JMBM Development Rights Summer 2009

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter/Summer 2009

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In the Summer 2009 edition of the JMBM Development Rights Newsletter, you will find the following articles:

Density Bonus Under Attack by Cities
Benjamin M. Reznik reports that some cities have removed incentives created for encouraging the development of affordable housing, skirting the requirements of California’s density bonus law. JMBM has successfully challenged cities that attempt to unlawfully impose conditions of approval on developments that otherwise qualify for entitlements under the state density bonus law.

A Sign of the Times
Sheri Bonstelle gives an update on the controversy surrounding the regulation of signage in Los Angeles communities. JMBM represents a number of clients seeking to secure signage rights.

City Grants Time Extension for Tentative Tract Maps & Parcel Maps
This article clarifies for developers the new and pending time extensions granted by the City of Los Angeles and advises that entitlements must also be extended to ensure a project’s viability. JMBM represents numerous developers in gaining entitlements — and re-entitlements — from local governments.