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Housing in Four Parts
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: MAP Events

Four Part Series via Zoom

Reference Book Included with Registration | Sessions will be recorded for future viewing

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Master Planning for Housing | January 18, 2023 | 11 AM to 1 PM

The housing element of a master plan focuses not just on today’s shelter goals for current residents, but also for the residents a community hopes to attract and retain well into the future.  A housing element that includes a thoughtful and robust analysis of appropriate demographic data, coupled with a comprehensive community engagement program, can establish the framework to get the community on board and informed about local housing needs and gaps.  It can also introduce “hidden density” opportunities like 2, 3 and 4 units nestled on the edges of single family neighborhoods, which are often misunderstood and opposed by existing residents. Understanding a community’s market context will help identify the housing solutions appropriate for its unique characteristics.  This workshop will reveal what data must be considered and how to get your community on board from the beginning of the planning process, so that there is buy in at the end for policies that embrace an appropriate mix of housing now and into the future.  Instructor:  Leah DuMouchel, AICP

Zoning Reform in Michigan | January 25, 2023 | 11 AM to 1 PM

MAP’s Zoning Reform Toolkit for Housing Supply and Choice, completed in June 2022, was created to provide local regulatory solutions that can be implemented now, without changes to the State Zoning Enabling Act.  This session provides background on the national housing shortage and its effects in our State, an overview of the 15 tools included in the Toolkit, insight about selecting the tools that match your housing market, and talking points to get you past common obstacles to implementing successful housing solutions. Instructors:  Suzanne Schulz, FAICP and Andrea Brown, AICP 

Stand by Your Plan | February 1, 2023 | 11 AM to 1 PM

Density resistant neighbors can have a chilling effect on new housing development, even if the density increases are modest and “around the edges.”  Countering opposition is a challenge, but equipping elected and appointed leaders with the tools to defend plans and policies is key. This workshop provides step by step guidance for navigating the “hot seat” of public input to anyone responsible for project approval. It includes new research on public participation in development review, including a first-ever dive into the data of who participates and why. The workshop offers specific advice for connecting the proposal to the plan during the meeting, and for bringing representative community engagement findings into the conversation. It also presents strategies for laying the groundwork for future successful projects: informing the community well ahead of potential new housing development proposals about the social and economic value new housing brings to the community; the what and why of new housing (the current unit type configuration does not meet the needs of changing population demographics, for example); and getting past single family zoning as a property rights protection mechanism with stories, case studies, and design images that bring new housing types to life. Instructor:  Leah DuMouchel, AICP

Accessory Dwelling Units | February 8, 2023 | 11 AM to 1 PM

ADUs because of their size and the ad hoc nature of their development fit into almost all Michigan communities.  This session dives into the five elements of ADUs (what, where, when, how, why).  The workshop includes several hands on exercises where participants try their hand at placing an ADU on a property, ADUs in a neighborhood, as well as a whole municipality.  Participants will be asked to bring some current and historical census data about their own community.  Instructor:  Amy Vansen, AICP

MAP Member Price: $150 | Nonmember Price:  $175 | Student Member Price: $35 

RRC Communities:  you are eligible for discount pricing.  Contact your RRC advisor for details!  See map of RRC communities here.

Interested in watching as a group?  Contact MAP (734) 913-2000 for group pricing.  

Eligible for 8 AICP CM Credits

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