Apartments

Four-story gray apartment building in suburban area

Rent Costs Rising Faster in Suburbs Than Urban Cores

In a majority of U.S. metro areas, suburban rent hikes are outpacing urban rent increases.

September 7, 2023 - The Wall Street Journal

Fort Worth Stockyards sign at night

Business Group Fights Apartments in Fort Worth Stockyards

The city’s zoning commission voted to require city council approval for new apartments east of Packers Street and Niles City Boulevard after a local business group coplained about added traffic.

November 11, 2022 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A conceptual rendering showing the potential development capacity of zoning changes included in the Broadway Plan for Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver’s Controversial Broadway Plan Approved With Amendments

A plan to add new significant amounts of housing, shifting development south into a “second downtown” around the future SkyTrain Millennium Line Broadway Extension, has been approved in Vancouver.

July 6, 2022 - Daily Hive

British Columbia

Vancouver Set To Finalize Broadway Rezoning Plan

A plan to increase density along the city's 'Second Downtown' promises to bring badly needed housing to the corridor as the Broadway subway line nears completion.

March 15, 2022 - Vancouver Sun

 The Young Apartments — 1621 South Grand Avenue, at the southern end of Downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. Tenants Hit With Sudden Rent Hikes Under 'Discounted Rent' Loophole

A legal loophole has allowed some Los Angeles landlords to sharply raise rents on apartments that would otherwise fall under the city's rent stabilization ordinance and pandemic-related rent freeze.

February 18, 2022 - LAist

Los Angeles High Rise Construction

Downtown Neighborhoods Lead In New Apartment Construction

Neighborhoods in urban cores are seeing the highest rates of new apartment construction in the last five years, signaling a continued interest in downtown living despite fears of an 'urban exodus' brought on by the pandemic.

November 10, 2021 - RentCafé

Houston, Texas

Houston Council Will Consider Stricter Apartment Inspection Process

The proposal would reform the inspection process to improve coordination between departments and institute a fine for landlords who don't make requested repairs.

October 19, 2021 - Houston Public Media

Apartment for Rent

U.S. Rents Spiking As More Renters Enter the Market

All of the nation's largest metro areas are experiencing sharp growth in costs and demand for rental housing, posing even more challenges for low-income renters.

October 11, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Glendale, California

How the Iconic Dingbat Took Over Los Angeles

The low-slung, car-oriented apartment buildings represent a mid-century solution to a housing shortage and offer valuable lessons for new development.

September 28, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Texas Apartment Construction

New Developments Lower Rents in Surrounding Neighborhoods, Study Says

A study that made the rounds as a working paper at the beginning of 2019 has now been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

May 11, 2021 - The Review of Economics and Statistics

Vancouver

Vancouver Considers Easing Rezoning for Social Housing

The proposal would let non-profits build housing developments of up to six stories without a public rezoning process in mid-rise neighborhoods.

April 29, 2021 - The Province

Wood Construction

Proposed Mass Timber High-Rise In Seattle Adds Six Stories

A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.

May 21, 2020 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

Goose Island Chicago

Residential Development Proposed for Chicago’s Goose Island

A plan for the riverfront property would bring thousands of housing units to the historically industrial area.

February 17, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Jersey City

Jersey City Building More Apartment Than Manhattan

And other perhaps surprising data from the multi-family housing development industry.

September 10, 2019 - Jersey Digs

Supreme Court

A Euclid Dissent

In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.

September 9, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

Effort to Rid Apartments of Lead Poisoning Risk Pushes Forward in Philadelphia

It’s been a tough slog for a bill designed to force landlords to remove lead from all buildings before they can charge tenants for rent.

August 1, 2019 - PlanPhilly

Warringah Freeway

Wave of New Apartment Building in Sydney Means Relief for Renters

Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.

July 18, 2019 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fair Park, Dallas

No Region Approves and Builds Apartments Like Dallas-Forth Worth

Apartments are abundant in the development pipeline of the Dallas-Forth Worth region—not just in the urban core, but in suburbs like Frisco, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.

May 19, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

Baltimore Demolition

Putting in Condos Without Kicking Out Renters in Vancouver

Transit oriented development doesn’t have to mean evictions and demolitions for existing renters, but often it does.

March 5, 2019 - The Tyee

Freeways

Glendale, California Passes 'Right-to-Lease' Ordinance

To combat displacement, Glendale authorized a new ordinance requiring that landlords offer year-long leases to existing tenants and capping rent hikes.

February 28, 2019 - Next City

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