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Small-lot development rules up for review

Aug 8, 2016

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Today, Aug. 8,  is the last day the public can comment on the most recent round of proposed changes to the city laws and guidelines that apply to the construction of small-lot homes, which are those townhouses that have been popping up all across the Eastside and other parts of the city.  While supporters say the developments have provided much needed housing, opponents say developers and property owners have taken advantage of the law to build projects that are far too large and out of character with existing neighborhoods. The proposed changes, which were prompted by complaints about over-development, would impose more restrictions on these projects.

Some of the changes, for example, would increase the minimum width of a lot to 18 feet from 16 and also require more space between the developments and neighboring single-family homes.  The builders would also be required to follow design guidelines; right now the builders have more leeway to deal with them. Here’s a rundown of some of the major changes:

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