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Zoning Changes for Economic Resilience During and After the Pandemic

Cities can and should look to make changes to the zoning code to support local businesses through this particularly challenging time.
June 25, 2020, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Code Studio has published the second in a series of articles on the ways that cities can use zoning code reform to help businesses begin to thrive post-COVID.

Part two of the series offer four more zoning recommendations, in addition to four recommendations in part one, based on trends and issues identified by the Code Studio team during the pandemic, with more details included in the source article.

  1. Bring back the neighborhood store.
  2. Allow for expanded home-based businesses.
  3. Expand the ability to grow food and raise small animals.
  4. Require more open space – public and private.

The Code Studio team promises a part three and encourages comments for more ideas on how communities can leverage zoning codes for economic benefits in these times of economic and public health uncertainty.

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Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Code Studio
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