over the next few months – bringing high quality homes and a commitment to excellent customer service to tenants in Nottingham”

Richard Thomas, director at Bloc, said:

Working with our partners to advance The Queen’s Roaddevelopment has been particularly exciting because it will provide a quality of accommodation and facilities not currently available in Nottingham. The facilities host on offer for residents Wiwe will see a permanent residential community established in the area, with the development managed over the long term to maintain the quality of construction and building management. The Barnum Diet is a landmark development in Nottingham and is sure to play an important role in developing the city’s southern gateway into a vibrant neighborhood and high destination for city life.

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Ayoola customer at Nottingham City Council, commented:

“It’s great to see the development of Queen’s Road take such an important step. The project is an excellent example of how we can achieve the objectives set out in the adopted local plan. The mix of apartment sizes within the development will help better meet the needs of our diverse population while encouraging our aspiring talents to stay in the city”

Ronan Hughes, Regional Manager at GRAHAM, added:

Queen’s Road is a great project we are working on, conditioner this privileged site in the heart from Nottingham. This is pleasant to reach such a big milestone and start seeing the pattern really takes shape. We are convinced that this will have an extremely positive impact on the town and we can’t wait to finishing work and delivering a program we can all be proud of.”

The program should be completed by beginning of summer 2023.

Man charged with fatally stabbing St. Paul’s apartment – Twin Cities Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:08:17 +0000

A 46-year-old man with a violent criminal past was charged Friday with fatally stabbing a man in St. Paul’s North End on Monday, the same day the victim was released from jail.

Dwight David Ford of St. Paul is facing a second degree murder charge in Ramsey County District Court for the murder of 41-year-old Christopher Shawndale Pryor of Minneapolis at an apartment building in the 100 block of Winnipeg Ave.

Ford, who is in the Ramsey County Jail, is due in court for the first time on Monday.

When officers arrived at the apartment at around 5:30 p.m., they found Pryor on his back, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. Doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.

Pryor’s sister, identified in the criminal complaint as ADT, was at the scene and told officers her brother had just been released from jail that day, according to the criminal complaint. She said he called her and asked her to pick him up from the apartment, but when she arrived he was not there.

She told officers she called him several times from Born’s Bar and when he picked up she heard him arguing with a man over money and a woman screaming in the background.

Pryor’s sister said she ran to the scene and was told by a woman leaving the building that two men had fought and one had been stabbed.

Homicide investigators have spoken to a witness, who is listed on the apartment lease. He said Pryor and another man, later identified as Ford, and two women had been there for about three to four hours and were smoking crack cocaine, according to the criminal complaint.


At one point an argument broke out over money between Pryor, a woman, and Ford. The witness said he then left the apartment when the argument started. Shortly after, the two women fled.

One of the women told the witness that Pryor and Ford were physically fighting in the apartment. The witness told investigators that Ford had left the apartment and, when asked about Pryor, he “calmly told him he was upstairs,” the complaint read.

When the witness went upstairs to the apartment, he discovered that Pryor had been stabbed.

The witness told investigators he saw Ford with a six-inch black folding knife shortly before the stabbing.

Police found Ford’s cellphone at the scene of the assault and surveillance video shows him talking on a cellphone outside the building about five hours prior.

On Thursday, officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 800 block of Rice Street for a disturbance. The 911 caller told dispatchers that Ford, who was her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, was at her apartment door. She told dispatchers he was wanted for murder and had been stabbed on Winnipeg Avenue.

Officers located Ford south of Sycamore and Rice streets and arrested him without incident.


In an interview with investigators, Ford confessed to stabbing Pryor and confirmed that CP was his girlfriend and worked as a prostitute, according to the complaint. Ford said he and his girlfriend smoked crack cocaine all day at the Winnipeg Avenue apartment and set up a “thing” with Pryor, where CP agreed to perform sex acts on him for money. money and crack.

After the “trick”, according to Ford, Pryor told them he was missing $120 and he accused CP of stealing the money. Ford said an argument broke out and his girlfriend “started to look scared,” the complaint read. Ford said he grabbed a knife in the kitchen and he and Pryor had a physical altercation in the bathroom. He said he stabbed Pryor two to three times, according to the complaint.

Ford is currently listed as a predatory non-compliant offender with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. His criminal history includes convictions for Kidnapping, Terrorist Threats, First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with Injury/Force, Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Second Degree Robbery, and Escape.

According to court records, Pryor had 10 felony convictions dating back to 2008, all for drugs, theft or burglary. He was sentenced to 29 months in prison after a 2020 burglary conviction in Dakota County and released Monday and on supervised probation.