‘Upzoning’ in my backyard? California bill won’t turbocharge home building, study says - News Summed Up

‘Upzoning’ in my backyard? California bill won’t turbocharge home building, study says


Garcia called the bill “a modest reform.”“It will make a modest but important impact [on supply] over time,” he said. The report’s findings add to the long-running debate about the merits of allowing more density on the traditionally prized single-family lot, an emblem of the California homeownership dream. AdvertisementUnder the bill, cities must approve up to two units on a lot currently zoned for one single-family house if a property owner asks to do so. The Terner Center did not factor that possibility into its analysis because Garcia said the bill doesn’t explicitly say that’s possible. A lot split also makes it easier for homeowners to finance ADU construction, the Terner Center said.


Source: Los Angeles Times July 21, 2021 23:07 UTC



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