Tag Archives: Zoning

Land Use Planning and Zoning for Public Health: Exploring Legal Issues

This session will expand upon the legal basis of planning to promote and protect public health through land use and zoning. Speakers will address the historic connection between zoning, public health, and environmental justice, as well as the legal and ethical challenges to zoning for health. Representatives from both national and local agencies will offer their perspectives, followed by a robust Q & A session with the audience. Eligible for 1.5 AICP CM Law Credits. Register now... Read more

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A Floating Zone

​According to the American Planning Association, a “floating zone” is a zoning district that “delineates conditions” rather than the more traditional use classifications that are typically found on zoning maps. While a floating zone is contained in a zoning code, it is only added to the zoning map after a project seeking that designation is approved. Thus, it “floats” in the zoning code until it is used for a particular project. Read more... Read more

Boston Mayor Wants to Waive Building Height Rule This One Time

Boston’s in the midst of a debate that touches on everything from city revenues and state laws to housing and public parks. At the center of it all: one tower that would rise over 700 feet on prime real estate. If built, the high-rise will cast shadows on the parks. However, with millions of dollars for the city at stake, the former is not a real problem when compared to the good the money could do for parks maintenance and... Read more

Encouraging Affordable Housing Through Code Alignment

Join this Community Builders webinar to learn about code alignment strategies that have resulted in increased affordable housing choices throughout the U.S., as well as a case study highlighting some of the successful code alignment strategies used to increase affordable housing in Aurora, Colorado. Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit from the American Planning Association. Register now... Read more

Fresno Seeks to Shed Its Legacy as a ‘Poster Child for Suburban Sprawl’

Attracting commercial tenants to property in downtown Fresno, California was a tough sell even a few years ago. But public sector initiatives including high-speed rail, tax incentives, and a zoning code overhaul have helped propel what some believe will be a renaissance in downtown Fresno, a transformation that involves not just businesses filling up new office space, but also plans for substantial new housing. Read more... Read more
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