Play ‘Game of Zones’ in Roseville

Terms like “setback,” “floor area ratio” and “variance” are well known to city planning staff and developers, but start using this jargon with any person on the street and you will get a glassy-eyed stare in return. “Game of Zones” helps people understand how zoning code determines whether we have homes for everyone. Join Do Good Roseville and the Roseville Housing Network on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Autumn Grove Park Building, 1365 Lydia Ave. W., Roseville, for the game.

Working together with a neighbor or two, your team gets a parcel of land, families to house on that parcel and building materials. Based on the zoning requirements, can you create enough housing for the families? Give it your best shot and take it to the planning staff for review. With a roll of the die, you might find your project has neighborhood support or that you face a lawsuit. The team able to house the most people within the game’s time wins

Space is limited to 40 people and registration is required. Sign up at or email

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