Tag: land development

How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on March 12, 2021 0 Comments
How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Sacramento’s 2040 General Plan Update envisions growth of 72,000 new homes and 80,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. Included in the general plan are key themes of housing availability, affordability, racial equity, sustainability and addressing climate change.

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Learn All About Land Development in NAHB Live Online Courses

Filed in Education, Land Development by on March 9, 2021 8 Comments
Learn All About Land Development in NAHB Live Online Courses

Successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller home builders. Back by popular demand, NAHB Education is offering two dynamic land development live online courses in March.

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Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

Filed in Education, Land Development, Membership by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

To provide a clear example of how different jurisdictions are re-examining structural inequities, NAHB has convened a panel to discuss how housing advocates are proposing to revise state zoning laws to reduce segregation.

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New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability by on October 26, 2020 1 Comment
New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

NAHB created the Inclusionary Zoning Calculator Tool to supplement conflicting policy studies with concrete data of how inclusionary zoning requirements impact development choices, including whether or not a developer proceeds on a project.

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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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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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What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

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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Affordable Cottage Community Spotlights Benefits of Reduced Zoning Regulations

Filed in Design, Housing Affordability, 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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