Land Development

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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Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations

Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations

Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of more than 32% of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council.

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Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on June 8, 2018 2 Comments
Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

A fight to provide more affordable housing has not had a happy ending for the HBA of Greater New Orleans – or for the Louisiana families it was designed to help.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

The Environmental Protection Agency will wait until August to release its proposed new definitions for “waters of the United States,” which means that the final version won’t be ready until the fall of 2019.

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NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on April 30, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

NAHB today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of two NAHB members contesting a provision of the Endangered Species Act that would result in $34 million in lost property value to protect an animal that doesn’t even live there.

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New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Land Development by on April 17, 2018 1 Comment
New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Even after a massive reduction in their corporate tax rate, some utility companies are interpreting a little-known tax change in a way that is forcing developers to substantially increase what they pay for contributions in aid of construction (CIACs).

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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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