David Neiman: Some Basic Facts on Small Efficiency Dwelling Units

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On February 16th, the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) will make a final recommendation on reconciling the conflicts between the land use code which sets a minimum unit size for apartments at 220 square feet and the building code that has strong minimum size requirements within those units for habitability. This issue was hotly contested […]

Most Promising HALA Recommendation: On-Street Parking Reform


Buried deep in the HALA document are a pair of recommendations that could, if pursued, really effect neighborhoods where new infill development and parking politics collide. By awarding recommendations “OP1 Create a parking benefit district and ‘cap and trade’ demonstration/pilot program“ and “OP2 Explore revising the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) program” as the most promising […]

HALA’s Most Confusing Recommendation: The Pushes and Pulls of MIZ

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This is the second installment of three blogs posts I’m writing about individual recommendations within HALA. I have researched each one and it is no surprise that the award for most confusing HALA recommendation goes to “R1 Partnership for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing – Development Driven Affordability Strategy” or, in local government parlance, Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning […]