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Construction Permits

March 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
The quirky hilltop home is visible from the freeway, and commuters love it. The city, however, does not.
SF Gate
September 26, 2018, 5am PDT
New York habitually lets property owners begin construction without disclosing that their buildings are rent-stabilized or occupied by tenants.
Politico
April 29, 2018, 7am PDT
Apartment construction was the most widespread form of construction in Southeast Michigan during 2017, according to a recent report.
The Detroit Free Press
February 21, 2018, 7am PST
An inclusionary zoning case study is emerging in Portland. Even if inclusionary zoning isn't broken, it might still need a fix, say local planners.
The Oregonian
July 20, 2017, 6am PDT
The longstanding trend in Texas of permitting more single-family homes than multi-family developments looks to be accelerating.
Houston Chronicle
March 3, 2017, 2pm PST
It's possible that construction permits for accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law units, could surpass permits for regular homes.
Portland Tribune
July 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Development proposals in one of the least affluent communities in the Silicon Valley have repeatedly been scuttled due to a lack of water. Wealthier communities have more than enough.
Palo Alto Weekly
Blog post
December 2, 2013, 4pm PST
As the housing market recovers, are we back to the McMansion-binges of the 2000s? Or, are we growing just a little bit smarter?
Shane Phillips