Land Development

Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Daybreak, a mixed-use, walkable community in South Jordan, Utah, is the first project in the region to reclaim surplus mining land and create opportunities for market-rate affordability without additional subsidies.

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Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on April 23, 2019 0 Comments
Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood

The mission of Oxford Mills was to create a vibrant, synergistic, education-based community of teacher housing and nonprofit organizations. Ninety of the apartments are rented to residents earning up to 80 percent AMI, with 68 of those reserved for area teachers.

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Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Communities can enhance affordability with a comprehensive planning and development framework. The Peak One development in the town of Frisco, Colo., provides a strong example.

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How are Jurisdictions Spending Your Impact Fees?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on January 23, 2019 3 Comments
How are Jurisdictions Spending Your Impact Fees?

Have you ever wondered if the impact fees your company is paying to various jurisdictions are going toward their intended purpose? Interestingly, they often are not.

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Suburban Development in the Urban Core

Filed in Design, Land Development by on January 4, 2019 2 Comments
Suburban Development in the Urban Core

A project in Jacksonville’s closest and oldest suburb seeks to revitalize a rundown area while providing affordable housing to young professionals.

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From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on December 4, 2018 2 Comments
From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Turning NIMBY (not in my backyard) to YIMBY (yes!) and winning development approvals requires significant preparation before the team ever puts pencil to paper.

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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on November 28, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday handed down a decision in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, giving a huge victory to two NAHB members and land developers across the country.

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Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on October 4, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 heard arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, an important land use case which could decide whether a plaintiff can bring a Fifth Amendment “takings” claim in federal court. NAHB filed a merits-level amicus brief in June.

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Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court opened a new term Oct. 1 by hearing oral argument in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which involves a clash between two NAHB members and the dusky gopher frog. NAHB has been involved in the case from the start, most recently weighing in with an amicus brief on the merits of the case.

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Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

The HBA of Virginia and NAHB teamed up with local government officials in an effort to solve a county-wide housing affordability crisis.

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