by Josh Stephens on Jul 2, 2021
Housing, New Urbanism, Rick Cole
Rick Cole, the consummate California urbanist, is the new executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
by William Fulton on Jun 28, 2021
During the pandemic year, apartments and condominiums in those two markets surged. Everywhere else, housing permits went down.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 21, 2021
Housing, Legislation, Livable California , YIMBY
Bills to allow "plexes" and apartments near transit by right move forward, as does bill to eliminate parking requirements near transit.
by William Fulton on Jun 6, 2021
Area Plan, Community Benefits Agreements, Development Agreements, Google, Housing, San Jose
In exchange for vested rights from the City of San Jose, Google has committed to an unprecedented investment in infrastructure, affordable housing, and community benefits.
by William Fulton on May 28, 2021
Assisted Living, Housing, Housing Accountability Act, Simi Valley
Simi Valley may appel superior Court ruling on 108-unit project, claiming it is a commercial enterprise not a residential use. >>read more
by William Fulton on May 23, 2021
Ballot Box Zoning, Housing, Oceanside, Referendums, SB 330
Though not a precedent, the case shoots down voter rejection of housing project in Oceanside. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on May 17, 2021
Bakersfield , Don Shoup, Housing, Parking, San Diego, San Jose
Cities across California are eliminating parking minimums in order to reduce automobile dependency and promote better urban design. The state legislature is getting in on the act too. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on Apr 27, 2021
Housing, North Hollywood, San Diego, Surplus Land Act, Transit
Transit agencies say guidelines intended to encourage affordable housing may actually stifle affordable development. >>read more
by William Fulton on Apr 25, 2021
Berkeley, Historic Preservation, Housing, Native Americans, SB 35
First District says SB 35 doesn't interfere with local powers and trumps Berkeley's historic preservation law regarding the West Berkeley Shellmound. >>read more
by William Fulton on Apr 11, 2021
AFFH, Biden, Housing, Infrastructure, Zoning
Progressives who have long protected community power over developers are praising Biden's proposed new program, while Republicans are calling it a war on the suburbs. >>read more