Are Growth Plans Being Ignored?

A new study shows that development projects are often approved at density levels much lower than general plans call for.
May 23, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Public pressure and changing housing markets are prompting cities in Ventura County to ignore their own long-range plans for development and build far fewer dwellings than allowed, a trend that could cause a severe housing shortage by 2020, a new study of local growth patterns has found... The study, to be released today, concludes that so-called general plans — the supposed blueprints for city growth — fail to reflect political and market realities and are not reliable predictors of how many homes will probably be built within 10 local cities."

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Published on Friday, May 23, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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