The Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions last month to support and accelerate commercial-to-residential conversions through new federal guidance on financing and tax incentives, technical assistance, and the reuse of federal properties.
Federal action on zoning reform is the rare issue in Congress gaining bipartisan support from across the aisle. The PRO-Housing Program cleared important legislative hurdles this month after gaining a second year of funding in the Senate transporation and housing funding bill and passing as an amendment in the House's version of the same funding bill.
A new federal competitive grant program – totaling $85 million – is now available to help local governments develop and implement policies that create and preserve housing options by breaking down barriers to zoning reform.
State legislatures in 2022 focused on increasing affordable housing within their respective regions. The trend of state legislatures preempting zoning reform is expected to continue in 2023 across the country.
Congress passes a new $85 million grant program aimed at zoning reform. The funding represents a new and significant incentive and support for local zoning reform and planning for housing affordability.
Sponsored Content from enCode Plus: A conversation with planning and zoning industry veteran Bret C. Keast, AICP, on addressing affordability and equity, two of the biggest issues in planning and zoning circles.
This blog post provides an overview of traditional neighborhood development as a planning approach to increase physical activity in small and rural communities through everyday destinations. It is part of the Everyday Destinations series.
This blog post provides an overview of community events as a planning approach to increase physical activity in small and rural communities through everyday destinations. It is part of the Everyday Destinations series.
Spotlight on Zoning Practice: Three recent issues of Zoning Practice have offered bold new visions for alternatives to the status quo in zoning. These visions range from a radical rebuild to an attempt to harness self-interest to advance elusive collective goals.
Spotlight on Zoning Practice: Cities, towns, and counties often take a light touch when it comes to zoning for major educational and health-care campuses. But do demographic and technological changes mean it's time to rethink the status quo?
Uncovering JAPA: By exploring the outcomes of Montgomery County, Maryland's, transfer development rights program, author Li Fang provides a strong case for adjusting the standard practices around TDR program evaluations.
New federal support for zoning reform is in President Biden's Build Back Better framework thanks to planners' advocacy. White House leaders recently made the case for why tackling zoning and housing supply challenges is at the center of the President's economic agenda.
A new economic development bill includes provisions that will make it easier for towns and cities across Massachusetts to produce more housing by greenlighting certain local zoning changes with a simple majority vote.
In response to the proposed overhaul of NEPA regulations, the American Planning Association (APA) and Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) urge the Trump administration to not abandon review of development and infrastructure projects.