Lot Coverage

Everett, WA - houses

Higher Lot Coverage to Boost Density

A proposal in Snohomish County, Washington could raise the lot coverage limits in medium density residential zones to allow for more usable square footage.

February 23, 2021 - The Urbanist

Should Cities Mandate Yards?

In communities across the U.S., setback requirements and lot coverage maximums mandate acres of private open spaces. Eliminating such requirements could produce more affordable and more eco-friendly places, argues Matthew Yglesias.

August 28, 2013 - Slate

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