Beach Boundary Puts Florida Development in Doubt

A line in the sand spells trouble for a Fort Myers Beach developer. More

Outer Banks Grapples With Mega-House Rule Dilemma

Policymakers are struggling to craft rules for huge rental properties on the beach More

Judge Rules Outer Banks Vacation Complex "Not a Single-Family Home"

A 20,000-square-foot beachfront mansion should not have been approved, a North Carolina appeals court has ruled. More

FEMA Flood Map Fight Pays Off for Palm Beach County

Local officials push back and get flood maps amended, easing insurance requirements for many. More

Connecticut Dabbles With "Form-Based" Zoning Rules

The "new urbanist" approach to regulating building shapes, sizes, and uses is making inroads in Connecticut. More

Local Pushback Delays FEMA Flood Maps in Scituate, Mass.

After consultants raised issues, FEMA announced a six-month pause for review. More

Is That a Remodel or a Teardown?

A near-total makeover in Florida is pitting one neighbor against another, with zoning officials in the middle. More

Outer Banks Towns Grapple with Mega Rental House Issue

Local governments are flummoxed over how to regulate huge new houses sized to lodge dozens of summer renters More

Is That a House or a Hotel?

24 bedrooms, 20,000 square feet — neighbors argue that's not a single-family home. More

Off-Again, On-Again Zoning Rule Roils the Waters in Rehoboth, Delaware

A Rehoboth zoning rule limiting the size of new homes is on hold, following a citizen petition. Or is it? More

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