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Editorial Board: The Suburbs Need to Make Room for New Residents
The editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune is making the case for infill development in suburban communities.
The editorial is written to support a campaign announced recently by the Salt Lake Chamber to develop affordable housing around the Wasatch Range region. Tony Semerad provides news coverage of that campaign in a separate article.
Included in the editorial, however, is this pointed response to development opponents who set no growth stances as the rule:
Residents perform an important civic duty when they question new developments. They are one-time decisions with far-reaching effects. But they can’t draw a line in the sand. We will double the population in the Salt Lake Valley in the next 30 years. The valley can’t get bigger, only denser.