RALEIGH'S UDO AND THE CITYWIDE REZONING: What's New and How's it Working?
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
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
H.B. 15-1348 was signed by the Governor on May 29. The bill enacts several changes related to urban renewal authorities and tax increment financing for such authorities including governance changes and changes related to how...more
The CFPB recently announced that it had entered into a consent order with a land-development company and several individuals involved in the company’s operations to settle charges that the respondents violated the Interstate...more
Good news California: local projects are continuing to receive federal funding. Caltrans announced last week that the U.S. Department of Transportation has granted nearly $35 million in TIGER funds to six local and regional...more
On April 18, the OCC, FDIC, and Federal Reserve Board released revised Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination procedures applicable to institutions with total assets greater than $1.202 billion as of December 31 of...more
New Law Applies to Subsidies of $100,000 or More -
Gov. Brown last week signed into law AB 562, legislation that will require all cities and counties to provide a report to the public before approving any economic...more
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
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
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
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
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