Ariel Rosenstock

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Preserving buildings near JFK’s assassination could cost $138M

In Dallas on Monday April 25, the city held a public county commissioners meeting to discuss a uniquely local issue: preserving the buildings surrounding Dealey Plaza, where the 35th President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. “As soon as those shots rang out, everything around…
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Las Vegas plans for major light rail

We’re always excited about new rail plans, especially in car-dependent cities. A little under two weeks ago, the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission approved a long-term regional transit plan. In Las Vegas, there are two separate plans for light rail that, if funded and built, would be a first…
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Two planned Scottsdale, AZ developments could add 1,000 residences

The city of Scottsdale, Arizona (about 12 miles northeast of Phoenix) is known for its majestic sunsets, almost perpetual sun, a deluge of spas, and of course Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, may soon be getting two new mixed-use developments, including 1,000 residences. One plan by Dallas-based developers JLB Partners…
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New pier will move ahead in St. Petersburg

The sea level in Key West, Florida rose 5.5 inches between 1963 and 2012. Some predict an average global sea level rise between 6 to 16 inches by 2050. And just last week, farther north, the city council in St. Petersburg, Florida approved a new pier design that can…