Editorial Board: The Suburbs Need to Make Room for New Residents

Utah has generally made room for single-family homes in the past, but the Salt Lake Tribune thinks its time for new plans as the state faces demographic changes and worsening affordability.
July 3, 2018, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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.

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Published on Monday, July 2, 2018 in The Salt Lake Tribune
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