Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of April 1, 2013

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The State significantly restricts local tax breaks for retail projects… and a whole heck of a lot more in this week’s Roundup!

Local:

SUNY Albany buys former Kodak building in Greece (Rochester)

Developers asked to think really big in the Bronx

Binghamton to auction 40 properties

Carousel Mall, Syracuse settle legal snags

Yankee Stadium Parking Operator in Hot Water

Onondaga County legislators give thumbs up — way up — to Township 5 project

(See citizen comments on Township 5 project here)

Opinion: Development on Buffalo’s outer harbor marks yet another change for the better

Wilton residents concerned over magnitude of proposed Route 9 development (Saratoga)

Syracuse economic development group getting $1 million state grant

Rochester developer to take over major Manlius Village project (Syracuse)

McGuire Development plans business ‘incubator’ in Lockport

Massive chunk of Brooklyn Navy Yard redo ready to launch

Investment Needed to Energize Polonia (Buffalo)

Groundbreaking for Carriage Factory Apartments (Rochester)

$19M Patterson Bridge replacement starts in April (Corning)

Hudson Square Rezoning: Land Use Committee Approves Plan (NYC)

Balancing land use for LI’s remaining acreage

 

State:

Official previews city’s post-Sandy plans

State Significantly Restricts Using Tax Breaks For Retail Projects

National/International:

Obama Calls for Infrastructure Spending — for the Fifth Time in Five Years

Obama pitches public works spending to create jobs – New York News

Mexico City’s New Smog-Eating Building

Australian Town ferociously fighting McDonald’s

Embracing Placemaking’s Freak Factor

An Easier Way To Fight Sprawl

New Thinking Needed for Prioritizing Transportation Projects

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