SAFEbuilt, Alliance for Innovation
Presented by SAFEbuilt
As housing demand intensifies and prices in many cities stretch well beyond affordable, the “alternative” housing market is being supplied in many new and creative ways. Micro-housing, accessory dwellings, container homes, tree houses, and tiny homes are all structural options that are gaining ground as realistic housing choices. Similarly, co-housing, housing co-ops, work-trade and serial house-sitting are some of the non-traditional domestic arrangements that are popping up at the intersection of low housing availability and the sharing economy. Few of these options are currently regulated by many communities and almost all of these choices present changes and challenges to both planning and building staff. This webinar will provide insight into the future of housing and suggest approaches for local government to efficiently and effectively regulate a wide range of alternative housing options.
Elizabeth Garvin, Esq., AICP, is the Planning Director for LSL Planning, a SAFEbuilt company. With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Garvin’s practice focuses on regulatory drafting, planning processes and special district finance. Elizabeth has prepared numerous zoning codes and subdivision regulations; created comprehensive and redevelopment plans; worked on development finance; drafted design standards; undertaken public participation processes; and assisted private clients.
Travis Reynolds AICP, Senior Planner, is a planning professional with nearly 20 years of experience working for a wide variety of public sector entities including the National Science Foundation, regional, county, and local government. His most recent position included a 10 year tenure in a local government planning office administering all facets of urban planning, from development review to long range plans.