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  • Trying to figure out if you should make it to APA in Snowmass this September? Were you here for the conference in 2012 and discovered an off-season sleeper of a community with rebar sticking out of buildings and not much to do (even finding an open restaurant was a chore)? Well, this is the year that the Village delivers! By moving the conference up to mid-September (Sept. 18-20th) we’re guaranteed to have great weather, great special events on the weekend before (Snowmass Wine Festival and after (National Interscholastic Cycling Association Bike Races) in case you want to make a family trip out of it—and restaurants will still be open!!

    05/15/2019 - 15:02
  • As demand grows for unique residential options like tiny house villages, cooperative housing and adult dorms, Denver City Planners aim to meet it by overhauling and modernizing zoning regulations that govern how people live together.

    05/15/2019 - 15:00
  • It is an established fact that rents in Metro Denver are high (and increasing) and the cost of home ownership in the Metro area make it difficult, if not impossible, for many. While this trend is not fully universal across Colorado, the increase in housing cost has affected all, but a few of the most rural and remote communities.

    05/15/2019 - 14:58
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) provide citizens with an “Live In My Back Yard” (LIMBY) alternative to perpetual NIMBY / YIMBY headbutting that dominates not-so neighborly discourse surrounding development. This alternative invites a shift in perspective and embraces significant and growing support from zoning and planning documents, including the recent adoption of Blueprint Denver, as it seeks to change the city by reimagining our role within it

    05/15/2019 - 14:58
  • Living in Colorado is expensive. With population growth and housing costs steadily rising, the need for affordable housing becomes more urgent. The median home price in Denver as of April was $438,300 – rents averaged $1,500. These prices have pushed residents out of their lifelong neighborhoods, and have even, in some unfortunate instances, pushed people out of reliable housing altogether. Facing a growing housing crisis, community leaders must find housing solutions that balance the benefits of growth with the housing needs of all citizens.

    05/15/2019 - 14:57
  • Consider this scenario: Your community has a housing problem. Your elected officials have promised solutions. The private sector can’t overcome the financial gap alone. There’s a nice piece of publicly owned land, and political will to build housing there. Now what? Creating a public/private partnership to share risk and achieve community goals could be the way. Public/private partnerships for housing have loads of creative potential. And, a few common pitfalls. Here we explore some best practices to set your community up for success.

    05/15/2019 - 14:55
  • Architects working on projects that include Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for senior housing focus primarily on code requirements and building amenities. While those attributes are necessary for multi-family buildings, there are other auxiliary factors to consider: age-in-place planning and convenient access to nearby transportation. These factors are sometimes difficult to quantify but play a significant role in senior living.

    05/15/2019 - 14:54
  • Greg Hoch was the long time planning director for the City of Durango, from 1981 until his retirement in 2016. Hoch is best known for his vision in expanding the role of planning in Durango, and for his tireless efforts to fight for what he saw as good planning.

    05/15/2019 - 14:43
  • By: Daniel Murray, AICP, Awards Committee Co-Chair

    05/15/2019 - 14:41
  • By: Andrew Rumbacgm, CU Denver, Faculty Representative

    05/15/2019 - 14:41
  • By: Scott Bressler & Anne Miller, Metro Area Representatives

    05/15/2019 - 14:41
  • By: Mehgie Tabor, VP Communications and Nick VanderKwaak, VP External Affairs - OCC Co-Chairs

    05/15/2019 - 14:40
  • By: Allison Crump, AICP - Professional Development Officer, PDC Chair

    Congratulations to all the Colorado planners who passed the November 2018 AICP Exam! Please help me in congratulating your colleagues listed below:

    05/15/2019 - 14:40
  • By: Conor Merigan and Karl Barton, Sustainability Co-Chairs

    05/15/2019 - 14:38


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