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AG says Pasadena ordinance violates Cali...

The city of Pasadena, home of the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl college football contest, is violating a new California law aimed at increasing affordable housing, the state attorney general warned Tuesday. It’s the second such action by Attorney General Rob Bonta after denser housing advocates said more than a dozen communities across California […]

Soquel neighbors give their opinion on a...

SOQUEL — Weeks after county officials backed the state’s fast-track grant application for a ripple-free Park Avenue affordable housing project, neighbors turned out Thursday to voice fierce opposition to the plan. Some 60 residents crammed into the tight quarters of the Porter Memorial Library, in addition to others who tuned into the meeting virtually via […]

Planning Commission Approves New Lot Siz...

The Greeneville Municipal Planning Commission approved an addition to the zoning bylaw for planned unit developments in the city at its meeting Tuesday morning. The change was prompted by a request for smaller lot sizes by the developer of the Greene City housing estate on North Rufe Taylor Road. The property developer, Landstar Development, has […]

Planning board makes progress towards in...

“Historically, most zoning rules in GR have only allowed single-family homes on relatively large lots,” Planning Board Vice Chair Stephanie Boyd wrote in an email to Disk. “This type of ‘exclusion’ [of] zoning prevented low-income people from living in desirable neighborhoods. The proposals have drawn criticism from the Planning Council and community members for not […]

Apple Valley Council to discuss redistri...

The Apple Valley Town Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday as it considers the approval of general plan amendments to construct homes at multiple sites. If approved, the amendments would allow single-family residences to be built on properties previously set aside for multi-family or mixed-use developments. The first area for a zoning transition, from […]

Maine House president pushes zoning refo...

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Democrat Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford is leading a new effort to address the state’s affordable housing shortage. Fecteau visited the neighborhoods of Wells, Saco and Brunswick on Wednesday to highlight zoning and land use reforms in his bill before the state legislature. Fecteau said: “There is a lot […]

Ann Arbor wants more homes and fewer car...

“People are more tuned into how design fits into a car-centric society and how that evolves and changes,” LaBarre said at Bridge Michigan. However, while many areas in the United States are changing the way cities operate with fewer automobiles, it remains a time of transition, he added. Initially, at least, “my hunch is that […]

Quiogue Affordable Housing Hearing Draws...

Rather than focus on the specific purpose of the two Southampton City Council hearings to seek input on potential environmental impacts and zoning to allow for a large affordable housing project on Quiogue on Tuesday evening February 22, speakers gave a broader view of the project as a whole, with a number speaking of the […]

NH housing shortage is hurting businesse...

Posted: 02/19/2022 18:01:05 Modified: 02/19/2022 18:00:45 The housing situation in the state has become so dire that businesses almost have to be real estate agents for new hires, but easing the shortage may require communities to be forced to allow multi-family or more clustered housing, even if the locals don’t like it. These were among […]

Worsening WV housing crisis, economist w...

The West Valley and the rest of the Phoenix metro area must bail out of the current housing deficit or face economic disaster down the road, a leading Valley economist warns. The housing shortage is not just severe in Arizona, but across the country, economist Elliott Pollack told Gilbert City Council as part of a […]

Megan Sullivan: Vermont’s future depends

This commentary is from Megan Sullivan of Jericho, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. As the pandemic nears the two-year mark, businesses continue to experience severe labor shortages. The harsh reality is that even if every young Vermonter pledged to stay here until adulthood, we still wouldn’t have enough people […]

Local housing starts the year with recor...

A recent report from Las Vegas Realtors shows that the new year has done little to change the trajectory of the local real estate market, with home prices hitting a new high amid historically tight supply. LVR reported that the median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada through its Multiple Listings Service […]

California town won’t assert state housi

February 7, 2022Updated: February 7, 2022 11 a.m. WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California town has announced it will accept applications for increased housing after being warned against attempting to seek exemption from state law on the grounds that the entire community is a mountain lion sanctuary. The wealthy Silicon Valley enclave of Woodside said […]

Affordable Housing Advocates on Cape Cod...

ORLEANS — At a housing conference in Orleans on February 2, members of several city councils and committees came together to talk not only about the challenges of creating affordable housing, but also about the possibilities. Every indication shows that these housing problems are getting worse, and not just for those working in service industries. […]

Will Bloomington’s zoning law add more a

A controversial new Bloomington law which turns 15 single-family homes a year into duplexes has had no effect – at least so far. While planners have had discussions with nine homeowners since Mayor John Hamilton signed the law in July, they haven’t received any formal inquiries from anyone considering turning a single-family home into a […]

Enough! Housing shortages and rising ho...

Editor’s note • This story is only available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers. Please support local journalism. After a record year of escalating real estate prices and rents, housing is now at the center of growing concerns among Utahans about the state’s skyrocketing growth. New poll finds that more residents believe growth continues to compromise […]

A six-story, 110-unit affordable housing...

This week a new pre-application was submitted to Planning & Zoning for a 110 unit residential development in the area of ​​Benedict Court and Benedict Place (behind St Mary’s Church on Greenwich Ave). Houses on Benedict Court would be tantamount to making way for a six-storey affordable housing development of 8-30g. The development would be […]

Three zoning proposals would add housing...

ROCKPORT – The planning board hopes to bring more housing to Rockport with three proposed zoning regulations. All three were described by Chris Kuschel of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council during a Thursday evening town hall meeting on Zoom. It followed another meeting the day before which discussed reforms and updates to current zoning regulations. […]

Citizens applaud limits on transitional ...

City officials have moved to crack down on transient housing after residents complained about an unlicensed establishment operating within them, but issues remain over another form of short-term rentals, Airbnbs. “I think what we have here is a good start,” Mayor Ron Niland said after last Thursday night’s action by the Mount Airy Board of […]

Cape Cod business owners must battle hig...

Eddie Foisey moved to Cape Cod in the 1980s. “I remember Cape Cod, you know, last guy on deck, turn off the lights,” he said. But a lot has changed in 40 years – as Foisey would say, “the place has grown”. The place has grown, grown, but more importantly, it has become expensive. The […]

For urban housing, moving from criticism...

Steve Berczuk gives his perspective on Arlington Five-Year Housing Plan Update Project, which will be considered on Monday, January 24 by the Redevelopment Council. Recent drafts of the housing plan have drawn critical reactions. While acknowledging that the plan has important goals, they consist almost entirely of problems with the plan, without suggesting improvements. Don […]

New report discusses housing market dema...

GREAT FALLS — It probably goes without saying, but there is a need for housing in Great Falls. How many? It’s answered in a new housing market demand study released this week by the Great Falls Development Authority. A study evaluation was also released. At 155 pages, the Great Falls real estate market demand study […]

New Paltz Planning Board Discusses Vikin...

Viking Industries in New Paltz. (Photo by Lauren Thomas) Packaging manufacturer Viking Industries has notified the New Paltz Town Planning Board of its plans to add a 44,000 square foot extension to its current 76,937 square foot facility at 89 Ohioville Road in New Paltz. Representing Viking Industries, Rich Croce said the expansion was essential […]

Urban design: a “people-centric” zone co

The city’s recently approved transit-focused development overlay has the potential to be the most transformative move for Indy since Unigov. The TOD overlay, which takes effect at the end of the year, is an amendment to the city’s Consolidated Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. In this case, TOD is much more than popular urban design jargon. […]

Policing debate prompts rethinking of Am...

Urban planning can tear communities apart or bring them together, practitioners say By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Justin Garrett Moore and his partner were walking through a private public square in New York City when they were suddenly confronted by security guards asking to be present. The nightly standoff […]

How urban design can help people with de...

Roger Marple was standing outside the door of his apartment, but he didn’t even know it. “I’m walking down the hall, I don’t even know where I am,” said the 61-year-old, who was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago. “It took me a while to realize that I was at home.” Marple […]

Two join the urban planning department

The town of Coupeville has two more pairs of hands helping to keep business going along with the addition of a town engineer and a building inspector. Ed Jones started as a building inspector a few weeks ago and new engineer Kim Hinds started on Monday. When you walk into the city planning department, Jones […]