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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

Store or Warehouse? Zoning for Micro-Fulfillment Centers

May 3, 2021

By Tim Richards, AICP, ESQ Several months ago, a client community reached out regarding development applications they were seeing for small to medium-sized order fulfillment centers repurposing vacant retail space. As planning staff, they had mixed feelings. On the one hand, seeing a vacant building repurposed and put to use is a good thing. On

Clarion Loves College Towns & March Madness

March 22, 2021

Every March the NCAA basketball tournament shines a light on colleges across the country in one of the most exciting tournaments in sports. Though this year all games are in Indianapolis and San Antonio, it still shines a light on the communities that support these teams, college towns!   We at Clarion love working with college

Innovating For More Equitable and Inclusive Plans

October 5, 2020
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Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a week with a group of graduate students and public/private sector professionals from around the country. While the topic that brought us together was historic preservation, participants came from diverse fields and included planners, historians, art conservators, museum curators, academics, community activists, carpenters, preservationists, and a building deconstruction specialist, among others. The background, experience, age, race/ethnicity, and focus of the participants was as varied as