Re-Forming Regulations

Hinshaw, Mark
December 2006
Planning;Dec2006, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the development of downtown housing in the U.S. Certain regulations have restricted land developers on investing in the building of housing units downtown. Developers are seeking out communities with a solid financial commitment. New regulations and standards must include capital improvements, tax incentives and tax increment financing. Downtown infrastructure developments are more cost-effective and support transport service. The development of urban residential districts is discussed. There is a call towards the simplification of land use codes. Good design standards and guidelines are also necessary to the character and quality of downtown development.


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