Posts by Wahlquist

Springfield BDS Director Nick Heatherly Announces Retirement

The following news release was issued by the City of Springfield’s Public Information Office late Monday, November 9: BDS DIRECTOR HEATHERLY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT City of Springfield Building Development Services Director Nick Heatherly has announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 29, 2010. Heatherly has worked for the City for more than 23 years in the…

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‘Agriculture reserves’ nixed in land-use plan

November 8, 2009 Springfield News-Leader by: Wes Johnson A proposed land-use plan that riled Greene County property owners more than two years ago has now been approved with changes that, as one lawmaker put it, “accepts the fact that agricultural land is going to be gobbled up.” Gone are “agricultural reserve” areas intended to keep…

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News-Leader: ‘Increase in spending on home building spurs hopes’

On Tuesday, November 3, the Springfield News-Leader ran a front-page headline and story signalling the beginning signs of recovery in the home building industry. The 1A news article follows, or, to read the story directly from the News-Leader site, click here. ————————————– November 3, 2009 Martin Crutsinger News-Leader Washington — Construction spending in September posted…

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News-Leader Editorial: ‘Home building news cause for joy’

Following Tuesday’s page 1A news story on signs of life in the building industry, the Springfield News-Leader editorialized Wednesday on what great news that would be for the community and local economy. The editorial follows below, or can be read directly on the News-Leader site by clicking here. ——————————- Our Voice November 4, 2009 Experts…

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ADVOCACY: Extension/Expansion of Homebuyer Tax Credit

An Important Advocacy Update from NAHB Chairman Joe Robson I am writing to update you on the status of NAHB’s efforts to secure an extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyer tax credit (tax credit) and five-year carryback of Net Operating Losses (NOLs) established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This week…

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ADVOCACY: “Revive Housing, Restore America”

An Important Advocacy Message / Call to Action from NAHB Chairman Joe Robson: With members of Congress now taking a closer look at extending and possibly expanding the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, NAHB is seeking to build on this momentum by running two separate ads this week targeted at Capitol Hill and the…

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News-Leader: ‘It’s a good time to build’

On Monday, October 19, Springfield News-Leader reporter Cory de Vera had this report from the weekend HBA Home Remodeling Expo: ‘It’s a good time to build’ Remodeling expo attracts fewer, but more serious patrons this year. For Battlefield residents Judy and Jerry O’Dell, the Home Builders Association Home Remodeling Expo was the place to be…

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SMCO Seminar: What’s New in the 2009 “I” Codes?

The Southwest Missouri Code Officials chapter of the International Code Council is presenting an educational seminar on Thursday, October 22, entitled “What’s New in the 2009 ‘I’ Codes?” Chris Straw, the speaker, is a licensed Architect and has been Springfield’s Code Administrator for more than 5 years. He will be discussing the significant differences in…

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Sponsors & Shooters Make Sporting Clays Tournament a Success for CBBT

Many thanks to our sponsors and shooters for making this primary fundraising event of the HBA’s political action committee, the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow, a huge success. Eight teams shot in the morning and 13 in the afternoon flight. Kudos to Chairman Mike Benna and the Sporting Clay Tournament Event Committee! Morning Awards:…

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Survey Shows Credit Woes Threaten Housing Recovery

From Nation’s Building News Online, Week of September 28: Nearly two-thirds of single-family home builders are reporting a severe lack of credit for housing production, threatening the fragile housing recovery before it has time to take hold, according to a new builder survey of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) financing conducted by NAHB and released…

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Kelby Creek Gets Green Light and Cuts Red Ribbon!

Kelby Creek, a 735-acre master planned community located in Nixa, Missouri announced it has received final plat. Receipt of this legal document signifies that the development is now able to begin selling lots. In commemoration, the Nixa Chamber of Commerce conducted the Kelby Creek Ribbon Cutting on site Wednesday, October 7th. The developers also broke…

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