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 William Fulton on Sep 4, 2023
Housing, Housing Element, San Bernardino
City claims it just didn't have enough planning capacity to meet RHNA deadlines.
by William Fulton on Sep 2, 2023
Ballot Measures, Builder's Remedy, Housing, Housing Element, Inverse Condemnation, La Habra
Orange County judge sides with city in homebuilder's attempt to develop golf course property. City says Lennar's builder's remedy application is incomplete
by William Fulton on Jul 30, 2023
CEQA, Hollywood, Housing, Housing Element, Infill Exemption, Rent Control
Because 40 rent-stabilized apartments would be eliminated by construction of a new hotel, an appellate court ruled that the city cannot ignore the goals and policies in its own housing element.
HCD, Housing, Orange County Council of Governments, RHNA
In an unpublished ruling, an appellate court concluded that cities challenging RHNA targets can't sue the state. Previous rulings only said that cities couldn't sue their council of governments.
by Josh Stephens on Jul 10, 2023
CEQA, Housing, Legislation
Amazingly, most bills targeting local governments' land use control over housing are still alive as the legislative session progresses.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 19, 2023
BART, Caltrain, Housing, LA Metro, Transit, Transit-Oriented Development
Transit ridership may be down -- but transit-oriented development is still moving forward in response to both market forces and the state's policy priorities.
by William Fulton on Jun 18, 2023
CEQA, Housing, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach
Koll Center Developer Can Use Old EIR: Kennedy Commission Beats Huntington Beach Again