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Governor Ducey Signs Zoning Bill Into Law; Positive News for Infill Development Industry

by Snell & Wilmer on

Great news for the Arizona infill development industry, as the long awaited “fix” to the three-quarters vote/supermajority statute (i.e. A.R.S. Section 9-462.04(G)) has finally made its way through the State Legislature and...more

Wiener’s Streamlined Infill Housing Approvals Legislation Continues to Move Forward

We reported in December that State Senator Scott Wiener marked his first day in state office by introducing legislation (SB 35) to address barriers to housing production. Senator Wiener has introduced amendments to SB 35 that...more

Corner Briefing: Grant and Loan Opportunities for Infill Projects

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the first edition in an ongoing series of "Corner Briefings" highlighting urban infill legal tools and opportunities. These updates will identify new legal cases, legislative updates, grant opportunities and other...more

Licensed to Fill: NJDEP Makes Virgin Material More Attractive for SRP Sites

by Cole Schotz on

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently renamed and revised its clean fill guidance, which now makes it clear that fill material obtained from a licensed quarry or mine may be used for site...more

CEQA Litigation Abuses Documented By New Empirical Study Of Recent Case Filings

by Miller Starr Regalia on

A 138-page report, including 371 footnotes and a 30-page appendix listing all properly documented CEQA lawsuits filed in California over its 3-year study period (2010-2012), has been posted by its authors, Holland & Knight...more

Depublication Of Fifth District CEQA Decision Creating Conflict On Common Interest Doctrine Sought By Infill Builders

by Miller Starr Regalia on

While Real Party in Interest Wal-Mart Stores did not elect to seek California Supreme Court’s review of the Fifth District’s controversial decision in Citizens for Ceres v. Superior Court (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 889, the...more

Towards Not Reinventing The CEQA Wheel: Resources Agency Adopts New CEQA Guidelines For Streamlined Review of Urban Infill...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

Repetitive CEQA review and analysis is expensive, unnecessary, unproductive, and inimical to the goals of certainty and finality in the environmental review process. In 2011, to address these concerns in the infill...more

Spring CEQA Roundup

by Miller Starr Regalia on

Spring is here, and it seems the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government have all been busy trying to “clean up” CEQA and related areas of the law in one way or another. Recent items of interest...more

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