Black residents built Halyard Park. Now they fear being taxed out their homes as downtown development moves northward.

Lennie Mosley, president of the Halyard Park Neighborhood Association, first moved to the area with her husband in 1980.



Marjorie Johnson standing posing for the camera: Lennie Mosley stands outside her home, right, on North 5th Street in the Halyard Park neighborhood in Milwaukee. Mosley, who has lived in Halyard Park since 1980 and is president of the Halyard Park Neighborhood Association, thinks development is good, but she is worried about its effect on property taxes.


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Lennie Mosley stands outside her home, right, on North 5th Street in the Halyard Park neighborhood in Milwaukee. Mosley, who has lived in Halyard Park since 1980 and is president of the Halyard Park Neighborhood Association, thinks development is good, but she is worried about its effect on property taxes.

Back then, she said, few people wanted to live there. Now, the neighborhood’s location within walking distance of Fiserv Forum and related projects has put its housing in high demand and led to a sharp rise in property taxes.

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In recent decades, the adjacent Brewers Hill neighborhood experienced gentrification, with longtime residents pushed out as property values skyrocketed due to demand from wealthier buyers who moved in, resulting in higher

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Egg Harbor convenience store sold for new condo and retail development

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EGG HARBOR – The way is clear for a new condominium/retail mixed-use development downtown, after the sale of a longstanding business and its 97-year-old stone building was recently finalized.

Mueller’s Mini Mart convenience store is now closed, and its building will be retained and upgraded following its sale to The Residences of Egg Harbor, LLC, a consortium of four brokers and developers with Creative Business Services/CBS-Global in Green Bay.

Developers Tom Martin, Michael Schwantes and Bob Wolter of Green Bay-based Creative Business Services/CBS-Global completed their purchase of Mueller’s Mini Mart convenience store in Egg Harbor, with plans to redevelop the property into condominiums and retail space under the name The Residences of Egg Harbor. Shown from left in front of the store are Bob Mueller, Jr., Schwantes, Mary Mueller, Wolter and Martin. (Photo: Courtesy Creative Building Services)

The original proposal for The Residences, announced in January, called for a

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Featured Property: Residential Development Opportunity in Portland’s West End

Malone Commercial Brokers is pleased to offer for sale the church of the Second Parish of Portland. This 8,920± SF building presents an exciting opportunity for residential development in the storied and desirable West End. From green parks and gourmet groceries to Old Port shopping and dining, so much from here can be reached on foot or bike.

The Second Parish was built in 1960 and it contains unique, mid-century modern elements that provide strong character for a new life. The 2,534 SF sanctuary’s vaulted ceiling is held up by exposed beams that span floor to ceiling. Stained-glass windows are made of Mondrian-like color blocks

Per the 1/3 acre lot size, zoning allows the development of up to five residential units in the current structure. Any changes to structure and use are subject to City approval.

 28 Neal St. in Portland is offered for sale at $1,259,000, by Andrew Ingalls,

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The Hamlet, a Jarvis Homes development, part of Chilmington, Kent’s new Garden City near Ashford

If you’re looking for a unique place to settle down in, how does being one of the first to live in Kent’s new Garden City sound?

The Hamlet, a leafy oasis of 99 luxury homes near Ashford, is part of Chilmington, the county’s new Garden City.

The Hamlet by Jarvis Homes will be at Chilmington near Ashford
The Hamlet by Jarvis Homes will be at Chilmington near Ashford

Once complete, it will be a unique place to live, with hundreds of acres of country park and new sports facilities, cricket pitches and pavilions, as well as its own high street with shops, restaurants and supermarkets, plus four new primary schools and a secondary school.

There will also be an array of footpaths, running tracks, cycle ways and bridleways connecting all the different areas so people living there will feel part of a community.

A Jarvis Homes development, the Hamlet at Chilmington combines traditionally built homes within large plots, together with contemporary

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Michael Stern Pays $24M for Brickell Development site

Michael Stern and a rendering of the project (Getty, JDS Development/SHoP Archictects)

Michael Stern and a rendering of the project (Getty, JDS Development/SHoP Archictects)

UPDATED, Nov. 25, 9:45 p.m.: Developer Michael Stern closed on an assemblage of properties in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood where he plans to build a 62-story tower, The Real Deal has learned. 

Stern, who leads New York-based JDS Development Group, paid $9 million for property at 191 Southwest 12th Street. The seller is a company tied to John Polit. Stern also bought adjacent land from Choice Hotels for $14.5 million. 

Stern will demolish the existing building on the property and build a new fire station, plus a 1,400-unit mixed-use project that will encompass 1,000 rental apartments, 200 micro-units, a 200-key hotel, 250,000 square feet of office space and a new $8 million fire station. 

Adrian Sanchez, of Waterfront Investment Real Estate, represented both the seller and the buyer in the $9 million deal. The property last sold for $4.2

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L.L.Bean puts ‘hold’ on plans for large Freeport mixed-use development

L.L.Bean Inc. won’t, at least for now, sell land that was to be the site of a mixed-use development that would include 529 residential units, to be built over the next decade.

Growing controversy over the proposal by KV Enterprises to build the development on land it would buy from Bean prompted the company to put a “hold” on the project until “a clear and comprehensive plan” for the best use of the land can be agreed to by the town and its residents, Stephen Smith, Bean president and CEO, said Sunday.

A rezoning request for the proposal, which includes a mix of single-family homes, duplexes and apartments, as well as commercial lots, first went before the planning board in October. But the plan drew fire at a Nov. 4 public hearing, when residents protested outside and sent letters saying the project was too big.

Portland-based KV Enterprises, owned by

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Venterra Development Division Adds 48 Apartment Homes To Stafford Property

HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2020 /CNW/ — The Venterra Development Division is currently overseeing the construction of two buildings, adding 48 apartment homes to Silverbrooke, a property in Stafford, TX. 

In January, Venterra Realty broke ground on this expansion project, using the four-acre space between Silverbrooke and its sister property, Shadowbrooke, to start construction of two new structures. As there was no land acquisition required, Venterra is able to provide attractive returns for investors with lower risk. The newly constructed buildings are matched to the existing structures to maintain a consistent aesthetic within the community. The onsite management team is currently pre-leasing the apartments, which are scheduled for completion in January 2021.  For prospective renters anxious to see the interiors, virtually staged 3D tours can be found on the property’s website at https://venterraliving.com/apartments/silverbrooke/. 

Venterra Development adds 48 apartments to Stafford property

Silverbrooke is a Class A, garden-style property that

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Fairview development proposes over 180 homes neighboring Bowie Park

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Site plan for The Neighborhood at Bowie Park development proposed for Fairview. (Photo: Ragan Smith / City of Fairview)

A proposed Fairview residential development neighboring the city’s largest park with plans that include more than 180 homes on nearly 125 acres passed a first vote this month. 

The Neighborhood at Bowie Park development was approved by the Fairview Planning Commission at its Nov. 10 meeting. 

The zoning and preliminary plan will be heard and voted on in two meetings of the city’s board of commissioners.  

Fairview City Manager Scott Collins said if the commission approves the site plan and subdivision plat, the development then goes back to the planning commission for approval, possibly in January.

The site, owned by Charles Groves, is located north of the over 700-acre park, which includes forest, lakes and trails. 

Dan Allen, of Davis Drive investments that’s developing The Neighborhood at Bowie Park, told

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HUD funds relocation assistance for local Housing and Development Authorities

RICHMOND – Low-income residents in Hopewell and Petersburg are set to benefit from a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.



logo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $1.6 million to agencies in Petersburg and Hopewell.


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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $1.6 million to agencies in Petersburg and Hopewell.

Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority have been awarded these funds to help households with relocation or replacement housing when their public housing units become slated for a HUD-approved plan for demolition, disposition or mandatory conversion.

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“Virginian’s are facing a great deal of uncertainty during this unprecedented time and should not have added concern if they are displaced due to the need for construction on their home,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator for HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “These funds will bring peace of mind to individuals in impacted housing units and allow them to focus on things that

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West Fargo’s historic stockyards to be shuttered, sold for possible development

But Wednesday’s sale at Central Livestock West Fargo would not be like the thousands before it. The auction will be one of the last at West Fargo’s iconic stockyards as the property is listed for sale and employees were notified of a developer’s interest to raze the entire grounds and build something new.

The sale would end decades of history, as West Fargo has hosted cattle sales every Wednesday, along with sheep sales once or twice a month and horse sales twice a year during spring and fall, all of which have drawn buyers and sellers from across the region since 1935.

Klein has been an auctioneer for 16 years and manager at Central Livestock for three years. In a public Facebook post on Nov. 12, Klein announced the closing.

“… All will come to an end later this month. The property is being sold and torn down by new

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