Using Accessible Tools to Address Strip Commercial Patterns
Friday, April 26, 2019
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
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Event Details: Friday, April 26th, 3pm - 4:30 pm (75 min presentation, 15 min Q&A)
Available online (live event)
Summary: Cities throughout Texas have created corridors with blankets of commercial zoning patterns, which are often accompanied by complex long-term issues that are often difficult to tackle. Two experienced planning practitioners will explore the nuances of the phenomenon known as "strip commercial zoning" - the disadvantages of this development pattern, the fiscal realities, the ever-familiar strip centers, and how cities can move forward with approachable modifications to the tools already in their arsenal.
This session will include:
Laying a foundation by answering these questions:
What do we mean by “strip commercial zoning”?
Why is this land development pattern so prevalent?
How did we get here?
Why is this contrary to good planning?
Main areas of discussion:
The vocabulary necessary to remedy the problem
Tools for cities to utilize
How codes and comprehensive plans are involved
Public & outdoor spaces
Restructuring commercial strips
Barbara Holly, email@example.com