Land Development

Housing in Opportunity Zones

Filed in Land Development, Tax Reform by on July 17, 2020 0 Comments
Housing in Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones (OZs) are an economic development tool created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some examples of successful OZ projects across the country.

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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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NAHB Online Course Examines Successful Land Development Strategies

NAHB Online Course Examines Successful Land Development Strategies

NAHB’s Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing live online course will introduce you to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer.

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Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

The Residences at Career Gateway is a community housing development, funded with the help of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), which aims to revitalize the south side of Columbus and connect residents with meaningful workforce supports.

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Virginia Home Builders Log Big Wins During 2020 Legislative Session

Filed in Land Development, Legal, Membership by on April 14, 2020 0 Comments
Virginia Home Builders Log Big Wins During 2020 Legislative Session

Of more than 3,600 pieces of legislation introduced during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, the Home Builders Association of Virginia’s (HBAV) government affairs team found 270 that had a direct or indirect impact on residential land development and construction, and worked hard to defeat several bills and resolutions that could have harmed housing affordability and economic growth in the Commonwealth.

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How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

Filed in Land Development, Technology by on March 20, 2020 0 Comments
How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

With a nationwide spread of 5G, and its potential impacts on land in urban, rural and residential areas, it is as important as ever to stay informed with the latest land use issues and solutions. Learn more about what the increase in 5G infrastructure may entail.

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San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

A diverse coalition led by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County and local REALTORS® defeated a March 3 ballot measure that could have limited housing development in rural areas of San Diego County, Calif.

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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Design, Housing Affordability, 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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Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

Filed in Housing Affordability, Land Development by on January 16, 2020 3 Comments
Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

NAHB continues to dive into ongoing concerns over housing affordability, including its “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes” report. The report identifies ordinances and codes that enable the construction of more varied housing types and smaller, more affordable homes, including the form-based code for greenfield development used in the Mews Townhouse Units in South Jordan, Utah.

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3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Filed in Housing Affordability, Land Development by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Media coverage recently has detailed the growing housing affordability shortage in the United States, discussing how local zoning remains a barrier to greater access to housing. Communities can work to address this shortage by updating ordinances that promote single-family detached and large multifamily buildings, with few options between.

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