In some cities the idea of adding a high rise is always dead on arrival, even if the city desperately needs to add density. For those communities facing similar challenges, a post on Blooming Rock offers five ways to think outside the high-rise box.
Feb 8, 2015 Blooming Rock
Prospect Newtown, in Longmont, CO, has seamlessly integrated affordable housing by creating a host of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The ADUs are perfectly blended within the town overall—and actually help contribute to the development’s success.
Dec 6, 2014 Build a Better Burb
Washington D.C.'s long deliberated and closely watched zoning code update is moving forward, and supporters of progressive land use regulations have reason to be encouraged.
Oct 14, 2014 Greater Greater Washington
Since Portland began subsidizing accessory dwelling units (ADU) by waiving development fees, construction of ADUs have increased to a pace of more than 100 a year. A new study finds additional benefits in the low impact of ADUs on neighborhoods.
Jul 17, 2014 Bike Portland
None of the original team that began working on Washington D.C.'s zoning code update are still working on the project. Much has changed in the six years that have expired.
Jun 28, 2014 Greater Greater Washington
The new American household is much like the old multigenerational household that existed before World War II, recent population trends show. And builders are responding by offering "bonus" and "flex" rooms, while circumventing outdated zoning.
Nov 30, 2012 The New York Times
As shifting demographics and the Great Recession increase the functional demands on the typical suburban single-family home, outdated zoning laws are preventing the economical use of underused space, writes S. Mitra Kalita.
Jul 24, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Accessory dwelling units, or in-law apartments, are gaining approval in greater numbers of communities.
Nov 10, 2011 The New York Times
Don't call them granny flats or inlaw units! These are separate units that can only be built on lots of 4,000 sq. ft. minimum. Only 50 have been built or permitted since the trial began in 2006. The goal is to bring affordabllity to SFH neighborhoods
May 28, 2010 USA Today