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December 12, 2011

After 77 years, Parker Lumber is closing in Maitland, Fla., to make way for a commuter rail station, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

The Florida's Department of Transportation wants almost two acres of the property for an entryway and a 125-space parking lot at a proposed station just north of City Hall. A department spokesman said the deal with Parker Lumber won't be final until late December, but the price tag is about $1.5 million.

April 7, 2011

Lobbying by local builders and lumberyard owners resulted in a one-year moratorium on school-impact fees in Lake County, Fla., according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

Lake County commissioners voted unanimously this week to suspend the collection of the fees -- estimated at $9,324 per single-family house -- until April 1, 2012. The local school board had asked for a six-month moratorium.

January 14, 2011

Three men who attempted to steal power tool batteries and other merchandise from a Florida Home Depot were arrested after two of them -- dressed as women -- used pepper spray on security personnel, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

August 12, 2007

The housing slump and difficult year-over-year comparisons in the Gulf Coast and some areas of...