Monday, September 19, 2011

Zoning laws

I have become increasingly against zoning laws. In particular, I am against any regulation which puts a maximum on the density in urban areas. This really does make the most sense of any explanation I have heard for why housing prices are so high in cities like San Francisco or New York City. When people cannot build new, higher density, construction they are forced to fight for existing properties. This bids prices way up over the price of construction.

Anyways, here is another article I have come across on this topic.

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