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Development Incentives

4 days ago
The Home SF plan was supposed to usher in a wave of new housing development on transit corridors in San Francisco. Now, 2.5 years later, that promise might finally be ready to become reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.
The Planning Report
June 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The lengths to which the city of Cincinnati should go to attract development investments was up for debate this week.
CityBeat
May 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington's House Bill 1923 is one of a number of bills under consideration this year on the West Coast that attempts to leverage the power of the state for the sake of new development.
The Urbanist
May 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Austin is using density bonus as an incentive for developers to include affordable housing in new developments.
Austin Monitor
April 22, 2019, 11am PDT
The Cleveland City Council is considering legislation that would launch a process of re-examining the city's tax abatement program.
ideastream
March 26, 2019, 10am PDT
With prices listed at $1,600 a month for a studio, $2,800 for a two-bedroom and $3,700 for a three-bedroom, officials in Vancouver, British Columbia are wondering whether the Rent 100 program is achieving its intended goals.
The Star Vancouver
February 27, 2019, 10am PST
A new program announced by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is designed to encourage Opportunity Zone investments that address poverty and underinvestment.
The Real Deal
February 27, 2019, 8am PST
The state of Arizona doesn't allow local jurisdictions to charge affordable housing fees for new developments, so the city of Phoenix is offering tax breaks as an incentive instead.
Arizona Republic
December 14, 2018, 9am PST
The city of Sacramento has implemented one of the most aggressively transit-oriented land use regulation schemes in the country.
The Sacramento Bee
December 4, 2018, 2pm PST
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
The Advocate
November 13, 2018, 7am PST
After legalizing accessory dwelling units in 2016, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't added many accessory dwelling units. Some regulations designed to limit the number of ADUs developed have made the building type impossibly cost prohibitive.
MLive
November 11, 2018, 9am PST
The mayor of San Diego has introduced a major parking reform initiative.
Fox 5
November 9, 2018, 8am PST
Columbia, South Carolina is concerned about the lack of affordable housing in its city, potentially making it difficult for fire fighters, teachers, and more to afford to live in the community.
WIS News
October 1, 2018, 11am PDT
One way to increase housing supply is to make it cheaper to building multi-family housing, like Toronto recently decided to do.
CTV News Toronto
September 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Two downtown-adjacent neighborhoods would no longer require parking for new developments under a proposal under consideration in the city of Houston.
Streetsblog USA
August 13, 2018, 10am PDT
St. Louis politicians are embroiled in controversy over the city's use of tax abatements, which come at the expense of funding for the city's school district. A map is seen as part of the solution.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Qualifying developments are eligible for a ten-year tax abatement in Philadelphia. These op-ed authors say the abatement doesn't work as anything other than a government payout.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Houston joins cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, and Minneapolis in demanding a greater return on public dollars.
Next City
May 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Dan Gilbert is investing over $2 billion in four projects in downtown Detroit. The state is matching that ambition with $618 million of its own.
Detroit Free Press