Category Archives: Density

Two new studies challenge notion that upzoning leads to more affordable housing

“The trickle-down and ‘housing-as-opportunity’ school of thought are fundamentally flawed and lead to simplistic and misguided public policy recommendations” – Michael Storper, UCLA and London School of Economics We thought we’d share with you some information about a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Upzoning

CM’s Mosqueda and Gonzalez upset that a supplemental EIS is required delaying vote on more UDistrict upzones. Their only concern: “how fast can you get it done?”

Here’s what happened at the Council’s briefing on more UDistrict upzones held with only 24-hour notice posted over a holiday It’s rare you get to testify before all nine councilmembers and for a whole two minutes no less!  But, in … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, University District, Upzoning

June 11th, Tues 530pm, City Council public hearing on CM O’Brien’s ADU/DADU legislation

And scheduled on 18 June 2019, the Council is expected to hold a full council meeting to discuss amendments and possibly vote on O’Brien’s proposed legislation.   We were asked to alert folks to this important upcoming hearing on Councilmember O’Brien’s … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized, Upzoning

I asked an experienced land use consultant to take me through one outcome of the DADU/ADU legislation

Here’s how David Moehring describes the process by which this new ADU/DADU legislation could lead to condo’izing one or more of the units on a site and selling them at very high prices? 1. Existing home owner has 5000 sq … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods

Central Area residents to hold a “Not for Sale” Yard Sign Making Party and You’re Invited – Saturday 130pm-430pm!

Tired of frequent visits by realtors representing developers, residents of the historic Black community have come up with a novel approach to the problem We learned of this rather unique event residents of the Central Area are organizing for this … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Neighborhoods, racial justice, Upzoning

Councilmembers Gonzalez and Mosqueda level charges of racism against neighborhoods opposing their pro-density agenda; it’s polarizing and 180 degrees wrong

Especially since those bearing brunt of recently approved MHA upzones are communities of color Reprinted from our column in Pacific Publishing News – Carolee Colter and John V. Fox Before voting in favor of the citywide upzones last month accompanying … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, racial justice, Upzoning

Council discussion of CM Herbold’s anti-displacement bill originally scheduled for next week has been postponed

Community leaders say “without passage of Herbold’s bill, our city can’t begin to manage, let alone overcome, homelessness;  our shortage of low cost housing can only grow” Originally scheduled for next week’s City Council Land Use Committee Meeting, April 17th, … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, racial justice, Uncategorized, Upzoning