What It's About:
Many urban and suburban sites, including planned communities, are not zoned or well-suited for high-density multifamily development. Yet they do offer opportunities for developing townhouses, stacked flats, “two-over-twos”, 5-story multifamily on podiums, residential over retail, mixed-use, live-work units and other innovative configurations. These creative designs can bring both density and walkability to a neighborhood leading to urban and suburban revitalization and renewal. This session explores innovative approaches that are being used to develop low- to medium-density multifamily and attached housing in today’s market.
What You'll Learn:
Examine design options for maximizing density in areas that are zoned for lower density and development.
Identify the benefits for incorporating various dwelling types in urban and suburban locations rather than focusing solely on single family development.
Hear examples of mixed-design developments and how they were incorporated and received in their local marketplace.
Learn about the shift away from single family only zoning across the country and how it is spurring attached and multifamily development.
How to Attend:
Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)
AIA CES Credit Eligible:
NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.