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The Impact of a Masonry Ordinance on the City of Slidell, Louisiana

The Impact of a Masonry Ordinance on the City of Slidell, Louisiana

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    • The Impact of a Masonry  Ordinance on the City of Slidell,  Louisiana  How strong is your vision?  Can you see  your community 20 years from now?
    • City of Slidell, Louisiana 
    • Why a Masonry Ordinance in Slidell? • Key Issues in Slidell (2004) Concerns about lack of attractiveness and architectural  variety of new buildings Construction quality of multi‐family was becoming  undervalued  Shortened economic life of real estate assets   Need for hurricane resistant materials and building codes   Desire for continued and sustainable growth
    • Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
    • Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
    • Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
    • Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
    • Policymakers with vision choose to make a difference Martin Bruno, FAICP Planning Director,   The Honorable Ben Morris, Mayor of Slidell  and other forward thinking policy makers  choose to enhance their community  planning through the adoption of a  masonry ordinance.
    • Policymakers plan  for the future of Slidell “The planning commission knew the ordinance would have to  protect against Mother Nature. We were looking for the most  durable product to put in the ordinance and brick is what is going  to stand up over the years” “To my colleagues in the AICP planning community, I recommend  utilizing masonry ordinances to build cities for the future—instead  of just for the here and now.” Planning Director, City of Slidell, Martin Bruno  
    • Facts About Slidell’s Masonry Ordinance Multi‐family Housing Requirement 75% Brick requirement City‐wide ordinance Developed and passed in six months Passed City Council 9 to 0 on 9/28/04
    • Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
    • Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
    • Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
    • Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
    • Recognition in APA Publication
    • Housing Unit Growth in Slidell, LA  Slidell, LA Housing Units 1999 to 2006 250 200 Total Units 150 100 Unit Total 50 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Year
    • Population and Housing Unit Growth  in Slidell The population of City of Slidell continues to grow at a faster  rate than communities in the New Orleans MSA The City of Slidell had a population growth rate of 5% from  2000 to 2008 The New Orleans MSA had an overall growth rate of ‐15% from  2000 to 2008 The City of Slidell had a housing unit growth rate of 13% from  2000 to 2008 while the New Orleans MSA had a housing unit  growth rate of ‐19 % during same period. Conclusion: The adoption of masonry ordinances results in  continued quality growth, and does not restrict growth
    • Hurricane Study  An Important Consideration for  Community Safety
    • Impact of Brick Veneer Structures to  Hurricane Debris* Similar wall construction – Brick veneer (4 inch nominal solid brick) – Fiber‐cement siding – Vinyl siding (no insulation in siding) *Study conducted at the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center  at Texas Tech University
    • Hurricane Study Objective Determine the resistance of typically constructed residential brick veneer walls to hurricane- generated missiles
    • Fiber‐cement Siding 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 34 mph
    • Vinyl Siding 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 34 mph
    • Brick Veneer 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 55 mph
    • Hurricane Study Results Perforation Material Speed, mph 1/2 in. OSB Sheathing 22 Fiber-cement Siding 25 Vinyl Siding 25 Brick Veneer >79
    • Hurricane Study Conclusions Perforation speed of a 4 in. nominal brick veneer wall is in excess of 79 mph for a 9 lb hurricane design missile –Brick veneer meets requirements for high velocity hurricane zones in the Florida building code –Brick veneer meets requirements for enhanced protection of ASTM E 1996
    • Hurricane Study Conclusions Brick veneer provides: – Greater than minimum  performance found in  building code  requirements – Safety for home and  business occupants • Missile impact – Reduced property  damage from high wind  events – More durable buildings
    • Slidell, LA policymakers have left a legacy of  sustainability, safety, and economic growth….. 
    • What Legacy Do You Want to Leave  Your Community? • A sustainable, livable, and  • A declining and unsustainable  prosperous community for future  community different from one  generations that you wished to leave behind