The city of Casselberry in Seminole County seized a woman's shopping center along U.S. Highway 17-92 through eminent domain. But now, she says she wasn't fairly compensated and is asking for a jury to decide.
The federal Opportunity Zone program was designed to help drive investment to poorer communities, but a quick deadline for choosing locations and a wide berth for governors to pick favorites has critics calling for reforms.
Seminole County says banking giant JPMorgan Chase can chop down 66 large shade trees from a parking lot off International Parkway near Lake Mary to make room for more than a dozen solar panel canopies.
Nine months since its inception, Orange County’s Housing For All task force unveiled a 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of affordable homes and establish for the first time a local funding source for future affordable housing projects.
House-flipping in general is back across many parts of the U.S., with the economy recovered from the recession and housing crisis that began in 2008. The rate hit a nine-year high this summer, with 49,059 homes being flipped nationwide.
A long-vacant strip on Parramore Avenue between Carter and Conley Streets is on the verge of breathing new life and bringing new residents into the long-struggling neighborhood.In the coming days, hundreds of residents will begin moving into the first 120 mixed-income units of Parramore Oaks, which includes 96 affordable and work-force housing units. City officials cut the ribbon on the development Tuesday, which they hope will revitalize the land that once held segregation-era Parramore Village.
In many states, homeowners have access to detailed information about flood risk and flood history. But not in Florida. And with increasing threats from rising seas and king tides, that can be a costly lack of knowledge.
Seven years since repairs began, Orlando’s largest condominium complex appears to have righted the shoddy workmanship that for years plagued the condos, racking up $60 million in damage, hundreds of code violations and millions of dollars in fines from the city.