Two upcoming virtual education opportunities offer training on the introduction to small-scale housing development.
On February 24th, the City of Eugene will be hosting the first of two virtual education opportunities to promote housing affordability, availability and diversity of type in our community. The trainings are part of a City Council directive to help build middle housing capacity by educating members of the local building industry, community members, businesses and financial partners in the fundamentals of small-scale development.
Small-scale development is a local movement that enables community developers to cultivate neighborhood growth and livability though small-scale housing projects.
In our community, every new unit is crucial to helping meet housing need. These trainings on incremental development are one way the City is assisting in achieving the goals of unit creation for both overall housing supply and income qualified housing supply as defined in the City’s Housing Implementation Pipeline (HIP).
The City has partnered with Incremental Development Alliance (IncDev), a national non-profit organization that helps locals strengthen their communities and neighborhoods with small-scale building projects. Incremental development is a tested approach to cost-effectively preserve existing buildings, strengthen neighborhood blocks, and improve the financial fundamentals of community and neighborhood contexts over time.
The free, public lecture on February 24 will be held virtually from 5:00-6:30pm. Registration is required, and can be completed at this link. The lecture focuses on introducing the concept and scalability of incremental development.
A second event, a seminar, will be held on April 21. The seminar will provide an overview of what incremental development is—the approach, the practice, and its application to common building types and neighborhoods. The City is working with local non-profit, Better Housing Together, to bring these two opportunities to the community.
Event: Lecture on the Small-Scale Development Movement, hosted by Incremental Development Alliance
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Registration link: https://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/events/eugenelecture