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News: Denver HSR Options, Austin Parking Regs, Boca Raton Rail Expansion, Major Dallas TOD, Brownfield Opportunities

Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues.  It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.

Denver: HSR Options for I-70 Corridor on Display

Denver Post

Anyone interested in getting a glimpse of the ideas being floated for high-speed rail between Jefferson County and the Eagle County Airport can do so Thursday...

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Austin: City May Drop Parking Reqs Downtown

Austin American Statesman

Austin might soon ditch a three-decade-old policy of requiring downtown buildings and tenant businesses to have a minimum number of parking spaces tied either to square footage or the number of condos and apartments in a building...

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Miami: Boca Raton Could Get Second Tri-Rail Station

Sun Sentinel

Train riders looking for another Tri-Rail stop in Boca Raton could soon get their wish: A second station could be a few years away in an area of the city ripe for redevelopment...

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National: Remembering Jane Holtz Kay

The Nation

Jane Jacobs's name often comes up in discussions of the viability of modern urban life. Understandably so, since her Death and Life of Great American Cities probably has had more influence on urban planning debates than any other single work...

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Salt Lake: County Ponders Joining Large TOD Project

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake County officials need a little more time before deciding whether to join Draper in helping finance plans for a major development around the city's FrontRunner train station. But they don't have much time...

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Los Angeles: Council OKs USC Redevelopment

Sacramento Bee

The Los Angeles City Council has granted unanimous approval to a proposed $1.1 billion overhaul of an aging shopping center that sits adjacent to the University of Southern California campus...

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Dallas: State Farm Will Anchor Major New TOD

Dallas Morning News

Officials with State Farm Insurance confirm that the Illinois-based firm will be an anchor office tenant in developer KDC's planned $1.5 billion development in Richardson...

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National: Big Start Up Ideas in Small Cities

New York Times

Rick DeVos could not wait to leave Grand Rapids, Mich. After high school, he made a beeline to Pepperdine University near Los Angeles and spent a year studying in London, but eventually returned home to finish his degree at Calvin College...

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National: Health Centers Find Brownfield Opportunities

New York Times

The community health center rising on a derelict corner here in West Philadelphia never would have broken ground if not for the asbestos inside the building that was demolished to make way for it. ..

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Boston: IKEA Parcel Could Make Way for TOD

Somerville News

It was announced on Tuesday that Federal Realty has signed a purchase and sale agreement for the 12 acres of land being sold by IKEA in the Assembly Square district of Somerville...

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