Zoning Reform Update 2017-12-29

PRELIMINARY CHANGES IS AVAILABLE HERE. This pertains to the following of the affordable housing commissions recommendations, and below each is a summary of the proposed changes.

  • #3 : Incentives for small scale development.

MobileGR, 2017-12-14

The MobileGR commision has approved its meeting schedule for 2018. All meetings are at 50 Ottawa Ave. NW and occur at 8AM. Dates are:

Oct/Nov 2017, Many Documents

October and November (2017) have been active months. A collection of interesting documents have been created or brought into active conversation concerning both housing and mobility.

ADU Regulation Reform

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission is hosting a community discussion about possible changes to the zoning code related to Accessory Dwelling Units (aka: ADUs). This conversation is the result of a report of possible policy changes created by the Housing Advisory Committee.

The related documents from Housing Advisory Committee are:

Notes from 2017-07-13 MobileGR Commision Meeting

Paris & You

So, that happened. What to do now? This should always be the question asked in response to terrible public policy decisions. In this case the response is obvious. Consider the fact that the transportation systems alone of the United States produce more greenhouse gasses than any other economy in the world except for China. That is an astonishing data point.

Notes from 2017-05-11 MobileGR Commision Meeting

  • There will be three upcoming events with mobility integration & promotion: rock the block, GR's first Asian Festival, and Festival of the Arts.
    • Of the three - Rock The Block (10K estimated participants), Asian Festival (20K), and Festival (200K) - Rock The Block is the first event not downtown. The guidelines for event sponsorship are Downtown specific if read verbatim, these guidelines need to be revisited after the expanded commission is seated

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