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© 2015 by the American Planning Association. Reprinted by permission of Planning magazine. In 2013, when the Seattle city council considered rezoning the South Lake Union neighborhood to allow high-rise development, it faced a dilemma. The city’s incentive zoning policy required developers to help meet the local need for affordable…Read More
2014 was a huge year in Inclusionary Housing (IH) Policy. Leaders across the nation grappled with the shadow side of job growth and housing market recovery – rising prices for homes and apartments. Many turned to IH policies with renewed interest, recognizing that they are a small but mighty part…Read More
Happy New Year! If you read my last year’s blog, you’ll know that I’m not much of a fan of resolutions, but I do like fresh starts. The start of a new year makes me reflective, and since I’m not getting any younger, I thought I’d tell you why I…Read More
Happy Holidays from Cornerstone Partnership! As an end-of-the-year special, we gathered the top 10 blog posts from this past year so you can remember the themes, ideas, and stories of 2014! Happy reading! A Look at the Data: Greater Social Impact Through Long-Term Affordable Homeownership by Thane Maxwell,…Read More
Something unprecedented happened in the San Francisco Bay Area last week – school districts in several counties closed schools ahead of a major winter rain storm. For California kids who are growing up without ever experiencing a snow day or school closure of any kind, it was an unbelievable stroke of good fortune.…Read More