Blight has reached crisis proportion in many cities across the country. But communities are fighting back, recognizing the severe impacts that blighted and abandoned properties can cause.
Housing & Development
How can we build support for affordable housing? That’s the question at the heart of a recent report that looks at the importance of the language and messaging used by housing advocates.
Do the living options provided in your town match what consumers want today? The National Assn of Realtors commissioned a survey to provide some answers.
Some additional observations by Wayne Lemmon on the importance to developers of time and perceived level of risk.
To achieve a minimum level of “literacy” about the economics of development requires at least a navigational knowledge of the basic tool of real estate feasibility analysis — the pro-forma.
The location of housing is especially important to older residents who need more options to connect and stay engaged in the community.
Orenco Station is both an actual light-rail station and the name of a 209 acre “transit-oriented” development adjacent to the station. They’re both in Hillsboro, Oregon, a fast growing suburb of Portland, and home to the state’s “Silicon Forest.”
As a follow up to her previous column on approaches to bringing commercial uses closer to residential neighborhoods, Wendy Grey outlines some basic development standards for neighborhood commercial zoning districts.
In the first two installments of this series, we presented basic information about what LID is and how it works. In this piece, we’ll show that LID isn’t simply a stormwater management technique, but a systems approach that provides multiple benefits addressing both public and private sector interests.
Close to Hartford’s “seats of power” — state government; insurance companies; and Trinity College; you’ll find Frog Hollow, a predominantly Latino neighborhood. It has a mix of walk-up apartments, neighborhood restaurants, stores, churches, and social clubs. But anchoring it is an innovative mixed-use development called Billings Forge.
The authors’ of the feature article in the Summer 2011 issue of the PCJ respond to comments and questions about their article.
A closer look at how well-designed affordable housing programs can generate economic and fiscal benefits to local communities. Plus brief reports on efforts to provide workforce housing
The practice of bulldozing modest-size homes and replacing them with “McMansions” has alarmed many planners, neighborhood groups, and preservationists. How can communities respond?