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Deadline Extended for D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) has extended the deadline for individuals and groups to submit proposed amendments to D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan, which guides future growth and development in the District. OP...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - May 2017 - #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Federal Court Upholds Termination of Navy Lease Bid Due to Environmental Concerns - In Open Spirit, LLC v. United States, No. 15-370C (Fed. Cl. filed April 28, 2017), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims upheld the...more

Secretary Ben Carson Kicks Off Public Housing P3

This week, Miami-Dade County hosted Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Liberty Square public-housing development, one of the oldest in the nation. The...more

Amendments to real estate legislation for the third quarter of 2016

by Dentons on

Amendments to federal laws - Changes to the RF Town-Planning Code - In the summer of 2016, roughly a dozen federal laws were adopted to amend the RF Town-Planning Code (RF TPC).1 The main changes of significance to...more

Real Estate and Land Use - August 2016 #2

Proactive Predevelopment for Successful P3s - A new report was recently published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) called Successful Public/Private Partnerships: From Principles to Practice. The report provides valuable...more

The Glass Is Half Full – Proceed With Cautious Optimism

Last month, the New England Real Estate Journal published an article by Rebecca Nolan touting an awakening of growth in the Connecticut region. In her article, Ms. Nolan reminds us that our Yankee perseverance has seen us...more

CEQA Year In Review 2015

by Perkins Coie on

In 2015 the California appellate courts continued to chart new ground as they grappled with some of CEQA’s most difficult and controversial questions. The Supreme Court of California led the way, issuing four opinions on...more

Proposed Extensions for Boston's Expiring Urban Renewal Plans

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is considering 10-year extensions for 14 urban renewal plans, originally adopted in the 1960s and early 1970s, that cover approximately 10% of Boston’s land area. If the proposed...more

Congress hears testimony on Public-Private Partnerships in affordable housing

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Would private developers build affordable housing if there were no government subsidies? Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and his colleagues explored that question and other topics during a House Financial Service Subcommittee...more

No Stone Undisclosed: City of Vancouver and Developer Appeal New Public Disclosure Standards for Development Projects

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The City of Vancouver and Brenhill Developments Ltd. have appealed the January 27, 2014 decision of the BC Supreme Court in Community Association of New Yaletown v Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117 (the Brenhill/New Yaletown...more

Cities and Counties Must Provide Report Before Approving Economic Development Subsidies to Businesses

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

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

Navigating Between CEQA’s Scylla and Charybdis: First District Applies Save Tara Analysis and Rejects Claims of Improper Project...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

One of the most vexing issues arising under CEQA, particularly in cases of projects involving public-private partnerships or projects requiring public agency financial assistance, is the question of when project approval...more

It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It

by Brad Kuhn on

When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Redevelopment

by Brad Kuhn on

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the action filed by the California Redevelopment Association, League of California Cities and others challenging the...more

Beter aanbesteden van architectendiensten: voorbeelden

Architecten aanbesteding- zo kan het ook

by Andre van Langen on

Steeds meer opdrachtgevers bij (decentrale) overheden kondigen aanbestedingen voor architectendiensten beter aan. Deze goede voorbeelden moeten volgens het Steunpunt architectuuropdrachten en ontwerpwedstrijden meer aandacht...more

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