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City-Owned Land

April 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Atlanta Department of City Planning has identified 877 acres of land on 490 parcels for potential affordable housing development.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 12, 2020, 6am PST
West Tampa, among the Hillsborough River, is already gaining development momentum, and new plans to develop a city-owned property on the river could add fuel to the fire.
Tampa Bay Times
December 19, 2019, 2pm PST
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a rule that residential buildings on city property will have to be 100 percent affordable.
Curbed Los Angeles
November 30, 2019, 9am PST
A court ruling means a state law intended to spur affordable housing development by providing incentives for the sale of surplus public land will apply equally in every city in California.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2019, 11am PST
Controversy surrounds a development deal in the city of SeaTac, after the city made a $15.5 million development deal that could displace a local business community powered by immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
The Seattle Times
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
The Toronto Star
October 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beginning this week, the city of Boston will ask developers how they plan to include women and minorities as workers and investors when putting city-owned real estate out for bid.
The Boston Globe
October 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
New municipal and state laws have made it possible for Seattle to sell excess land to affordable housing developers at below-market rates, or even to give it away.
Crosscut
April 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Two underutilized buildings have been proposed as a catalyst for inclusive development in the Edney Innovation District.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
March 8, 2018, 9am PST
Not really a song, but close: $1.
Next City
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
Chicago Cityscape