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  • OB Community Land USe Plan 080114
    OB will develop growing neighborhoods
    The friendly and pleasant OB community will develop into a more popular costal village. One that is still small scale.Projects that will widen streets and make library, fire, and lifeguard buildings bigger, to fit the growing community, are lined...
  • Kettner suites tower 120613
    Crowded window lots fill airy downtown
    Enjoying the feeling of the home breeze in Little Italy downtown stays a habit that lasts only a long as the pretty and quiet front windows. The bricks torn down on Kettner Boulevard. The boulevard's many tall storied high rises bring the...
  • Executive Director, Katie McDonough
    Villages are a popular and growing aging-in-place housing option
    One of the most popular, aging-in-place, housing options for seniors today are Villages. The concept began at Beacon Hill Village in Boston in 2001. This membership organization was created by a group of Beacon Hill residents of long standing as...
  • San Diego Village Housing
    Village housing set to last another 8 years
    City housing authorities can plan to take the next step in building a City of Villages in San Diego. The villages strategy that connects housing to transit allover the city is the framework for the future of home building marked out in the 2013...
  • Alpine vilalge home on Tavern Road 121412
    Alpine trees and village homes stand side by side
    Village housing developers built on Tavern Road, near a middle school and an elementary school, changed the historic look in the Alpine town, but the pines and cypress trees that blanket the hills and mountains with green were not cut down.But...
  • Casa Mira View construction 113012
    All in one village housing at Casa Mira View
    In a Mira Mesa developers are on the move taking up empty land, nice housing is not common enough to give everyone in a population expected to grow decades into the future a c to settle in a community. A big housing need will soon get filled by...
  • Tuscan food
    Hidden Gems of Tuscany
    I am pleased to present guest post by Giulia of CharmingItalyBeyond Florence, Siena, and Pisa are hidden Tuscan gems that capture your heart and spark your imagination. The Tuscan image in my mind is a luxurious dark green valley with a fortified...
  • Fallbrook Rural Property
    County Board refusing to change the plan to keep rural space
    Near Fallbrook, about 7 miles to the east, two owners of large properties wait on the county board's decision to add development areas to the updated General Plan the board approved last August. The land uses that do not fit the county's...
  • Gingerbread creations show case the chefs talents through the holidays.
    Chef Doug Knopp's gingerbread villages at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson
    Gingerbread lovers will be delighted in the gingerbread villages that Executive Chef Doug Knopp of Chateau on the Lake will create for the holiday season.To create the half-dozen or so villages the chef uses more than 600 pounds of royal icing,...
  • San Diego County Areas in 2011 General Plan
    Supervisors pass plan for county growth
    Out to the ends of the county, the San Diegans in cities and towns with growing populations will be living in communities with less land to live on. On Wednesday, the county supervisors approved a general plan designed to make businesses and jobs...
  • Visit the village of Jamesville for a walk
    Visit the village of Jamesville for a walk
    Throughout the Central New York region you can find any number of small towns and villages that offer a charming place to walk and visit. One of those towns is Jamesville, just south-east of the city of Syracuse and easily accessible from Route...
  • Walking in the town of Inlet
    Walking in the town of Inlet
    Formed in 1901, this picturesque town in the southwestern Adirondacks still retains much of its historic charm. Inlet is located just over 10 miles northeast of Old Forge on the shores of Fourth Lake. There is a municipal parking lot in the center...
  • Walking the village of Fayetteville
    Walking the village of Fayetteville
    There are any number of villages around the Syracuse area that make appealing walking destinations. If you live in these villages then you are lucky enough to have an interesting walk right out your door. Even if you do not live in Fayetteville,...