Development

Development that is architecturally attractive, socially responsible, environmentally sound and inclusive is desirable.  Most people don’t want high-rises built next to one or two-story single or duplex family homes, and in order to have a truly pedestrian friendly city we shouldn’t allow massive buildings to encroach on our city streets and overshadow our sidewalks.  Modestly taller buildings in some areas of our city are appropriate, but we should correct our zoning and ordinances so that they incentivize developers to include an adequate number of affordable housing units in those developments.  Designing high-rise homes that assume less than one vehicle for each unit is negligent and unrealistic.  Let’s have responsible development that improves our city instead of causing hardships for our neighborhoods.