by Larry Sokoloff on Nov 13, 2023
Annexation, Fresno, Greenfield Development
The City of Fresno is on the verge of approving a 45,000-home, 9,000-acre development area that is equal parts smart growth and sprawl
by William Fulton on Nov 13, 2023
Berryessa BART Station, Builder's Remedy, Housing, Morgan Hill, San Jose
Eight builder's remedy projects in San Jose are downsizing because of the market. Can the city allow the projects to go forward and still meet its RHNA targets?
by Josh Stephens on Nov 7, 2023
Commercial Strips, Housing, Long Beach, San Jose, Upzoning
City offers density bonuses and concessions beyond state law to encourage new housing in strip mall. But many landowners are not interested.
by William Fulton on Oct 22, 2023
Attorney General, Coronado, HCD, Housing, Navy, RHNA
Naval housing units will be included for the first time, but more negotiation with HCD seems likely.
by William Fulton on Oct 12, 2023
CEQA, Density Bonus Law, Housing , Housing Accountability Act, Legislation
Governor agrees to SB 4, SB 423, and various CEQA and density bonus reforms without vetoing any bills. He also signed the "CEQA stall" bill.
by William Fulton on Oct 10, 2023
Housing, Legislation, Sea Level Rise, Social Housing
But governor has not yet acted on most land use and housing bills. Deadline is Saturday.
by Josh Stephens on Oct 8, 2023
At a recent conference panel, four prominent state legislators talked about whether their bills are making the housing situation better -- and how the effectiveness of that legislation can be improved.
by William Fulton on Oct 8, 2023
Attorney General, Coronado, Elk Grove, Housing, Woodside
At an appearance in San Diego, the Attorney General said early, high-profile action against cities that are "brazen violators" is working. He also hinted at an out-of-court settlement with Coronado.
by William Fulton on Sep 17, 2023
ADUs, CEQA, Housing, Legislation, Parking
Lots more housing bills, nibbling around the edges on CEQA, and some more parking reforms.
by Josh Stephens on Sep 11, 2023
Central Valley, Fresno, Housing, Merced, Modesto, Taft
As planners from around the state gather in Fresno this coming weekend, CP&DR talked to four Central Valley planning directors about planning, growth, housing, and economic development.
by Larry Sokoloff on Sep 11, 2023
Housing, Navy, Redevelopment, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, Treasure Island
But San Francisco Bay island project faces a very different market than it would have a few years ago.
by Josh Stephens on Aug 24, 2023
Bakersfield, Downtowns, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
In the wake of the pandemic, some California downtowns are stronger than ever. Others resemble the walking dead. Both scenarios have inspired planners to get creative.
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