A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
Jul 16, 2015 Streetsblog California
Construction has begun on the world’s first residential high-rise to meet Passive House standards: a dorm tower on Cornell Tech’s much-anticipated Roosevelt Island campus in New York City.
Jul 16, 2015 The Planning Report
Every so often I read an argument that says something like this: "There's no way that rents can ever go down in expensive cities like New York and San Francisco, because rich foreigners are buying up everything, and as a result demand is essentially infinite. Blog Post
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Seattle returns to zoning as a tool to promote the construction of affordable housing.
Jul 14, 2015 CityLab
The San Francisco Chronicle published a large, magazine-style feature detailing the impacts of Airbnb on the city's housing market.
Jul 14, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
As parking reform takes to multi-family housing, the detached single family home has largely escaped discussion. Should it? Seattle (of course) is taking the lead. Also, is all of Minneapolis ready to eliminate parking minimums along transit lines?
Jul 14, 2015 Streetsblog Network
Tiny Houses on trailers are available and buyers are ready to live small, but most zoning regulations don’t allow recreational vehicles as a permanent residence. Can zoning catch up to the tiny living trend?
Jul 11, 2015 The Charlotte Observer
Fair housing has taken national stage in recent weeks—a Supreme Court ruling and a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule now define fair housing. The New Jersey Supreme Court has also had its say on the subject, and cities are catching up.
Jul 11, 2015 The Star-Ledger
A wealthy county in Virginia has a reputation for prohibiting the construction of new housing. Development interests, however, are fed up with anti-development arguments.
Jul 10, 2015 The Washington Post
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the details of the final rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which will give new strength to the goals set forth by the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Jul 10, 2015 The New York Times