Land Development



Features
July 01, 2001

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...

Features
June 30, 2001

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.

Features
June 30, 2001

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...

Features
May 01, 2001

Planning officials in Issaquah, Wash., changed the rules so that a neotraditional community could be included within its growth boundary.

Features
May 01, 2001

Land-use, zoning and subdivision guidelines that alter the pattern of home building as we know it.

Features
May 01, 2001

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.

Features
May 01, 2001

Memphis planners permit code revisions to create a traditional neighborhood around an old farming village but backtrack a bit as market issues arise.

Features
May 01, 2001

Designing a community with the input of homeowners, planners and government agencies helps ensure a smooth approval process.

Features
May 01, 2001

Colorado-based land planner predicts an epidemic of anti-growth ballot initiatives unless the housing industry changes its ways.

Features
April 25, 2001

Aside from being costly to the point that most TNDs become uneconomic, the realities of current comprehensive planning laws have the practical effect of limiting TND as a widespread planning option.

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