Planning for Industrial Uses: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Industrial Land Uses with Non-Industrial uses
Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:15 p.m. CDT
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In the early Twentieth Century, industry typically concentrated at the core of our cities to take advantage of nearby water and rail transportation and workers. With the adoption of Euclidean zoning and greater reliance on road transportation, industrial uses were, and continue to be, sited outside or at the edges of cities and apart from other uses. However, when industrial uses are too far from urban services and population, it becomes difficult or infeasible to serve them with utilities, transit, and other infrastructure in a cost-effective manner. Topeka's case study exemplifies the inherent balancing of land use planning and zoning conflicts on low density residential uses with the benefits of siting an industrial food manufacturing plant closer to the existing urban service area. Wichita's case study will focus on the challenges of infill industrial development in an urban renewal area in close proximity to residential areas with low income and high-unemployment.
Scott Knebel, AICP
Annie Driver, AICP
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