Families With Children Need Not Apply?

Of all the people moving into the new 80-unit Broadway condominium in Falls Church [Virginia], only one is expected to be a school-age child.
May 25, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Under an agreement that reflects the growing alarm over school costs in Washington's suburbs, the city gave the developer a significant incentive not to attract families with kids: If the building is occupied by more than eight schoolchildren, the developer must pay $15,000 a year for each child above the cap. A census will be conducted annually for five years to determine whether the limit has been breached, and the developer is liable for as much as $225,000 during that period.This novel cash-for-kids deal is, depending on who is talking, either a common-sense means of containing spiraling education costs or a discriminatory swipe at parents with young children."

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

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Published on Saturday, May 24, 2003 in The Washington Post
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