City Officials Try to Thwart Apartment Buildings

Officials in Reynoldsburg, Ohio are pushing through strict design guidelines with expensive requirements in an attempt to encourage high-end condos over rental apartments.
March 11, 2010, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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"I understand that apartments are where a lot of people get their start," Councilman Doug Joseph said. "But we want Reynoldsburg to be a place where people have a high interest in the community, and we want to encourage more high-value property in the city."

Reporter Elizabeth Gibson notes that cities often encourage home ownership because they believe homeowners feel more invested in their community than renters, though that idea has yet to be proven.

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Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in The Columbus Dispatch
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