Land Development

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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Supreme Court Ready to Hear 2 Important Cases

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on September 28, 2018 1 Comment
Supreme Court Ready to Hear 2 Important Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court starts a new term on Monday, Oct. 1 with two cases that home builders have been following closely.

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Conference Offers Advanced Education on Land Development Issues

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Land Development by on September 24, 2018 0 Comments
Conference Offers Advanced Education on Land Development Issues

Registration is now open for the 2018 LANDS Housing Law CLE Roundtable & Workshop, NAHB’s annual continuing legal education program on land-use issues impacting the industry. The event takes place at the National Housing Center, NAHB’s headquarters.

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North Carolina ‘Agrihood’ Features Farm as Anchor Amenity

Filed in Design, Land Development by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
North Carolina ‘Agrihood’ Features Farm as Anchor Amenity

Olivette, an agrihood just outside Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the earlier developments to address communities’ millennia-long draw to farms and the modern desire for amenities and technology.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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After Rush to Urbanize, Suburbs Again on Top

Filed in Land Development, Multifamily by on July 10, 2018 0 Comments
After Rush to Urbanize, Suburbs Again on Top

Populations in cities’ core urban areas grew at a rate that nearly matched growth in America’s suburbs, a sharp shift from a decades-long trend that prompted demographers to declare the 2010s “the decade of the city.”

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NAHB Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court ‘Takings’ Case

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on July 2, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court ‘Takings’ Case

NAHB recently submitted an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case that may have a profound effect on land use lawsuits. This fall, the court will hear arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case that has major implications for Fifth Amendment “takings” claims. The takings clause provides a guarantee that property owners be […]

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Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

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