California APA Annual Conference "Shaping Our Future"

October 7, 2018
San Diego, CA


KMA will be well-represented at the upcoming California APA Conference being held in San Diego, October 7-10.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of APA California, the California Chapter of the American Planning Association, an organization which helped spearhead the national planning movement.   KMA's Paul Marra and Michael Tactay will not only be in attendance at the conference, but will also be teaching an all day pre-conference session relating to development economics, while Paul will also be speaking on a panel of experts relating to TOD planning.  Both sessions allow participants to earn CM credits.  

Paul and Michael are teaching the pre-conference session entitled “Real Estate Financial Pro Formas and Fiscal Impact".  The session provides participants valuable hands-on experience in the understanding of real estate development economics, an essential part of the planning process.   Participants will learn to evaluate economic issues such as development feasibility, fiscal impact, and economic development potential.  

Paul is a Speaker at the Conference Session entitled “Staying the Course: Planning for TOD in Communties with Unfavorable Market Conditions”.This session will explore transit-oriented development (TOD) planning in unfavorable markets. Specific focus will be on the recent TOD planning in the City of El Cajon, and in the Euclid and Market area of San Diego, areas where KMA has had significant involvement in the planning process.  This session will question the value of planning for TOD sites where, because of market conditions, implementation may take several decades