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East Point Summer of Equity Learn & Share: Developement that Benefits Communities - Shared screen with speaker view
Linnea Halsten (she/her)
24:02
Welcome! Please enjoy the music while we wait for folks to join us
Jonathan DiGioia
01:03:34
Hi everyone, thanks for doing this! Community benefits agreements sound like a very interesting tool! Here is my housing development question:
Jonathan DiGioia
01:03:45
Many housing developments I see happening around Metro Atlanta are either large single-family homes or large luxury apartment complexes. These tend to make a big splash in the neighborhood and be accessible to only a certain income level that can afford this level of "big-ness". This pattern is encouraged by city and county zoning codes around the metro area (and East Point is no exception) that make it difficult and/or costly to build other types of housing units in the "missing middle". I fear this pattern will lead to a lack of housing diversity (and in turn socioeconomic diversity) in East Point down the road.Can East Point's zoning and permitting be re-visited to encourage developers to build a more diverse array of housing options instead of the typical one-size-fits-all developments that we see going up all around the metro region and that our current zoning codes encourage?
Jonathan DiGioia
01:04:23
I am really interested in this idea of "Missing Middle" explained here: https://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/philosophy
Kirsten Cook
01:11:32
Excellent points and question. We'll make sure to address these in a few minutes!
Alison Johnson
01:18:50
So sorry, my internet crashed
Heather Fatzinger - Full Circle
01:19:16
No worries!
Suzanne Burnes
01:19:17
No worries, Alison - I’ll cue you back up in just a moment!
Kirsten Cook
01:38:37
Can East Point's zoning and permitting be re-visited to encourage developers to build a more diverse array of housing options instead of the typical one-size-fits-all developments that we see going up all around the metro region and that our current zoning codes encourage?
Tsedey Betru
01:40:56
SB- can you ask about how coalitions circumvented any state barriers- state laws that prevent certain benefits tied to numbers or local requirements, and that pre-empt local law
Suzanne Burnes
01:45:51
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Aaron Goodman | City of Detroit
01:49:05
State of Michigan did attempt to do some preemption legislation - but I'm not sure that they had a big impact on our ordinance.
Suzanne Burnes
01:50:14
https://polco.us/s4d8ff
Kirsten Cook
01:50:26
Thank you, Aaron, Alison, and Veronica!!
Heather Fatzinger - Full Circle
01:50:37
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Suzanne Burnes
01:50:46
(678) 841-0317
Veronica Cummings
01:50:47
Thank you for welcoming us to this space, and good luck!
Nathaniel Smith
01:50:51
Thank you panelists!!!!!
Aaron Goodman | City of Detroit
01:51:34
Thank you for having us and good luck! Looking forward to seeing how everyone's efforts progress
Saabir Lockett
01:51:37
Tank you all!
Taylor McClain | PSE (she/her)
01:51:39
Thank you so much to this group! Have a good rest of your evening everybody.