The New York Blood Center wants a larger headquarters to continue its cutting-edge medical research. Activists claim the new building will cast too much shadow.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to landmark the longtime home of gay rights activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.
The YIMBY Democrat wants to make it easier to build more housing in California's densest and most expensive cities.
Two state bills would generally prohibit local code enforcement officials from acting on anonymously reported violations.
The president endorses a competitive grant program that would reward localities for loosening their restrictive zoning codes.
New bills in the legislature would make it easier for cities to allow more housing on their own, and crack down on places that try to cheat their way out of permitting development.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Vetoed One Outdoor Dining Bill Because It Took Too Much Power Away From Zoning Officials. Will He Do That a Second Time?
Garden State lawmakers have unanimously passed two bills now allowing restaurants to keep their outdoor operations running so long as their indoor dining rooms are restricted.
Entrepreneurs discouraged by red tape even before COVID-19 need officials to leave them alone.
Michael Morrison used to be a boxer. Now he brawls with zoning boards and tax collectors.
A new survey from realty company Redfin finds that only 24 percent of Trump supporters and 32 percent of Biden voters support reducing zoning regulations in their neighborhood.
The Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board refused to grant an exception to its height limits to accommodate a seven-sided keep.
Colorado Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal From Housing Activists Who Claimed Inaccurate Election Guidance Doomed Their Ballot Initiative
City officials repeatedly gave activists false information about the requirements for getting their initiative on the ballot.
The Trump administration has abandoned its own promising housing reforms in favor of toxic culture war politics.
Boulder Officials Told Campaigns They Had Until August to Qualify for the City Ballot. Now They Say the Deadline Was Actually in June.
The switch threatens an initiative to repeal Boulder's restrictions on unrelated people living together.
Nashville's Metro Council repeals the city's blanket ban on home businesses servicing customers onsite.
How invasive questions about a stone patio permit turned into a Black Lives Matter protest
Trump's Bizarre Twitter Attack on Obama-Era Fair Housing Regs Reveals an Administration at War With Itself
The president's criticism of the 2015 AFFH rule is an implicit attack on his own housing reforms.
County Threatens Fines, Demands Expensive Alterations From Arizona Couple Hosting Free Yoga Classes and Potlucks on Their Property
Joshua and Emily Killeen are suing Yavapai County, Arizona, for what they claim are unconstitutional restrictions on their ability to advertise their business and host events on their rural property.
Land use regulation is making cities unaffordable. In an unfettered market, how would Americans choose to live?
Fairfax County, Virginia, allows home businesses but prohibits them from keeping inventory on site.
Two non-profit groups argued that developers had been improperly awarded a building permit for a 112-unit condo building on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
San Francisco Bureaucrats Can Shoot Down Almost Any Housing Project They Want. This Ballot Initiative Would Change That.
Mayor London Breed's Affordable Homes Now initiative would streamline the approval of code-compliant housing projects as long as developers include additional affordable units.
And it might make housing more affordable in many places. Conservative NIMBYs should not stand in the way.
Del. Vaughn Stewart (D–Montgomery County) says a mix of new private and public housing is needed to combat Maryland's housing affordability problems.
Despite amendments to make the bill more palatable to local governments and community activists, Sen. Scott Wiener's (D–San Francisco) SB 50 faces an uphill battle.
A massive 15 foot tall Trump/Pence yard sign has unfortunately turned political.
The legislation would allow duplexes on any residential plot in the state.
Joey Mucha wanted to convert his warehouse into a restaurant, bar, and arcade. Then community activists intervened.
The decision leaves intact local governments’ power to force private developers to build affordable housing.
The initiative would leave untouched all the city regulations that've made it so hard to start a business in the first place.
The Homes for All Act misdiagnoses the roots of the country's housing problems, then adds a boundless faith in the feds' ability to solve them.
Despite Stiff NIMBY Opposition, San Francisco Business Owner Will Be Allowed to Convert Arcade Repair Business Into Normal Arcade
The struggles Joey Mucha had to go through to secure a simple change of use permit highlight the problems inherent in San Francisco's planning process.
San Francisco Activists Are Trying to Stop Business Owner From Converting His Arcade Repair Shop Into a Normal Arcade
Neighbors say Joey Mucha's plans for a Skee-Ball arcade in the Mission would be a positive addition to the community. Activists disagree.
Plus: the effects of restrictive zoning on education access, DACA's uncertain future at the Supreme Court, and Mayor Pete's miraculous surge
Development restrictions and NIMBYism, not tech sector success, explain Silicon Valley's housing costs.
Opponents use a notorious environmental review law to keep a famed fast food restaurant out of Rancho Mirage.
By one vote, the city's planning commission denied a business's request to stop a competing falafel shop from opening up down the block.