|Affordable Housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rod Lambert (rodecovillage.ithaca.ny.us)|
|Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:46:26 -0800 (PST)|
I would not dismiss Brian's post too quickly. As Sharon V. and Kathryn M. suggest there is "grist for the mill" here. As a cohousing designer/builder it's one of my pet peeves. Here at EcoVillage at Ithaca we can attest to the overkill that happens when determining "safe enough" is left to inspection departments. We ended up with a pumphouse that I'm told cost close to 500k!! Being able to push back against arbitrary, costly decisions is essential to affordability. Of course we are, in several ways, safer with the building codes but they often go too far. IMO, The cost of bureaucrats trying to wring the last few deaths out of the building system is long past the application of the law of diminishing returns. (I would bet if you put bureaucrats in charge of mountain climbing they would insist on a handrail all the way to the top of Mount Everest!) And that same money (billions) if applied to making transport systems safer could probably save far more lives - of the approx. 35,000 that die on our highways every year. E.O.R (end of rant) Rod EcoVillage at Ithaca
- Re: Affordable Housing, (continued)
- Consensus [was Affordable Housing Sharon Villines, February 16 2017
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