Session will explore prevailing development patterns in communities and present masonry ordinances as a long-term planning solution for these communities.
Session will present results of an empirical study by the University of Michigan's Taubman School of Architecture and Planning on masonry ordinances. The study tests the following hypothesis: The imposing of masonry ordinances, by setting standards for construction quality, will enhance the durability and aesthetic value of local properties, increase the attractiveness of the local community and thus benefit both local residents and local business.
The study examines research questions regarding the impact of masonry ordinances on housing price effects, housing cost effects, local community impacts and local business impacts.
In addition, the session will present the latest RSMeans market data regarding material costs in the housing market.