Land Development

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

Many federal regulations involving wetlands, stormwater and lead paint are in need of significant revisions because they have a disproportionate and negative impact on our members and other small businesses.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 1 Comment
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.

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White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Land Development by on February 10, 2017 1 Comment
White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Last week, NAHB urged the White House to exclude the recently reissued Clean Water Act nationwide wetland permits from a regulatory “freeze” — and the White House paid attention.

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NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memo directing federal agencies to withdraw or postpone – by a minimum of 60 days — recently finalized regulations on Jan. 20. NAHB wants to ensure this action doesn’t make it harder for builders to get a wetlands permit.

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2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit – and it includes provisions that NAHB and our members have fought long and hard for through testimony, letters and extensive meetings.

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Resolution to Vacate WOTUS Rule Introduced in Senate

Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.

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Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Home builders would be much more likely to adopt low-impact or more sustainable stormwater management practices if local jurisdictions offered fast-track permitting or other incentives for installing them, according to a recent NAHB poll.

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Help Create the 2018 NGBS

Nominations are now being accepted for the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard.

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New Ideas for Low-Impact Development

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on January 3, 2017 0 Comments
New Ideas for Low-Impact Development

Best in American Living magazine featured some new, low-impact development ideas that some builders may not know about — solutions that might fit the bill depending on the features of the lot or site.

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Rising Interest Rates, House Prices Push Thousands Out of the Market

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics, Land Development by on December 13, 2016 4 Comments
Rising Interest Rates, House Prices Push Thousands Out of the Market

NAHB economists recently determined that for every $1,000 increase in the cost of today’s median-priced home, nearly 153,000 American households are “priced out” and would no longer be able to afford it.

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