NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Becky Trout, reported in The Union, Ideas unveiled for affordable housing, August 25, 2004

The most important paragraphs came at the end of Becky's article, the density bugaboo.
"The consultants found housing developments need to have at least 10 houses per acre to pay for costs and a 10 percent profit. But getting public approval for dense projects is the real challenge of affordable housing and smart development, said Phil Carville, president of Carville Sierra Inc.

He cited the 'enormous ignorance' of the general public who oppose dense housing."
One of the downs sides of high density housing is increased traffic congestion. This increased traffic impacts the whole community. It should be planned for, and solutions built in parallel with the buildout of future high density housing projects.

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