Housing Section

  • High foreclosure rate prompts workshop

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    Though Yellow Springs has weathered the housing crisis well with only a small dip in home sale prices, foreclosure rates are relatively high here and may be on the uptick. A workshop hopes to address the problem.

  • Workshop to talk mortgages, housing

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    A free workshop hosted by YS Home, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield will be held from 6–7:30 p.m. at the library on Tuesday, April 15.

  • New apartments approved for downtown

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    In recent years the King’s House in Kings Yard has been home to many retail establishments, including a bookstore, an art gallery and now gift and clothing shops Asanda and Iona. So it is a welcome addition to some that the building’s second story will soon host two new apartments in the downtown area.

  • Yellow Springs Home Inc open house

    The newest home by Yellow Springs Home, Inc., 355 W. Davis St.

    On Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m., Yellow Springs Home, Inc. will host an open house celebrating the completion of it’s newest home at 355 West Davis St.

  • Zoning update on final round

    The new Yellow Springs zoning code could allow more flexibility in how Yellow Springers live and work. Council passed the first reading of the updated code at its Sept. 3 meeting, and will vote on the second and final reading Sept. 16.

  • Village’s second passive house opens for one-day tour

    Andrew and Anisa Kline in front of their home on West Davis Street.

    Greene Generation Building will open its second passive house in the village on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Ohio Brass & Electric to play Home, Inc. benefit

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    Ohio Brass & Electric, a new local 11-piece horn band will play at the Home, Inc. benefit “Springs Soiree” on Friday, May 3.

  • Opinions mixed over zoning update

    While the phrase “zoning code” is not known to inspire enthusiasm, it lies at the heart of how land is used in the village, a topic that sparks strong opinions.

    “As became very clear to me on my first five years on Council, land–use decisions bring out the passion in Yellow Springers!” Council member Lori Askeland wrote in a recent email. “And that passion is because people care deeply about this place.”

  • Living well in a tiny house

    If you close your eyes before entering Alex Melamed and Allison Paul’s new Walnut Street home, then open your eyes once inside, you might not realize you’re in a tiny home. The high-ceilinged, light-filled living room feels spacious, with a kitchen on one end and a bed, out of sight, in the loft above.

  • Planning Commission— How small is too small for a home in town?

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    How small is too small for a house in Yellow Springs? That question was one of several considered by the Village Planning Commission at a special Jan. 23 meeting as they reviewed the proposed revision of the Village zoning code.

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