Tag Archives: Zoning

Fairfax County, VA Wins 2021 Commonwealth Plan of the Year

December 7, 2021
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Congratulations to the Planning staff in Fairfax County, VA for receiving the APA Virginia Commonwealth Plan of the Year award for the zMOD Zoning Ordinance Modernization project. Although Don Elliott and Tim Richards led the zMOD consultant team, the real congratulations go to Barbara Byron, Leslie Johnson, Carmen Bishop, Casey Judge, and all the other

Colorado’s New Zoning Regulations

June 28, 2021
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Two recent bills from the Colorado State legislature will affect future zoning regulations adopted in Colorado. The text of each is attached and they are briefly summarized below. HB19-1191: Allow Farm Stands on Any Size Principal Use Site The bill requires that farm stands of any size be permitted on any sized parcel regardless of

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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

Innovating For Integrated Planning & Zoning

February 17, 2021
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What is the best approach for ensuring that long-range planning objectives are incorporated into a community’s development regulations? How do the elements of a comprehensive plan inform updates to the development code? In our experience, the most effective way to ensure that the community’s vision is put into clear action is by undertaking consecutive plan