News article: “Teardown problem requires creative thinking”

Maurie Cohen shared the following article with us:

The Princeton Council has recently retained a consultant to review local land-use regulations due to mounting concern about residential teardowns throughout the community. The early stages of this process will be critical because this is when the scope of the problem will be framed and possible remedies will be prefigured. Construction fees and zoning reform are absolutely essential, but we should not lose sight of the larger picture.

Despite appearances, the teardown phenomenon does not spring solely from tacit collusion among avaricious developers, mercenary home sellers, and complicit municipal administrators. Comprehensive assessment requires acknowledgement of three issues.

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