by Ella Morner-Ritt on Nov 4, 2023
Mountain House, a new master-planned community west of Tracy in San Joaquin County, will become the county's incorporated eighth city if voters approve in March 2024
by Ella Morner-Ritt on Oct 31, 2023
A yearlong investigation by state housing officials reveals that San Francisco's housing approval process is excessively long and violates housing laws
by William Fulton on Oct 29, 2023
Culver City, Floor Area Ratio, Housign Accountability Act, Housing, Mansionization, SB 330
Culver City's anti-mansionization ordinance reduced floor-area ratio for large lots. That ran afoul of SB 330.
Consistency, General Plan, Housing, Housing Accountability Act, Los Angeles, Verdugo Hills, Zoning
In ruling from Los Angeles, appellate court says that "local control has not been abrogated by the HAA.”
Entitlements, HCD, Housing, Permit Streamlining Act, San Francisco
After a review, HCD has told San Francisco it must start reforming its entitlement process by Thanksgiving or else. Will the state start investigating other cities' entitlement processes as well?
by CP&DR Staff on Oct 26, 2023
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by Ella Morner-Ritt on Oct 23, 2023
UC Berkeley is partnering with NASA and real estate developer SKS Partners to develop a 36-acre research park in the Mountain View area
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 Ella Morner-Ritt on Oct 17, 2023
The Fresno City Council granted a key developer exemption for his planned 71-home development from a community facilities district tax.
by William Fulton on Oct 16, 2023
CEQA, Cory Briggs, Parking, San Diego, SB 743
In an unpublished case, an appellate court strikes down an environmental group's challenge to parking reform in San Diego. The court relied partly on SB 743 to uphold a CEQA exemption for the ordinance.
by William Fulton on Oct 15, 2023
Beverly Hills, Builder's Remedy, Housing, Housing Elements
Defeat turns on whether site inventory and density calculations are realistic. City plans to appeal, but further loss could help builder's remedy applications.
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 Ella Morner-Ritt on Oct 10, 2023
The State Water Resources Control Board released a nearly 6,000-page draft to update the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan
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.