Opportunity Zones (OZs) are an economic development tool created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They offer opportunities for developers who understand the requirements and challenges.
The Parkway is a traditional, garden-style suburban community in Houston, Texas, but what sets the project apart from its garden-style peers is its dedication to green and energy efficient features, earning it a 2019 Best in American Living Award for Green Community. Sustainability and environmental impact were carefully considered in the design of The Parkway. […]
Low energy bills, reduced carbon footprint, and record sales are just a few reasons why green homes are appealing to both homebuyers and builders. The award-winning Georgetown Flora Green home blends sustainable innovation with classic architectural features allowing it to appear as if it has always been part of the historic Seattle neighborhood. The home […]
Along with the positives of new technologies often come unintended—or previously unidentified—complications. NAHB recently reported on the potential land use implications of electric car charging stations and their accompanying infrastructure. Another new mobile broadband technology called 5G may impact land use in a similar manner. What is 5G, and how is it different than 4G? […]
The Residences at Career Gateway is a community housing development, funded with the help of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, which aims to revitalize the south side of Columbus and connect residents with meaningful workforce supports. The Residences are an urban infill project on the site of a formerly vacant elementary school building and offer […]
Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes. Oregon H.B. 2001, effective Aug. 8, 2019, […]