News and Commentary
Jerusalem Demsas documents the struggle to liberalize zoning in the ‘liberal’ state of Connecticut for Vox.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has introduced a requirement to include below market rate housing in 20% of downtown development units, report Sarah Freishtat and Darcel Rockett in the Chicago Tribune.
Tim Sheehy opines on Montana House Bill 259 in Independent Record, claiming that its ban on inclusionary zoning is not pro-growth and does not free the housing market.
Christian Britschgi argues for Reason that LA’s freeze on affordable unit rents could disincentivize future development.
Antonio Olivo writes in the Washington Post that Fairfax Country, Virginia will ease access to accessory living units.
Erin Baldassari reviews the recent acceleration of the movement to liberalize land use regulations in Californian cities.
Kriston Capps finds that California’s removal of restrictions on accessory dwelling units has resulted in their proliferation.
The White House vision for The American Jobs Plan includes the following call:
“Eliminate exclusionary zoning and harmful land use policies. For decades, exclusionary zoning laws – like minimum lot sizes, mandatory parking requirements, and prohibitions on multifamily housing – have inflated housing and construction costs and locked families out of areas with more opportunities. President Biden is calling on Congress to enact an innovative, new competitive grant program that awards flexible and attractive funding to jurisdictions that take concrete steps to eliminate such needless barriers to producing affordable housing.”