The New Burbs

New greenfield development that requires new road infrastructure is evil, but I can live with this new denser version of the suburbs:

The real question about this is why we aren’t seeing all these new smaller housing units getting built around downtown Bethlehem. Greenfield development is expensive, but often it is cheaper than dealing with all the zoning approvals and demolition restrictions and parking requirements and other government hurdles that come with (re)building in the city core. Central cities should want this development, and they need to have extra friendly development policies so people don’t go building new towns on the shrinking supply of open space.

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