Mansionization

Lakeview, located north of Lincoln Park and adjacent to Lake Michigan, leads the city by a wide margin in residential teardowns over the past five years. Local developers are selling new homes for four times the original price paid.
Feb 3, 2016   Crain's Chicago Business
Portland is tackling a critical but often controversial issue: how to regulate infill development in residential neighborhoods when growth is pushing landowners and developers to build bigger and denser.
Dec 26, 2015   City of Portland
Mansionization, that conspicuous manifestation of the demand for larger homes, is alive and well in Seattle.
Dec 3, 2015   The Seattle Times
An editorial favors one local city's approach to mansionization over another's. When will they ever learn?
Oct 9, 2015   Pasadena Star-News
Luxury condos are often identified as the culprit in urban gentrification, but could it be that teardowns of single family homes that give way to much larger single family homes is a driver of suburban gentrification?
Nov 2, 2014   Chicago Tribune
An uptick in the Los Angeles housing and lending markets has precipitated the return of mansionization. A 2008 citywide ordinance adopted to prevent outsized homes on small residential lots is proving inadequate to the task.
May 9, 2014   Los Angeles Times
In an affluent suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota's first 'residential redevelopment coordinator' works as a buffer between aggressive builders and residents upset about the side effects of mansionization.
Jul 23, 2013   Minneapolis Star Tribune
As cities across the country consider ways to limit teardowns and large home construction in established neighborhoods, Anthony Flint argues that communities should be flattered by "mansionization" and accommodating to this form of smart growth.
Feb 1, 2013   The Atlantic Cities