Informing the Physical Environment Beyond the Street

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, October 19, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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The panelists will provide information regarding the essential elements of implementable development codes – market conditions, financial pressures and practical applications. Their presentations will include intelligence based on experience working with teams charged with drafting and executing design and development codes in established urban corridors and neighborhoods. 


Panelists will highlight an interactive session that will begin by highlighting emerging market trends by sector and ways that planners can leverage these trends to inform their future land use strategies and development codes in manner consistent with those trends. Then panelists will illustrate the impact of certain code requirements (i.e., setbacks, height limits, parking ratios, and others) on the economic feasibility of various catalyzing development programs (i.e., mixed-use, mixed-income housing, single use low-rise, others). As advisors to public sector clients on downtowns, infill, corridor and transit-related projects, they will share how this approach led to successful implementation and partnerships by highlighting different case studies, including one along an urban principal thoroughfare and another in the redevelopment of Downtown Dayton, Texas.


Attendees will: 

1. Understand specific market sector and fiscal influences on development/redevelopment potential.

2. Examine best practices and lessons learned from several case studies in Texas.

3. Learn to execute a more effective planning process that leads to implementable codes in a variety of settings


Theo Melancon

Theo Melancon became City Manager of Dayton, Texas in July 2017. He arrived in Dayton with over 10 years of government managerial experience. He has previously served the cities of Gladewater and Eldorado, Texas. Melancon is a member of the Texas City Management Association and International City/County Management Association ... Read More

Luis Nunez

Luis has acquired extensive planning and economic development experience spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors since 2002. His career has crossed a broad spectrum of urban planning and economic development work in high-growth communities. His practice has included, among others, emphasis on the implementation of comprehensive and strategic plans ... Read More

Anne Ricker

From 1993 until 2010, Anne and Bill worked together to expand the geographical scope of Leland Consulting Group, which became Ricker|Cunningham (RC) in 2011. As an Owner and Managing Principal for the firm, she assists clients with understanding opportunities for, and barriers to, investment while defining tools and tactics ... Read More

Bill Cunningham


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