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Originally published in Western Real Estate Business, October 2012.
The economic downturn has resulted in a record number of foreclosures in California. Many property owners have simply abandoned these foreclosed...more
The Greater Philadelphia area's ability to thrive in the 21st century depends largely on rebuilding and remodeling the region's aging infrastructure network. According to "Connections 2040: Transportation Investment...more
On October 18, 2012, the PUC issued an opinion after reviewing an ordinance enacted by South Fayette Township relating to natural gas drilling, which found the Township in violation of Act 13. Due to the violations, the...more
NMTC Background -
•At the time of enactment, the New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) program was the largest federal subsidy created for economic development in low-income communities.
•The NMTCs program was...more
On August 23, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) announced that 17 Central Valley levee systems are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance, after a temporary agreement between the Corps and the...more
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently issued an RFP to solicit proposals to establish grant agreements for the development of Virginia Locality Stormwater Programs. State grant applications are...more
New law gives the RK government additional control over new trunk pipeline projects.
After many changes, extensive negotiations, and numerous interim drafts, the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) has enacted a Trunk Pipeline...more
Originally published in The Florida Housing Coalition - Volume 28, No. 2.
Affordable housing developers naturally understand the value of urban infill sites to their projects, given their central location and proximity...more
On May 15, 2012, the Québec Government introduced in the National Assembly An Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speech of 20 March 2012 (Bill 73), an omnibus bill providing for...more
Cook County, Illinois, which encompasses Chicago and dozens of surrounding suburbs, enacted an ordinance on December 14, 2011, requiring that within 30 days after a residence becomes vacant or 60 days after a default,...more
AB 1903 (Buchanan and Hagman), as proposed, would suspend the ability of school districts to levy Level III developer fees. The bill is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, June 20 in the Senate Education...more
On May 15, the cities of New York and Los Angeles adopted ordinances that will require banks doing business with those cities to report certain information about their banking and lending activities. In New York, the City...more
Introduction No. 501-A, titled A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notification by a mortgagee commencing an action to recover residential real property, was approved by the...more
The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), and the National Agency of Energy on March 13, 2012 jointly published the first five-year plan for...more
The term “renewable energy” describes energy that comes from natural resources that are naturally replenished, including solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, bio-energy, wave power, tidal power and hydroelectricity....more
On April 11, Fannie Mae published Servicing Guide Lender Letter LL-2012-04, which follows up on a previous notice regarding the City of Chicago’s (the City) vacant property ordinance. Effective May 1, 2012, servicers will be...more
The Florida Legislature was very busy this month, getting legislation passed and over to Governor Rick Scott's desk before the end of the 2012 Legislative Session this month. Lots of people are still combing through all the...more
The New Markets Tax Credit (“NMTC”) program is administered by Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund. The program is designed to stimulate job creation, and encourage investment in...more
This week, the Florida Legislature finalized the $70 billion state budget and ended debate in the House and Senate on how Florida state tax dollars should be spent. Included within the Florida budget are the following...more
Despite the launch of two bills — one that would delay the effective dissolution date of redevelopment agencies (RDAs) across the state and another that would allow cities to retain affordable housing funds — cities are...more
Last week, Virginia submitted its 2012-2013 Chesapeake Bay Milestones to the Environmental Protection Agency. They will be available shortly on the Virginia Bay TMDL website at...more
After months of legal uncertainty, the California Supreme Court today issued its opinion in California Redevelopment Association, et al. v. Matosantos, Case No. S194861, marking the end of California’s 400+ redevelopment...more
The IRS has released Notice 2012-3, which provides that projects originally financed with tax-exempt Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds (“GO Zone Bonds”) may be refinanced on a tax-exempt basis after December 31, 2011, the date on...more
In August I wrote about an amendment to a Chicago vacant buildings ordinance that I thought (and I was one of many) was crazy, despite being sympathetic to the plight resulting from the city’s blight. The City of Chicago...more
The Treasury Department has issued guidance in the form of two new “Frequently Asked Questions” addressing when transferees or purchasers of renewable energy property will qualify for the 5 percent safe harbor for beginning...more
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