Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Rezmar makes its name building in emerging neighborhoods of Chicago.
Despite the good economic times of recent years, it’s estimated that more than 5 million renter households nationwide have critical housing needs, meaning they spend more than half of their income on housing or live in severely inadequate units.
In a case closely watched by home builders and property rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court late last month narrowly ruled in favor of a Rhode Islander who was repeatedly barred by authorities from building a beach club and 74 homes on 18 acres of...
Bedfellows do not get any stranger than when Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, takes the dais with Gary Garczynski, first vice president of the National Association of Home Builders, and the resulting “debate” is more than amicable.
NAHB Opinion: We didn’t hire a marching band this spring when the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Counties agreed to work more closely to create sustainable local communities, but it was nevertheless a landmark eve...
Planning officials in Issaquah, Wash., changed the rules so that a neotraditional community could be included within its growth boundary.
Land-use, zoning and subdivision guidelines that alter the pattern of home building as we know it.
Developers listen and learn, and so does Douglas County. The result: a master plan with open space, clusters and a wide diversity of lot sizes.
Memphis planners permit code revisions to create a traditional neighborhood around an old farming village but backtrack a bit as market issues arise.
Designing a community with the input of homeowners, planners and government agencies helps ensure a smooth approval process.