Michigan To Halt Sprawl With Smart Growth Plans

Developers warn that new measures will increase housing costs.

December 25, 2002, 9:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

"After decades of rapid development away from Michigan's cities, bipartisan momentum is building in Lansing for tighter growth controls at the outer reaches of suburbia.Gov.-elect Jennifer Granholm and key Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature share 'Smart Growth' agendas to preserve farmland, redevelop crumbling cities and intensify land use cooperation among Michigan's many local governments...The builders argue that most land use reforms would infringe on property owners' freedoms and drive up housing costs."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Sunday, December 22, 2002 in The Detroit News

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