To make better use of our infrastructure, reduce traffic, provide a variety of housing types, reduce urban sprawl and minimize tax increases due to continued sprawl, residential densities need to increase in appropriate locations.
How do we change current negative perceptions of increased densities?
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Make them NICE places, with lots of greenery,parks and no intrusive light.
"reduce urban sprawl and minimize tax increases due to continued sprawl, residential densities need to increase in appropriate locations."
Tax increases due to continued sprawl? Really? Shouldn't this be a consideration before areas are annexed? Why are we annexing areas if we can't afford the costs. when our government is obviously not considering this, to make it sound like developers are to blame is not a fair statement.
Residential densities need to increase in appropriate locations? Who decides where an appropriate location is? It should not be the government, rather the people should decide. If there is not demand from the citizens to live in a location, then housing would not be built there.
A low impact method to increase density would be the allowance of granny flats in the back or above the garage in first generation suburb locations. These are the locations where density is low even though support services and civic institutions and retail have been able to establish(Burke St., Miller St.,Marshall St., Martin Luther King Blvd.).
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