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NIMBYs

Yesterday
A prominent conservative voice in the urban planning debate makes the case for repealing the single-family zoning status quo.
The American Conservative
June 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A long development saga has finally concluded in the South Bay Area city of Palo Alto, following a common narrative in the development resistant city.
The Mercury News
June 23, 2020, 8am PDT
A case study of Dallas development and planning politics.
The Dallas Morning News
June 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Planners are hoping that by expanding the boundaries of the Silver Spring Downtown Plan in Montgomery County, Maryland, new opportunities for missing middle housing will create new opportunities for housing affordability.
Greater Greater Washington
May 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2020, 6am PDT
A community group had sued to prevent the construction of a bridge in Clara Coffey Park in New York City. The court ruled in the favor of the city's plans.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 11, 2020, 9am PDT
A court ruling in Santa Clara County cleared the way for a large mixed-use development proposal to be built at the location of the Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino.
The Mercury News
April 30, 2020, 10am PDT
The prospect of a large mixed-use development on a 17-acre parking lot in the center of San Francisco took a substantial step forward this week.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
March 26, 2020, 5am PDT
The annals of local control, or, as some would say, NIMBYism, have a new chapter.
The Darien Times
March 17, 2020, 8am PDT
Planetizen has been tracking the development proposal for the Terraces of Lafayette in California since 2015. The saga isn't over yet.
The Mercury News
March 10, 2020, 9am PDT
While Texas Central's plan to build a high-speed rail link between Houston and Dallas has already dealt with years of opposition from rural communities, big fights over the use of eminent domain have yet to begin.
The Dallas Morning News
March 6, 2020, 7am PST
While view planes are protected for public places in Denver, a group of private property owners are agitating as a new apartment building rises on the edge of the city.
Denverite
February 26, 2020, 12pm PST
The city of Cupertino rezoned a controversial development site in case a judge tosses the developer's current plan for the site. Now the developer is suing, accusing the city of an illegal taking.
The Mercury News
February 11, 2020, 5am PST
According to this article in the New York Times, the days of development interests dominating the planning process in New York City are over.
The New York Times
February 5, 2020, 7am PST
"Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong," reads the headline of this New York Times article.
The New York Times
January 30, 2020, 8am PST
For the third year in a row, an effort to increase density near transit in statewide in California has stalled in the legislature.
Los Angeles Times
January 29, 2020, 11am PST
If passed, a new law would require homeless shelter developments in New York City to undergo the full Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.
Staten Island Advance
January 8, 2020, 9am PST
State and local lawmakers hope that recent reforms to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act are only an initial step toward ending the law's use as a tool for delaying affordable housing plans.
Crosscut
December 11, 2019, 10am PST
As housing prices rise all over the country, quickly growing states like Colorado, Idaho, and Utah are transforming in ways some residents didn't anticipate or desire. Such circumstances are a breeding ground for anti-development politics.
Pew Stateline