Join the staff at CDRPC for a Brown Bag Lunch Series, featuring the Planning Webcast Series. These sessions are approved for AICP Certification Maintenance for live viewing; CDRPC will also offer credit hours to members of planning and zoning boards of appeal. All sessions will be held at CDRPC’s offices at One Park Place, Albany, NY 12205 (Wolf Road, Colonie area). Space is limited; advance registration is required.
August 11, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
A New Tool for Tracking Home and Rental Values in TODs
Theory, research and practice suggest that rental rates and home values in TOD locations have historically experienced greater capital appreciation during periods of economic growth and less downside depreciation during recessionary periods of the market cycle. Until now, homebuyers, real estate investors, asset managers, developers, planners and economic development professionals have experienced difficulty accessing a comprehensive database in a simple, standardized methodology to benchmark month-to-month changes in home values and rental rates in TOD locations. The Renne-Greschner TOD Index solves this problem by offering the ability to view trends in TODs at the national, regional and station-area levels. 1.5 CMs and training hours approved.
August 25, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Finding Common Ground When Regulating electronic Message Centers
On-premise digital signs have demonstrated a proven ability to increase results for those that utilize them for commercial and community-oriented purposes. However, many communities are relatively unfamiliar with this rapidly evolving technology, and have concerns that these kinds of signs will create aesthetic, safety and enforcement problems for their communities. Nearly all stakeholders struggling with digital signs and their regulation often have the same questions, such as: • What really are these digital signs and how do they work? • How is electronic technology evolving? • Is there any way for the community-at-large to actually benefit from them? • How can we strike a balance between allowing businesses to use digital signs without creating aesthetic concerns? • How do we allow them without looking like Las Vegas, or negatively impacting community safety? • How do we regulate them in ways that are understandable and enforceable, without having to hire additional staff? Moderated by James Carpentier, AICP, and presented by Mike Freeborg, principal at Freeborg LLC, the presentation provides practical, solution-focused guidance that can set the foundation for regulations that allow for the opportunity to leverage this technology while protecting community aesthetic values and safety concerns. 1.5 CMs and training hours approved.