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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
John Hunter on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
Deze uitspraak gaat over verbeurde dwangsommen wegens niet tijdig beslissen en terugwerkende kracht. De ABRvS overweegt dat door de vernietiging van de uitspraak van de rechtbank en van het besluit van 26 juli 2011 is...more
The days of governmental agencies or regulatory boards issuing decisions without providing any reasoning may be nearing an end. The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently clarified in Medina Nursing Center,...more
Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013.
Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available...more
Revised ambient air quality standard could require more stringent control of fine particulate matter emissions.
On December 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rule tightening the National...more
In September 2012, the State Senate created a new state mandated local program by enacting S.B. 1186 which requires local agencies fund increased Certified Access Specialist (“CASp”) services. CASps work for local...more
Originally published in the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (“HPLO”) Special Report on October 25, 2012.
The Purpose of the Preservation Roundtable; Why This Matters; Executive Summary; Background & Definition of...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently rejected claims that radon in Marcellus Shale natural gas would lead to thousands of lung cancer deaths. These claims arose from FERC’s May 21, 2012 grant of a...more
Akerman's Practice Update of October 19, 2012, contains information regarding extensions available for certain development permits and approvals pursuant to Section 494 of Chapter 2011-142, Laws of Florida. Section 494...more
In This Presentation:
FILOTs and MCPs/SSRCs – Developer Issues
..Basic Property Taxes Calculation
..FILOTs – The Basics
..Developer FILOT Project Scenario
..Developer FILOT Arrangements
..Key Issues in...more
The upcoming presidential election has dominated the headlines. As a nation, our attention has been focused on the state of current laws, the prospect of future laws, and even the need for certain laws. As an industry,...more
The Building Standards Commission ("BSC") recently initiated formal rulemaking and public review for portions of the 2012 triennial code update to the California Building Standards Code ("Code").
Labor unions have long been at odds with California charter cities over whether such cities must pay prevailing wages on public works projects. While many charter cities have either not exempted themselves from state...more
On August 8th, the California Supreme Court granted review of the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority. As previously blogged in April, the...more
Previously, in our Five-Part Series on Philadelphia's New Zoning Code, we provided an Overview, explored changes in Community Involvement and Civic Design Review, outlined new Base Zoning Districts and Overlay Districts, and...more
After the dust settled on the North Carolina General Assembly 2012 Short Session, 203 bills had become law, a handful of which survived gubernatorial veto. Although the General Assembly did not pass land use reforms as...more
The State Water Board is moving closer to reissuing the Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) with the release of a draft for public review and comment. This lengthy draft differs substantially from current requirements...more
Part Three: Base Districts and Overlays
With the August 22 effective date for Philadelphia's New Zoning Code fast approaching, we continue our Five-Part Series exploring the big changes in store. In our previous...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
Senate Bill 226 was enacted in 2011 to streamline review of infill development projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), directing the Natural Resources Agency to adopt standards for eligible projects by...more
Part Two: Community Involvement and Civic Design Review
In Part One of this Five-Part Series, we provided an overview of Philadelphia's New Zoning Code, which will take effect – ready or not – on August 22, 2012. With...more
The Pennsylvania Legislature recently enacted a key amendment to the Permit Extension Act of 2010 that will extend the life of certain development-related permits and approvals to July 2016....more
Procedures for designation of West-wide Energy Corridors pursuant to Section 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 are to be revised to allay concerns that (i) construction of energy-related facilities within such corridors...more
The First Appellate District recently ordered partially published its opinion in City of Hayward v. Board of Trustees of the California State University (2012) __ Cal.App.4th __, 2012 WL 2832858 (cert. for pub. 6/28/12),...more
For those interested in developing land in Florida or otherwise investing in Florida real estate, it's important to know that the State of Florida is in the process of changing and reforming how land planning, land...more
There was another sigh of relief for developers in New Jersey as legislation to further extend the Permit Extension Act of 2008 passed both houses last week, keeping project approvals alive as developers wait for further...more