Planning + Development

Thomas Beadel on Splitting Lots, Doubling Inventory

The business model for Thomas James Homes' Trademark by TJH brand brings more opportunities for buyers in neighborhoods where inventory is tight


Want a Home With More Space? Consider an ADU First

Nearly 1.4 million single-family properties currently house some sort of accessory dwelling unit, whether it be a guest house, in-law suite ...


Nebraska Lawmakers Build Support for Relaxing Density Restrictions

Nebraska could become the second state in the nation after Oregon to pass a statewide law on zoning.

How Zoning and Housing Regulation Missteps Can Lock Out Potential Buyers

Mid-size, affordable cities are blossoming nationwide, but the pressure of a growing population is putting strain on the housing market in many of

Will Nebraska Become the Second State to Pass a Statewide Zoning Law?

Nebraska may be the next frontier for upzoning to increase housing affordability.

How Updating Zoning Laws Can Solve the Affordable Housing Shortage

In Los Angeles, ten side-by-side units stand on a third of an acre, measuring three-stories high with only 6 inches in between each building.

Multifamily Housing May Be the New American Home

Zoning laws have often kept single-family homes as the only viable option for builders.

Which Cities Are the Most Expensive, Heavily-Regulated in America?

With strict zoning laws and costly regulation, home building in these heavily-regulated, expensive cities can have builders feeling like they’re wo

Is Upzoning the Next Political Battleground?

As rents rise amid an already scarce stock of affordable housing, some cities are turning to deregulating single-family lots in order to upzone som

Even Young Professionals Finding Housing Costs Too High in Gentrified Neighborhoods

After many years of implementing policies to woo young professionals, some cities are now too expensive for that demographic.

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