https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/nyregion/self-storage-new-york-city.html?_r=1 New York and other cities move to curb the spread of self-storage buildings, arguing the space could be used to increase jobs, housing and commerce.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/land-use/the-live-work-play-vision-for-east-village-is-missing-the-work/ Even though the vacancy rate for downtown office space is the lowest it’s been in years, most developers and investors building in East Village are still sticking with the safer bet: apartments.
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/04/10/enough-with-the-gondolamania-already/ In American cities, gondolas have mainly served as a distraction from bigger problems facing urban transit systems.
https://www.planetizen.com/node/92282/passage-12-cent-gas-tax-hike-allows-bart-reduce-service-cuts The gas tax bill couldn’t pass soon enough for the Bay Area’s metro system. Service cuts and fare increases, scheduled for approval April 13, were greatly reduced due to an unexpected million BART will receive, and the bill has yet to be signed!
https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2017/04/05/great-idea-incremental-development Great places are built in small increments, and urbanists are restoring America’s know-how and capacity for small-scale development by many individuals in their own communities. Do you want to be a small developer?
http://portlandtribune.com/but/239-news/354394-234136-update-council-kicks-ankeny-apartments-back-to-developer-pdc Update: Council kicks Ankeny Apartments back to developer, PDC, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.
http://sduptownnews.com/uptown-planners-feel-disrespected/ News analysis By Ken Williams | Editor The Uptown Planners seem to be borrowing a line from the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, whose catchphrase was “I don’t get no respect.” Members of the citizen-elected volunteer board, which advises city planners on matters related to growth and development in the Uptown district, expressed anger at […]
https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/04/portlands-next-density-spurt/522672/ Flashy new residential projects near the Burnside Bridge suggest the expansion of the Rose City’s urban core has leaped across the Willamette River.