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Study: Denser development boosts transit ridership

Right path » Offers support for new Wasatch Front land-use planning. A new national study supports a path Wasatch Front leaders are following to push for denser development around transit stops to help handle a projected 60 percent population growth…

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Small Lot Ordinances Provide Density, Detached

The cutting-edge approach to land planning lends fluidity and affordability to sought-after urban enclaves. With parcels in high demand and short supply, cutting-edge jurisdictions are adopting small-lot ordinances. Los Angeles did this 10 years ago and now has the model…

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Provo is Scorching the Nation in Economic Growth

In a newly released Brookings Institute report, Provo’s job growth is the fastest pace in the nation. During Q1 2015, Provo rapidly grew at 2.2 percent, scorching the national average of 0.5 percent. While this growth is exceptional, Utah’s growth has consistently ranked…

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Multifamily Investment Shifts to Suburban Opportunity

Real estate investor Robert Hart pulled into the lot of a 400-unit apartment community in a San Diego suburb last month, prepared to pay up for the recently completed project on a quiet residential street. A competitor from a publicly…

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The ins and outs of impact fees

Impact fees are payments required by local governments of new development for the purpose of providing new or expanded public capital facilities required to serve that development. The fees typically require cash payments in advance of the completion of development,…

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America in 2015: Bridging the Access Gap for Healthier Amenities

Many Americans face significant community design–related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new ULI report, America in 2015. A large number of people, particularly minorities and millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe…

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Proposed land swap at American Fork Canyon troubles residents

PROVO — Scores of residents packed the Utah County Commission chambers Tuesday to voice their anxiety and disapproval of a proposal that would trade just over 400 acres of coveted land in American Fork Canyon for about 1,400 acres of…

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A Conditional Use Permit for a Specific Use of Land

A conditional use permit is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the particular zoning district. Though the exact process differs with the specific ordinance requirements, typically the owner presents his argument orally and…

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Nation’s professionals offer advice for downtown Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK — Efforts to revitalize Spanish Fork’s downtown were in full swing last week. Six professional planners flew in from around the nation to offer their time and insights for the community, free of charge. Dave Anderson, the city’s director…