May 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Chicago residents will have the option of building coach houses or convection units if a new law passes as written through the Chicago City Council.
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
December 2, 2019, 2pm PST
The final version of a "Good Neighbor Policy" adopted by Riverside County in November fell short of the original author's intentions.
August 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Some of the buildings in a new condo building in Toronto will have two master bedrooms.
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
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.
September 3, 2018, 5am PDT
A recent report by the DePaul University Institute for Housing Studies finds the number of two-flats, three-flats, and four-flats in quick decline among the residential building stock of Chicago.
October 3, 2017, 7am PDT
The mayor of San Jose's newly announced housing plan would include 10,000 affordable units.
June 2, 2017, 8am PDT
In the 1970s and 1980s, condo conversions were all the rage in Chicago. In 2017, however, developers are scooping up multi-family buildings en masse and "deconverting" condo units into apartments.