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May 6, 2021, 8am PDT
The nonprofit developer of a transitional housing project in Dorchester, Massachusetts argues that most residents of the proposed project won't own cars, but neighbors worry the added density will put a strain on local parking.
Universal Hub
April 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 2021, 5am PDT
One of the most ambitious zoning reform efforts in the country is still in early stages, and the public has taken notice.
Buckhead Reporter
February 24, 2021, 5am PST
The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.
Commercial Observer
February 10, 2021, 9am PST
Over the strong opposition from neighborhood groups, the Denver City Council has approved new regulations that allow up to five unrelated individuals to live in the same household.
The Denver Post
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
January 29, 2021, 8am PST
Recently approved laws that force cities to take a more proactive approach to the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment process are beginning to take effect in California.
San Francisco Weekly
January 18, 2021, 5am PST
Planning departments relying on online public hearing processes will want to keep monitor this lawsuit in New York City.
Brooklyn Paper
January 14, 2021, 5am PST
YIMBY, pro-development, politics are gaining support and attention in New York City at an opportune moment in the city's planning history.
The Real Deal
December 23, 2020, 5am PST
It could become a lot harder to develop a hotel in New York City, even in areas where hotel developments are zoned as-of-right and even after the pandemic has ravaged the industry.
The Real Deal
December 17, 2020, 8am PST
And they have the receipts.
The Washington Post
Blog post
December 14, 2020, 5am PST
The answer depends on how the question is phrased.
Michael Lewyn
December 3, 2020, 8am PST
It's a tale as old as time: A plan to rezone ten acres of land in Spokane splits the public and the City Council from the opinions of the city's planning staff and Planning Commission.
The Spokesman-Review
November 30, 2020, 5am PST
A stinging critique of the public review process in New York City.
November 19, 2020, 8am PST
Neither evidence nor experience support the fearful visions expressed by opponents to affordable housing development, according to a recent feature article for the New York Times.
The New York Times
November 18, 2020, 9am PST
The California State Auditor's office is proposing an overhaul of the state's approach to affordable housing development, citing the cost burdens of the housing market as proof of the necessity for change.
Auditor of the State of California
November 11, 2020, 7am PST
With Planning Commission approval in hand, the Roanoke City Council will soon consider a controversial proposal for a new transit station in the city's downtown.
The Roanoke Times
October 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Back in June, the city of New York seemed poised for a major shift in transportation priority. In October, reality is setting in about how hard a sell the transformation will be.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite opposition from the neighborhood, a low-income housing community was built in an upscale subdivision in California. How did developers make it happen?
September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
The final demise of a closely watched, controversial affordable housing project was reported this week in Honolulu.