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.
Many jurisdictions are alleviating housing shortgages by cutting back on zoning. Unfortunately, there is also a trend towards expanding rent control, which is likely to have the opposite effect.
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.
Los Angeles is spending $600,000 per unit on building affordable and supportive housing for homeless residents.
A new study of inclusionary zoning policies in the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas finds that the policy ends up raising rents.
A Davidson County judge ruled Tuesday that Nashville's ban on home businesses servicing clients on site is constitutional.
Local governments that remove development restrictions near transit would have a better chance of scoring federal transit funding grants.
New Orleans can't use zoning regulations to decide what counts as artistic expression.
Local governments can't outlaw home vegetable gardens under a new Florida law.
State lawmakers end the legislative sessions by passing a bill that will allow for denser housing construction across the state.
Mainstream media is starting to embrace the idea of deregulating housing construction. Will policymakers?
"They want to put a bureaucratic noose around me," says Nancy Bass Wyden, third-generation owner of New York's best bookstore. "We're just asking to be left alone."
A Nashville producer challenges the city's crazy ban on commercial home recording studios.
The Alexandria City Council voted to approve the butchery's special-use permit.
The legislation is far from perfect, but does move the city in the right direction.
California man highlights the absurdity of dumb regulations.
NIMBY Local Government Sues Owner of Flintstones Replica House Over Dinosaurs and Giant 'Yabba Dabba Doo' Sign
The town of Hillsborough, CA has deemed a sign bearing the cartoon character's famous catchphrase an "eyesore" and "public nuisance."
Q&A with the co-founder of Institute for Justice about immigration, his legal philosophy, his battles with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and that tattoo.
A new poll shows 74 percent of San Francisco residents are in favor of a state bill that would peel back local restrictions on housing.
How a heavily subsidized Culver City development became the nation's most expensive affordable housing project.
The Hong Kong government has floated the idea of building four artificial islands which could house one million people.