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A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know - The State of the Union Address and a...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address last night, he touched on infrastructure by discussing a proposed plan to direct at least $1.5 trillion toward infrastructure investment over the next decade. To...more

Weekly Water Snippets

by Hogan Lovells on

Updates on the water situation in South Africa Koeberg participating in development of other desalination projects Apart from its recently announced temporary desalination plant, the Koeberg nuclear power station is working...more

Private Activity Bonds Under President Trump's "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America"

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The White House released a 53-page framework on Tuesday setting forth its legislative goals for rebuilding America's infrastructure (the Infrastructure Plan)....more

Denver City Council Approves Zoning Amendments Permitting Construction Up to 16 Stories in RiNo

On Monday, Feb. 12, the Denver City Council voted 11-1 to approve changes to the Denver Zoning Code and Municipal Code with the intent of implementing the 38th & Blake Station Area Plan Amendments—and allowing property owners...more

Advocating for increased funding for affordable housing – MAHC’s 2018 Housing Day

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) held its annual Housing Day in Annapolis today.   The event brings together over 200 affordable rental housing advocates to inform legislators of the value of affordable...more

Maine Land Use Planning Commission to Discuss Revisions to Its Adjacency Principle

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Staff of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC or Commission) will introduce for discussion at the February 14, 2018 Commission meeting proposed revisions to the Commission’s application of the adjacency principle,...more

White House Releases Roadmap for Nation’s Infrastructure; Congress Takes the Wheel

by Nossaman LLP on

The White House released its long-awaited infrastructure proposal to Congress this morning, along with the President’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. While elements have been hinted at and leaked before, the 55-page...more

New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan

by Bilzin Sumberg on

We have previously written about the need for new funding solutions for public transportation, including mechanisms that capture the added value of mass transit on adjacent properties. ...more

Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing Will Reshape Our Buildings, Our Cities, and Our Lives

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

When the first automobile hit roadways in the early 1900s, developers, planners, and city officials had to completely re-think the design and planning of cityscapes, both new and old. The era of narrow streets, communities...more

City's General Plan Land Use Policy Survives CEQA Challenge Based on Potential Urban Decay

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• In Visalia Retail, LP v. City of Visalia, the California Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge brought under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to a land use policy in the City of Visalia's General Plan...more

Tax Reform Establishes Municipal Opportunity Zones for Investment

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Included in the recently enacted federal tax reform legislation is the Investing in Opportunity Act (the “Act”) which establishes the Opportunity Zones Program (the “Program”). The Program aims to spur private investment in...more

Fifth Appellate District Upholds City of Visalia’s General Plan Update Against Challenge to Square Footage Restrictions in...

by Downey Brand LLP on

On January 30, 2018, the Fifth Appellate District certified for publication its earlier opinion in Visalia Retail, LP v. City of Visalia, upholding the City of Visalia’s (“City”) 2014 General Plan Update. Plaintiff and...more

CEQA Does Not Require City’s General Plan Update EIR to Address Urban Decay Based on Broker’s Speculative Opinion Concerning...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In an opinion filed on January 4, and later certified for partial publication on January 30, 2018, the Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court judgment rejecting appellant’s claim that the EIR for the City of...more

Legislation Introduced to Amend the Framework Element of the Comprehensive Plan

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Since initiating the process to amend the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan (“Plan”), the Office of Planning (“OP”) has received over 3000 comments from stakeholders. Legislation was recently put forth before the...more

A Path to Federal P3s for Infrastructure? ABA Subcommittee Suggests Changes to OMB Budgetary Scoring

by Nossaman LLP on

Much has already been said already about President Trump’s call to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” in his first State of the Union address. The President asked Congress to advance a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan...more

Tennessee Father Produces Video for Trump – To Change Dangerous Guardrail Ends

In 1995, I recall being given the opportunity to help Billy Hungerford; who was horrifically and tragically injured as a result of a defective guardrail. Since that time my law firm has handled injuries from defective guard...more

Law Commission gears up for driverless cars

by Hogan Lovells on

Just before Christmas, the Law Commission announced plans to develop laws to support the safe development and use of driverless cars in the UK.  The aim is to develop legislation which may be ready as early as 2021....more

New Jersey Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233 Enacted, Ensuring Reforms Performance And Maintenance Guarantee Requirements

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which was signed into law on January 15, modifies the requirements for furnishing performance and maintenance guarantees under the Municipal Land Use Law and modifies the current...more

Impugnaciones a licitaciones para pequeñas empresas

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Una impugnación de licitación es un método que permite que un licitante de un contrato gubernamental dispute formalmente la decisión o el proceso de selección del gobierno. Los procedimientos de impugnación de licitaciones...more

Osceola County Proposes Increased School Impact Fees and Outlines Application Timeline For Avoiding New Mobility Fees

On January 16, 2018, the Osceola County School Board voted to approve new school impact fees for all residential developments. The proposed ordinance — which has not yet been passed by the Osceola County Board of County...more

Ordinance Increasing School Impact Fees Passes in Seminole County

On January 9, 2018, the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners (“the County”), by a 4-1 vote, passed an ordinance increasing school impact fees for all types of residential development in the County. The new,...more

FEMA Flood Map Changes

by Harris Beach PLLC on

As reported by the New York Times earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) is “for the first time in three decades” redrawing flood maps in the state of New York. As noted, New York has over 500...more

Developers Will Benefit From NJ Reforms to Bonding Requirements Under Municipal Land Use Law

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 15, during his last day in office, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which implements major reforms to the requirements for the posting of performance and...more

Real Estate. Major Russian legislation changes for 2017

by Dentons on

Major reforms in shared construction - Federal Law No. 218-FZ on the Public Law Company for the Protection of Rights of Individuals Who are Shared Construction Participants in the Event of Insolvency (Bankruptcy) of...more

Disney Dad Reports About New Limitations Period for Construction Claims in Florida

by Burr & Forman on

While having nothing to do with Disney nor being a dad, there is a new law in Florida that went into effect on July 1, 2017 that governs the limitations period for actions other than to recover real property. ...more

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