Yesterday, LOCUS kicked off the second year of its Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. You are invited to join us.
The latest developments, events, and resources from LOCUS:
With the potential of major legislative changes ahead, LOCUS is seizing this unique opportunity to shape federal and local policy and direct funding to support walkable urban neighborhoods across America. We invite you to learn more about our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign during an interactive webinar on Wednesday, February 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Following a brief government shutdown, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act early this morning. The long-sought funding agreement will add hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic programs over the next two years and raise the federal debt ceiling until after November’s midterm elections.
Do you know an exemplary real estate developer or investor who is creating great walkable places, and has displayed exemplary public leadership to advance smart growth development? If so, nominate them for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Award. To be eligible, nominees must be the owner or principal of a private, for-profit company; have a history … Continued
Last night, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. In response, Christopher Coes, Director of LOCUS and Vice President for Real Estate Policy and External Affairs at Smart Growth America, issued the following statement…
Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address in which he is expected to highlight the most significant legislative action of his first year in office–the overhaul of the nation’s tax code. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has huge implications for the development of equitable, sustainable, and multimodal communities.
This spring, LOCUS is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about this new federal tax and regulatory climate. Register today for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods, taking place from April 22 – 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, January 10th, LOCUS was joined by the Connecticut Main Street Center and the cities of New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts to talk about the number of opportunities for developers and investors to meet the region’s growing demand for walkable, transit-oriented development along the new Hartford Commuter Rail Line, slated to begin service in May.
LOCUS is pleased to announce the selection of Douglas Landry, AICP, as the President of its Massachusetts Chapter.
2017 was a banner year for LOCUS: we launched our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign to organize developers and investors to advocate for and protect federal programs that support public infrastructure, affordable housing and economic development in walkable communities; we brought together over 200 responsible real estate developers, investors, transportation professionals, and local leaders at the 2017 LOCUS … Continued
The bill’s newly created low-tax environment will undermine the value of tax credits used to build walkable urban development and transform the nature of real estate development and investment for years to come.