Maple Grove, MN, United States
Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:12 p.m. CST
Fantastic presentation and speakers! Deb Heiser was a riot! Oh, and I learned a lot, too! Only wish this could have been a little bit longer of a presentation - it was jam packed with information. Could have used about another 10-15 minutes of time.
Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:43 a.m. CST
A fun way to present the material.
Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:14 a.m. CST
I appreciated the young women perspective.
Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:13 a.m. CST
Very fun and informative!
Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:09 a.m. CST
This could have been presented in a much more fun and inclusive way.
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST
Good session and engaging leaders. Breezy Point, while a nice place, is not necessarily the best place to critique real examples and contexts.
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 2:36 p.m. CST
No comment-- my own session
Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:05 a.m. CST
Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:01 a.m. CST
So good to see the shoreland up close and have experts comment
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:59 a.m. CST
Outstanding presentation and personal stories from Commissioner Strommen
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:57 a.m. CST
Very good examples from experts
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:56 a.m. CST
Excellent analysis and explanation of useful tools
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:55 a.m. CST
Excellent examples and overview from three dynamic planners
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:29 p.m. CST
Really interesting learning the planning and operational activities that go into running the Fair.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m. CST
Presented well with lots of examples, extremely relevant to the work I do currently.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m. CST
Having a personal interest in affordable housing policy and ordinances, I found this very insightful and educational
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m. CST
As a woman, this didn't feel educational or like anything new. Overall I didn't feel like I learned any new strategies, but maybe would have been more helpful specifically for those looking to be allies for women in the workplace.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m. CST
disorganized presentation, not a clear message
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:06 p.m. CST
excellent presentation on how research is being put into guiding practice in Scott County
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m. CST
Good speaker for lunch, gave good overview of her work and how its connected to planners
very informative, and very specific. this is a complex topic and I felt they did a good job tackling it.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m. CST
very relevant topic with lots to learn from the diverse panel and what cities are currently doing in regards to SFH
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m. CST
Super interesteding to hear both MN's strengths and weaknesses from those that have worked outside the state. Gave a new perspective I may not have otherwise heard.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:01 p.m. CST
very insightful to hear from both the city and developer perspective. very relevant to the work I currently do
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:56 a.m. CST
felt very surface level with not much detail to discussion. I would have loved to see more case studies or policy approaches that communities are currently using.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CDT
Surface level approach, would have liked a deeper dive into the issue in all aspects (political, economic, etc.).
Monday, October 28, 2019, 5:02 p.m. CDT
It was a great overview but I would've liked to get into more detail on specific law cases.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CDT
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:22 p.m. CDT
The presenter forgot to invite his Minnesota co-speaker, all the examples he used were out of state, and he spoke right up to the end of the session and then asked for questions (during the last session of the conference). None of it felt right for our conference.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:41 p.m. CDT
Very nice presentation that covered the topic from a city planning perspective but was also relevant for those in facilities planning.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m. CDT
Very good example of truly engaging the public to achieve buy-in and a vision that represents community desires.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m. CDT
A cordial welcome from the mayor and a very informative and enthusiastic presentation from Jerry Hammer.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:50 a.m. CDT
Great program and was one of the most informative of the conference.
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:59 a.m. CDT
dynamic speaker! Made sense of a confusing case.
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:56 a.m. CDT
great analysis of building material durability as well as design
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:52 a.m. CDT
very dynamic group with great messaging
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:47 a.m. CDT
needed a moderator for the overall session -- had to recruit one
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:27 a.m. CDT
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:26 a.m. CDT
good interaction with audience
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:25 a.m. CDT
Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:23 a.m. CDT
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:10 p.m. CDT
I thought this was a good session to see the affects of Shoreland Management along MN Lakes. I was disappointed to see so much development along the Lake shoreline and mowing right up to the OHWL. The session gave me even more encouragement to make sure the State's Shoreland Rules are enforced so that our beautiful lakes and natural assets are protected.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:13 p.m. CDT
I presented this topic with a colleague. We enjoyed the session and participation!
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:07 a.m. CDT
interesting but would never work in our community
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:05 a.m. CDT
Parking in downtowns is a huge issue. nice to hear other viewpoints and solutions
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:03 a.m. CDT
She is very passionate and obviously cares about the issues we are facing
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:01 a.m. CDT
interesting view points but would never work in greater MN
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9:59 a.m. CDT
Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:22 a.m. CDT
The speakers implied that the single family home ownership is racist. I don't believe that this is true. The desire to owning one own property transcends color lines.
The policy of allowing a three-plex or fourplex as a permitted use in a single family district is intended to add population growth in Minneapolis and provide more affordable housing opportunities.
There was no discussion as to what type of households this type of housing this is intended to attract ( single renters, couples, families ). The household size presents concerns for unit size, healthy living spaces, recreation, parking, etc. but no information was presented.
There was no discussion, as to the impact the higher density buildings will have on the remain owner occupied single family homes. Will there be impact on house values, resale, the private enjoyment of their house and yards, when the density next door is tripled or quadrupled on same size lot as the single family home. This data must have been researched to have this policy progress to this point. What is the anticipated result of introduction of a higher density building on a neighborhood of single family homes?
The presenters gave us no indications of the performance standards for the higher density housing product to be built on a single family lot (setbacks, building height, unit size, parking , amenities) that would describe the product for the adjoining home owners. Current, home owners have no idea as to what to expect.
The City has not outlined parking requirements for the higher density units. Past discussion, indicated that they would rely on mass transit. As evidenced on Minneapolis streets, they already have a parking problem and even a bigger problem during snow emergencies. Even daily transit users own cars and these must be parked somewhere. Increasing densities will add to his existing parking problem.
Finally, one of the presenters suggested that making these higher density building a permitted use in the single family zoning district avoids the need for rezoning. This is an attempt to avoid a public hearing and runs contrary to the AICP ethics of encouraging public participation and transparent planning practices.
It seems to me, that there are areas of Minneapolis that are ripe for redevelopment , area with amenities (parks, transit, nearby commercial) and sites with space to accommodate higher density housing. That targeting these area seems more appropriate that a blanket allowance across all single family zoning districts.
All the Metro suburbs enjoyed growth due to the out migration of the upper and middle class families from Minneapolis and St. Paul seeking affordable and move up single family housing opportunities. With no protection of single family neighborhoods, this trend may be a result.
The presentation stresses a philosophy to correct a social ill, however, I was disappointed that their was no presentation of the empirical research that would demonstrate that theses steps will lead to their imagined outcome. No assurance that is will contribute to a healthy and sustainable city.
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:43 a.m. CDT
Litigation is expensive.
Ambiguous legislation is even more so.
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