|Re: Affordable Housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Brian Bartholomew (bartholomew.brianyahoo.com)|
|Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:56:31 -0800 (PST)|
To keep costs low, the project I was involved in wanted swales, no curbs, no sidewalks, few streetlights. The city required curbs, sidewalks, fancy streetlight poles. The difference pushed estimated per-unit price from $125K/unit to $215K/unit, which was unaffordable. Other expensive permit requirements included: all building footprints had to be approved up front, which then required them all to be built inside two years and paid for up front with a big mortgage, preventing planning for possible future reduced circumstances. Residents could not live on site in a trailer or RV while building. Repeal all the site permit requirements unrelated to fire, sewer, wind hazards and houses might be buildable for $50K. Brian
- Re: Affordable Housing, (continued)
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