NEWS: Minneapolis Zoning Reform Hits a Wall
2022-06-16 07:22:04

NEWS: Minneapolis Zoning Reform Hits a Wall

In 2018, Minneapolis eliminated single-family zoning throughout the city. The effective “ban on single family zoning” was se...

NEWS: Tension Between New Development and Environmental Laws in California
2022-05-09 00:50:14

NEWS: Tension Between New Development and Environmental Laws in California

California’s Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, was signed into law in 1970. It made local governments evaluate and disclos...

NYC’s HONDA Act
2022-04-20 23:37:28

NYC’s HONDA Act

New York’s “Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act” or HONDA, is a law passed last August 2021 that established a fund for t...

NEWS: Belfast, Maine to Amend Zoning Code
2022-03-18 01:31:43

NEWS: Belfast, Maine to Amend Zoning Code

The small city of Belfast, Maine, looks set to join

NEWS: Connecticut Zoning Atlas Encourages Zoning Reform
2022-03-09 03:27:55

NEWS: Connecticut Zoning Atlas Encourages Zoning Reform

The Connecticut Zoning Atlas is an interactive online map that shows which types of housing is allowed in each town througho...

NEWS: Atlanta’s Buckhead area seeks to become its own city amidst opposition to zoning reforms
2021-12-16 06:32:11

NEWS: Atlanta’s Buckhead area seeks to become its own city amidst opposition to zoning reforms

Efforts to change Atlanta’s zoning codes to allow for more multi-family housing and increase density in order to create more...

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...