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
The City of Imperial has taken the first step in pursuing an eminent domain proceeding by adopting a resolution of necessity to acquire a vacant property for its Transit Center Project. As reported by the Imperial Valley...more
On November 27, 2012, a court of appeal ordered a city to correct the defects in a project description and alternatives discussion in a final environmental impact report (“EIR”) because the court concluded the city had...more
In This Issue:
- France bans bisphenol A in food contact materials
- Commission adopts RoHS exemption for lead
- Commission adopts RoHS exemption for cadmium
- Consultation begins on three...more
In low-lying Miami, discussions about sea level rise go well beyond the hypothetical. For property developers, building owners, government agencies, and insurance companies, developing strategies to mitigate the risks of sea...more
We recently mentioned the Port of Miami’s ambitious development plans in the context of the several major public projects taking place in South Florida. Among these projects, it is clear that the activity at the Port is of...more
The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 29 November, removing the risk of developers being double charged CIL.
These changes are long overdue, as they correct the ridiculous...more
Urban planners, designers and members of the development community in Miami who Tweet will want to bookmark this resource: Planetizen’s comprehensive list of the best news and observations about urban planning, design and...more
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