Many CEQA and NEPA analyses of greenhouse gas impacts assume implementation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard adopted by the California Air Resources Board. In a boost to the credibility of these analyses, the Ninth Circuit has dissolved a pending injunction and rejected multiple challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, No. 12-15131 (9th Cir., Sept. 18, 2013).
Sag Harbor Village, New York has become the most recent of more than 400 local governments across the country to incentivize green building.
Redeveloping some or all of golf course land as residential or resort units often gives a golf course owner the opportunity to transform a failed golf course into a profitable venture
Although the 2014 Legislative Session does not officially start until March, 2014, preparation for the 2014 Legislative Session is now underway. Legislative Committees will begin to meet this week to discuss bills and to get organized for the 2014 Legislative Session.
On September 10, Broward County Commissioners adopted changes to the local Human Rights Ordinance after hearing testimony of community leaders largely united in opposition thereto.
In Freeman v. State, the Washington Supreme Court rejected an attempt to block the lease of the two center lanes on I-90 to Sound Transit for light rail use.
The economy is gaining ground, consumer confidence is up and market rents are increasing. Now is an opportunity for landlords to market and obtain new tenants at higher rents for more profitable centers.
A primary concern in any lawsuit involving green construction is damages. One party will claim it has been harmed and will typically demand money or specific performance. There are different types of damages that can be sought including actual damages, future damages, punitive damages, and consequential damages. That last category raises some unique issues in a green building lawsuit.
Caltrans just announced that California will be receiving $155 million in extra funding for launching its new construction projects before federal deadlines.
Andrew Cohan, Vice President of HVS Miami, a hospitality driven mixed-use real estate consulting and valuation firm, recently co-authored his firm’s Autumn 2013 Florida Newsletter entitled “Miami’s Leap to Global Gateway Status.”