HBA staff and members continue work on Sherwood West Concept Plan and Cooper Mountain Community Plan committees as discussion turns to neighborhood and development types. In addition to the practical requirements and implications of HB 2001 and SB 458, the ”middle housing legislation”, a conversation regarding integrated neighborhoods and communities has started to take shape. The paradigm has shifted from single type zoning opportunities to broader discussions of holistic neighborhoods that contain multiple residential housing types coupled with retail and other commercial development. As a proponent of the middle housing legislation, originally, and in its implementation now, HBA continues to offer guidance to community committees as they grapple with the new legal requirements as well as the practical implications of these laws. As communities plan for UGB expansion or the development of new land within the current UGB, an integral part of the process is community engagement and planning through Technical Advisory (TAC) and Community Advisory (CAC) Committees. Although builder and developer representation on such committees would seem to be a standard practice, that hasn’t always been the case. However, through a proactive approach by HBA, staff and members are now regularly appointed to such committees to offer important feedback. Contact Ryan Makinster at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.