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  • 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.

  • YS home appraisals remain steady

    Property values in Yellow Springs stayed steady despite a more than five percent county-wide drop over the last two years, according to a recent Greene County appraisal.

  • Council to consider senior housing plan

    Over the summer Home, Inc. came to the Village with a plan to develop a senior apartment building on the Barr property, with the help of development partner, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, based in Columbus.

  • Barr project forum scheduled

    At their Aug. 15 meeting, members of Village Council agreed to hold a public hearing on the Planned Unit Development, or PUD, request from Home, Inc. to build senior apartments on the Barr property downtown at Council’s Sept. 19 meeting.

  • MacQueen to leave Home, Inc.

    Emily Seibel, left, takes over as the executive director of Home, Inc. next month when Marianne MacQueen, the affordable housing group’s founding board member and first director, steps down after more than 10 years at the helm. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Almost four decades separates Home, Inc. founding board member and first director Marianne MacQueen from her successor, Emily Seibel.

  • Census rental data is surprising

    Tales of a tight rental market abound in Yellow Springs, in contrast to the latest U.S. Census data reporting 52 unoccupied rentals and a 7.9 percent rental vacancy rate in the village.

  • Investing in YS, making beauty

    On a modern rehab on North Walnut Street, Erik and Deirdre Owen of BauWow construction company gave an old 19th-century house new life, with the help of Bob Bingenheimer and Deb Slater Pictured are, from left, Bingenheimer and Erik Owen. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Call it the Miracle on Walnut Street. A dingy, dilapidated house — the eyesore of the neighborhood — is transformed into a stately, sleek modern home with a neighbor’s investment and a local couple’s vision.

  • McKee group hosts housing talk

    About 50 villagers attended last Sunday’s forum on affordable housing, sponsored by the James A. McKee Association and featuring a presentation by local land trust organization Home, Inc. Shown above are, from left in front, Nancy Noonan, Kent Bristol, Al Schlueter and Dave Turner; in back, Brian Upchurch and McKee group president Rick Kristensen. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Many questions were raised at a public meeting last Sunday sponsored by the James A. McKee Association, when representatives from Home, Inc. shared plans for an affordable housing project slated for Village-owned land on Cemetery Street.

  • Council moves ahead with housing

    Villagers offered a robust show of community support for Village Council’s proposed affordable housing project at Council’s meeting Monday, March 21, when Council unanimously approved moving ahead with the first of three steps for the housing project.

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