Upzoning

4 days ago
Local planners and elected officials are expressing their opinions about Oregon's House Bill 2001, which would allow fourplexes on single-family residential units around the state.
The Oregonian
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute
January 31, 2019, 10am PST
Not all Metrorail station areas are zoned for transit oriented development.
Greater Greater Washington
January 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Minneapolis is setting a bold example by ending single-family zoning, but chances are a similar change won’t be coming to Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
January 3, 2019, 12pm PST
State preemption, in the form major zoning reforms and mandates for local housing targets, are on the table in the Utah Legislature this year.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 15, 2018, 9am PST
Legislation in Oregon would follow the lead of Minneapolis in overturning single-family zoning—for all cities in the state with more than 10,000 residents.
Willamette Week
December 6, 2018, 10am PST
Since a city judge determined the legality of the long controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, Seattle has been able to move forward with the plan to allow new density around the city.
The Seattle Times
December 4, 2018, 12pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 20, 2018, 6am PST
The city of Miami will for the first time require that affordable housing be included in private residential development projects. The mandatory inclusionary zoning was made more palatable to developers by upzoning the affected area.
Miami Herald
November 5, 2018, 9am PST
Past examples of state and provincial governments preempting the land use authority of local governments present several lessons on how to do state-mandated upzoning effectively.
Sightline Institute
November 4, 2018, 11am PST
The rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Point Breeze could get a new zoning map if recently proposed legislation is approved.
PlanPhilly
October 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
September 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
A plan that would change zoning along a key stretch of Marshall Avenue in St. Paul has been called both an upzoning and a downzoning. It's got a little bit of both.
Pioneer Press
August 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
The number of gas stations in the city of Seattle has declined significantly, but in surrounding King County, the number is climbing.
The Stanger
April 18, 2018, 11am PDT
SB 827, the controversial housing bill proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener, had a very brief run in the California State Legislature.
Curbed LA
April 6, 2018, 9am PDT
YIMBYs are describing the jobs-housing imbalance represented in the Central SoMa Plan as reminiscent of the housing policies of cities farther down the Peninsula.
BeyondChron
March 30, 2018, 9am PDT
SB 827 is a controversial land use regulation under consideration in California that would relax building height and density standards along transit corridors. New York has a reputation as the most transit oriented city in the country.
RPA Lab
March 28, 2018, 8am PDT
A critical analysis of a proposal that would incrementally increase density in parts of Seattle.
Sightline Institute
March 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
This is a strange one.
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