Jul 02, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – July 2, 2021

Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the United States! Here are some things you can read, watch, and listen to over your long weekend. Have a safe and fun holiday! Grassroot Wins This past week, the House of Representatives passed the INVEST ...

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Jun 18, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – June 18, 2021

TOP STORY The Texas Supreme Court upheld two lower court rulings in favor of the City of Houston and its Historic Preservation Ordinance! Two residents in the Greater Heights neighborhood challenged the legality of the 26-year old ordinance on the basis that it constituted zoning, ...

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Jun 16, 2021

Preservation Summer Reading!

It’s summertime and you’re probably ready to skip out of work early Friday afternoon, tuck a good book into your bag, and head to the beach. And if you’re anything like us, you may want to take the time to do a little preservation-related reading. ...

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Jun 16, 2021

PresPoll Results: Preservation Books

This poll asked about preservation-related books in thirteen categories. PlaceEconomics colleagues suggested books within each category to constitute the survey, but for every question there was also an opportunity for survey respondents to suggest books they felt should be included in that category. Respondents were ...

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Jun 04, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – June 4, 2021

In case you missed it, check out Alyssa Frystak’s recent PlaceBlog about the relative property values and rents in three neighboring multi-family properties in her neighborhood.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its list of the 11 most endangered historic places of 2021. ...

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May 28, 2021

Missing Middle Housing: A Micro-Analysis from Andersonville, Chicago

May 28, 2021  |  Alyssa Frystak 1300 block of West Winnemac Avenue, Andersonville neighborhood, Chicago.  Last week, as I was walking around my Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago, I noticed the above scene. These three buildings–a 3-unit apartment building built in 1909, a 5-unit apartment building ...

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May 21, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – May 21, 2021

PRESERVATION, DEMOLITION, & SUSTAINABILITY As you read this week’s news roundup, check out Waste Dive’s news roundup that covers topics like collections and transfer, recycling, organics, zero waste, landfills, policy, and more. They recently featured our Director of Research and Data Analytics, Alyssa Frystak, speaking ...

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May 12, 2021

PresPoll Results: Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

Housing affordability is a crisis level problem. Historic districts are not the cause of the affordability crisis but are disproportionately being affected. Preservationists feel a responsibility to lead efforts to address the issue, but are lacking a wide range of effective tools. Even current tools, ...

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May 07, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – May 7, 2021

HOUSING & GENTRIFICATION This month, we conducted a PresPoll on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units.) As explained in the survey, we described ADUs as “independent housing units that occupy a lot that is otherwise zoned for a single-family home.” Among the key findings were: preservationists are ...

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May 03, 2021

ADUs in Historic Districts: Providing Affordability and Gentle Density

We were thrilled to see such strong support for the conversion or construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (or ADUs) across the board in results from our latest PresPoll and couldn’t agree more. Among all employment sectors, age groups, and owner/renter households, the highest ranked positive ...

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