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Webinar: Encouraging Neighborhood-Compatible, Residential Infill Development

Thursday, June 21, 2018
12 PM - 1 PM
Credits Available: 1.0 CM – see below
Cost: $35



Registration closes Wednesday, June 20 at 1 pm. Read about training scholarships.

Webinar Overview

Infill development is often seen as a promising approach to meeting the demands for housing in growing communities. Many local governments are taking steps to address the “missing middle housing” gap that often exists between single-family residences and mid-rise, multifamily developments. But encouraging this type of infill residential development carries its own challenges.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will explore different types of residential infill development, including accessory dwelling units (both attached and detached), duplexes, triplexes, townhouses, and cottage housing. The focus will be on steps that local governments can take to encourage infill development that is compatible with existing, single-family neighborhoods. The cities of Olympia and Ferndale will be used as case studies.

Who Should Attend?

Planners, elected officials, attorneys, and other local government staff, as well as anyone who possesses an interest in local planning/land use issues.


Leonard Bauer, FAICP, is the City of Olympia’s Deputy Director for Community Planning and Development. He has served as a planner and a planning director for various local governments in Oregon and Washington and is the co-author of a Land Use Dispute Resolution Handbook. In 2014, Leonard was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Jori Burnett is the Community Development Director with the City of Ferndale. At Ferndale he administers oversight of building, engineering, and planning permit processes, is the staff liaison to city boards and commissions, and contributes to the city’s long-range planning efforts.

Steve Butler, FAICP, is a Policy Manager and Planning Consultant at MRSC. He has been involved in most aspects of community planning for over 30 years, both in the public and private sectors. Steve has served as president of statewide planning associations in both Washington and Maine and was elected to the American Institute of Certified Planner’s College of Fellows in 2008.