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Zoning Codes

February 18, 2019, 11am PST
The New York City Department of Planning kicked off a rezoning process for the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo earlier this month. Planning and development challenges abound.
Crain's New York Business
February 18, 2019, 9am PST
The city of Covington is conducting public hearings to gather feedback on at the outset of an 18-month process of rewriting its zoning code.
City of Covington
February 11, 2019, 7am PST
It's hard to connect zoning to planning and development outcomes at a national level because very little data exists at that scale.
Urban Institute
February 10, 2019, 5am PST
The city of New York's massive Zoning Resolution, the legal instrument that regulates land use and building size, shape, height, and setback, is now available on a contemporary web platform.
NYC Planning
January 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Dane County, Wisconsin, which includes the city of Madison, has rewritten its zoning code to address a changing economy and a state-mandated system of local control.
Waunakee Tribune
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
January 1, 2019, 7am PST
The story of the Grand Rapids zoning code update of a decade ago offers perspective on the possibilities of code reform.
Next City
December 6, 2018, 6am PST
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
November 13, 2018, 7am PST
After legalizing accessory dwelling units in 2016, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't added many accessory dwelling units. Some regulations designed to limit the number of ADUs developed have made the building type impossibly cost prohibitive.
MLive
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 18, 2018, 9am PDT
The city of Missoula professes a strategy of "focusing inward" when it comes to growth and development. A new 'Design Excellence Overlay' will help achieve more goals toward that strategy in the city's downtown.
Missoula Current
September 12, 2018, 6am PDT
Zoning changes in SoHo and NoHo are expected to allow more kinds of uses by-right in parts of the neighborhood previously restricted to manufacturing uses.
Crain's New York Business
September 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Two downtown-adjacent neighborhoods would no longer require parking for new developments under a proposal under consideration in the city of Houston.
Streetsblog USA
September 5, 2018, 6am PDT
Brookhaven, Georgia is rewriting its citywide zoning code, including density bonuses and mandatory inclusionary zoning in one of the new code's overlays.
Reporter Newspapers
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute
August 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.
Austin Statesman
July 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.
CityLab
July 26, 2018, 7am PDT
One unclear illustration almost reaped a $1 million reward for the Illitch family, owners of the Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
July 24, 2018, 6am PDT
Zoning can only be so effective in holding off market forces, according to this column. New York City seems to have finally learned this lesson in the Garment District, but will it inform decisions in other parts of the city?
Crain's New York Business
July 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
A proposal for a facility that converts septic waste to compost will have to find another home, after a decision in Linn County, Iowa.
The Gazette