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  • 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.

  • Barr property gets second offer

    A second purchase option for the Barr property arose over the summer after funding for its development with senior apartments fell through.

  • GMHA gardens on chopping block

    Daniel Pearson planted a low-maintenance cover crop of violets in the backyard of his Lawson Place residence. The violets don’t need to be mowed, keep the ground from getting waterlogged and provide a tasty treat to Pearson, he said. Pearson worries herbicides will be used to kill the vegetation, which is out of compliance with the property owners, Greene Metropolitian Housing Authority. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Patricia High is dejected because she has until July 1 to transplant most of her beautiful garden at her Lawson Place unit, or the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority will remove the plantings.

  • Senior housing off, for now

    An effort to build affordable senior housing on the Barr property downtown was thwarted last month when the project was denied its request for 2012 federal tax credits. However, project organizers consider the set-back only a delay, as they plan to re-apply in 2013.

  • Morgan grant for housing

    The senior apartment development proposed for the Barr property received a boost last week when the Morgan Family Foundation committed $250,000 to help finance some of the units.

  • Home, Inc. senior housing project gets major boost

    Site plan of the proposed Home, Inc. senior housing project.

    The Morgan Family Foundation has given a major gift to Home, Inc. to support the construction of senior apartments on the Barr Property.

  • Home, Inc. waiver approved by Village Council

    At their Nov. 7 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a request from Home, Inc. to waive tap-in fees for the proposed Home, Inc./Buckeye Community Hope Foundation affordable senior housing project.

  • Home, Inc. Davis Street project breaks ground

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    Home, Inc. broke ground yesterday on one of two new lots it’s developing at the end of West Davis Street.

  • Living tiny, in line with values

    Ellen Dawson-Witt prepared tea in front of her 192-square foot off-the-grid cabin, in which she lived for one-and-a-half years. Dawson-Witt leads a seven-week course on “Choices for Sustainable Living” starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Ellen Dawson-Witt wanted to live a more sustainable life, she didn’t take half-measures. She moved to a farm, went off the grid, and downsized to a house the size of a shed.

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