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The Single-Family Zoning Conundrum

By Don Elliott, FAICP Last September I moderated a panel on “The End of Single-Family Zoning” at the APA’s Colorado Planning Conference.  In addition to reviewing widespread city and county discussions about whether and where and how to allow Accessory Dwelling Units in single-family zone districts, we discussed several state and municipal initiatives across the

Store or Warehouse? Zoning for Micro-Fulfillment Centers

May 3, 2021

By Tim Richards, AICP, ESQ Several months ago, a client community reached out regarding development applications they were seeing for small to medium-sized order fulfillment centers repurposing vacant retail space. As planning staff, they had mixed feelings. On the one hand, seeing a vacant building repurposed and put to use is a good thing. On

Clarion Loves College Towns & March Madness

March 22, 2021

Every March the NCAA basketball tournament shines a light on colleges across the country in one of the most exciting tournaments in sports. Though this year all games are in Indianapolis and San Antonio, it still shines a light on the communities that support these teams, college towns!   We at Clarion love working with college

Innovating For Integrated Planning & Zoning

February 17, 2021
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What is the best approach for ensuring that long-range planning objectives are incorporated into a community’s development regulations? How do the elements of a comprehensive plan inform updates to the development code? In our experience, the most effective way to ensure that the community’s vision is put into clear action is by undertaking consecutive plan