Re-Zoning for a Future Population Averse to Single-Family Homes

As demographics shift and housing preferences of younger buyers lean away from single-family housing, much of the single-family-home-zoned areas in Charlotte will need to be rethought, according to this editorial.
February 10, 2011, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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The undeveloped land in the region is mostly slated as single-family housing plots. Some say the area needs to update the zoning of these areas to accommodate a future population that doesn't want single-family homes.

"[C]an the suburbia-loving Charlotte region meet this projected demand for housing that isn't in the familiar, single-family subdivisions? It will be a challenge, for a couple of reasons. First, not-in-my-back-yard resistance to apartment and condo projects is alive and well. Second, in Charlotte almost all never-before-developed land, including farms, was zoned decades ago for single-family subdivisions."

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Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in The Charlotte Observer
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