1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Tony Chenhansa <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:53:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Urban Growth Boundaries
>From Clay Carter <Clay.Carter@cclr.org>

I agree that urban affordable housing is not a policy priority, but I'm
sure that you recognize that urban growth boundaries contribute to
affordable housing shortages by reducing the amount of available
developable property and increasing property values (SF's semi-de facto
urban growth boundary - the bay - along with other factors, has
contributed to one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S.).

My point is simply that, while considering measures to curb sprawl, we
must recognize that tools like urban growth boundaries come with
interesting and important challenges to existing urban communities.  How
can we anticipate the impacts upon the housing market that come from
reducing the supply of developable land?  There are many potential


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