Character Change: Planning for effective land use transitions at the neighborhood level
Thursday, October 19, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT
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As a community’s land use pattern changes over time, development pressures can alter the fabric of established neighborhoods. Learn how two communities are addressing the challenges of incremental character change to smooth the transition of land uses within key established districts.
Most communities see their development pattern change incrementally over time. Many established neighborhoods struggle with land use incompatibility as their district’s identity slowly changes. Sometimes, neighborhoods need to be protected with measures that limit the encroachment of conflicting development. Other times, market forces should be embraced to encourage a successful transition in land uses. Selecting the correct approach can determine a district’s fate and influence the character of an entire community.
This session will review how the cities of Derby and Kechi, Kansas have opted to facilitate character change with recent plans for established districts. Participants will learn:
· The specific issues each city faced and the factors that determined their approach.
· Solutions to their identified issues and how the solutions are being implemented to affect change.
· How each city engaged neighborhood residents and stakeholders to develop a plan with consensus support.
Mitch Coffman, AICP
Cody Bird, AICP
Scott Dunakey, AICP
Bonnie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org