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Posts Tagged ‘height limits’

WATCH: How to Make an Attractive City

WATCH: How to Make an Attractive City

"If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to." Joseph Campbell  

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

"Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, 'smart growth' city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate? ... We show these neighborhoods because we know people will like them and, we believe, [...]

SF Examiner | Ballot proposal would change development process for SF waterfront

SF Examiner | Ballot proposal would change development process for SF waterfront

The Warriors’ planned waterfront arena could be subject to voter approval under a measure proposed for the June ballot. "A ballot measure proposed for the June election would require voter approval if developments exceed existing waterfront [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

"The argument that a limit on building height restricts housing supply and thus leads to higher prices is essentially the same argument made against Portland’s urban growth boundary. In both cases, it’s hogwash: if affordability were closely [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

"If we fail to insist on the kinds of places that people instinctively love, we won’t succeed, and we won’t deserve to, either." Read the entire article at the Atlantic Cities: What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density.

New Urban Network | Cities for People

New Urban Network | Cities for People

The biggest mistake in creating public spaces is to make them too large, Gehl says. His motto: “When in doubt, leave some yards out.” .... That rule has often been disregarded by modernist designers, who tend to make buildings and public spaces [...]

Height Limit Workaround – UPDATE

Height Limit Workaround – UPDATE

On May 17th, City Council held a public hearing on a site review application that would have allowed a three foot violation of the height limit for an accessory structure. After hearing presentations from city staff and the applicant, as well as [...]

City Council Height Hearing

City Council Height Hearing

What: City Council is reconsidering a Planning Board decision to allow an accessory structure to violate the 20-ft maximum height by 3 feet When: Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm (agenda posted online on Friday) Where:  City Council chambers Why: [...]

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

Height Limit Workaround Is Working in Boulder

A few months ago, a new Boulder resident submitted plans to the city for an accessory structure that exceeded the maximum height limit set by our building code.  Rather than have the architect design the structure to comply with existing code, the [...]

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