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

What if Single-family Homes House Multiple Household?

November 13, 2017

At the recent APAColorado state chapter conference in Telluride, Clarion Director Don Elliott, FAICP, recently convened a panel discussion on “What if Single-family Homes House Multiple Households”. Don’s co-panelists included Denver, Colorado, Zoning Administrator Tina Axelrad, AICP, and Lakewood Planning Director Travis Parker. Panelists agreed that the extreme pressures for affordable housing in high growth