Land Use: Solutions for a Better Tomorrow
In this special, expanded forum on land use topics, we have some exciting information to cover. This forum will be structured with a main keynote presentation and then three shorter, condensed presentations to follow.
For the main keynote presentation, Don Elliott will discuss the key role of zoning and land use regulations in meeting affordable housing demands. Key tools to be discussed include development density and incentives, parking, open space, and design requirements, inclusionary zoning, occupancy restrictions, and Tiny Houses. In addition Mr. Elliott will discuss the need to tailor land use tools to specific housing needs and the increasing use of housing as workspace.
The condensed, shorter presentations will cover the following topics:
A) Recap of the Initiative 66 response campaign to the ballot proposal of a 1% residential growth restriction cap
B) Creating standardized blueprints for accessory dwelling units (ADUs)
C) Best practices on starting conversations with city officials and discussions around local NIMBY’ism
D) Re-imagining Brownfields so that cities can create vibrant places for people to live, work, and shop
Keynote: Don Elliott, Director with Clarion Associates
Speaker for A: Rick Reiter, Reiter & Associates/Committee of Coloradans For Responsible Reform
Speakers for B: Tammy King, Zoning Manager, Town of Castle Rock; David Adams, Residential Engineer & Architect Supervisor, City of Denver
Speakers for C: Britta Fisher, Chief Housing Officer, City and County of Denver; Laura Brudzynski, Manager of Housing Policy and Programs, Denver Office of Economic Development
Speakers for D: Jesse Silverstein, Executive Director, Colorado Brownfields Partnership; Joelle Greenland, Community Development and Long Range Planning Manager, Adams County Community and Economic Development Department