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Policy Tag: Zoning Reform

State Law, Local Interpretation: How Cities Are Implementing Senate Bill 9

Introduction Last year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (“HOME”) Act, otherwise known as Senate…

Regulations and Land Use

Biden Administration Steps Forward for Housing Supply

On May 16th, the White House released a plan to address the nation’s critical housing supply shortage. This plan—which included…

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Regulations and Land Use

The Landscape of Middle-Income Housing Affordability in California

Authors: David Garcia, Policy Director Shazia Manji, Research Assistant Quinn Underriner, Data Scientist Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor   Read…

Communities and Regions

After a Big 2021, Will California Deliver More Housing Wins in 2022? A Preview

During the first year of the current 2021-22 California legislative session, we saw the passage of several key housing bills…

Regulations and Land Use

Strip Malls to Homes: An Analysis of Commercial to Residential Conversions in California

Read the full paper here.   Authors: Dr. Issi Romem, Terner Center Affiliate and Founder, MetroSight David Garcia, Policy Director,…

Regulations and Land Use

Adaptive Reuse Challenges and Opportunities in California

Read the full report here. Authors: David Garcia, Policy Director Elliot Kwon, Graduate Student Researcher

Communities and Regions

Commercial Zoning Paper Series

Is there an alternative future for the strip mall? Has COVID-19 created an opportunity to adapt underutilized commercial and retail…

Regulations and Land Use

Single-Family Zoning Reform Highlights a Breakthrough in California Housing Policy

For the past several years, California lawmakers have proposed bold, sweeping, and controversial measures to address the state’s spiraling housing…

Regulations and Land Use

Will Allowing Duplexes and Lot Splits on Parcels Zoned for Single-Family Create New Homes?

Read the full report here. Jurisdiction-level SB9 analysis results can be accessed here. This file contains model results for all…

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Regulations and Land Use

Addressing Housing’s Critical Role as Infrastructure

Most Americans are painfully aware that the country’s physical assets—its infrastructure—are in bad shape and need new investments. The potential…

Communities and Regions