Evaluating Height-affordability Trade-off

City to consider allowing taller buildings in exchange for more affordable housing downtown.
January 22, 2004, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The city commission will consider changes to downtown building rules that officials hope will draw condos that will sell in the low $100,000s and still be close enough for residents to walk to a downtown job. One of those changes would allow taller buildings downtown. "But the taller buildings will cast longer shadows on downtown pedestrians, a trait some planners say is out of character with some of the great cities of world, where a clear of view of the sky is treasured. And it may dump more traffic in congested downtown, though city officials say many people will need to drive less."

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Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in Palm Beach Post


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