Join us to learn about and discuss the importance of housing for all! At the Housing Summit, we will share information about local housing data, the social and economic impacts of housing, and innovative strategies for facilitating inclusive growth in the housing market. Lunch will be provided. Be sure to check back for more information as we get closer to the day of the Summit!
Agenda at a Glance:
9:15am: The State of Housing in the City and County of Spartanburg: Using Data to Understand Local Housing Needs
9:45am: Panel on the Social and Economic Impacts of Housing
11am: Housing Strategies for Inclusive Growth
11:30am: Legislative Update
11:45am: Lunch (provided)
12:15pm: Trends in Market Demographics/Housing Supply, MarketNsight
12:45pm: Missing Middle Housing, Opticos Design
1:45: Closing Remarks
Trends in Market Demographics/Housing Supply
John Hunt from MarketNsight will present data illustrating how first-time home-buying millennials and down-sizing baby boomers are more than willing to give up home and lot size in exchange for living closer to amenities. The presentation will include local and national data, and how developers and home builders can use this data to develop competitive products that meet the needs of the community.
Missing Middle Housing
Tony Perez from Opticos Design, a nationally recognized architecture and urban design firm, will share about missing middle home types, which can help build “hidden density” that supports local businesses and public transportation. The presentation will cover benefits and challenges of this housing strategy.
Special thanks to the Spartanburg Housing Summit Planning Committee: City of Spartanburg, Upstate Forever, Spartanburg Housing Authority, SC Community Loan Fund, TD Bank, and United Way of the Piedmont.