This coming Tuesday, City Council will have a “2nd reading” of a proposed new ordinance to allow “co-ops” in single-family residential neighborhoods. It would allow up to 15 “co-ops” per year in single-family residential neighborhoods….This ordinance begins the unraveling of our zoning by enabling the spread of higher density occupancies into single-family neighborhoods. Proponents of this ordinance, by seeking to place higher density occupancies in single-family neighborhoods, are essentially asking the community to give them access to a sector of the housing market that they can’t pay for themselves.
Let’s all break the law — because we can!Many good laws and rules created for the benefit of the community are sometimes difficult to enforce and easy to break. Lawbreakers who know they can get away with it always have a rationalization for breaking the law:
The Attention Homes Project proposed for the corner of 15th and Pine, being pushed by Gardner Capital, a private equity firm, is requesting so many variances and modifications it hardly resembles the underlying by-right uses of the High Density Residential zone (RH-2) where it resides.