Land Development

A new Department of Housing and Urban Development education initiative is aimed at helping builders, developers, architects and designers learn how to design and build multifamily homes in compliance with the Fair…

 

So breathtaking in scope is a draft growth plan for the western half of Riverside County, Calif., that some environmental activists previously opposed to any growth are working with builders and local…

 

Brian Hickey stands in front of a new house built on tear-down land in Hinsdale, Ill.…

With 23,000 homes on 11,000 acres, Centennial in northeast Los Angeles County will be far bigger than any community where most builders will ever buy lots, let alone plan. But today, with more builders than ever…

 

A typical Wathen-Castanos home - the firm sold 240 like this one in 2002. Housing…

If your liability insurance policy has come up for renewal recently, you've probably learned a hard lesson: Insurance companies don't like you anymore.

Even if you've never filed a claim, never been sued and…

 

A four-units-to-the-acre plan for a circular subdivision can accommodate a four-building…

Highlighting the pressure that environmentalists are putting on new development in many places around the country, Playa Vista, a mammoth west Los Angeles residential development, has radically altered plans for…

Builders can shield themselves from litigation relating to natural and environmental hazards with Property I.D. hazard reports.

Sergio Siderman, senior vice president of the Los Angeles firm, says a few home…

 

Smart Code, due out this spring from Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. and Municipal Code Corp., will provide a basis from which smarter zoning codes can be adopted by local officials, says Demetri Baches, a…

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