Re: Truly affordable cohousing
From: Brian Bartholomew (
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 09:15:31 -0700 (PDT)
> One cohousing project recently was stopped by protests from
> neighbors who objected to the potential impact on the neighborhood's
> quality of life. Too much density = too much traffic for existing
> roads -- a lot of NIMBY.

Exactly.  The lack of affordable housing is *entirely* a consequence
of zoning and building codes.  The expense of construction technology
has nothing to do with it.

Proof: nobody can point to any lot within 10 miles (bike commute) of a
population of 150,000 or more (jobs), that allows "evolving
campground" incremental construction methods.  There are none.  Zero.

Affordable housing has been explicitly banned in the US, anywhere and
everywhere that is close to city jobs and mass transportation.


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