State / Local Issues

Anti-Growth Ballot Initiative

Many chapters face anti-growth initiatives at the state and local level. This section provides an overview of Florida Amendment 4 and its defeat in 2010.

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Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet

Learn about Federal and state efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its impact on the commercial real estate industry

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Eminent Domain

The government may acquire or take private property for public use through eminent domain authority. This authority is limited by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which provides that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation. Learn about NAIOP’s position on Eminent Domain and its impact on the commercial real estate industry

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Impact Fees

Impact fees are usually implemented by local governments to help cover the costs of infrastructure or other needed projects. These fees may vary depending on the state. Although they are commonly accepted, in some instances the purpose may discourage commercial projects moving forward.

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Smart Growth Overview

Reviews Smart Growth initiative and their impact in the commercial real estate industry

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