Developing Pocket Neighborhoods Workshop

Friday, April 3, 2020 — 9:00 am

Developing Pocket Neighborhoods Workshop
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Early Bird Price for Pocket Neighborhoods Workshop. Networking 8AM-9AM; Course 9AM-1PM. Follow the signs to the 5th floor!
Price: $150.00
Fee: $8.99
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Price: $95.00
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Event Description

Developing Pocket Neighborhoods Workshop

April 3, 2020 9 AM- 1 PM 

This course focuses on developing a pocket neighborhood in your community. Applicable for curious individuals as well as architects, developers, builders, investors, realtors, and other professionals wanting to better understand this highly sought after form of housing. You will learn start to finish how to develop a pocket neighborhood.

Instructors: Will Johnston and Kim Bucciero

Online Course EST 9AM -1PM;

All people attending will get a PDF workbook written and designed by MicroLife Institute 

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Design Theory / Principals of Design 
    • Layers of Separation 
    • Nesting 
    • Layout 
    • Common space 
  • Zoning and Permitting Deep Dive 
    • 5 ways to accomplish
  • Site Development Process
    • Preconstruction:
      • Land Acquisition
      • Due diligence 
        • Survey
        • Environmentals 
        • Engineering 
        • Architectural Design 
        • Site planning 
      • Zoning 
      • Permitting
    • Site Development
      • Clearing & Grading 
      • Infrastructure & Utilities
      • Pitfalls & Problem solving
      • Realistic financial expectations
      • Babysitting 101
  • Timeline 
  • Financing  
    • Budget & Proforma 
    • Lending & Investing 
  • Knowing and Designing to your Market
    • What’s the Market 
    • Community Engagement and buy in from the community
    • Building a better development to attract the right buyers
    • Principles of Co-Housing 
    • Case Studies 
  • Closing Thoughts & Next Steps

At the end of the session you’ll have a better understanding of how and where pocket neighborhoods can be developed, and next steps to bring your dream community to life.


Online Course- $95

All proceeds support MicroLife Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.   Thank you for your support!