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It ends single-family zoning and clips the wings of local governments. But the bottom line is probably thousands of units, not hundreds of thousands of units.
If the governor signs them all, it could represent another big shift in state-local relations on housing.
Reversing lower court, First District rules San Mateo's "stepback" requirement was not specific enough and required discretion to apply.
New Census analysis shows that all metro areas across the state are increasing their densities.
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Latest decision in long-running Encinitas housing element battle is sure to be appealed.
In ruling on San Gabriel Mountains case, justice says repeatedly: “It is not the project’s ‘impacts on parking’ that matter; it is the impact of the project’s reduced parking on the environment that matters.”
As with SCAG, Bay Area jurisdictions are appealing their housing targets in large numbers. Unsurprisingly, the most challengers are coming from Marin County.
In turning down a 48-unit condominium project near Beach Boulevard, did Huntington Beach violate the Housing Accountability Act's requirement that findings be based on objective standards? Or will a fire expert's 11th-hour conclusion that one standard was violated be enough to save the city's case?
Additional incentives on two Westside projects don't exceed Planning Department's power under Measure JJJ.
Census data shows that Blacks are leaving the metropolitan core for the periphery -- but it's less clear whether white gentrification is the reason.
CP&DR spoke with HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez about whether the new Prohousing program can turn jurisdictions that are anti-housing into pro-housing communities.
The designation will give "prohousing" jurisdictions a leg up on some housing grant programs. But will it fundamentally change how any cities approach the housing question?
The high court's ruling appears to clear the way for construction of a 260-unit apartment building in the Spengler's parking lot in Berkeley.
A bumper crop of books related to California urbanism came out during the pandemic; Josh Stephens reviews titles about the Central Valley, San Diego history, Los Angeles pop culture, and more.
In ruling about new building, trial judge says UC can't "analyze an increase in student enrollment without admitting that increasing student enrollment is a project subject to review."
Endless process is a regular feature of California land use and infrastructure. Here's a rundown of our favorite stalemates -- and a request that you provide us with your own!
Coastal Act, Mobile Homes, Permit Streamlining Act, San Juan CapistranoCourt Upholds "Deemed Approved" Status for Mobile Home Expansions in San Juan Capistrano.
Rick Cole, the consummate California urbanist, is the new executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
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