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Trends Increasing Public Infrastructure Costs


There are many factors driving development costs.

Key demographic data shows that the U.S. is experiencing the slowest growth rate in 70 years for multiple reasons. This has an effect on development planning and public infrastructure for housing, including smaller dwelling units, smaller residential lots, more accessory dwelling units and multi-family development and more live-work developments. There is also an effect on transportation with the continued expansion of transit systems in urban areas and an increased investment in transportation for elderly and disabled; retrofitting/improving bus, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity within existing residential neighborhoods, particularly in the suburbs; and the expansion of Uber/Lyft-type services and shared vehicles.  

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Mary Jo Dougherty

Mary Jo Dougherty

McGeady Becher P.C.

  • Shareholder at McGeady Becher P.C.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in the areas of special district, real estate and municipal finance law
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Serves on Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Board of Directors
  • Frequent speaker on public finance and development at conferences and continuing legal education seminars
  • J.D. degree, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
Kathy Kanda

Kathy Kanda

McGeady Becher P.C.

  • Special Counsel, McGeady Becher P.C.
  • Represents special districts utilizing variety of public finance mechanisms in complex development projects
  • Serves on Colorado Health Facilities Authority Board of Directors
  • Prior career in state government working on tax, natural resource management and land use policy initiatives and programs
  • Selected to 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star list
  • J.D. degree, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives

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