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

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  1. 1. 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?
  2. 2. City of Slidell, Louisiana 
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
  5. 5. Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
  6. 6. Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
  7. 7. Multi‐family Housing in Slidell Pre‐Masonry Ordinance
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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  
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
  12. 12. Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
  13. 13. Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
  14. 14. Multi‐family Housing with New  Masonry Ordinance In Place
  15. 15. Recognition in APA Publication
  16. 16. Housing Unit Growth in Slidell, LA  0 50 100 150 200 250 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 TotalUnits Year Slidell, LA Housing Units 1999 to 2006 Unit Total
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Hurricane Study  An Important Consideration for  Community Safety
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Hurricane Study Objective Determine the resistance of typically constructed residential brick veneer walls to hurricane- generated missiles
  21. 21. Fiber‐cement Siding 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 34 mph
  22. 22. Vinyl Siding 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 34 mph
  23. 23. Brick Veneer 9 lb 2 inch x 4 inch timber at 55 mph
  24. 24. Hurricane Study Results Material Perforation Speed, mph 1/2 in. OSB Sheathing 22 Fiber-cement Siding 25 Vinyl Siding 25 Brick Veneer >79
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Slidell, LA policymakers have left a legacy of  sustainability, safety, and economic growth….. 
  28. 28. What Legacy Do You Want to Leave  Your Community? • A sustainable, livable, and  prosperous community for future  generations • A declining and unsustainable  community different from one  that you wished to leave behind

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