NEWS: Pittsburgh Zoning Code Amendment Proposal
2021-10-14 00:29:13

NEWS: Pittsburgh Zoning Code Amendment Proposal

A pair of new zoning amendments were introduced by the Pittsburgh City Council recently that would change how the city appro...

NEWS: Zoning Laws Restrict Development in Phoenix as Housing Costs Soar
2021-09-24 04:05:41

NEWS: Zoning Laws Restrict Development in Phoenix as Housing Costs Soar

The city of Phoenix is the third-fastest growing metro in the country, with a 16% population increase between 2010 and 2019 ...

NEWS: California’s Senate Bill 9 Moves One Step Further
2021-09-05 07:12:46

NEWS: California’s Senate Bill 9 Moves One Step Further

The California state legislature has recently advanced a bill, SB 9, which would allow all single-family lots across the sta...

NEWS: New York Decouples Tax Breaks from Opportunity Zones
2021-05-11 01:32:49

NEWS: New York Decouples Tax Breaks from Opportunity Zones

New York state’s recent $212 billion budget was recently passed by lawmakers, which includes a provision that will walk back...

NEWS: Gowanus Rezoning to Enter ULURP Proceedings
2021-04-29 11:26:55

NEWS: Gowanus Rezoning to Enter ULURP Proceedings

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus will move one step closer to a rezoning overhaul after Judge Katherine Levine decided t...

NEWS: Permit Denials for Property Owners Who Owe $25,000 or More to NYC
2021-04-09 01:45:14

NEWS: Permit Denials for Property Owners Who Owe $25,000 or More to NYC

Local law 160/2017 went into effect on March 1. Originally passed by the city council in 2017, the law states that the Depar...

News: Sacramento Zoning Law Change Paves Way For Hyperlocal Zoning Reform
2021-03-10 01:58:42

News: Sacramento Zoning Law Change Paves Way For Hyperlocal Zoning Reform

Sacramento city council passed a reform bill in January which changes zoning laws to allow up to four homes on lots which ha...

Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Text Amendment, 2019
2021-02-19 01:06:11

Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Text Amendment, 2019

The residential tower mechanical voids text amendment was approved in May 2019 in order to address the issue of developers u...

NEWS: Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio to review proposal to convert Manhattan office buildings into residential apartments
2021-01-26 08:54:59

NEWS: Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio to review proposal to convert Manhattan office buildings into residential apartments

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many people to work from home, the number of vacant office spaces in midtown Manhattan ha...

NEWS: Inwood Rezoning to go ahead after New York Court rejects appeal
2020-12-14 05:40:49

NEWS: Inwood Rezoning to go ahead after New York Court rejects appeal

The New York Court of Appeals recently rejected a community coalition’s attempt to block the rezoning of the Inwood neighbor...

NEWS: Opportunity Zones and Green Retrofitting Topics of Last Presidential Debate
2020-10-30 00:57:23

NEWS: Opportunity Zones and Green Retrofitting Topics of Last Presidential Debate

In the final debate last week between Donald Trump and Joe Biden,

The Failure of Opportunity Zones
2020-07-22 03:17:41

The Failure of Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zones (OZ) incentive has been put...

NEWS: Electronic Filing Set to be Mandatory for Most Building Permits and Applications in NYC
2020-06-10 11:17:51

NEWS: Electronic Filing Set to be Mandatory for Most Building Permits and Applications in NYC

Starting Monday, June 8, all New Building and Alterat...

NEWS: Construction Sputters Amid Coronavirus Shutdown
2020-04-22 01:57:42

NEWS: Construction Sputters Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

As part of the attempt to dampen the spread of COVID-19 across New York City, Governor Cuomo ordered all non-essential const...

NEWS: City Council Proposes Strategic Land Use Legislation
2020-03-03 02:53:20

NEWS: City Council Proposes Strategic Land Use Legislation

The New York City Council has, as of Februa...

NEWS: The Housing Bill SB50 in California
2020-02-11 01:28:49

NEWS: The Housing Bill SB50 in California

The Housing Bill SB50, intended to solve the housing issue in California by upzoning many building areas in California and c...

NEWS: Nebraska Proposes the Bill ‘LB 794’
2020-01-29 05:16:47

NEWS: Nebraska Proposes the Bill ‘LB 794’

In January 2020, Senator of Nebraska Matt Hansen proposed a new bill to support affordable housing market, known as LB 794 o...

NEWS: Proposition E in San Francisco
2020-01-23 02:12:20

NEWS: Proposition E in San Francisco

The Proposition E ballot is one of the five measures proposed for the election on March 3, 2020, and is about to decide the ...

NEWS: Bill Passed on Bird-Friendly Window Use in NYC
2020-01-03 01:18:44

NEWS: Bill Passed on Bird-Friendly Window Use in NYC

On December 10, 2019, the city council of NYC passed a bill that will aim to prevent the death of hundreds of thousands of b...

NEWS: Green Roofs NYC - Local Law 92 and 94
2019-12-26 02:36:42

NEWS: Green Roofs NYC - Local Law 92 and 94

From November 15 onwards, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) introduced Local Law 92 of 2019 and Local Law 94 o...

NEWS: Green New Deal For Public Housing
2019-12-16 05:57:21

NEWS: Green New Deal For Public Housing

In November 2019, New York Representative and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled ...

NEWS: The Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act
2019-11-21 00:55:01

NEWS: The Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act

Picture by Frank Franklin II / AP FILE PHOTO On Tuesday, November 12, Democratic congresswoman Yvette Clarke, introd...

NEWS: Inclusionary Zoning in Marin County
2019-10-29 01:01:15

NEWS: Inclusionary Zoning in Marin County

The Supreme Court of the US might test the constitutionality of the inclusionary zoning ordinance in Marin County, Californi...

NEWS: Project Guidelines Loft Conversions, NYC
2019-10-15 03:49:48

NEWS: Project Guidelines Loft Conversions, NYC

On September 6, 2019, the

NEWS: A New Zoning Code for Des Moines, Iowa
2019-08-26 06:38:49

NEWS: A New Zoning Code for Des Moines, Iowa

A new zoning proposal for the city of Des Moines, Iowa, was unanimously accepted by the city’s planning and zoning commissio...

Amendment: M1 Hotel Zoning in NYC
2019-08-12 01:24:44

Amendment: M1 Hotel Zoning in NYC

Due to the growth of tourism in New York City, the number of

NEWS: Trump’s Executive Order On Eliminating Regulatory Barriers On Affordable Housing
2019-07-15 13:03:22

NEWS: Trump’s Executive Order On Eliminating Regulatory Barriers On Affordable Housing

Picture: President Donald Trump, with HUD Secretary Ben Carson on June 25. Evan Vucci/AP (

NEWS: Oregon Banned Single-Family Housing
2019-07-11 10:03:33

NEWS: Oregon Banned Single-Family Housing

Oregon is on the way to major changes on its housing regulations. The new bill approved by the Oregon State House will allow...