We support housing for people—not for cars. In a city where more than 5,000 homeless individuals were served by the Community Shelter Board in just one year, building housing for people should take priority over building housing for personal vehicles. When you think about it, aren’t garages just little houses for personal vehicles? While they…… Continue reading We support housing for people—not for cars.
An introduction to “gentle density”
An introduction to “gentle density” Paraphrased and summarized from a 2019 Brookings Institution Report by Alex Baca, Patrick McAnaney, and Jenny Schuetz. Increasing density isn’t always about building high. There’s ample untapped land in neighborhoods that can be repurposed for housing, creating unique and better-matched housing opportunities for diverse populations, including aging baby-boomers. Adding units…… Continue reading An introduction to “gentle density”
About single-family zoning
All about single-family zoning Before zoning, individual property restrictions were one of the only instruments to control land use. When power-brokers and municipalities learned that zoning could legally restrict land use, separating preferred uses from “nuisance” uses, nearly every major city in the country adopted a zoning code. Today the effect of zoning neighborhoods as…… Continue reading About single-family zoning
Five Fun Reasons for Having More Neighbors
Five Fun Reasons for Having More Neighbors There are so many reasons to want more neighbors in your community. Aside from the potential of meeting the love of your life through a pup-to-pup meet-cute at the park, more people will bring vibrancy and diversity to Central Ohio. 1. You could meet your future spouse. 2.…… Continue reading Five Fun Reasons for Having More Neighbors
An explanation of the “missing middle” of housing
An explanation of the “missing middle” of housing Missing Middle Housing is a concept used to describe a range of multi-family or clustered housing types that are compatible in scale with single-family neighborhoods. Missing middle housing is intended to meet housing demand in walkable neighborhoods by responding to changing demographics and providing housing options at…… Continue reading An explanation of the “missing middle” of housing
Old Time Columbus had a lot more neighbors!
Old Time Columbus had a lot more neighbors! Are you old enough to remember heading down to Lazarus to see the Christmas display? Or getting lunch at one of more than ten dining options in the store? If you are, then your fond memories reflect a downtown with more than 20,000 people living there! Today,…… Continue reading Old Time Columbus had a lot more neighbors!