Housing Density issues discussed in the Parker Associates August 2016 blog.

Ideal Housing Density and Other Choices

One of the most perplexing issues today for both public and private developers is the ideal density for their community. In New York City and other dense urban centers, we are witnessing higher and higher buildings as new technology permits safe construction at levels over 1,000 feet in height. Buildings even higher are under construction, even for very narrow land sites. Most new super-high buildings are adjacent to strong magnets such as Central Park for housing for the very wealthy. Whereas, in beachfront suburbs, local city councils are pressured into arbitrary height limitations such as 35 feet to exclude high buildings from “marring” the beachfront. What is ideal for your […]

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