https://archpaper.com/2017/04/lofts-on-arthington/ Reported in Architects Newspaper – an historic but abandoned Sears & Roebuck building has been converted into 181 historic loft apartments in Chicago’s West Side.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/growth-development/sd-fi-cityage-20170424-story.html San Diego Central Library was the location of a two day conference this week for dignitaries from across the country looking for solutions on homelessness. Report in UT San Diego.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/government/san-diego-wants-the-state-to-meet-in-the-middle-on-housing/ Voice of San Diego reports on AB 1637 to subsidize projects that contain a mix of low income and middle income units. The bill is authored by Assembly member Todd Gloria, and is based on a recent study showing the need for such housing.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/land-use/developers-of-massive-property-envision-a-live-work-hub-for-residents-on-both-sides-of-the-border/ Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border […]
https://bikeportland.org/2017/04/25/oregon-walks-to-screen-new-jane-jacobs-doc-at-annual-meeting-226495 Report on New Jane Jacobs movie – Citizen Jane: Battle for the City – airing on May 5, 2017, 7 PM at Oregon Walks, 616 NW 21st Avenue. In Bike Portland.
https://archpaper.com/2017/04/stanford-university-redwood-city-campus/#gallery-0-slide-0 Architect’s Newspaper contains renderings, maps, and a description of the new Stanford campus in Redwood City. Ground breaking is planned for next month.
https://www.planetizen.com/node/92448/planning-and-zoning-growth-few-lessons-los-angeles In this guest blog in Planetize, four principles are proposed to guide regulation of LA development to achieve density, transportation, housing, and walkability goals.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/04/24/71001/developers-bracing-for-new-fees-in-la/ SCPR reports that the 12 per sq. foot fee on development being pushed by LA Mayor Garcetti looks likely to pass. However, many in the industry questions whether it will help create affordable housing in any significant measure, even though they don’t plan to oppose it.
http://www.dailynews.com/article/20170423/NEWS/170429761 This Daily News article reports on road repair funding bill that increases gas tax provision that relaxes regulations on diesel truck emissions. Diesel exhaust is the primary cause of smog in California. Smog in turn, is a primary ingredient in air pollution that causes serious illness and death in California.
https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/can-silicon-valley-kick-the-sprawl-habit/524262/ This CityLab article reports on a new SPUR study which offers suggestions for reducing sprawl and increasing housing in Silicon Valley.