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Rural New York Explores Creative Housing Solutions

Rural communities and small cities are implementing affordable housing solutions at the local level, while the state budget prioritizes urban areas.

May 21, 2024 - Mark McNulty

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California Housing Advocates Closely Watching Bay Area Rezoning Deadline

California’s reaction to cities that fail to submit compliant zoning plans could reverberate across the state as other regions near their deadlines.

January 30, 2024 - CALmatters

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North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park Could Upzone for Mixed-Use, Housing

A new proposal reimagines the primarily industrial and office-oriented area to a ‘15-minute city.’

December 12, 2023 - The News & Observer

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New TOD Breaks Ground in Atlanta Area

The project will include over 500 housing units, commercial and retail space, and park spaces.

November 28, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Will New York ‘City of Yes’ Proposal Make an Impact?

Some housing experts say the rezoning plan is not nearly ambitious enough to make a dent in the city’s housing crisis.

October 9, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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‘Affordability Unlocked’ Boosts Austin’s Affordable Housing Production

A 2019 program has created new housing at a faster rate than other city programs.

September 26, 2023 - KUT

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Columbus Zoning Changes Aimed at Increasing Housing Supply, Affordability

The Columbus city council approved 17 zoning changes that could result in over 800 new housing units.

September 18, 2023 - The Columbus Dispatch

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NYC Planning Commission Approves ‘City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality’

The first of three elements of the City of Yes rezoning proposal aims to remove barriers to building green infrastructure.

September 15, 2023 -

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NYC Rezoning Plans Could Create Thousands of New Housing Units

Zoning changes in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Midtown Manhattan would allow residential construction in areas previously zoned for light manufacturing.

September 12, 2023 - Globe St.

Downtown Dallas

Vacant Lot Development Could Bring 100,000 New Housing Units to Dallas

Building on the roughly 76 million square feet of vacant land already zoned for multifamily housing could create badly needed rental housing units and slow the growth of rent prices.

May 30, 2023 - RentCafé

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New York City's Dancing Prohibition Remains a Barrier to Entry, Equality

New York’s 1960s-era zoning code still prohibits dancing in small bars and restaurants in more than 80 percent of the city, but Mayor Eric Adams and advocates want to change that.

May 16, 2023 - Mark H. McNulty

 Old sugar factory in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

Bitter Irony Behind Brooklyn’s Sweet Domino Sugar Sign

A new feature on the Brooklyn waterfront is a reminder that Domino Sugar has made several unsavory appearances in the history of Puerto Rican communities.

May 2, 2023 - Mark H. McNulty

A view from above of the Oakland neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Moves Ahead With Zoning Changes for University-Adjacent Neighborhood

The implementation of a new master plan for the neighborhood of Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh, is moving forward despite controversy and a contentious community engagement process.

February 24, 2023 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Alexandria Could Undertake Major Zoning Reform

The city is developing a plan to address housing affordability and equity and encourage more housing production.

November 22, 2022 - Alexandria Now

Boise Idaho

Boise Looks to Upzoning To Ease Housing Pressures

The rapidly growing city is evaluating ways to increase housing production, reduce car dependency, and make Boise more walkable.

March 7, 2022 - Idaho Statesman

Downtown Reno

Reno-Area Upzoning Stirs Concern Among Residents

A county plan to allow a zoning change that slightly increases allowable density in unincorporated parts of Washoe County is drawing criticism from locals.

March 3, 2022 - My News 4

 View north along Virginia State Route 28 (Center Street) at Battle Street in Manassas, Virginia

Prince William County Upzoning Plan Causes Concern Among Rural Residents

Local officials want to ease concerns about a proposal to increase density in rural parts of Northern Virginia.

February 23, 2022 - Inside NOVA

Arizona Suburb

Arizona Enters the Upzoning Fray

Arizona lawmakers have proposed a bill that would boost the state's affordable housing fund and increase density in some residential areas.

February 14, 2022 -

Boston Skyline with Dome

Massachusetts Gets Serious About Upzoning

A Massachusetts law aimed at reducing the state's housing shortage mandates zoning for multi-family housing in most eastern Massachusetts jurisdictions.

January 26, 2022 - Slate

Texas Townhomes

Blanket Upzoning: A Solution to Housing Pressures?

Mass upzoning could give developers and homeowners the flexibility to build new housing where it's most needed.

January 25, 2022 - Strong Towns

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