The Challenge Of Hillside Development

Hillside living in becoming increasingly popular. How do planners write zoning laws that allow hillside development while preserving natural landmarks?
July 21, 2003, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The people who build homes on urban mountains and hillsides want to see unobstructed sunsets and sunrises, twinkling nightscapes, maybe even Eloy on a good day. The people down below want to see the mountains and hillsides. So how do you write zoning and building laws that allow both views, that respect property owners' rights and still preserve some of the Valley's iconic natural landmarks? Planners have struggled to answer that question for years with mixed success."

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Published on Sunday, July 20, 2003 in The Arizona Republic


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