housing development


Definition of housing development 

: a group of individual dwellings or apartment houses typically of similar design that are usually built and sold or leased by one management

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Under the hot summer sun, construction workers are building a new housing development in Elk Grove. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "'I did it by myself': Despite the heat, interns enjoy learning the construction trade," 29 June 2018 The measure will renew and expand funding for a variety of housing programs, including money to redevelop public housing and tax credits that boost new low-income housing development and historic preservation. BostonGlobe.com, "Baker signs bill authorizing $1.8b in program funding," 1 June 2018 Student and community leaders voted this week to create a second neighborhood council for Westwood, the neighborhood around UCLA, promising to support revitalized nightlife and housing development and to be more inclusive to students and renters. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Westwood students, community leaders vote to create new neighborhood council after heated debate," 26 May 2018 The co-op was founded in 2003 to do affordable housing developments and other community projects in Riverwest and Harambee. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Artists hope Milwaukee's Grand Theater can be revived as performance venue," 18 May 2018 That city’s Diamond Project, with former Nike exec Craig Cheek the tip of the javelin, has made offers on two parcels of land that would hold a new baseball stadium and huge housing development. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Possible expansion of baseball is bloating, unappetizing entrée," 12 May 2018 In her community, The 606 Trail sped up housing development and soaring property taxes along the route. Jacqueline Serrato, chicagotribune.com, "Housing is a top issue for the first Guatemalan-American in the Illinois legislature," 10 May 2018 The current location, 131 Akakeet St.. is across the street from a subsidized housing development and about 1,000 feet from an elementary school. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Bethel battles Alaska Commercial over liquor license amid tense debate on local alcohol sales," 2 Apr. 2018 Except that the housing development's neighbor is an asphalt plant. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors," 11 July 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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: a group of houses that are built near each other and sold or rented by one owner

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