Big Ideas // Tiny Homes: Visit Olympia's ADUs and Tiny Houses
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Big Ideas // Tiny Homes: Visit Olympia's ADUs and Tiny Houses

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Join O-POP for a self-guided tour of ten accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and tiny houses in and around Olympia. Visit some of these homes and contemplate how your neighborhood might benefit from the addition of these cozy dwellings. Talk to residents and owners about their experiences. And, be inspired to support their growth in our community.

Unless already sold out, registration ($10) will be available the day of the tour (cash at the Welcome Center - 108 Cherry Street NE, Olympia) or through Brown Paper Tickets. Tour guidebooks will be available the day of the event to registered attendees.

Photo: Tiny house by Zyl Vardos | Unique Tiny Houses and Art Structures.

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Advocating for Affordable Housing Brick by Brick
Feb
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Advocating for Affordable Housing Brick by Brick

Learn about Seattle’s plan to increase housing choices and affordability in its neighborhoods, obstacles the plan faced, and how citizens advocated for it. Hear about how the Home Fund proposes to increase affordable housing for the most vulnerable here in Olympia.

Speakers:

  • Chris Wierzbicki, Interim Executive Director, Futurewise
  • Erin House, Outreach Coordinator, Futurewise
  • Mike McCormick, Home Fund

 

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Big Ideas // Tiny Homes: ADUs and Tiny Houses in Olympia and Beyond
Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Big Ideas // Tiny Homes: ADUs and Tiny Houses in Olympia and Beyond

Join us for a panel discussion about tiny houses and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). We'll be talking about all aspects of these small homes, from building them to living in them, learning about Olympia's code and national trends along the way.

Moderated by Jill Severn

Speakers

  • Leonard Bauer, Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development, City of Olympia
  • Joseph Becker, Ion Eco Building
  • Chris van Daalen, Education Coordinator, Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
  • Jenn Kliese, Tiny house designer and dweller
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Game Night: Cards Against Urbanity
Apr
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Game Night: Cards Against Urbanity

Have you always wondered what the heck a "bulb out" is? How about "vertical friction"? Yeah, me too, so come up your game with a night of planning geekdom! We'll be gathering at Three Magnets Brewing Company's Barrel Room to play Cards Against Urbanity, a game aimed at irreverently demystifying planning terms. See you there!

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Arts and Healthy Communities: An O-POP Forum
Feb
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Arts and Healthy Communities: An O-POP Forum

How do the arts contribute to vibrant, sustainable, well-designed communities? What can we learn from arts efforts in other places?

Our guest for this forum is Karen Bubb, public arts manager for Boise City Department of Arts and History, and adjunct faculty at Boise State University.

Arrive at 7 pm for conversation and snacks (please bring food/drink to share). Karen's talk begins at 7:30, followed by discussion.

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Olympia New Urbanism Film Festival
Dec
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

Olympia New Urbanism Film Festival

O-POP is partnering with the New Urbanism Film Festival to present a special screening of 2015's award-winning documentary films dedicated to urban planning from the pedestrian perspective.

The festival was founded three years ago by Olympia-native Josh Paget. It has screened over 100 urban planning films over the past three years of festivals hosted in Los Angeles and has traveled to Austin, Buffalo, Dallas, San Diego, Stockholm, and now Olympia.

As Olympia continues to grow, people-oriented planning becomes ever more important. Join us for this important discussion and bring your family and a dish to share. In classic Olympia style, this event is a potluck!

For more information about the New Urbanism Film Festival, visit
NewUrbanismFilmFestival.com

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Downtown Olympia // Opportunities and Obstacles with Architect Ron Thomas
Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Downtown Olympia // Opportunities and Obstacles with Architect Ron Thomas

Join us for a discussion about development—residential and commercial—in downtown Olympia: what's happening now, opportunities for the future, and obstacles to a more vibrant and pedestrian-oriented city center.

Ron Thomas is principal architect at Thomas Architecture Studio, a firm based in downtown Olympia with downtown projects including the Thurston First Bank Building (Franklin Lofts & Three Magnets Brewing Co.), 321 Lofts (multifamily apartments now under construction), and Thurston County Courthouse Feasibility Study.

This event is sponsored by O-POP, a group whose purpose is to make Olympia a vibrant, well-planned city.

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