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City of Los Angeles Moves to Increase Building Standards for New Construction

USA - April 7 2021 Yesterday the Los Angeles City Council adopted a motion entitled Building a Safer Los Angeles (“Motion”) that would significantly expand the fire…

Build Me A Building As Fast As You Can

USA - March 4 2021 Not your average game of patty-cake! Earlier this week, New York’s First Department, Appellate Division issued its decision related to 200 Amsterdam…

Southern California Counties To Adopt Major Housing Production Targets

USA - February 25 2021 In March, the Southern California Association of Governments (“SCAG”) will adopt final Regional Housing Needs Assessment (“RHNA”) allocations for…

California Senate Returns Its Focus to Housing in 2021-2022 Legislative Session

USA - February 23 2021 The new 2021-2022 California legislative session has kicked off with the Senate’s “Building Opportunities for All” housing package, its latest effort…

California Legislature Extends Residential Eviction Moratorium and Implements Rental Assistance Program for Landlords and Tenants

USA - February 9 2021 Effective February 1, 2021, the California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom approved Senate Bill (“SB”) 91 - Eviction Protection and Relief Act…

City Planning Holds First Public Hearing for its Citywide Hotel Special Permit Text

USA - February 1 2021 In follow up to the New York City Department of City Planning’s (DCP), January 22nd, public hearing on the Draft Scope of Work for the City’s proposed…

New York Moves Further Toward Implementation of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act with Final Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits for 2030 and 2050

USA - January 28 2021 On December 30, 2020, New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (the “Department”) promulgated statewide ambient limits on greenhouse…

California Housing Legislation Effective in 2021

USA - January 11 2021 The California Legislature made modest gains on housing production and stimulus bills in 2020, and there are several notable bills that took effect…

NY Court of Appeals Decides Who Gets Access to Required “Open Space”

USA - December 22 2020 This past week, in a 4 to 3 decision, New York’s highest court - the Court of Appeals - decided an important New York City land use question…

City Planning Announces Citywide Hotel Special Permit Text

USA - December 21 2020 The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) has scheduled a public scoping meeting for Friday January 22, 2021 for the Citywide Hotel Text…