by William Fulton on May 15, 2023
Builder's Remedy, Housing, Huntington Beach, Santa Monica
The developer has agreed to withdraw all 14 builder's remedy applications, but would be able to resubmit eight projects for expedited ministerial approval under the city's new rules.
by Josh Stephens on May 15, 2023
Housing, Humboldt County, San Diego, SB 10
Only two jurisdictions are considering implementing the law so far -- the City of San Diego and Humboldt County. But others may have to use SB 10 in order to implement their housing elements >> read more
by Larry Sokoloff on May 9, 2023
Berkeley, Housing, Oakland, San Francisco, Vacancy Tax
Especially in the Bay Area, cities are beginning to tax vacant units and vacant land in an attempt to bring more housing onto the market.
by Josh Stephens on Apr 9, 2023
Even as cities strain under the weight of new housing regulations, legislators are trying new ideas and resurrecting old ones.
by Josh Stephens on Mar 21, 2023
Builders Remedy, Housing, Huntington Beach, Los Altos Hills, Sonoma
Both cities claim that their Housing Elements are compliant, even though HCD has not yet approved them. Sonoma also claimed an apartment proposals application was deficient.
by Josh Stephens on Mar 6, 2023
Builder's Remedy, Housing Elements, Huntington Beach, Santa Monica
Orange County city's attorney is drawing an ordinance to "exempt" it from the builder's remedy. Meanwhile, Santa Monica -- which originally vowed to fight -- is processing builder's remedy projects.
by Josh Stephens on Feb 14, 2023
Builders Remedy, Housing, Housing Elements, RHNA
Five of the 12 Bay Area jurisdictions sued over non-compliant housing elements are in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Meanwhile, Builder's Remedy applications begin to pop up.
by Larry Sokoloff on Feb 13, 2023
San Diego County, Transit Oriented Development
San Diego County's major suburban transit district is getting in on transit-oriented development -- in some cities that are historically wary of housing.
by Josh Stephens on Feb 6, 2023
Bay Area, Builders Remedy, Housing, Housing Elements
Coming just days after the region's RHNA deadline the lawsuits suggest pitched battle ahead over the Bay Area's housing targets -- and maybe even a Builder's Remedy battle or two.
by Josh Stephens on Jan 30, 2023
HCD, Housing, Prohousing
Seven cities will now get preference for state housing programs -- and more cities will soon be designated.
by William Fulton on Jan 23, 2023
CEQA, Inverse Condemnation, Los Angeles, Oil Drilling
Drillers claim city should have done a full environmental impact report and misinterpreted CEQA guidance on mineral resources.
by Josh Stephens on Dec 19, 2022
CEQA, Housing Accountability Act, SB 9, Top Stories
SB 9 implementation, Builder's Remedy, the Berkeley enrollment case and more highlighted this year's planning and development news.
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