Five Years of California’s Landmark Land Use Law, SB 35
It’s been five years since the California Legislature approved Senate Bill 35 to clear hurdles to housing construction. How much of its intentions has the law accomplished, and what should planners look for in the next few years?
St. Paul Apartment Construction Slows; Rent Control Under Scrutiny
Apartment permits declined by 48 percent in the past year in St. Paul. The city’s voters approved one of the nation’s most aggressive rent stabilization ordinances in November 2021.
Co-Living Banned in Shawnee, Kansas
Anti-multi-family housing sentiment hits a new note in Shawnee, Kansas, after the city council votes to prohibit co-living from the city.
More Insight Into the Effects of the Pandemic for Rental Property Landlords
A pair of recent surveys attempt to shed light on the changing business and property management practices of landlords during the pandemic.
What Is Multi-Family Housing?
Often discussed in contrast with single-family zoning, multi-family housing includes buildings and complexes that house more than one household in the same property.
The Pros and Cons of HOAs in Cities
Are HOAs in cities a good thing? Not always. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is Missing Middle Housing?
One of the newest terms in the world of urban planning, Missing Middle Housing has generated a lot of attention in recent years as cities around the United States look for ways to create more housing options in a vast sea of single-family homes.
The Latest Trend in Redevelopment: Parking Lot to Multi-Family Residential
Real estate and investment experts see more and more urban parking lots as attractive locations for redevelopment—usually for multi-family residential buildings.
500 New Housing Units Added to Downtown Evanston
Two new high-rise residential buildings in Evanston, Illinois have added a glut of supply to the downtown market.
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.
LEED Spells Rent Premiums in D.C.
In the multi-family residential market of Washington, D.C., LEED-certified buildings ask higher rents of residents.
The 'Missing Middle' Fills a Gap in Cedar Rapids
Developers are adding an unprecedented level of new multi-family residential construction. Most of the projects are examples of missing middle housing typologies.
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