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Zoning Codes

April 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
New research quantifies the effect of parking reforms implemented by the city of Buffalo in 2017.
Sidewalk Talk
April 7, 2021, 5am PDT
A Story Map created by the Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services offers a detailed, visual presentation of the history of racism and discriminatory in the planning and zoning of the Louisville and Jefferson County.
Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services
Blog post
April 4, 2021, 7am PDT
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
March 30, 2021, 6am PDT
Members of the Cleveland Chapter if the American Institute of Architects are raising awareness about the unintended consequences of zoning changes made in 2018 to make it easier to develop townhomes in the city.
Cleveland.com
March 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A pair of advocates criticize recent actions to slow zoning revisions in the city of Philadelphia.
WHYY
March 24, 2021, 5am PDT
The Housing Supply and Affordability Act would be a major victory for the YIMBY cause.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 19, 2021, 6am PDT
Emergency responses to Hurricane Sandy have turned into long-term lessons in New York City, as the nation's largest city crafts a response to sea-level rise and extreme weather by making changes to the zoning code of coastal areas.
Commercial Observer
March 18, 2021, 10am PDT
The city of Oakland in the East Bay Area is a hotbed of planning and development issues, most notably gentrification and the displacement of communities of color. Now the city is considering a drastic change to its zoning code.
Oaklandside
March 11, 2021, 5am PST
Transit accessibility incentives are also included in a package of zoning reforms proposed this week that would provide incentives for grocery store developments in a wider swath of New York City.
Commercial Observer
February 24, 2021, 10am PST
The city that invented single-family zoning in 1916, for discriminatory purposes, will completely remove that exclusionary legacy from its zoning code.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2021, 6am PST
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 1, 2021, 5am PST
A cause abandoned by the Philadelphia City in 2019 is on the table again.
WHYY
December 13, 2020, 9am PST
The Olympia, Washington City Council adopted a new Housing Options Code Amendments ordinance, effectively eliminating single-family zoning in the city.
The Olympian
December 7, 2020, 6am PST
A new initiative designed to implement the goals of the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan was announced last week in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
December 4, 2020, 6am PST
New zoning controls would make it harder to convert multi-unit residential buildings into single-family homes to prevent displacement in single-family neighborhoods in Chicago.
The Daily Line
November 24, 2020, 5am PST
The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.
Curbed
October 27, 2020, 10am PDT
Land use and zoning reform is not a magic wand, and effective changes to any planning regime change requires careful work. A new report Urban Institute provides case studies and guidance on how to achieve desired outcomes from a reform process.
Urban Institute
October 22, 2020, 5am PDT
With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
October 19, 2020, 7am PDT
The new form-based code for the Kentucky city of Covington went into effect on October 15. Officials are promoting the simplicity of the new code to the public.
WCPO
October 16, 2020, 6am PDT
A plan is only as good as its implementation, and so the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs the right zoning code to achieve its lofty goals.
Streets MN