Tag: zoning

2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Filed in Affordability, Education, Land Development, Multifamily by on November 1, 2019 1 Comment
What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Less restrictive zoning would allow for more of what’s been termed “missing middle housing” and help provide solutions to the housing affordability crisis. A recent webinar presented what missing middle housing is, how it meets the needs of today’s buyers, and the current challenges and successes in developing these types of homes.

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Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes.

A recent report from NAHB illustrates how innovative land-use policies that encourage the development of housing, such as Oregon’s legislation, promote greater housing affordability and meet the varied needs of an increasingly diverse home-buying population. 

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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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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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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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