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Secondary Units - A Zero Sprawl Solution?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
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AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street Oakland, CA
Location Details:
AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Are secondary units AIA "in-law units" the solution to sprawl? Come learn about this new development model that puts additional self-contained homes on the same lot as existing properties.

Panelists Include:

Kevin Casey of New Avenue Inc.

Kevin Casey started New Avenue while an MBA student at the Haas School of Business and has worked full time on the venture since graduating in May 2009. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Anthropology from Fordham University and has researched small business development as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. In addition to working in commercial real estate in New York, he founded and managed a global distribution business operating in 13 countries. Kevin also managed design and deployment of oracle business intelligence systems for Charles Schwab.

Michael Harlock, AIA principal of Michael J. Harlock, AIA

Michael Harlock, AIA is principal of Michael J. Harlock A.I.A. a full service residential architectural firm located in Marin County. Prior to founding his firm, Michael was senior associate, project manager and studio administrator for fourteen years at Whisler Patri Architects and SGPA Architecture & Planning in San Francisco. Over the course of his career, Michael's interests have addressed the built environment at various scales including extensive experience in city planning, site design, and the movement towards a sustainable society.

Debra Sanderson, City of Berkeley Zoning Officer and the Division Manager for the Land Use Planning Division

Topics discussed will include:

The value of second units; to the local community and larger housing needs.
Why they (and related home occupations) are very green and community strengthening.
How current California (and local) law facilitates (or discourages) the production of second units.
Successful architectural solutions; useful prototypes going forward.
How second (or third unit) policies could enliven urban design and help neighborhoods evolve towards a sustainable future.
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 5, 2010 3:25PM
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