Social Policy Versus Good Development

A successful developer that has helped breath life into the downtown Los Angeles housing market is strongly opposed to affordable housing requirements.
June 7, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Geoff Palmer is the urban trailblazer who helped inspire an upscale housing boom in the city's long-neglected core. Palmer 'deserves a tremendous amount of credit for helping to turn downtown around,' said David Zoraster, a downtown real estate specialist... The 53-year-old developer has chafed at social housing rules imposed on builders by City Hall and has described some supporters of such measures as 'poverty pimps.'"

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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