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At least $500 million in state and federal funds are available to help get planning departments past the COVID-19 financial crisis. More is likely on the way
At least $500 million in state and federal funds are available to help get planning departments past the COVID-19 financial crisis. More is likely on the way.
In an oil refinery case, a split appellate court said using 98th percentile instead of "average" pollution is okay.
Even entitled buildings won't be built unless they have financing
Cities with big retail and tourists sectors are likely to experience the worst revenue drops immediately; can all cities keep their planners on the payroll?
Appellate court says landowners didn't provide any compelling reason for the Coastal Commission not to prohibit them
New rail service connecting Modesto to the Bay Area and a renewed focus on infill development characterize the medium-term trends in one of California's agricultural hubs, according to Planning Manager Steve Mitchell
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As the coronavirus shuts down California, planning departments across the state are adapting and staying on-task
History suggests that construction coming out of the COVID recession will be slow. On the plus side, prices should stabilize.
Project is surrounded by development. But MND didn't fly on native plant and oak tree issues.
Huntington Beach settled a lawsuit over housing with the state by tweaking a specific plan. More battles, and an allocation of 13,000 new units, loom
Slow-growth forces won land-use ballot measures all over the state in the March primary election.
CP&DR spoke with Community Development Director Sandra Meyer, a 30-year veteran of planning in Walnut Creek, about how the city is planning for growth.
It's been a non-starter for years. But all the Democratic candidates are calling for it -- and Trump might not be far behind.
Both appellate court and Coastal Commission side with city on conversion of Super 8 motel.
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A typical jumble of land-use measures -- but they suggest California's future direction.
To cut down on discretionary review, new housing laws require cities to approve housing projects so long as they conform to "objective" design standards. Cities are scrambling to draft standards that promote housing and promote desired aesthetic goals.
SB 50 went down in flames once more. But the bill gave the state cover for other bills that would otherwise would have been considered radical. And RHNA is forcing upzoning all over the state.
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