Land Development

Taking Charge: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Land Use

Filed in Land Development by on July 29, 2019 4 Comments
Taking Charge: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Land Use

As electric vehicles increase in prominence so will publicly available charging stations, undoubtedly having an impact on land use.  

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6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

The Arcade Apartments development is finished product of a historic rehabilitation of a 500,000-square-foot architectural landmark in downtown St. Louis. The $118 million project involved a mix of federal and state historic tax credits and New Market Tax Credits, loans, mortgages and investment from Webster University.

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Affordable Cottage Community Spotlights Benefits of Reduced Zoning Regulations

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 22, 2019 4 Comments
Affordable Cottage Community Spotlights Benefits of Reduced Zoning Regulations

Zoning restrictions are one of the obstacles challenging housing affordability, often favoring single-family homes and limiting higher-density multifamily buildings. One project that highlights how reduced zoning restrictions can benefit development of creative and effective housing options is the Boiceville Cottages in Brooktondale, N.Y.

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Housing Options Expand as Lots and Homes Get Smaller

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on July 9, 2019 1 Comment
Housing Options Expand as Lots and Homes Get Smaller

Housing development within the United States needs a makeover. Past trends guided by regulations have led to a housing market with limited variation. NAHB’s latest report explores the issues involved in generating a greater mix of housing types, and provides relevant best practices on regulatory and design options and barriers.

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Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 2, 2019 1 Comment
Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

The Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) redevelopment of its Rainier Vista property transformed the community. The large-scale project replaced 481 deteriorating public housing units from the 1940s with a new mixed-income, mixed-use community of 1,092 residential units with office, retail, services and recreational space.

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Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development, Remodelers by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Homes for rehab are often beset with significant structural issues such as collapsed roofs, mold, water infiltration or cracked foundations. In the greater Chicago area, the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (AHCLC) created a successful approach to revitalizing communities.

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Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on June 18, 2019 2 Comments
Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.

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Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

What if there was a simple solution to help communities struggling with high housing costs, limited developable land and a demand for multigenerational living? An increasing number of communities around the United States have found that there is such a solution: accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Learn how different localities are integrating these solutions into their communities, and download the latest NAHB report on diversifying housing options.

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Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 7, 2019 3 Comments
Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

The master plan will convert the site to commercial, residential and recreational uses. When fully built, it will feature more than 5,900 homes, including a minimum of 25% affordable owner-occupied and rental units.

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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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