Zoning Reform to Encourage Redevelopment


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Zoning Reform to Encourage Redevelopment

Join municipal staff and officials from around the region for a free, in-depth training on strategic re-zoning and the use of form-based code to promote housing creation without negatively impacting our environment or community character. Representatives from the Cape Cod Commission and Union Studios will present local case studies and George Proakis, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) for the City of Somerville and member of the Form-Based Codes Institute steering committee, will speak to why more small communities are adopting a form-based codes approach.

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Monday February 10th
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Cape Cod & Island Association-Realtor, 22 Mid-Tech Dr, West Yarmouth, MA 02673, USA
22 Mid-Tech Dr, West Yarmouth, MA 02673, USA


Speakers will cover the following topics:

- What is a form-based code and why should you consider it in your community?

- The process for developing and implementing a form-based code and different methods of community engagement, visual preference, and form-based code writing

- Process for engaging community members and a spectrum of municipal staff and officials in approving gradual introduction of rezoning and form-based code in your town

- Benefits and outcomes you can expect from a successful initiative – more housing with less controversy and delay

- Sources of funding and technical assistance for these initiatives

Please bring specific questions about your town so we can have interactive, real-world discussions about how to keep housing moving forward!

Posted by Housing Assistance Corp.