Tag Archives: Land Use

Larimer County Land Use Code Wins APA CO Honor Award

January 3, 2023
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Congratulations to Larimer County, Colorado for the adoption of their new Land Use Code, which just won a 2022 APA Colorado Merit Award!   Following the adoption of an award-winning new countywide Comprehensive Plan, Larimer County prioritized a major rewrite of the Land Use Code (LUC) in 2019 in order to sustain momentum on the previous

Rethinking Parking Requirements

November 29, 2022
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By Geoff Green, AICP For decades, automobiles have defined how our communities look and function. Most zoning ordinances require every new home, business, or factory to provide enough parking spaces to accommodate everyone who might drive there at the same time. This means many of our places have been designed more to fit cars than

Fairfax County, VA Wins 2021 Commonwealth Plan of the Year

December 7, 2021
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Congratulations to the Planning staff in Fairfax County, VA for receiving the APA Virginia Commonwealth Plan of the Year award for the zMOD Zoning Ordinance Modernization project. Although Don Elliott and Tim Richards led the zMOD consultant team, the real congratulations go to Barbara Byron, Leslie Johnson, Carmen Bishop, Casey Judge, and all the other

Single-Family residential neighborhood

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