What’s New in Form-Based Zoning

January 20, 2018

During the 2017 APAColorado conference in Telluride, Clarion Associates Director Don Elliott moderated a panel discussion on “What’s New in Form-based Zoning? Don’s co-panelists included Leslie Oberholtzer, AICP, LEED AP, Founding Principal of Codametrics, a national form-based code firm based in Chicago, and Sarah Showalter, AICP, Citywide Planning Supervisor for the City and County of

Student Housing Pressures Continue to Mount

December 18, 2017

College towns are a staple of the American identity. It seems that every state has a college town it reveres. These communities have unique identities that reflect both the geographical setting of the community and the characteristics of its university. Community identify is often shown most clearly in its downtown, and growing student populations often

The HOA Time Bomb

December 1, 2017

At the APAColorado state conference in Telluride, Clarion Director Don Elliott, FAICP, and attorney Mark Payne of the Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne law firm discussed “The HOA Time Bomb”. The time bomb arises from community desires to promote high quality development while requiring that residential neighborhoods be responsible for the maintenance of those facilities.

Albuquerque IDO Adopted by City Council!

November 22, 2017

On November 13, the Albuquerque City Council approved a new citywide Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) and a new citywide zoning map, capping three years of hard work by the Albuquerque Planning Department staff and a Clarion-led consulting team. Clarion’s team included Fregonese Associates, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Tim Karpoff Associates, Kimley-Horn, Leland Consulting, and Urban Interactive Studios. The