The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership is pleased to present the 2024 Winter/Spring speaker series. The topics and dates are listed below.
Date: March 13, 2024
Meena Jacob, Vice President for Real Estate Development
Date: February 14, 2024
Housing Forward Virginia (HFV) has unveiled their Virginia Zoning Atlas interactive map, offering deep insights into the intricacies of land use policies in the Hampton Roads region. Spanning four months, this project involved an exhaustive analysis of 19 local zoning ordinances, with a staggering 5,523 pages of zoning regulations scrutinized. Among their findings, they report that a mere 3% of the available land allows for mixed-use developments, while 69% of the region is exclusively zoned for single-family homes. Amidst rising housing costs, these findings underscore the demand for more diverse housing options in Hampton Roads. HFV plans to expand the atlas to include other regions, with further developments in Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Petersburg. This tool promises to empower communities to navigate zoning policies and shape the future of housing and development in Virginia.
During this presentation, Eric Mai, co-executive director of HousingForward Virginia, will discuss the development of the Atlas and the implications of its use for local and regional planning.
Eric Mai, Co-Executive Director of HousingForward Virginia
Date: January 11, 2024
Description: We will be joined by Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute and Jenna Davis, PhD student at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University to discuss the relevance of upzoning nationally and at the local level. Bring your questions about the impacts of zoning policies and its effects on neighborhood demographics, building costs and more.
Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute
Jenna Davis, PhD student at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University