Tag Archives: Planning

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

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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

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

Davidson, NC Comprehensive Plan 2020 Marvin Collins Planning Award

December 9, 2020
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Great news! The Davidson Comprehensive Plan, What’s Next Davidson, has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association with a Marvin Collins Planning Award, Comprehensive Plan/Small Community category. The award recognizes comprehensive plans that advance the science and art of planning. The Town of Davidson hired Clarion in 2018 to aid