The Sensible Land Use Coalition brings together
public and private sector land use professionals to
collaborate on policy decisions and exchange information and best practices.
Relevant Content  •  Valuable Networking  •  CE credits


Next Program:

May 23, 2018, Brookview Golden Valley


Size: Does it Matter?


Do smaller lots advance both private and public sector goals?


There may be a disconnect between market forces and regulatory requirements for minimum density. If smaller lots can meet public sector goals, why do some cities resist?

This program will discuss the nexus between lot size and:

  • Demographic changes and preferences (What do today’s buyers want?)
  • How cities have advanced regulatory changes
  • Design Standards (setback, height, etc.)
  • Development costs and preservation of natural features
  • Potential for creating more affordable housing (Should they be required?)


Hear a panel discussion with prepared questions for the speakers:

  • Rick Packer, Gonyea Homes
  • Tina Goodroad, Dayton Planning and Development Director/City Administrator
  • Rachel Juba, Hugo Planner
  • Paul Heuer, Pulte Homes of Minnesota
  • Eden Spencer, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, Director of Single Family Housing


From the public perspective, learn how Dayton and Hugo are implementing changes and what effect those changes are having in the marketplace.


From the private perspective, learn how the development community is responding/reacting to minimum density changes.


From the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation. learn how to add affordability to housing with the smaller lots.

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