Between 2008 and 2012, Clarion Associates led a team of eight other consultants to help Philadelphia rewrite its citywide zoning code. The Clarion team advised and facilitated a 31-member Zoning Code Commission through a complete rewrite of the 1958-era ordinance, and the resulting code was adopted unanimously by the City Council. Last summer, the city
by Lisa Steiner, AICP In the last five years or so, many cities and counties all over the country have been updating their zoning codes to allow for more “maker” uses, including artisanal food production. If they haven’t updated their zoning code, they’ve probably needed several zoning interpretations as businesses have tried to open in their community.
The Colorado “Green Book” on planning law has been updated for 2018. For the past 25 years, this resource – formally Colorado Land Planning and Development Law – has served as a plain English guide for both planners and lawyers to understand recent statutory changes in the law, as well as court cases interpreting the
A few years ago, Clarion Associates worked with Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, on their Legislative Streamlining Project. As part of a broader effort to promote quality economic development, the city and county decided to align and simplify their development review and approval procedures, as well as almost all of their zone district regulations.