California Planning & Development Report

When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
2 days ago   California Planning & Development Report
Comprehensive planning is customary in a great many American cities these days, but it wasn't long ago that the concept was foreign to most planners. Attorney and scholar Charles M. Haar was one of the figures who revolutionized the field.
Mar 5, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Continuing their excellent coverage of the twists and turns in the California redevelopment saga, <em>CP&DR</em> have run two articles this week providing updates on efforts to navigate a path forward for redevelopment.
Feb 24, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
The proposed "Park 101" freeway cap in Downtown Los Angeles could change the face of the city. But it faces huge obstacles.
Feb 20, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
A year after Gov. Jerry Brown announced his intent to kill redevelopment and repatriate billions of dollars in tax monies that go to local agencies, the day of reckoning has finally come. Over 400 agencies officially shut down on Feb. 1.
Feb 2, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown announced reforms to the state's Environmental Quality Act that will ease approval for infill development and special projects. Josh Stephens provides the details.
Jan 30, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
In an effort to seek an 11th hour reprieve from the scheduled elimination of the state's redevelopment agencies, two consortiums of cities have filed lawsuits in Sacramento Superior Court, reports Josh Stephens.
Jan 27, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
The Supreme Court decision to approve the elimination of California's redevelopment agencies late last year set February 1st as the date of dissolution. A new bill in the state senate would slow down the clock.
Jan 17, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Jerry Brown has proposed a huge governmental streamlining to make the state more efficient. But in the process he is proposing separating transportation and housing -- now housed in one agency -- and putting them in separate agencies.
Jan 10, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Cities and redevelopment agencies are pushing for legislation that give them a stay of execution. Meanwhile, cities are evaluating which projects will be impacted.
Jan 9, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
In last week's court ruling, the California Supreme Court didn't just kill redevelopment. The court also upheld a drawn-out process of other agencies picking the meat off redevelopment's bones.
Jan 5, 2012   California Planning & Development Report