The Soft Sell

The City Can't Require Affordable Housing. Here's What It Can Do

Comments

1
Why not limit the size of new infill homes? 1500 sq. feet.

Who cares what the profits of one group of developers and their cookie-cutter spec homes?

Limit house size & demolitions- create work for home builders who build on contract for a specific buyer & local firms who do a fine, responsible job of remodelling.
2
Ah, yet another 'feel-good' article written by Shelby.
Who could ever disagree with affordable housing anyway?
I'm no Economics Major, but I would think if there were too many over-priced housing units in Portland, the price would fall.
And to Fritz, yeah, 15% may be a reach, but how much does your PERS bank on for you. that we all pay for?
3
Shelby: You should note that this proposal would only apply to the "Central City" (ie, downtown and very close-in Eastside).